Tag: Israel

Israel must do more to live up to its high standards of protecting civilians

The Pentagon called on Israel on Thursday to do more to protect civilian life during its military operations in Gaza, saying the conflict was taking too high a toll on civilians. “The civilian casualties in Gaza have been too high. And it’s become clear that the Israelis need to do more to live up to […]

Online Campaign Aims to Build Third Temple

Several parallels have already been drawn, if informally, between Israel’s current campaign to eliminate Hamas terror – and the international community’s slow, but climbing, understanding of Israel’s right to self-defense – and events described in the Torah regarding the completion of the Third Temple. While acknowledgement of this has been somewhat informal – including a widely […]

UN accuses Israel over Jabaliya attack

UN spokesman Chris Gunness said “the world stands disgraced” by the attack, in which 15 died and dozens were hurt. The Israeli military said an initial inquiry suggested soldiers responded to mortar fire. The military says it is now holding a partial, four-hour humanitarian ceasefire. Some 1,200 Palestinians and 55 Israelis have been killed in […]

Islamic Jihad Said to Have Iranian Missiles

Islamic Jihad has “many more surprises up its sleeve,” said Abdullah Shalah, head of the terror group said Sunday. In an interview on an Arab satellite station, Shalah said that “We have a store of strategic weapons that we have never used,” but was prepared to bring out against Israel if the war in Gaza […]

Hamas invites Hezbollah to join in fighting against Israel

Hamas wants Hezbollah to join the now three-week-old conflict with Israel, the deputy political bureau chief of the Palestinian Islamist organization reportedly said on Wednesday. Moussa Abu Marzouk, who serves as Khaled Mashaal’s top deputy and who is currently based in Cairo, told the Russian news agency RIA Novosti on Wednesday that the organization hoped […]

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 […]