Conflict With Israel

August 7, 2014

The Gaza offensive left over 1,800 Palestinians dead. (AFP/File)
15:09 GMT

Thousands of Palestinians staged a demonstration in Gaza in support of Hamas.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu appealed to American legislators to help Israel stave off what is likely to be a concerted global push to haul the country’s military and political leaders to international courts for  war crimes committed in Gaza.
12:35 GMT

Netanyahu urged visiting Congressmen to summon their powers in assisting Israeli officials who wish to avoid trial by the International Criminal Court in The Hague, according to The New York Post.

The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa cancelled his trip to Israel, scheduled for later this year, in the aftermath of Israel's 28 day offensive in the Gaza Strip. [AFP]
10:59 GMT

Foreign minister announces plans to open embassy for delegation now in Ramallah, 5 South American countries recall ambassadors to Israel.

Israel is demanding that the Gaza Strip be demilitarized as uncertainty remains over whether a 72-hour truce will be extended. [AFP]
09:44 GMT

Officials close to ceasefire talks in Egypt said Thursday that Israel is demanding that the Gaza Strip be demilitarized as uncertainty remains over whether a 72-hour truce will be extended.

Palestinian electricity company workers inspect power lines destroyed following an earlier Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on August 6, 2014. [AFP]
08:42 GMT

Israeli official says Israel will extend truce under current terms; Hamas says group will not extend cease-fire unless significant progress is made in negotiations.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a press conference at his Jerusalem offices, on August 6, 2014. [AFP]
07:00 GMT

Netanyahu says deaths in Gaza ‘justified’ as he offers to extend truce with Hamas militants.

August 6, 2014

The UN has determined that 72 percent of the deaths in Gaza were civilians. (AFP/File)
19:07 GMT

Palestinians, the United Nations, and Israelis are producing different numbers for the deaths of Palestinian civilians, making it difficult to keep track.

 The ceasefire, which came into effect on August 5, has brought relief to both sides after one month of fighting killed 1,875 Palestinians and 67 people on the Israeli side. [AFP]
13:07 GMT

A ceasefire in the besieged Gaza Strip has entered its second day while Israeli and Palestinian delegations in the Egyptian capital of Cairo prepare for talks in a bid to extend the 72-hour truce.

David Cameron was accused by rival leader, Ed Miliband, of not being vocal about Israeli aggression in Gaza (File/AFP)
10:47 GMT

Britain's prime minister, David Cameron, came under mounting pressure over his failure to act against Israeli actions in Gaza.

Jordanian protesters set a makeshift Israeli flag on fire during a demonstration calling for an end to the Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip, in Amman, on August 05, 2014. [AFP]
10:08 GMT

Jordan has submitted a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) calling for a permanent cessation of Israel’s atrocities in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Former US President Jimmy Carter stated that "Hamas cannot be wished away, nor will it cooperate in its own demise. Only by recognizing its legitimacy as a political actor. [AFP]
09:20 GMT

Former US president calls for international investigation into human rights violations by Israel cites uneven civilian casualties on both sides.

A phone call between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was mysteriously disconnected on Sunday. [Flash09]
08:30 GMT

A phone call between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was mysteriously disconnected on Sunday.

Palestinians salvage their belongings from their destroyed home in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on August 5, 2014, after a 72-hour truce. [AFP]
07:26 GMT

Israel is willing to agree to the rebuilding of the Gaza Strip in exchange for the disarmament of militant groups there, an official said Tuesday.

August 5, 2014

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki said, "There is no difficulty for us to show or build the case." (AFP)
16:08 GMT

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki is pushing for a war crimes case at the International Criminal Court (ICC) against Israel over the recent offensive in Gaza.

Smoke over Gaza after an Israeli air strike on 8 July 2014. (AFP)
15:40 GMT

Hamas said Tuesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has failed to achieve his objectives from a deadly military onslaught on the Gaza Strip.