Iron Dome - updates

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Israel prepares 'legal Iron Dome' defense against war crimes

Aug 14, 2014 - 11:00 PM

The state is assembling a legal Iron Dome to defend itself against potential allegations of war crimes in Gaza

Smoke billows from a beach shack following an Israeli military strike, on July 16, 2014 in Gaza City which killed four children, medics said. All four were on the beach when the attack took place, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said, with several injured children taking refuge at a nearby hotel where journalists were staying. Thomas Coex/AFP

UN calls for immediate truce as Gaza toll tops 500

Jul 21, 2014 - 10:28 AM

UPDATE Meeting for two hours of urgent talks in New York the 15 member Council also called for respect of international humanitarian law including the protection of civilians

A file photo of a UN Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question, 18 July 2014 at the United Nations in New York. Loey Felipe/UN Photo

Israel begins Gaza ground assault, UN warns on civilians

Jul 18, 2014 - 11:31 AM

The late Thursday assault follows a brief humanitarian truce and an urgent appeal by both Washington and the UN that Israel redouble its efforts to avoid harm to civilians

INVASION. Israeli Markava tanks heading toward the Israeli Gaza border, 18 July 2014. Stringer/EPA