Tag Archives: Hamas

UN Security Council calls for Gaza cease-fire

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council called for “an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire” in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas at an emergency meeting just after midnight Monday morning. The council met as Muslims started celebrating … read more

Israel approves extension of cease-fire in Gaza; Hamas rejects it

Gaza (CNN) — Israel late Saturday authorized an extension of the humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza for another 24 hours at the request of the United Nations, Israeli officials told CNN. But Hamas rejected a cease-fire extension, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu … read more

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

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

Kerry arrived in the MiddleEast with a mission to seek a ceasefire

Israel kept up its assaults in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, killing three Palestinians in as many air strikes, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the region with a mission to seek a ceasefire in the 14-day-old … read more