Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.
Gaza residents used a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire on Saturday to stock up on supplies and survey the devastation from nearly three weeks of fighting.
The fighting showed no signs of slowing, despite international calls for a cease-fire and growing concerns about the mounting civilian death toll in Gaza.
Tensions have mounted between Israel and the Palestinians after the bodies of three Israeli teens were found in the West Bank more than two weeks after they went missing.
Hundreds of people participated in separate memorial services in the hometowns of the three teens — Eyal Yifrah, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Fraenkel ahead of a joint funeral.
Gilad Shaar, 16, Naftali Frankel, 16, and Eyal Yifrach, 19, disappeared while hitchhiking home near the West Bank city of Hebron late at night on June 12 and were never heard from again.
A candlelight vigil was held in Brooklyn Tuesday night, in prayer for the safe the safe return of three teens kidnapped in the West Bank last week.
Several Jewish groups held a prayer service and vigil outside the Israeli Consulate in Manhattan on Monday for three teens kidnapped in the West Bank last week.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the man, from the village of Taybeh in Israel, was connected to the Hamas and Islamic Jihad militant groups.
With violent protests sweeping through some 20 countries, it was a grim President Obama who went to Andrews Air Force Base to accept the remains of former Libyan Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the three other Americans.
With former mayor Ed Koch saying he cannot vote to re-elect Obama unless the president changes his recent stands on Israel, Bloomberg was asked whether it was a litmus test for him as well.
While President Obama was meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu in Washington, a protest was held at the Israeli consulate in Midtown Manhattan.