Israeli airstrike brings down 12-story Gaza apartment tower

Aug 24, 2014

Israeli airstrike brings down 12-story Gaza apartment tower

Israel bombed an apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the 12-story building in an unprecedented strike, while Hamas kept up heavy rocket fire that sent more Israelis fleeing border areas close to Gaza. The violence signaled that a speedy resumption of ...

Hamas says it killed 18 suspected Gaza informers to deter leaks

Aug 23, 2014

Hamas says it killed 18 suspected Gaza informers to deter leaks

Militants in the Gaza Strip on Friday gunned down 18 alleged spies for Israel in an apparent attempt to plug security breaches and deter others, a day after Israel killed three top Hamas military commanders in an airstrike likely guided by collaborators. In one ...

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 ...

Palestinians voice cautious optimism as Gaza truce holds

Aug 15, 2014

Palestinians voice cautious optimism as Gaza truce holds

Palestinian officials voiced cautious optimism Thursday, hinting at progress in Egyptian-mediated negotiations with Israel to bring an end to the fighting in Gaza and secure new arrangements for the war-battered territory. But with the sides’ demands still seemingly irreconcilable, that optimism may be premature ...

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 ...