French Prime Minister Manuel Valls called the fight against anti-Semitism a “national cause.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel will take “whatever action is necessary” to halt Hamas cross-border rocket attacks from Gaza and restore calm but insisted his forces were doing their utmost to avoid civilian casualties there.
At least 62 Palestinians were killed on Sunday by Israeli shelling in a Gaza neighborhood, where bodies were strewn in the street and thousands fled toward a hospital packed with wounded, witnesses and health officials said.12
Two members from the same Jewish family were killed in shelling in the embattled eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk.
Two more Israeli soldiers were killed in Gaza, bringing the number of soldiers killed to five.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Israel was worse than Hitler, but appeared to heed calls to urge his political allies to tone down attacks on the country’s Jews.
Israel responded skeptically to the extension of Iranian nuclear talks with world powers on Saturday, saying it saw no cause for the optimism voiced by some Western diplomats about prospects for an accord.
In a school in northern Gaza, scores of families sweat in cramped classrooms. Babies cry, while restless kids draw on chalkboards and worried parents give thanks for their relative safety.3
Two Israeli soldiers were killed in a cross-border attack by Hamas militants on Saturday and an Israeli civilian was killed by a rocket, as the Palestinian death toll from the conflict rose above 300 with no diplomatic solution in sight.
Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters marched in French cities on Saturday to condemn violence in Gaza, defying a ban imposed after demonstrators marched on two synagogues in Paris last weekend and clashed with riot police.13
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