PALESTINE: ‘ Israel’s Shin-Bet Arrest Hamas Members Suspected of Planning Terrorist Attacks ‘

#AceNewsReport – PALESTINE:July.01: Dozens of Hamas members have been arrested who are suspected of planning attacks and trying to build up the Palestinian militant group in the West Bank, Israel’s Shin Bet security service said Wednesday.

The Islamist group said Israel was just trying to sabotage its relationship with other Arab powers, Reuters reported. The raid followed the roadside shooting of a Jewish settler Monday.

His killing was not claimed by any faction and Israeli officials said it looked like an attack by a lone Palestinian.

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ISRAEL: ‘ Government to issue report on Protective Edge in Gaza ‘

#AceNewsReport – ISRAEL:June.14: The Israeli government is to issue a report on last year’s Gaza offensive on Sunday at 1100 GMT, pre-empting a UN war crimes investigation to be published later this month, Reuters reported.

https://twitter.com/IsraelNewsUS/status/610116672674869248

“Whoever wants to know the truth, let them read this report. Whoever wants to continue with baseless blaming of the state of Israel, let them waste time reading the report by the UN commission,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his cabinet, as cited by Reuters.

Israeli’s two-month Operation Protective Edge took the lives of over 2,100 Palestinians, mostly civilians, while in Israel 67 soldiers and six civilians were killed.

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GAZA: ‘ CO-FOUNDER OF HAMAS MOVEMENT DIES ‘

#AceNewsServices – GAZA – Nov.13 – Muhammad Salih Taha, a co-founder of the Hamas movement, died in Gaza late Tuesday after a long struggle with illness, medics said.

' Muhammad Salih Taha '

‘ Muhammad Salih Taha ‘

Palestinian medical sources told reporters that Taha was taken from his home in al-Bureij refugee camp to al-Aqsa Martyrs hospital in Deir al-Balah, where doctors announced his death upon arrival.

Taha, often called Abu Ayman, was deported by Israel to Marj al-Zuhur in southern Lebanon in 1992 along with about 400 Palestinians from the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and areas inside Israel.

The Hamas leader later served as mayor of al-Bureij camp for four years.

His son Yasser was assassinated in an Israeli air-strike in June 2003.

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‘ Qatar Awareness Campaign: Letter to Michael Bloomberg #StopQatarNow ‘

#AceNewsServices – October 29 – This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition. The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of the State of Qatar, whose government you and your philanthropies are connected to and work with.

Qatar is a state sponsor of terror, providing funds to Fatah and Hamas, and the host country of the Muslim Brotherhood.

READ MORE: Qatar Awareness Campaign: Letter to Michael Bloomberg #StopQatarNow | The Counter Jihad Report.

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‘ ISLAMIC STATE AND HAMAS ARE BRANCHES OF THE SAME TERRORIST TREE ‘

#AceNewsServices (Opinion) – October 25 – Last month, addressing the U.N. General Assembly, Benjamin Netanyahu made a connection between the Islamic State and Hamas.

These terrorist entities, Netanyahu said, have a lot in common.

Separated by geography, they nonetheless share ideology and tactics and goals: Islamism, terrorism, the destruction of Israel, and the establishment of a global caliphate.

And yet, Netanyahu observed, the very nations now campaigning against the Islamic State treated Hamas like a legitimate combatant during last summer’s Israel-Gaza war. “They evidently don’t understand,” he said, “that ISIS and Hamas are branches of the same poisonous tree.”

The State Department dismissed Netanyahu’s metaphor. “Obviously, we’ve designated both as terrorist organizations,” said spokesman Jen Psaki. “But ISIL poses a different threat to Western interests and to the United States.”

Psaki was wrong, of course. She’s always wrong. And, after the events of the last 48 hours, there ought not to be any doubt as to just how wrong she was. As news broke that a convert to Islam had murdered a soldier and stormed the Canadian parliament, one read of another attack in Jerusalem, where a Palestinian terrorist ran his car over passengers disembarking from light rail, injuring seven, and killing 3-month-old Chaya Zissel Braun, who held a U.S. passport.

