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UN chief insists no double standards on Israel

Channel 12 News correspondent presses UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on his criticism of Israel, to which he replies: Even when there are human shields, there is an obligation to protect civilians.

UN chief insists no double standards on Israel

Al Jazeera airs footage of Hamas terrorists in a hospital

Al Jazeera TV airs footage of Hamas terrorists inside Gazan hospital, providing further proof Hamas uses civilians as human shields.

Al Jazeera airs footage of Hamas terrorists in a hospital

IDF uncovers weapons manufacturing site next to children's room

IDF soldiers locate weapons production facility inside residential building, next to little girls' bedroom.

IDF uncovers weapons manufacturing site next to children's room

'Civilian deaths show something wrong with Israel response'

UN Secretary-General continues his criticism of Israel's self-defense against Hamas, ignores Hamas use of human shields.

'Civilian deaths show something wrong with Israel response'

Rocket launchers found in playgrounds near children's pool

IDF exposes Hamas' continued use of human shields, exploitation of civilians in Gaza as places where children play used to launch rockets.

Rocket launchers found in playgrounds near children's pool

IDF destroys Hamas drone launch sites on Gaza roofs

'This is another example of how Hamas uses civilian buildings for military purposes,' IDF says.

IDF destroys Hamas drone launch sites on Gaza roofs

Children used as human shields for terrorists in Jenin

Terrorists shot at soldiers in Jenin and immediately ran into a kindergarten filled with children to hide from IDF

Children used as human shields for terrorists in Jenin

For first time, UN condemns anti-Semitic terrorism

UN's biennial Global Counterterrorism Strategy includes first-ever recognition of anti-Semitic terrorism.

For first time, UN condemns anti-Semitic terrorism

Danon warns: Gazan children to be used as human shields

Israeli Amb. Danon calls on United Nations to act before Hamas uses Gazan children as human shields during upcoming border riots.

Danon warns: Gazan children to be used as human shields

House backs bill targeting groups that use human shields

US House of Representatives approves bill that would target for sanctions Hezbollah and Hamas for using civilians as human shields.

House backs bill targeting groups that use human shields

Senate approves sanctions against use of human shields

Bill by Senators Ted Cruz and Joe Donnelly sanctions those who use human shields, including Hamas and Hezbollah.

Senate approves sanctions against use of human shields

U.S. lawmakers urged to back bill calling out Hamas, Hezbollah

AIPAC and ADL are urging lawmakers to co-sponsor Senate bill targeting Hezbollah and Hamas for using human shields.

U.S. lawmakers urged to back bill calling out Hamas, Hezbollah

UN condemns terrorists' use of human shields

UN General Assembly passes unprecedented resolution including paragraph condemning use of human shields after Israeli efforts.

UN condemns terrorists' use of human shields

Hamas condemns American bill sanctioning the group

Hamas says new U.S. bill that sanctions the group for using civilians as human shields sides with the "Israeli narrative".

Hamas condemns American bill sanctioning the group

House of Representatives okays bill sanctioning Hamas

US House of Representatives condemns Hamas for using human shields.

House of Representatives okays bill sanctioning Hamas

Iraqi Foreign Minister: ISIS using human shields in Mosul

Iraqi Foreign Minister says ISIS' use of human shields slowing operation to retake Mosul.

Iraqi Foreign Minister: ISIS using human shields in Mosul

ISIS frees hundreds of 'human shields' in Syria

ISIS releases hundreds of civilians they used as human shields while fleeing a crumbling stronghold in northern Syria.

ISIS frees hundreds of 'human shields' in Syria

ISIS abducts 2,000 civilians in north Syria

ISIS jihadists kidnap around 2,000 civilians to use as "human shields" in Manbij.

ISIS abducts 2,000 civilians in north Syria

Syria rebels using caged civilian families as 'human shields'

Strongest Syrian rebel group places dozens of captives in cages near Damascus to 'prevent regime bombardment.'

Syria rebels using caged civilian families as 'human shields'

Expert: Hamas, Not Israel, Caused Civilian Deaths in Gaza

Col. Richard Kemp: Hamas caused a large number of civilian casualties in order to bring international condemnation of Israel.

Expert: Hamas, Not Israel, Caused Civilian Deaths in Gaza

Dempsey: Israel Tried its Best to Limit Civilian Casualties

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says Israel is not interested in creating civilian casualties in Gaza.

Dempsey: Israel Tried its Best to Limit Civilian Casualties

Listen: New Ari Lesser Song Compares Hamas to Al Qaeda, Taliban

American-Jewish rapper's new single questions western support for fundamentalist Islamic terror group.

