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The U.S. banned all U.S. flights to Tel Aviv on Tuesday. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT
The U.S. State Department said Wednesday that Hamas possesses rockets than can reach Ben Gurion airport.

July 23, 2014

Over 650 Palestinians have died in the offensive. (AFP/File)
21:10 GMT
The UN human rights council will investigate Israel's actions in Gaza.
The 21-year-old was killed during clashes in Jerusalem on Monday. (AFP/File)
19:08 GMT
Thousands of Palestinians attended a mass funeral for a young protester killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank.
The international community is desperately trying to get both sides to agree on a ceasefire. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT
Fifty-six Palestinians died in Gaza on Wednesday alone.
Israeli officials say 29 IDF soldiers have died in Gaza while Hamas claims they have killed over 50 Israeli soldiers. (AFP/File)
13:28 GMT
Two more Israeli soldiers were killed in Gaza, raising the number of Israeli soldiers killed to 29.
Hamas using human-shields: Israel’s most overplayed card! Using civilians and human-shields, hiding rockets in mosques and schools is Israel's first response when confronted with horrendous crimes against the Palestinians, never offering any proof.
13:15 GMT
Gaza Under Fire 2014
Does Hamas use civilians to protect itself from Israel's military offensive? (AFP/ File Archive).
12:31 GMT
Israel says that despite going to great lengths to avoid civilian deaths Hamas uses ordinary Palestinians as human shields which increases the civilian death toll. In an area as small, densely populated and closed off as Gaza however, is the concept of a "human shield" just a myth?
Two-year-old Palestinian girl Naama Abu al-Foul undergoes treatment at Gaza City's Al-Shifa hospital following Israeli bombing next to her family's home in the battered city on July 23, 2014. [AFP]
12:03 GMT
An Israeli rabbi has issued a ruling that allows the killing of innocent civilians in the besieged Gaza Strip.
Palestinians sleep in the yard of a UN school, north of Gaza, July 16, 2014 (File/AFP)
11:43 GMT
Rockets have been discovered in a school for the second time in a week, strengthening Israeli claims that Hamas is using Palestinians as human shields.
A Palestinian child screams in pain at the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip on July 22, 2014 after she was hit by shrapnel during an Israeli military strike near her family house. [AFP]
08:52 GMT
Israeli airstrikes and artillery shelling killed 18 Palestinians across the Gaza Strip Wednesday morning as the military offensive against the Gaza Strip enters its sixteenth day.
Relatives of killed Palestinian Mahmud al-Hamamra, 32, mourn over his body at a hospital in Hebron on July 22, 2014 after he was shot to death by israeli soldiers during clashes in the West Bank village of Husan, near Bethlehem. [AFP]
08:35 GMT
Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian man and injured two across the West Bank early Wednesday, as protests against the ongoing Israeli military assault in Gaza that has left more than 600 Palestinians dead intensified.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon speaks during a joint press conference with Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah following a meeting on July 22, 2014 in the West Bank city of Ramallah. [AFP]
08:07 GMT
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed condolences to the Israeli regime for its losses.
A Palestinian woman looks at mock coffins being prepared by protesters before taking them to the UN headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah on July 22, 2014 in memory of the Palestinians who were killed during the Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip. [AFP]
07:54 GMT
The Nobel Peace Prize should be given to Israeli forces for their "unimaginable restraint" in their offensive against the blockaded Gaza Strip, says the Israeli envoy to the United States.
European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton following the meeting on Tuesday at which EU foreign ministers finalized their statement on Hamas and Israel (Thierry Charlier/ AFP).
07:47 GMT
European Union foreign ministers issued a statement condemning Hamas's firing of rockets and use of civilians as human shields. The statement also condemned Israel's killing of civilians and recognized Israel's right to self-defense.
"Israel is an essential American ally and needs these assets to defend itself," the Maryland Democratic senator said in a statement.
07:42 GMT
US Democrats in the Senate have included $225 million for Israel's Iron Dome missile system in a bill amid Tel Aviv’s attacks against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
According to U.S State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki, the notice to ground American flights to Israel "was issued to protect American citizens and American carriers" (Eric Thayer / Getty Images North America/ AFP)
07:06 GMT
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has justified the American ban on US-Israel flights to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu based on safety concerns, but stated that the FAA would review the order within a day.