Islamic State, al Qaeda, Hamas—these awful people are literally baby killers. And yet they produce a remarkable amount of dissension, confusion, willful ignorance, and moral equivalence on the part of the men and women who conduct U.S. foreign policy. “ISIL is not ‘Islamic,’” President Obama said of the terrorist army imposing sharia law across Syria and Iraq. “Obviously, we’re shaken by it,” President Obama said of the attack in Canada. “We urge all sides to maintain calm and avoid escalating tensions in the wake of this incident,” the State Department said of the murder of a Jewish child.

“Not Islamic,” despite the fact that the Caliphate grounds its barbarous activities in Islamic law. “Shaken,” not stirred to action. “All sides,” not the side that targets civilians again and again and again. The evasions continue. They create space for the poison tree to grow.

The persistent denial of the ideological unity of Islamic terrorism—the studied avoidance of politically incorrect facts that has characterized our response to the Ft. Hood shooting, the Benghazi attack, the Boston Marathon bombing, the march of the caliphate across Syria and Iraq, and the crimes of Hamas—is not random. Behind it is a set of ideas with a long history, and with great purchase among the holders of graduate degrees who staff the Department of Justice, the National Security Council, Foggy Bottom, and the diplomatic corps.

These ideas are why, in the words of John McCain, the terrorists “are winning, and we’re not.”

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CAIRO: ‘ Donor’s Conference With Everyone Wanting Share of the Lucrative Gaza Pie’

#AceWorldNews – CAIRO – October 12 – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday promised a transparent and responsible use of funds pledged at a donor’s conference to help Gaza rebuild after this summer’s devastating war between Israel and Hamas.

Speaking at the one-day gathering in Cairo, Western-backed Abbas said $4 billion was needed to reconstruct the coastal strip after the 50-day war that ended on Aug. 27.

Participants were expected to pledge hundreds of millions of dollars, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced immediate U.S. assistance of $212 million as the conference began.

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GAZA STRIP: ‘ Hamas Building and Recruiting Militia Security Force Codenamed the Popular Army ‘

#AceNewsServices – GAZA STRIP – October 08 – Palestinian sources said Hamas has been recruiting a militia force that would maintain regime protection, as a local security force. 

' HAMAS Builds a New Security Force in GAZA '

‘ HAMAS Builds a New Security Force in GAZA ‘

They said the militia, trained in light weapons, was meant to free Hamas’ military wing from engaging with civilians.

“Hamas is following the Iranian model in which plain clothes forces are used to quell dissent,” a source said.

The sources said the New Hamas force was dubbed the Popular Army.

' Izzedin Kassam Brigades '

‘ Izzedin Kassam Brigades ‘

They said the so-called army was meant to work with Izzedin Kassam Brigades, which directed the Hamas war against Israel in July and August 2014.

The force, meant to contain thousands of members, has been recruited by Hamas in wake of the 50-day war. The sources said Hamas officers were organizing militia units in every major city and town in the Gaza Strip.

The sources said the Popular Army was meant to protect Hamas’ interests should the Palestinian Authority take over the Gaza Strip.

' Iran’s Basij Security Force '

‘ Iran’s Basij Security Force ‘

They said the army was modelled after Iran’s Basij, a force of students sworn to defend the Teheran regime.

Hamas launched recruitment in Gaza mosques within days of the end of the Gaza war on Aug. 26. By the end of September, Hamas claimed that thousands age 16 and over already joined the Popular Army.

“This force will be assigned specific missions in case of another war with the occupation [Israel],” a Hamas military official, identified only as Abu Jafar, said.

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‘ Jordan’s Arab Bank Found Guilty of Assisting Hamas ‘

#AceNewsServices – NEW YORK- September 24 – After just 2 days of deliberation by a jury, following a 5 week trial, and 10 years of legal battles, Jordan’s Arab Bank has been found guilty of helping “Hamas militants carry out a wave of violence in Israel that killed and wounded hundreds of Americans,” according to Bloomberg news.

