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  • A Palestinian talks on a mobile phone as he walks on the rubble of a damaged house following an overnight Israeli missile strike in Gaza City, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Egypt presented a cease-fire plan Monday to end a week of heavy fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip that has left at least 185 people dead, and both sides said they were seriously considering the proposal. The late-night offer by Egypt marked the first sign of a breakthrough in international efforts to end the conflict. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    Israel resumes airstrikes after Hamas violates cease-fire

    Israel has resumed airstrikes after Hamas violated cease-fire agreement.


  • CAPTION CORRECTION, CORRECTS THE HOME WAS THAT OF POLICE CHIEF'S COUSIN - A Palestinian mourner chants slogans on the grave of a member of the al-Batsh family who were killed in Saturday's Israeli airstrike, during a funeral procession in Gaza City on Sunday, July 13, 2014. The strike hit the home of a cousin of Gaza police chief Taysir al-Batsh and damaged a nearby mosque as evening prayers ended Saturday, killing at least 18 people, wounding 50 and leaving some people believed to be trapped under the rubble, said Palestinian Health Ministry official Ashraf al-Kidra. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    Israeli strike kills 18, stirs debate over targets

    The target was the Gaza police chief. He survived the Israeli airstrike on a cousin's home with critical injuries, but 18 family members were killed, including five children and teens.


  • Cindy Corrie, center, and Craig Corrie, left, the parents of Rachel Corrie, a pro-Palestinian activist who was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza in 2003, meet their lawyer at the Supreme Court In Jerusalem, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. The family of slain American activist Rachel Corrie asked Israel's Supreme Court on Wednesday to overturn a verdict clearing the military of any wrongdoing in her death. Corrie, 23, was crushed to death by an Israeli military bulldozer during a protest in the Gaza Strip in March 2003. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

    Family of slain US activist appeals Israel verdict

    The family of a slain American activist on Wednesday appealed to the Israeli Supreme Court to overturn a lower court's ruling and hold the military accountable for their daughter's death.


  • Video prompts look at killing of Palestinian teens

    Security-camera video showing two unarmed Palestinians crumpling to the ground during a lull in a stone-throwing clash with Israeli soldiers revived allegations by human rights activists Tuesday that the troops often use excessive force.


  • In this Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 photo, a Palestinian boy walks around his home in the village of Beit Ummar near the West Bank city of Hebron. At the age of 15, the boy was held for nine months in an Israeli military jail for throwing rocks at passing Israeli cars near his village in the West Bank. An Israeli 15-year-old boy was arrested for a similar crime at the same time but faced a different justice system. The Israeli boy refused to allow his photo to be taken. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

    In West Bank, teen offenders face different fates

    The boys were both 15, with the crackly voices and awkward peach fuzz of adolescence. They lived just a few minutes away from one another in the West Bank. And both were accused of throwing stones at vehicles, one day after the other.


  • In this Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 photo, a Palestinian boy walks around his home in the village of Beit Ummar near the West Bank city of Hebron. At the age of 15, the boy was held for nine months in an Israeli military jail for throwing rocks at passing Israeli cars near his village in the West Bank. An Israeli 15-year-old boy was arrested for a similar crime at the same time but faced a different justice system. The Israeli boy refused to allow his photo to be taken. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

    In West Bank, teen offenders face different fates

    The boys were both 15, with the crackly voices and awkward peach fuzz of adolescence. They lived just a few minutes away from one another in the West Bank. And both were accused of throwing stones at vehicles, one day after the other.


  • This undated photo released by the Israel Defense Forces on Friday, March 21, 2014, that they claim shows a tunnel dug from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip that stretches hundreds of meters (yards) inside Israel.  The Israeli military says it has discovered another tunnel — the biggest so far — dug from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip into Israel and says it was intended for attacks on soldiers and civilians. Hamas spokesman Abu Obeida blamed the tunnel's discovery on recent rains that exposed its opening. (AP Photo/Israeli Defense  Forces)

    Israel uncovers 'biggest terror tunnel' ever by Gaza border

    Israeli authorities said Friday they've discovered one of the biggest terror tunnels ever near the Gaza border, a massive underground operation they believe was plotted by Hamas to carry out a substantial attack or kidnapping.


  • A wounded Israeli soldier is brought to a hospital in Haifa, Israel, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. A roadside bomb hit an Israeli patrol near the frontier with the Golan Heights on Tuesday, the army said, wounding four soldiers in the most serious violence to strike the area since the Syrian conflict began three years ago. Israel said it responded with artillery strikes on Syrian army targets. Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 Middle East war and later annexed the strategic area in a move that was not internationally recognized. (AP Photo/Hertzel Shapira) ****ISRAEL OUT***

    Israeli airstrikes kill 1 Syrian soldier, wound 7

    Israeli airstrikes against Syrian military posts in the Golan Heights killed one soldier and wounded seven on Wednesday in the most serious escalation between the two neighboring countries since Syria's civil war broke out three years ago.


  • Hamas military wing members take part in a ceremony to inaugurate a monument marking the anniversary of the death of  a senior Hamas official Ibrahim Maqadama, killed in an Israeli air strike in 2003, in Gaza City , Monday, March 10, 2014. The monument represents a model of the Hamas made longer-range M75 missile which has  a range of about 80 kilometers and was used for the first time in 2012 against targets in Israel. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

    Israeli drone crashes in Gaza; airstrike kills 3

    An Israeli airstrike killed three Gaza militants on Tuesday near an area where an unmanned Israeli surveillance aircraft crashed earlier in the day, an official in the Palestinian territory said. The Israeli military said it was responding to mortar fire.


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