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A picture taken from the southern Israeli Gaza border shows rockets being fired from the Gaza strip into Israel, on July 12, 2014. [AFP]
21:48 GMT
Three rockets fired from south Lebanon hit northern Israel, triggering retaliatory artillery fire on the Lebanese border village of Zebqin, a security source told The Daily Star Saturday.
Smoke billows from buildings following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on July 12, 2014. [AFP]
21:22 GMT
Northern Gazans are being removed from northern Gaza and other areas from which rockets are being fired senior army source says; source adds that Hamas psychological warfare shows that it has been pushed into a corner.
Mr Hague said he spoke of the British Government’s “deep concern about the number of civilian casualties and the need for all sides to avoid further civilian injuries and the loss of innocent life” but stopped short of condemning Israel’s response. [AFP]
20:56 GMT
William Hague has said Israel has the “right to defend itself” against rocket attacks from Gaza after urging Palestinian and Israeli leaders to negotiate a ceasefire.
Israeli border guards take position as fireworks launched by Palestinian protestors lit the sky during clashes at the Qalandia checkpoint between Jerusalem and Ramallah, early on July 12, 2014. [AFP]
20:30 GMT
Sirens blare in TA twice, also in other parts of country; no injuries reported; IAF attacks rocket launching site from which the latest barrage was shot.
Palestinian firefighters try to extinguish fire at UN storehouse after an Israeli military strike in an area west of Gaza City on July 12, 2014. [AFP]
16:44 GMT
Palestinian initiated talks taking place to reach ceasefire with Egypt, Qatar involvement, Channel 2 reports; Blair meets with Sisi to discuss ways to restore 2012 ceasefire; Gal-On says PM must involve Abbas to end hostilities.
Well-protected: Donning military gear and carrying rifles, thousands of soldiers moved into a new position on the border on the fifth day of the deadly conflict. [AP]
14:52 GMT
Israeli troops mass on Gaza border in preparation for ground attack after airstrikes hit mosque 'that was hiding Hamas weapons'
A missile is launched by an "Iron Dome" battery, a short-range missile defence system designed to intercept and destroy incoming short-range rockets and artillery shells, on July 11, 2014 in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod. [AFP]
14:35 GMT
Channel 10 reports injuries are light; Most of the rockets landed in open areas in western Negev.
Palestinians sitting on a street react after a deadly Israeli air strike that targeted their house on July 8, 2014 in the town of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip. (Said Khatib/AFP)
08:58 GMT
The death toll from the five days of Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip has risen to at least 122 as several are wounded in an anti-Israel protest in the West Bank.
Palestinians collect their belongings from damaged houses in Gaza City. (Mahmud Hams/AFP)
08:45 GMT
Saudi Arabia is coordinating its efforts with representatives of Islamic and Arab states and representatives of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) as well as other bodies to support the Palestinian delegation’s stand at the UN

July 11, 2014

Ten-year-old Noor Al Najdi was killed from an Israeli strike in the town of Rafah this week (Said Khatib/AFP)
16:04 GMT
As the Gaza strikes continue and Hamas responds with rockets, Jonathan Power takes a minute to reflect on how this crisis-and so many others-have destroyed lives....and childhoods.
At least 2,000 Gazans have been made homeless from the strikes (Said Khatib/AFP)
13:30 GMT
Israeli airstrikes left at least 12 more Palestinians in the Gaza Strip dead Friday as the death toll surpasses 100 under Tel Aviv's so-called Operation Protective Edge.
(Ma'an News Agency)
07:20 GMT
Mahdi Hamad, Suha’s father, said that “nobody called us to evacuate the house and there aren’t any resistance members around it.”
Israel has launched more than 500 strikes on Gaza this week (File Archive/AFP)
05:00 GMT
The United Arab Emirates pledged Thursday to send at least $25 million in humanitarian aid to Gaza as airstrikes from Israel continue.

