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Hamas executes dozens accused of collaborating with Israel

Hamas executes dozens accused of collaborating with Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Hamas has executed more than 30 Gazan Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel, according to Palestinian news sources. Hamas reportedly captured dozens of suspected collaborators in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City last week during battles with Israeli soldiers. The accused collaborators were executed after a short investigation, the Times of Israel(…)

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IDF thwarts major attack

IDF thwarts major attack

(JNS.org) Hamas was likely planning a major attack on Israel during Rosh Hashanah using its complex system of tunnels under the Israel-Gaza border, Israeli security sources said. According to the report, Hamas planned to send 200 terrorists at a time through several tunnels to attack several western Negev towns and to kidnap and kill as many(…)

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Finding equality in a Jerusalem bomb shelter

Finding equality in a Jerusalem bomb shelter

By Aaron D. Panken, JTA World News Service NEW YORK (JTA) – When the siren sounded, the Rolling Stones’ tortured 1969 track “Gimme Shelter” popped into my head, oddly enough. That haunting song offered a stunning reminder of the endless horrors of war, reawakening a sleepy world with a vivid musical picture of human pain(…)

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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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