August 6, 2014 RSS feed / Mideast

As rockets fly, poor towns in Israel cry out for better shelters, protection

RAHAT, Israel—Fares Alhozael doesn’t want much from the Israeli government.  The roads in his neighborhood aren’t paved, and earlier this year Israel destroyed his cousin’s house for having been built illegally.  More...

Report: Hamas planned attack

Hamas planned to use the tunnels it dug from Gaza to Israel to execute a massive attack on southern Israel, an Israeli newspaper reported, citing unnamed Israeli security sources.  More...

Lawmaker censured over statements

Israeli-Arab lawmaker Hanin Zoabi was censured over statements she made encouraging Palestinian “popular resistance” and saying that the kidnappers of three Israeli teens were not terrorists.  More...

Six-decade career ends; Rivlin sworn in

Israeli President Shimon Peres officially exited Israeli politics for the first time in six decades as his successor, Reuven Rivlin, was sworn in.  More...

Weapons found at third UN school

A stockpile of weapons was discovered at a third United Nations school in the Gaza Strip.  The rockets were discovered, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency said in a statement, according to the Times of Israel, which reported that the inc More...