New Ceasefire Proposal Floated

Hamas denies report
Smoke and fire from the explosion of an Israeli strike rise over Gaza City

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.

AP Mocks Congressional Support for Israel

Smoke rises after an Israeli missile hit Shijaiyah neighborhood in Gaza City

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.”

Not-So-Secret Hamas Command Bunker Located Under Gaza Hospital

Hamas has turned hospital into 'Hollywood sound-stage'
Palestinians in the morgue of Shifa Hospital / AP

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.