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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Children a fifth of Gaza dead in Israeli bombardment, with nowhere to hide

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:35am by AP

    ... Gaza Strip dead are children Sobbing and shaking, Ismail Abu Musallam leaned against the wall of a hospital, waiting for three of his children to be prepared for burial. They were killed ... children make up a fifth of the 341 Palestinians killed in 12 days of intense Israeli bombardment of the densely populated Gaza Strip, where half the 1.7 million people are under the age of 18. ...

  2. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Yazidis 'massacred' by jihadists in northern Iraq village: reports

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 08:15pm by AP

    ... kill 80 men, take wives, children Islamist extremists in Iraq killed 80 Yazidi men and abducted their wives and children, witnesses said yesterday, insisting the religious community was still ... or die. "When the residents refused to do this, the massacre took place," he said. Halgurd Hekmat, a spokesman for Kurdish security forces, said the militants took the women and children ...

  3. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Student's website used for jihadist propaganda

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 07:20am by GDN

    ... takes care to document the donation of toys to children, and televisions and fans to civilians, in the battle for hearts and minds. Twitter is cracking down on Islamic State accounts but its ...

  4. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Animals in Gaza zoo no safer than humans from Israeli bombardment

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 07:20am by AFP

    ... "Before the war the area was very beautiful. It was an area for children, there were playgrounds and areas for families," zookeeper Farid al-Hissi said. Hissi got his job at Al-Bisan after ...

  5. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israelis accept deaths as price that must be paid to confront Hamas

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 09:36pm by WASHPOST

    ... Palestinians, with around 1,800 killed. More than half of those dead are civilians, including at least 354 children, according to a UN estimate released on Sunday. By contrast, the vast majority ... which produced a painful reckoning within Israel over whether it had shed its children's blood in vain, there has been little evidence of such anxiety this time. That's despite ...

  6. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel, Hamas at odds over Gaza truce extension

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 01:14pm by Agence France-Presse in Gaza

    ... their homes were flattened in the offensive. “Look at my house, it is totally smashed. How can my children live here?” asked Mussa Abu al-Rus, whose house had been taken over by Israeli soldiers. ...

  7. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Tensions high between Palestinians and Israelis as Hamas says it will not extend truce

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 10:10am by Associated Press and Agence France-Presse in Gaza City

    ... Of that number, at least 429 were children. Hamas and Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) officials had laid out a number of demands, starting with the lifting of Israel’s eight-year blockade on Gaza. ...

  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel strikes UN school in Gaza as troops start redeploying

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:29pm by AGENCIES

    ... the attack happened while people were waiting in line for food supplies. In a chaotic scene inside the school's compound, several bodies, including some children, were strewn across the ground ...

  9. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Dozens of bodies found in Gaza during 12-hour truce raising death toll to at least 985

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:08pm by Agence France-Presse in Gaza City

    ... children have perished so far The bodies of dozens of Palestinians were pulled from the ruins of bombed-out homes in Gaza on Saturday during a brief truce that top diplomats meeting in Paris urged ... inside the border area. And in nearby Bani Suheila, where 20 people were killed in a single Israeli air strike shortly before the truce began, women and children wept as they returned to discover ...

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    Capture of soldier Hadar Goldin in Gaza prompts memories of Gilad Shalit seizure

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:53am by MCT

    ... Israelis are particularly sensitive to captured soldiers. The nation has a universal draft, and most families identify with the pain of parents hoping to find their children. When Shalit ...




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