July 22, 2014

UNRWA is hosting more than 100,000 Palestinians who have been displaced from their homes over the past two weeks (File Archive/AFP)
19:10 GMT
Israeli airstrikes targeted a school run by the United Nations refugee agency that was providing shelter to displaced Palestinians in Gaza Tuesday.
Palestinian relatives comfort each other during the funerals of four boys killed on a beach by Israeli shelling (File/AFP)
13:55 GMT
The death toll in Gaza has risen to over 600 on day 15 of Israel's assault in the densely populated Strip, according to a health ministry spokesperson.
"There is no real option for a cease-fire now. This operation is unavoidable," the left-wing minister told Army Radio. [AFP]
12:08 GMT
Left-wing justice minister says IDF operation in Gaza is "unavoidable"; Kerry meets Egyptian leaders in Cairo in attempt to forge resolution to conflict between Israel, Hamas.
Israeli infantry soldiers patrol near the border with the Gaza Strip on July 22, 2014. [AFP]
11:14 GMT
An Israeli soldier is missing in the Gaza Strip and presumed dead, local media quoted the Israeli regime as saying on Tuesday, two days after the Islamist Hamas group announced they had captured a soldier during clashes.
A cellphone captured the moment a Palestinian man lay on the rubble injured, prior to being shot dead by the IDF (Image: ISM)
08:59 GMT
A video of an Israeli sniper shooting, injuring then killing a civilian in the Gaza Strip has went viral as the Palestinian death toll continues to rise.
A Palestinian man looks at copies of the Koran as he inspects the rubble of a destroyed mosque following an overnight Israeli military strike, on July 22, 2014 in Gaza City. [AFP]
08:24 GMT
Over a dozen Palestinians were killed overnight and early Tuesday as Israeli warplanes and artillery targeted Palestinian homes in Gaza, as the major offensive continued for a 15th day.
An injured child is carried into a Rafah hospital, July 17, 2014 (File/AFP)
08:22 GMT
Over half of Gaza's population is under 18. With the Palestinian death toll hitting almost 600, people's homes have been destroyed and children witnessed the mental scars of war.
Israeli soldiers of the 155mm artillery cannons unit fire towards the Gaza Strip from their position near Israel's border with the coastal Palestinian enclave, on July 21, 2014. [AFP]
07:07 GMT
Two IDF soldiers were killed on Monday in clashes with Hamas fighters in the Gaza Strip, the IDF announced on Tuesday morning. The number of Israeli military fatalities since the start of the ground operation stands at 27.
A Palestinian man carrying UN-supplied aid. Up to 100,000 Palestinians have been displaced since the start of Israel's offensive in Gaza (Mohammed Abed/AFP)
06:57 GMT
The United Nations sent 115 metric tonnes of aid comprising mattresses, blankets and hygiene kits from Dubai to Amman on Monday for onward distribution to families in Gaza displaced by Israel's military offensive.
 US president says efforts must be made to end fighting, "stop the deaths of innocent civilians." [AFP]
06:49 GMT
Amid rising death toll on both sides, US president says efforts must be made to end fighting, "stop the deaths of innocent civilians."
Palestinian medics from Gaza City's al-Shifa hospital react while body bags with the remain of ten children arrive on July 21, 2014 after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City killed 11 people, including five children. [AFP]
06:31 GMT
Israeli artillery shelling and airstrikes across the Gaza Strip killed 23 Palestinians over only two hours late Monday, bringing the day's death toll to over 100.
The UAE wants Al Jazeera to apologize for allegedly publishing fabricated news that the UAE´s foreign minister offered to pay for Israel´s offensive in Gaza (Shutterstock).
05:00 GMT
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr. Anwar Gargash has demanded that news network Al Jazeera apologize for publishing fabricated news that the UAE offered to pay for Israel´s offensive in Gaza.