July 10, 2014

At least 88 Palestinians have died from the Israeli strikes in Gaza over the past few days (Jack Guez/AFP)
17:02 GMT
The UN's top chief called for a ceasefire to the intensifying violence in Gaza Thursday, but Israel's Prime Minister said that a ceasefire is "not on the agenda."
A Palestinian child stands by her home, which was destroyed by an Israeli air strike (File/AFP)
12:28 GMT
Health officials in Gaza have confirmed that a pre-dawn air raid by Israeli forces killed five Palestinian children from the same family in Khan Younis.
Egyptian authorities are allowing Palestinians to enter the country and be treated in Egyptian hospitals. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
Egypt is opening its Rafah border to let in Palestinians who have been wounded during recent Israeli air strikes.
An Israeli Merkava tank rolls along the southern Israeli border with the Gaza Strip following Israeli air strikes in the Palestinian coastal enclave, on July 10, 2014. [AFP]
10:16 GMT
A future Palestine state will have no borders and be an enclave within Israel, surrounded on all sides by Israeli-held territory
Three of the six suspects initially arrested will be released on Thursday, as they "are not connected to the murder". (AFP/ File).
09:24 GMT
Three of the six suspects initially arrested in relation to Palestinian teenager Muhammed Abu Khdeir will be released on Thursday.
Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri called for “quick Arab and international action” to stop Israeli aggression in Gaza (File/AFP)
08:38 GMT
Lebanon's leading politicians blasted Israel's latest military assault on Gaza. Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri denounced the attacks, calling on Israel to stop "the most brutal attacks against the Gaza Strip".
Hundreds of Jordanians protesting over Israel's military offensive in the Gaza Strip chanted "We will launch the third intifada" (AFP/File).
08:37 GMT
Hundreds of Jordanians clashed with security forces outside the Israeli embassy on Thursday morning as a protest over the ongoing Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip turned violent.
Did the World Cup generate more interest than the Gaza death toll? Some think so (File/AFP)
08:22 GMT
While the big game between Germany and Brazil commenced, Israel was air striking Gaza. But, the eyes of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon were transfixed on the match, "desensitized" by what was happening in the Strip.
Israeli forces launched further air strikes across the besieged Gaza Strip, bringing the death toll to 64 (File/AFP)
07:34 GMT
The UN Security Council is scheduled to hold an emergency meeting over the deteriorating situation between Israel and Hamas.
Rockets from Gaza have also been fired at Dimona, where Israel has a nuclear reactor (AFP/ File).
07:16 GMT
Israeli President Shimon Peres has warned that a ground incursion "may happen quite soon" as Israeli warplanes continued to attack the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 59, with no Israeli fatalities.
Israel's Iron Dome System is used to shoot incoming rockets out of the sky. (AFP/File)
07:13 GMT
Israel's Iron Dome system intercepted five rockets fired at Tel Aviv by Hamas.
Desmond Tutu has described the violence between Israel and Palestine over the past few days as "childish" (File Archive)
05:00 GMT
Washington urged Israel and Palestinian leadership to de-escalate tensions Wednesday while other world leaders described the airstrike exchanges as "childish."

July 9, 2014

Abbas called on the UN this week to stop Israeli aggression in Gaza in what the Palestinian leader has described Operation Protective Edge as genocide (Abbas Momani/AFP)
19:00 GMT
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas described Israel's ongoing airstrike campaign in the Gaza Strip as "genocide" Wednesday.
Netanyahu says the attacks on Gaza will increase to punish Hamas "and other terror organizations in Gaza" (File Archive/AFP)
14:58 GMT
Israel's premier told reporters Wednesday that Tel Aviv will intensify its airstrike campaign on the Gaza strip that has left at least 43 dead and over 300 wounded thus far.
Air strikes Tuesday killed 15 Palestinians. (AFP/File)
13:08 GMT
Ongoing Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip have killed 12 people on Wednesday.
Lebanon's border with Israel has remained tense since the 2006 war. Israel frequently violates international law however, by illegally entering Lebanese territory (File/AFP)
12:34 GMT
Tensions remain high close to Lebanon's southern border as Israel deployed soldiers along the Kfar Shouba Hills area, while air strikes in Gaza continue.
Palestinian mourners gather at the funeral of murdered youth, Mohammed Abu Kheir in Shuafat, July 4, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:32 GMT
With the help of America, Israel has persecuted an indigenous people, annexed even more land and now launched yet another war in Gaza. Was peace ever on the table?
Palestinian protesters stand close to the separation wall on the outskirts of Ramallah (File/AFP)
08:39 GMT
Palestinians clashed with Israeli forces Wednesday in the West Bank, following intense IDF's attacks across the Gaza Strip.
Israeli air strikes have left several dead. (AFP/File)
08:28 GMT
Jordan strongly condemned Israel's recent attacks on the Gaza Strip, calling for an immediate halt to strikes.
A 16-year-old teen was among the dead in the Israeli air strike (File/AFP)
07:54 GMT
An Islamic Jihad leader along with five members of his family were killed by an Israeli air strike late on Tuesday. The death toll in Gaza now stands at 24 since Monday.
Israel's air and naval forces have struck scores of sites across the Gaza Strip overnight, with ground troops arriving on the Strip's borders in advance (AFP/ File).
07:30 GMT
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has telephoned Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to support a ceasefire to halt Israeli military escalations in the Gaza Strip.

