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NBC Reportedly Pulls Reporter Who Witnessed Child Deaths From Gaza

According to the report, by Glenn Greenwald, NBC executives said the decision was due to "security concerns" as Israel prepares its ground invasion. The attack that left the children dead occurred near the hotel where Mohyeldin and other journalists were staying. However, Greenwald insinuated the …

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Israel ground forces invade Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The heavy thud of tank shells, often just seconds apart, echoed across the Gaza Strip early Friday as thousands of Israeli soldiers launched a ground invasion, escalating a 10-day campaign of heavy air bombardments to try to destroy Hamas' rocket-firing abilities and the …

Egypt proposes Israel-Gaza ceasefire

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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 …

How To Explain The Toxic Atmosphere In Israel And The Occupied Territories

Cursed Victory: A History of Israel and the Occupied Territories. By Ahron Bregman. Allen Lane; 416 pages. To be published in America by Pegasus in May 2015.<p>One of the products of Israel's half-century of military rule is the surfeit of literature it has produced about Jews bullying Arabs. Ahron …

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EXCLUSIVE: Iranian Foreign Minister Calls for 'Immediate End' to Israel's Strikes on Gaza

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Israel-Gaza air assaults continue amid U.S. efforts for truce

The death toll from Israel's aerial offensive over the Gaza Strip climbed past 100 on Friday, as a U.S. effort to forge a truce failed to halt the rockets aimed at Israeli cities and the airstrikes targeting Palestinian militants.<p>In four days of furious bombardment, the Israeli military has struck …

Israel to 'resist international pressure' over Gaza

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Israel suspends police officer over beating of U.S. teen in Jerusalem

Israeli authorities said Thursday that they have suspended a police officer who is accused of beating the U.S. teenager Tariq Abu Khdeir in Jerusalem last week.<p>Amateur video emerged last week showing Israeli police officers holding down and punching 15-year-old Khdeir, a high school sophomore from …

Half of Gaza's dead 'are women and children'

Gaza health ministry says most of at least 81 killed in Israeli air strikes are non-combatants, as missile kills eight watching World Cup semi-final at café<p>They never lived to see the final score.<p>Inside the Fun Time Beach café on Gaza's Mediterranean shore, nine friends and siblings gathered around …

'PEACE IS POSSIBLE' — Obama Writes Israeli Newspaper Op-Ed After Brutal Teen Slayings

"As I said last year in Jerusalem, peace is necessary, just, and possible. I believed it then. I believe it now. Peace is necessary because it's the only way to ensure a secure and democratic future for the Jewish state of Israel," Obama wrote. "Reaching a peace agreement with the Palestinians …

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Israeli, Hamas border attacks escalate

JERUSALEM — Rocket fire escalated Monday across the Gaza border as tension mounted over the deaths of three Israeli teens and last week's revenge killing of a Palestinian teenager.<p>The Israeli army announced it was carrying out airstrikes early Tuesday in the Gaza Strip, calling it Operation …

US cousin of murdered Palestinian: 'I was attacked by Israeli police'

A 15-year-old American high school student, whose Palestinian cousin was abducted and murdered last week, has said that he was brutally beaten by Israeli police in an unprovoked attack amid riots in East Jerusalem.<p>Tariq Abu Khdeir, of Tampa, Florida, was released by a Jerusalem court under house …

Israel arrests 6 in connection with Palestinian teen's slaying

Israeli authorities on Sunday arrested six suspects in connection with the gruesome killing of a Palestinian teenager from Jerusalem, and police seemed to confirm Palestinian suspicions and Israeli fears that the killers were Jewish extremists seeking revenge for the recent slayings of three …

Israeli Airstrikes Hit Gaza Strip as Rockets Continue to Fall

JERUSALEM - Israel's military carried out airstrikes on 10 sites in the Gaza Strip early Sunday, the army said, as tensions remained high following weekend clashes between Israeli police and demonstrators in Jerusalem and Arab towns in northern Israel. The Israeli airstrikes targeted what it said …

