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Gaza Crisis

Egypt Opens Crossing To Gaza For First Time In A Month

AP | ASHRAF SWEILAM | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

AL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian authorities have temporarily re-opened a border crossing with the Gaza Strip to allow Palestinians stranded outside ...

Gaza Children Return To School After War

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 11.14.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Some half million Gaza children made a delayed return to school on Sunday after a devastating 50-day war with Israel th...

Israel, Hamas Reach Extended Cease-Fire

AP | KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 10.26.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel and Gaza's ruling Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire after seven weeks of fighting — an uneasy d...

Israel Destroys 2 Gaza High-Rises With Airstrikes

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 10.26.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel bombed two Gaza City high-rises with dozens of homes and shops Tuesday, collapsing one building and severely dama...

War In Gaza Continues, As Egypt Presses Truce Efforts

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2014 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Israeli air strikes killed at least five Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and militants ke...

Gaza Truce Talks Harden As The End Of Cease-Fire Looms

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 10.18.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt late Monday announced a 24-hour extension in talks between Israel and the Hamas militant group aimed at salvaging a long-term arr...

In Gaza, Emotional Wounds Of War Remain Unhealed

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 08.18.2014 | World

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — Shahed Quishta was curled up in an armchair one late afternoon during the Gaza war when a shell slammed into her livi...

Palestinian Divisions Emerge In Gaza Truce Talks

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 08.17.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — The Palestinians appeared divided Sunday as the clock was winding down on the latest Gaza cease-fire, with officials saying Hamas was s...

These Are the Unseen Victims of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Bonny Brooks | Posted 10.14.2014 | World
Bonny Brooks

Unlike the victims of the Gaza conflict, whose charred bodies fill the feeds of social media in Western countries, these dead are part of a war you don't see. Whether it's anti-Hamas protesters shot in Gaza or Israeli peace activists beaten by right-wing thugs in Tel Aviv, nonviolent protest is a dangerous business in Israel/Palestine. And nowhere is this felt more acutely than in the West Bank.

The Extension Of Gaza's Truce Gives Hope For Progress

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 10.14.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Palestinian officials voiced cautious optimism Thursday, hinting at progress in Egyptian-mediated negotiations with Israel to bring an ...

Police: Rocket Hits Israel Hours Before Ceasefire Expires

AP | Posted 08.14.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian mediators raced Wednesday to pin down a long-term cease-fire between Israel and Hamas to prevent more fighting in the Gaza war ...

Israel, Gaza, War & Data: Social Networks and the Art of Personalizing Propaganda

Gilad Lotan | Posted 10.07.2014 | World
Gilad Lotan

It's hard to shake away the utterly depressing feeling that comes with news coverage these days. IDF and Hamas are at it again, a vicious cycle of violence, but this time it feels much more intense. While war rages on the ground in Gaza and across Israeli skies, there's an all-out information war unraveling in social networked spaces.

Egypt Holds Gaza Truce Talks With Palestinian Factions

Reuters | Posted 10.04.2014 | World

By Lin Noueihed and Yasmine Saleh CAIRO, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Egypt presented Palestinian demands to Israel on Monday as part of efforts ...

UN Chief: Gaza School Attack 'A Moral Outrage And A Criminal Act'

Reuters | Posted 08.03.2014 | World

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 3 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned a deadly attack on a Gaza school on Sunday as a "moral outrage and a cr...

Senior Palestinian Official Offers 24 Hour Truce In Gaza

AP | Posted 09.28.2014 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A senior PLO official has called for a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza war, saying he is also speaking in the...

Social Media About Gaza Reflects Misplaced Anger Instead of Humanity

Olivia Snaije | Posted 09.24.2014 | Media
Olivia Snaije

I have been spending far too much time away from my work because I am alternately outraged, fascinated and horrified by what I read about Gaza on Facebook, today's reflection of our society.

Gaza Aid Workers Need Corridor To Evacuate Wounded, As 'People Are Dying At An Alarming Rate'

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2014 | Impact

* Gaza faces lack of access to ambulances, health facilities * Humanitarian corridor "needed as an urgency" - WHO * WHO ...

Why Israel Has To Be Cruel

Alain Elkann | Posted 09.20.2014 | World
Alain Elkann

A small group of terrorists, maybe 5,000 or 7,000 against a country of more than 6 million people, have dug and built another city 30 to 40 meters underground, and they have tunnels reaching, if not already penetrating, into Israeli land. These people keep on sending rockets against us. For Israel to fight against them on the ground means a battle from house to house, and it will be a brutal combat -- and that becomes a real problem. If we want to solve the problem, it means that we have to be very cruel, and this is not morally easy to do. Many people can die on both sides.

WATCH: Reporter Clashes With State Dept. Spokesperson Over Gaza

Posted 01.19.2013 | Media

A journalist with the Associated Press exchanged heated words with State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland during a press conference on Monday o...

Reporters Without Borders Condemns Israeli Attacks

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.18.2013 | World

PARIS — Reporters Without Borders has condemned Israeli missile attacks on two media centers in Gaza that wounded six Palestinian journalists an...

Israeli Air Strike Kills 3 In Gaza

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2012 | World

GAZA, Sept 5 (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike on the Hamas-governed Gaza Strip killed three gunmen as they tried to launch short-range rockets into...

Gaza Won't Be 'Liveable' By 2020

Reuters | Posted 08.28.2012 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Gaza will no longer be "liveable" by 2020 unless urgent action is taken to improve water ...

Gaza Tunnels: Smugglers Back At Work

The Independent | Donald Macintyre in Rafah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Some Gazans are working to restart - or are continuing with - the smuggling of contraband under the Gaza-Egypt border, despite the hundreds of Israeli...

Israel's Waltz with Injustice

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wajahat Ali

Waltz with Bashir, an autobiographical "animated documentary" from Israeli filmmaker Ari Folman, offers a sobering reminder of Israel's current, brutal military offensive in Gaza.

Cheney: Israel Did Not Seek U.S. Approval For Invasion

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday that Israel did not seek U.S. approval before a ground invasion against Hamas in the bloodie...