July 8, 2014

A 14-year-old boy was killed from one of the Israeli airstrikes Tuesday (Mohammed Abed/AFP)
18:34 GMT
At least 15 people have died thus far Tuesday from Israeli airstrikes targeting the Gaza Strip in what Tel Aviv has called their "Operation Protective Edge."
At least 80 people were wounded from Israeli airstrikes in Gaza Tuesday alone (Jack Guez/AFP)
16:23 GMT
The Arab League's top leadership urged the UN Security Council Tuesday to hold an urgent meeting on the recent round of Israeli airstrikes on Gaza that have left dozens wounded.
A Palestinian man examines damage to his car in an Israeli "price tag" attack (File/AFP)
12:24 GMT
Two Palestinian men were killed after an Israeli settler ran them over in what is believed to be another revenge attack.
Muhammed Abu Khdeir's body was found badly burned in the outskirts of Jerusalem (File/AFP)
08:38 GMT
The family murdered Palestinian teen, Muhammed Abu Khdeir, said on Monday they "refused to welcome" condolences from the former Israeli president, Shimon Peres, for their son.
Tensions between Israelis and Palestinians have risen over the killing of three Jewish teens and one Palestinian teen. (AFP/File)
07:31 GMT
Israel is calling up its reservist forces as tensions with Palestinians increase.
Sources say the Gaza International Airport was heavily bombed. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Israeli fighter jets are launching a series of new airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.

July 7, 2014

A 16-year-old Palestinian was burned alive by Israeli settlers last week. (AFP/File)
12:55 GMT
Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated in the Gaza Strip to voice their anger over the recent killing of a Palestinian teenager who was burned alive by Israeli settlers.
A Palestinian woman Hamas supporter hold up a rifle during a protest against the kidnapping and killing a Palestinian teenager by Israeli settlers in Jerusalem earlier in the week, and against any Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip in the Jabalya refugee camp, in northern Gaza, on July 4, 2014. [AFP]
10:14 GMT
IAF strikes in Gaza following 25 rockets throughout day; Hamas says Israel "will pay" for escalation; mortar shell lands in Golan Heights from Syria, IDF retaliates with gunfire.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he chairs the weekly cabinet meeting on July 6, 2014 at his Jerusalem office.
09:37 GMT
"We worked immediately to find the perpetrators, they will be tried and brought to justice," says Netanyahu.
Six Palestinian fighters were buried under debris after an air strike, a Hamas spokesman said (File/AFP)
08:09 GMT
Israeli air raids killed nine Palestinian fighters and injured at least five civilians across the besieged Gaza Strip overnight.
Abbas reminded the public that 16 children and women were killed within the past two weeks at the hands of Israeli forces in his commentary Sunday (File Archive/AFP)
05:00 GMT
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas called on the UN Sunday to form an international committee to investigate Israeli crimes committed against Palestinians.

July 6, 2014

Tarek Abu Khdeir was filmed being beaten by Israeli police in Jerusalem this week (Courtesy of Ma'an News Agency)
18:42 GMT
The Palestinian-American teenager who was brutally beaten by Israeli police and arrested without charges in Jerusalem was sentenced to house arrest for nine days ahead of his trial.
Before and after images of the 15-year-old teen show the brutality of the Israeli police officers, who were filmed beating the teen (Image: Twitter)
13:48 GMT
The U.S. has voiced concern after a 15-year-old American-Palestinian was filmed being severely beaten by Israeli police in Jerusalem. The teen has now been released from Israeli custody and is under house arrest.
Israeli soldiers arrest a Palestinian young man during clashes with Palestinians protesting against the murder of a Palestinian teenager on July 6, 2014 in the West Bank village of Al-Ram, adjacent to Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem.[AFP]
12:01 GMT
Suspicions mounting that crime was carried out for nationalistic reasons, according to Israeli media reports; a gag order remains in place on the details of the investigation.
Tariq Abu Khdeir's family said he has been denied medical treatment while in Israeli custody (Image: Twitter)
10:29 GMT
Graphic video footage of masked Israeli forces beating a Palestinian-American teenager, then detaining him in Jerusalem has emerged, causing widespread condemnation.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks as he chairs the weekly cabinet meeting on July 6, 2014 at his Jerusalem office. [AFP]
10:08 GMT
Premier held urgent security consultations Saturday that ended with only an anemic statement to the press.
Israeli settlers have increased "revenge attacks" against Palestinians after three Jewish teens were killed in the West Bank (File/AFP)
08:24 GMT
Hardline Jewish settlers attacked a Christian cleric while he was traveling from Bethlehem to his church in the village of Aboud.
Collective punishment: Human rights groups have criticized Israel's use of force against Palestinians in the West Bank, since the teens went missing (File/AFP)
08:10 GMT
Israeli forces arrested a Palestinian man from Hebron in connection with the killing of three settlers - a charge his family denies.

