Conflict With Israel
August 21, 2014
Egypt's foreign ministry expresses 'deep regret' over resumption of fighting in the Gaza Strip and calls on both sides to build on past truce efforts
The British government will continue to provide Israel with arms despite earlier signs that it would halt weapons sales licenses amid the high Gaza death toll.
The United Nations Security Council has called on Israelis and Palestinians to resume negotiations to reach a deal on a long-term truce.
August 20, 2014
At least 20 Palestinians have died in Israeli air strikes since the collapse of the ceasefire.
The Israeli army has resumed air strikes in Gaza as attempts to create a permanent truce failed.
August 19, 2014
Israel has launched air strikes against Gaza and recalled its negotiators from Cairo after three Palestinian rockets hit southern Israel.
Ceasefire talks are at risk of collapse given Israel's refusal to make concessions, members of the Palestinian delegation to Cairo said late Monday.
A senior UN official says the Gaza Strip has suffered an “unprecedented amount of destruction” as a result of Israel’s offensive against the coastal enclave, calling for an end to the Israeli siege of Gaza.
Palestinians and Israelis have agreed to extend a five-day ceasefire for one more day and continue their talks for a lasting truce.
Poor access to food and water and various diseases are making Unite Nation shelters in Gaza no longer habitable.
August 18, 2014
"Block the Boat" activists claim to have prevented a Zim cargo ship from unloading Israeli goods on North America's West Coast.
Israel has positioned troops along the Gaza border as a five-day ceasefire brokered by Egypt is due to end late Monday.
Early on Monday morning the IDF destroyed the Hebron area West Bank homes of the suspected murderers of the three Jewish teens who were abducted and killed in June.
Qatar announced on Saturday that it has decided to donate $1,000 to each Palestinian family whose house was destroyed during Operation Protective Edge.
A Hamas spokesman on Sunday accused Israel of "stalling" in ongoing negotiations in Cairo to achieve a long-term truce in Gaza, stressing that "the ball is in the Israeli occupation's court."