Slaughter in Gaza

Two weeks into Israel’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, what began as a limited intervention has expanded into a major campaign involving ground, s(...)

Israeli soldiers weep at the grave of sergeant Adar Barsano during his funeral yesterday. Sergeant Barsano was killed along with another IDF soldier on the twelfth day of operation “Protective Edge”. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

There was a significant increase in casualties on both sides yesterday as Israeli forces expanded their ground operation in Gaza.More than 60 residen(...)

An Israeli bomb explodes in Gaza City today. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

Israel intensified its land offensive in Gaza with artillery, tanks and gunboats today and warned it could “significantly widen” an operation Palestin(...)

Six J80 rockets are launched from the coastal Gaza strip into Israel by militants of Ezz Al-Din Al Qassam militia, the military wing of Hamas movement, in Gaza City. Photograph: Mohammed Saber/EPA

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu says he has instructed the Israeli Defence Forces to begin a ground offensive into Gaza tonight. An official(...)

A Palestinian man inspects the damage following an Israeli missile strike that killed four boys from the same extended Bakr family in Gaza City yesterday. Photograph: AP Photo/Khalil Hamra

Four Palestinian children were killed yesterday in an Israeli air strike on a Gaza beach, providing horrific images that Israel fears may turn world(...)

  Danny Danon, deputy defence minister fired for attacking the leadership over handling of crisis in Gaza: Photograph/EPA

Binyamin Netanyahu’s cabinet is in disarray as the Israeli prime minister comes under fire from several of his most senior ministers for his handling (...)

Relatives hold the body of a four-year-old girl during her funeral outside Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip. She was killed along with her father and uncle during an overnight drone strike. Photograph: Oliver Weiken/EPA

Israel resumed its bombing campaign against Gaza yesterday afternoon after holding fire for six hours, adhering to an Egyptian ceasefire declared for(...)

 Almost 200 Palestinians have died during the past week of shell and rocket fire. Photograph: Mohammed Saber/ EPA

Egypt is keen to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas, which rules Gaza, as Cairo cannot afford to allow a full- scale conflict erupt on its northe(...)

Israeli flares float down over Gaza tonight  in Sderot, Israel. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Egypt is proposing a temporary ceasefire as a first step in ending the latest Israeli-Palestinian conflict that has left more than 175 people dead.The(...)

An Israeli soldier on the Israeli-Gaza border yesterday:  there was speculation that the intensified bombing was the first stage ahead of an invasion by armoured and infantry units. Photograph: Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images

Israel has stepped up its aerial assault on the area of Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip after issuing warnings that compelled 10,000 residents(...)

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