Jul 15, 2014

Israel accepts Egypt's Gaza truce proposal

Israel’s Security Cabinet on Tuesday accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal, a government spokesman said, after a week of the deadliest violence in and around Gaza in years. “The Cabinet has decided to accept the Egyptian initiative for a cease-fire starting 9 a.m. today,” Ofir ...

Egypt proposes cease-fire between Israel, Hamas

Jul 15, 2014

Egypt proposes cease-fire between Israel, Hamas

Egypt presented a cease-fire plan Monday to end a week of heavy fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip that has left at least 185 people dead, and both sides said they were seriously considering the proposal. The late-night offer by ...

Jul 15, 2014

Britons, Romanians evacuated from Gaza

Britain, Romania and Sweden on Monday announced dozens of evacuations from Gaza amid violence in the region. British Foreign Secretary William Hague said 27 British and their Palestinian dependents left Gaza late Sunday through Israel to Jordan. Romania’s foreign ministry said 84 citizens living ...

Gaza rockets hit Israel despite military push

Jul 14, 2014

Gaza rockets hit Israel despite military push

Israel says its punishing air assault on Hamas militants, their property and their weaponry has delivered a devastating blow to the Islamic militant group. Yet rocket fire at Israel has continued almost unabated. The military says that due to years of generous Iranian shipments, ...

Gaza crisis: haven't we been here before?

Jul 14, 2014

Gaza crisis: haven't we been here before?

If the Israel-Hamas fighting feels like a rerun, that’s because it is. This is the third round of Hamas rockets and Israeli airstrikes since the Islamic militant group seized control of the Gaza Strip in 2007. And issues each time seem much the same: ...

Gazans flee the north fearing a major Israeli onslaught

Jul 14, 2014

Gazans flee the north fearing a major Israeli onslaught

Israel intensified its campaign against Gaza Sunday, warning Palestinians in the north to flee after marines mounted a ground attack, as diplomatic efforts to halt the bloodshed intensified. World powers prepared to meet over the spiralling bloodshed as the Palestinian death toll from the ...

Israel defies U.N. truce call in Gaza; first ground assault reported

Jul 13, 2014

Israel defies U.N. truce call in Gaza; first ground assault reported

Israeli marines mounted a first ground assault on Gaza early Sunday, further escalating a deadly six-day offensive hours after the U.N. Security Council unanimously called for a cease-fire. As world powers prepared to meet in Vienna over the escalating conflict, the Palestinian death toll ...

Hamas media war targets Israelis and Palestinians

Jul 13, 2014

Hamas media war targets Israelis and Palestinians

by Sara Hussein

The music video opens with Palestinian Hamas fighters in fatigues building, transporting and then firing rockets at Israel — but the triumphant lyrics are being sung in Hebrew, not Arabic. “We prepare a generation of warriors who cling to death like the enemy clings ...

Gaza families bear brunt of Israel's 'pinpoint strikes'

Jul 13, 2014

Gaza families bear brunt of Israel's 'pinpoint strikes'

by Noah Browning

The Israeli military’s “pinpoint strikes” on houses in the Gaza Strip have killed whole families and children but few of the wanted men they are meant to target because they have long made themselves scarce, Palestinian residents say. After five days of cross-border barrages ...