Listen: New Ari Lesser Song Compares Hamas to Al Qaeda, Taliban

Hamas Leader Haniyeh Shows Off 'Victory' Photos Near Ruined Home

Former Hamas 'Prime Minister' takes to social media to boast over surviving IAF airstrikes, mere days after rumors of hospitalization.

Hamas Leader Haniyeh Shows Off 'Victory' Photos Near Ruined Home

Israel is 'Choosing not to Win', Says British Expert

Barak Seener of RUSI says Israel 'should have gone in harder,' must reclassify human shields as combatants and stop aborting airstrikes.

Israel is 'Choosing not to Win', Says British Expert

Watch: IDF Soldier Reveals Extent of Hamas 'Human Shields'

IDF interview with soldier who fought in Gaza illustrates challenges: 'it's difficult to eliminate a terrorist hugging a small child.'

Watch: IDF Soldier Reveals Extent of Hamas 'Human Shields'

570 Rockets Fired on Israel in 5 Days

Foreign Ministry report reveals full extent of resumed rocket fire; nearly half of rockets fired shot from civilian areas.

570 Rockets Fired on Israel in 5 Days

UN Not Rushing to Correct Gaza Casualty Tally

Media giants note that the Palestinian Health Ministry's numbers do not add up - the UN 'hasn't yet analyzed data.'

UN Not Rushing to Correct Gaza Casualty Tally

Video: Why Does Hamas Use Civilians as Human Shields?

Latest IDF video shows how Hamas embeds its rocket launchers and military infrastructure in civilian areas and then fires on Israel.

Video: Why Does Hamas Use Civilians as Human Shields?

Netanyahu: Hamas is Responsible for Civilian Deaths

PM Netanyahu meets ICRC head Peter Maurer, shows him evidence of how Hamas uses civilians in Gaza as human shields.

Netanyahu: Hamas is Responsible for Civilian Deaths

Video: What is Hamas Doing to Schools & Hospitals in Gaza?

IDF video shows how Hamas fires at Israel from schools, hospitals, mosques and cemeteries in Gaza.

Video: What is Hamas Doing to Schools & Hospitals in Gaza?

Netanyahu: Israel Prepared, If Ceasefire Is Violated

In live press conference, Prime Minister notes that the operation has been successful - but the international community's reaction is not.

Netanyahu: Israel Prepared, If Ceasefire Is Violated

Times Newspaper Rejects Ad by Eli Wiesel Condemning Hamas

Nobel Prize-winner's ad slammed Hamas' use of human shields as 'child sacrifice'; Times accused of 'catering to bigotry'.

Times Newspaper Rejects Ad by Eli Wiesel Condemning Hamas

Iranian Official: Hamas Should Use Tunnels to Protect Civilians

Former Revolutionary Guards Commander says Hamas should 'protect civilians' - by sheltering them in terror tunnels.

Iranian Official: Hamas Should Use Tunnels to Protect Civilians

French TV Shows More Evidence of Hamas Hiding Behind Civilians

After Indian TV crew films Hamas rockets from their hotel room, France 24 shows how terrorists fired from in front of UN building.

French TV Shows More Evidence of Hamas Hiding Behind Civilians

Captured Hamas Urban Warfare Manual Encourages Human Shields

Hamas 'urban warfare' manual urges terrorists to exploit IDF's desire to avoid civilian casualties, says destroying homes bolsters support.

Captured Hamas Urban Warfare Manual Encourages Human Shields

Rare Footage: How Hamas Fires Rockets From Civilian Areas

Indian TV crew risk their own safety by exposing how Hamas deliberately fires rockets from densely-populated areas.

Rare Footage: How Hamas Fires Rockets From Civilian Areas

Imam Blasts Hamas for Using Civilians as Human Shields

French-Moroccan Imam says Gazans are caught between Israel's bombardments and Hamas's abuse.

Imam Blasts Hamas for Using Civilians as Human Shields

White House Blames Israel for UNRWA School Deaths

'Little doubt' Israeli artillery killed 16 people at a UN school in Gaza, says US. Israel says it could not have been the culprit.

White House Blames Israel for UNRWA School Deaths

Israeli Hasbara Animation: Welcome to Gaza Heights

Enjoy a short animated tour of Gaza Heights, the most tranquil neighborhood in the Strip.

Israeli Hasbara Animation: Welcome to Gaza Heights

Italian Reporter Reveals Hamas Cover-Up Over Misfired Rockets

Journalist backs IDF version of missile strike on school playground, says Hamas rockets went astray. But it's just the tip of the iceberg.

Italian Reporter Reveals Hamas Cover-Up Over Misfired Rockets

UNRWA Finds Another Rocket Stockpile in Gaza School

UNRWA finds another rocket stockpile at one of its schools in Gaza, the third time since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge.

