Reaction to President Barack Obama’s ‘destroy and degrade’ strategy address for fighting the Islamic State.
It’s day two of resumed airstrikes and more people dying in Gaza. With an exiled senior Hamas leader saying their group is responsible for the kidnapping of three Israeli teens, it doesn’t seem like things will calm down anytime soon.
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — At least 38 Palestinians died on Thursday as Israeli planes bombarded Gaza for the second day in a row after a temporary ceasefire fell apart after weeks of fighting, as the Palestinian negotiations delegation accused Israel of failing to respond to an offer for peace.
After 10 days of relative calm, Israeli-Gaza negotiations have broken down and the Israeli military tried to assassinate the commander of Hamas’ military wing, Muhammad Deif.
Palestinian rescue workers scrambled for cover on Friday when a volley of Israeli missile strikes hit as they searched a collapsed building in Rafah for survivors. Gaza health officials said five people were killed in the strike, raising the death toll there to at least 90, including dozens of civilians.