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New York, NY – Anti-Israeli Protests Take To The Streets On Firday In Midtown Manhattan

July 26, 2014 at 11:43 PM
New York - Thousands of people took to the streets of New York City on Friday evening to protest Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip and demand an end to the violence that has already killed nearly 850 Palestinians. Police scrambled to corral the demonstrators, which officers estimated numbered between 2,000 and 3,000, as they flooded into the busy streets around Times Square. Waving...

Cairo – Egypt To Summon Turkish Envoy Over Erdogan’s Palestinian Remarks

July 26, 2014 at 11:36 PM
Cairo - Egypt will summon the Turkish charge d'affaires in protest at comments by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, who accused Egypt of lacking a sincere approach to the Palestinian issue, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Saturday. Erdogan made the comments in a recent interview with broadcaster CNN. The most senior Turkish diplomat in Egypt was already summoned earlier this...

Paris – Police Fire Tear Gas As Thousands Ignore Ban To Protest Israeli Operation In Gaza

July 26, 2014 at 11:17 PM
Paris -French police fired tear gas as clashes broke out at a banned pro-Gaza demonstration on Saturday as thousands defied a ban on the protest. The interior minister had earlier called on organizers of the Paris demonstration to observe the ban imposed to halt potential anti-Semitic violence. At least 3,000 people gathered anyway at the Place de la Republique in eastern Paris under the...

Germany – Pilots’ Union Raps Lufthansa Move To Resume Israel Route

July 26, 2014 at 10:59 PM
Germany - Germany's pilots' union criticized a decision by Air Berlin and Lufthansa to resume flights to Israel, ending a ban imposed in response to fears that rockets fired from the Gaza Strip may hit aircraft. Lufthansa and Air Berlin said they will resume flights to Israel's Ben Gurion Airport on Saturday, the same day a 12-hour humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas began. The...

Aspen, CO – Pentagon Intel Chief: Destroy Hamas? Something Worse Would Follow

July 26, 2014 at 10:41 PM
Aspen, CO - A top Pentagon intelligence official warned on Saturday that the destruction of Hamas would only lead to something more dangerous taking its place, as he offered a grim portrait of a period of enduring regional conflict. The remarks by Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, the outgoing head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, came as Israeli ministers signaled that a comprehensive deal...

Gaza – Official: More Than 1,000 Palestinians Have Been Killed In Ongoing Gaza War

July 26, 2014 at 10:22 PM
Gaza - Palestinian health official Asraf al-Kidra said that the death toll rose above 1,000, as an additional 132 bodies were retrieved from the rubble during Saturday's humanitarian truce. More than 6,000 Palestinians have been wounded in the past 19 days, hundreds of homes have been destroyed and tens of thousands of Palestinians displaced. Israel says it is doing its utmost to prevent...

Gaza – Refugees Return To Destroyed Neighborhoods During Truce

July 26, 2014 at 10:05 PM
Gaza - Palestinian refugees from Israel's Gaza offensive emerged from shelters as a brief truce began on Saturday to find many neighborhoods destroyed and animals roaming the streets unattended. The Kefarneh family trudged back to Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip along with other refugees sheltering in United Nations schools to see if their homes still stood. Like many others, their...

Gaza – Hamas Fires Rockets On Israel Rejecting Israel’s Truce Extension for 24 Hours More

July 26, 2014 at 09:48 PM
Gaza - Hamas resumed rocket fire Saturday on Israel after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a humanitarian cease-fire, the latest setback in international efforts to negotiate an end to the Gaza war. Despite the Hamas rejection, Israel's Cabinet decided to extend a truce for 24 hours, until midnight (2100 GMT) Sunday. However, it warned that its military would respond to any fire from Gaza...

Israel – Three More IDF Soldiers Dead, 2 Die From Wounds Bringing Toll To 42

July 26, 2014 at 09:39 PM
Israel - Three IDF soldiers were killed and two IDF soldiers who succumbed to their wounds in Israel's ground offensive in Gaza in the early hours of Saturday, the IDF announced Saturday afternoon, bringing the military death toll in Operation Protective Edge to 42. First Lieutenant Roy Peles, 21 from Tel Aviv served in the Nahal Brigade and was killed when his armored vehicle was struck in...

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