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Mideast Conflict

Senior Hamas Commanders Killed In Israeli Airstrike

AP | KARIN LAUB and IAN DEITCH | Posted 08.21.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel stepped up its campaign against Gaza's ruling Hamas on Thursday, killing three of the group's senior military co...

Israeli Airstrikes Kill 11, Including Hamas Leader's Wife And Son

Reuters | Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell | Posted 08.21.2014 | World

* Air strike targeted Hamas's military chief * Netanyahu and his defense chief see extended campaign ahead * More than ...

Israeli Troops Destroy Homes Of Palestinians Suspected Of Killing 3 Teens

Reuters | Ori Lewis | Posted 08.19.2014 | World

* Two of three Palestinian suspects remain at large * Military says Supreme Court affirmed demolition orders (Adds Palestinian fath...

Cease-Fire In Gaza Is Holding

AP | By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 08.11.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — As a new temporary truce took hold, negotiators from Israel and the Hamas militant group resumed indirect talks Monday to reach a long-...

Cease-Fire Ends As Gaza Militants Resume Rocket Attacks On Israel

AP | By JOSEF FEDERMAN and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 08.08.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — A three-day truce collapsed Friday in a new round of violence after Gaza militants resumed rocket attacks on Israel, drawing a wave...

Gaza Cease-Fire Holds For 2nd Day

AP | By MAGGIE MICHAEL and BRIAN ROHAN | Posted 08.06.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Indirect Israeli-Palestinian negotiations over extending a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip and ending a blockade of the battered territory...

Palestinians, Israelis Trade Blame For Breaking Gaza Truce

Reuters | Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell | Posted 08.04.2014 | World

* One killed in two violent attacks in Jerusalem * Palestinians say Israel violated prior ceasefire by killing girl * I...

Israeli Airstrike Kills Militant Leader In Gaza

AP | By JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 08.04.2014 | 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 ...

Gaza Truce Quickly Unravels

AP | KARIN LAUB and HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 08.02.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel launched dozens of airstrikes early Saturday in the southern Gaza Strip as part of a large-scale search for a so...

Israeli Military Calls Up Another 16,000 Reserves

AP | By IAN DEITCH and IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 07.31.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire to begin Friday morning, the United Nations and United States ann...

BLACK OUT: Israeli Strike Hits Gaza's Sole Power Plant

Reuters | Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell | Posted 07.29.2014 | World

GAZA/JERUSALEM, July 29 (Reuters) - Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant, flattened the home of its Islamist Hamas political leader and pounded ...

UN Security Council Calls For Humanitarian Cease-Fire

Reuters | Michelle Nichols | Posted 07.28.2014 | World

UNITED NATIONS, July 27 (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council agreed on a statement on Sunday urging Israel, Palestinians and Islamist Hamas militan...

Gaza Fighting Continues Even As FAA Lifts Flight Ban

Reuters | Nidal al-Mughrabi and Crispian Balmer | Posted 07.24.2014 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Dan Williams GAZA/JERUSALEM, July 24 (Reuters) - Israel won a partial reprieve from the economic pain of its ...

Sophia Jones

'They Just Wanted To Kill As Many People As Possible'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 07.23.2014 | World

GAZA CITY -- It was late Saturday morning when Aisha, 2, and Fatima, 4, left their bedroom and walked downstairs to their grandmother's apartment. Min...

Israeli Military Pummels Gaza, Displacing Thousands

Reuters | Nidal al-Mughrabi and Crispian Balmer | Posted 07.25.2014 | World

* Foreign airlines shun Tel Aviv over rocket risk * Gaza death toll hits 687; 3 more Israeli soldiers die * UN rights ch...

Despite FAA Ban, Kerry Flies To Israel

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2014 | World

TEL AVIV, July 23 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Tel Aviv on Wednesday to seek ways of ending the deadliest violence in y...

Israeli Soldier Reportedly Missing In Gaza

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2014 | World

* Missing soldier was in armored vehicle attacked in Gaza * Six others in vehicle dead, Hamas says soldier captured (Adds details, ...

Palestinian Death Toll In Gaza Fighting Tops 500

AP | By KARIN LAUB and YOUSUR ALHLOU | Posted 07.21.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The top Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip signaled Monday that the Islamic militant group will not agree to an uncondition...

23 Palestinians, Israeli Soldier Dead In Gaza Offensive

Reuters | Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell | Posted 07.18.2014 | World

GAZA/JERUSALEM, July 18 (Reuters) - Israel stepped up its ground offensive in Gaza early on Friday pounding targets with artillery fire and using ta...

Israel Targets Top Hamas Leader As Gaza Ceasefire Collapses

Reuters | Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell | Posted 07.16.2014 | World

GAZA/JERUSALEM, July 16 (Reuters) - Israel resumed its air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday a day after holding its fire in deference to an Eg...

Israel Agrees To Gaza Ceasefire Plan

Reuters | Nidal al-Mughrabi and Dan Williams | Posted 07.16.2014 | World

GAZA/JERUSALEM, July 15 (Reuters) - Palestinian militants fired rockets at Israel on Tuesday after it agreed to an Egyptian proposal to end the week...

Armed Wing Of Hamas Rejects Ceasefire Proposal

Reuters | Posted 07.15.2014 | World

GAZA, July 15 (Reuters) - The armed wing of the Palestinian militant group Hamas on Tuesday rejected the reported text of an Egyptian ceasefire prop...

Despite Offensive, Hamas Still Firing Rockets At Israel

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 07.14.2014 | World

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel says its punishing air assault on Hamas militants, their property and their weaponry has delivered a devastating blow...

Sophia Jones

'We Are Telling Them The War Will Be Over, But They Are In Shock'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 07.11.2014 | World

GAZA CITY -- Whenever 5-year-old cousins Kenan and Nour wake up in their adjoining hospital beds, they beg to see their parents. The tiny pair, now bl...

Israel Intensifies Gaza Assault As Hamas Rockets Fly

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 07.11.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — With the official Palestinian count of the dead passing 100, and rockets fired by militants striking Israel from the Gaza Strip and...