Middle East

  • Smoke rises after an explosion in the northern Gaza Strip after Israeli airstrikes resumed in the Gaza Strip, July 15, 2014.
  • Relatives of four-year-old Palestinian girl Sarah Sheik al-Eid, who medics said was killed along with her father and uncle in an Israeli air strike, mourn during their funeral in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, July 15, 2014.
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a joint news conference with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (not pictured), in Tel Aviv, July 15, 2014.
  • Israeli soldiers travel in armored personnel carriers, near the Gaza Strip, July 15, 2014.
  • A Palestinian man looks at the damage to a house following an overnight Israeli missile strike in Gaza City, July 15, 2014.
  • A Palestinian man inspects the office of a charitable organization which police said was targeted in an Israeli airstrike, in the southern Gaza Strip, July 15, 2014.
  • Israeli tanks and armored personnel carriers are seen at a staging area outside the Gaza Strip, July 15, 2014.
  • An Israeli soldier sleeps on the ground next to his weapon, near the Gaza Strip, July 15, 2014.
  • People pray next to the bodies of Palestinians, including three members of the Sheik al-Eid family who medics said were killed in an Israeli airstrike, during their funeral at a mosque in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, July 15, 2014.

Israel Resumes Gaza Airstrikes After Hamas Refuses Cease-fire Terms

Published July 15, 2014


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