Diplomat: UN Gave Hamas Rockets to the Palestinian Government

Dispute over who the missiles were given back to
Palestinian children attend a class at the UNRWA elementary school in Shati refugee camp in Gaza City

United Nations officials handed Hamas missiles found last week in a U.N.-run school in Gaza to the Palestinian government, according to a Western diplomat familiar with the case who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.

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Kerry Caught Mocking Israel’s Tactics in Gaza
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Secretary of State John Kerry was caught on an open mic responding, seemingly with sarcasm, to Israel’s tactics in Gaza.

Israelis Attempt to Destroy Hamas Terror Tunnels

Ground incursion focused on extensive tunnel network rather than
Israeli reserves deployed to Gaza border (AP)

Jerusalem—In a weekend of fierce fighting in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli military command shifted its principal objective from suppression of Hamas’ rockets to the discovery and destruction of an extensive system of tunnels that could be used for incursions into Israel.

Hamas Uses Terror as Domestic PR

Palestinians forced to flee following failed rocket attack
Iron Dome intercepts one of hundreds of rockets fired on Israel by Hamas (AP)

Jerusalem—Hours after Hamas sent volleys of rockets at Tel Aviv, the Israeli Defense Forces today advised Palestinian residents of a neighborhood in northern Gaza to evacuate because the Israeli Air Force intended to carry out a massive attack in the area.

Israel Launches Military Offensive Against Gaza Militants

Smoke and flames are seen following what witnesses said were Israeli air strikes in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 7, 2014

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel launched an aerial offensive in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, bombing more than 30 targets including homes and calling it part of a campaign named “Operation Protective Edge” targeting Hamas Islamist militants firing rockets at the Jewish state.

Israel Masses Forces on Gaza Border

Tensions strained following rocket attacks, murder of teens
Palestinian protesters throw stones at Israeli soldiers in Gaza / AP

JERUSALEM—Israel began today to mass forces on the border of the Gaza Strip as the security cabinet met for the fourth consecutive day to discuss Israel’s response to the murder of three abducted students and a sharp escalation in recent days of rocket fire from Gaza.