Bloodiest day yet in Gaza war leaves 128 Palestinians dead

Jul 30, 2014

Bloodiest day yet in Gaza war leaves 128 Palestinians dead

Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory’s only power plant and leaving at least 128 Palestinians dead on the bloodiest day of the 22-day conflict. Despite devastating ...

Kerry says he's not worried by criticism in Israel

Jul 30, 2014

Kerry says he's not worried by criticism in Israel

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that widespread criticism of his efforts to win a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas do not worry him and said he will continue to work toward that goal because Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked him ...

Netanyahu warns of prolonged campaign in Gaza war

Jul 29, 2014

Netanyahu warns of prolonged campaign in Gaza war

Israel’s prime minister warned Monday that the country faced a prolonged campaign against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, as the military urged residents in parts of the embattled territory to evacuate ahead of what appeared to be a broadening of the three-week war. “What ...

Israeli Arabs caught in the middle in Gaza

Jul 28, 2014

Israeli Arabs caught in the middle in Gaza

Facing the threat of rocket fire along with the rest of Israel, residents in this central Israeli Arab town have found themselves caught in the middle between Jewish neighbors and their fellow Palestinians who are dying in growing numbers in the Gaza Strip. The ...

Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

Jul 28, 2014

Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday. The failure to reach even a brief humanitarian lull ...

Jul 27, 2014

Destroy Hamas? Worse would follow

A top Pentagon intelligence official warned on Saturday that the destruction of Hamas would only lead to something more dangerous taking its place, as he offered a grim portrait of a period of enduring regional conflict. The remarks by Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the ...

Israel extends Gaza cease-fire for 24 hours, Hamas rejects terms

Jul 27, 2014

Israel extends Gaza cease-fire for 24 hours, Hamas rejects terms

Israel extended a humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza Strip for another 24 hours, but Hamas, which dominates the coastal enclave, said it would only accept the truce if Israeli troops left the territory. Israeli ministers had signaled that a comprehensive deal to end the ...

Israel, Hamas agree to lull but truce efforts stall

Jul 26, 2014

Israel, Hamas agree to lull but truce efforts stall

Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel’s defense minister warned Israel might soon expand its Gaza ground operation “significantly.” Hours after ...

Jul 25, 2014

Japan calls for immediate cease-fire in Gaza

Japan called Thursday for an immediate cease-fire to end fighting in Gaza between Israel and Hamas. Senior Vice Foreign Minister Nobuo Kishi said in a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem that Japan urges all parties to refrain from using excessive ...

15 die as U.N. school in Gaza gets caught in cross-fire

Jul 25, 2014

15 die as U.N. school in Gaza gets caught in cross-fire

A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and children’s clothing scattered in the courtyard. Palestinian officials blamed Israel ...