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Amnesty International: Palestinians committed war crimes in Gaza

The prominent international human rights group Amnesty International has accused Palestinians of committing war crimes during last year's war in Gaza.

Op-Ed: U.S. condemns, enables Israel's 'appalling' Gaza slaughter

The United States raised eyebrows around the world over the weekend by excoriating Israel after its forces bombed yet another United Nations school sheltering refugees from its ferocious Gaza offensive.

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.

Gaza 'genocide' denounced by Spanish film industry

Gaza - One hundred Spanish film professionals, including the husband-and-wife team Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz, have published an open letter denouncing what they term the "genocide" happening in the Gaza Strip.

Women strip their clothes on Facebook to show support for IDF

Tel Aviv - A Facebook page is giving new meaning to Gaza Strip as Israeli women post nearly naked photos of themselves to boost the morale of their fighting men.

Gaza death toll nears 800 as Israel bombs UN school, killing 17

Gaza - Nearly 800 Palestinians have been killed during Israel's 16-day war on Gaza. In one of the latest attacks, at least 17 people sheltering in a United Nations school in northern Gaza were killed by Israeli shelling.

Israeli soldier missing in Gaza as deadly bombing continues

Gaza - After an Israeli soldier is confirmed missing by the IDF the bombardment of Gaza continues as a church is struck by Israel.

Gaza death toll tops 600 as Israel bombs homes, hospital

Gaza - The number of Palestinians killed in Gaza topped 600 on Tuesday as Israel continued its ferocious land, air and sea offensive against Hamas and other militants resisting Israeli occupation and blockade.

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.

War in Gaza may widen as Netanyahu apologizes for civilian deaths

Gaza - One Israeli soldier has been killed, and 20 Palestinians are dead as the Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip enters its second day.

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.

Israel launches ground invasion of Gaza

Gaza - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Moshe Ya'alon have ordered Israeli troops to commence a ground invasion of Gaza.

Israeli forces kill 4 Palestinian children playing beach soccer

Gaza - Israeli military forces shelled or bombed a group of Palestinian children playing soccer on a Gaza City beach, killing four of them and wounding three others, one of them critically.

Man delivering food to IDF troops killed by Gaza-fired mortar

Erez - A civilian volunteer delivering food to Israeli troops at a Gaza border crossing has been killed by shrapnel from a mortar shell fired from Gaza as the conflict there continues despite ceasefire efforts.

Worldwide protests against Israel's Gaza slaughter

Tens of thousands of people around the world took part in demonstrations protesting Israel's latest military operation against rocket-firing Palestinian resistance fighters in Gaza, a week-long offensive that has overwhelmingly killed innocent civilians.

Half of dead in Gaza airstrikes are women and children

Palestinian Health Ministry reports say that at least half of the dead and wounded in the current Israeli bombing campaign aimed at Gaza are women and children. Gaza age demographics support the Ministry's assertions.

EU condemns Hamas rockets, Israeli killing of civilians

Gaza - As Israel escalates its bombing campaign against Islamic militants in Gaza, the number of innocent Palestinian civilians killed continues to rise, drawing sharp rebuke from the European Union.

Israeli strikes kill 12 civilians, including 5 children, in Gaza

Gaza - At least 20 Palestinians, including 12 civilians, were killed across Gaza on Tuesday as Israeli military forces expanded a major bombing offensive targeting Islamic militants who have fired dozens of rockets at Israel.

Families of slain Israeli, Palestinian teens mourn together

Jerusalem - The families of two murdered teenagers —one Israeli, the other Palestinian — have discovered solace from an unlikely source: each other.

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IDF tweet announcing commencement of the Israeli ground invasion of Gaza.
IDF tweet announcing commencement of the Israeli ground invasion of Gaza.
American-made Israeli F-16s drop bombs on Gaza.
American-made Israeli F-16s drop bombs on Gaza.
Israel has launched a major bombardment of Gaza targeting Islamic militants. Some 12 Palestinian civ...
Israel has launched a major bombardment of Gaza targeting Islamic militants. Some 12 Palestinian civilians, including 5 children, have been killed.
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Israel s bombing campaign against Gaza continued after Hamas rejected an Egyptian-initiated ceasefir...
Israel's bombing campaign against Gaza continued after Hamas rejected an Egyptian-initiated ceasefire effort on Tuesday.
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