Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell
By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell
Israel Pounds Gaza After 4-Year-Old Boy Slain by Rocket
(Reuters) — Israeli aircraft bombed the Gaza Strip on Saturday and Palestinian militants fired rockets at the Jewish state, the military said, with no end in sight to the deadliest violence between the sides in years. Gaza health officials said five people were killed in an Israeli strike on a house in central Gaza. The…
Is De Facto Truce Taking Shape in Gaza?
(Reuters) – Fighting subsided in Gaza on Sunday after Hamas Islamist militants said they backed a 24-hour humanitarian truce and U.S. President Barack Obama called for a ceasefire but there was no sign of any comprehensive deal to end fighting with Israel. Hamas said it had endorsed a call by the United Nations for a…
Gaza Death Toll Tops 1,000 — Brief Truce Holds
(Reuters) — Palestinian death toll in the 19-day conflict between Israel and Hamas militants has climbed to over 1,000, many of them civilians, Gaza’s health ministry said on Saturday. Ministry spokesman Ashraf Al-Qidra said rescue workers had taken advantage of a 12-hour truce in the fighting and had retrieved more than 100 bodies buried in…
Israel Says Missing Soldier Is Dead — Not Captive — as Gaza Fighting Rages
(Reuters) — Israel said on Tuesday it had failed to trace any remains of one of its soldiers whom it believes died in the Gaza Strip two days ago, and whom Hamas has said it captured. The Israeli military named the missing man as Oron Shaul, 21, who was traveling in an armored vehicle that…
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