Al Bawaba - News http://www.albawaba.com/news/%2A en Why don't Palestinians use bomb shelters in Gaza? http://www.albawaba.com/news/gaza-conflict-589868 <p>Ever since the Palestinian Resistance launched its first missile during the second intifada, a recurring scene has been unfolding in Israel. With every missile, sirens go off as both settlers and soldiers head to shelters. On the Palestinian side, however, the scene is completely different.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/gaza-conflict-589868" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/lebanon/Bunker_bomb_shelter.jpg" alt="If Gaza&#039;s residents used bomb shelters, would it make a difference? (Shutterstock)." title="If Gaza&#039;s residents used bomb shelters, would it make a difference? (Shutterstock)." class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://english.al-akhbar.com" title="Al-Akhbar English" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1050.png" title="Al-Akhbar English" border="0" /></a> © Al-Akhbar. All rights reserved </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/gaza-conflict-589868" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/gaza-conflict-589868#comments NEWS Opinions & Editorials Palestine Sun, 13 Jul 2014 07:38:42 +0000 589868 at http://www.albawaba.com Libyan oil port shut down by protesting guards http://www.albawaba.com/news/libya-oil-port-589867 <p><a href="http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/07/12/371015/protesting-guards-shut-libya-oil-port/" target="_blank">Protesters in Libya have shut down the eastern Libyan oil port Brega,</a> days after the government celebrated the reopening of major ports after almost a year of blockage.</p> <p>A spokesman for the state-owned National Oil Corp (NOC), Mohammed al-Harari, announced on Saturday that the state-run Sirte Oil Co. would have to shut down its production of 43,000 barrels per day (bpd) if the protest by state oil guards continued.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/libya-oil-port-589867" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/000_Nic6316122.jpg" alt="At the moment, Libyan officials are not aware of the demands of the oil port guards. (AFP/File)" title="At the moment, Libyan officials are not aware of the demands of the oil port guards. (AFP/File)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.presstv.ir" title="Press TV" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/701.png" title="Press TV" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 Press TV. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/libya-oil-port-589867" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/libya-oil-port-589867#comments NEWS Main headlines Regional News Libya Sun, 13 Jul 2014 07:35:04 +0000 589867 at http://www.albawaba.com UN pushes for ceasefire between Israel and Hamas http://www.albawaba.com/news/ceasefire-hamas-israel-589860 <p><a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israelgaza-conflict-un-calls-for-ceasefire-as-israelis-muster-for-ground-attack-9602439.html" target="_blank">The United Nations Security Council</a> called yesterday for a ceasefire in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict centred on the Gaza Strip, as an Israeli cabinet minister said the army is "ready and poised" for a ground incursion into the coastal enclave.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/ceasefire-hamas-israel-589860" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/GazaDeadRise120ddd72014e.jpg" alt="The UN estimates that 77 percent of Palestinian fatalities have been civilians (File/AFP)" title="The UN estimates that 77 percent of Palestinian fatalities have been civilians (File/AFP)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.independent.co.uk" title="The Independent" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1580.png" title="The Independent" border="0" /></a> Copyright © Independent Print Limited </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/ceasefire-hamas-israel-589860" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/ceasefire-hamas-israel-589860#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Israel Palestine Sun, 13 Jul 2014 07:21:32 +0000 589860 at http://www.albawaba.com At least 33 killed by gunmen in Baghdad violence http://www.albawaba.com/news/baghdad-violence-589847 <p><a href="http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/07/13/371067/29-women-among-33-killed-in-iraq/" target="_blank">At least 33 people</a>, including 29 women, have been killed in an attack by gunman against a housing complex in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, police says.</p> <p>It was not immediately clear what the motive was behind Wednesday’s attack in the Zayounah neighborhood in eastern Baghdad late on Saturday.</p> <p>The gunmen, who raided two buildings in four-wheel drive vehicles, were wearing a mix of camouflage and plain clothes.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/baghdad-violence-589847" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/000_N111ic6321901-e1398845118867.jpg" alt="Members of Iraq&#039;s security forces stand guard in Baghdad, April 29, 2014 (File/AFP)" title="Members of Iraq&#039;s security forces stand guard in Baghdad, April 29, 2014 (File/AFP)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.presstv.ir" title="Press TV" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/701.png" title="Press TV" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 Press TV. 