gaza

  • 7 Jan 2009

    Israeli shells have killed 40 people and injured 60 at a UN-run school in Gaza – the third hit so far – fuelling accusations that the IDF are acting outside international legal and humanitarian standards.

  • 6 Jan 2009

    What we see in Gaza is the abyss of violence, says Simon Barrow. Limiting retribution is important, but in the longer run only active, nonviolent love can challenge the destructive politics of vengeance.

  • 6 Jan 2009

    Taking the ancient religious law of proportionate response ("an eye for an eye") as an injunction for modern revenge and preemptive attack is a recipe for disaster, says Martin Marty.

  • 6 Jan 2009

    Three Anglican bishops have joined public figures in a call for the European Union to refuse further privileges to Israel while it remains in breach of international law and acting brutally in Gaza.

  • 6 Jan 2009

    Despite conflict in Gaza, bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada are proceeding with plans to travel to the Middle East today.

  • 5 Jan 2009

    Over 4000 Israeli ground troops are now operating inside Gaza. 550 Palestinians and 5 Israelis have died. Many hundreds of Gazans have been injured and one million are living without electricity.

  • 4 Jan 2009

    Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has said her “intensive diplomatic activity in recent days is aimed at deflecting the pressure for a cease-fire to allow enough time for the operation to achieve its goals.”

  • 3 Jan 2009

    Ground forces from Israel have entered the Gaza Strip in four different places, a week after its bombing offensive began and in spite of statements that a territorial incursion was not intended.

  • 2 Jan 2009

    As the fighting continues between Israel and Palestinians, a study released less than two weeks ago has exposed disturbingly high levels of trauma in Gaza's children before this latest wave of violence.

  • 1 Jan 2009

    So long as there is no just solution to the causes of conflict in Gaza, civilians on all sides will continue to pay a heavy price, says Christian Aid.