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Op-Ed: On Egypt adding a buffer-zone to the bilateral embargo on Gaza

What Egypt's moves to establish a buffer zone on its Sinai frontier with the Gaza Strip tells us about the broad nature, and reasoning, behind the binational blockade of that Palestinian enclave.

Op-Ed: Abbas turns up rhetoric against Israel

New York - The US expressed annoyance at the UN speech of Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority. Abbas accused Israel of carrying out acts of genocide during the recent Operation Protective Edge.

Abbas may end unity with Hamas over Gaza governance

Ramallah - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has threatened to break off a unity agreement with Hamas if the Islamist movement does not allow the government to operate properly in the Gaza Strip.

Video: 15 missiles intercepted at once by Israel's Iron Dome

A video going viral online shows 15 missiles reportedly being shot into the sky in Israel, and moments later the Iron Dome missile-intercepting technology quickly dispatches all of the incoming attacks.

Palestinian leader Abbas offers to return to Egypt for Gaza talks

Cairo - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas agreed Saturday to return to Cairo to resume ceasefire talks with Israel and Hamas but neither warring party has committed to participate.

Palestinians and Israelis agree to new ceasefire

Cairo - Gaza Strip communities stayed quiet Sunday and Monday as a new 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas took hold.

Hamas resumes rocket fire as 72-hour truce ends

Gaza - Israel resumed air strikes against Palestinian facilities in the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to missiles fired by Hamas militants marking the end of a 72-hour ceasefire.

Israel withdraws ground forces from Gaza Strip

Jerusalem - Israel claimed to have withdrawn ground forces from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip and said it will observe a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire proposed by Egypt but not initially accepted by the militant group.

Op-Ed: Video: Israeli kids want to grow up to 'kill all Arabs'

By now, many of you have seen or heard about a Hamas TV video showing Palestinian children and an actor in a bumble bee costume talking about killing Jews.

Bank provokes outrage from Muslims after shutting down accounts

City Of London - Authorities with HSBC Holdings have shut down multiple bank accounts citing that they were "outside of our risk appetite". Activists are responding by calling the practice "Islamaphobic" and demanding an explanation.

Report: Hamas shoots protesters, executes alleged spies

Gaza - Around 20 Gaza residents have been shot by Hamas fighters for protesting against the Islamist resistance group, while more than 30 Palestinians suspected of collaborating with or spying for Israel have also reportedly been shot.

Israel hits another UN school in Gaza, at least 20 refugees dead

Jabaliya - At least 20 Palestinians were killed when Israeli tank shells directly blasted a United Nations school housing thousands of refugees in Jabalia early on Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Hamas may not be behind kidnapping of 3 Israeli teenagers

Jerusalem - The kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers indirectly led to the current conflict in Gaza. The testimony of an Israeli official over the weekend to a BBC reporter appeared to grant that the main suspects were not under orders from Hamas.

U.S. military intelligence director pessimistic on Mideast peace

Aspen - Israel might face an even greater threat from the Gaza Strip if the ruling Hamas terrorist group was destroyed, a top U.S. intelligence official said Saturday.

Documenting death: The man who counts the bodies in Gaza

Gaza - Inside Ashraf al-Qudra's cramped office in Shifa hospital, the phone never stops ringing, with news flooding in of the latest victims of Israel's devastating 20-day military operation.

Op-Ed: Carnage and ceasefire games in Gaza

Gaza - First an Egyptian sponsored ceasefire proposal negotiated without any input from Hamas was rejected by that group. Later, last Friday, Israel rejected a proposal with input from Hamas presented to Israel by US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Hamas agrees to 24-hour Gaza humanitarian truce

Gaza - Hamas on Sunday belatedly said it has agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce, shortly after Israel announced a resumption of hostilities in Gaza following a day-long pause."In response to the UN's intervention request to monitor the situation...

Hamas rejects extension of humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza

Gaza - Hamas rejected Israel's offer to extend a humanitarian ceasefire for a 24-hour period. The Israeli cabinet had approved the extension. Hamas insists provisions should include withdrawal of Israeli troops enabling residents to return to their homes.

Israel rejects John Kerry's cease-fire plan for Gaza

Cairo - Secretary of State for the US John Kerry's plan for a five day truce between Hamas and Israel, together with negotiations for a longer term settlement of outstanding issues, failed to gain support from Israel.

FAA lifts ban on Israel's Ben Gurion Airport

Tel Aviv - The Federal Aviation Administration has just lifted its two day ban on all U.S. owned airlines from flying to and Ben Gurion International airport. The cancellation was effective at 11:45 p.m. EDT.

Op-Ed: Gaza cease-fire terms may weaken Hamas empower Abbas

Cairo - The US ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro in particular would like to see the Palestinian Authority under President Mahmoud Abbas take over control in the Gaza Strip replacing Hamas.

Investing in Hamas infrastructure

Before stepping down as president for the final time later today, Israel's Shimon Peres wagged his finger at a state supporting of terrorism. Not Iran, as par the norm, but Qatar.

Gaza cease fire proposals ongoing amid confusion

Gaza - An early cease fire proposal supported by Egypt, Israel, Abbas, and others without consultation with Hamas failed. However, there is considerable diplomatic activity attempting to forge a new proposal that will gain approval from Hamas as well.

60 Palestinians, 13 IDF troops, killed in bloodiest day of war

Gaza - At least 60 Palestinians, most of them innocent civilians, and 13 Israeli soldiers were killed on Sunday as Israel continued its ground invasion of Gaza.

Florida Republican congresswoman condemns Hamas

A Republican US congresswoman known for her staunch support for Cuban exile terrorists has drafted a resolution condemning the Palestinian militant resistance group Hamas for allegedly using human shields in its asymmetrical warfare against Israel.

