Author: The Huffington Post News Editors
Article MentionsAuthor, The Huffington Post News Editors
Mentioned, Condoleezza Rice
Mentioned, Bernard Kouchner
Mentioned, Tzipi Livni
Mentioned, Nicolas Sarkozy
Mentioned, Ehud Olmert
Mentioned, Ehud Barak
Mentioned, The Associated Press
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip Israel rejected international pressure to suspend its air offensive against Palestinian militants whose rocket barrages are striking close to the Israeli heartland, sending warplanes Wednesday to demolish smuggling tunnels that are the lifeline of Gaza's Islamic Hamas rulers. The diplomatic action was set in motion by the scale of destruction in Gaza since Israel unleashed its campaign Saturday, and a casualty toll that Gaza officials now put at 390 dead and some 1,600 wounded. Hamas says some 200 uniformed members of Hamas security forces have been killed, and the U.N. says at least 60 Palestinian civilians have died. Four Israelis have been killed by militant rocket fire, including three civilians. The chief of Isra...(read more)
... GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip Israel rejected international pressure to suspend its air offensive against Palestinian militants whose rocket barrages are striking close to the Israeli heartland, sending warplanes Wednesday to demolish smuggling tunnels that ...
... personally called leaders in the Middle East on Tuesday to press for a durable solution. Underlying the Israeli decision to keep fighting are the mightier weapons that Hamas has smuggled into Gaza through underground tunnels along the border with Egy ...
... appealed to him to consider a truce to allow time for humanitarian relief supplies to enter Gaza, two senior officials in Barak's office said. While rejecting the truce, Israel said it would allow 2,000 tons of food and medical supplies to enter Gaza ...
... was to travel Thursday to Paris for talks with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, ...
... who has put his growing international stature to use in other conflict zones, most recently to help halt fighting between Russia and Georgia in August. Kouchner said Wednesday he and Sarkozy are considering traveling to Israel next week. A Hamas ...