HAIFA, Israel – (AP) The family of an American activist crushed to death by an
Israeli bulldozer in Gaza is suing Israel. The parents of Rachel Corrie are
seeking compensation from Israel's Defense Ministry for the death of their
daughter in 2003. Arguments in the civil case opened in...
PARIS (AP) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy's office
says he has urged Israel's prime minister to accept an international inquiry
into the deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.
Sarkozy and Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by telephone Sunday. A statement from Sarkozy's
office says he...
JERUSALEM - (AP) A defiant Israel enforced its
3-year-old blockade of Hamas-ruled Gaza on Saturday, with naval commandos
swiftly commandeering a Gaza-bound aid vessel carrying an Irish Nobel laureate
and other activists and forcing it to head to an Israeli port instead.
The bloodless takeover...
JERUSALEM - (AP) An Israeli official said Sunday that
U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon is moving ahead with plans for an international
commission to investigate Israel's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.
Ban wants former New Zealand Prime Minister Geoffrey Palmer, a maritime law
ISTANBUL - (AP) A summit for a 20-member
security group for the Asian region kicked off Monday in Istanbul with Turkey
seeking to condemn Israel for a raid that killed nine Turks on a
pro-Palestinian aid flotilla that had attempted to break the blockade on Gaza.
Turkey, the most important...
UNITED NATIONS - (AP) An Israeli minister said Monday he
expects a decision soon on an investigation into Israel's deadly raid on a
Gaza-bound aid flotilla that killed eight Turks and a Turkish-American.
Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom said Israel is now considering the options
for an investigation...
JERUSALEM - (AP) Israel's military said it will have its own
experts examine what caused a naval raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla to turn
deadly, while nations led by Turkey condemned the operation and intensified
demands for an international investigation.
Turkey's president released a...
JERUSALEM - (AP) The European Union pressed Israel Monday to lift the blockade of Gaza, deeming it "unacceptable" while the Israeli Cabinet approved an investigation into the deadly raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla in an effort to counter international criticism.
EU members met in Luxembourg...
JERUSALEM - (AP) The United Nations will take to Gaza tons of aid supplies languishing in an Israeli port for two weeks since they were seized in a bloody sea confrontation, the Israeli military said Tuesday.
Richard Miron, a spokesman for the U.N. Mideast envoy, confirmed the deal. The military said...
HAIFA, Israel - (AP) An Israeli military commander testifying Sunday in a civil lawsuit over the death of American activist in the Gaza Strip eight years ago said the young woman and other activists ignored army warnings to move before she was crushed by an armored bulldozer. Rachel Corrie, 23, of Olympia...
(AP) - The U.N.'s human rights office says three men recently sentenced to
death in the Palestinian territory of Gaza were executed unlawfully. A
spokesman for U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says the men
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(AP) - Israel's military prosecutor dropped a manslaughter charge against a
soldier initially suspected of killing a Palestinian woman and her daughter
during Israel's war against Gaza militants nearly four years ago, a defense
attorney said Sunday. The former infantry sergeant...