Ruth Pollard

Ruth Pollard

Middle East Correspondent Ruth Pollard has reported on the Arab Spring revolutions, the battle against the Islamic State, tensions in the West Bank, and Egypt's power struggle. Her job has taken her to Libya, Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, and Tunisia. Her feature writing won a Walkley Award for her coverage of the war in Gaza.

Toll mounts as children killed in Gaza raids

Gaza

Ruth Pollard GAZA CITY: Covered in blood and dust and wrapped carefully in white cloth, the bodies of four young children lay next to each other, two to a drawer, in the morgue of Gaza's largest hospital.

Children paying heavy price in Gaza

Ruth Pollard Covered in blood and dust and wrapped carefully in white cloth, the bodies of four young children lie next to each other, two to a drawer, in the morgue of Gaza's largest hospital.

'Deadliest day': children killed in Gaza air raids

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Ruth Pollard Covered in blood and dust and wrapped carefully in white cloth, the bodies of four young children lay next to each other, two to a drawer, in the morgue of Gaza's largest hospital.

As Gaza shakes from HQ attack Israel threatens 'expansion'

Gaza

Ruth Pollard The early-morning call to prayer had just sounded, a melodic voice amid the darkness.

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Conflict prepares to head for the brink

Ruth Pollard in Jabal Akrad, northern Syria

Ruth Pollard As the strategic realignment of Middle Eastern powers circles around the old Israeli-Palestinian conflict, now playing out with renewed ferocity in Gaza and southern Israel, it is unclear what, if...

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Bombing continues day and night

Ruth Pollard The early morning call to prayer had just sounded, a melodic voice drifting across the darkness after another night of bombardment from Israeli air strikes.

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Hamas leader's office hit

A Palestinian looks outside.

Ruth Pollard Israel has continued its aerial bombardment of Gaza with a direct strike on the office of the Hamas Prime Minister, Ismail Haniyeh, who is not believed to have been in the building in the Nasser...

Israelis move closer to ground attack

A wounded Hamas policeman.

Ruth Pollard Israel launched an air strike on the office of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Saturday, destroying the building.

Civilians pay the price as conflict escalates

west bank

Ruth Pollard The streets of Gaza are eerily deserted and those who do brave the roads drive with their eyes lifted skyward, monitoring the constant stream of rocket fire in and out of the coastal strip.

Palestinian missile hits Jerusalem's outskirts

gaza protest

Ruth Pollard Israel's government has approved the mobilisation of as many as 75,000 army reservists after a long-range missile fired from Gaza landed in an outlying Jerusalem suburb, setting off air raid sirens...

Palestinians mourn their dead as violence escalates

CORRECTS SPELLING OF THE TYPE OF VEHICLE - Israeli soldiers ride on top of an armored personel carrier close to the Israel Gaza Border, southern Israel, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Israel's prime minister says the army is prepared for a

Ruth Pollard IN A house in the northern Gaza town of Jabalya a group of women gather in quiet mourning. A missile hit their small house just an hour ago, the bloody clothes of one of the victims still lie in the...

Hopes of truce fail as Israel and Hamas remain defiant

gaza

Ruth Pollard The boom of mortar fire and air strikes rocked both sides of the Israel-Gaza border well into the night, as air raid sirens sounded in Israel's largest city, Tel Aviv for the first time in 20 years.

Israel ready for escalation after strike kills Hamas commander

An Israeli woman is evacuated following a rocket attack by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip

Ruth Pollard ISRAELI ground forces are on standby to enter the Gaza Strip after the Israel Defence Forces said they had hit more than 100 ''targets'' in the besieged coastal territory, an offensive that began...

Analysis

Tension fuelled by election and UN bid

Benjamin Netanyahu

Ruth Pollard Even before Israel launched the missile strike that killed the leader of Hamas's military wing overnight, local media observed that senior government ministers appeared to be making an unseemly dash...

War fears as Israel kills Hamas commander

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Ruth Pollard Israel appears set on a course of open war on Gaza, with bombing continuing and ground forces on stand-by following its assassination of the leader of the Hamas military wing.

Israel ready to respond to 'stray fire'

Ruth Pollard in Jabal Akrad, northern Syria

Ruth Pollard IN A sign of increasing tensions between Israel and Syria the two traded fire for a second day and, Israel confirmed it no longer regarded Syria's cross-border incursions as a ''spillover'' from its...

Israel says response to rockets can 'intensify'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Ruth Pollard JERUSALEM: Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, says his country is "prepared to intensify" its response to rocket attacks from Gaza, after Israeli airstrikes killed seven Palestinians.

Israel rejects Syrian 'spillover' as tensions escalate

Ruth Pollard in Jerusalem In a sign of increasing tensions between Israel and Syria as the two traded fire for a second day, Israel confirmed it no longer regarded Syria's cross border incursions as a...

Frustrations mount over 'crazy' tit-for-tat Gaza strikes

Ruth Pollard in Jabal Akrad, northern Syria

Ruth Pollard The alert sounds and a voice booms out across the neighbourhood, intoning urgently in Hebrew: "Tzeva Adom, Tzeva Adom, Tzeva Adom."

Syrian exodus swells to 20,000 in one day

Ruth Pollard Middle East Correspondent IN THE largest exodus of refugees for months, as many as 20,000 Syrians have fled their war-torn country in just 24 hours, as the humanitarian crisis caused by the 20-month-long conflict worsened.