July 21, 2014

An employee inspects the damage to the al-Aqsa hospital, shelled on July 21 (Mohammed Abed/ AFP).
18:30 GMT
The al-Aqsa hospital in Deir al-Balah was shelled killing 4 people, wounding 60 people, half of whom were medical staff, and damaging the intensive care unit.
Palestinians celebrate in Ramallah on July 21 after Hamas announced it had kidnapped an Israeli soldier (Abbas Momani/ AFP).
15:00 GMT
Hamas announced today that it had kidnapped an Israeli soldier. Israel's ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosser denies this while the Israel Defense Forces says the kidnapping "still cannot be ruled out".
Kerry made the comments before appearing on Fox News Sunday. (AFP/File)
14:13 GMT
Candid remarks about Israel by Secretary of State John Kerry were caught on an open microphone before a television interview Sunday.
The U.S. State Department confirmed two American citizens fighting for the IDF were killed in Gaza (File/AFP)
13:04 GMT
Two American-Israelis were killed during the Jewish state's ground offensive in Gaza, bringing the IDF death toll up to 18.
A missile is launched by an "Iron Dome" battery, a missile defence system designed to intercept and destroy incoming short-range rockets and artillery shells, in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod on July 18, 2014. [AFP]
10:45 GMT
A heavy barrage of rocket fire from the Gaza Strip set off sirens throughout Israel on Monday morning, including in the Tel Aviv and Jerusalem areas.
Israeli soldiers hold positions at an army deployment near the Israeli-Gaza border on July 21, 2014, after militants from Gaza infiltrated southern Israel through two tunnels. [AFP]
09:02 GMT
Hamas' military wing said Monday that a group of its' fighters infiltrated southern Israel from a tunnel in the northern Gaza Strip.
Nicolas Maduro called Israel's operation in Gaza "a massacred Palestine" (File/AFP)
08:59 GMT
Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro called Israeli operations in the Gaza Strip an "extermination" and urged the UN to take action against the Jewish state.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas meets  with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in the capital Doha, on July 20, 2014, to discuss a ceasefire for the war raging in Gaza. [AFP]
08:02 GMT
The UN Security Council has expressed “serious concern” over the rising number of civilian fatalities in the Gaza Strip, calling for an immediate end to the conflict.
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.
More than 100 Palestinians and 18 Israelis were killed from fighting in Gaza on Sunday alone (Jack Guez/AFP)
05:00 GMT
U.S. President Barack Obama called on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to go to Cairo to meet with regional leaders on the crisis in Gaza after over 100 civilians were killed from fighting Sunday. Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas called for an emergency UN Security Council meeting Sunday evening as well.

July 20, 2014

The offensive has displaced more than 135,000 Palestinians in less than two weeks (AFP)
20:47 GMT
More than 100 Palestinians were killed on Sunday alone as Israel's Operation Protective Edge continues.
Gazans flee their destroyed neighborhood Sunday (AFP)
19:00 GMT
At least 135,000 Gazans have been displaced and over 2,000 homes have been destroyed within the past two weeks from Israel's offensive on the Palestinian Strip.
Civilians flee the fighting between Hamas and Israeli fighters in Gaza City (Mahmud Hams/AFP)
15:28 GMT
French daily Le Figaro reported Sunday that at least 15 Israeli soldiers have been killed in Gaza in their offensive on the Shejaiya district of the Strip.
More than 400 Palestinians have been killed from Israeli airstrikes and fighting in the Gaza Strip in the past two weeks (Mohammed Abed/AFP)
14:07 GMT
A short-lived "humanitarian truce" between Tel Aviv and Hamas was broken Sunday afternoon with the resumption of fighting in the neighborhood of Shejaya.
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.
When it comes to Palestine-Israel “Nothing Really Matters” for Madonna who would rather go “both countries are at fault” urging both Israel and Gaza to come to a ceasefire. Has her interest in Kaballah, the study of Jewish mysticism, clouded her judgement? Perhaps.
10:42 GMT
Tweet and delete: celebs react and retract on Gaza war
A detail from the installation view of Jarrar’s “Whole in the Wall,” 2013. (Image: The Daily Star)
09:32 GMT
Israeli officials have prevented Palestinian artist and filmmaker Khaled Jarrar from leaving Palestine to attend the opening of his solo project in NYC.
Selena has been unfollowed by many fans after supporting Gazans in the Israel-Gaza conflict. (Image: Facebook)
09:16 GMT
US pop star Selena Gomez has been criticized by pro-Israelis for her pro-Gaza Instagram post!
Bill compared Palestinian Sunni Islamic organisation Hamas to a “crazy woman trying to kill you”. (Image: Getty Images)
08:38 GMT
Jewish US comedian Bill Maher has been fiercely attacked after likening Hamas to a 'crazy woman trying to kill you'!
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.
(AFP)
09:04 GMT
The Palestinian Health Ministry says more than 70 of the victims have been children.
Ban Ki Moon's visit to the region was announced Friday during an emergency meeting of the Security Council over the ongoing violence in Gaza (File Archive)
05:00 GMT
The UN's top chief will arrive is set to arrive in the Middle East today in the latest effort to end the ongoing violence in the Gaza Strip.

