Tag Archives: Israel

Morning Mail: US troops land in Iraq; Hockey on poverty and cars |

Morning Mail: US troops land in Iraq; Hockey on poverty and cars | World news | NewsWire
Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community cross the Syrian-Iraqi border along the Fishkhabur bridge in northern Iraq. Photograph: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty

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Morning Mail: Iraqis escape mountain; Gammy’s parents interviewed; new Gaza ceasefire |

Morning Mail: Iraqis escape mountain; Gammy's parents interviewed; new Gaza ceasefire | World news | NewsWire
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar west of Mosul, take refuge at Dohuk province. Photograph: Stringer/Iraq/Reuters

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Isis looms over Gaza sideshow | @guardianletters |

Isis looms over Gaza sideshow | @guardianletters | World news | NNW Illustration: davidhumphries.com

Giles Fraser's report on Gideon Levy and the enthusiasm of 95% of Israelis for crushing Hamas in Gaza (Report, 7 August) is not merely "depressing" but truly alarming for Israel's future – not just for its commitment to democracy and free speech, both clearly in peril, but for Israel's own existence. There is indeed a deadly power threatening Israel, but it is not Hamas, which despite its hopes and intentions has actually managed to kill very few Israelis. The imminent danger is the truly terrifying Islamo-fascist Isis caliphate, which occupies an area the size of Britain. The recent fighting in Lebanon and Syria shows that Isis territory is now only a hundred miles from Israel's borders.

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Gaza: a brief return to normality – and then war returns |

At 8am on Friday morning, moments after the ill-fated ceasefire came into effect, Ishaq Hissi walked down to the waves lapping the beach in Gaza City. He took a small net, a bucket and his 10-year-old son, Mohammed. The night had been a tough one, with heavy firing from Israeli warships offshore and rockets fired by Hamas passing low over the city's apartment blocks before gaining altitude on their way over the border into the Jewish state.

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Gaza: a brief return to normality – and then war returns |

At 8am on Friday morning, moments after the ill-fated ceasefire came into effect, Ishaq Hissi walked down to the waves lapping the beach in Gaza City. He took a small net, a bucket and his 10-year-old son, Mohammed. The night had been a tough one, with heavy firing from Israeli warships offshore and rockets fired by Hamas passing low over the city's apartment blocks before gaining altitude on their way over the border into the Jewish state.

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