Violent protests spread to Israel after burial of Palestinian teen

RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - Violent protests sparked by the abduction and killing of a Palestinian teenager spread to Arab villages in Israel on Saturday, presenting a new challenge to the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.<p>Palestinians carry the body of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu …

Palestinian Teen Mohammed Abu Khdeir Mourned In Tense Jerusalem Funeral

<i>By YOUSUR ALHLOU -- The Associated Press</i><p>JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police clashed with rock-throwing Palestinian protesters in Jerusalem on Friday as thousands mourned at the funeral for an Arab teen who Palestinians say was killed by Israeli extremists in a revenge attack.<p>Palestinian militants, …

Four Rockets Fired at Israeli Town Sderot From Gaza: Officials

Four rockets were fired at Israel from Gaza early Friday, according to Israeli authorities, with one of the missiles intercepted by defense systems and the other two landing in open space. The country and its Palestinian territory neighbor have being exchanging fire in recent days after the kidnap …

Hamas 'ready for Gaza ceasefire' if Israeli raids stop

<b>Hamas has offered to halt its rocket attacks if Israel stops its air raids on the Gaza Strip, the BBC understands.</b><p>A source with the Palestinian militant group said Egyptian intelligence officials had brokered a potential ceasefire, after escalating clashes.<p>Israel says sporadic shelling from Gaza …

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Israeli police on alert before Palestinian teenager's funeral

Israeli police flooded East Jerusalem before the funeral of a Palestinian teenager believed killed by Israelis and the first Friday prayers of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.<p>Mohamed Abu Khdeir, 16, who was kidnapped and found dead on Wednesday, was to be buried in East Jerusalem's Shuafat …

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Palestinian teenager Mohamed Abu Khdeir's abduction 'caught on CCTV' – video

CCTV footage appears to show the kidnapping of Palestinian teenager Mohamed Abu Khdeir in East Jerusalem, before his brutal murder. The 17-year-old's badly burned body was found in a forest on the western side of the city. Palestinian officials believe it was a revenge attack for the kidnapping and …

Father: Body of Palestinian teen to be returned Friday

The body of a Palestinian teen slain in Jerusalem will be turned over to his family on Friday, the boy's father said.<p>Hussain Abu Khedair said Thursday the family expects to be given the body of his son Mohammad after Friday prayers. The father said his 17-year-old son likely will be buried later …

Islam Slimani: Algeria Will Donate Their World Cup Prize Money to Gaza

<b>Updates from Thursday, July 3</b><p>It seems as though the rumours that the Algerian national team would be donating all of their World Cup prize winnings to the people of Gaza may have been the product of a story perpetuated by Twitter.<p>On Wednesday night, a handful of media outlets picked up the …

Lionel Messi Heading for Argentina World Cup Catastrophe, Fears Diego Maradona

If Lionel Messi doesn't receive greater support from his teammates, he will be blamed for Argentina's inevitable World Cup failure, according to Diego Maradona.<p>The iconic 53-year-old, who took control of La Albiceleste's squad during the 2010 tournament in South Africa, believes Messi isn't being …

USA detects a legacy despite elimination in the last 16 once again

On paper, the outcome was no different than it had been four years previously. The USA, just as they did at the last World Cup in South Africa, won a single group game in Brazil, squeezing through to the last 16 before crashing out with an extra-time defeat. Even the 2-1 scoreline was the same.<p>And …

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Fans of architecture and the World Cup games will appreciate this poster series by Portuguese architect Andre Chiote.<p>——————–<p><b>Also worth viewing:</b> <br>World …

Germany set for thriller against well-matched France

While Germany have a slight edge ahead of their quarter-final with France on Friday, France have made a strong come back after their disastrous showing in the 2010 edition and the game is expected to be a thriller between well-matched sides who curiously haven't met in a World Cup since …