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UNRWA condemns discovery of rockets in Gaza school

UNRWA condemns discovery of rockets in Gaza school

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A United Nations agency condemned the discovery of rockets discovered in one of its schools in the Gaza Strip.The United Nations Relief and Works Agency, which assists Palestinian refugees, said in a statement issued Thursday that about 20 rockets were discovered hidden on the premises of a vacant school in Gaza during(…)

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Israel launches Gaza ground operation

Israel launches Gaza ground operation

(JTA) — Israel launched a ground incursion into the Gaza Strip to destroy tunnels it says are used for terrorist activities. “A large IDF force has just launched a ground operation in the Gaza Strip,” the Israel Defense Forces’ spokesman’s office said late Thursday on its Twitter feed. “A new phase of Operation Protective Edge has begun.”(…)

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Kerry slams Hamas for ignoring cease-fire

Kerry slams Hamas for ignoring cease-fire

WASHINGTON (JTA) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry ripped Hamas for ignoring a cease-fire call and affirmed Israel’s right to defend itself.“I cannot condemn strongly enough the actions of Hamas in so brazenly firing rockets in multiple numbers in the face of a goodwill effort to offer a cease-fire in which Egypt and Israel(…)

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Egypt’s regional role changing in Israel-Hamas crisis

Egypt’s regional role changing in Israel-Hamas crisis

By Linda Gradstein The Media Line Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is in Egypt today in an attempt to push forward a cease-fire between Israel and the Islamist Hamas movement, although a truce still appears to be days, if not weeks, away. Hamas today officially rejected an Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire. Palestinian officials said(…)

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Eight things you need to know about the Gaza-Israel conflict

Eight things you need to know about the Gaza-Israel conflict

(JTA) — Israel and Hamas are fighting their third major conflict in six years, and while some things have stayed the same, the battle lines have also shifted in a few notable ways. Here are eight things you need to know about the current conflagration: • Iron Dome has been a game changer: The U.S.-funded Israeli anti-missile system was operational(…)

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Gaza conflict disrupts airplane travel – in Florida

Gaza conflict disrupts airplane travel – in Florida

NEW YORK (JTA) – A Jewish woman was ejected from a JetBlue flight after arguing about the Israel-Hamas conflict with a Palestinian passenger. The Jewish woman, physician Lisa Rosenberg of New York, was asked to leave the July 7 John F. Kennedy Airport-bound flight from Palm Beach International Airport not long after concluding a telephone(…)

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Reports: Israel ready to accept Egypt-proffered cease-fire

By JTA World News Service WASHINGTON (JTA) — Israel is ready to accept an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire, multiple media reports said, although it is unclear whether Hamas also has agreed. The cease-fire that would end the eight-day Gaza conflict was first posted Monday on Twitter by Yossi Melman, a veteran Israeli journalist, who cited Palestinian sources(…)

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Anti-Israel protesters besiege Paris synagogue

By JTA World News Service (JTA) — Dozens of young men protesting Israel’s actions in Gaza briefly besieged a Paris synagogue and clashed with security. At least three Jews were taken to the hospital as a result of the clashes that erupted Sunday between the protesters and young Jewish men who guarded the Don Isaac(…)

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