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Jul 8, 2014

Israel launches military offensive against Gaza militants

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel launched an aerial offensive in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, calling it part of a campaign named “Operation Protective Edge” targeting Hamas Islamist militants firing rockets at the Jewish state.

The military urged Israelis within a 40-km (24-mile) radius of the southern coastal territory to stay within reach of protected areas and ordered summer camps shut as a precaution against rocket fire.

Jul 4, 2014

Slain teens in divided Holy Land shared a love for music

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Mohammed Abu Khadir, a slightly-built youth with piercing brown eyes, loved Arab folk dancing. Naftali Fraenkel, a strapping, red-haired youngster, strummed Hebrew folk music on his guitar.

But the Palestinian and the Israeli, both dead at 16, were sons of a land without harmony and now seem to have been doomed to share in the tragedy of yet more young lives cut short in a decades-old conflict.

Jun 18, 2014
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Israelis sway in hopeful prayer for missing teens

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(Israelis take part in a mass prayer at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem’s Old City, for the return of three teenagers who were abducted June 15, 2014. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)

Seated at a table beneath a blazing sun, Orthodox Jewish young men swayed in prayer on Wednesday for the safe return of three teens whose disappearance Israel blames on Hamas Islamists.

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