Gaza

Gaza: The war that worked

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 22, 2012

Israel breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday as a military operation which could have gone one of two ways avoided a ground war.

As the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire came into effect, tens of thousands of Israeli ground troops, many of them reservists who had been summoned days earlier from their homes, were stood down.

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IDF soldier hit by Gaza rocket dies from injuries

By Jennifer Lipman, November 22, 2012

An Israeli soldier has died after being hit by a rocket from Gaza only hours before a ceasefire deal was announced.

Lieutenant Boris Yarmulnik was 28 and came from Netanya. He was injured after the rocket, sent by terrorists operating in the Gaza Strip , landed in the Eshkol region, and today died from his injuries in hospital.

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University building occupied as Gaza protests spread to campus

By Marcus Dysch, November 22, 2012

Protests have taken place on university campuses across Britain in response to the violent conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.

At the School of Oriental and African Studies in central London, the students’ union AGM voted in support of a motion pledging solidarity with the people of Gaza.

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Steve Bell defends Guardian cartoon

By Jennifer Lipman, November 22, 2012

The Press Complaints Commission has received 29 objections to a Guardian cartoon that portrayed Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu as a puppet-master, controlling tiny versions of Foreign Secretary William Hague and Tony Blair.

Cartoonist Steve Bell drew the picture after Mr Hague said Hamas bore “principal responsibility” for the Gaza fighting.

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George Galloway: we hate Zionism

By Jonathan Kalmus, November 22, 2012

MP George Galloway has branded Zionism “a blasphemy against Judaism and against God”, praised the legitimacy of Hamas and publicly called for the dismantling of Israel.

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Police detain Gaza Scottish Parliament protesters

By Jennifer Lipman, November 22, 2012

A group of student protesters who mounted the roof of the Scottish Parliament to demonstrate against Israel have been removed by police.

The 10 activists were aiming to draw attention to the government's "weak" approach to the situation in Gaza by demonstrating during the First Minister's Questions.

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Even-handed Morsi is Israel’s biggest win

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 22, 2012

Israeli officials say that the behaviour of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is “perhaps the biggest achievement for Israel in the entire operation” as the Muslim Brotherhood leader emerged as the mediator between Israel and Hamas.

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Gaza conflict: ‘I make a joke out of the rocket fire to keep baby calm’

By Nathan Jeffay, November 22, 2012

Like many southern Israel residents, Sderot father-of-four Yigal Levi has mostly stayed at home in recent days. He tried venturing out, away from his shelter, and it terrified him.

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Missile defence system delayed ground invasion, say experts

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 22, 2012

Many defence experts said that it would be technologically impossible and prohibitively expensive to design a system capable of tracking and destroying incoming rockets with interceptor missiles.

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Tel Aviv bus bomb planted by Hamas cell, says Israel

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 22, 2012

For the first time in more than 10 years, a terrorist bomb was detonated on a bus in Tel Aviv on Wednesday.

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