On Monday the Israel Defense Force declared an "unlimited truce" in Gaza, but reserved the right to attack if fired upon.
The start of Eid al-Fitr has seen reduced fighting in the Gaza strip, following the United Nations Security Council´s call for an immediate ceasefire.
In weekly address, Pope Francis makes a desperate call to end Middle East fighting, especially in Gaza and Israel
U.S. President Barack Obama called for an "immediate, unconditional" ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
July 27, 2014
Israel rejected a proposed 24-hour humanitarian truce on Sunday, hours after Hamas said that all Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip had agreed to observe it.
Al-Qassam Brigades, which is the military wing of Hamas, says Palestinian resistance fighters have killed at least 90 Israeli soldiers over the past 20 days.
Egypt has demolished thirteen more tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip.
An uptick in regional sadness dampens celebrations for Eid-al-Fitr 2014
An official Lebanese delegation headed on Sunday to Paris en rout to Mali to follow up the probe into the Air Algerie plane that crashed three-days ago and to carry out the necessary procedures to identify the bodies of the Lebanese victims.
Hamas has agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce in its conflict with Israel.
Simon Cowell is under attack by pro-Palestine tweeps after news of his £90K donation to an Israeli charity went public.
UAE singer Hussain al Jasmi flew into Gaza this week to support its children of war with the Red Crescent.
Two young Palestinians have been hospitalized after being assaulted by a group of Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank.
IDF announces resumption of attacks on terror targets in Gaza from the sea, land and air, after rockets are fired from coastal enclave; rocket lands in open area of metropolitan Tel Aviv; Iron Dome intercepts several rockets.
The playbook is a professional, well-researched and confidential study on how to influence the media and public opinion in America and Europe. Written by the expert Republican pollster and political strategist Dr Frank Luntz, the study was commissioned five years ago by a group called The Israel Project, with offices in the US and Israel, for use by those "who are on the front lines of fighting the media war for Israel".
The Human Rights International Film Festival - Palestine 2014 seeks to introduce youth to the importance of cinema and 'spread the culture of non-violence, tolerance and reconciliation.'
Thousands of Israelis took to the streets of Tel Aviv to protest the Gaza offensive.
As the death toll mounts in Gaza, tweeters, journalists and celebrities have weighed into the Palestine-Israel conflict with a war of words. But, is there a price to pay if you condemn the IDF on a pro-Israel news organisation?
The Israeli security cabinet agreed to a United Nation's request to extend a humanitarian ceasefire by 24 hours until midnight Sunday, however Hamas rejected the proposal.
July 26, 2014
Latest figures show the death toll from the ongoing Israel’s war on the besieged Gaza Strip has exceeded 1,000 as more bodies are recovered from the rubble.
Zbigniew Brzezinski’ strong criticism of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza indicates a “fundamental change in policy” by the US government
As if struck by an earthquake, vast swathes of the eastern Gaza City neighborhood of Shujaiyya have been reduced to rubble, with unknown numbers of burnt and decaying bodies buried below.
A large number of Palestinian mourners have held a funeral ceremony for nine Palestinians killed by Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank.
After three weeks of Israel’s bloody war on Gaza mainly under the pretext of alleged abduction of three Israeli teenagers by Hamas, the Israeli police have acknowledged that the kidnappers were not acting under the orders of the resistance movement.
July 25, 2014
Hamas and Israel announced late Friday a 12-hour ceasefire to take place beginning Saturday morning, as the day's death toll in the Israeli assault on Gaza topped 65 amid an intense sunset barrage that killed at least 14.
Diplomatic-security cabinet "flatly rejects" American proposals for a week-long humanitarian halt to fighting, seeks changes to terms.
Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah Friday vowed "all means of support" to the Palestinian resistance in its battle with Israel, saying the latter had failed miserably in the 18-day conflict in Gaza.
The Hamas-affiliated al-Qassam Brigades claimed responsibility on Friday for killing "at least" 10 Israeli soldiers after targeting an Israeli infantry unit with explosives in eastern Beit Hanoun.
Five Palestinians were killed yesterday as clashes intensified in the West Bank in solidarity with Palestinians under Israeli bombardment in the Gaza Strip, while activists asserted that a new uprising against Israeli occupation is taking shape.
The Israeli army said on Friday that one of its soldiers had been killed in Gaza earlier in the day, bringing the total number of soldiers killed to 33.
Clashes broke out in East Jerusalem as Israeli police barred Palestinian men under 50 from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Friday, the last Friday of Ramadan, a day the holy site is typically packed with worshipers.
A Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli forces late Thursday as over 20,000 marched from a Ramallah-area refugee camp toward Jerusalem in protest against Israel's Gaza offensive, a Ma'an reporter at the scene said.
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Ankara would push for Israel to be tried at an international criminal court if it continues its deadly aggression against the Gaza Strip.
The death toll from more than two weeks of Israel’s relentless attacks on the Gaza Strip has reached 805.
July 24, 2014
Peres gives final speech as president before Rivilin's swearing in; mayors from South attend ceremony; customary cocktail party was canceled, out of sensitivity to the security situation.
The Hamas-affiliated al-Qassam Brigades said on Thursday that they had killed eight Israeli soldiers in northeastern Gaza City in what was potentially the deadliest attack on the military since the ground invasion began last week.
A spokesman for the UN's Palestine refugee agency UNRWA in Gaza Adnan Abu Hasana said on Thursday that they had received no warning before Israeli forces shelled a Beit Hanoun school that was serving as a shelter earlier in the afternoon.
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein supervised the dispatch of a humanitarian assistance convoy carrying food and medical supplies for Gaza on Wednesday.
Israeli forces fired tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets, and stun grenades at demonstrators protesting the Israeli offensive in Gaza.
The U.N. aid agency reported that three of its workers were killed by incoming fire in Gaza.
Israel slammed the UN's recent decision to investigate Israeli war crimes against Palestinians in Gaza.
Brazil has recalled its ambassador from Tel Aviv over Israel's Gaza offensive.
The Palestinian death toll in Gaza has climbed to over 700.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry left Israel with no ceasefire to end Israel's Gaza offensive.
Speaking in exile from Doha, Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal remained defiant that Hamas would not accept a truce unless it included terms to end the blockade on Gaza.
The U.S. State Department said Wednesday that Hamas possesses rockets than can reach Ben Gurion airport.
July 23, 2014
The UN human rights council will investigate Israel's actions in Gaza.
Thousands of Palestinians attended a mass funeral for a young protester killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank.
Fifty-six Palestinians died in Gaza on Wednesday alone.
Two more Israeli soldiers were killed in Gaza, raising the number of Israeli soldiers killed to 29.
Gaza Under Fire 2014
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?
An Israeli rabbi has issued a ruling that allows the killing of innocent civilians in the besieged Gaza Strip.
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.
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.
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.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed condolences to the Israeli regime for its losses.
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 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.
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.
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
Israeli airstrikes targeted a school run by the United Nations refugee agency that was providing shelter to displaced Palestinians in Gaza Tuesday.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amid rising death toll on both sides, US president says efforts must be made to end fighting, "stop the deaths of innocent civilians."
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 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
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.
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".
Candid remarks about Israel by Secretary of State John Kerry were caught on an open microphone before a television interview Sunday.
Two American-Israelis were killed during the Jewish state's ground offensive in Gaza, bringing the IDF death toll up to 18.
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.
Hamas' military wing said Monday that a group of its' fighters infiltrated southern Israel from a tunnel in the northern Gaza Strip.
Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro called Israeli operations in the Gaza Strip an "extermination" and urged the UN to take action against the Jewish state.
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.
Hundreds of people gathered near the Israeli embassy in Amman to voice their support for Palestinians in Gaza.
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.
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.
Hezbollah chief Hasan Nasrallah has vowed to support the resistance in Gaza.
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
More than 100 Palestinians were killed on Sunday alone as Israel's Operation Protective Edge continues.
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.
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.
A short-lived "humanitarian truce" between Tel Aviv and Hamas was broken Sunday afternoon with the resumption of fighting in the neighborhood of Shejaya.
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.
Hamas accepted a proposal by the International Committee of the Red Cross for a three-hour humanitarian ceasefire.
Tweet and delete: celebs (what do they know about politics!) react and retract on Gaza war
Israeli officials have prevented Palestinian artist and filmmaker Khaled Jarrar from leaving Palestine to attend the opening of his solo project in NYC.
US pop star Selena Gomez has been criticized by pro-Israelis for her pro-Gaza Instagram post!
Jewish US comedian Bill Maher has been fiercely attacked after likening Hamas to a 'crazy woman trying to kill you'!
At least 12 civilians have been killed in a "Gaza City massacre" by Israel's army with hundreds injured, according to medics.
Egyptian security forces on Saturday prevented a humanitarian aid convoy from entering Gaza after checkpoint officers said the participants´ safety could not be assured.
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.
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.