1. Israel using flechette shells in Gaza
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-20 at 17:10:00

    Palestinian human rights group accuses Israel military of using shells that spray out thousands of tiny and potentially lethal darts Continue reading…

    50212 Shares
    115 twitter shares, 28481 retweets and 822 favorites
    1848 positive votes on Reddit
    9980 shares and 8475 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 37 plus ones and 14 reshares
    105 shares on LinkedIn
    315 views on StumbleUpon

  2. Israelis gather on hillsides to watch and cheer as military drops bombs on Gaza
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-20 at 19:08:49

    People drink, snack and pose for selfies against a background of explosions as Palestinian death toll mounts in ongoing offensive Continue reading…

    19040 Shares
    111 twitter shares, 5710 retweets and 162 favorites
    91 positive votes on Reddit
    6174 shares and 6036 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 361 plus ones and 91 reshares
    38 shares on LinkedIn
    246 views on StumbleUpon

  3. Sayed Kashua: why I have to leave Israel
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-20 at 04:35:00

    The Arab-Israeli author moved to Jerusalem as a child and has devoted his life to telling Israelis the Palestinian story. But last week he decided to emigrate with his family to the US Continue reading…

    16303 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 369 retweets and 21 favorites
    12 positive votes on Reddit
    5787 shares and 9967 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 1 reshares
    20 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  4. Gaza’s bloodiest day as at least 100 Palestinians are killed
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-21 at 03:24:00

    Hospitals overwhelmed after shelling of Shujai’iya suburb Bombardment described by Arab League as a ‘war crime’ UN security council holds emergency meeting Israel denies Hamas claims of captured Israeli soldier Continue reading…

    9704 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 4836 retweets and 75 favorites
    17 positive votes on Reddit
    2176 shares and 2479 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Havens Are Few, if Not Far, for Palestinians in Gaza Strip
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-21 at 08:35:32

    A vast majority of Gazans are effectively trapped, unable to seek refugee status across an international border.

    6211 Shares
    105 twitter shares, 4734 retweets and 167 favorites
    512 shares and 679 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    13 shares on LinkedIn

  6. MH17: world’s anger at Russia grows as bodies pile on to train at crash site
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-21 at 11:58:00

    Experts fear clues as to why Malaysia Airlines plane was brought down could be lost for ever as chaos at scene persists Continue reading…

    5761 Shares
    108 twitter shares, 4354 retweets and 115 favorites
    1 positive votes on Reddit
    610 shares and 442 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 68 plus ones and 17 reshares
    26 shares on LinkedIn

  7. MH17: purported black box recorder being removed from crash site video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-21 at 12:45:58

    Video taken on Friday purports to show the black box recorder of flight MH17 being removed from its crash site in Ukraine, as cranes were used to remove part of the plane over the weekend. Rebel fighters say they have the black box and are prepared to han…

    5462 Shares
    89 twitter shares, 5332 retweets and 33 favorites
    8 shares on Facebook

  8. Neighborhood Ravaged on Deadliest Day So Far for Both Sides in Gaza
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-21 at 06:36:12

    The withering assault on the neighborhood of Shejaiya, and the death of 87 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers and officers, appeared to shake the international community.

    5331 Shares
    1 positive votes on Reddit
    2576 shares and 2525 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 76 plus ones and 15 reshares
    42 shares on LinkedIn
    76 views on StumbleUpon

  9. MH17 victims put on refrigerated train bound for unknown destination
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-20 at 15:25:20

    International monitors arrive in Torez to inspect wagons accompanied by convoy of heavily armed and nervous rebels Continue reading…

    5102 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 99 retweets and 25 favorites
    3872 positive votes on Reddit
    518 shares and 376 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    15 shares on LinkedIn
    85 views on StumbleUpon

  10. VIDEO: Fears for MH17 crash site evidence
    Published by BBC on 2014-07-21 at 05:28:29

    The BBC has been shown pictures filmed by pro-Russian rebels at the scene of the MH17 crash immediately after the plane came down.

