Israel’s Navy intercepted an activist ship in the waters off the coast of the Gaza Strip.
One of the little-noticed findings of the U.N. commission on possible Gaza war crimes is the panel’s strong criticism of Israel’s move to close the books on its military’s killing of four Palestinian boys on a beach.
A ship carrying some 70 pro-Palestinian activists, including an Israeli-Arab lawmaker, set sail from Crete to Gaza.
A flotilla of boats planning to break Israel’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip left a Greek port.
The Obama administration opposes any Security Council consideration of a United Nations report on last summer’s war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
Militants in the Gaza Strip launched a rocket at Israel on Tuesday which landed in open ground near a community close to the Palestinian enclave and Israel hit back at the launching site, the Israeli army said.
Anticipating what they believed would be an unfair U.N. report on last summer’s Gaza War, the Israeli government and friendly groups in the United States were ready with at least three reports they say better reflects the reality of the five-week battle between Israel and Hamas.
Mary McGowan Davis, the American judge who led the independent United Nations probe into the events of last summer’s war in Gaza, said the main message committee members wanted to transmit is that Israel must reexamine its policy of using its military might against civilians, because it led to unprecedented destruction in Gaza and to the killing of about 1,500 innocents.
Israel denounced the U.N. report on possible Gaza war crimes as biased before the ink was even dry. J.J. Goldberg writes that the 183-page document asks serious questions — and we all deserve answers.
A trawler from Italy was the first of three vessels to leave port in a bid to break Israel’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.