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In Gaza, A Doctor's Voice Tells of Shaking Houses, Breaking Windows

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Tucker

Four days after Israeli air attacks against the Gaza Strip began, hospitals are already overwhelmed by the influx of wounded patients.

Day Four: Gaza War Postings

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

I've been zigzagging my way between Israel and the West Bank to avoid IDF checkpoints. When we enter the Palestinian territories where emotions ran high, my Palestinian driver almost has a fit when he finds out that my cameraman is an Israeli.

Gaza Clouds Obama's Prospects

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Scheer

Clearly, Hamas and its hard-line supporters in the region reject the goal of an Israel at peace with its neighbors and secure within its boundaries.

Israel weighs 48-hour halt to Gaza air campaign

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK and JASON KEYSER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel, under international pressure, is considering a 48-hour halt to its punishing four-day air campaign on Hamas targ...

Has Israel Revived Hamas?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

It is abundantly clear that Hamas movement has been brought back from near political defeat while moderate Arab leaders have been forced to back away from their support for any reconciliation with Israel.

It's Overtime for Hamas' Leaders and Time for Them to Go

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

As long as Hamas rules its Gaza roost with its iron fist, any hope for a two state solution is just not in the cards. Hamas plays with a crooked deck.

Lessons Learned from the 2006 War Being Implemented in Gaza

Joshua Gleis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joshua Gleis

While many have spoken about the lessons Hamas has learned from Hezbollah over the years, it appears the Israeli political and military establishment has learned one or two of its own.

Gaza Faces Dire Humanitarian Situation

Globalsecurity.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GAZA CITY, 29 December 2008 (IRIN) - As a result of a major offensive on 27 December by Israel against Hamas, the Islamist movement that controls Gaza...

Israel, Stop! Just. Stop.

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lorelei Kelly

Killing lots of people on the other side is not only ineffective, it is counterproductive. It hurts your cause. It gets more of your own people killed in the long run. Israel, you are so better than this.

Defiant Hamas hits Israel with dozens of rockets

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK and JASON KEYSER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Palestinian militants sent a deadly barrage of missiles flying deep into Israel on Monday, demonstrating that Hamas stil...

Dead Children In School Uniforms In Gaza City: A Nagging Thought About 'Collateral Damage'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jesse Kornbluth

I wish I could parse the politics and figure out where I stand on this shiny new conflict, but I'm stuck on its opening act.

Palestinian Rockets Pound West Negev, Killing 1

Israel News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

One Israeli was killed and fourteen others were wounded by a Palestinian Grad missile which exploded near a construction site in the coastal town of A...

Arab World Furious Over Gaza Attacks

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Protesters across the Middle East have held a second day of demonstrations against Israel's military assault on the Gaza Strip. In the occupied West ...

Inside Gaza Day 2: A Personal Account

Huffington Post | Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Jerusalem-based blog Israelity Bites has been covering the attacks on Gaza through the eyes of a young woman living there. Blog writer Izzy Bee says t...

Gaza Morgue Overflows With Bodies

Bloomberg.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Dec. 29 (Bloomberg) -- The refrigerated compartments at Shifa Hospital's morgue in Gaza City were filled three bodies to a drawer. Dozens more corp...

Gaza Crisis Complicates Obama's Policy In Mideast

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CRAWFORD, Texas — The deaths of hundreds of Palestinians in Israel's deadliest-ever air assault on Hamas further complicate President-elect Bara...

Inside Gaza: A Personal Account

Israelity Bites | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Safa, a young woman friend in Gaza City, shares her first impressions of this morning's airstrikes which killed more than 229 people and wounded at le...

Hamas Calls For Third Intifada In Response To Airstrikes

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Khaled Meshaal, Hamas's political leader, has called for an uprising against Israel after an unprecedented attack on the Gaza Strip killed at least 22...

Palestinians Brace For Israeli Attack After Militants Ignore Warnings

The National Newspaper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip were bracing for an Israeli attack that one newspaper said could come as early as tomorrow, after militants ignored war...

Christmas In Bethlehem Festive, Gaza Violence Escalates

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) -- Christians celebrated Bethlehem's merriest Christmas in eight years Wednesday, with hotels booked solid, Manger Square bu...

Gaza Truce Recedes And Violence Surges

AP | MARK LAVIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's top security official warned Sunday that Gaza militants can hit more Israeli cities with longer-range rockets, on a day whe...

Palestine-Israel: Waiting for Obama

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

A new poll indicates that 49 percent of Israelis and 57 percent of Palestinians want U.S. President-elect Barack Obama to become more involved in solving their conflict.

Gazans Fire 11 Rockets Into Israel, 48 Hours Before Truce Ends

Israel News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday fired eleven Qassam rockets at the western Negev. The barrage came just days before a six-month-o...

Palestinian President: Will Call General Elections 'Very Soon'

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Tuesday he'll call general elections "very soon," signaling that he's ready for a...

UN Human Rights Envoy Denied Entry To Israel

Jerusalem Post | HERB KEINON and JPOST.COM STAFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Richard Falk, the UN Human Rights Council's special rapporteur on the situation of Palestinian human rights in the West Bank and Gaza, was denied entr...