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Israel: Hamas used hospital as military command and control center

Al Wafa Hospital in Gaza City: Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants were said to be firing on IDF soldiers from the hospital.

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel has determined that Hamas was using a hospital as its military headquarters. The Israeli military said Hamas took over Al Wafa Hospital in Gaza City as its operational headquarters. The military said Hamas […]

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UN admits its schools in Gaza were used to store Hamas rockets

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Special to WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — The United Nations has acknowledged that its facilities in the Gaza Strip were storing Palestinian missiles and rockets. The UN Relief and Works Agency has reported at least two incidents in which its schools […]

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Major airlines cancel flights to Israel as Hamas rockets target Ben-Gurion Airport

A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Hamas has been firing rockets toward Israel’s leading airport, sparking widespread cancellations by foreign airlines. Officials said Hamas was firing rockets within two kilometers of Ben-Gurion International Airport. Several rockets landed near the airport […]

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Israeli military stunned by scale of Hamas tunnel war infrastructure

Maj. Gen. Sami Turgeman

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel has been shocked by the scope and methods of Hamas tunnel warfare. In at least one case, Hamas fighters have infiltrated Israel wearing Israeli military uniforms. “This is a threat to the south,” […]

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‘Whole city of terror tunnels’ discovered during Israel’s ground offensive in Gaza

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Minister Naftali Bennett

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel’s military has begun its first major test in underground warfare. Military sources said the Israel Army was engaged in its first major campaign to detect and destroy Hamas’ huge underground network in the […]

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15 Israeli soldiers killed as ground offensive reaches key city from which most rockets fired

Israeli tanks at the Gaza border.

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — The Israel Army has been struggling in ground operations in the Gaza Strip. The Army has reported the death of at least 15 soldiers in a 24-hour period in the Gaza Strip. Thirteen of […]

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Israeli ground troops target Hamas assets on Gaza perimeter

The Israeli military says the ground offensive has been expanded to destroy a Hamas tunnel network.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — The Israel Army has restricted operations to the perimeter of the Gaza Strip. Military sources said infantry, armored, engineering and special forces were deployed along a 2.5 kilometer zone along the eastern Gaza frontier […]

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Israel limits its invasion of Gaza to attacks on strategic facilities

Israeli tanks, a bulldozer and armored personnel carriers (APC) roll near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip.  /AFP/Jack Guez

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — The Israeli military has announced ground operations in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. The military said it sent a range of ground forces into the Gaza Strip on late July 17. The operation was ordered […]

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Paralysis in Tel Aviv: ‘Nobody wants to make a decision and the enemy knows this’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) stands next to Defence Minister Moshe Ya'alon (2nd R) and Chief of the General Staff Lieutenant General Benny Gantz (R) during an air force pilots' graduation ceremony at Hatzerim air base in southern Israel December 26, 2013.  /Reuters/Nir Elias

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel’s military has become increasingly uneasy over the war with the Gaza Strip. Military sources said the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has failed to determine the goal of Israel’s war with Hamas […]

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Israel, Egypt weigh LNG partnership with eye on Asian markets

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Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Egypt and Israel could form an energy partnership, a report said. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy asserted that Egypt and Israel could launch a liquefied natural gas partnership to supply clients throughout Asia […]

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