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Twelve bodies of reported illegal immigrants were already found off the coast of Tajura, 20km east of Tripoli in the past two days. (AFP / STR) " title="A Libyan soldier and onlookers gather around the bodies of two reported migrants on a beach on July 12, 2014 in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. Twelve bodies of reported illegal immigrants were already found off the coast of Tajura, 20km east of Tripoli in the past two days. (AFP / STR) " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> http://www.albawaba.com/news/libyan-soldier-and-onlookers-gather-around-bodies-589834#comments NEWS photo of the week Middle East Sun, 13 Jul 2014 06:31:27 +0000 589834 at http://www.albawaba.com Gaza death toll hits 151 http://www.albawaba.com/news/gaza-death-toll-589829 <p><a href="http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=712486" target="_blank">At least 21 Palestinians</a> were killed in new Israeli strikes on Gaza late on Saturday, medics in the coastal enclave said.In Gaza City, 18 Palestinians were killed in an Israeli air strike on the Tuffah neighborhood that hit a house and mosque, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said, making it the single most <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/idf-warn-gaza-evacuate-air-strike-589773" target="_blank">deadly attack since Israel's assault began</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/gaza-death-toll-589829" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/49584b01-b55f-442c-8d77-e94737beb768.jpg" alt="A Gazan woman holds an injured child in Rafah&#039;s al-Najar hospital, July 9, 2014 (File/AFP)" title="A Gazan woman holds an injured child in Rafah&#039;s al-Najar hospital, July 9, 2014 (File/AFP)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.maannews.net/eng/" title="Ma'an News Agency" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1505.png" title="Ma'an News Agency" border="0" /></a> All Rights Reserved © Ma'an News Agency 2005 - 2014 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/gaza-death-toll-589829" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/gaza-death-toll-589829#comments NEWS Main headlines Palestinian Arena Israel Palestine Sun, 13 Jul 2014 06:28:18 +0000 589829 at http://www.albawaba.com John Kerry heads to Vienna to join nuclear talks http://www.albawaba.com/news/nuclear-kerry-iran-589826 <p><a href="http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/07/13/371082/kerry-arrives-in-vienna-to-join-iran-talks/" target="_blank">US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in the Austrian capital</a>, Vienna, to join the ongoing Iran nuclear talks.</p> <p>Kerry and his counterparts from Russia, China, France, Germany and the UK have been invited to attend the negotiations.</p> <p>Britain, France and Germany said that they would send their foreign ministers to Vienna on Sunday.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/nuclear-kerry-iran-589826" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/US_Sec_of_State_John_Kerry_AFP.jpg" alt="Iranian officials hope Kerry&#039;s presence will help solve remaining differences. (AFP/File)" title="Iranian officials hope Kerry&#039;s presence will help solve remaining differences. (AFP/File)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.presstv.ir" title="Press TV" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/701.png" title="Press TV" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 Press TV. 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[AFP]" title="Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on as he speaks during a press conference at the defense ministry in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on July 11, 2014. [AFP]" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.jpost.com" title="Jpost.com (The Jerusalem Post online edition)" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1492.png" title="Jpost.com (The Jerusalem Post online edition)" border="0" /></a> All rights reserved © The Jerusalem Post 1995 - 2014 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/netanyahu-gaza-prepared-ceasefire--589791" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/netanyahu-gaza-prepared-ceasefire--589791#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Palestinian Arena Israel Palestine Sat, 12 Jul 2014 23:57:12 +0000 589791 at http://www.albawaba.com Rockets fired from Lebanon hit Northern Israel http://www.albawaba.com/news/rockets-lebanon-norther-israel-589776 <p>Three rockets fired from south <a class="entityAnchor">Lebanon</a> hit northern Israel, triggering retaliatory artillery fire on the Lebanese border village of Zebqin, a security source told <a class="entityAnchor">The Daily Star</a>Saturday.</p> <p>Sirens resounded across the Israeli region of Nahariya after three rockets were fired from the valley of Qlayleh in south Lebanon. The incident came one day after rockets were fired on <a class="entityAnchor">Israel</a> from the southern region of Hasbaya. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/rockets-lebanon-norther-israel-589776" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/000_Par7929067.jpg" alt="A picture taken from the southern Israeli Gaza border shows rockets being fired from the Gaza strip into Israel, on July 12, 2014. [AFP]" title="A picture taken from the southern Israeli Gaza border shows rockets being fired from the Gaza strip into Israel, on July 12, 2014. [AFP]" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.dailystar.com.lb/" title="The Daily Star" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/23.png" title="The Daily Star" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014, The Daily Star. