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Gaza Crisis (2008)

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Top Gaza Crisis (2008) Articles

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  • ISRAEL: Six years later, UN says barrier is still a big problem

     
    Six years ago, on July 9, 2004, the International Court of Justice in The Hague gave an advisory opinion on Israel's construction of a part-concrete, part-fence barrier running along its borders with the West Bank. The court stated that in......
  • ISRAEL: Army declassifies intelligence material showing Hezbollah's tactics

     
    In the past, Israel has released intelligence material to justify controversial strikes in the vicinity of civilians, showing weapons caches and armed combatants nearby. Often, by that point, few are listening and the damage is done. But as Israel...
  • ISRAEL: Don't restart negotiations from scratch, former peace-table adversaries agree

     
    Two years ago Tzipi Livni and Ahmed Qurei had a standing rendezvous at Jerusalem's King David Hotel, at least twice a week, to hash over hotly disputed issues such as borders, refugees and the future of Jerusalem. Back then meetings......
  • ICC rebuffs Palestinians’ Gaza war crimes case against Israel

     
    The International Criminal Court on Tuesday rejected a Palestinian request to investigate alleged war crimes arising from Israel’s 22-day military offensive in Gaza Strip three years ago, saying it had no jurisdiction because Palestine has not...
  • Palestinian on hunger strike is freed, deported to Gaza

     
    A Palestinian woman who launched a hunger strike to protest her detention by Israel’s military was deported to Gaza Strip on Sunday in a deal that prevents her from returning to her home in the West Bank for three years....
  • Israel, militants continue attacks; 3 Palestinian civilians die

     
    Civilian casualties from ongoing violence between the Israeli military and militants based in the Gaza Strip rose Monday as three Palestinians -- a 15-year-old boy on his way to school and a father and daughter walking in the street -- were killed by...
  • Israeli airstrike kills two Gaza Strip militant leaders

     
    The Israeli military killed two Gaza Strip-based militants Friday as they were driving in a car west of Gaza City, a targeted assassination that could ignite a new round of violence....
  • ISRAEL: Libyan aid ship sets hopeful course for Gaza

     
    Six weeks after the deadly takeover of the Mavi Marmara, Israel's naval blockade of Gaza faces its next challenge as another aid ship has set off with its sights on reaching the Palestinian port. The Amalthea, sailing under a Moldovan......
  • ISRAEL: Army probe of flotilla raid finds mistakes; blogger finds a big one

     
    The committee appointed by the Israeli army to examine the military's performance in the ill-fated takeover of the Mavi Marmara, part of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, submitted its report Monday. Giora Eiland, a former major general who headed Israel's...
  • ISRAEL: Navy contacts Libyan-sponsored ship, talks to captain

     
    The Israeli navy on Tuesday evening contacted the Libyan-chartered ship Amalthea, instructing it not to attempt to sail to the Gaza Strip. Channel 2 television news reported that the captain said the ship's final destination was the port of El......
  • SYRIA: Long and winding 'peace road' a pipe dream or a sign of things to come?

     
    Damascus is busily working on a highway that will eventually link Syria to Jerusalem in what has unofficially been called the Peace Road. Forward planning or wishful thinking? On the outskirts of the village of Qatana, 16 miles southwest of......
  • ISRAEL: A partial embargo on Turkey by defense, tourists -- and a model

     
    The previously tight friendship between Israel and Turkey has soured since Israel's assault on Gaza, and occasional flareups of rhetoric on the part of Turkey and diplomatic blunders on Israel's part are making it hard for both sides to salvage......