July 18, 2014

Palestinians flee their home to move to a more safer location Friday (Mohammed Abed/AFP)
20:00 GMT
The number of displaced Palestinians from Gaza has almost doubled within the past 24 hours after Israel launched its ground offensive Thursday evening.
More than 260 Palestinians have been killed since Israel launched Operation Protective Edge (File Archive/AFP)
16:22 GMT
The UN Security Council will meet today to discuss the ongoing crisis in Gaza, and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has also called for Hamas to immediately accept a second version of the Egyptian ceasefire deal during his meeting with Turkey's leadership in Ankara Friday.
Pope Francis visited the Baptismal site earlier this year during his Middle East tour where he invited Abbas and Peres to attend a joint prayer for peace (File Archive/AFP)
15:41 GMT
The Vatican called on Palestinian and Israeli leadership to implement an immediate ceasefire Friday to end the Gaza conflict.
A Palestinian man rests on school desks at a UN school near the Gaza border. (AFP)
09:52 GMT
Hundreds of Palestinians in southern Gaza fled their homes Friday as Israeli forces launched ground operations in the besieged enclave.
(AFP)
08:31 GMT
At least twenty-one Palestinians have been killed in Gaza by airstrikes and artillery fire since Israel launched a ground operation late Thursday, medics said.
Israeli soldiers gather in an army deployment area near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip on July 10, 2014. (AFP)
07:44 GMT
Hamas political bureau chief Khaled Meshaal says Israel’s ground invasion of the besieged Gaza Strip is destined to fail.

July 17, 2014

At least eighty percent of those killed from Israeli airstrikes over the past week and a half in Gaza are civilians (Said Khatib/AFP)
19:00 GMT
Five more children were killed from Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip Thursday as the civilian death toll climbs yet again under the Tel Aviv offensive.
UNRWA schools have been used in recent days as refuge sites for Palestinians fleeing ongoing Israeli strikes in their neighborhoods (File Archive)
17:20 GMT
The UN refugee agency for Palestinians reported Thursday that it found rockets stored in one of its vacant schools in Gaza.
Eighty percent of those killed since Israel launched its so-called Operation Protective Edge are civilians (Said Khatib/AFP)
14:53 GMT
Hamas officials denied the alleged ceasefire deal set for early Friday, saying that talks between themselves and Israel are still ongoing.
At least 230 Palestinians have died in recent airstrikes. (AFP/File)
12:50 GMT
Israel and Hamas have reached an agreement on a comprehensive ceasefire that will begin at 6 a.m. on Friday.
An injured Palestinian boy is carried away from the beach after an Israeli strike, July 16, 2014 (File/AFP)
12:23 GMT
Israel's government spokesperson Mark Regev said the IDF "does not target civilians" on the same day four children were killed while playing on a Gaza beach.
Israel's Iron Dome system normally intercepts rockets fired from Gaza with a 90% success rate. (AFP/File)
12:07 GMT
Three rockets landed in Israel's Eshkol region two hours after a temporary five-hour ceasefire was agreed upon by Hamas and Israel.
Israel's army conducted at least 37 raids overnight in Gaza, bringing the Palestinian death toll up to 227 (File/AFP)
11:01 GMT
Eight Palestinians were killed overnight after intensive shelling by Israeli forces across the Gaza Strip ahead of a UN brokered "humanitarian" ceasefire.
Piers has offended millions with his "#FreePalestineAndIsrael" tweets. (Image: The Independent)
09:20 GMT
Piers Morgan managed to offend every Pro-Palestine person on his Twitter feed... again!
Thirteen members of Hamas crossed into Israeli territory via a tunnel dug in the southern Gaza Strip. (AFP/File)
08:26 GMT
IDF forces stopped an attempt by Hamas to infiltrate a kibbutz via an underground tunnel.
Over 1,600 people have been injured since the conflict began ten days ago. (AFP/File)
08:08 GMT
The death toll in the besieged Gaza Strip has reached 227.
A view from southern Israel into Gaza during the ceasefire (Menahem Kahana/ AFP).
07:24 GMT
Israel on Wednesday agreed to temporarily halt its assault on Gaza to come into effect on Thursday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Two Palestinians and a Lebanese man were arrested in connection with rocket attacks towards Israel (File/AFP)
07:04 GMT
Palestinian factions are not interested in drawing Lebanon into the current Israel-Gaza conflict, a senior Hamas official said Wednesday.

