Israel has intensified its bombing of Gaza, destroying the headquarters of the Hamas government in the city and dozens of other buildings. A ground offensive might be imminent
Israel has launched criminal probes over several incidents involving its forces in the most recent Gaza war. But Israeli human rights group B'Tselem has criticized the investigations for lacking independence.
As Israelis and Palestinians attempt to get on with their everyday lives in the aftermath of the recent conflict, the formerly good ties between Jews and Arab Israelis have taken a battering.
Soldiers from Israel's elite Unit 8200 have condemned alleged abuses of Palestinians in an open letter. They have refused to serve in the army on moral grounds.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to break off a unity agreement with the Islamist Hamas movement if it does not allow the new government to operate in the Gaza Strip.
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