Ruth Pollard

Ruth Pollard

Ruth Pollard is the Middle East Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. Her job takes her throughout the Middle East and North Africa, reporting on the Arab revolutions from Egypt, Libya, Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, Tunisia and on the conflict in Israel and Palestine.

Chaos descends on Gaza City hospital

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Ruth Pollard Ruth Pollard reports from the Gaza Strip as an Egyptian mediated ceasefire is delayed and Israel intensifies its attack on the Palestinian territory.

Chaos in Gaza as Israel steps up bombardment

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Ruth Pollard Israel intensified its attacks on the Gaza Strip in the hours before an expected ceasefire announcement, pounding multiple targets in Gaza City and dropping leaflets telling residents in key areas to...

Gaza's motorcycle lynch mob: 'spies' executed, corpse dragged through streets

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Ruth Pollard Militants believed to be from the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigade publicly executed six men accused of collaborating with Israel, as Israel's air force stepped up its aerial bombing campaign in one of the...

'Hamas speaks for all' - militants back talks for truce

Ruth Pollard GAZA CITY: Gaza's smaller militant groups are ready to back a Hamas and Islamic Jihad-endorsed truce with Israel, but warn that six days of shelling and air strikes have barely made a dent in their...

'They cannot fire any rockets': Gaza children buried

Palestinian mourners carry the bodies of children from the al-Dallu family

Ruth Pollard Gaza City: Held high above the grieving crowd, the bodies of four young children, each wrapped in the Palestinian flag, were carried to their graves, along with four other family members killed in an...

We can talk, but we're far from beaten: Gaza militants

Masked Palestinian militants from the Al Nasser Brigades,

Ruth Pollard Gaza City: Gaza's smaller militant groups say they are ready to back a Hamas- and Islamic Jihad-endorsed truce with Israel, at the same time warning that six days of shelling and air strikes had...

Toll mounts as children killed in Gaza raids

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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'

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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

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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

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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

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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...