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  • Thousands flee as Israel pounds Gaza; death toll climbs on both sides

    Thousands flee as Israel pounds Gaza; death toll climbs on both sides
    At least 50 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers were reported killed Sunday as heaving fighting erupted in the eastern neighborhoods of Gaza City, sending thousands of people fleeing for safety. More than 200 civilians were injured, as Israeli troops...
  • Israel pounds Gaza neighborhood it says is rocket-launching site

    Israel pounds Gaza neighborhood it says is rocket-launching site
    Israeli troops pounded an eastern neighborhood of Gaza City with air and artillery strikes Sunday, trading fire with Hamas militants armed with antitank missiles and rocket-propelled grenades and sending a tide of panicked humanity streaming from the...
  • Trudy Rubin: Awful truth about Gaza: violence won't end soon

    Here's the awful truth about the Gaza war in which Israeli air strikes are matching Hamas rockets number for number. This kind of violence is likely to become the new normal now that both Israelis and Palestinians believe the peace process is over....
  • Local groups involved in rallies supporting Palestine

    On June 12, three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped in Gush Etzion, in the West Bank, as they were hitchhiking to their homes. The Israel Defense Forces began a search for the three teens. In the early days of the investigation, Israel arrested...
  • J Street condemns Hamas, but hopes for peace

    "Israel has not just a right but an obligation to defend its citizens from Hamas' indiscriminant assault on civilians. J Street stands behind Israel in doing this. Period." So said Scott Brockman, the Boca Raton-based Southern Regional director of J...
  • 'It ain't over until the fat lady sings'

    I have just returned from almost a month's vacation a day before my deadline (July 16) for this column. Knowing that I would not have time to write when I return, I composed this column a month ago, long before the violence in Israel and Gaza. However,...
  • Israel holds moral high ground in Gaza

    Israel holds moral high ground in Gaza
    — Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing. Hamas deliberately aims rockets at civilians; Israel painstakingly tries to avoid them, actually telephoning civilians in the area and dropping warning charges, so-called...
  • Gaza death toll reaches 145; U.N. Security Council calls for ceasefire

    Gaza death toll reaches 145; U.N. Security Council calls for ceasefire
    An Israeli air strike on the home of Gaza's police chief killed 18 people on Saturday, Gaza's health ministry said, and Hamas fired the largest salvo of rockets yet on Tel Aviv since the start of the Jewish state's offensive in the Palestinian enclave. ...
  • Israel and Palestinians continue to trade strikes

    Despite a unanimous appeal from U.N. Security Council members, Israel and Palestinian militants traded more airstrikes and rocket fire Saturday, with at least one mosque and a center for the disabled among the latest structures hit in the Gaza Strip....
  • Thousands of Gaza civilians flee after Israeli warning

    Thousands of Gaza civilians flee after Israeli warning
    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Thousands fled their homes in a Gaza Strip town on Sunday afterIsrael warned them to leave before it attacked rocket-launching sites, on the sixth day of an offensive that Palestinian officials said has killed at least 160...
  • First Israeli killed as conflict with Hamas intensifies

    First Israeli killed as conflict with Hamas intensifies
    Israel resumed air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after agreeing to an Egyptian-proposed ceasefire deal that failed to get Hamas militants to halt rocket attacks. The week-old conflict seemed to be at a turning point, with Hamas defying Arab and...