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Incredible Pictures Capture Palestinians Celebrating 'Victory' In Gaza

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK

The skies over the Gaza Strip were calm on Wednesday after a ceasefire was finally agreed between Israel and the Palestinians, ending the seven-week c...

Pictures Capture Brutal Act Of Deterrence As Hamas Shoots Dead 18 'Informers'

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

Hamas gunmen killed 18 Palestinians accused of spying for Israel, some of whom were lined up along the wall of a mosque after Friday prayers and shot ...

Jack Sommers

It's Lost Every Battle, But Hamas May Have Won The War With Israel

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Sommers | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK

In an asymmetrical war between a militant group and the world's fourth largest military, victory for the underdog would seem impossible. But in the bl...

Hamas 'Admits' It Kidnapped Israeli Teens

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK

A senior member of Hamas has appeared to admit the kidnap and murder of three Israeli teenagers was carried out by his organisation. The murder of ...

Will Israel Implement an Agreement With Hamas? History Suggests NO

David Morrison | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Politics
David Morrison

As this is written, indirect negotiations are ongoing between Israel and Hamas in Egypt about a long term agreement concerning Gaza. It is appropri...

Quick, Pick a Side, Israel or Palestine?

Isabelle Younane | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Isabelle Younane

Apparently we are presented with two monochromatic sides of this argument, Team Israel vs. Team Gaza, and failure to select one on the basis of who is or is not a terrorist means that your opinion is unlikely to rear its humdrum head in mainstream news or grant you a few thousand followers on Twitter.

The Problem With Playing the Blame Game in Gaza

Jack Banister | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Banister

As the conflict in Gaza continues, it has become apparent that the Western world has a propensity to attempt to view war through the simplistic prism of 'good' and 'evil'... we seek to condemn and blame one side, whilst reconciling ourselves with the actions of the other.

Warsi On Gaza: 'By Resigning, I Can Live With Myself'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Politics

Baroness Warsi has said resigning over the government's stance on Gaza was the only way she could "live with" herself - and denied it was "revenge" fo...

Jimmy Carter Calls For Gaza 'War Crimes' To Be Investigated

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- Former US President Jimmy Carter has decried Israel’s recent offensive against Gaza, saying Netanyahu’s state has created a “humanit...

George Osborne Lambasts Warsi's 'Disappointing' Decision To Quit Over UK Policy Towards Israel

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK

George Osborne has questioned Baroness Warsi's decision to quit after the Foreign Office Minister dramatically stormed out of government on Monday, sa...

Mehdi Hasan

Baroness Warsi Quits Government Over 'Morally Indefensible' Stance On Gaza

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Politics

Foreign Office minister Baroness Warsi has dramatically quit the government, citing the UK's "morally indefensible" position on the conflict in Gaza. ...

Aid For Gaza, Arms For Israel?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK

Britain is making a further £3 million available to allow a rapid response by aid workers in Gaza, as questions were being asked about whether milita...

Britain's 'Role' In Arming Israel Revealed As Hamas Say UK-Linked Soldier 'May Have Been Killed'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK

Hamas have said an Israeli soldier with links to the UK may have been killed in a strike on his captors by the Israeli military, Hamas has said. At...

40 Palestinians Dead And British-Educated Soldier Captured As Cease-fire Crumbles

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK

More than 40 Palestinians have been killed and a British-Educated soldier has been abducted in dramatic developments just hours after a three-day ceas...

27 Palestinians Killed Just TWO HOURS Into 'Ceasefire'

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK

A much-vaunted three-day ceasefire between Israel and Hamas has crumbled within hours, with both sides accusing each other of breaking the truce. A...

Jessica Elgot

World's Best Known Spinner In An Unwinnable War Of Words

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK

When a 22-year-old Mark Regev finished his exams at Melbourne University, he didn't even wait to graduate. He got on a plane to Israel as soon...

We Are 'Eager For Death': Reclusive Hamas Commander Surfaces With Chilling Warning

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK

Hamas has said its fighters are "eager for death" and has vowed it will reject any proposed ceasefire with Israel, as the bombardment of Gaza let to a...

More Than 100 Palestinians Killed In Just One Day In Gaza

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK

More than 100 Palestinians have been killed in the fighting in Gaza on Tuesday - one of the bloodiest days since the Israeli bombardment of the coasta...

Debunking Israel's 11 Main Myths About Gaza, Hamas and War Crimes

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

From 'Gaza isn't occupied' to 'Hamas doesn't want a ceasefire' to 'Israel doesn't target civilians', it's time to rebut the key talking points of Israeli spokespersons such as Mark Regev. After all, you're entitled to your own opinions, but not your own facts.

Ceasefire Crumbles As Both Hamas And Israel Resume Attacks

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK

The UN Security Council called for an 'immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire' after a 24-hour ceasefire plan ahead of a major Muslim holi...

Gaza: How Not to Learn the Lessons of the Past

Sir John Holmes | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Politics
Sir John Holmes

What can anyone from the outside do in such circumstances? In the short term the need is for maximum pressure for a ceasefire and for the provision of humanitarian aid. Once the violence stops, we have to get to grips with the underlying problems. This is not just about restarting the same old peace process and hoping it will go somewhere this time. There is little or no chance of that, unless there are real changes of personalities and policies on both Israeli and Palestinian sides. I would start by suggesting we all face up to four realities.

Hamas Announces Ceasefire As Israel Continues Bombing

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK

Hamas has implemented a 24-hour ceasefire, announced shortly after Israel called off a truce due to "incessant" rocket fire from the Gaza Strip. Is...

Israel's Gaza Offensive Has Now Killed More Than 1,000

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK

Israel has resumed its offensive in Gaza that has killed more than 1,000 people in less than three weeks - as former deputy prime minister John Presco...

Israel-Palestine: Einstein Revisited in Gaza!

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

Let me be clear that the answer does not lie in another military strike against Gaza that kills hundreds of civilians on beaches and in hospitals as much as in hideaways and on the battleground, wreaks havoc, puts paid to all arguments about proportionality as I understand them from my law years and then concludes balefully with a ceasefire that is not unlike previous documents.

Gaza Conflict: Is It Too Late For Negotiated Peace?

Jon Snow | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK
Jon Snow

This cannot go on. Humans live in Gaza, remarkably like us. They laugh, they cry, they die. But too many of them die before their time. And that is true for those 29 Israeli military boys who have died, none older than his 20s. Cannot their end be the starting point for something revolutionarily new? Getting inside each others heads, understanding the other, or is it all just too late?