Is shooting mostly unarmed civilian protesters ever truly an act of self-defense? Could the Israelis have tried just a little harder to avoid killing Palestinian teenagers at the Gaza border?
By Laura King, Los Angeles Times TEL AVIV, Israel — The militant group Hamas said three of its senior military leaders were killed early Thursday in an Israeli airstrike in the southern Gaza Strip that also killed at least seven other people. The Israeli military confirmed carrying out the attack in response to continuing rocket […]
Washington (AFP) — The White House on Wednesday condemned the shelling of a U.N.-run school in Gaza where displaced Palestinians were sheltering from an assault by Israeli forces on Hamas militants. “The United States condemns the shelling of a UNRWA school in Gaza, which reportedly killed and injured innocent Palestinians, including children, and U.N. humanitarian […]
By Adel Zaanoun Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) — Israel agreed on Wednesday to observe a four-hour lull in Gaza several hours after a deadly strike on a school killed 16, drawing a furious response from a UN refugee agency. In a statement, the army said it had agreed to a humanitarian pause which was […]
Jerusalem (AFP) — The Israeli army on Monday sent messages to thousands of Palestinians living near Gaza City to flee shortly after a mortar shell killed at least four people in Israel. “A short while ago, phonecalls were made and text messages were sent out to the civilian population of Shejaiya, Zeitun, and eastern Jabaliya […]
By Alexandra Zavis and Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times ASHKELON, Israel — Thousands of Israeli troops, backed by tanks, warplanes, and gunboats, pressed deeper into the Gaza Strip on Friday as Palestinian militants returned fire with rockets and mortar rounds and terrified residents hunkered down in their homes. Israel launched the ground offensive late Thursday […]
By Lennart Simonsson, dpa STOCKHOLM — Swedish prosecutors launched an investigation Thursday into whether laws were broken in 2010 and 2012 when Israeli soldiers boarded pro-Palestinian vessels shipping humanitarian aid to Gaza. Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said Israel had not received any official communication from Sweden on the investigation, and had not been […]