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Israeli Strikes Hit UN School, Gaza Shopping Area

Smoke from Israeli strikes rises over Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip, in the northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Associated Press | Jul 30, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli strikes hit a crowded shopping area in Gaza City, hours after tank shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with war refugees Wednesday in the deadliest of a series of air and artillery attacks that push the Palestinian death toll above 1,300 in more than three weeks of fighting. The bloodshed came... more

Israel Hits Symbols of Hamas Power in Gaza War

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Associated Press | Jul 29, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip  — Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats targeted symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City early Tuesday in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of a "prolonged" campaign in Gaza. The overnight strikes hit the home of the top Hamas... more

With Israel at War, US Lawmakers Give Full Support

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Associated Press | Jul 29, 2014

WASHINGTON — As the war in Gaza escalates, U.S. lawmakers are pressing the Obama administration to take no action that puts pressure on Israel to halt its military campaign against Hamas. Many even have criticized the administration's effort to stop violence that has killed more than 1,100 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and more than 40 Israe... more

Attack on Park in Gaza War Kills 10, Most Children

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)

Associated Press | Jul 28, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A strike on a Gaza park killed 10 people Monday, nine of them children, as Israeli and Palestinian authorities traded blame over the attack and fighting in the Gaza war raged on despite a major Muslim holiday. A truce between the sides remained elusive as diplomats sought to end the fighting at the start of the Eid al-F... more

Hamas Agrees to 24-hour Holiday Truce in Gaza War

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

Associated Press | Jul 27, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Hamas on Sunday agreed to observe a 24-hour humanitarian truce after initially rejecting such an offer by Israel, as fighting resumed and the two sides wrangled over the terms of a lull the international community hopes can be expanded into a more sustainable truce.   Between the rival announcements Palestinian militan... more

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