Conflict With Israel

August 2, 2014

An Israeli artillery fires a 155mm shell towards targets in the Gaza Strip from their position near Israel's border with the Palestinian enclave on August 2, 2014. [AFP]
18:29 GMT

Israeli media said on Saturday that the Israeli military was unilaterally withdrawing from Gazan urban centers and re-deploying near the border in a move that suggested a limited ground re-occupation of the Gaza Strip for the foreseeable future.

A medic stands among bodies which have been placed hastily in a walk-in vegetable fridge in Rafah, Gaza. Other images are too graphic to publish in full. Hamas admitted today it may have seized - but did not kill - the Israeli soldier whose alleged kidnapping yesterday morning left a 72-hour truce in tatters. [AFP]
18:08 GMT

New photos from Gaza show bloodied bodies piled high in a walk-in vegetable fridge as a fresh wave of violence engulfs the region, where Israel and Hamas have traded furious accusations over who is to blame.

Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi looks on as he delivers a speech in Cairo.
13:47 GMT

"Hamas is not interested in an accommodation," official says on condition of anonymity; Fatah delegation set to fly to Cairo for talks; following breakdown of Friday truce, Hamas officials from Gaza will not attend.

Palestinian relatives carry the body of two month old Noor al-Saidy, killed during attacks on the Gaza Strip, during her funeral in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip on August 2, 2014. [AFP]
13:39 GMT

Israel has killed more than 150 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip during the past 24 hours after Tel Aviv falsely claimed that the Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, had captured one Israeli soldier.

An Israeli soldier keeps watch next to the security fence standing on the Gaza border with Israel, east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip. (AFP/Said Khatib)
07:15 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday called for the release of a soldier Israel Defense Forces said was kidnapped by Hamas after a 72-hour cease-fire was broken.

August 1, 2014

Only hours after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry helped broker a 72-hour ceasefire, both Hamas and Israel resumed fighting.
18:01 GMT

International tensions rise as Israel blames Hamas for breach, continues shelling in southern Gaza, and searches for missing soldier.

Hours after it began, a 72-hour ceasefire falls apart in Gaza. (AFP/Mohammad Abed)
16:04 GMT

After a 72-hour ceasefire disintegrates hours after starting, Hamas and Israel disagree on which side breached first. While Israel says Hamas killed two soldiers and abducted another after the ceasefire began, Hamas claims both incidents occurred while sides were still fighting.

The IDF says destroying the series of tunnels from Gaza into Israel is a priority regardless of the stance of a ceasefire, the missing soldier is believed to have been taken during one such tunnel mission. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
13:39 GMT

Amid a crumbling ceasefire, Israeli soldier goes missing during an IDF mission to destroy tunnel pathways from Gaza to Israel.

A 72-hour ceasefire was recently brokered but reportedly broken by Israel after a few hours. (AFP/File)
10:48 GMT

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has invited Palestinian authorities and Israeli authorities to Cairo for truce talks.

The truce began at 8 a.m. Friday. (AFP/File)
09:24 GMT

Israeli tanks opened fire in Gaza after a 72-hour truce began early Friday.

U.S. Secretary of State contributed to brokering the ceasefire. (AFP/File)
07:04 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon issued a joint statement late Thursday announcing the three-day ceasefire.

Roughly 24% of Gaza's population has been displaced due to the violence. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Senior UN officials have told the Security Council that the situation in Gaza is extreme and immediate action must be taken to put an end to the humanitarian catastrophe.

July 31, 2014

Over 1,000 Palestinians have died in the current Gaza offensive. (AFP/File)
20:20 GMT

The Palestinian Embassy in Beirut has asked Lebanese citizens to raise the Palestinian flag in a sign of solidarity with Gaza.

Over 1,000 Palestinians have been killed in the current Gaza offensive. (AFP/File)
18:13 GMT

The United States confirmed it has restocked Israel's supplies of ammunition.

Hamas has called for "angry protests" against Israel. (AFP/File)
15:20 GMT

Hamas has called for a "Day of Rage" to take place Friday in the West Bank.