A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and children’s clothing scattered in the courtyard.
CNN said Thursday a Ukrainian journalist working for the US news channel had been abducted this week by pro-Russian separatists, and appealed for his release.
US President Barack Obama called for an “immediate ceasefire” between Israel and Hamas on Sunday, after the bloodiest day of fighting in Gaza raised the number of Palestinians killed to 476.
Authorities and family members said two Americans who were soldiers with the Israel Defense Force have been killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip. Stuart Steinberg confirmed the death of his 24-year-old son, Max Steinberg, to The Associated Press on Sunday. Steinberg, whose family lives in California, was a sharpshooter for the Golani Brigade and was one [...]
The number of Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in the latest round of Gaza violence rose to 469, medics said, after announcing the deaths of another 31 people early Monday.