JERUSALEM—An article singing the praise of Israeli democracy appeared today in perhaps the most unlikely venue that could be imagined—Gaza—amidst widespread criticism abroad of the reelection of Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister of Israel and the presumed deepening of hard-right policies that choice implies.
GAZA (Reuters) – Hamas security forces allowed a rare rally on Monday by rival jihadist Salafi activists in the Gaza Strip in support of Islamic State and the deadly attacks by three Islamist gunmen in France.
In response to the gruesome axe murder of four worshippers, including three Americans, at a Jerusalem synagogue today, Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank erupted in spontaneous celebrations.
State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki said that Israel “could have done more” to prevent civilian casualties during the 2014 Gaza War. Psaki’s comments contradict Gen. Martin Dempsey’s statements on Thursday that Israel went to “extraordinary lengths” to limit civilian casualties and “did what they could” to avoid them. “It remains the broad view of the …
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The highest-ranking U.S. military officer said on Thursday that Israel went to “extraordinary lengths” to limit civilian casualties in the recent war in Gaza and that the Pentagon had sent a team to see what lessons could be learned from the operation.
The Israeli Navy intercepted on multiple occasions weapons building material headed to Gaza, the Jerusalem Post reports.
JERUSALEM—The recent Gaza War has proven the impossibility of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian problem, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon declared this week.
JERUSALEM—As an uneasy ceasefire settles over the Gaza Strip, a cascade of anger is coursing through the West Bank and East Jerusalem, raising fears of a third Intifada, or Palestinian uprising.
JERUSALEM—Two Hamas operatives who set off a cycle of violence three months ago that led to more than 2,000 dead Palestinians and the devastation of much of Gaza were cornered and shot dead early Tuesday by Israeli security forces in the West Bank city of Hebron.