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A general view shows the collapsed minaret of a destroyed mosque in Gaza City, on July 30 2014 after it was hit in an overnight Israeli strike. (credit: MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

Israeli Official: We Will ‘Assassinate’ The Leader Of Hamas’ Military Wing

Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school sheltering Gaza war refugees Wednesday, killing 15 Palestinians and wounding 90 after tearing through two classroom walls, a health official and a spokesman for a U.N. aid agency said.

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Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks while releasing the 2013 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom on July 28, 2014, at the US State Department in Washington, D.C. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry: ‘I Have Taken Hits Before In Politics’

The Obama administration pushed back Monday against a torrent of Israeli criticism over Kerry’s latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a “misinformation campaign” against the top American diplomat.

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Amid calls for a cease-fire in in the Gaza Strip, more than twice as many Americans say that Hamas (40 percent) is responsible for the current violence in comparison to just 19 percent who blame Israel. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

Poll: Twice As Many Americans Blame Hamas For Gaza Violence Than Israel

Amid calls for a cease-fire in in the Gaza Strip, more than twice as many Americans say that Hamas (40 percent) is responsible for the current violence in comparison to just 19 percent who blame Israel.

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President Barack Obama speaks during a town hall meeting at the Summit of the Washington Fellowship for the Young African Leaders Initiative(YALI) in Washington, D.C., on July 28, 2014. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Israeli Official To Obama: ‘Leave Us Alone’

A top Israeli official wants President Barack Obama to stop meddling with the Jewish state during its conflict with Hamas in Gaza.

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An Israeli security officer walks past burning tires as at least 10,000 Palestinian protesters marching against Israel's military offensive in the Gaza Strip clash with Israeli soldiers and border police at the Israeli Qalandiya checkpoint, between Jerusalem and Ramallah, early on July 25, 2014. (credit: ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Expert: ‘Conflict Sharpening Tensions’ Between American Jews And Palestinians

The Israel-Hamas conflict in Gaza has caused a growing divide between the two communities in some European countries, with violence and vandalism erupting throughout the region. Protests so far in the United States over the conflict have been peaceful, but experts explain that synagogues and mosques could be targeted here amid the growing conflict.

07/28/2014

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks as he takes part in a press conference at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul on Jan. 2, 2014. (credit: Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Graham: The United Nations Is ‘Becoming More Anti-Semitic’

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has some harsh words directed toward the United Nations.

07/28/2014

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., March 3, 2014. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Calls Netanyahu To Express Concern Over Mounting Palestinian Casualties As Death Toll Tops 1,000

The Israeli military says it has carried out three airstrikes on Gaza, targeting Hamas rocket launchers and infrastructure in the strip.

07/28/2014

Palestinian protesters block a main road used by Jewish settlers in the West Bank. (HAZEM BADER/AFP/Getty Images)

Israel And Hamas Agree To 12-Hour Cease-Fire

The temporary lull in the fighting follows a “Day of Rage” across the Palestinian territories.

07/25/2014

Palestinians stand behind burning tires during clashes with Israeli security forces following traditional Friday prayers near the Old City in East Jerusalem on July 25, 2014. (credit: AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Violent Protests Erupt As Palestinian Authority Officials Call For ‘Day Of Rage’

Israeli aircraft struck 30 houses in the Gaza Strip early Friday, killing a leader of the militant group Islamic Jihad and two of his sons, while ground troops and Hamas gunmen fought intense battles in the north and center of the territory, Palestinian officials said.

07/25/2014

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ridiculed Israel’s ground invasion of Gaza, accusing the Israeli government of “barbarism that surpasses Hitler.” (Photo credit should read Martijn Beekman/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkish Prime Minister: Israel Has ‘Surpassed What Hitler Did To Them’

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ridiculed Israel’s ground invasion of Gaza, accusing the Israeli government of “barbarism that surpasses Hitler.”

07/25/2014

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