Lauren McCauley, staff writer
A child stands in the aftermath of a shelling in Jabalia, Gaza. An estimated 500 children were killed in the 2014 attack. (Photo: Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA Archives).
The state of Palestine on Wednesday was officially welcomed as a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in a move many hope will be the first step toward justice after the prolonged occupation and last summer's attack by Israel. During a ceremony at the Hague in the Netherlands, Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Riad Al-Malki...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
People walk through the heavily-bombed Shujaiya area in eastern Gaza in July 2014 during a pause in attacks.  (Photo:  Iyad al Baba/Oxfam via flickr/cc)
Palestinians suffered a dramatic increase in fatalities last year, with more...
Jon Queally, staff writer
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greets supporters at the party's election headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel. Is it possible that the Likud's victory could actually be a good thing for peace? Well, maybe. (Photo: AP/Oded Balilty, File)
Is the reelection of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier this week a...


Job-like, Gazans get yet more bad news: Even as they squat in rubble and tents battling to keep their children alive - a fifth just froze to death - amidst cold, wet, wind, and food, fuel and power shortages, U.N. officials say a program to rebuild over 100,000 destroyed homes will end this month because ignoble world donors oblivious to their fate have reneged on funding promises. With a heartrending plea from those forgotten in Gaza, Syria, Lebanon: "We are slowly dying here."