Exclusive: After Canada Threatened to Deport Him, the Grandson of Hamas Founder Wins Sanctuary in US
John Calvin believes he'd be killed if he were sent back to Palestine because he's come out as gay, converted to Christianity, and renounced the militant organization that his grandfather co-founded.
While both sides say they want to maintain the peace, Israeli soldiers moved into the strip to blow up cross-border tunnels, Hamas retaliated with mortar fire, and Israel responded with tank shelling and aerial assaults.
Attacks on Israeli buses by suicide bombers were a hallmark of the Palestinian uprising between 2000 and 2005 but have been rare since, with the last one carried out in 2012 in Tel Aviv.
This tunnel — equipped with an air supply system, electricity, and a rail track designed to excavate rubble — was destroyed by the IDF. But the military believe that there are probably more.
The Israeli military said its aircraft targeted four militant training camps in the area in response to rockets that were launched into southern Israel on Friday.
Israel is reportedly testing new tunnel-fighting technology which will use sensors to detect hidden activity. Time is of the essence as Hamas is rapidly rebuilding underground.
Ottawa plundered Iran's bank accounts and sold its property to give to the victims of terrorism. How's it going to explain that to the Ayatollah?
It’s the first time President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have met since the resolution of the Iran nuclear deal — which Netanyahu loudly criticized, publicly implying that Obama was naive for championing it.
"We are for the intifada, but keep it in the West Bank not here in Gaza," a senior Hamas advisor told VICE News. Yet not all Gazans — especially hundreds of frustrated young men — would agree.
The videos emphasize the religious significance of al-Aqsa — the embattled Jerusalem Holy Site that's sacred to both Muslims and Jews — and praise past Palestinians who have taken up arms to defend Muslim claims to the holy site.
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Tension builds in Israel and the West Bank with three new stabbing attacks on Israelis reported on Saturday, and the funeral for a young Palestinian stone-thrower killed by Israeli forces in Nablus.
A string of attacks in Jerusalem and near Tel Aviv have killed three and injured several more and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called a cabinet meeting to discuss new operational plans.
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The woman and her three-year-old daughter reportedly died when their home collapsed after Israeli aircraft bombed two suspected Hamas weapons manufacturing sites.
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Four Israelis and 17 Palestinians have now been killed over the last 11 days, including a teenager who was fatally shot on Saturday after knifing two ultra-Orthodox Jews.
This is not the first time that jaunty pop music has been used to deliver a chilling propaganda message in the decades-old conflict in the Middle East, however.
The recent Autonomous Unmanned Systems & Robotics conference held in Israel featured a variety of technologies designed to identify and take out unmanned aerial vehicles.
A new UN report found that an economic blockade, debilitated infrastructure, and environmental concerns could soon make the Palestinian territory unlivable.