Jake Glaser

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Israel says has evidence 47 percent of Gaza dead were combatants

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has evidence that almost half of Palestinians killed in the 25-day-old Gaza war were combatants, its deputy foreign minister said on Saturday, pushing back against international allegations of a lopsidedly heavy civilian death toll.<p>Gazan human rights groups say at least …

Soldier feared abducted is dead, Hamas will pay heavily for more attacks, Israel says

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike killed 10 people and wounded about 30 on Sunday in a U.N.-run school in the southern Gaza Strip, a Palestinian official said, as dozens died in Israeli shelling of the enclave and Hamas fired rockets at Israel.<p>U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon …

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.

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 …

IDF: Israeli soldier abducted during cease-fire

Boehner urges US solidarity with Israel

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner said Monday that support for Israel must be the United States' main focus and not peace mediation in a …

Ceasefire efforts continue amid Gaza deaths

John Kerry, US secretary of state, is in Cairo for the second time in 48 hours to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, as the Israeli military presses on with its offensive against the Gaza Strip.<p>A family of six, including a five-year-old girl and a boy of three, were among 30 people killed …

Globe in Gaza: Hamas shows resilience despite Israeli shelling

All the Gaza Strip reverberated Monday with the relentless booming sound of Israeli shelling. Throughout much of the day and into the night, Israeli ships, aircraft and tanks pounded communities throughout the territory, helping to drive the number of Gazans killed in this two-week conflict to …

Israel and Palestine, by Body Counts

The numbers used to frame yesterday's invasion of Gaza<p><i>Updated 7/18/2014, 2:53 pm</i><p>As Israel prepares for a "significant expansion" of its ground offensive in Gaza, which was launched yesterday, the world has been preoccupied by yet another major event: the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 …

Israel Launches Major Ground Operation In Gaza

For the past couple of weeks, the Israel Defense Forces have had tens of thousands of reserves mobilized for a possible expansion of Operation Protective Edge, aimed at the Palestinian Islamist militant group Hamas.<p>"This stage of the operation will have full cooperation between infantry, the …

Israel military says it has shot down drone along southern coastline

Israel's military said Monday it downed a drone along its southern coastline, and fired two deadly airstrikes into the Gaza Strip, in its week-long campaign against Islamic militants.<p>The drone came from Gaza and was shot down by a Patriot surface-to-air missile near the southern city of Ashdod, the …

Fight at pro-Israel rally started over stomping of Palestinian flag

A pro-Israel demonstration outside a federal building Sunday in Westwood turned physical after protesters ripped a Palestinian flag away from a passing vehicle and began stomping on it, according to media reports.<p>People in the vehicle got out and tried to retrieve the flag at about 5:45 p.m. and …

Israel air strikes on Gaza: Palestinian rescue workers scramble for cover from missiles

Palestinian rescue workers scramble for cover as a volley of Israeli missile strikes hit while they search a collapsed building in Rafah for survivors<p><b>Gaza conflict: latest</b><p>Palestinian rescue workers scrambled for cover on Friday when a volley of Israeli missile strikes hit as they searched a …

Israel's Gaza campaign may violate international law, says UN official

Israel's air campaign in Gaza may violate international laws prohibiting the targeting of civilians, the UN's top human rights official has said as the death toll of Palestinians rose to more than 100.<p>As international pressure continued to build on Israel to end its four-day conflict with Hamas and …

Rocket fired from Lebanon or Syria lands in Israel, military says

I'll never forget where I learned to drink like a Cossack. It was on a river cruise in Ukraine.<p>I'm a long-time fan of river voyages. They slice right through the heartland of a country with local culture waiting to be explored on the river's bank. During one trip ashore I was taught to say, "Na …

Israeli offensive in Gaza continues with at least 14 killed

Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip killed at least 14 people as they continued into Thursday, Palestinian medics said, as the UN security council was set for an emergency meeting.<p>The first strike hit a coffee shop in the city of Khan Younis, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra told …

World reacts to the conflict in Gaza

The international community remains sharply divided as an Israeli army offensive in Gaza that has killed scores enters its third day, and Palestinian fighters fire rockets at a number of cities in Israel.<p>At least 81 Palestinians have died in airstrikes since they began on Tuesday, with Israel …

New wave of Israeli airstrikes hammers Gaza

A rocket was fired into northern Israel from southern Lebanon, and the Israeli military responded with an artillery strike, a spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces said Friday.<p>The rocket landed near the northern Israeli town of Metula, which sits right by the Lebanese border, and no damage or …

Israel's President: Gaza ground offensive 'may happen quite soon'

Israeli airstrikes pounded targets in Gaza, killing scores of people Wednesday as dozens of militant rockets streaked into Israel.<p>The continued Hamas barrage prompted Israel's Prime Minister to step up the offensive against the militant group.<p>"The operation will be expanded and will continue until …

Gaza hospitals struggle to treat injured in latest Israeli assault

Dr. Ayman al-Sahbani rushed to attend to eight people, including two children, in the emergency ward of Al-Shifa hospital. With most suffering from shrapnel wounds, the injured came to Gaza's primary and largest hospital after an Israeli airstrike hit eastern Gaza City.<p>"Thank [God] their injuries …