Jul 20, 2014

Israel to expand Gaza ground offensive: army

Israel’s army said Sunday it was expanding its ground offensive against the Gaza Strip as the bloodiest conflict since 2009 entered its 13th day with a death toll of over 360. “This evening, the ground phase of Operation Protective Edge expands as additional forces ...

Israeli troops uncover Gaza tunnels as death toll reaches 325

Jul 19, 2014

Israeli troops uncover Gaza tunnels as death toll reaches 325

Israeli troops uncovered more than a dozen cross-border tunnels and battled Gaza militants on the second day of an open-ended ground operation Saturday as the Palestinian death toll climbed to 325 and diplomats scrambled to revive cease-fire efforts. The Israeli military said it had ...

1 in 5 of Gaza dead are children

Jul 19, 2014

1 in 5 of Gaza dead are children

Sobbing and shaking, Ismail Abu Musallam leaned against the wall of a hospital Friday, waiting for three of his children to be prepared for burial. They were killed as they slept when an Israeli tank shell hit their home, burying 11-year-old Ahmed, 14-year-old Walaa ...

Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce

Jul 18, 2014

Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce

The heavy thud of tank shells, often just seconds apart, echoed across the Gaza Strip early Friday as thousands of Israeli soldiers launched a ground invasion, escalating a 10-day campaign of heavy air bombardments to try to destroy Hamas’ rocket-firing abilities and the tunnels ...

Jul 18, 2014

Israel launches ground offensive into Gaza

Iraeli forces on Thursday launched a ground offensive in the Gaza Strip, the military said. The operation came after 10 days of intense fighting between Israel and the Islamic militant Hamas, in which Israel hit more than 2,000 targets in Gaza and Hamas launched ...

Israel agrees to 'humanitarian' pause in Gaza bombardment

Jul 17, 2014

Israel agrees to 'humanitarian' pause in Gaza bombardment

Israel agreed to implement a five-hour “humanitarian” pause in its nine-day-old bombardment of Gaza that has killed more than 200 Palestinians, including four boys struck on a beach Wednesday by shells fired from a navy ship. Israel said it would hold its fire Thursday ...