Hamas bars Gaza war orphans from Israel trip

Dec 29, 2014

Hamas bars Gaza war orphans from Israel trip

Hamas on Sunday prevented dozens of children orphaned during its 50-day war with Israel from entering Israeli territory in a pre-arranged trip, organizers and officials said. The week-long visit was planned for 37 children whose parents were killed by Israel in the Gaza Strip ...

Israel strikes Gaza, killing militant after soldier is shot

Dec 25, 2014

Israel strikes Gaza, killing militant after soldier is shot

Israel launched an airstrike in southern Gaza on Wednesday and killed a Hamas militant after a sniper attack on a patrol seriously wounded a soldier, the army and medics said. It was only the second time Israel had struck Gaza since a 50-day war ...

Dec 19, 2014

Israel won't accept 'unilateral' Palestine bid: Netanyahu

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday Israel would never accept the “unilateral” recognition of a Palestinian state, after a draft resolution calling for a final peace deal was submitted to the U.N. In a statement from his office, Netanyahu accused Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas ...

Hamas flies drone over Gaza during military anniversary parade

Dec 15, 2014

Hamas flies drone over Gaza during military anniversary parade

The Islamic militant group Hamas staged a show of strength to mark its 27th anniversary Sunday, with a military parade through Gaza including a flyover by a drone. Founded in 1987 shortly after the start of the first Palestinian intifada, or uprising, Hamas was ...

Palestinians kill four in Jerusalem synagogue attack

Nov 19, 2014

Palestinians kill four in Jerusalem synagogue attack

Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four worshippers in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before being shot dead by police, the deadliest such incident in six years in the holy city. Three of the victims held dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship ...

Oct 13, 2014

U.S. promises $212 million in new Gaza aid, urges peace talks

The United States on Sunday promised $212 million in immediate assistance to the devastated Gaza Strip, while also urging Palestinians and Israelis to resume peace talks. People in Gaza, which borders Israel and Egypt, “need our help desperately — not tomorrow, not next week, ...