Palestinian Arena

July 21, 2014

Riot police kept protestors from approaching the Israeli embassy (AFP/File)
07:49 GMT

Hundreds of people gathered near the Israeli embassy in Amman to voice their support for Palestinians in Gaza.

An injured Israeli soldier is evacuated from near the Israeli border with Gaza Strip on July 21, 2014, following heavy fights between Israeli soldiers to Palestinian militants. [AFP]
07:48 GMT

The IDF announced on Sunday evening that 13 Israeli soldiers from the Golani Brigade were killed since Saturday night in fighting in Gaza, bringing the total number of military fatalities in Operation Protective Edge to 18.

Fighters from the ruling Hamas movment run as smoke rises during an ongoing Israeli military offensive on the Shejaiya neighborhood between Gaza City and the Israeli border, which has left more than 50 people dead in a blistering bombardment which began overnight, medics said on July 20, 2014. [AFP]
07:33 GMT

The Hamas-affiliated al-Qassam Brigades said on Sunday night that it had captured an Israeli soldier, the first since the release of Gilad Shalit in 2011.

Nasrallah promised his support to the resistance in Gaza during a late-night phone call with Khaled Mashaal. (AFP/File)
06:47 GMT

Hezbollah chief Hasan Nasrallah has vowed to support the resistance in Gaza.

July 20, 2014

The protesters, led by Lebanese and Palestinian party officials, raised banners denouncing Israel’s "brutal aggression" (AFP/File)
14:05 GMT

Palestinian groups and left-leaning Lebanese parties protested against Israel's offensive in Gaza outside the U.S. embassy in Awkar, north of Beirut on Sunday.

Emergency services have been unable to access many neighborhoods because of heavy bombing. (AFP/File)
11:33 GMT

Hamas accepted a proposal by the International Committee of the Red Cross for a three-hour humanitarian ceasefire.

Gaza's death toll has surpassed 350, while the UN estimates 80 percent of Palestinians killed were civilians (File/AFP)
08:21 GMT

At least 12 civilians have been killed in a "Gaza City massacre" by Israel's army with hundreds injured, according to medics.

The convoy of around 600 political activists was stopped at a security checkpoint in North Sinai, around 150 kilometres from the Egyptian crossing of Rafah on the border with Gaza (AFP/ Mohammed Abed).
07:53 GMT

Egyptian security forces on Saturday prevented a humanitarian aid convoy from entering Gaza after checkpoint officers said the participants´ safety could not be assured.

Israeli Arabs and Israeli left wing activists protest against the Israeli attack on Gaza in the northern Israeli city of Haifa on July 19, 2014. [AFP]
07:52 GMT

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in two major Israeli cities to call for an end to the Tel Aviv regime’s war on the besieged Gaza Strip, which has killed dozens of civilians and wounded many more over the recent days.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will meet with Hamas political leader Khaled Meshaal in Doha on Sunday to discuss a truce in Gaza.
07:29 GMT

President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas political leader Khalid Mashaal will meet in Qatar Sunday to discuss a truce in Gaza, on day 13 of an Israeli offensive, an official said.

Israeli soldiers from thr Golani Infantry Brigade prepare their equipment and weapons near their Armoured Personnel Carrier or APC at an army deployment near the Israeli-Gaza border,on July 19, 2014. [AFP]
07:18 GMT

Staff Sergenat Bania Roval, 20, from the Paratroopers 101st Battalion, was shot dead by a terrorist in a tunnel; 2nd-Lt. Bar Rahav, 21, was killed by a missile defense system's activation in a nearby tank.

The United Nations Children’s Fund has expressed deep concern over Gaza´s death toll, stating that children make up one-third of the civilian casualties (AFP/ File).
07:02 GMT

Palestinian medics say new Israeli bombardments on the besieged population in the Gaza Strip in the early hours of Sunday morning have left a dozen people, including two children, dead.

July 19, 2014

A Palestinian looks at the body of a boy killed in an Israeli air strike at a morgue in the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, on July 9, 2014. (MAHMUD HAMS/AFP)
14:57 GMT

Israeli air strikes and shelling killed more than 25 people across Gaza on Saturday, among them children, raising the toll in 12 days of violence to 333, medics said.

Israeli soldiers Photo: Israeli soldiers in an armoured personnel carrier (APC) at an army deployment area near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip. (AFP)
14:42 GMT

Over 100 British teens have been signed up to fight “shoulder to shoulder” with Israeli forces in brutal attacks on the Gaza Strip, a human rights group warns.

Palestinian men inspect the site of an Israeli military strike in Gaza City on July 8, 2014 (Mahmud Hams/AFP)
14:30 GMT

Fighters affiliated with Hamas' military wing on Saturday infiltrated the southern Israeli region of Eshkol near Ein HaShlosha through a tunnel and attacked an Israeli army patrol, injuring at least two soldiers in the ensuing firefight.