Middle East

  • Palestinians standing next to a damaged wall watch rescuers searching for bodies and survivors under the rubble of an apartment building that was destroyed by an Israeli missile strike, in Gaza City,  July 21, 2014.
  • Israelis take cover as a siren sounds during a rocket attack fired by Palestinian militants from Gaza, in Tel Aviv, Israel, July 21, 2014.
  • Palestinian rescue workers and civilians remove a lifeless body from the rubble of a house destroyed by an Israeli missile strike, in Gaza City, July 21, 2014.
  • An Israeli armored personnel carrier advances as smoke rises from the Gaza Strip, July 20, 2014.
  • Smoke rises in the air and flames spread across buildings after Israeli strikes in the Shijaiyah neighborhood, in Gaza City, July 20, 2014.
  • Israeli soldiers of the Paratroopers Brigade mourn over the grave of Sgt. Bnaya Rubel during the funeral at the military cemetery in Holon, Israel, July 20, 2014.
  • A Palestinian man carries a wounded boy to the emergency room of Shifa hospital in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, July 20, 2014.
  • Israeli soldiers carry the coffin of Maj. Amotz Greenberg, 45, during his funeral in the Israeli city of Hod Hasharon, July 20, 2014.
  • A man sits next to the bodies of Palestinians from the Abu Jama'e family, who medics said were killed in an Israeli air strike that destroyed their house, during their funeral at a mosque, in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, July 21, 2014.
  • Relatives of Maj. Amotz Greenberg, 45, mourn during his funeral in Hod Hasharon, July 20, 2014.

UN Security Council Calls for Immediate Gaza Cease-fire

Published July 21, 2014

The U.N. Security Council emerged from an emergency session late Sunday on the worsening situation in Gaza, expressing “serious concern” about the nearly two weeks of fighting between Israel and the Islamist Hamas group that has cost more than 400 lives.


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