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While Syria's civil war has been going on for years, 2014 saw it become even deadlier, as well as draw in more direct action
Foreign ministry spokesman Paul Hirschson said that unlike that probe, the inquiry established by U.N. Secretary-General
Getting the materials in is one thing. There are very complicated projects ahead -- like repairing the water, sewage and
The Gaza war has unveiled my displaced status. Most of my American friends seem helpless in the face of my predicament, yet some are provoked in ways that are mysterious to me.
The individual stories are tragically too many to recount in one short article. Those lucky enough to survive this latest assault on Gaza have returned to rubble; the loss of loved ones compounded by the destruction of homes, family heirlooms, photographs and memories. Israel has the power to put an end to its occupation of Palestinian land. Only then can Palestinians and Israelis live side by side in peace and security.
LONGER TERM ISSUES TO BE DISCUSSED * President Abbas, who heads the Fatah party, wants freedom for long-serving Palestinian
Both Israel and Egypt view Hamas as a security threat and are demanding guarantees that weapons will not enter the economically
I write this with great sorrow for civilians hurt on both sides. Sorrow for our soldiers who have fallen in this operation, and sorrow for the future of my country and the entire region. I know that as I write, soldiers like me have fired shells into Gaza. They had no way of knowing who or what they would hit. Faced with so many innocent casualties, it is time for us to state very clearly: this use of artillery fire is a deadly game of Russian roulette. The statistics, on which such firepower relies, mean that in densely populated areas such as Gaza, civilians will inevitably be hit as well. The IDF knows this, and as long as it continues to use such weaponry, it will be hard to believe when it claims to be minimizing civilian deaths. As a former soldier and an Israeli citizen, I feel compelled to ask today: have we not crossed a line?
The violence seemed to delay any progress in talks brokered by Egypt aimed at securing another truce. Israel had no plans
BBC World Affairs correspondent Jon Donnison told HuffPost Live on Wednesday that he met one 80-year-old man in Gaza whose