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Son Of Hamas' Founder Fed Information To Israel For 10 Years

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 09.15.2014 | World

For nearly 10 years, Israel had a top informant in one of the most unlikely places -- the family of one of the co-founders of the Palestinian organiza...

Israel, Hamas Reach Extended Cease-Fire

AP | KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 08.26.2014 | 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 08.27.2014 | 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...

Israel Resumes Gaza Airstrikes After Rocket Barrage, 2 Reported Dead

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 10.19.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Egyptian attempts to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas militants collapsed in heavy fighting Tue...

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...

Israel Will Respond If Hamas Resumes Fire, Cabinet Minister Warns

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 10.07.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza City (AP) — With a deadline looming hours away, Hamas on Thursday rejected Israeli demands it disarm and threatened to resume its ro...

MSF Official: Constant Wave Of Casualties Strains Gaza's Fragile Health System

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.03.2014 | World

More than three weeks of conflict between Israeli forces and militants in Gaza have left over 1,700 Palestinians and more than 60 Israelis dead, while...

UN, U.S. Announce Gaza Ceasefire Deal

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 09.30.2014 | World

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hours past midnight Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was still working the phones, trying to come up with a cease-fire ...

UN Envoy: Israel May Be Required To Take Responsibility For Displaced In Gaza

Reuters | Posted 09.30.2014 | World

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, July 31 (Reuters) - Israel will be required under international law to take responsibility for...

UN Human Rights Official: Israel, Hamas Committing War Crimes

AP | Posted 07.31.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights official is accusing Israel and Hamas militants of committing war crimes in the latest Gaza war. U.N. H...

Death Toll In Gaza Continues Its Terrifying Climb

Reuters | Posted 09.29.2014 | World

* Tunnel destruction a main goal of Israeli ground offensive * U.N. outraged at refugee deaths at Gaza shelter * Palesti...

A Moment Of Peace To Ease Our Hardened Hearts

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 09.28.2014 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

We are very good about passing along information that inflames our passions of outrage. Can we be as good about passing along an invitation to share A Moment of Peace?

Gaza Official: Another 100 Killed In Airstrikes

AP | Posted 07.29.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian health official says at least 100 Palestinians have been killed in the fighting in Gaza on Tuesday. Th...

Israel Extends Gaza Truce As Death Toll Tops 1,000

AP | KARIN LAUB and IAN DEITCH | Posted 09.25.2014 | World

BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas resumed rocket fire Saturday on Israel after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a humanitarian cease-fire, the ...

Gaza Rockets Hit Israel Despite Truce Extension Offer

AP | Posted 09.25.2014 | World

BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Hamas said it fired five rockets at Israel late Saturday after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a 12-hour humanitari...

'No Safe Place For Civilians' In Gaza, UN Says

Reuters | Posted 09.21.2014 | World

* More than 500 killed in densely-populated enclave * 121 children killed, 900 wounded, UNICEF says * More than 1.2 mln ...

What Life Is Really Like In Israel Right Now

Liat Kornowski | Posted 09.19.2014 | World
Liat Kornowski

I woke up to a siren today. You know how you come to hate the sound of your alarm, the one that lets you know the night's up, it's time for work, for kids, for the day to start? So you change it every few months, and you definitely hit snooze at least twice. There's no snooze button for sirens.

Gaza Residents Take Advantage Of Brief Ceasefire

AP | KARIN LAUB and TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 09.16.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Gaza residents crowded banks, vegetable markets and shops Thursday, taking advantage of a brief cease-fire that offered ...

Israel Widens Gaza Bombing Targets, Deploys Ground Troops

AP/The Huffington Post | KHALED KHAZZIHA and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 09.11.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Ignoring international appeals for a cease-fire, Israel widened its range of Gaza bombing targets to civilian instituti...

Israel Strikes Gaza Mosque, Center For The Disabled

AP | NAJIB JOBAIN and ARON HELLER | Posted 09.11.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel widened its air assault against the Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers on Saturday, hitting a mosque, Hamas-affiliated cha...

Israel Dramatically Escalates Air Strikes On Gaza

AP | KHALED KAZZIHA and JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 09.09.2014 | World

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Al Haj family never heard it coming: An Israeli missile smashed into their home in the middle of the night, destr...

Gaza Militants Pound Southern Israel With Rockets

AP | Posted 05.12.2014 | World

JERUSALEM, March 12 (Reuters) - A heavy rocket barrage from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel on Wednesday, police said, a day after Israeli for...

Israel Launches Airstrike In Gaza

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 12.24.2013 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli air and ground forces launched a series of attacks Tuesday on targets across the Gaza Strip, killing a young gi...

PHOTOS: After Israeli Offensive, Gaza's Smuggling Tunnels Are Back In Business

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 12.12.2012 | World

RAFAH, Gaza Strip -- Rafah's biggest industry is back in business: Gazans are rebuilding the network of underground smuggling tunnels crisscrossing th...

Hamas Chief Arrives In Gaza For First-Ever Visit

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK and IAN DEITCH | Posted 02.06.2013 | World

RAFAH, Gaza Strip — The image of Hamas' long-exiled chief triumphantly walking around the Gaza Strip, flashing victory signs beside Islamic mili...