NEWS ALERT: Israel Withdraws; Hamas “Rearms”

By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Chief Middle East Correspondent reporting from Israel hamas-press-conferenceJERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- Israeli forces appeared to withdraw from the Gaza Strip Tuesday, January 20, in time for the inauguration of Barack Obama as the United States' 44th president, but militant group Hamas said it would rearm, suggesting its conflict with Israel was not over.

Hamas Announces ‘Ceasefire’ With Israel

BosNewsLife Middle East Service rocketJERUSALEM/GAZA CITY (BosNewsLife)-- Militant group Hamas announced a "ceasefire" Sunday, January 18, giving Israeli troops a week to leave, hours after an Israeli ceasefire began.

BREAKING NEWS: Israel Announces Ceasefire (WRAPUP)

(ADDS COMMENTS PRIME MINISTER, HAMAS, DETAILS ) By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Chief Middle East Correspondent, with BosNewsLife Chief International Correspondent Stefan J. Bos afp_israel_prime_minister_ehud_olmert_190JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- Israel's Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, announced Saturday, January 17, a unilateral cease fire but said Israeli forces would remain in the Gaza Strip, as the militant group Hamas warned it would not end fighting yet, BosNewsLife monitored.

BREAKING NEWS: Hamas Admits Minister Killed; UN Compound Attacked

By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Jerusalem Bureau Chief with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos hamas_war0402JERUSALEM, 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.

Gaza City Christians Facing Battle

By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Chief Middle East Correspondent ap-gaza-palestinians-damaged-building-175eng14jan09_12GAZA CITY/JERUSALEM (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in the Gaza Strip faced another terrifying day Thursday, January 15, as Israeli forces pounded the Gaza Strip and Hamas militants fired rockets towards Israel, believers said.

A “Prayer Under Fire” Brings Hope to Israel

By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Chief Middle East Correspondent reporting from Israel JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)–- A song written by American Christians to encourage embattled Israel, entitled, "A Prayer Under Fire," has aired for the first time on Israeli radio and television, Worthy News learned Wednesday, January 14.

BREAKING NEWS: Rockets From Lebanon Hit Israel; Gaza Battle Rages (In-Depth)

By George Whitten, Jerusalem Bureau Chief JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife) -- Suspected militants fired several rockets into Israel from neighboring Lebanon Wednesday, January 14, the second such attack in a week, residents and Israeli officials said.

BREAKING NEWS: Israeli Army Fighting In Gaza City

By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Chief Middle East Correspondent reporting from Israel ap-palestinians-run-during-an-israeli-airstrike-in-rafah-eng-190-12jan091JERUSALEM, 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.

Death Toll Gaza Fighting Reaches Nearly 900 (In-Depth)

By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Chief Middle East Correspondent reporting from Israel
ap_gaza_israeli_bombing_palestinians_12jan091JERUSALEM, 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.

BREAKING NEWS: Israel Opens Humanitarian Corridor

afp_palestinians_victim_israel_gaza_07jan09_190(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.