Israeli soldier thought captured is declared dead

Aug 3, 2014

Israeli soldier thought captured is declared dead

An Israeli soldier the military feared had been abducted by Palestinian gunmen in a firefight that shattered a temporary cease-fire in Gaza has been declared dead, ending what could have been a nightmare scenario for Israel hours after it signaled it plans to scale ...

Aug 2, 2014

Hamas defends Gaza ambush blamed for ending cease-fire

Hamas acknowledged responsibility on Saturday for a deadly Gaza Strip ambush in which an Israeli army officer may have been captured, but said the incident likely preceded and therefore had not violated a U.S.- and U.N.-sponsored truce. The statement by Hamas’s armed wing, the ...

U.S. OKs millions for Iron Dome

Aug 2, 2014

U.S. OKs millions for Iron Dome

The U.S. Congress on Friday rushed through a $225 million bill to support Israel’s missile defense system, with House of Representatives approval coming just before lawmakers began a five-week summer break. The money will go to restocking Israel’s Iron Dome, which has been credited ...

Israeli Army pushes deeper into Gaza in hunt for missing soldier

Aug 2, 2014

Israeli Army pushes deeper into Gaza in hunt for missing soldier

Backed by tank fire and airstrikes, Israeli forces pushed deep into southern Gaza on Friday, searching for an Israeli Army officer believed to be captured by Hamas fighters during deadly clashes that shattered an internationally brokered cease-fire. The apparent capture of the soldier and ...

Israel and Hamas agree to 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire

Aug 1, 2014

Israel and Hamas agree to 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire beginning Friday, during which time there will be negotiations on a more durable truce in the 24-day-old Gaza war, the United States and United Nations announced Thursday. The announcement came hours after Israeli Prime ...

Aug 1, 2014

U.S. sees 'progress' in Gaza truce bid

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has “made some progress” in complicated talks to try to reach a ceasefire in Gaza, his department said Thursday. “We know we’re not there yet. But I think we have made some progress,” said deputy State Department spokeswoman ...

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 ...