Seven Israeli soldiers were killed on Monday during clashes with Palestinian militants, the Israeli military said, lifting the army death toll to 25 in two weeks of fighting around the Gaza Strip.
Leaflets threatening the Jewish community because of Israel’s Gaza operation were found on parked cars in a Chicago neighborhood.
The SodaStream company reportedly fired 60 Palestinian employees from its West Bank plant over a dispute on breaking the Ramadan fast.17
More than 3,000 people demonstrated in support of Israel at rallies in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.
Residents of the Gaza Strip, mostly house-bound and fearful after 13 days of Israeli bombardment, lit fireworks and chanted “God is great!” into the early morning darkness on Monday after Hamas said it had captured an Israeli soldier.
The U.S. under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs published and then removed a tweet with a hashtag in support of Gaza.5
Israeli forces killed at least 10 Palestinian militants on Monday after they crossed the border from Gaza through two tunnels, the military said, as the death toll from the two-week conflict passed 500.10
France’s interior minister promised on Monday to crack down on anti-Semitism after violence marred pro-Palestinian rallies in and around Paris to protest against Israel’s role in the two-week-old Middle East conflict.
Two American men were among the 13 Israeli soldiers killed in the conflict in Gaza on Sunday, the U.S. State Department said.
Tariq Khdeir, the Palestinian-American teen beaten by Israeli soldiers in an attack caught on video, is back home. But he insists he will return to Jerusalem one day.3
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