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UN Rights Chief Warns of Possible Gaza War Crimes

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

Associated Press | Jul 23, 2014

GENEVA — The U.N.'s top human rights official has warned all sides in the two-week war in the Gaza Strip to not indiscriminately attack civilians, and that violations may amount to war crimes. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Wednesday that of the more than 600 Palestinian deaths in the Gaza Strip reviewed by the global... more

Egypt Calls for Israeli, Palestinian Peace Talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri in Cairo. (AP photo)

Associated Press | Jul 22, 2014

CAIRO  — Egypt's foreign minister raised the possibility Tuesday of restarting stalled peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians as part of negotiating a cease-fire in the war that has broken out on the Gaza Strip. At the start of a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri said he planned to work with U... more

Israel Troops Battle Hamas, Uncover Gaza Tunnels

Palestinian boy running

Associated Press | Jul 19, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israel pounded Hamas rocket launchers, uncovered more than a dozen cross-border tunnels and engaged in gunbattles with Palestinian militants Saturday on the second day of its open-ended ground operation in Gaza, as the Palestinian death toll there topped 300.   The Israeli military said that during its first 24 hours o... more

Mortars Fired at Israel during Gaza Cease-fire

A Palestinian girl walks with a toy that she salvaged from debris of the el-Yazje apartment building which was destroyed following an overnight Israeli missile strike in Gaza City, Thursday, July 17, 2014. (AP photo) | Jul 17, 2014

JERUSALEM — Israel's military says three mortar shells were fired from Gaza after a humanitarian cease-fire went into effect. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld had earlier said two rockets fell in open areas in southern Israel, causing no damage or injuries. He said the rockets landed at 12 p.m. local time, two hours after the cease-fire began. ... more

Israel Says it Has Sent Ground Troops to Gaza

An Israeli tank maneuvers to take a position along the Israel-Gaza Border, Thursday, July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Associated Press | Jul 17, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Thousands of Israeli soldiers invaded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, escalating a 10-day military operation to try to destroy Hamas' weapons arsenal, rocket firing abilities and tunnels under the Palestinian territory's border with Israel. It was the first major Israeli ground offensive in Gaza in just over five years and c... more

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