Israeli airstrike kills three Hamas commanders in Gaza

Aug 21, 2014

Israeli airstrike kills three Hamas commanders in Gaza

Israel killed three senior Hamas commanders in an airstrike on the Gaza Strip on Thursday, the clearest signal yet that Israel is intent on eliminating the group’s military leadership after a failed attempt on the life of its top commander this week. Hamas, which ...

Aug 20, 2014

Gaza war rages on; Hamas says Israel tried to kill its military chief

Israeli airstrikes killed 11 Palestinians in Gaza, including the wife and infant son of Hamas’ military leader, Mohammed Deif, in what the group said Wednesday was an attempt to assassinate him after a cease-fire collapsed. Accusing Israel of opening a “gateway to hell,” Hamas ...

As Gaza war subsides, a battle over how it is investigated begins

Aug 19, 2014

As Gaza war subsides, a battle over how it is investigated begins

Even before starting work as chairman of a U.N. human rights commission investigating the Gaza war, Canadian law professor William Schabas has been vilified as an apologist for Iran who is incapable of setting aside his perceived anti-Israel bias. Full-page adverts have been taken ...

Aug 14, 2014

Israel, Hamas weigh Cairo offer as truce deadline looms

Egyptian mediators raced Wednesday to pin down a long-term cease-fire between Israel and Hamas to prevent more fighting in the Gaza war when the current truce expires at midnight. The two sides were considering an Egyptian proposal that partially addresses their demands, but deep ...

Aug 13, 2014

Israel's Gaza blockade to be challenged

Pro-Palestinian activists said Tuesday they would send ships this year to the Gaza Strip to try to breach Israel’s naval blockade, repeating an action that four years ago ended with Israeli marines boarding a vessel and killing nine Turks. The Freedom Flotilla Coalition, made ...

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 ...