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Gaza war rages on despite pledge of Hamas, Israel truce

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.The failure to reach...
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A Bishop's Perspective: Seeking peace in a world of violence

...for the past two weeks Hamas fighters in Gaza have been indiscriminately targeting nearby...artillery have attacked over 1,600 targets in Gaza, leaving 230 Palestinians dead. The latest...Israel has launched a ground invasion into Gaza, a tiny enclave of only a 139 square miles...
My Turn: 'Eye for an eye' shows neither strength or courage

...16-year old who just returned home to Gaza after attending high school in Haines this...Palestinians are more or less trapped in Gaza, with no sirens to warn civilians of an...the 2008-2009 war between Israel and Gaza. And tragically, even by Israeli Defense...
Haines exchange student from Gaza wins award

YES program exchange student Haytham, from Gaza and living in Haines, was awarded the 2013 International Education Week winner from Ayusa (Academic Year in the USA) International...
My Turn: Regressing to a new normal

...was traveling with Haytham Mohanna, a high school exchange student from a place where that kind of warning makes sense. In Gaza, however, sudden outbursts of violence are so normal signs aren't necessary.The signage is part of the three-level Maritime...
Around Town for Monday, June 16

...m. every Monday, Rainforest Activity Center, behind Bartlett Regional Hospital. Details: Sue, 463-3790. Life in the Gaza Strip, 7-8 p.m., Nothern Light United Church, West 11th St. Details: 957-1956. Volunteer Marching Band, 7-9 p...
Pro: Administration was scrupulously even-handed

...a certain equanimity when, just days ago, the West Bank and Gaza administrations, which have been at each other's throats...Netanyahu reacted by saying he will never negotiate if the Gaza administration, headed by the Hamas organization, is in the...
Con: One-sided tactics showed contempt for Israel

...negotiating only with the Palestinian Authority and not Hamas, which rules Gaza and remains dedicated to Israel's destruction; that rockets continue to fly from Gaza into Israel; and that Palestinian media and schoolbooks continue to incite...
Peace in the Gaza Strip no longer in sight

...10th day of Israel's operation in the Gaza Strip, I was zapping between Israeli...days, even as the atrocious events in Gaza continue: escaping the news and taking...optimism. So have I. The latest operation in Gaza was expected and practically inevitable...
A gesture of peace and hope

...paper. Haytham Mohanna, a 16-year-old exchange student from Gaza, spent the school year studying in Haines and presented his...the people of my home, Palestine. As a Palestinian from the Gaza Strip, we all dream about peace, freedom and the human rights...


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