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Gaza conflict: US and UN condemn new Gaza violence

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Israel-Gaza conflict - August 1 as it happened

The Foreign Office is playing down reports that a soldier thought to have been captured by Hamas fighters in Gaza is a British-Israeli, as a 72-hour truce comes to an end after less than three hours. All the latest news here<p><b>• FCO says "no information" that captured soldier is British-Israeli</b> <b><br>• Hamas</b> …

REVEALED: Israel Bombed A Secret Syrian Chemical Weapons Facility One Year Ago Today

<i>@RamiAlLolah is a Middle East watcher, activist, and political analyst who has previously published insider information about Israeli strikes inside Syria.</i><p>Friday marked the first anniversary of one of the biggest air strikes that has been conducted inside Syria, and particularly in the country's …

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Destroy Hamas? Something worse would follow: Pentagon intel chief

ASPEN Colorado (Reuters) - A top Pentagon intelligence official warned on Saturday that the destruction of Hamas would only lead to something more dangerous taking its place, as he offered a grim portrait of a period of enduring regional conflict.<p>Defense Intelligence Agency director U.S. Army Lt. …

Shocking Photos Of Destruction In Gaza As Thousands Return Home During Truce

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A brief cease-fire Saturday in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas militants allowed thousands to return home to see the destruction.<p>Palestinians walked through the concrete rubble that once used to be homes, collecting what keepsakes they could recover. Some openly …

Gaza militants launch big rocket salvo at Israel

Hamas announces ceasefire as Israeli military resumes Gaza operations

Hamas has announced a 24-hour ceasefire in Gaza from 2pm local time on Sunday, just hours after Israel resumed its military operation following fresh rocket fire. There was no immediate response from Israel to Hamas's move.<p>"In response to UN intervention and considering the situation of our people …

Israeli military resumes Gaza fighting, says Hamas ignored truce

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli military started fighting again in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, saying Hamas militants had ignored a 24-hour, humanitarian ceasefire requested by the United Nations.<p>An Israeli soldier checks his weapon atop a tank near the border with Gaza July 27, 2014. …

Hundreds ignore ban in Paris to protest Israeli offensive in Gaza

PARIS (Reuters) - Pro-Palestinian protesters clashed with police in central Paris on Saturday when thousands of marchers defied a ban by French authorities to rally against Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip.<p>Protesters throw projectiles in Place de la Republique during a banned demonstration in …

The Long History Of The Gaza Tunnels

During the current round of fighting in the Gaza Strip, Kareem, a 40-year-old Palestinian, witnessed a Hamas tunnel exposed.<p>"There is a chicken coop near us," said Kareem, who lives on the eastern edge of Gaza City, bordering on farmland. "We know it's a chicken coop."<p>But an Israeli attack, which …

As Israel Fights Hamas in Gaza, Egypt Plays the Peacemaker Once Again

John Kerry, the beleaguered U.S. Secretary of State, arrived in Cairo Monday to try and broker another cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas, …

Israel Launches Gaza Ground Invasion

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Israel, Hamas agree to temporary cease-fire

A brief respite from the violence in Gaza appeared imminent Wednesday after both sides agreed to a U.N-requested temporary cease-fire.<p>"Factions of the resistance have agreed to accept the offer of the UN regarding a 'field calm' for 5 hours from 10 AM until 3 PM (local time) Thursday for …

Dems seek gains with women in birth control loss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats suffered what looked like a difficult setback on birth control Wednesday, but they hope it pays big political …

Witness to a shelling: first-hand account of deadly strike on Gaza port

The first projectile hit the sea wall of Gaza City's little harbour just after four o'clock. As the smoke from the explosion thinned, four figures could be seen running, ragged silhouettes, legs pumping furiously along the wall. Even from a distance of 200 metres, it was obvious that three of them …

Israel warns Gazans to leave homes as Hamas urged to accept cease-fire

Israel and Hamas agreed Wednesday to a five hour cease-fire in order to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza, following a request from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.<p>The Israeli military said in a statement Wednesday that it would hold its fire for five hours starting at 10:00 a.m. local …

Ukraine crisis: US prepares to break step with Europe over Russia sanctions

After weeks of lobbying European allies to inflict economic pain on Russia over its meddling in Ukraine, the Obama administration imposes tough new sanctions to go it alone against Moscow<p>The US imposed serious unilateral economic sanctions against Russia after failing to convince European leaders …

Israeli Cabinet to consider cease-fire

The Israeli Cabinet will meet early Tuesday to consider a cease-fire proposal that could provide a possible breakthrough in the ongoing crisis.<p>The proposal, put forward by Egypt, calls for all sides to cease hostilities in Gaza. It also calls for the opening of border crossings, once the security …

Egypt launches initiative to halt Israel-Palestinian conflict

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Egypt launched an initiative on Monday to halt fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants, proposing a ceasefire to be followed by talks in Cairo on settling the conflict in which Gaza authorities say more than 170 people have died.<p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin …

West Bank clashes erupt during protest against Israeli offensive in Gaza

Israeli Security Cabinet to Vote on Cease-Fire Proposed by Egypt

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will convene a meeting with his security cabinet on Tuesday to vote on a cease-fire proposal from Egypt …

Muslims Call For Boycott Of White House Iftar Over Gaza Conflict, NSA Spying

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is expected to highlight the contributions of Muslim Americans to U.S. society at the annual White House Iftar on Monday evening, a tradition dating back to 1996 in which Muslims break their fasts during the holy month of Ramadan in the company of administration …

Man convicted in Dead Sea Scrolls case sentenced to two months in jail

A man convicted of using digital-age tools to impersonate and malign his father's academic rivals on the ancient subject of the Dead Sea Scrolls was sentenced Monday to two months in jail after the state's highest court tossed out some of his convictions – and with them, a state …

A knock on the roof, then another Gaza home destroyed by Israeli missile

In a side street in Gaza's Shati camp, an Israeli warning missile has just "knocked on the roof" of Alaa Hadeedi's house, filling the road with a thin mist of smoke. A few ambulances have rushed to the scene and are waiting 100 metres or so from the house. Behind them, a crowd of wary neighbours …