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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)

Stars and Stripes | Aug 01, 2014

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)

Associated Press | Jul 28, 2014

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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Associated Press | Jul 22, 2014

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

Palestinian Death Toll in Gaza Fighting at 508

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

Associated Press | Jul 21, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- The death toll among Palestinians from the Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip reached 508 on Monday, Gaza health officials said as the two sides counted their dead following the bloodiest day of fighting so far in the two-week campaign. Diplomatic efforts to broker a cease-fire intensified amid the mounting carnage. ... more

Israel Deepens Gaza Push to Destroy Hamas Tunnels

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Associated Press | Jul 18, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters in a high-stakes ground offensive meant to weaken the enclave's Hamas rulers. Israel launched the operation late Thursday, following a 10-day campaign of mo... more

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