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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel puts cost of its Gaza offensive at US$2.5b

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... in the Gaza Strip was more than US$2.5 billion. "The expenditure on Operation Protective Edge- military expenditure, the direct expenditure- is more than nine billion shekels," Yaalon told ... organisations in the Gaza Strip- Hamas, Islamic Jihad and others- had 10,000 rounds at the beginning of Operation Protective Edge," said Yaalon. "Today they have about a fifth of that, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1584528/israel-puts-cost-its-gaza-offensive-us25b
  2. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Barack Obama urges international response to Islamic State as UK and France weigh air strikes

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 10:52am

    ... “I can assure you that we will look at every possible option to protect this person,” Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said. And French President Francois Hollande likewise raised ... facilities and protect personnel in Baghdad. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1584956/barack-obama-calls-international-response-islamic-state-britain-and
  3. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Islamists holding UN peacekeepers hostage set high price for their release

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:12pm by Reuters

    ... the peacekeepers because the UN force protects Israel. Tikoitoga said the group was demanding compensation for three fighters killed in the confrontation with the UN peacekeepers, as well as humanitarian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1583899/islamists-holding-un-peacekeepers-hostage-set-high-price-their-release
  4. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Haruna Yukawa's strange path to being a hostage of Islamic State

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 06:02am by Reuters

    ... minutes away so I keep this for protection," he said in one posting, picking up an assault rifle. But it was his gentle personality that helped Yukawa win over FSA rebels, said Goto, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581991/haruna-yukawas-strange-path-being-hostage-islamic-state
  5. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Obama administration considers seeking congressional mandate to attack Islamic State

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 06:20am by WASHPOST

    ... authority for emergency action to protect US citizens, and "having that discussion with Congress" about a more open-ended authorisation to combat the Islamic State, the official said. ... not rule out immediate air strikes or other action in Syria if necessary to protect US citizens. The recent military raid, which was unsuccessful in locating four hostages, was followed by last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580151/obama-administration-considers-seeking-congressional-mandate-attack
  6. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    About 10,000 Israeli protesters demand end to Gaza rocket attacks

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 10:31pm by Reuters

    ... In a proper country the army protects its citizens and that's just what Israel must let them do." Haim Dahan, 39, a father of four from Sderot, said: "We feel as though there may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1574424/about-10000-israeli-protesters-demand-end-gaza-rocket-attacks
  7. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Gaza truce fails with at least 107 Palestinians dead, Israeli soldier missing

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:46pm by Agence France-Presse in Gaza

    ... must be done to protect Gaza civilians. Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, a member of the eight-strong security cabinet, accused Hamas of being behind the disappearance of the missing ... caught in the crossfire have to weigh on our conscience and we have to do more to protect them.” US Secretary of State John Kerry had said that once the ceasefire was under way, Israeli ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1564948/gaza-truce-fails-least-107-palestinians-dead-israeli-soldier-missing
  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

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

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

    ... corps. "What was so special about Barkay was how eager he was to provide charity to others," said Yaron Shor. "He died protecting the civilians behind him. We are very sorry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1566405/israelis-accept-deaths-price-must-be-paid-confront-hamas
  9. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Gaza siege shaping up as deadliest Israeli conflict in a decade

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 09:22pm by WASHINGTON POST

    ... own ceasefire, it's continuing to fire at us as we speak," he said in an interview with CNN, adding that Israel would "take whatever action is necessary to protect our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1560629/hamas-agrees-24-hour-holiday-ceasefire-gaza-war
  10. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Kerry arrives in Israel, makes ‘some steps forward’ in ending Gaza conflict

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 06:17pm by AFP

    ... of conditions, including a removal of Israel’s eight-year blockade on the enclave. The United States has repeatedly supported Israel’s Operation Protective Edge as self-defence as Hamas showers its ally ... it was imposed solely in the interest of protecting US carriers and travellers, not as a negotiating tactic. “The only consideration in issuing the notice was the safety and security of our citizens,” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557583/kerry-says-made-some-steps-forward-ending-gaza-conflict

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