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Israel Set To Intensify Bombing After Hamas Rejects Ceasefire

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has insisted he had "no choice" but to intensify bombing raids on the Gaza Strip, after the territory's lea...

Israeli Soldiers Spell Out Anger At Ceasefire

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK

Israeli soldiers have apparently expressed their annoyance after a ceasefire with Hamas was announced on Wednesday, by lying on the ground to spell ou...

The Sound of Sirens

Steven Winston | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK
Steven Winston

Recently every time I have heard a bike engine revving or a plane fly over I have hesitated for a moment. The red alert sirens in Tel Aviv, five in the last four days, were certainly not what I expected when I moved to Israel almost eight months ago.

Ten Things You Need to Know About Gaza

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Gaza has been under siege since January 2006, after its residents dared to elect a Hamas goverment. The subsequent economic blockade imposed upon the Strip by the Israeli government at one stage prevented the residents of Gaza from importing, among other things, coriander, ginger, nutmeg and, even, newspapers.

What Does Operation Pillar Of Defense Mean?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.11.2012 | UK

The Israel Defence Force has never been one to shy away from a dramatic, bombastic moniker for wars - and this year's "Operation Pillar of Defense" is...