- This just in July 16
After Egypt's attempt at a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas failed, bombings resumed. Israel's cabinet had approved the ceasefire — and after Hamas refused, Israel responded Wednesday morning by targeting the homes of four Hamas leaders with airstrikes.
The Hamas leaders targeted include Mahmoud Zahar, Jamila Shanti, Fathi Hamas, and Ismail Ashkar, The Associated Press reports. Zahar was involved with 2007's Hamas takeover of Gaza, and the other three targets were members of the Palestinian parliament in 2006. Israel also asked tens of thousands of residents of the town of Beit Lahiya and Gaza City's Zeitoun and Shijaiyah neighborhoods to leave their homes Wednesday morning to avoid airstrikes.
The Associated Press reports that after nine days of fighting, the Palestinian death toll is at 204, with another 1,450 wounded. In Israel, meanwhile, one man has been killed and several more have been wounded.- -
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- This is what happens when Republicans actually enact their radical agenda
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- The Obama administration's nonstop incoherence on ISIS
- 6 things the happiest families all have in common
- How I dug myself out of debt — and stayed that way
- 6 super-helpful iOS8 tricks you probably don't know about
- Why so many Christians won't back down on gay marriage
- The science of sex: 4 harsh truths about dating and mating
- The European Union was supposed to end nationalism. It gave it new life instead.
Subscribe to the Week