Middle East

    • Palestinians gather near a house destroyed in an Israeli air strike, in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, July 14, 2014.
    • Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers during a protest against the Israeli air strikes in Gaza strip, at Hawara checkpoint, near the West Bank city of Nablus, July 14, 2014.
    • Israeli soldiers scuffle with Palestinians during a protest against the Israeli air strikes in Gaza strip, at Hawara checkpoint, near the West Bank city of Nablus, July 14, 2014.
    • Israelis take cover as an air raid siren sounds in Ashdod, July 14, 2014.
    • People take cover as an air raid siren warning of incoming rockets sounds, in Tel Aviv, July 14, 2014.
    • Four-year-old Palestinian girl Shayma Al-Masri, who hospital officials said was wounded in an Israeli air strike that killed her mother and two of her siblings, lies on a bed next to her doll as she receives treatment at a hospital, in Gaza City, July 14, 2014.
    • A Palestinian reads from the Quran during the funeral of Munir Badarin, who was shot during clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank village of Samoa, south of Hebron, July 14, 2014.
    • An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man stands behind a cordoned off area near a petrol station that was hit by a rocket in the southern city of Ashdod, July 11, 2014.

    Rising Tensions between Israel and Hamas

    Published July 14, 2014

    Worldwide pressure is mounting for a cease-fire in the weeklong clash between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.


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