By BosNewsLife Chief International Correspondent Stefan J. Bos with additional reporting by BosNewsLife Chief Middle East Correspondent George Whitten in Israel JERUSALEM/GAZA CITY (BosNewsLife)-- More than half of the United States' Lutheran bishops were on their way to Israel Monday, January 5, amid international concerns that an Israeli offensive against the militant group Hamas in the Gaza Strip would lead to more suffering of civilians, including the territory's Christian minority.
By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Chief Middle East Correspondent reporting from IsraelJERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- Israel continued military attacks in the Gaza Strip Monday, January 12, with troops moving further into the world's most populated region and Israeli warplanes pounding homes of Hamas fighters and smuggling tunnels near the Egyptian border.
By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Chief Middle East Correspondent JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife) –- In a rare show of unity, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has aligned with Palestinian militant group Hamas in criticizing Israel's choice for prime minister, BosNewsLife learned Saturday February 21
By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Chief Middle East Correspondent reporting from Israel JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- Israeli forces entered Gaza City Tuesday, January 13, battling Hamas militants and marking a new phase in Israel's 18-days offensive that Palestinian medics say left over 900 people dead and thousands more injured.
By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Jerusalem Bureau Chief with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (Worthy News) -- The militant group Hamas admitted Thursday, January 15, that Israel had killed one of its key ministers in a major air strike in Gaza City, while the United Nations expressed outrage that Israeli forces attacked a U.N. compound used by refugees.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service GAZA/JERUSALEM (BosNewsLife)-- Palestinian Christians in Israel and across the border in Gaza were facing more difficulties Sunday, August 31, after being forced out of a church in Jerusalem, while in Gaza they were among those rebuilding their lives after weeks of death and destruction.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service JERUSALEM/GAZA CITY (BosNewsLife)-- Palestinian Christians on Tuesday, October 7, urged prayers as they observed the second anniversary of the day that militants murdered the director of the only known Christian bookstore in the Gaza Strip.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service BETHLEHEM/JERUSALEM (BosNewsLife)-- A European Parliament member has condemned the reported closure of the Arabic First Baptist Church in Bethlehem by the Palestinian Authority.
By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Chief Middle East Correspondent reporting from Israel JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife) -– The United Nations admitted Thursday, February 5, that the Israel Defense Force (IDF) did not hit a United Nations-run school, correcting its earlier media statements that a massacre occurred within the U.N. education facility.
(ADDS MORE DETAILS, HAMAS REACTION) BosNewsLife Middle East Service JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife) -- Israel is halting its military operations for three hours a day beginning Wednesday, January 7, to allow humanitarian aid to enter into Gaza, Israeli officials said.
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