Aug 26, 2014

Hamas mortar attacks trigger Israeli exodus from Gaza border

Tens of thousands of Israelis have fled their homes along the border with the Gaza Strip, reflecting growing fear and frustration over the war with Hamas and the Palestinian mortar fire raining down on their communities. With the school year fast approaching, the government ...

Hamas says it killed 18 suspected Gaza informers to deter leaks

Aug 23, 2014

Hamas says it killed 18 suspected Gaza informers to deter leaks

Militants in the Gaza Strip on Friday gunned down 18 alleged spies for Israel in an apparent attempt to plug security breaches and deter others, a day after Israel killed three top Hamas military commanders in an airstrike likely guided by collaborators. In one ...

Aug 20, 2014

Gaza war rages on; Hamas says Israel tried to kill its military chief

Israeli airstrikes killed 11 Palestinians in Gaza, including the wife and infant son of Hamas’ military leader, Mohammed Deif, in what the group said Wednesday was an attempt to assassinate him after a cease-fire collapsed. Accusing Israel of opening a “gateway to hell,” Hamas ...

Israel orders negotiators home as Gaza truce collapses, fighting erupts

Aug 20, 2014

Israel orders negotiators home as Gaza truce collapses, fighting erupts

A cease-fire in the Gaza Strip collapsed on Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing rockets into Israel, prompting Israeli airstrikes that health officials said killed a woman and a young girl. Accusing Gaza Islamists of breaking the truce, Israel promptly recalled its negotiators from talks ...

As Gaza war subsides, a battle over how it is investigated begins

Aug 19, 2014

As Gaza war subsides, a battle over how it is investigated begins

Even before starting work as chairman of a U.N. human rights commission investigating the Gaza war, Canadian law professor William Schabas has been vilified as an apologist for Iran who is incapable of setting aside his perceived anti-Israel bias. Full-page adverts have been taken ...

Aug 11, 2014

Israel, Palestinians observe new truce; longer accord sought

Israel and Gaza Strip militants began to observe another Egypt-brokered truce, giving negotiators time to craft a more enduring accord after a month of violence in the Hamas-ruled territory. Palestinian envoys attending truce talks in Cairo agreed to the Egyptian proposal, Hamas’s official Al-Rai ...

In Gaza, dispute brews over civilian vs. combatant deaths

| Aug 9, 2014

In Gaza, dispute brews over civilian vs. combatant deaths

In the grisly math of the Israel-Hamas war, conflicting counts of combatants and civilians killed in the Gaza Strip are emerging — with the ratio perhaps more important to shaping international opinion of the monthlong conflict than any final toll. The U.N. and rights ...

Israel says it arrested suspect in killing of three teenagers

Aug 6, 2014

Israel says it arrested suspect in killing of three teenagers

Israeli authorities said Tuesday they had arrested a Palestinian suspected of being involved in the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June. Hussam Kawasme, a 40-year-old resident of the West Bank city of Hebron, was arrested on July 11 in connection with ...