May 17, 2013 The Islamic group Hamas runs the Gaza Strip and controls the police force. A number of young men say police plucked them from the street and shaved their heads recently, apparently because the officers didn't approve of their hairstyles.
May 16, 2013 Gaza Strip residents rely heavily on smuggling tunnels to Egypt. Among many other goods, the passageways are reportedly bringing regular deliveries of fast food.
May 14, 2013 The striking image of grief-stricken men carrying two boys to a mosque for their funeral was named the World Press Photo of the Year in February. Recently, critics have questioned the photo's authenticity. The photographer says he did nothing out of the ordinary with the image.
May 13, 2013 The Israeli prime minister is facing criticism for spending $127,000 of public money to outfit an El Al jet with a double bed plus a wall around it so he and his wife could rest well on a flight to London last month. The scrutiny comes as the government is considering cuts to defense and social programs.