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  • Israeli troops and tanks move into the Gaza Strip

    After 10 days of Israeli airstrikes and rocket attacks by Palestinian militants, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered ground troops into the Gaza Strip on Thursday night, escalating an exchange of fire that has claimed more than 240 lives,...
  • Casualties mount as Israel presses its ground offensive in Gaza

    Casualties mount as Israel presses its ground offensive in Gaza
    Thousands of Israeli troops, backed by tanks, warplanes and gunboats, pressed deeper into the Gaza Strip on Friday as Palestinian militants returned fire with rockets and mortar rounds and terrified residents hunkered down in their homes. Israel...
  • Israeli ground forces push deeper into Gaza Strip

    Shells slammed into densely populated neighborhoods. Families wept over bloodied corpses and medical workers rushed to keep up with the wounded Friday as Israeli forces hunted rocket launchers and tunnels that Palestinian militants use to strike Israel....
  • 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...
  • Abbas-led Palestinian body backs Hamas truce demands in Gaza

    Abbas-led Palestinian body backs Hamas truce demands in Gaza
    GAZA/JERUSALEM - The Palestinian decision-making body led by President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday endorsed demands by Hamas for halting Gaza fighting with Israel, a move that may help Egyptian-mediated truce efforts. With Israeli and U.S. encouragement,...
  • 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...
  • Why Israel and Hamas need each other

    Why Israel and Hamas need each other
    — In her fascinating book "A History of God," Karen Armstrong posits that people believe in God because God "works for them." That is to say, God is compelling because the idea of a divine being serves a useful purpose in people's lives. That...
  • A Gaza solution: demilitarization

    A Gaza solution: demilitarization
    The key to ending the current battle between Hamas and Israel — and preventing more fighting in the future — is the demilitarization of Gaza. Simply put, Hamas without rockets is not the same Hamas. That solution, though seemingly...
  • As Gaza death toll rises, so do diplomatic efforts to end the crisis

    As Secretary of State John F. Kerry embarks on his latest Mideast mission, seeking to stem the escalating carnage in the Gaza Strip, he also wades into a complicated secondary fray: the enmity between Egypt and its regional rivals Turkey and Qatar....
  • Israel pounds Gaza, says ceasefire is 'not near'

    Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, saying no ceasefire was near as top U.S. and U.N. diplomats pursued talks on halting fighting that has claimed more than 600 lives. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held discussions in neighboring...