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  • Israel vows to cripple Hamas' Gaza forces, possibly with ground troops

    Israel vows to cripple Hamas' Gaza forces, possibly with ground troops
    Israel warned Wednesday that its offensive in the Gaza Strip would intensify in coming days as rockets launched by Hamas militants penetrated deeper than ever into the Jewish state and Israeli airstrikes killed more than two dozen people in the seaside...
  • Hamas rockets land deep in Israel; 23 killed in Gaza bombardment

    Hamas rockets land deep in Israel; 23 killed in Gaza bombardment
    At least 23 people were killed across Gaza, Palestinian officials said on Wednesday, by a bombardment Israel said may be just the start of a lengthy offensive against Islamist militants whose rockets struck deeper than ever before into Israel. Israelis...
  • Israel launches military offensive on Gaza Strip

    Israel launches military offensive on Gaza Strip
    Palestinian militants fired dozens of rockets from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel on Monday evening, officials said, as the Israeli military sent more forces to the border and called up army reservists in the escalating crisis. Israel said early...
  • Kidnapped Israelis shot 10 times with silenced gun: U.S. lab

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Three Israeli teenagers who were abducted by Palestinians in the occupied West Bank last month were shot at least 10 times with a silenced gun in what appeared to be premeditated killings, a U.S. official involved in the...
  • End the killing: Israelis and Palestinians must come to terms

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Tuesday, July 8: The Israeli-Palestinian situation is approaching the point where the United States and other countries must ask how long can this destructive course continue before...
  • Religious extremists are scuttling prospects for Mideast peace [Letter]

    Religious extremists are scuttling prospects for Mideast peace [Letter]
    Freedom of religion, as well as freedom from religion, is crucial to the stability of all countries. Arming religion with lethal weaponry plus public funds is a very bad idea ("A dangerous turning point in Israel," July 7). The Israel-Palestine conflict...
  • Jerusalem Film Fest Postpones Opening Night in Wake of Israeli-Palestinian Hostilities

    TEL AVIV -- As rocket alert sirens continued to ring out throughout Israel on Wednesday, staffers at the Jerusalem Film Festival made a last-minute call to postpone the festival's opening night events, originally scheduled for Thursday evening at...
  • U.S. calls on Israel, Palestinians to de-escalate Gaza tensions

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday urged Israel and the Palestinians to de-escalate tensions in Gaza and expressed concern for the safety of civilians on both sides as Israel pressed a campaign of air strikes and militants kept up...
  • Israel confronts 'moral crisis' after burning death of Arab teen

    JERUSALEM The arrest of six Jews on suspicion of burning to death a Palestinian teenager prompted calls Monday for soul-searching in Israel, with critics saying the country needed to take a hard look at racial hatred spreading among young Israelis...
  • Florida lawyers fired for calling Palestinians 'swine,' 'cockroaches'

    MIAMI (Reuters) - Two South Florida public defenders were fired Tuesday after making inflammatory remarks on social media about Palestinians allegedly celebrating the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June. In one Facebook post...
  • Israel blasts Gaza in major escalation; air raid sirens sound in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv

    JERUSALEM Israel launched a fierce air and sea offensive across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday following a wave of rocket launches by the militant group Hamas, pounding targets across the coastal enclave in a barrage that killed 23 people and injured more than...