André Leitão

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Reporter Interrupted By Live Rocket Fire In Gaza

A reporter in Gaza had to take cover after rocket fire went off right by him during a live report on Thursday.<p>One second, FRANCE 24's Gallagher Fenwick was talking about the "growing humanitarian crisis" in Gaza, and the next, he was ducking for protection from a powerful and bright blast. Fenwick …

Israel strikes university in Gaza City

Israeli aircraft have struck a major university and other targets in the Gaza Strip as troops continued their military campaign on the Palestinian enclave for a 26th day.<p>A large part of the Islamic University in Gaza City was damaged by Saturday morning’s air strike.<p>Glass from broken windows and …

Times of Israel Issues Grovelling Apology After Publishing 'Abhorrent' Blog Pondering Genocide In Gaza

<i>The Times of Israel</i> has issued a grovelling apology after publishing a disturbing blog post explicitly endorsing genocide against the Palestinian …

Gaza truce over, Israel soldier captured, 70 dead in Rafah shelling

JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) - Israel will go on fighting Hamas in the Gaza Strip even after the army completes its core mission of destroying the cross-border tunnels used by Palestinian militants to attack its territory, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday.<p>As Israeli television showed …

Gaza: British MPs demand tougher action over Israeli bombardment

David Cameron and Ed Miliband have been urged by senior MPs within their own parties to demand more forcefully that Israel stops its bombardment of Gaza.<p>In a significant intervention, Margot James, a No 10 policy board adviser and parliamentary aide to William Hague, has written to the new foreign …

Israeli Defence Forces video claims to show Hamas firing rockets from civilian areas

Israeli Defence Forces release a video which claims to show 12 examples of Hamas rockets being fired from highly populated areas as Israel come under fire for the increasing civilian death toll in Gaza<p>This video released by the <b>Israeli</b> Defence Force (IDF) claims to show 12 examples of Hamas firing …

Israel

Gaza crisis: Israel releases 'aborted airstrike' video

The Israeli military says it is carefully selecting targets in Gaza, and has released footage of an airstrike being aborted because of children in the area.<p>The high number of civilian causalities has been criticised by both the UN and the US.<p>Since Israel began its offensive in Gaza on 8 July, 1,400 …

Middle East

Gaza conflict: Israel and Hamas begin 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire

A tense ceasefire has officially come into effect in Gaza after Israel and Hamas agreed to a 72-hour pause in their three-week conflict. The United States and United Nations brokered the temporary truce to allow for humanitarian relief and bring both sides to the table for talks on a longer-term …

Israel, Palestinian militant groups agree to 3-day Gaza truce

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 …

Gaza conflict: David Cameron says genuine peace deal becoming 'impossible'

Prime Minister says Israel's conflict with Hamas means two-state solution beginning to look 'impossible'<p>Israel's conflict with Hamas is making it "impossible" to agree a "genuine peace deal", David Cameron has said in what is the UK's most trenchant intervention yet in three-and-a-half weeks of …

Israel

Israel to resume Gaza operation

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1097000/1097760_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524691432_c8cd484c664ea4edccb67a703aa77002<p><b>The Israeli military has resumed operations in Gaza, saying Hamas broke a planned 72-hour ceasefire just hours after it had begun.</b><p>Palestinian sources …

Gaza civilian death toll raises questions among military training experts

Experts ask whether poor soldiering skills and tactics are to blame, or if avoiding civilian casualties is just not a priority<p>• Follow the latest developments in Gaza<p>The persistently high civilian death toll in Gaza has raised questions among military analysts and humanitarian law experts over the …

Lucky Escape as Israeli Shell Fails to Explode

Palestinians look at an unexploded Israeli shell that landed on the main road outside the town of Deir Al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip on Friday, as a cease-fire that went into effect only hours earlier crumbled.

Gaza

Israeli 2nd Lt. Hadar Goldin Feared Captured in Gaza: Military

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - An Israeli soldier was feared captured in Gaza on Friday as a three-day cease-fire brokered by John Kerry collapsed after less than two hours.<p>In a statement, the Israel Defense Forces said "initial indication" suggested that 2nd Lt. Hadar Goldin, 23, had been seized while …

Israel

IDF: Israeli soldier abducted during cease-fire

Gaza conflict in pictures: 72-hour ceasefire ends after only a few hours - Telegraph

Abduction Is Hamas’s Most Terrifying Weapon

The favored tactic of Israel’s enemies in Gaza has been the abduction of soldiers who could be traded for Palestinian prisoners. On Friday, Hamas …

Gaza's Future Unclear After Cease-Fire Ends Just Hours After it Began

The optimists in this part of the world went to sleep last night feeling vaguely hopeful, or at least relieved. The pessimists woke up and said, “I …

Gaza: a brief return to normality – and then war returns

Shops opened and children played, but ceasefire broke and so did Gazans' hope that latest conflict with Israel would end soon<p>At 8am on Friday morning, moments after the ill-fated ceasefire came into effect, Ishaq Hissi walked down to the waves lapping the beach in Gaza City. He took a small net, a …

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__=1527323076_00f9acbd24d14fe9d68913a365af5acc<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 …

Israel

Gaza conflict: Israel calls up 16,000 more reservists as US supplies army with ammunition

Israeli call-up comes in face of intense international pressure to curtail operations in Gaza, where more than 100 Palestinians died on Wednesday – but US agrees to provide Israel with new ammunition supplies<p>Israel mobilised 16,000 additional reservists on Thursday to bolster its forces waging …

Cease-fire fails in 90 minutes

The latest attempt at a cease-fire in Gaza disintegrated Friday before it ever really took hold amid accusations that Palestinian militants killed two Israeli soldiers and captured one.<p>Blaming Hamas and its militant allies for the attack on the soldiers, Israel resumed shelling of what have been …

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's Network Of Tunnels Is A Major Hole In Israel's Defenses

Israeli officials say the country's deadly ground offensive won't end until its soldiers destroy a vast network of Hamas tunnels the militants use to try to attack Jewish communities outside the Gaza Strip.<p>Three more soldiers died Wednesday when explosives detonated as they uncovered one of those …

A U.N. School Is No Refuge as the War Worsens in Gaza

Marco Longari—AFP/Getty Images<p>Oliver Weiken—EPA<p>Marco Longari—AFP/Getty Images<p>Oliver Weiken—EPA<p>Mohammed Abed—AFP/Getty Images<p>Marco Longari—AFP/Getty …