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/rockets-lebanon-norther-israel-589776" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/rockets-lebanon-norther-israel-589776#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Palestinian Arena Israel Lebanon Palestine Sat, 12 Jul 2014 20:48:10 +0000 589776 at http://www.albawaba.com Israeli military warns Gaza residents to evacuate before stepped up airstrikes http://www.albawaba.com/news/idf-warn-gaza-evacuate-air-strike-589773 <p>The IDF has begun evacuating residents of northern Gaza, and other areas in the coastal enclave from which heavy and long-range rockets are being fired at Israel, ahead of a stepped-up campaign of air raids that will target Hamas leaders hiding under large residential buildings, a senior army source warned Saturday night.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/idf-warn-gaza-evacuate-air-strike-589773" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/000_Nic6348379.jpg" alt="Smoke billows from buildings following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on July 12, 2014. [AFP]" title="Smoke billows from buildings following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on July 12, 2014. [AFP]" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.jpost.com" title="Jpost.com (The Jerusalem Post online edition)" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1492.png" title="Jpost.com (The Jerusalem Post online edition)" border="0" /></a> All rights reserved © The Jerusalem Post 1995 - 2014 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/idf-warn-gaza-evacuate-air-strike-589773" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/idf-warn-gaza-evacuate-air-strike-589773#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Palestinian Arena Israel Palestine Sat, 12 Jul 2014 20:22:00 +0000 589773 at http://www.albawaba.com William Hague calls for ceasefire but says "Israel has the right to defend itself" http://www.albawaba.com/news/hague-ceasefire-israel-right-to-defend-589772 <p>William Hague has said Israel has the “right to defend itself” against rocket attacks from Gaza after urging Palestinian and Israeli leaders to negotiate a ceasefire.</p> <p>The Foreign Secretary spoke to Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian President, and Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman in separate phone calls on Saturday.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/hague-ceasefire-israel-right-to-defend-589772" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/hague_1636693c.jpg" alt="Mr Hague said he spoke of the British Government’s “deep concern about the number of civilian casualties and the need for all sides to avoid further civilian injuries and the loss of innocent life” but stopped short of condemning Israel’s response. [AFP]" title="Mr Hague said he spoke of the British Government’s “deep concern about the number of civilian casualties and the need for all sides to avoid further civilian injuries and the loss of innocent life” but stopped short of condemning Israel’s response. [AFP]" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.jpost.com" title="Jpost.com (The Jerusalem Post online edition)" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1492.png" title="Jpost.com (The Jerusalem Post online edition)" border="0" /></a> All rights reserved © The Jerusalem Post 1995 - 2014 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/hague-ceasefire-israel-right-to-defend-589772" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/hague-ceasefire-israel-right-to-defend-589772#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Palestinian Arena Israel Palestine Sat, 12 Jul 2014 19:56:55 +0000 589772 at http://www.albawaba.com Hamas gives advance notice of imminent attack on Tel Aviv http://www.albawaba.com/news/hammas-notice-attack-tel-aviv-589770 <p>Rockets were fired at Tel Aviv and were intercepted over the area of the city following Hamas advance warning of the attack.</p> <p>The IDF&nbsp;confirmed that the Iron Dome Rocket Defense system intercepted three rockets over the Tel Aviv metropolitan area.</p> <p>Rocket sirens blared in Tel Aviv and the surrounding towns of Ramat Gan, Ramat Hasharon, Bnei Berak and Givatayim.&nbsp;</p> <p>There were no reports of injuries in the attack on the Tel Aviv area.&nbsp;</p> <p>Sirens also blared in other the Ramle, Rehovot, Modiin, Jerusalem and other areas after 9:00 p.m. on Saturday. &nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/hammas-notice-attack-tel-aviv-589770" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/000_TS-Nic6348021.jpg" alt="Israeli border guards take position as fireworks launched by Palestinian protestors lit the sky during clashes at the Qalandia checkpoint between Jerusalem and Ramallah, early on July 12, 2014. [AFP]" title="Israeli border guards take position as fireworks launched by Palestinian protestors lit the sky during clashes at the Qalandia checkpoint between Jerusalem and Ramallah, early on July 12, 2014. [AFP]" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.jpost.com" title="Jpost.com (The Jerusalem Post online edition)" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1492.png" title="Jpost.com (The Jerusalem Post online edition)" border="0" /></a> All rights reserved © The Jerusalem Post 1995 - 2014 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/hammas-notice-attack-tel-aviv-589770" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/hammas-notice-attack-tel-aviv-589770#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Palestinian Arena Israel Palestine Sat, 12 Jul 2014 19:30:44 +0000 589770 at http://www.albawaba.com Egypt, Qatar formulate ceasefire draft as Gaza hostilities continue http://www.albawaba.com/news/egypt-qatar-ceasefire-gaza-589736 <p>As hostilities between the Hamas ruled Gaza Strip and Israel continued on <a href="http://www.jpost.com/Operation-Protective-Edge/Palestinians-resume-rocket-fire-at-southern-central-Israel-after-brief-respite-362471" target="_blank">day 5 of Israel's Operation Protective Edge</a>, talk of an emerging formula for a ceasefire began to be heard.