In all, six of my relatives, three close friends and several colleagues have died in the three bloody wars and countless battles between Israel and Hamas.
At least 126 people have been killed, including 31 children and 20 women in Gaza so far; in Israel, seven people have been killed, including a 6-year-old boy and a soldier.
Human Rights Watch joins a growing number of rights groups who view the conflict not primarily as a land dispute but as a single regime in which Palestinians are systematically denied basic rights granted to Jews.
The International Criminal Court said that its jurisdiction extends to territories occupied by Israel in the 1967 Mideast war, clearing the way for its chief prosecutor to open a war crimes probe into Israeli military actions.
New, innovative technology is looking to solve the chronic water crisis on the Gaza strip.
Israeli jets strike Gaza after militants fire rockets
There were no reports of casualties after the Israeli air force launched strikes in locations in the Gaza Strip after it blamed Hamas for launching a rocket into southern Israel.
The Palestinian leadership has been under mounting pressure to cut off security ties with Israel and the U.S.
The Israeli airforce struck Hamas targets in Gaza on Thursday after a rocket was fired from the Palestinian enclave, Israel Defense Forces said.