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In Gaza, whatever the target, children often the victims

Ten-year-old Afnan Shuheiber was playing on a Gaza City rooftop with her cousins when she became one of at least 73 children killed by Israeli fire in the Gaza Strip. The spiralling number of children killed in the latest conflict between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas in Gaza has…

Two Americans killed while fighting for Israel in Gaza

Two American men were among the 13 Israeli soldiers killed in the conflict in Gaza on Sunday, the U.S. State Department said, the bloodiest day of the conflict, in which about 100 Palestinians were also killed. Max Steinberg, a native of California’s San Fernando Valley, was a sniper in the…

Florida teen returns home after beating at hands of Israeli police

By Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) – Despite the red scars on his wrists, a souvenir from a summer vacation to see Palestinian relatives that became a nightmare, Tariq Khdeir felt lucky on Sunday as he described his apparent beating by Israeli police earlier this month. Three cousins arrested with…

Looting and tear gas in Paris as protestors riot over Israeli offensive in Gaza

A French rally against the deadly Israeli offensive in Gaza once again descended into chaos Sunday as protesters looted shops and riot police lobbed tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowds. The demonstration in the northern Paris suburb of Sarcelles is the third to have deteriorated in the space…

World AIDS forum opens with tribute for plane dead

A six-day world forum on AIDS got under way on Sunday to tributes to six campaigners killed on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and fresh vows to crush a disease that has claimed twice as many lives as World War I. Thousands of delegates at the 20th International AIDS Conference in…

Putin’s Russia risks burning bridges over jet crash

Russia risks burning bridges with the West over the deadly Malaysian plane crash in Ukraine, as analysts warn that President Vladimir Putin might never accept responsibility for the disaster. Observers said Thursday’s shooting down of a Boeing 777 with 298 people on board over Ukrainian territory held by pro-Kremlin rebels…

US says recordings of Ukraine rebels admitting MH17 downing ‘authentic’

Alleged intercepted phone conversations released by Ukraine’s security service of pro-Russian rebels discussing how they shot down Malaysian airliner MH17 are genuine, the US embassy in Kiev said Sunday. Ukraine’s SBU security agency on Thursday released recordings of what it claimed were phone talks involving rebels and a Russian military…

Hamas ‘stubbornly’ refusing ceasefire bid: John Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry Sunday blamed Hamas for the continuation of the conflict in Gaza, saying the Islamic militants were refusing all ceasefire efforts. “They’ve been offered a ceasefire and they’ve refused to take the ceasefire,” Kerry told ABC television, adding Hamas has “stubbornly” refused efforts to defuse…

Gaza’s Shejaiya: a moonscape strewn with bodies

The ambulances and firetrucks of Gaza’s emergency services gathered on the edge of the Shejaiya district to await news of a humanitarian ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas group. The word arrived at 1030GMT — a two-hour truce to allow the retrieval of the dead and wounded, as well…

Israelis gather on hillsides to watch and cheer as military drops bombs on Gaza

People drink, snack and pose for selfies against a background of explosions as Palestinian death toll mounts in ongoing offensive As the sun begins to sink over the Mediterranean, groups of Israelis gather each evening on hilltops close to the Gaza border to cheer, whoop and whistle as bombs rain…

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