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Inside the Gaza Tunnels That Israel Is Trying to Destroy
Israel is determined to destroy or cripple Hamas' tunnel system that reaches into Israel before ending its military offensive. So far the Israeli military uncovered 66 shafts leading into 23 tunnels, the Associated Press reported . The Israel Defense Forces said that the tunnels "are made for
Your Top Questions About Israel-Gaza Answered
ABC News' foreign editor Jon Williams answered questions from readers Tuesday on ABC News' Facebook page about the conflict in Israel and Gaza. Here are some of the answers Williams gave about the conflict, including how it began, how it might end, and what the U.S. involvement is. How many
Palestinian President Condemns Kidnapping of Israeli Teens
Palestinian Militant Group Hamas Criticizes the President's Comments as 'Harmful' to Palestinian Interests
Israel Assassinates Hamas Commander in Aerial Barrage
Ahmed Jabari Was De Facto Leader of Military Wing of Hamas, Group Says Israel Has 'Opened Gates of Hell'
With Palestinian Hunger Strikers Near Death, Fear of Violence
TEL AVIV – Six Palestinian prisoners on a hunger strike in Israeli prisons are in danger of “imminent death,” a result that could trigger an outbreak of violence in the relatively peaceful occupied West Bank, according to Israeli and Palestinian officials and activists. The six...
Israeli-American 'Spy' Freed by Egypt
An Israeli-American law student from New York City was released into Israeli custody Thursday afternoon, four months after he was arrested in Egypt and accused of being an Israeli spy. Israel vehemently denied the espionage charges but freed 25 Egyptians from Israeli prisons to secure 27-year-old
US Objected to Release of Some Palestinians Swapped for Israeli Soldier
The United States objected to the release of some of the 477 Palestinian prisoners released today in exchange for a captured Israeli soldier because they were involved in attacks on Americans, the State Department said today. “We have looked at some of these individuals and...
The Global Note: Prisoner Swap…Hillary Clinton in Libya…Putin: I’m Like FDR…Scrabble Scandal
ONE SOLDIER + 1,027 PRISONERS = JOY AND FURY It’s already been a remarkable day of drama in Israel – and in Gaza, and the West Bank – and it’s not over yet. The long-awaited and carefully-choreographed prisoner swap is playing out today: Sergeant Gilad Shalit...
Freed Israeli Soldier Returns Home: 'We Have Experienced the Rebirth of a Son'
Israeli Sgt. Gilad Shalit returned home for the first time since being captured by Hammas militants in 2006 and was greeted by throngs of people dancing in the streets of his home village, Mitzpe Hillal. "Today we can say that we have experienced the rebirth of a son," Noam Shalit, Sgt. Shalit's
The Global Note: South Pole Rescue…Wheldon Reaction…Euro Mess…Van Gogh Mystery
SOUTH POLE RESCUE Late tonight, New Zealand time, Renee Douceur landed in Christchurch, New Zealand, after a two-leg, 3225-mile rescue journey from her Antarctic research station. We obtained an interview with Douceur — recorded just after she landed. “I was worried about…whether it could do...