Tag Archives: Palestine

No Ceasefire until Hamas underground tunnels destroyed : Israel

Israel says no immediate end to fight in Gaza, calls up 16,000 reservists  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing international alarm over a rising civilian death toll in Gaza, said on Thursday he would not accept any ceasefire that … read more

Israel tank shells slammed into a crowded UN. school , Killed 15

Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school Wednesday sheltering Gazans displaced by fighting, killing 15 and wounding 90 after tearing through the walls of two classrooms, a spokesman for a U.N. aid agency and a health official said. … read more

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

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