' Arab Bank found Guilty of Funding Terrorism '

‘ Arab Bank found Guilty of Funding Terrorism ‘

The financial assistance to Hamas took place between the years 1998 and 2004.

The trial took place in a Brooklyn federal court. 

New York (AFP) – A New York jury will begin deliberations Friday on whether Arab Bank is guilty of aiding terrorism and transferring millions of dollars to Hamas during the second Palestinian uprising.

The hugely respected Jordan-based multinational went on trial in mid-August after 300 US relatives and victims of 24 attacks in Israel and the Palestinian territories filed a federal law suit in 2004.

The defence told the jury on Thursday there is no evidence Arab Bank executives supported terrorism and disputed that the institution knowingly made payments to designated terrorists.

The plaintiffs claim the bank transferred more than $70 million to an alleged Saudi terror entity, Palestinian charities they claim were a front for Hamas and 11 globally designated terrorist clients.

The trial heard that the Arab Bank transferred $60,000 to Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin — who was assassinated by Israel in 2004 — due to a spelling mistake of his name which was not detected by banking software.

They also claimed that Hamas, which the US officially designates as a terror group, directed the distribution of the money from the Saudi fund.

Stephens said Arab Bank provided routine banking services and that no charity — including the Saudi committee — to whom it transferred funds were on any US, UN or EU blacklist at the time.

He said that between 2000 and 2004 its Saudi fund payments to 15,000 people each month were public and approved by Israel.

Werbner said that assertion was “complete fabrication.”

The plaintiffs question 180 of the Saudi payments to 24 families of purported Hamas operatives, or about one percent of the total, Stephens said.

He said there was no evidence to prove that any money transferred by Arab Bank had been used to finance terror attacks and that the cycle of violence in the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict had nothing to do with his client. 

They’re guilty,” said Werbner.

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' Israeli Police Exchange Fire with Hamas Terrorists Who Murdered Three Teenagers '

#AceWorldNews – ISRAEL – September 24 – The Israeli police YAMAM SWAT team filmed their search in Hebron for the two Hamas terrorists who murdered Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frankel.

' Israeli Swat Team Exchange Fire with Hamas in  Hebron '

‘ Israeli Swat Team Exchange Fire with Hamas in Hebron ‘

During their search they came under fire from the terrorists, and returned fire.

This is part of that video.

The YAMAM counter terrorist unit killed the 2 terrorists. 

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‘ Two Hamas Militants Suspected of Killing of Three Israeli Teenagers Killed in Dawn Raid ‘

#AceBreakingNews – JERUSALEM – September 23 – Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying of three Israeli teenagers. 

The deaths of the two suspects, identified by the Israeli military as well-known Hamas militants, ended one of the largest manhunts conducted by the Israeli security forces.

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World Food Programme: ‘ GAZA – For The First Time Since 2007 a Humanitarian Convoy of UN WPF Successfully Crossed from Egypt into the Gaza Strip Today ‘

#AceWorldNews – GAZA – August 27 – For the first time since 2007, a humanitarian convoy of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) successfully crossed from Egypt into the Gaza Strip today, carrying enough food to feed around 150,000 people for five days.

​’ Rafah Border Crossing Was Closed Now Open For Aid and Feeding People ‘

After a seven-hour drive from Alexandria – where the food was procured – across the Sinai Peninsula, WFP’s trucks arrived at the Rafah crossing. The convoy of 18 trucks carried 15,600 food parcels – part of a total batch of 25,000 food parcels. The parcels include ready-to-eat food such as canned meat, canned beans, tea and dates.

A second convoy with the remaining parcels is expected to cross into Gaza in the next few days.

​This is the first time that WFP has used the Rafah crossing point since the start of the Gaza blockade in 2007.

“It is extremely important that we have access to the Gaza Strip from different routes including the Rafah crossing to ensure a constant flow of humanitarian supplies to meet the growing needs of the people affected by the recent violence. We are grateful to the Government of Egypt for opening the Rafah crossing and allowing WFP to procure food in Egypt,” said Mohamed Diab, WFP Regional Director for the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and East Europe.

To respond to the urgent need for humanitarian aid in Gaza, the UN in Palestine has activated the logistics cluster. Under the leadership of WFP, the cluster is in charge of coordinating the movement of humanitarian assistance into Gaza. The Egyptian Red Crescent is coordinating all the crossing of humanitarian goods through Rafah.

“The opening of the Rafah crossing for humanitarian aid provides a major opportunity to scale up aid delivery to Gaza and needs to be sustained,” says WFP Country Director Pablo Recalde. “WFP has provided emergency relief from the onset of the conflict and will continue its food deliveries to Gaza to reach people affected by the conflict”.

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GAZA CITY: ‘ 72-Hour Cease-Fire Agreed by Israel and Hamas Takes Affect and Still Holds Next Step Continuation of Talks in Cairo ‘

#AceWorldNews – GAZA CITY – August 11 – A 72-hour cease-fire agreed upon by Israel and Hamas took effect at midnight on Monday. Prior to the commencement of the cease-fire, officials said an Israeli delegation would travel to Cairo to continue indirect negotiations for a more permanent truce with Palestinian factions if the cease-fire was fully observed. Israel had previously announced it would not negotiate under fire.

The head of the Palestinian delegation, Azzam Ahmed, said Sunday that unless Israel agreed to return to Egyptian-mediated talks without pre-conditions, the delegation would leave Cairo.

Israel struck more than 25 targets in the Gaza Strip on Sunday and some 60 the day before. Rocket fire from Gaza toward Israeli communities in the surrounding areas and cities as far north as Tel Aviv persisted until minutes before the cease-fire was to begin.

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GAZA CITY: ‘ Snippets From The Front Line When is the Truth The Real Truth ‘

AceWorldNews – GAZA CITY – August 05 – The account promoted by Hamas and repeated by the United States and the U.N. on Sunday was that an Israeli mortar hit a U.N. school, killing 10 people, including children reported by Truth Revolt.

However, evidence is emerging that the Israeli strike hit outside of the school and the bodies were moved into the courtyard to make it look like Israel hit the school.

As reported by Rick Moran at the PJ Tatler, the U.K Guardian pointed out the attack was outside the gates of the school:

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PROTECTIVE EDGE DAY 20: ' Israel to Resume Fighting Citing Flagrant Violations by Hamas '

#AceWorldNews – GAZA CITY – July 27 – Israel would resume fighting in Gaza after ruling Hamas violated a brief humanitarian truce, a spokesman for the country’s military announced on Sunday. "Due to flagrant violations of humanitarian remission by Hamas, the IDF is now resuming offensive activities," spokesman Peter Lerner said in a tweet.

– F. Brinley Bruton

First published July 27th 2014, 8:16 am

Courtesy of NBC

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' Social Media War Machine Has Part to Play in Winning Hearts and Minds '

#AceWorldNewsGAZA CITY – July 26 – As part of Israel’s PR efforts during operation Cast Lead (2009), the IDF has established a Youtube channel to tell Israel’s side. As seen on Arutz Sheva. and supplied by israelnationalnews.com at the time it purported to have 7,000 followers and today as the screenshot shows it is down to 1,981.

Five years later, the involvement of the army in the documentation and dissemination of propaganda has increased, through YouTube videos and official accounts on Facebook and Twitter, which show a constant flow of messages.

Screenshot from 2014-07-26 14:31:51

Screenshot from 2014-07-26 14:31:51

Today’s media strategy includes dozens of infographics and visualizations that attempt to depict Israel’s rationale in a graphic and simple manner similar to that employed by the award-winning Visualizing Palestine project, which focused on visualizing the effects of occupation for Palestinians in Gaza.

One of the most viral visualizations shows how a house in Gaza becomes a target. “When is a house a home and when does it become a military target?”, the image reads, in response to accusations that Israel indiscriminately bombs houses in Gaza.

Another one compares “what Israel does to protect civilians” vs. “what Hamas does to endanger its civilians.”

An online struggle for “hearts and minds”

Israeli military operations are always accompanied by robust media reports that seem intended to mitigate their impact on international public opinion. From the sensorial “Cast Lead” in 2009 to the self-explanatory “Protective Edge” in 2014, several fronts of “hasbara” (pro-Israeli propaganda, in Hebrew) have been developed to show the world Israel’s rationale.

In 2008, just before attacks on Gaza began, the Israeli administration decided to replace traditional press conferences of war time with a wide array of initiatives based on social media. Guidelines for the campaign were developed by former army officer Yarden Vatikai, in coordination with the Ministry of Defense and the Jewish Agency.

One of the initiatives consisted of teaching new media workshops to army officers in the Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center.

“In terms of communicating our message, the future is in new media”, Defense Forces spokesman Avi Benayahu said in February 2009. “The IDF has moved online to win hearts and minds.”

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'Jerusalem Patriarch Fouad Twal Quote on Gaza '

#AceWorldNews – WASHINGTON (CNS) -July 24 – It is impossible for Israeli military to target Hamas missiles without hitting civilians in the Gaza Strip, said Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem.

People might not agree with Hamas, which controls Gaza, but "we cannot punish all the population because you do not agree with Hamas," he told Catholic News Service in Washington July 23.

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‘ Doha Will Host Meeting Between Mahmoud Abbas and Ban Ki-Moon Over Gaza ‘

#AceBreakingNews – DOHA – July 20 – Doha has announced it will host a meeting between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday, which will look to try and push for an end to fighting in the Gaza strip, according to a senior source from the country reported RT.

The session is due to take place in Doha and will be chaired by the Gulf state’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, who has been acting as a “channel of communication” between the Islamist Hamas group and the international community, said the source.

“Qatar has presented Hamas’ demands to the international community. The list has been presented to France and to the UN. The talks tomorrow will be to further negotiate these conditions.”

Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, has rejected Egyptian efforts to end the fighting, saying any deal must include an end to a blockade of the coastal area and a recommittment to a ceasefire reached in an eight-day war there in 2012.

The conditions include the release of prisoners re-arrested since a 2011 exchange deal with Israel, the opening of Gaza-Israel border crossings and an end to an Israeli blockade on the Gaza seaport, a Hamas source in Doha said.

“In general, Israel must end all forms of aggression and attacks, end the blockade of Gaza and remove the actions that resulted from its military offensive in the West Bank after June 12,” Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri told Reuters in the Palestinian Territories.

Egypt said on Saturday it had no plans to revise its ceasefire proposal, which Hamas has already rejected. And the Hamas source in Doha said the group has no plans to change its conditions for a ceasefire.

“We want the rights of our people. Palestinians on the ground are supporting us and we will get them back their rights,” said the source.

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‘ Benjamin Netanyahu to CNN Israel Will Take ” Whatever Action is Necessary ” to Halt Hamas Cross-Border Rocket Attacks From Gaza ‘

#AceWorldNewsISRAEL (Tel Aviv) – July 20 – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel will take“whatever action is necessary” to halt Hamas cross-border rocket attacks from Gaza and restore calm but insisted his forces were doing their utmost to avoid civilian casualties there.

“We try to target military targets and unfortunately there are civilian casualties which we regret and we don’t seek,” Netanyahu told CNN shortly after an Israeli attack on a Gaza neighbourhood killed at least 87 Palestinians.

He accused Hamas of deliberately targeting Israeli civilians and of using Gaza residents as “human shields.” Asked how long it would take Israel to complete an operation it says is intended to destroy Hamas weapons tunnels, Netanyahu said it was being done “fairly quickly,” but gave no time frame.

Thousands flee Gaza’s Shejaiya after night of terrorhttp://t.co/uRmlj7jmon pic.twitter.com/ifmhLfAuQu

Agence France-Presse (@AFP) July 20, 2014

Qatar ready to host truce talks ………….. coming up

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‘ Israel Agrees Extension to Ceasefire in Gaza to Evacuate the Wounded ‘

#AceWorldNewsGAZA CITY – July 20 – Israel has extended the ceasefire in Gaza by another hour after fighting resumed in Gaza, less than one hour after a humanitarian truce was agreed by Israel and Hamas to allow the evacuation of wounded from the area.

The announcement was made by the Israeli Defense Force. Earlier, the country’s military said its forces were shot at shortly after the two-hour truce began.

“The agreement to implement a ceasefire was ended because of Hamas who started shooting at our soldiers. We had to answer back,” said an Israeli army source.

Hamas is yet to comment on Israeli allegations that it had breached the ceasefire.

Though we agreed to the Red Cross‘ request for a cease-fire in Shuja’iya until 15:30, Hamas has not stopped shooting from Shuja’iya.

— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) July 20, 2014

At least 87 Palestinians were killed on Sunday as the Israeli Defense Forces shelled the Shejaia district in the north-east of Gaza.

The casualties are the heaviest since Israel launched its offensive on the Palestinian territory on July 8.

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' Protective Edge Day 12 Red Cross Calls for Three Hour Humanitarian Ceasefire '

#AceWorldNewsGAZA CITY – Sunday, July 20 2014

Tank in Gaza City

09:37 GMT:

The Red Cross has called for a three-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, Israeli officials confirmed to Haaretz. Hamas spokesperson Sami Abu Zuhri says Hamas has already agreed to the ceasefire, but claims Israel has refused the request. There has been no official response from Israel as of yet.

 

09:06 GMT:

Israeli shelling of Shejaia neighborhood in the Gaza Strip on Sunday resulted in killing at least 40 Palestinians, a medical official told Reuters.

“Forty martyrs have been counted so far and bodies were picked up. Medics are searching for possibly more casualties,” the director of Gaza’s Shifa hospital, Naser Tattar, said, adding that about 400 people were wounded in the Israeli attack.

 

08:55 GMT:

 

 

08:29 GMT:

A Palestinian cameraman and a paramedic have been killed in violence in North Gaza, AFP reports, citing medics.

 

06:53 GMT:

The death toll in the Israeli bombardment of Gaza City has risen to 20 and dozens have been wounded, reports Haaretz.

 

05:15 GMT:

Hamas has launched an ambush on an IDF armoured personnel carrier and a tank close to Gaza City, reports Haaretz, citing Hamas sources. According to the reports, Hamas fighters opened fire on the vehicles with antitank missiles and explosives.

 

03:51 GMT:

Israeli bombardments killed at least 12 people in Gaza on Sunday, medics said, Arab News reports, bringing the toll in a 13-day long campaign to 355 Palestinians, and five Israelis, including two civilians.

03:20 GMT:

IDF says its goal remains to strike a blow to Hamas’ capabilities so“that the citizens of Israel can live in safety and security.”

02:58 GMT:

IDF says it is expanding its ground offensive against the Palestinians as Operation Edge enters its 13th day.

“This evening, the ground phase of Operation Protective Edge expands, as additional forces join the effort to combat terror in the Gaza Strip and establish a reality in which Israeli residents can live in safety and security,” the army said in a statement.

 

02:47 GMT:

 

02:02 GMT:

At least five soldiers were wounded in the military operation in Gaza and have been hospitalized, Israeli media reports. One of the soldiers appears to be in critical condition while others suffered moderate injuries.

01:52 GMT:

An Israeli airstrike on the home of Hamas leader Khalil al-Hayyah killed three members of his family and a neighbour, Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qedra said. The Hamas leader was not home when the airstrike occurred.

01:30 GMT:

In the last 48 hours the IDF has targeted 500 sites in Gaza city with 2,500 targets in the entire Strip. Thirteen tunnels have been discovered, five of which lead into Israel. Another 34 tunnel openings have been uncovered. Thirteen terrorist suspects have been arrested, Jpost reports.

00:40 GMT:

Hamas has fired approx. 1 rocket at Israel every 10 minutes for the past 12 days, altogether 1,768 rockets pic.twitter.com/GziMXHUZvA

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