August 17, 2014
Only six hours of electricity per day remained in most of Gaza as shortages continued following Israeli shelling of the Strip's sole power plant two weeks ago.
Palestinian and Israeli delegations are due to resume negotiations Sunday for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza, according to AFP.
Dozens of families who fled their homes during the Israeli offensive on Gaza took refuge in al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, and informal tent communities have sprung up amid houses now reduced to rubble.
August 16, 2014
Sources in the Islamic Jihad and Hamas indicated that the Egyptian proposal does not meet the current demands of the Palestinian people and that therefore it is highly unlikely they will accept it.
August 15, 2014
The Islamic Jihad has announced a planned truce agreement with Israel at the end of the five-day ceasefire brokered by Egypt. Agreement will include the end of Israeli offensive and the expansion of fishing zone and imports in Gaza.
August 14, 2014
Deputy secretary-general of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Ziad al-Nakhaala said on Thursday that a long-term ceasefire that would include the lifting of the siege on Gaza would be announced soon.
Israel secured supplies of ammunition from the Pentagon last month without the approval of the White House or the State Department.
Despite a five-day ceasefire extension brokered in Cairo, Israeli airstrikes claim two more lives in Gaza.
A Palestinian man was killed Thursday after being hit by a settler car close to the illegal settlement of Barkan in the West Bank.
Israeli forces carried out air strikes in Gaza after a temporary ceasefire was extended to five more days. Israeli media had also claimed Hamas violated the truce by firing rockets.
Hezbollah members heighten security in Palestinian refugee camps after discovering new activity in an old tunnel system in Beirut.
August 13, 2014
Five people including two journalists were killed after an unexploded Israeli missile blew up in the northern Gaza Strip. Six others were also critically injured.
Israeli forces arrested 57 Palestinians in overnight raids across East Jerusalem, while 12 were arrested in the West Bank, an official confirmed.
Up to 1,951 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza as a 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas continued for the third day, while mediation talks resume in Egypt.
August 12, 2014
A large influx of Palestinian refugees from Syria is causing a strain on Lebanon's refugee camps.