July 5, 2014

16-year-old Muhammed Abu Khdeir was killed in his neighborhood in Arab east Jerusalem this week, heightening already critical tensions between Israelis and Palestinians following the discovery of the missing Israeli teens' bodies in Hebron last week (AFP)
14:37 GMT
Tel Aviv doctors who conducted the autopsy of Palestinian teen Muhammad Abu Khdeir found Saturday that his cause of death was from burns. The teen's death has sparked a renewed and heightened round of tension between Israelis and Palestinians, particularly in Jerusalem where the teen was killed earlier this week.
Masked Palestinian protesters throw stones towards Israeli police during clashes in the Shuafat neighborhood in Israeli-annexed Arab East Jerusalem. (AFP/THOMAS COEX)
07:34 GMT
At least 20 Palestinians were reported injured on Friday in clashes following the funeral of Palestinian teenager Muhammad Abu Khdeir, medics said.

July 4, 2014

Israeli police told reporters that "thousands" of officers were deployed to East Jerusalem ahead of the teen's funeral in Shufat Friday (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)
17:00 GMT
At least 20 people were reportedly injured in clashes in Jerusalem after Palestinian teenager Muhammed Abu Khdeir's funeral was held Friday.
Mohammed Abu Khudair (Facebook)
11:29 GMT
Mohammed Abu Khudair, 17-year-old Palestinian from Shuafat, was killed this morning after being kidnapped in Beit Hanina, East Jerusalem.
An Israeli soldier stands guard at the Qalandia checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank, to reach the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City for traditional Friday prayers, the first of Islam's holy month of Ramadan on July 4, 2014. [AFP]
11:21 GMT
Extra officers have been placed at potential flashpoints, such as on roadways and at hitchhiking spots.
Abu Obeida, the official spokesperson of the Palestinian militant group Ezzedine al-Qassam brigade, the armed wing of Hamas, give a press conference on July 3, 2014 in Gaza City. [AFP]
08:19 GMT
Hamas called Thursday upon all Palestinians to engage in “the revolution of Shufat” with every possible tool in their power to aid the resistance.
A picture taken on July 3, 2014 in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod shows an "Iron Dome" battery, a short-range missile defence system designed to intercept and destroy incoming short-range rockets and artillery shells. [AFP]
07:52 GMT
Iron dome intercepts one rocket while two fall in open fields near Sderot following barrage of rocket-fire the day before; PM, security forces warn of impending IDF action if rockets do not stop.

July 3, 2014

Two journalists were among the injured in the Shuafat neighborhood of East Jerusalem (File/AFP)
07:50 GMT
At least 170 Palestinians were injured in clashes with the Israeli army following the abduction and killing of a 16-year-old boy in East Jerusalem, Wednesday.
Airstrikes between Gaza and southern Israel are quite frequent, but the latest round comes in part as a response to Netanyahu's plan to target Hamas in Gaza (File Archive)
05:00 GMT
Israeli warplanes launched airstrikes on the Gaza Strip Wednesday evening.

