Crisis in Gaza
  • Hamas militants of the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades attend the funeral of Hamas member Joudeh Shamallah in Gaza City, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.

    The comments by Moussa Abu Marzouk, days after the worst Israel-Hamas fighting in years, signaled trouble for talks between the hostile neighbors.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 10:30 AM EST
  • Palestinian carry the bodies of Hamas militants, the brothers Sadi Abu Kamil , Ahmed Abu Kamil, Mohamamed Abu Etawi, Rami Obaed and Nidal Hassan during their funerals in front of the Al Eman mosque in Mugharka village, central Gaza Strip, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012.

     Israel's hard-line government seems to have grudgingly accepted that the Islamic militant group cannot soon be dislodged from power in Gaza.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 8:00 AM EST
  • FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 file photograph, an Israeli soldier looks at the Facebook page of the Israel Defense Force, at the IDF spokesperson's office in Jerusalem. In a media bunker, attached to Israel’s press office, hundreds of volunteers work around the clock on every major social media platform to produce and post instant videos and graphics about the latest twists in the Gaza offensive from Israel’s point of view. Its Facebook site “Israel Under Fire” has gained more than 24,000 “likes” o

    The Israeli government is trying to pre-empt a publicity pounding over its Gaza offensive by aggressively pushing out its version of events.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 7:00 AM EST
  • Smoke billows after Israeli air strikes near smuggling tunnels between the southern Gaza Strip and Egypt, on November 21, 2012 in Rafah.

    Will allow Hamas to "quickly" produce longer-range missiles without needing direct shipments; comments by Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari offer insights on Iran's support of the organization.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 6:00 AM EST