Hamas

'We'll Fight Until Tunnels Destroyed'

In a televised speech Monday night, Netanyahu said to prepare for a 'continued operation.'

07/28/2014

Jerusalem — Israel will not end its operation in Gaza before destroying all the Hamas-built tunnels, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an address to the nation.

Prime Minister Netanyahu addressed international community on Monday night. Wikipedia Commons.

Hamas Requests Additional 24-hour Cease-Fire

Request comes after Israel called off its own cease-fire, citing continued rocket fire from Gaza.

07/27/2014

Jerusalem — Hamas asked for an additional 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire, after Israel called off its own 24-hour unilateral cease-fire due to continued rockets fired from Gaza.

Smoke rising from the Gaza Strip. Getty Images

How Hamas Measures Success

Hamas reminds me of that old commercial for Timex watches when the announce would intone, "It takes a licking and keeps on ticking."

NBC=Not Bothering Checking

Towards the end of a report on the Nightly News Monday evening NBC Anchor Brian Williams read a statement from Hamas accusing Israel of "murdering" hundreds of civilians and denying that his group had ever targeted Israeli civilians.

Hamas spokesman Osama Hamdan did not appear on camera, as he has on other networks, but Williams read his statement:

Media Analysis: Israel Optics Darken

07/21/2014
Web Director

For a while there, it looked as if much of the world had accepted, or was at least considering, Israel’s argument for attacking and then invading Gaza this time – the third in six years.

Even Paranoids Have Enemies

07/18/2014
Jewish Week Online Columnist

The current hostilities between Israel and Hamas have, yet again, brought to the forefront a long-simmering feud between many supporters of Israel and the world of print, broadcast and electronic journalism.

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik

‘It’s Something You Don’t Get Used To’

In Ashdod, the rockets keep coming and the frustration keeps building.

07/16/2014
Israel Correspondent

Ashdod, Israeli — With 45 seconds to run for cover before the impact of a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, Yuri and Ana Friedman had spent the last week sleeping in their clothes for fear of an overnight attack as Israel and Hamas fought their third war in five years — putting this port city just 20 miles from Gaza in the line of fire again.

Ashdod resident Yuri Friedman sits in his shattered living room. Joshua Mitnick/JW

Conflict With Hamas Unleashes Hatred Of Israel

Homeland Security officials brief Jewish leaders; French synagogues targeted; scuffles in L.A., Boston.

07/16/2014
Staff Writer

In Antwerp, Belgium, last Saturday, approximately 500 people attended a protest against Israel’s retaliatory assault on Hamas, chanting in Arabic, “Slaughter the Jews.”

Smoke billows from the Gaza Strip Tuesday after an Israeli air strike. Getty Images

Cease-Fire Fails

Israel resumes military operations in Gaza after more than 40 rockets shot from Strip.

07/15/2014

Jerusalem — Israel’s military resumed operations against Hamas in Gaza, six hours after accepting an Egyptian cease-fire proposal, following rocket attacks from the strip.

A woman inspects damage after a Hamas rocket hit her front yard in Ashdod. Getty Images

Reports: Israel Agrees To Ceasefire

Egyptian draft calls for 48 hours of calm, the delegations would travel to Cairo for talks.

07/14/2014
Staff Writer

Israeli media is now reporting that Israel has agreed to an Egyptian draft ceasefire proposal. Hamas has not yet replied, but there are hints it may agree.

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