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  • Gaza dead tops 85 as Israel presses its offensive

    KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Al Haj family never heard it coming: An Israeli missile smashed into their home in the middle of the night, destroying the structure and killing eight relatives in a matter of seconds. A survivor said all the dead were civilians. As Israel intensified its...

  • Israel's 'Iron Dome' changes the face of battle

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's "Iron Dome" defense system has emerged as a game-changer in the current round of violence with Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, shooting down dozens of incoming rockets and being credited with preventing numerous civilian casualties. By shooting down more than 90...

  • Kerry: Crisis in Israel, Gaza, needs de-escalation

    BEIJING (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. is trying to stem the surging violence in Israel and Gaza in a way that allows the Jewish state to continue defending itself from Hamas rocket fire. Kerry, in Beijing for a summit with Chinese leaders, says it's a "dangerous moment"...

  • Israel steps up offensive as diplomacy kicks off

    JERUSALEM (AP) — With rockets raining deep inside Israel, the military pummeled Palestinian targets Wednesday across the Gaza Strip and threatened a broad ground offensive, while the first diplomatic efforts to end two days of heavy fighting got underway. Egypt, which has mediated before...

  • Israeli city in rocket range from both directions

    HADERA, Israel (AP) — Residents of this city in northern Israel have long known they were within range of rockets from Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon. After being struck by a missile from Gaza, however, there is a new reality: They can be hit from both directions. The landing of rockets in...

  • Rockets hit Israeli heartland as offensive begins

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Tuesday launched its largest offensive in the Gaza Strip in nearly two years, carrying out a blistering aerial assault on scores of targets and killing 25 people in what officials called an open-ended operation aimed at ending weeks of heavy rocket fire. As Gaza...

  • Ted Cruz: Enough votes in Senate to kill U.S. aid to Palestinian Authority

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, reacting to the violence in the Middle East, said that there are now enough senators ready to cut the $440 million U.S. taxpayers send to the Palestinian Authority every year. But, he said, Democratic leaders are holding up a vote. And on Monday, Republican Sen. Bob Corker...

  • Obama urges restraint for Israel, Palestinians

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama called for Israelis and Palestinians alike to restrain themselves and put an end to acts of retribution, in some of his first public comments on the matter since the murder of three Israeli teenagers touched off a new round of violence and deepening...

  • Israeli army launches offensive on Gaza Strip

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli army said it launched an offensive operation early Tuesday against the Gaza Strip to quell rocket attacks, and a Palestinian official said Israeli airstrikes injured at least nine Palestinians. The Israeli airstrikes come after Gaza militants fired dozens of...

  • Israeli FM ends alliance with Netanyahu

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's foreign minister on Monday said he was ending a political alliance with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, adding a new element of instability to an already fractious governing coalition. Avigdor Lieberman, leader of the ultranationalist Yisrael Beitenu party, told a...

  • Hamas says 7 militants killed in Israeli strikes

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel arrested six Jewish suspects Sunday in the grisly slaying of a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and burned alive last week — a crime that set off a wave of violent protests in Arab sections of the country. Leaders of the Jewish state appealed for calm amid signs...

  • Israeli ambassador calls beating of Palestinian-American boy 'disturbing'

    Israeli ambassador Ron Dermer called a video apparently showing the beating of a Palestinian-American teenager at the hands of Israeli police "very disturbing," and said that "excessive force is not something that we accept in Israel."

  • U.S. taxpayers shouldn't be forced to fund Palestinian terrorism

    On June 2, the Palestinians announced a new unity government, which included Hamas, an organization designated by the State Department as a terrorist group.

  • Israel rushes forces to southern border with Gaza

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military rushed additional forces to its southern border with the Gaza Strip on Thursday, vowing to halt a growing wave of rocket fire from the Palestinian territory, while new clashes erupted in east Jerusalem in response to the death of an Arab boy who...

  • End U.S. aid to a Palestinian government that includes Hamas terrorists

    The savage murder of three innocent Jewish boys — Gil-ad Shaar, 16, Eyal Yifrach, 19, and Naftali Fraenkel, 16, a duel Israeli-U.S. citizen — is a chilling reminder of the threats Israelis face every day.



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