Tag Archives: Gaza

Destroy Hamas? Something worse would follow: Pentagon intel chief

  A top Pentagon intelligence official warned on Saturday that the destruction of Hamas would only lead to something more dangerous taking its place, as he offered a grim portrait of a period of enduring regional conflict. ASPEN Colorado (Reuters) … read more

Palestinian death toll topped over 1,000

Israel on Saturday approved a four-hour extension of a temporary truce in Gaza, Israeli television said, after the Palestinian death toll topped over 1,000 with the retrieval of more than 130 bodies. Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – Channel 10 … read more

UN staff killed in attack on UN-run school in Gaza

United Nations (United States) (AFP) – An attack on a UN-run school in Gaza on Thursday has claimed lives among the UN staff, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said. “Many have been killed — including women and children, as well as … read more

Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip

 Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade amid U.S. efforts to reach a cease-fire. GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) —The 16-day … read more

John Kerry files to Tel Aviv despite FAA ban

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat defied a Federal Aviation Administration ban and flew into Israel’s main airport Wednesday in a sign of sheer will to achieve a cease-fire agreement in the warring Gaza Strip despite little … read more

Palestinian families trapped by the fighting scrambled to flee the area.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as dozens of Palestinian families trapped by the fighting scrambled to flee the area. The U.S. secretary of state meanwhile presses … read more

Gaza bloody Sunday: 87 Palestinians, 13 Israeli soldiers killed

At least 87 Gazan Palestinians and 13 soldiers were killed Sunday as Israel ramped up a major military offensive in the bloodiest single day in the enclave in five years. AFP : As regional leaders met in Doha for urgent … read more

Netanyahu instructed the military to begin a ground offensive in Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday instructed the military to begin a ground offensive in Gaza, an official statement from his office said. “The prime minister and defense minister have instructed the IDF to begin a ground operation tonight … read more