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Gaza children caught in the crossfire

Civilians particularly children have borne the brunt of the latest flare up in violence between Hamas and Israel. Families urge for children to be spared but...

Hamas man sentenced by Israel to life for teen killings that led to Gaza war

Jan 06, 2015    

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli military court on Tuesday sentenced a Palestinian to life imprisonment over the killing of three Israeli youths, whose abduction in the occupied West Bank set off a chain of events leading to the 50-day Gaza war last summer.The court found that Hussam Kawasmeh, a member of the militant Hamas Islamist group, planned the abduction in which Eyal Yifrach, 19, and Gilad Shaer and Naftali Fraenkel, both 16, were shot dead while hitchhiking in the occupied West Bank in June.Kawasmeh was arrested in August and charged with murder. A three-judge panel sentenced him to t...

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