ISRAELI - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ISRAELI News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Amid bloodshed, frenetic Gaza hospital improvises http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58203416-68/gaza-shifa-hamas-israel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58203416-68/gaza-shifa-hamas-israel.html.csp">Amid bloodshed, frenetic Gaza hospital improvises</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KARIN LAUB</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-20T18:02:03.942-06:00">Updated Jul 20, 2014 06:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • In the heart of Gaza City, as its citizens again find themselves under fire from Israeli airstrikes and artillery, the wounded and their wailing families stream into Shifa Hospital without end. Shifa, Gaza’s largest hospital, only has an 11-bed emergency room and six operating theaters. Yet amid power cuts and among the screams of the bereaved, doctors at the 600-bed facility have become masters of improvisation, forced by the seemingly unending conflict engulfing the coa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582034162014-07-20T18:02:03.942-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-20T18:02:03.942-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58203416@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Jul 2014 18:02:03 MDT Thousands flee major battle with Israel in Gaza http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58203387-68/israeli-gaza-hamas-military.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58203387-68/israeli-gaza-hamas-military.html.csp">Thousands flee major battle with Israel in Gaza</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">William Booth, Sudarsan Raghavan </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> and Ruth Eglash</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-20T21:53:05.531-06:00">Updated Jul 20, 2014 09:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Day 13 was the bloodiest so far. More than one hundred Palestinians were killed in heavy bombardment and street battles in Gaza on Sunday and 13 Israeli soldiers were slain in the most intense day of fighting in Israel’s current offensive against Hamas, officials said. Israel said it pummeled a neighborhood in east Gaza because the warren of shops and concrete-block homes was the site of frequent rocket launches and concealed a network of tunnels dug by Hamas fighters an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58203387@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:53:05 MDT Israeli bulldozers destroy Hamas tunnels http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58202222-68/israeli-gaza-military-killed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58202222-68/israeli-gaza-military-killed.html.csp">Israeli bulldozers destroy Hamas tunnels</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IBRAHIM BARZAK </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and IAN DEITCH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T21:28:01.628-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 09:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Israeli bulldozers on Saturday demolished more than a dozen tunnels the military said were being used by Hamas gunmen to sneak beneath the southern border of the Jewish state and carry out attacks on its soldiers and civilians. Palestinians reported intensified airstrikes and shelling as the death toll from Israel’s ground offensive rose to at least 342 Palestinians, including many civilians. Several Israelis — soldiers and civilians — have also been killed since the fig...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582022222014-07-19T21:28:01.628-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-19T21:28:01.628-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58202222@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 21:28:01 MDT Israeli troops battle Hamas, uncover Gaza tunnels http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201215-68/gaza-israeli-fire-hamas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201215-68/gaza-israeli-fire-hamas.html.csp">Israeli troops battle Hamas, uncover Gaza tunnels</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IBRAHIM BARZAK and ARON HELLER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T11:19:02.836-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 11:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Israeli troops uncovered more than a dozen cross-border tunnels and battled Gaza militants on the second day of an open-ended ground operation Saturday, as the Palestinian death toll climbed past 330 and diplomats scrambled to revive cease-fire efforts. The Israeli military said it had severely diminished the arsenal of Hamas, the Islamic militant group ruling Gaza, but the militants have continued to fire rockets. In the northern Gaza Strip, Palestinian officials reporte...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58201215@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 11:19:02 MDT Op-ed: U.S. must embrace its role as Mideast mediator http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58195837-82/civilians-gaza-israel-palestinians.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58195837-82/civilians-gaza-israel-palestinians.html.csp">Op-ed: U.S. must embrace its role as Mideast mediator</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Takwa Sharif and Shukri Harbi</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T16:27:01.982-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 04:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In a recent article in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, President Obama, days before the beginning of Operation Protective Edge (the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict),  suggested that peace is the sole solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Nevertheless, although we, as a nation, recognize the importance of peace, we have not taken our role as potential mediators seriously, especially in the current airstrikes that have taken countless of lives in the Gaza Strip. Gaza is one of the most...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58195837@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:27:01 MDT Kaplan: Netanyahu risks squandering Israel’s advantages http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58197833-82/israeli-israel-hamas-abbas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58197833-82/israeli-israel-hamas-abbas.html.csp">Kaplan: Netanyahu risks squandering Israel’s advantages</a></h4>