Gaza death toll surpasses 300 in latest Israeli incursion

Jerusalem - As Palestinian deaths rose Saturday to well over 300, Israeli officials said their stepped-up bombing attack had destroyed 95 rocket-launching sites and 13 tunnels under the borders of the Gaza Strip.

Op-Ed: Why Hamas may have welcomed Israeli operation

In light of the fact that Israel has launched another military operation into the Gaza Strip in response to Hamas rocket attacks it may be worth speculating whether or not Hamas is intentionally inviting such a response.

5-month-old Palestinian dead after first day of Israeli invasion

Gaza - A day into the ground war of Operation Protective Edge and the death toll in Gaza continues to rise as Israel seeks to deliver a punishing blow to Hamas.

Israeli defense expert says Israel vastly inflating Hamas rockets

Prize-winning Israeli defense expert says numbers inflated by as much as 90%, Israel says Hamas makes sophisticated long-range rockets in Gaza.

Op-Ed: The risk of an Israeli invasion of Gaza

The ramifications of an Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip need to be rigorously evaluated and examined very closely and meticulously. Such a move would likely prove to be a grave mistake.
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FIGURES: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (left) and then-U.S. President George W. Bush...
FIGURES: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (left) and then-U.S. President George W. Bush address the press at the White House in Washington, D.C., in 2003.
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Relatives mourn during the funeral of Bashir Abdel Aal  a 20-year-old Hamas militant who was killed ...
Relatives mourn during the funeral of Bashir Abdel Aal, a 20-year-old Hamas militant who was killed by Israeli tank shells minutes before a five-hour truce went into effect, on July 17, 2014 in Gaza
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CROSSING: An Egyption aid convoy waits to enter the Gaza Strip at the Rafah crossing in 2009.
CROSSING: An Egyption aid convoy waits to enter the Gaza Strip at the Rafah crossing in 2009.
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Palestinian Fatah delegation chief Azzam al-Ahmed (L) laughs with Hamas prime minister in the Gaza S...
Palestinian Fatah delegation chief Azzam al-Ahmed (L) laughs with Hamas prime minister in the Gaza Strip, Ismail Haniya (C) during a press conference in Gaza on April 23, 2014
Said Khatib, AFP
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Israeli woman injured from w:Hamas Grad rocket fired at Beer Sheva civilian area from Gaza is taken ...
Israeli woman injured from w:Hamas Grad rocket fired at Beer Sheva civilian area from Gaza is taken to medical center.
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Gilad Shalit campaign
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Two Hamas fighters show off Yasin RPG.
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Khlaid Mashaal (L) and Ismail Haniyeh (R) in Gaza  during Mashaal s first ever visit to the Gaza Str...
Khlaid Mashaal (L) and Ismail Haniyeh (R) in Gaza, during Mashaal's first ever visit to the Gaza Strip.
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Israeli soldiers march next to an army deployment area near the border between Israel and the Hamas-...
Israeli soldiers march next to an army deployment area near the border between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on July 25, 2014
Gil Cohen-Magen, AFP
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Hamas rockets in photo attributed to Hamas press office.
Hamas rockets in photo attributed to Hamas press office.
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Palestinian murdered and dragged through the streets of  Gaza after being accused of spying for Isra...
Palestinian murdered and dragged through the streets of Gaza after being accused of spying for Israel.
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Palestinian boys watch the funerals of five militants killed during Israeli air strikes over night  ...
Palestinian boys watch the funerals of five militants killed during Israeli air strikes over night, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on July 7, 2014
Said Khatib, AFP
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Israeli soldiers stand on Merkava tanks in an army deployment area near Israel's border with th...
Israeli soldiers stand on Merkava tanks in an army deployment area near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip on July 8, 2014
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Photo shows a portion of the separation barrier constructed by Israel near Ramallah  the seat of the...
Photo shows a portion of the separation barrier constructed by Israel near Ramallah, the seat of the Palestinian Authority government in the West Bank.
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Downtown Sderot: Damage by a Palestinian Qassam rocket fired by Hamas terrorists from inside the Gaz...
Downtown Sderot: Damage by a Palestinian Qassam rocket fired by Hamas terrorists from inside the Gaza strip. The warhead consists of a simple metal shell surrounding the explosives, and is triggered by a fuse constructed using a simple firearm cartridge, a spring and a nails.All this is done to inflict as much damage as possible
Oren Rosenfeld - Wikimedia Commons
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Noam Shalit  Gilad s father  changes the number of the tricker that counts the days of Gilad s Capti...
Noam Shalit, Gilad's father, changes the number of the tricker that counts the days of Gilad's Captivity in front of the Israeli Prime Minister residence in West Jerusalem - November 11th, 2010 by Alessandro Di Maio
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Hamas and the Assad regime recently had a nasty falling out. Despite providing a safe haven in Damas...
Hamas and the Assad regime recently had a nasty falling out. Despite providing a safe haven in Damascus and millions in funds and weapons to Hamas to wage terrorism against Israel, the terror group has chosen to betray the regime by declaring support for the opposition. In response, the regime evicted Hamas from Syria.
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Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta  left  meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ra...
Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, left, meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah in the West Bank
Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey / U.S. Air Force
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PORTAL: The now-closed Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip is shown in 2009.
PORTAL: The now-closed Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip is shown in 2009.
Marius Arnesen-Gaza 2009 Project/Wikimedia Commons
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Noam Shalit during an interview in the tent in front of the Israeli Prime Minister s residence in Je...
Noam Shalit during an interview in the tent in front of the Israeli Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem. Photo by Alessandro Di Maio, November 11, 2010
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