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  • 'This madness must stop,' U.N. chief says after Gaza refuge shelled

    'This madness must stop,' U.N. chief says after Gaza refuge shelled
    Once again, a place of refuge proved a deathtrap. At least two explosions rocked a boys’ school in the southern Gaza city of Rafah that had been designated as a United Nations shelter for Gazans fleeing days of fighting. Palestinian officials said...
  • Capture of Israeli soldier dims any talk of Gaza cease-fire

    JERUSALEM An agreed three-day cease-fire collapsed Friday only 90 minutes after it went into effect when Hamas militants attacked Israeli soldiers working to demolish tunnels in the Gaza Strip, killing two and apparently kidnapping a third, the Israeli...
  • Apparent capture of Israeli could vastly complicate cease-fire effort

    Apparent capture of Israeli could vastly complicate cease-fire effort
    A day that was supposed to have marked a tentative first step toward peace between Israelis and Palestinians instead signaled a precipitous slide back into full-on warfare. A hard-won truce collapsed within two hours Friday after the Israeli military...
  • Israelis see echo of Gilad Shalit in new seizure of a soldier in Gaza

    TEL AVIV, Israel When word went out Friday that Hadar Goldin, a 23-year-old second lieutenant in a squad dismantling tunnels in the Gaza Strip, had been captured by Hamas-affiliated gunmen, one name immediately came to Israeli minds: Gilad Shalit, the...
  • Israel has to keep Hamas from rebuilding once Gaza fighting ends

    Israel has to keep Hamas from rebuilding once Gaza fighting ends
    Determined to avoid a repeat of the fighting in the Gaza Strip, Israel is seeking to build support for having an international force take charge of preventing the Palestinian militant group Hamas from rearming once the conflict is over. One sticking...
  • 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....
  • Don't fence me in

    At last, an Obama administration official has come out in favor of a fence. He promises it will bring security to people on both sides of the border. Unfortunately, Philip Gordon, National Security Council coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa...
  • Hamas keeps up rocket attacks after Israel agrees to cease-fire

    Israel's Cabinet on Tuesday accepted an Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire with Hamas, but the militant group rejected the offer, putting a pause in the week-long armed conflict that has killed nearly 200 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip at risk. Prime...
  • Egypt proposes cease-fire plan for Israelis and Palestinians

    Egyptian mediators proposed a plan late Monday to halt a weeklong artillery exchange between Israelis and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip that has taken at least 175 Palestinian lives and sent millions of Israelis scrambling for cover from more than 1,...
  • Israel must yield to pressures from US and adhere to international law

    SAN FRANCISCO Israel must yield to pressures from the United States and to the dictates of both international law and basic morality, and immediately desist its destruction of the Gaza Strip. There is simply nothing that justifies slaughter of innocent...