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Israel-Gaza conflict: British-Palestinian child treated in Palestinian hospital after being hit by a missile in Gaza

Hala Al Waheidi, born in the UK and from Southampton, was hit by a missile during the conflict but says she wants to return to Gaza<p>Last summer, Hala Al Waheidi, aged 9, was just another Year 2 pupil at the Maytree Nursery and Infant School in Newtown, Southampton, looking forward to the holidays …

Ed Miliband accuses David Cameron of 'inexplicable silence' in row over Gaza

An unseemly row has broken out between Ed Miliband and David Cameron over the crisis in Gaza after the Labour leader claimed the prime minister's "silence" on events was "inexplicable".<p>Downing Street responded with a statement accusing Miliband of "playing politics" as the death toll of …

Dozens die as fighting intensifies in Gaza; children killed at refugee camp

Despite calls for a new cease-fire, fighting intensified in Gaza on Monday and Tuesday morning, with Palestinians saying more than two dozen people died as rockets or mortars struck a refugee camp, a hospital and the center of Gaza City.<p>Eighteen people died as powerful and continuous air strikes …

Gaza toll rises as Israel widens invasion

Benjamin Netanyahu has said that Israel is prepared for a "significant expansion" of the ground invasion in Gaza, after overnight bombardments killed dozens of Palestinians.<p>The Israeli prime minister said on Friday he had instructed the army to "prepare for the possibility of significantly widening …

Children In Gaza Have 'No Safe Place' To Go. Here's How To Help Them

Soon after 5-year-old Noureldin went to bed last week in Gaza City, an air strike flattened his home. Six members of his family were killed as they had tea in the yard.<p>Noureldin, who hasn't "uttered a word" since the incident, is now recovering in al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, according to …

1 in 5 of Gaza dead are children

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — Sobbing and shaking, Ismail Abu Musallam leaned against the wall of a hospital Friday, waiting for three of his …

Israeli cabinet approves Egyptian truce plan

Israel's cabinet has accepted an Egyptian proposal for a ceasefire to end a week of conflict in Gaza that has killed 192 Palestinians, but the Palestinian group Hamas has not officially reacted.<p>The office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the cabinet met on Tuesday morning and accepted the …

Palestinians fear 'no place is safe' in Gaza

<b>Gaza City -</b> Khader Khader had less than one minute to evacuate his home.<p>At 7am on Friday, the 55-year-old was sleeping under the staircase with his five children, when he heard his neighbour scream, "Dr Khader, evacuate! They are going to bomb my house!"<p>At that moment, Khader's seven-year-old son, …

Israeli troops launch first incursion in Gaza

Israeli marines clashed with Hamas gunmen in the first reported ground incursion in the Gaza Strip, after the deadliest night of violence in Israel's latest offensive in which 18 members of the same family were killed.<p>The Israeli army said at least four soldiers were "lightly injured" on Sunday, as …

Here's What Life Is Like For People On Both Sides Of The Israel-Gaza Conflict

As Israel continues its air strikes on Gaza, and Hamas fires rockets into Israel, here's how it affects ordinary people. Sheera Frenkel reports from Israel, and Abeer Ayyoub from Gaza.

'Most Palestinians are really scared' | DW | 12.07.2014

<i>Deutsche Welle: The Israeli army has been flying air strikes over the Gaza Strip for several days. How is that affecting everyday life?</i><p>Riad Othman: …

Study sparks organic foods debate

<b>A new scientific review claims organic foods are higher in nutrients and lower in pesticides compared with conventionally grown varieties.</b><p>Its authors carried out an analysis of 343 peer-reviewed studies looking at the composition of crops and foods.<p>They concluded organic crops had higher levels of …

Can diplomacy end the conflict in Gaza?

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Scores killed as Israeli jets bombard Gaza

At least 81 people, including many children, have been killed in the Gaza Strip in two days of Israeli air raids, as Israel's army mobilised on the border for a possible ground invasion.<p>The Palestinian Ministry of Health said 550 people had been wounded since Israel launched its campaign in Gaza …

Israel troops briefly raid Gaza as offensive rages

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Ignoring international appeals for a cease-fire, Israel widened its range of Gaza bombing targets to civilian …