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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 28.07.2014 | 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?

Nine Things the Israeli Ambassador Conveniently Didn't Say About Gaza

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

The suffering in Gaza continues unabated. The strip is blockaded from land, sea and air and bombed from land, sea and air. The death toll has climbed past 550, including at least 100 Palestinian children. Yet, still, silver-tongued Israeli officials continue to take to the airwaves to defend the indefensible.

Did John Kerry Know People Could Hear Him When He Said This?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK

US Secretary of State John Kerry has apparently criticised Israel's offensive against Gaza in an unguarded moment when he did not realise he was being...

The Innocents Caught Up In The Israel Gaza Conflict

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK

These are the children bearing the terrible price of war as the Israeli ground offensive in Gaza enters its second day. Images from Shifa Hospital...

Fragile Ceasefire Begins In Gaza, But Hamas Gunmen Make Break For The Border

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK

Israel and Hamas' fragile five-hour "pause" in hostilities has been threatened as the IDF (Israeli Defence Forces) said it had stopped an attack by 13...

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...

'Unprecedented Psychological Warfare': The Terrifying Warnings Issued By Both Sides In Gaza Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK

Hamas has embarked on "unprecedented" psychological warfare by broadcasting threats and warnings of imminent rocket attacks to Israelis in Hebrew, as ...

These Israelis Eat Popcorn At 'Sderot Cinema' As They Watch Bombs Fall On Gaza

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK

Disturbing images of young Israelis in a border town eating popcorn and cheering as bombs fall on neighbouring Gaza have evoked widespread condemnatio...

Families Of Dead Israeli And Palestinian Teens Call To End Cycle Of Revenge Violence

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK

In the swell of anger and bitter hatred that surrounds the killing and kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers, and a Palestinian boy, families of the m...

Jessica Elgot

Rape, Rockets And Child Soldiers: Pictures Reveal Grim Tales Of Kids At War

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK

When a group of ISIS militia knocked on the door of one Iraqi family in the captured city of Mosul, the father knew he did not have the cash to pay th...

Facebook Page Calls For The Execution Of A Palestinian 'Terrorist' Every Hour Until Missing Israeli Teenagers Are Found

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK

A Facebook page has been set up calling for the execution of a Palestinian “terrorist” every hour until three missing Israeli teens are located. ...

Root of Conflict: Arab Acceptance of Jewish Homeland a Bitter Challenge To Muslim Primacy

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

David Cameron heralding Israel as a Jewish state is nothing new since the British were the first to offer Zionists such a status in 1917.

What A Catch: Gaza Strip Fisherman Hooks 2,000-Year-Old Bronze Statue Of Apollo

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

Mystery surrounds the appearance of a 2,000-year-old bronze statue of the Greek God Apollo – after it was retrieved from the seabed by a fisherman o...

Disaster Unfolding in the World's Forgotten Prison Camp

Ben Acheson | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK
Ben Acheson

What would life be like in a prison camp? We can postulate about dirty, cramped conditions but few of us will ever experience anything remotely resembling such an ordeal. It is even hard to imagine. The only given is that we would live in hope of being liberated from our nightmare. We would expect to be rescued as quickly as humanly possible.

Iran and the West: From Nuclear Nightmares to Facebook Friends?

Ben Acheson | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Nuclear apocalypse has been avoided. Iran has agreed to curb its nuclear activity. That's what they tell us anyway. Let's not get ahead of ourselves; even if Iran's cooperation is genuine, world leaders and their Iranian counterparts are not about to hold hands, hug it out or start tweeting funny cat memes to each other.

Amid the Resumption of Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks, is a Peace Agreement on the Horizon?

Max Sobell | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Max Sobell

Secretary of State John Kerry's efforts to bring both the Palestinian Authority and the Israelis back to the negotiating table should be lauded as a positive step, the obstacles to any potential peace agreement are still ever-present, numerous and seemingly, at the moment, unsolvable.

Can the West Finally Turn Off Its Tolerance for the Saudis?

Benjamin Lazarus | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Politics
Benjamin Lazarus

For decades, the West has tolerated Saudi Arabia because of their oil supply. A blind eye has been turned as the country continually abused religious and political minorities, apostates, homosexuals, and women.