July 2, 2014

Israeli forces have continued to crack down on Palestinians after the missing teens' bodies were found earlier this week (Jafaar Ashtiyeh/AFP)
16:00 GMT
Israeli forces demolished the home of a Palestinian accused of killing an Israeli police officer in April. Several were injured in clashes that erupted in response to the demolition.
Friends and relatives gather around graves of the three Israeli teens in the Israeli town of Modiin (File/AFP)
12:22 GMT
It's unforgivable what happened to the three Israeli teenagers killed by Palestinians. But acting in the name of revenge to a Palestinian teenager this morning is equally deplorable.
Three journalists were also injured by Israeli forces in the Shufat neighborhood of East Jerusalem (File/AFP)
11:26 GMT
Dozens of Palestinians were injured during clashes with Israeli forces in East Jerusalem following the kidnap and killing of a 16-year-old boy.
Israeli policemen search the area after a body of a Palestinian youth was found in Jerusalem's forest area on July 2, 2014. [AFP]
11:25 GMT
In the public statement the Prime Minister called on all sides not to take the law into their own hands and noted that Israel is a nation of laws and everyone must act according to the law.
Israeli soldiers arrest Palestinians in the Israeli occupied West Bank city of Hebron on July 2, 2014. Israel is weighing how it will strike back at Hamas militants it holds responsible for the kidnap and murder of three Israeli teenagers who were laid to rest in an emotional farewell. [AFP]
10:01 GMT
Military spokesman says demolition of West Bank house belonging to Ziad Awad, who was released in Schalit deal, was intended to serve as deterrent to terrorists.
Children stand in Rashidiyeh Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon (File/AFP)
08:38 GMT
Amnesty International slammed Lebanon after a leaked document instructed airlines no to bring Palestinian refugees from Syria to Lebanon.
Palestinian women mourn as they watch the funeral procession of Yusuf Abu Zagher, 18, during his funeral in the Jenin refugee camp, in the northern Israeli occupied West Bank on July 1, 2014. [AFP]
08:24 GMT
Israeli police found the body of a teenager in the Jerusalem area on Wednesday after it was reported that a Palestinian youth had been kidnapped in the city’s east, sparking speculation of a revenge attack for the murder of three Israeli teens
Assaf said that he needs treatment for the health issue he's facing. (Image: Facebook)
08:22 GMT
Yikes! Mohammad Assaf can't get out of bed thanks to a health glitch!
Israeli forces launched a wide scale operation across Gaza and the West Bank after the bodies of three missing settlers were found (File/AFP)
07:34 GMT
Palestinians held the funeral of a 20-year-old man who was shot dead during a raid in the Jenin refugee camp Tuesday.

July 1, 2014

The 18-year-old Palestinian was shot dead only hours after the bodies of three missing Israeli teens were found near Hebron (File/AFP)
08:23 GMT
Israeli soldiers shot dead an 18-year-old Palestinian during a raid in Jenin, early Tuesday. The raid came hours after the bodies of three Israeli teens were found near Hebron.
Lebanese officials said the clashes were related to drug trafficking. (AFP/File)
08:17 GMT
Three men were killed and seven people injured during clashes at Shatila refugee camp on the outskirts of Beirut.
The bodies of the three missing teens were found late on Monday near Hebron (File/AFP)
07:51 GMT
Human rights group B'Tselem Monday called on the Israeli government to refrain from acts of vengeance after three bodies of missing Israeli teens were found in the West Bank.
The bodies of the three missing Israeli teens were found Monday. (AFP/File)
07:04 GMT
Hamas has warned against any Israeli attack on Palestinians in retaliation for the recent deaths of three Israeli teens.

June 30, 2014

Israeli security forces had been searching for the teens for weeks. (AFP/File)
18:58 GMT
Israeli security forces found the bodies of three missing Israeli teenagers who went missing earlier this month.
Around 5,700 Palestinians are currently in Israeli prisons, with 300 in administrative detention (File/AFP)
13:23 GMT
Palestinian detainee, Ayman Tbeish, ended his 122-day hunger strike in negotiations with the Israeli Prison Service, a lawyer said Monday.
Palestinian children examine the aftermath of an Israeli air strike in the Gaza Strip (File/AFP)
08:16 GMT
One Palestinian was killed and three others injured in overnight air raids by Israeli forces across the southern Gaza Strip.

June 29, 2014

A Palestinian man inspects what police said was a chicken coop damaged in a nearby Israeli air strike in the central Gaza Strip (AFP)
20:02 GMT
The strikes late on Saturday and early on Sunday targeted sites across the coastal enclave, slightly wounding two people and damaging property in Gaza City, an interior ministry spokesman in Gaza said.
A rocket fired from Gaza directly hit a factory in the industrial zone of the southern Israeli city of Sderot, causing it to catch on fire, Saturday evening, June 28, 2014. [Ma'an]
07:08 GMT
Four rockets fired from Gaza landed in southern Israel Saturday evening, one of them hitting a factory and causing a fire, Israeli media and the Israeli army said.