The Israeli military said Sunday it discovered a concrete-lined tunnel dug from the Gaza Strip into Israel, and charged militants planned to use it to attack or kidnap Israelis. Israel has again frozen the transfer of all construction materials to the Palestinian territory.
“I know the difference between a reporter and a terrorist propagandist,” May says.
Pictured on the signs: the Iranian Fajr 5 rockets Palestinian militants apparently used to target Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
Israeli accounts challenged the Times columnist’s criticism of Israel for strikes that killed two men he described as journalists.
“We are fully supportive of Israel’s right to defend itself,” the president says in Thailand.
As drama unfolds between Israel and Hamas — both in real life and over their Twitter accounts — young soldiers Instagram photos of themselves at ease.
The campaign Twitter account for the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, tweeted, then quickly deleted a statement thanking President Obama for his support. “Wouldn’t give it any significance,” a spokesman responds.
Whether this week represents a lasting escalation of tensions in Gaza remains to be seen. But at least one side will leave this week with a much bigger platform.
A quick escalation in the Middle East.
A Hamas spiritual leader on Monday called teaching Palestinian children about the Nazi murder of 6 million Jews a “war crime,” rejecting a suggestion that the U.N. might include the Holocaust in Gaza’s school curriculum.
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