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/egypt-qatar-ceasefire-gaza-589736" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/000_Nic6348225.jpg" alt="Palestinian firefighters try to extinguish fire at UN storehouse after an Israeli military strike in an area west of Gaza City on July 12, 2014. [AFP]" title="Palestinian firefighters try to extinguish fire at UN storehouse after an Israeli military strike in an area west of Gaza City on July 12, 2014. [AFP]" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.jpost.com" title="Jpost.com (The Jerusalem Post online edition)" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1492.png" title="Jpost.com (The Jerusalem Post online edition)" border="0" /></a> All rights reserved © The Jerusalem Post 1995 - 2014 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/egypt-qatar-ceasefire-gaza-589736" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/egypt-qatar-ceasefire-gaza-589736#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Palestinian Arena Israel Palestine Sat, 12 Jul 2014 15:44:28 +0000 589736 at http://www.albawaba.com Israeli troops preparing for ground invasion of Gaza http://www.albawaba.com/news/israel-preparing-ground-invasion-gaza-589735 <p class="mol-para-with-font">Israel is massing its troops on the Gaza border in preparation for a possible ground attack - just hours after its <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/12/israel-strikes-gaza-mosque_n_5580188.html" target="_blank">airforce struck a mosque that was allegedly being used to hide Hamas's weapons.</a></p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/israel-preparing-ground-invasion-gaza-589735" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/dfhsdds.jpg" alt="Well-protected: Donning military gear and carrying rifles, thousands of soldiers moved into a new position on the border on the fifth day of the deadly conflict. [AP] " title="Well-protected: Donning military gear and carrying rifles, thousands of soldiers moved into a new position on the border on the fifth day of the deadly conflict. [AP] " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk" title="Daily Mail " target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1742.png" title="Daily Mail " border="0" /></a> © Associated Newspapers Ltd. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/israel-preparing-ground-invasion-gaza-589735" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/israel-preparing-ground-invasion-gaza-589735#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Palestinian Arena Israel Palestine Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:52:58 +0000 589735 at http://www.albawaba.com Two Israelis injured as rocket strikes a home in Netivot. http://www.albawaba.com/news/israelis-injured-rocket-neitvot-589732 <p>Two Israelis were injured on Saturday just moments after a Palestinian rocket slammed into a home in the Gaza frontier town of Netivot.</p> <p>The injuries, which are not considered serious, occurred as they were running toward bombproof shelters.</p> <p>The IDF retaliated by killing the Palestinians who launched the rockets toward Netivot.</p> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/gaza-death-toll-rises-122-no-end-sight-589693" target="_blank">Palestinians in the Gaza Strip resumed rocket fire at Israel on Saturday, the fifth day of Operation Protective Edge.</a></p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/israelis-injured-rocket-neitvot-589732" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/dkjfsjdbsd.jpg" alt="A missile is launched by an &quot;Iron Dome&quot; battery, a short-range missile defence system designed to intercept and destroy incoming short-range rockets and artillery shells, on July 11, 2014 in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod. [AFP]" title="A missile is launched by an &quot;Iron Dome&quot; battery, a short-range missile defence system designed to intercept and destroy incoming short-range rockets and artillery shells, on July 11, 2014 in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod. [AFP]" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.jpost.com" title="Jpost.com (The Jerusalem Post online edition)" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1492.png" title="Jpost.com (The Jerusalem Post online edition)" border="0" /></a> All rights reserved © The Jerusalem Post 1995 - 2014 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/israelis-injured-rocket-neitvot-589732" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/israelis-injured-rocket-neitvot-589732#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Palestinian Arena Israel Palestine Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:35:53 +0000 589732 at http://www.albawaba.com Palestinian firefighters try to extinguish fire at UN storehouse after an Israeli military strike in an area west of Gaza City http://www.albawaba.com/news/palestinian-firefighters-try-extinguish-fire-un-storehouse-after-israeli-military-strike-area-w <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/palestinian-firefighters-try-extinguish-fire-un-storehouse-after-israeli-military-strike-area-w" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/picture_of_the_day/Gaza_bombardment_100.jpg" alt="Palestinian