Tag: Israel

Give Gaza back to Abbas, end the war

“There are many different elements (among the Palestinians) and no real connections because there’s no real army, so there’s no real government,” he said. “I hope at the end of the day, the other side will also reach the conclusion that the biggest victory is to end the war with diplomatic negotiations and peace on […]

Israel strikes symbols of Hamas’ control in Gaza, shuts down power plant

Israel stepped up its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group’s control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the area’s only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far. Flares turned the sky over Gaza City orange overnight and by daybreak, as the conflict […]

Peace Now Head Criticizes Bennett Over Gaza

Yariv Oppenheimer, director of the far-left Peace Now organization, criticized Economy Minister Naftali Bennett on Tuesday, after Bennett said that the goal of the current campaign in Gaza must include a clear military decision that leaves Hamas defeated and disarmed. “How convenient it is to be Bennett and push Netanyahu into Gaza,” said Oppenheimer. “If […]

Chile Recalls Israeli Ambassador Over Gaza

“Chile observes with great concern and disappointment that [Israeli] military operations — which at this stage constitute a collective punishment of the civilian Palestinian population in Gaza — do not respect the fundamental norms of international humanitarian law as demonstrated by the more than 1000 victims, including women and children, as well as attacks on […]

No cease-fire until Israeli blockade of Gaza is lifted

A Palestinian health official says 13 people were killed early Wednesday after tank shells hit a U.N. school in Gaza where hundreds of Palestinians had taken refuge from Israeli attacks. Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra said another 40 Palestinians were wounded in the shelling. Adnan Abu Hasna, a spokesman for a U.N. aid agency, said […]

Thousands take to NY streets to protest Israeli offensive in Gaza

NEW YORK – Thousands of people took to the streets of New York City on Friday evening to protest Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip and demand an end to the violence that has reportedly killed nearly 850 Palestinians. Police scrambled to corral the demonstrators, which officers estimated numbered between 2,000 and 3,000, as they […]

UN Human Rights Council Accuses Israel of ‘Acting in Gaza Like the Nazis’

The UN Human Rights Council held a special session in Geneva on July 23, 2014 to declare effectively that Israelis do not have human rights. The session ended with a resolution that launched an “investigation” into what the Council decided in advance were Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights. The vote was 29 in favor, 1 against […]

Iran General: We Will Hunt Down Israelis House To House

The deputy commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards vowed revenge against Israel for its ongoing military incursion into Gaza, which has already killed hundreds of Palestinians and dozens of Israelis.   “You [people of Israel] are trees without any roots which were planted in the Islamic lands by the British,” Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami said at […]

Israel deepens Gaza push to destroy Hamas tunnels

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 more than 2,000 air strikes against Gaza […]

Gaza ground op comes after all other options exhausted

Thursday some 13 Hamas terrorists were caught attempting to enter Israel through a tunnel, and according to Israel, the need to neutralize the subterranean threat was part of the reasons behind the launch the ground operation, some 10-days after Israel began Operation Protective Edge in Gaza. Until Thursday, the majority of the operation focused on […]