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Heavy Gaza fighting ahead of proposed 3-day truce

A man stands in front of a van damaged from a rocket fired from Gaza which landed in the middle of a residential neighborhood in the southern city of Kiryat Gat, Israel, Thursday, July 31, 2014. An Israeli was seriously wounded when a Palestinian rocket exploded in a residential area of the city. Another rocket was intercepted over Tel Aviv by Israel's rocket defense system. Israeli attacks on Gaza continued today, killing many people as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to destroy the Hamas tunnel network. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

Palestinian officials say 17 Palestinians, including 10 members of one family, were killed in Israeli strikes ahead of a planned three-day cease-fire in the Gaza war.

Posted: August 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN Security Council calls for immediate Gaza ceasefire

Palestinians inspect the rubble of a destroyed house following an Israeli strike killing Christian woman Jalila Ayyad, 70, in Gaza City on Sunday, July 27, 2014. AP

The UN Security Council on Monday called for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza to allow for urgent aid to reach civilians as the conflict between Israel and Hamas entered its third week.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

More than 140 bodies pulled from Gaza rubble in truce – medics

Israel Gaza Tension 2

The bodies of at least 147 Palestinians were recovered from the rubble across the Gaza Strip during a 12-hour humanitarian truce on Saturday, medics said.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Israel extends Gaza ceasefire, but Hamas resumes rocket fire

Israel Gaza Tension

Israel said Sunday it was extending a lull in its devastating military operation in Gaza for another 24 hours, but Hamas said it would not do likewise after resuming rocket fire at the end of mutually agreed 12-hour ceasefire on Saturday.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 15

A Palestinian man carries a child, wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a U.N. school in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, towards the emergency room of the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya, Thursday, July 24, 2014. AP

Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a UN school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian officials said, as Israel pressed forward with its 17-day war against the territory’s Hamas rulers.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »