Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774

Conflict intensifies following Israeli deaths
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Marcy Oster, JTA
JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israel's conflict with Hamas intensified after three Israelis were killed when a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit their apartment in southern Israel. The rocket that struck the Kiryat Malachi apartment on Thursday morning -- one of at least 140 rockets fired from Gaza since the assassination late Wednesday afternoon of the Hamas military chief in...
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By:
Ben Sales, JTA
Wage war to make peace — that's the idea behind Israel’s strikes this week against Hamas targets in Gaza.
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JTA
Following the targeted killing of a top Hamas leader, Israel s Defense Minister Ehud Barak said "Israel is not interested in engaging in war, but Hamas' provocation in the past days has made it imperative that we act sharply and decisively."
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By:
Ron Kampeas, JTA
The arguments for and against the latest Palestinian bid for statehood status at the United Nations come down to which is the faster path to irrelevancy.
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JTA
The head of Hamas' military wing in the Gaza Strip, Ahmed Jabri, was killed by an Israeli missile.
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