firefighters try to extinguish fire at UN storehouse after an Israeli military strike in an area west of Gaza City on July 12, 2014. Israel vowed no let-up in its aerial bombardment of Gaza, which has claimed more than 100 Palestinian lives, as a defiant Hamas rained more rockets on the Jewish state. (AFP / MAHMUD HAMS) " title="Palestinian firefighters try to extinguish fire at UN storehouse after an Israeli military strike in an area west of Gaza City on July 12, 2014. Israel vowed no let-up in its aerial bombardment of Gaza, which has claimed more than 100 Palestinian lives, as a defiant Hamas rained more rockets on the Jewish state. (AFP / MAHMUD HAMS) " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> http://www.albawaba.com/news/palestinian-firefighters-try-extinguish-fire-un-storehouse-after-israeli-military-strike-area-w#comments NEWS photo of the week Middle East Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:43:45 +0000 589727 at http://www.albawaba.com Gaza death toll rises to 122 with no end in sight http://www.albawaba.com/news/gaza-death-toll-rises-122-no-end-sight-589693 <p>The death toll from the five days of Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip has risen to at least 122 as several are wounded in an anti-Israel protest in the West Bank.</p> <p>More than 800 people were injured in the latest round of Israeli attacks on Gaza since July 8. Most of the victims have been women and children.</p> <p>Multiple casualties were reported in a series of aerial strikes by the Israeli military early Saturday.&nbsp; The latest Israeli airstrike killed three Palestinians in the eastern Tufah neighborhood of Gaza City on Saturday.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/gaza-death-toll-rises-122-no-end-sight-589693" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Saudi/gaza_family_after_familys_house_is_destroyed.jpg" alt="Palestinians sitting on a street react after a deadly Israeli air strike that targeted their house on July 8, 2014 in the town of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip. (Said Khatib/AFP)" title="Palestinians sitting on a street react after a deadly Israeli air strike that targeted their house on July 8, 2014 in the town of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip. (Said Khatib/AFP)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.presstv.ir" title="Press TV" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/701.png" title="Press TV" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 Press TV. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/gaza-death-toll-rises-122-no-end-sight-589693" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/gaza-death-toll-rises-122-no-end-sight-589693#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Palestinian Arena Israel Palestine Sat, 12 Jul 2014 07:58:27 +0000 589693 at http://www.albawaba.com Saudi Arabia seeks diplomatic allies to bring UN case against Israel http://www.albawaba.com/news/saudi-arabia-seeks-diplomatic-allies-bring-un-case-against-israel-589691 <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/saudi-arabia-funding-isis-584754" target="_blank">Saudi Arabia</a> is coordinating its efforts with representatives of Islamic and Arab states and representatives of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) as well as other bodies to support the Palestinian delegation’s stand at the UN, which calls for an end to Israeli attacks on civilians in <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/us-gaza-israel-589662" target="_blank">Gaza</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/saudi-arabia-seeks-diplomatic-allies-bring-un-case-against-israel-589691" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Saudi/Gaza_house_AFP.jpg" alt="Palestinians collect their belongings from damaged houses in Gaza City. (Mahmud Hams/AFP)" title="Palestinians collect their belongings from damaged houses in Gaza City. (Mahmud Hams/AFP)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://arabnews.com/" title="Arab News" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/9.png" title="Arab News" border="0" /></a> Copyright: Arab News © 2014 All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/saudi-arabia-seeks-diplomatic-allies-bring-un-case-against-israel-589691" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/saudi-arabia-seeks-diplomatic-allies-bring-un-case-against-israel-589691#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Palestinian Arena Israel Palestine Saudi Arabia Sat, 12 Jul 2014 07:45:09 +0000 589691 at http://www.albawaba.com ISIL gains supporters among factions of Syrian rebels http://www.albawaba.com/news/isil-gains-supporters-among-factions-syrian-rebels-589690 <p>Several militant factions affiliated with what the West calls moderate rebel groups have pledged allegiance to <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/isis-iraq-ramadan-588279" target="_blank">ISIL</a> Takfiri terrorists.</p> <p>Reports say hundreds of foreign-backed militants including a 100-strong brigade from the so-called Sham Army have defected to the notorious group in recent days.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/isil-gains-supporters-among-factions-syrian-rebels-589690" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/ISIS_Militants.jpg" alt="(AFP)" title="(AFP)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.presstv.ir" title="Press TV" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/701.png" title="Press TV" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 Press TV. 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