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UN condemns Israel, ignores Hamas

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/14/18, 10:24 am

The UN General Assembly approved a resolution Wednesday blaming Israel for violence in Gaza and rejecting a U.S. demand to condemn the Palestinian militant group Hamas for its role in the conflict. In response to near-weekly protests since March 30 along the Israel-Gaza border, Israeli gunfire has killed more than 120 Palestinians and wounded more than 3,800. Israel insists it is protecting its border. Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon told the UN assembly that Hamas was conducting “a violent assault on Israel” and aimed to seize its main cities of Haifa, Tel Aviv, and Jerusalem.

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Quiet in Gaza amid unofficial cease-fire

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 5/30/18, 12:10 pm

Rulers of the Palestinian militant group Hamas on Wednesday said they had reached a cease-fire with Israel through Egyptian mediators after the one of the worst days of violence in Gaza since the 2014 war. Israeli officials denied signing a cease-fire but said quiet would be met with quiet. “We’ve given Hamas a chance to prove that we can return to routine,” said Israeli Cabinet member Arieh Deri.

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Israel bombs Gaza after militant mortar attack

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/29/18, 10:49 am

Israeli warplanes dropped bombs in central Gaza on Tuesday after militants in the territory fired more than 25 mortar shells on southern Israeli communities. The bombing marked the largest single attack since the 2014 Israel-Hamas war. Security officials in Gaza said the bombing targeted an Islamic Jihad militant training site. Earlier in the day, the Israeli military said it intercepted a majority of the mortar shells and reported no casualties.

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