July 16, 2014

Relatives of the four boys - all from the same family, mourn during the funeral in Gaza City, July 16, 2014 (File/AFP)
23:12 GMT
Four Palestinian boys were killed while they played football on the beach by Israeli shelling from naval boats in a horrific strike witnessed by AFP journalists.
More than 1550 people have been injured from strikes on Gaza within the past nine days (AFP)
16:12 GMT
Hamas officially rejected a proposed ceasefire deal with Israel Wednesday as the death toll surpassed 200.
Death tolls: Every war in Gaza has been bloody. In the 2012 Operation Pillar of Defense, 174 Palestinians were killed in what Israeli human rights org B’Tselem said was not “justified”. Here’s a roundup of the death toll figures: 2009 - 1,017, in 2012 - 174 and now, 2014 - 205.
14:39 GMT
Does Israel bombing Gaza, Hamas firing rockets into Israel sound familiar? Are we experiencing deja vu for the third time round?
More than 200 people have been killed in the past nine days as Israeli forces continues strikes on the Palestinian Strip and Hamas sends retaliatory rockets into Israeli territory (AFP)
14:26 GMT
Will a ceasefire take us back to square one in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
The #FreePalestine tweet Rihanna posted earlier. (Image: Twitter)
12:46 GMT
Celebs have been voicing their political stance on the Gaza-Israel conflict worldwide, but Rihanna seems to be confused about her own stand!
Fired Defense Minister Danny Danon responded defiantly  by saying that he would not come in line with “the spirit of leftist feebleness of the prime minister” (Photo courtesy of Flickr).
09:57 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu fired Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon on Tuesday following criticism from Danon and others for accepting the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire.
The number of fatalities has now exceeded the number of deaths during the 2012 conflict. (AFP/File)
07:23 GMT
The number of Palestinians killed in Gaza has now reached over 200.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said “If there is no cease-fire, our answer is fire”  (GALI TIBBON/ AFP).
07:20 GMT
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israel would answer Hamas’s rejection of a truce with stepped-up attacks.

July 15, 2014

Netanyahu announced his plan to expand the military campaign on Gaza Tuesday afternoon (File Archive/AFP)
19:56 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to increase Tel Aviv's military campaign on Gaza yet again Tuesday.
Hamas has launched hundreds of rockets into Israel over the past week in response to hundreds of Israeli air strikes on Gaza Strip (Jack Guez/AFP)
18:44 GMT
An Israeli man was killed by a Hamas rocket attack Tuesday, representing Tel Aviv's first casualty since its strikes on Gaza began last week.
A Palestinian family takes shelter at home after Israel launched a strike in their neighborhood (Thomas Coex/AFP)
17:38 GMT
Palestinian protesters confronted and chased out a minister from Gaza at a border crossing Tuesday.
A man inspects his house that was destroyed from one of the Israeli airstrikes (Thomas Coex/AFP)
17:00 GMT
The United Nations' agency for Palestinian refugees told reporters that the damage in Gaza is "immense" from a weeklong Israeli air campaign that continued Tuesday.
Hamas has not accepted the ceasefire that was proposed by Egypt early this week. (AFP/File)
12:38 GMT
Hamas and the Islamic Jihad said they were not consulted over the terms of the ceasefire deal with Israel.
The Iron Dome system offers protection from Hamas' rocket attacks. (AFP/File)
11:10 GMT
Israel deployed three new Iron Dome anti-rocket systems Tuesday, bringing the total number to ten.
A man waves the Palestinian flag during a protest in New York, July 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
07:58 GMT
Protesters across the world held rallies to condemn Israel's deadly attacks across the Gaza Strip as the death toll hit 190.
According to the ceasefire, Israel and Gaza must end hostilities as of 9 a.m. Tuesday. (AFP/File)
07:55 GMT
Israel's security cabinet accepted on Tuesday morning the ceasefire proposed by Egypt.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called a security cabinet meeting early Tuesday morning and was expected to encourage members to accept Egypt's ceasefire proposal (AFP/ File).
07:16 GMT
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, convened the security cabinet on early Tuesday morning to discuss Egypt's proposed ceasefire agreement to end Israeli-Palestinian hostilities in the Gaza Strip.
Abdullah al-Muallami, Saudi Arabia's permanent representative to the UN said that "The Security Council statement on Israel’s attack on the Gazans was not up to the expectations of its members" (AFP/ File).
05:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia has criticized the United Nations Security Council for failing to meet member expectations in both its statement on, and action to prevent, Israel's military offensive in Gaza.

July 14, 2014

Lebanese Speaker of the Parliament Nabih Berri questions the need to fire rockets into Israel asking "Why do we want to bring ourselves trouble?” (AFP/ File).
20:00 GMT
Lebanese Speaker of the Parliament, Nabih Berri has stated that firing rockets into Israel does not serve the Palestinian cause and is an unwanted attempt to involve Lebanon in the current conflict in the Gaza Strip.
Investigations are underway in coordination with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon to “identify the perpetrators and arrest them” (AFP/ File).
15:08 GMT
The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has described the firing of rockets from Southern Lebanon into northern Israel on Sunday night a “serious violation of U.N. Security Council resolution 1701.”