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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 […]

On Wednesday, a second UN-run school was hit by Israeli shells in a Gaza refugee camp, killing 19 and injuring 125 people. The scene, a mess of blood splattered floors inside classrooms, shattered glass, and at least 20 dead donkeys still tied to a railing, was described by survivors who combed the debris for the […]

A night of heavy bombardment from Israel has left 100 Palestinians dead in the fighting in Gaza on Tuesday. Israeli shells hit a fuel tank on the Gaza Strip’s only power plant on Tuesday, forcing it to shut down. The huge cloud of black smoke could be seen for miles over the city. Israeli forces also hit […]

On Monday the United Nations Security Council called for an “immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire” in the Gaza conflict between Hamas and Israel. The three-week long fighting has claimed more than 1,035 Palestinian lives and 43 Israeli soldiers. But on the same day as the emergency meeting was called to push the cease-fire, a hospital in […]

After Israel agreed to a ceasefire in Gaza this weekend, violence has started up again after Hamas rejected and breached the terms of the truce on Saturday night. According to the Sun Herald, the Israel Cabinet extended a truce for 24 hours until Sunday at midnight, but also stated that they would “respond to any fire from Gaza” […]

On Thursday night near the Kalandia checkpoint located in the West Bank, some 10,000 Palestinians protested and threw rocks at Israeli security forces in response to the fatal shelling of a United Nations school. The protestors, demonstrating in support of Hamas and its conflict with Israel, poured into the streets when Israeli security forces opened […]

On Thursday, Gazan authorities announced that Israeli forces shelled a shelter at a U.N.-run school on Thursday, killing at least 15 people. The Palestinian death toll reached 750 this week. According to CNN: The coordinates of the school in Beit Hanoun, which was serving a shelter for families in Gaza, had been given to the Israeli military, […]

Despite the US Federal Aviation Authority ban on flights to Tel Aviv airport, US Secretary of State John Kerry made his way to Israel on Wednesday in hopes of brokering a truce between Israel and Hamas forces. His arrival in Tel Aviv came a day after a Gaza rocket struck close to the airport. The conflict in Gaza, which […]

Despite Secretary of State John Kerry‘s efforts to push a humanitarian cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, Israeli leaders rejected the proposal, citing the disappearance of one of its soldiers after a deadly battle on Sunday. Overnight, Israeli forces hit more than 100 targets in eastern Gaza, including an Al Jazeera office. The Israeli military officially declined […]

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The Palestinian death toll continues to rise as the Israeli military escalates its ground offensive attacks. On Monday, the Palestinian death toll reached 508 – according to Gaza Health officials – after a second week of senseless violence. Diplomatic efforts to negotiate a ceasefire have intensified amid the mounting pile of civilian corpses. In New York, the U.N. Security […]

We’re sad to say that another child actor has passed away too soon. Skye McCole Bartusiak, who is best known for playing Mel Gibson’s daughter in The Patriot, died at the age of 21 in her sleep at her Texas home. So far, there is no word on the cause of her death, but our prayers go […]