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  • Israeli airstrikes kill 54 in Gaza as violence and recriminations mount

    JERUSALEM Civilian casualties mounted in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday as Israel intensified its airstrikes on targets across the territory in an escalating offensive against the Islamist group Hamas. The militant faction, which controls Gaza, deepened its...
  • 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...
  • Critics blast Israel for strikes on Gaza houses that claim civilian lives

    JERUSALEM The civilian death toll in the Gaza Strip continued to climb Thursday as Israel pressed its aerial campaign there against Islamist militants, targeting the homes of suspected operatives in intensifying bombardments across the coastal territory....
  • 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...
  • Israel strikes on Gaza continue; death toll climbs

    JERUSALEM Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip on Saturday leveled a mosque and hit a home for the disabled, killing two handicapped women in an intensified bombardment that accompanied diplomatic efforts to mediate a ceasefire with the Islamist group...
  • Attacks and drift in the Mideast

    Attacks and drift in the Mideast
    The best news out of the Mideast — or the least worst news, given the circumstances — might be Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's declaration that he is outraged by the brutal murder of a Palestinian teenager. In a phone call Monday...
  • Israel declares slain Arab teen 'victim of terrorism' as it indicts 3 in his death

    JERUSALEM Israeli authorities on Thursday formally charged three Jewish suspects with kidnapping and burning to death a Palestinian teenager in revenge for the abduction and slaying of three Israeli teens in the West Bank. The indictment revealed details...
  • Israel and Hamas go back to fighting after 5-hour truce ends

    Israel and Hamas go back to fighting after 5-hour truce ends
    Fighting resumed in the Gaza Strip on Thursday after a short and mostly observed humanitarian truce expired, with a fresh volley of rockets from militants and airstrikes by the Israelis amid a flurry of unconfirmed reports a comprehensive cease-fire was...
  • Israel sends troops into Gaza after cease-fire talks fail

    JERUSALEM Israeli infantry and armored forces launched a ground push into the Gaza Strip on Thursday night, escalating an offensive against the Islamist militant group Hamas after efforts to broker a cease-fire failed to achieve a breakthrough. The...
  • U.S. urges 'precise operation' from Israel in Gaza ground campaign

    U.S. urges 'precise operation' from Israel in Gaza ground campaign
    Israel launched a Gaza ground campaign after 10 days of bombardments from the air and sea failed to stop militants' rocket attacks, stepping up an offensive that already has taken a heavy toll in civilian lives. Israel signalled the invasion would be...
  • Gaza humanitarian ceasefire largely holds, full truce proposed

    Palestinians rushed to shops and banks on Thursday during a five-hour humanitarian ceasefire that largely held, and an Israeli official said Egypt had proposed a permanent truce that would start on Friday. But there was uncertainty about prospects for a...