Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

UN: Both Israel, Gaza Militants May Be Guilty of War Crimes

In this July 24, 2014 file photo, a Palestinian shouts in an area damaged in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa, File)

JERUSALEM — A U.N. investigation on Monday accused both Israel and Hamas militants of committing possible war crimes in last summer's Gaza war, finding that Israeli airstrikes on residential buildings caused many civilian deaths and suggesting Israeli leaders knowingly endangered them. The report, which Israel rejected as biased, further strain... more

Israel Reports Successful Test of Missile-Defense System

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JERUSALEM  — Israeli officials announced Wednesday that a joint U.S.-Israeli missile-defense system has successfully passed a new test and is expected to be operational next year — a development that would provide an important tool in protecting the country against Hezbollah militants in Lebanon. The Defense Ministry said the David's Sling syst... more

Pentagon Issues Rare Criticism of Israeli Military

A Palestinian relative shouts at the morgue of Shifa hospital following an explosion killed 10 people, all but one of them children, in at a park at the Shati refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip, Monday, July 28, 2014 (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

WASHINGTON -- In a rare move, the Pentagon criticized the Israeli military Thursday, while proceeding to give its ally more ammunition as it presses its fight against Palestinian militants. "The civilian casualties in Gaza have been too high," Defense Department spokesman Col. Steve Warren told reporters. "And it's become clear that the Israeli... more

Israeli Strikes on Gaza, Rocket Fire Break Lull

Smoke and fire rise from an Israeli missile strike in Rafah, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Eyad Baba)

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday. The failure to reach even a brief humanitarian lull in the fighting illustrated the difficulties in securing a more per... more

2 Americans Killed in Fighting in Gaza Strip

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Two Americans who were soldiers for the Israel Defense Forces were killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip. Stuart Steinberg confirmed the death of his son Max Steinberg, 24, to The Associated Press on Sunday. Steinberg, whose family lives in Southern California's San Fernando Valley, was a sharpshooter for the Golani Brigade. He was one of 13 Isr... more

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