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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 …

Gaza 'faces precipice' as death toll passes 1,400

The death toll in Gaza has topped 1,400, with more than 40 people dying after another day of intense Israeli bombardment from air, sea and land.<p>The toll is now greater than in both previous rounds of fighting between Israel and Hamas. Israeli military losses are also significantly …

Gaza civilian death toll raises questions about Israeli military training

The persistently high civilian death toll in Gaza has raised questions among military analysts and humanitarian law experts over the quality of training of Israeli gunners and their rules of engagement in such heavily populated areas.<p>The questions were given new urgency after a UN-run school was …

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 …

Innocent and Gone: Israeli Strike on Gaza Kills Four Children

GAZA CITY - The terrible human toll from the nine-day Gaza conflict was laid bare Wednesday when four Palestinian boys from the same family were killed as they played football on a beach.<p>Three other children were wounded – one of them critically - in the attack, which appeared to be from Israeli …

Shelling kills four boys on Gaza beach; Israel, Hamas set five-hour truce

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli shelling killed four Palestinian boys on a Gaza beach on Wednesday, an incident the military called tragic, and Israel and Hamas said they would cease attacks for five hours on Thursday for a humanitarian truce requested by the United Nations.<p>Palestinian militants …

In bustling Tel Aviv, Israelis feel strain of war

Sitting in the shade in the leafy park that takes up most of Tel Aviv's Sderot Ben Gurion, Nir Kalfen and Gilad Woltsovich, both 32, epitomise most of what the world thinks about the impact of 10 days of war on the bulk of Israeli cities.<p>The cafes dotted at each intersection are packed with young …

Israel strike kills four boys on Gaza beach as 'humanitarian ceasefire' announced

Israel will observe a six-hour 'humanitarian ceasefire on Thursday after a day in which a naval bombardment left four Palestinian children dead on a Gaza City beach<p>The eight young friends wandered down to Gaza City’s bombed-out harbour on Wednesday afternoon to try and escape the terrible monotony …

Egypt is still the key to a ceasefire in Gaza, says Palestinian ambassador

Palestinians, Israelis and White House pinning hopes of a ceasefire on Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egypt's new president<p>• <b>Israel launches Gaza ground offensive: live updates</b><p>Egypt remains the key to brokering a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas despite the Islamist group rejecting Cairo's initial plan to …

Palestinian American teenager returns home after apparent beating in Israel

The Palestinian American teenager who relatives say was beaten by Israeli authorities returned home to Florida late Wednesday, saying he will never think of freedom in the same way again.<p>Tariq Abu Khdeir, 15, and his mother flew back to Tampa on a flight arriving from New York and were greeted by …

Violent passions of Israeli-Palestinian conflict echo across the world

A mob, wielding baseball bats, broken bottles and knives, swarms a Paris synagogue. Violence erupts at a pro-Israel rally in Los Angeles after a demonstrator reportedly stomps on a Palestinian flag. Phone calls and text messages threaten a Palestinian-American who organized a protest in Atlanta. A …

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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World reacts to Israel, Gaza

Thousands of pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli groups took to the streets to share their voices on the 10-day-old Operation Protective Edge. Civilian deaths have grown to more than 200 in Israel's assault on the region, according to the United Nations.

Why Israel Launched a Ground War in Gaza

After days of ominous buildup, it’s finally happening: Israel has launched a ground incursion into Gaza. But why, you say? War, what’s it good for? Israel’s Iron Dome has kept the home front safe; Hamas’ rejection of the Egyptian cease-fire offer has given Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the …

Israel-Gaza conflict: Turkish protesters raise Palestinian flag outside Israeli consulate in Istanbul

Turkish police today fired tear gas at protesters outside the Israeli consulate in Istanbul, as demonstrators pelted the building with stones in …

U.N. aid agencies step up emergency aid to Gaza

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Friday it was stepping up emergency aid to Gaza, where Israel’s military offensive has made water shortages worse and stoked fears of more sewage contamination and water-borne diseases.<p>On Tuesday, U.N. aid agencies and the International Committee of the …

A father opens a plastic bag: 'This is my son,' he says, killed by an Israeli shell

The house of the Antez family in Sha'af looks undamaged from the outside. But the men milling around it have the dazed faces of grief that tell a different story.<p>Inside, the hole punched by the tank shell that hit the house, after clearing the retaining wall, is visible about 3m (10ft) off the …

U.N. chief to travel to Middle East in bid to end fighting

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel to the Middle East on Saturday in a bid to end the fighting between Israel and Palestinians, alarmed at a serious escalation that includes a ground offensive by Israel, said a senior U.N. official.<p>Israel intensified its …

Gaza conflict: Obama warns Israel amid rising death toll

<b>US President Barack Obama has backed Israeli's right to self-defence, but warned against escalation in Gaza.</b><p>Speaking to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, he underlined his support for Israel's right to defend itself against Palestinian militants.<p>But he said he was "deeply concerned" …

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CNN Removes Reporter Diana Magnay From Israel-Gaza After 'Scum' Tweet

NEW YORK -- CNN has removed correspondent Diana Magnay from covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after she tweeted that Israelis who were cheering the bombing of Gaza, and who had allegedly threatened her, were “scum.”<p>“After being threatened and harassed before and during a liveshot, Diana …

Mideast divisions cloud Gaza cease-fire efforts

CAIRO (AP) — Even as the death toll mounts in the Gaza Strip, attempts to broker a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel have so far run aground — in …

French police and pro-Palestinian protesters clash

PARIS (AP) — Police clashed on Saturday with thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters who defied a ban on a Paris demonstration over the Israeli …

Thousands join pro-Palestinian rally in London while protesters clash with police in Paris

Protesters demand an end to the offensive which has killed hundreds of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip<p>Thousands joined a pro-Palestinian rally in London chanting “Israel is a terror state”, while protesters defying a ban in Paris clashed with riot police.<p>Up to 15,000 people marched from Downing …

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Israel may escalate Gaza offensive to 'try and destroy Hamas's entire arsenal of rockets'

As Palestinian death toll reaches 333, Israeli military says Gaza offensive could be escalated<p>Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip could be escalated into an effort to destroy Hamas's entire arsenal of rockets, an official warned as the Palestinian death toll climbed to 333.<p>On the twelfth day of …

Hamas 'defiant' as Gaza casualty toll rises

The Israeli military has stepped up its ground offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, as Palestinian officials say the death toll in Gaza is now past 300.<p>But Israel says the ground operation is necessary to target a network of Hamas tunnels. On Saturday morning two of their soldiers were killed.<p>…

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