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Israel Gaza War

Gaza Still Needs Rebuilding. Here's What Lies Ahead

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 10.18.2014 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we look at efforts to rebuild the Gaza St...

Qatar Pledges $1 Billion For Gaza Strip Reconstruction

AP | By HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 10.12.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Donors at an international conference Sunday promised $2.7 billion to rebuild the war-ravaged Gaza Strip, but all of the key participan...

Gaza Now! 8.20.2014

Orna Guralnik PsyD | Posted 10.09.2014 | World
Orna Guralnik PsyD

The Gaza war has unveiled my displaced status. Most of my American friends seem helpless in the face of my predicament, yet some are provoked in ways that are mysterious to me.

Gaza Children Return To School After War

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 09.15.2014 | 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...

Only Israel Can Put an End to the Horror in Gaza

Dr. Khouloud Daibes | Posted 09.11.2014 | World
Dr. Khouloud Daibes

The individual stories are tragically too many to recount in one short article. Those lucky enough to survive this latest assault on Gaza have returned to rubble; the loss of loved ones compounded by the destruction of homes, family heirlooms, photographs and memories. Israel has the power to put an end to its occupation of Palestinian land. Only then can Palestinians and Israelis live side by side in peace and security.

What Is In The Gaza Peace Deal?

Reuters | Posted 08.27.2014 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Luke Baker GAZA/JERUSALEM, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Israel and the Palestinians agreed on Tuesday to an Egyptian-br...

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...

Deadly Israeli Airstrikes Strike Gaza Amid Hail Of Rocket Fire

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK and TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 10.20.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas' shadowy military chief escaped an apparent Israeli assassination attempt that killed his wife and infant son, th...

Why It's Hard to Believe Israel's Claim That It Did Its Best to Minimize Civilian Deaths

Idan Barir | Posted 10.12.2014 | World
Idan Barir

I write this with great sorrow for civilians hurt on both sides. Sorrow for our soldiers who have fallen in this operation, and sorrow for the future of my country and the entire region. I know that as I write, soldiers like me have fired shells into Gaza. They had no way of knowing who or what they would hit. Faced with so many innocent casualties, it is time for us to state very clearly: this use of artillery fire is a deadly game of Russian roulette. The statistics, on which such firepower relies, mean that in densely populated areas such as Gaza, civilians will inevitably be hit as well. The IDF knows this, and as long as it continues to use such weaponry, it will be hard to believe when it claims to be minimizing civilian deaths. As a former soldier and an Israeli citizen, I feel compelled to ask today: have we not crossed a line?

Egypt Calls On Israel, Palestinians To Start 72-Hour Cease-Fire

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 10.10.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Israel and the Hamas militant group accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal Sunday, clearing the way for the resumption of talks on a ...

Israel-Gaza Violence Resumes, Defying Ceasefire Efforts

Reuters | Posted 10.09.2014 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Allyn Fisher-Ilan GAZA/JERUSALEM, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Israel launched more than 30 aerial attacks in...

Why It Will Be So Hard To Rebuild Gaza's Devastated Landscape

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.08.2014 | World

Weeks of fighting between Israel and Hamas have left whole neighborhoods in the Gaza Strip in ruins and critically damaged basic infrastructure. Accor...

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.

Israel, Hamas Accept Egyptian-Brokered Ceasefire Plan

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 10.04.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Hamas on Monday accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal meant to halt a bruising monthlong war that has claimed nearly ...

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...

Israeli Army Declares Missing Soldier Dead

AP | IAN DEITCH and KARIN LAUB | Posted 10.02.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Sunday that an Israeli soldier it previously believed had been captured by Hamas fighters in a Gaza ambus...

Netanyahu: Israel Ready To Continue Gaza War After Tunnels Razed

AP | IAN DEITCH and IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 10.02.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's prime minister has warned Hamas that it will "pay an intolerable price" if it continues to fire rockets at Israel and that ...

Israel Pulls Back Some Forces In Gaza As Shelling Continues

Reuters | Posted 10.02.2014 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Dan Williams GAZA/JERUSALEM, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Israel signaled it was winding down the 25-day-ol...

Charlotte Alfred

Gaza Family Moves 2 Times, But Can't Escape The Bombs

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.01.2014 | World

Hassan al-Hallaq and his family -- two boys, ages 4 and 6, and his pregnant wife, due to give birth in days --- were preparing to break the Ramadan fa...

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...

Hospitals Are Supposed To Be For Healing. In Gaza, They're Part Of The War Zone

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.30.2014 | World

As the number of dead and wounded from the conflict between Israel and Gaza continues to soar on either side, several Palestinian hospitals have found...

Israel Kills 15 During Assault On UN School

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2014 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller GAZA/JERUSALEM, July 30 (Reuters) - Israeli shelling killed at least 15 Palestinians sheltering in aschool ...

Israel Hits Gaza With Heaviest Bombardment In 3 Weeks

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK and YOUSUR ALHLOU | Posted 09.28.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas con...

Iran's Supreme Leader Calls For Arming Gaza To Fight Israel

AP | Posted 07.31.2014 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday called on Muslims from around the world to help arm Gaza Palestinians in their fight against Is...