Ken Roth, the executive director of Human Rights Watch, claims that terrorist attacks and abductions are not a “rights violation” so long as they only target soldiers.
A majority of Americans disapprove of the way President Obama is handling the conflict in Israel and the Gaza Strip, according to a ABC News/Washington Post poll.
Hamas has been harassing and threatening Western journalists to prevent them from reporting on the terror group’s operations, the Times of Israel reported.
My must read of the day is “Obama Rated Poorly on Mideast Conflict,” in ABC News.
JERUSALEM—A cease-fire in Gaza is close at hand, according to a spokesman for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and a senior Israeli official. They said, separately, that Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza could agree to halt fighting within the next few days for 24-72 hours.
In a shocking instance of journalistic malpractice, the Associated Press, which describes itself as committed “to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism,” criticized congressional support for Israel in its ongoing conflict with Hamas, tweeting “As much of world watches Gaza war in horror, members of Congress fall over each other to support Israel.”
Hamas operates a sophisticated command bunker that is located beneath Shifa Hospital in northern Gaza and despite the fact that journalists are regularly invited to meet with Hamas officials there, the existence of the hospital command center has gone unreported, according to Tablet Magazine.