Aug 12, 2014

U.N. names panel to investigate alleged war crimes in Gaza

The United Nations on Monday named three experts to an international commission of inquiry into possible human rights violations and war crimes committed by both sides during Israel’s military offensive in the Gaza Strip. William Schabas, a Canadian professor of international law, will head ...

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 ...

Aug 8, 2014

Gaza war may be a taste of the future

by John Lloyd

The latest war between Israel and Hamas is further testament to the historical fact that Israel's forefathers had to conquer the land that today's Israelis dwell in and ferociously defend. Is there hope of finding a lasting settlement with the Arabs?

Aug 7, 2014

Israelis on Gaza border fear threat from tunnels isn't over

Many Israelis living on the Gaza border were unconvinced by their military’s announcement that its mission was accomplished in a nearly monthlong campaign aimed at ending rocket strikes and tunnel infiltration. Israel’s government, they said, had taken too long to deal with the underground ...

In Gaza Strip, deaths become part of daily life

Aug 7, 2014

In Gaza Strip, deaths become part of daily life

The airstrike that crushed the Najam family home in the Jebaliya refugee camp set in motion a grim but increasingly familiar process as the Gaza war claims victim after victim. A search through the rubble for bodies and body parts. Relatives claiming the dead ...

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 ...

Aug 6, 2014

Jordan circulates revised, Palestinian-backed U.N. resolution on Gaza

Jordan circulated a revised U.N. resolution Tuesday calling for a permanent cease-fire in Gaza and condemning “all violence and hostilities against civilians.” Jordan’s new U.N. ambassador, Dina Kawar, said the draft resolution, backed by the Palestinians and Arab nations, was submitted to the Security ...