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The European Union (EU) on Tuesday issued what was widely taken as blistering criticism of Hamas – the Times of Israel described the statement as “taking a strikingly pro-Israel stance” while the left-leaning Ha’aretz settled for “dramatic” – with the bloc’s 28 foreign ministers demanding that the Palestinian terror group “immediately...

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Human Rights

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A mortar shell fired from Gaza landed on a hothouse killing a farm worker from Thailand July 23. The man was rushed to Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon by helicopter but he succumbed to his wounds and died within an hour. Yair Farjoun, the head of the Ashkelon Regional Council,...

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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg flew to Israel Tuesday, in defiance of an Federal Aviation Administration 24-hour ban on flying to Ben-Gurion Airport. The ban was instituted after a Hamas-fired rocket fragment fell in a town near the airport, injuring two people. Prior to leaving, Bloomberg explained his...

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Diplomacy

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The Jerusalem Post reported yesterday that the European Union has called for the disarmament of Hamas. The EU strongly condemns the indiscriminate firing of rockets into Israel by Hamas and militant groups in the Gaza Strip, directly harming civilians. These are criminal and unjustifiable acts. The EU calls on Hamas to immediately...

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Terrorism

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Save the Children, a UK-based non-governmental organization, yesterday publicized a biased public appeal to help the children of Gaza. Part of the press release read: What we’re seeing is a war on children who are trapped within the boundaries of Gaza. They have nowhere to flee to and many families are seeking refuge...

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The fifteenth day of Operation Protective Edge is over as is the fourth day of ground operations inside Gaza. 12:48am Lots of fierce fighting going on in the Khan Younis area of Gaza. IDF heavy artillery strikes can be… http://t.co/7fYGciFkAh — Muqata (@Muqata) July 22, 2014 Two more soldiers were...

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An American delegation of 13 senior firefighters and officers are in Israel as part of the Emergency Volunteer Project assisting their Israeli counterparts in extinguishing fires caused by Hamas rocket explosions. The firefighters from Los Angeles, Texas and Washington DC, have been working around the clock in Israel’s south in...

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Ynet reports today that Col. Ghassan Alian, the commander of the Golani Brigade and the highest ranking Druze in the IDF, has returned to fight against Hamas in Gaza, just three days after he suffered shrapnel wounds in battle. “I’m leaving hospital to go to the unit,” he said. “I...

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Europe

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The foreign ministers of France, Germany, and Italy came out with a statement Tuesday condemning the anti-Semitism that has been present amid anti-Israel riots across the continent. The Associated Press reports that a joint statement releaseed by Ministers Laurent Fabius of France, Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany, and Frederica Mogherini of Italy...

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Israel21c reported on Sunday that Israel has set up a field hospital outside of Gaza to help treat Gazans injured in the course of Operation Preventive Edge. Israel Defense Forces Chief of General Staff Benny Gantz confirmed reports Sunday afternoon that the IDF is going to set up a field...

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