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An empty house of a Christian family with Arabic writing that reads, “Long live the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. Muslims are happy with the return of Mujahideen. God is Greater,” in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq.

UN denounces persecution of Iraqi Christians

Hundreds of Christian families have fled Mosul, which was once a cosmopolitan city

Israeli soldiers mourn during the funeral of Maj. Tzafrir Bar-Or, 32, one of 13 soldiers killed in several separate incidents in Shijaiyah on Sunday, at the military cemetery in Holon, Israel, Monday, July 21, 2014.

Israeli morale at a low as military suffers

Faced with images of dead young soldiers, Israelis reconsidering chances of ‘victory’ in Gaza

 Mordechai Kedar of Bar Ilan University, who has called on Israelis to rape Palestinian women to deter resistance attacks

Israeli academic calls for campaign of rape

Former army intelligence officer says Israel left with few options but to target Arab cultural fabric

In this Wednesday, July, 16, 2014, Mads Gilbert, Norwegian doctor who has volunteered at Shifa on and off for 17 years, treats a man at the emergency room of the Shifa hospital in Gaza City. Working at Shifa requires ingenuity. The power goes off repeatedly as aging hospital generators buckle under daily rolling blackouts Gaza residents have lived with for years. “If we are in the middle of an operation (and) lights go out, what do the Palestinians do? They pick up their phones, and they use the light from the screen to illuminate the operation field,” said Gilbert.

Norwegian doctor invites Obama to Gaza hospital

Dr Mads Gilbert who volunteers in Gaza is helping to bring international attention to the crisis

Palestinian phychiatrist Mahmoud Shiam, 60, inspects the damage to his family home, destroyed by an overnight Israeli strike, in Gaza City, Monday, July 21, 2014.

Gaza paramedics ‘brothers’ bonded by war horrors

Many admit that their deepest fear is getting an emergency call from their own home








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