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'It's a hell of a pinpoint operation': John Kerry criticises Israel's Gaza operation

Concern over civilian deaths: US Secretary of State John Kerry was overheard speaking sarcastically about Israel's Gaza incursion.

US Secretary of State John Kerry was overheard on Sunday expressing what appeared to be pointed concern over the deaths of civilians during an Israeli offensive in Gaza.

Israel hammers Gaza after Hamas incursion

A Palestinian woman reacts after the death of her relatives, who medics said were killed in Israeli shelling on Sunday.

Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell Israel said it had further expanded its ground offensive in Gaza after Hamas militants entered Israel, ambusing an army patrol killing two soldiers.

Israel launches ground offensive in Gaza Strip

Israeli soldiers at an army deployment area near Israel's border with Gaza.

William Booth Israeli forces backed by artillery barrages and airstrikes launched a major ground offensive into the Gaza Strip late on Thursday, marking a dramatic escalation of the 10-day-old conflict with the...

Netanyahu warns of a wider military operation by Israel in Gaza

Smoke rises behind a mosque's minarets after an Israeli missile strike in Gaza City.

Jodi Rudoren and Fares Akram Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the military to "prepare for the possibility of widening, significantly," the ground operation in the Gaza Strip, but acknowledged "there is no...

Chance of Israel invading Gaza is 'very high', says senior official

An Israeli mobile artillery unit fires towards Gaza.

Jodi Rudoren Israeli official also says a take-over of Gaza is 'not a huge challenge', estimating it would take 'days or weeks'.

Israel starts ground operation in Gaza to stop Hamas rockets

An Israeli rocket is fired into the northern Gaza Strip July 17, 2014.

Jeffrey Heller Israel announced the start of a Gaza ground campaign on Thursday after 10 days of aerial and naval bombardments failed to stop persistent Palestinian rocket attacks, but it signalled the invasion...

Israel, Hamas agree new ceasefire in Gaza, Israeli official says

An Israeli soldier looks through the sight of his weapon outside the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday.

An Israeli official said the Jewish state had agreed a ceasefire with Hamas, but the Islamist movement said it had "no information" on a deal.

Pizza becomes battleground in Hamas cyber attacks on Israel

Image posted on Domino's Pizza Israel in response to being hacked by supporters of Hamas. In Hebrew it says:

Gwen Ackerman and Caroline Alexander Israel's latest confrontation with Hamas is also playing out on the digital battlefield as each side jockeys for the virtual upper hand.

Israel charges three Jewish suspects over Palestinian teenager killing

Mohammed Abu Khdair was a victim of terrorism says Israel.

Joel Greenberg Israeli authorities have formally charged three Jewish suspects with kidnapping and burning to death a Palestinian teenager in revenge for the abduction and slaying of three Israeli teens in the West...

How Hamas uses its tunnels to kidnap, fight Israeli soldiers

A view of a tunnel reportedly dug by Palestinians beneath the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel.

Terrence McCoy It was a Monday in October 2013 when residents of a kibbutz called Ein Hashlosha just east of the Gaza border heard strange sounds.

US needs help from unlikely allies to forge Gaza ceasefire

US Secretary of State, John Kerry (right), with UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon in Cairo.

Michael R. Gordon The US Secretary of State, John Kerry, is busy in the Egyptian capital in an attempt to craft a ceasefire in the Gaza crisis as rapidly as possible, among mounting concern over the number of...

Israeli soldier missing, presumed dead in Gaza

Israeli soldiers carry the flag draped coffin of 20-year-old Staff Sergeant Moshe Melako of the Golani Brigade, who was killed in Gaza.

An Israeli soldier is missing in the Gaza Strip and presumed dead, local media quoted the military as saying on Tuesday, two days after the Islamist Hamas group announced it had captured a soldier...

Israel accepts Egypt's ceasefire plan

Filipino Muslims, with their faces painted with the colors of the Palestinian flag, flash peace signs during a rally outside the Israeli Embassy in Manila on Tuesday.

Israel's security cabinet has accepted an Egyptian ceasefire proposal after a week of the deadliest violence in and around Gaza in years.

Hamas armed wing targets Israel's Ben-Gurion airport

Firefighters in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod extinguish a blaze at a petrol station hit by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip.

Hamas's armed wing said on Friday it fired rockets from the Gaza Strip at Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion international airport and warned airlines not to fly to Israel's main gateway to the world.

Israel vows no let-up Gaza bombings as death toll tops 100

A Palestinian woman hugs her son at their damaged living room after a neighboring building was targeted in an Israeli military strike in Gaza.

Israel is vowing no let-up in its aerial bombardment of Gaza, which has claimed more than 100 Palestinian lives, as a defiant Hamas rains more rockets on the Jewish state.

Israel and Hamas consider Egyptian proposal for a ceasefire

Hamas has released a video that allegedly shows the

Isabel Kershner Israel and its main Gaza adversary weigh an Egyptian cease-fire proposal late on Monday, after Hamas sends a drone across the border.

Palestinian death toll on rise as Israel pounds Gaza for third day

Palestinians carry the body of three-year-old Mohammed Mnassrah during his funeral.

Nidal al-Mughrabi At least 78 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in Israel's Gaza offensive, Palestinian officials said, as militants in the enclave kept up rocket attacks on Tel Aviv, Jerusalem...

Bloodshed continues as Israel keeps up Gaza campaign

Rockets being fired from the Gaza strip into Israel.

Israel has kept up air strikes and artillery fire on the Gaza Strip despite diplomatic efforts to stop the bloodshed, as its offensive entered the seventh day.

Ceasefire in Israel-Gaza fighting proposed by Egypt

Smoke rises following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike on a house in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

Egypt proposed an initiative on Monday aimed at stopping fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, state news agency MENA said.