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Gaza Fighting Intensifies as Cease-Fire Falls Apart

Israel bombards Rafah after soldier disappears amid Gaza ceasefire collapse

• More than 50 Palestinians killed following truce-breaking tunnel clash with Hamas •Fate of Lieutenant Hadar Goldin unclear as Hamas military says it does not know his whereabouts<p>• Follow the latest developments in our live blog<p>Fighting broke out with renewed ferocity in Gaza on Friday as Israeli …

Israeli officer's capture in Gaza could prove to be a pyrrhic victory for Hamas

Palestinian groups see captures as a strategic weapon to help redress military imbalance, but latest is likely to prolong fighting<p>It looked like a significant gain for Hamas when a senior official claimed that fighters had captured an Israeli officer near the Gaza Strip town of Rafah, in an …

Gaza militants 'seize Israeli soldier' as ceasefire ends

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1097000/1097958_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1512527566_6afe3d93cc7e1a154eb7f9e5022d40a3<p><b>Israeli forces are searching for a soldier believed captured, as a 72-hour truce with Hamas in Gaza collapsed just hours after it had begun.</b><p>The …

7 Things to Consider Before Choosing Sides in the Middle East Conflict

Are you "pro-Israel" or "pro-Palestine"? It isn't even noon yet as I write this, and I've already been accused of being both.<p>These terms intrigue me because they directly speak to the doggedly tribal nature of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. You don't hear of too many other countries being …

Humanitarian cease-fire set in Mideast conflict, but will the peace last?

After weeks of fighting and hundreds of deaths, some semblance of peace may be coming to the Middle East -- at least temporarily.<p>U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Thursday that an unconditional humanitarian cease-fire will begin at 8 a.m. Friday in …

Israel to continue Gaza offensive despite pressure for ceasefire

Diplomatic efforts continue with hopes for progress in talks resting on meetings expected to take place in Egypt on Thursday<p>Israel's security cabinet decided to continue military operations in Gaza on Wednesday night, ignoring international pressure for an immediate ceasefire after Hamas rejected a …

White House condemns shelling of U.N. school in Gaza

The White Housecondemned the shelling Wednesday of aUnited Nationsschool in Gaza, issuing a carefully worded statement that avoided any mention of where the shells came from, despite the strong likelihood that it was Israeli fire.<p>The U.S. "condemns the shelling of a UNRWA school in Gaza, which …

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Israel intensifies Gaza attacks after Netanyahu warning

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1097000/1097065_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518115022_edd755a873c71faae59718e3470aa21e<p><b>More than 100 Palestinians are said to have been killed as Israel intensified its bombardment of Gaza and a ceasefire proposal was rebuffed by …

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Chinese hackers steal Israel’s Iron Dome missile data

Hacking group previously linked to hacks on US defence contractors steals detailed missile schematics<p>A Chinese hacking group has been accused of stealing data from Israel’s billion-dollar Iron Dome missile system.<p>The state-sponsored Comment Crew hacking group, thought to operate out of China, was …

Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military says it has struck militant sites in the Gaza Strip in response to repeated rocket fire toward Israel.<p>The military hit what it described as "significant terror infrastructure" early on Thursday. It followed three mortars fired from Gaza at Israel the previous …

Ending Cease-Fire, Israel Resumes Gaza Offensive

Peering Into Darkness Beneath the Israel-Gaza Border

Lufthansa to resume flights to Tel Aviv on Saturday

Hamas wary of Israeli truce extension; Gaza death toll tops 1,000

A brief lull in fighting Saturday sent Palestinians in the battered Gaza Strip flocking to shops and banks and surging into devastated neighborhoods to search for missing relatives and recover belongings.<p>Wails arose and the stench of death hung in the air as scores of bodies were pulled from under …

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Israel Extends Cease-Fire in Gaza, a U.N. Request Rejected by Hamas

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>The remarks by Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, the …

Gaza residents find 130 bodies during cease-fire

It was a day to take stock of the damage, search for the missing and bury the dead.<p>At 8 a.m. Saturday, guns fell silent across much of the Gaza Strip for a 12-hour pause in fighting between Israel and<p>Hamas. Palestinians surged into devastated areas to see what remained of their homes and recover a …

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Israel says soldier missing in Gaza confirmed dead

Gaza Sides Agree to Lull but Truce Efforts Stall

West Bank Rises, Tens Of Thousands Join Largest March Since Last Intifada

Amid the ongoing Israeli assault on Gaza, the West Bank has risen.<p>Tens of thousands of Palestinians marched with President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement from the West Bank city of Ramallah toward Jerusalem to protest Israel's war on Hamas in Gaza, which has claimed the lives of nearly 800 …

Palestinians killed in West Bank Gaza solidarity march

<b>At least two Palestinians have been killed and 200 wounded in the West Bank during protests against Israel's campaign in Gaza, officials say.</b><p>About 10,000 protesters marched from Ramallah towards East Jerusalem, where they were met by Israeli forces.<p>At least 15 people died and scores were injured …

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