    5013 Shares
    104 twitter shares, 4586 retweets and 141 favorites
    152 shares and 27 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares

  11. Israel kills scores in Gaza City suburb in deadliest assault of offensive so far
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-20 at 23:11:47

    Special dispatch: Peter Beaumont reports from Shujai’iya, where fleeing and injured tell of streets strewn with bodies and rubble Continue reading…

    3995 Shares
    104 twitter shares, 811 retweets and 55 favorites
    33 positive votes on Reddit
    1451 shares and 1514 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares
    19 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Gaza death toll tops 500, UN urges truce
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-07-21 at 16:43:01

    Washington and the United Nations demanded an "immediate ceasefire" in Gaza early Monday as Israel pressed on with a blistering assault on the enclave, pushing the Palestinian death toll to 509. As world efforts to end the fighting gathered pace…

    3802 Shares
    104 twitter shares, 3652 retweets and 22 favorites
    20 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  13. Gaza protests around the world after Israeli ground invasion in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-21 at 08:10:22

    Protests calling for an end to the invasion of Gaza have taken place, while a smaller number of pro-Israeli demonstrators also took to the streets, and violent clashes erupted in Paris in the wake of a ban on a pro-Palestinian rally Continue reading…

    3801 Shares
    75 twitter shares, 31 retweets and 7 favorites
    1027 shares and 2658 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares

  14. DealBook: In a Subprime Bubble for Used Cars, Borrowers Pay Sky-High Rates
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-21 at 05:55:03

    Millions of Americans are receiving auto loans they cannot possibly afford, in a lending climate marked by some of the same lack of caution seen in the housing industry before its 2008 implosion.

    3628 Shares
    1848 shares and 1356 likes on Facebook
    423 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  15. Kerry attacks Russia over MH17 crash
    Published by BBC on 2014-07-21 at 12:53:47

    US Secretary of State John Kerry says there is overwhelming evidence of Russian complicity in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine.

    3495 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 2808 retweets and 31 favorites
    401 shares and 123 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  16. MH17: Russia is not yet ready to abandon rebel groups
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-20 at 00:11:48

    If Vladimir Putin’s ‘people’ are found responsible for the MH17 tragedy, it will be devastating for him Continue reading…

    3160 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 2715 retweets and 69 favorites
    34 positive votes on Reddit
    97 shares and 65 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 2 reshares
    5 shares on LinkedIn
    62 views on StumbleUpon

  17. Israel denies capture of soldier in Gaza
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-21 at 15:35:09

    Diplomat dismisses claims that a soldier was captured during overnight fighting, as Palestinian death toll passes 500.

    3029 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 2079 retweets and 16 favorites
    284 shares and 548 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  18. US widow wins $23.6bn tobacco payout
    Published by BBC on 2014-07-20 at 16:09:16

    A US court orders the country’s second largest cigarette company to pay huge damages to the wife of a smoker who died of lung cancer.

    2739 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 35 retweets and 16 favorites
    17 positive votes on Reddit
    1570 shares and 888 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 55 plus ones and 4 reshares
    33 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  19. Experts examining Ukraine crash bodies
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-07-21 at 16:19:09

    Dutch forensic experts on Monday began examining the bodies from the MH17 plane disaster, as world leaders denounced the "shambolic" state of the crash site left in the hands of pro-Russian rebels. Kiev’s prime minister said the remains of some 250 victim…

    2638 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 2328 retweets and 42 favorites
    15 positive votes on Reddit
    127 shares and 21 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares

  20. Trying to Slow the Illegal Flow of Young Migrants
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-21 at 07:14:26

    Bus operators in Honduras say they are noticing a decline in the number of unaccompanied children headed to the border, and the Border Patrol has reported a dip in the number of people apprehended in Texas.

    2544 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 2311 retweets and 58 favorites
    61 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    9 shares on LinkedIn

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