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July 15th, 2014
09:48 PM ET

State Dept.: John Kerry "prepared to go tomorrow" to Mideast if needed

Cease-fire shattered.

Hopes for quiet and calm in the Middle East, dashed as the rocket barrage between Israel and Gaza resumes. Israel stopped its attacks for 6 hours.

But Hamas never accepted the terms of the cease-fire and never stopped firing. Israel says it's been hit by 141 rockets total since 9am ET Tuesday - that's the equivalent of one rocket every 6 minutes.

'Failure is not an option': But Israel, Hamas can't agree on cease-fire

Israel has now confirmed its first fatality in this conflict. But in Gaza, the death toll is much higher, nearly 200 people killed.

Many civilians among the dead.

OutFront, State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki.


Filed under: Hamas • International • Israel • Middle East
July 11th, 2014
08:40 PM ET

City of Tomorrow: Doha home to the largest collection of Islamic art

Doha, the capital of Qatar, is also the country's largest city and economic center. It is a place with one foot in the past and one in the future.

At the center of the city is the museum of Islamic art. What can a monument to the past show us about the City of Tomorrow?


Filed under: City of Tomorrow • International • Middle East • News
July 7th, 2014
09:36 PM ET

Family of American teen beaten by Israeli police speaks out: It was "not a justified act"

Tensions are escalating in the Middle East with fears that war could be imminent.

On Monday, dozens of rockets were fired in a single hour. Israeli officials say 85 total were fired by Hamas, and the military wing of that terror group has confirmed they fired those rockets.

Israel calls up reservists as rockets fly

Earlier, five Hamas members were killed by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza - and Israel has since given this operation an official name: Operation Protective Edge.

The beating of an American teen at the hands of Israeli police has not helped matters, even though an Israeli official says if the allegations are true, "Israeli police involved will have to pay a price."

OutFront: Tariq's aunt, Sanah Abu Khdeir and Tariq's family lawyer, Hassan Shibly.


Filed under: Hamas • International • Israel • Middle East • News
July 2nd, 2014
08:30 PM ET

Palestinian teen's body found in Jerusalem: Was it retaliation for the murder of three Israeli teens?

Tensions are rising in the Middle East amid accusations of a revenge killing.

Israelis and Palestinians are engaged in new and violent clashes after another teen is found murdered.

Palestinian teen's abduction, killing intensifies tensions in Mideast

Israeli police say they are looking into whether the teen's death was retaliation for the killings of three Israeli teens in the West Bank.

OutFront, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Spokesman Mark Regev.


Filed under: Gaza Strip • Hamas • International • Israel • Middle East • News
July 1st, 2014
08:51 PM ET

Israel's Amb. to the U.S.: Hamas is behind this "heinous act"

Violence in the Middle East is escalating as Israel and Hamas are trading threats and warnings following the murder of three Israeli teens.

Thousands of Israelis gathered Tuesday to mourn the three teens who were kidnapped two weeks ago on their way home from school in the West Bank.

Israel's Netanyahu says of slain teens: 'May God avenge their blood'

Israel says Hamas is responsible for their deaths - a claim Hamas denies.

Overnight, Israel stepped up its strikes against Hamas terror sites in Gaza, hitting 34 targets. Those strikes were in response to the 18 rockets fired into Israel from Gaza since Sunday.

OutFront, Israel's Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer.


Filed under: International • Israel • Israel-Gaza conflict • Middle East • News