Whatever the results of the war in Gaza, Israel is again facing serious accusations over the legality of its military conduct.
Israel is facing accusations over the legality of its military conduct, but investigations into battlefield war crimes are especially difficult in urban guerrilla warfare.
Israel is expected to keep its forces in Gaza in the short term while the next stage of a deal with Egypt is worked out.
Israel is expected to keep its forces in Gaza in the short term while the next stage of an agreement with Egypt is worked out.
As the war entered its 21st day, the leader of Hamas said he would accept a cease-fire only if Israeli forces withdrew from Gaza.
For years, the neighborhood of Atatra was a major site for Hamas launchers. For the past 10 days, it has been a ghost town inhabited only by Israeli soldiers.
In addition to the strike on the United Nations compound, an Israeli bombing killed a senior Hamas official in Gaza.
The shelling on Thursday of the U.N. complex was a mistake, the U.N. chief said Israel had told him.