UNRWA Finds Another Rocket Stockpile in Gaza School

Gantz to Residents of Gaza: Stay Away from Hamas

Chief of Staff asks residents of Gaza to stay away from areas in which Hamas operates, so they are not harmed by the IDF’s operations.

Gantz to Residents of Gaza: Stay Away from Hamas

Watch: IAF Diverts Missile to Save Civilians

The Israeli military releases video showing a real time decision by IAF team to divert a missile in mid-flight.

Watch: IAF Diverts Missile to Save Civilians

Video: Hamas Shoots Rockets from School, Cemetery

IDF provides some of the clearest evidence yet of Hamas's lowdown tactics.

Video: Hamas Shoots Rockets from School, Cemetery

Netanyahu: We Cannot Give our Attackers Immunity

Prime Minister tells British Foreign Minister 'all the civilian deaths that are there... are the responsibility of Hamas'.

Netanyahu: We Cannot Give our Attackers Immunity

Israel Rejects UNHRC Gaza Probe, Compares it to Goldstone Report

Prime Minister's spokesperson says decision to investigate Israel instead of Hamas is a 'travesty', dismisses UN 'kangaroo court'.

Israel Rejects UNHRC Gaza Probe, Compares it to Goldstone Report

WATCH: IDF Strike on Gaza Hospital Used as Terror Base

Recording shows military making clear no civilians remained in Al Wafa before eliminating terrorists inside.

WATCH: IDF Strike on Gaza Hospital Used as Terror Base

IDF Returns Fire After Terrorists Attack From Gaza Hospital

Army says IDF troops coming under fire 'for days' from Hamas and Islamic Jihad gunmen operating from Al Wafa hospital.

IDF Returns Fire After Terrorists Attack From Gaza Hospital

Soldier: Terrorists Charged with Babies in Hand

Shocking testimony from hospitalized soldiers reveals extent of Hamas’ use of children as human shields.

Soldier: Terrorists Charged with Babies in Hand

Minister Calls Out US on Pro-Palestinian Focus

Yisrael Katz blasts Obama for calling for ceasefire, asks 'What about the citizens of Israel?'

Minister Calls Out US on Pro-Palestinian Focus

US Calls for Israel to 'Do More' for Palestinian Civilians

US insists Israel must 'live up to own moral standard' on protecting Palestinians...even when they cooperate with Hamas.

US Calls for Israel to 'Do More' for Palestinian Civilians

Pro-Palestinian Protests, Propaganda Reach Japan

Latest protest in Tokyo buys into Hamas PR war, claims 'stop the killing in Gaza.'

Pro-Palestinian Protests, Propaganda Reach Japan

Bennett: 'Who's Conducting a Disproportionate War?'

In an interview on Sky News, Economics Minister Naftali Bennett gave an interviewer a lesson in what Israelis have been experiencing.

Bennett: 'Who's Conducting a Disproportionate War?'

Watch: Hamas Places Civilians in the Line of Fire

IDF releases another video showing how Hamas deliberately puts civilian lives in danger.

Watch: Hamas Places Civilians in the Line of Fire

Netanyahu Defends IDF, 'Inevitable' Ground Offensive

Hamas left Israel with no other options for self-defense, Prime Minister notes, adding that the operation may expand even further.

Netanyahu Defends IDF, 'Inevitable' Ground Offensive

Watch: How the IDF Fights Terror in Gaza

New IDF video details how targeting techniques save civilian lives in Gaza.

Watch: How the IDF Fights Terror in Gaza

Bennett: Hamas Committing 'Self-Genocide'

If four Gaza kids playing soccer were killed Wednesday, as Hamas claims, the terror group is at fault, Naftali Bennett said on CNN.

Bennett: Hamas Committing 'Self-Genocide'

Bennett Calls on Hamas 'Cowards' to Stop Using Human Shields

Israeli Economics Minister rejects criticism from 'human rights' groups: 'even if we hand out chocolate they'll criticize us'.

Bennett Calls on Hamas 'Cowards' to Stop Using Human Shields

IDF Official: Hamas Embedding Itself in Schools, Hospitals

Senior IDF source tells Arutz Sheva a ground invasion is all but inevitable as a result of Hamas's callous use of human shields.

IDF Official: Hamas Embedding Itself in Schools, Hospitals

Seeking Human Shields, Hamas Tells Gazans to Ignore IDF Warnings

Assuming Israel will not bomb buildings with civilians inside, Hamas orders Gazans not to evacuate when the army calls.

Seeking Human Shields, Hamas Tells Gazans to Ignore IDF Warnings