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In a matter of hours, a temporary cease-fire in Gaza is set to expire, but Egypt is working with the Israelis and Palestinians to extend the harboring deadline. According to CNN, an Egyptian government official told reporters that negotiations between Israel and Hamas have been intense, but they are hoping to extend the cease-fire that […]

The three-day cease-fire between Israel and Hamas continues today, allowing aids to come into Gaza and help the thousands who survived the previous air strikes. The truce is said to still be in effect with hope that Israel will send negotiators to Cairo to discuss a long-term deal. Over 1,900 Palestinians have died in the conflict in […]

Forever potty mouth (and insensitive comedienne) Joan Rivers is explaining herself after terrible comments she made regarding Palestinians in the Gaza conflict went public. When a TMZ reporter stopped Rivers to talk about the war between Israel and Hamas, Rivers replied with these disparaging remarks about Palestine: “Oh my God! Tell that to the people […]

A three-day truce in Gaza ended Friday when two rockets landed in southern Israel after being fired by Hamas, according to the Israeli Defense Forces. In response, Israel launched air strikes across Gaza. Egyptian-mediated talks to extend the 72-hour truce in war-torn Gaza failed, although Palestinian factions said they would meet with mediators later to resume talks. So far, […]

During a news conference with reporters at the State Department Wednesday, President Obama said he has “no sympathy” for the Palestinian group Hamas, but did mention he sympathizes with the people of Gaza. Hamas is group fighting with the Israeli military in war-torn Gaza. They have been labeled as a terrorist organization by the United States. […]

As the three-day cease-fire between Israel and Hamas enters its second day, officials in Cairo gear up for negotiations on a long-term truce for the war-torn Gaza Strip. The latest cease-fire, which began on Tuesday, is the longest period of time the two groups have held off fighting. But for many, each hour that passes is […]

After a second cease-fire was announced this morning between Israel and Gaza, Israelis began pulling troops from Gaza, while mediators in Cairo will try to reach a peace deal with both sides. According to the AP, the announcement of a 72-hour break in fighting was made at 8 a.m. If the let-up continues, it will […]

Palestine officials are accusing Israel of breaking a limited truce after a shelling at a refugee camp in Gaza city killed 29, including an 8-year-old girl. Israel, however, said at least four rockets were fired at its territory from Gaza — an attack that broke the seven-hour ceasefire called by Israel to allow humanitarian aid […]

We’re keeping the state of Ohio in our prayers. Ohio governor John Kasich has declared a state of emergency in the city of Toledo, after chemists found two sample readings for a toxin called microcystin when testing water at Toledo’s Collins Park Water Treatment Plant. Reports say that the toxin might have come from Lake Erie. […]

The 72-hour Israel/Gaza ceasefire announced by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday was interrupted when militants allegedly attacked soldiers searching for tunnels in the southern Gaza Strip, causing Israel to declare the agreement void. Fifty Palestinians were killed in the latest round of fighting between Israel and Hamas. From Reuters: […]

On Thursday, the U.N.’s top human rights official said both Hamas and Israel are committing war crimes in Gaza. Navi Pillay, the U.N.’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, also suggested that Israel was deliberately defying international law. From the Associated Press: “Locating rockets within schools and hospitals, or even launching these rockets from densely populated […]

The Palestinian death toll in the three-week-long fighting between Hamas and Israel may stand at nearly 1,200, but a new poll is showing that twice as many Americans blame Hamas for the violence as they do Israel. In fact, about 40 percent of Americans believe Hamas is responsible for the Gaza conflict. Only 19 percent […]