Palestinian Territories

Israel's Netanyahu Vows to Refute Gaza 'Lies'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left Israel on Sunday en route to the United Nations in New York, saying he will refute "all of the lies directed at us" with regard to Israel's recently concluded war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Netanyahu's comments come after Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas charged that Israel had commi... more

Hamas Suspects in Slaying of Israeli Teens Killed

Israeli teens

JERUSALEM — Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying of three Israeli teenagers, a gruesome attack that had triggered a chain of events that led to the war in Gaza this summer. The deaths of the two suspects, identified by the Israeli military as ... more

Dozens of Israeli Intel Soldiers Refuse to Serve

Israeli soldiers patrol during clashes with Palestinians as troops search for three missing Israeli teens and look to dismantle the Islamic militant group, Hamas (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas)

JERUSALEM — Dozens of reserve soldiers from an elite Israeli intelligence unit publicly declared Friday that they are refusing to operate in the Palestinian territories, citing moral reasons. Soldiers from Unit 8200 — Israel's equivalent of the eavesdropping, code-breaking U.S. National Security Agency — aired their grievances in the Yediot Ahr... more

Rights Group Accuses Israel of War Crimes in Gaza

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JERUSALEM — A leading international rights group on Thursday alleged that Israel committed war crimes during this summer's Gaza war, saying it reached that conclusion after investigating three attacks on or near United Nations-run schools housing displaced Palestinians. Human Rights Watch said it investigated the strikes at the schools in three... more

Israelis Skeptical of PM's Gaza Victory Claim

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claim that Israel achieved a "great military and political" victory over Hamas in the latest round of fighting in the Gaza Strip has met with skepticism from many Israelis, according to a poll published Thursday. The poll, published in the left-leaning Haaretz newspaper, shows that 54 per cent of ... more

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