Conflict With Israel

July 21, 2014

Riot police kept protestors from approaching the Israeli embassy (AFP/File)
07:49 GMT

Hundreds of people gathered near the Israeli embassy in Amman to voice their support for Palestinians in Gaza.

An injured Israeli soldier is evacuated from near the Israeli border with Gaza Strip on July 21, 2014, following heavy fights between Israeli soldiers to Palestinian militants. [AFP]
07:48 GMT

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.

Fighters from the ruling Hamas movment run as smoke rises during an ongoing Israeli military offensive on the Shejaiya neighborhood between Gaza City and the Israeli border, which has left more than 50 people dead in a blistering bombardment which began overnight, medics said on July 20, 2014. [AFP]
07:33 GMT

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.

Nasrallah promised his support to the resistance in Gaza during a late-night phone call with Khaled Mashaal. (AFP/File)
06:47 GMT

Hezbollah chief Hasan Nasrallah has vowed to support the resistance in Gaza.

More than 100 Palestinians and 18 Israelis were killed from fighting in Gaza on Sunday alone (Jack Guez/AFP)
05:00 GMT

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

The offensive has displaced more than 135,000 Palestinians in less than two weeks (AFP)
20:47 GMT

More than 100 Palestinians were killed on Sunday alone as Israel's Operation Protective Edge continues.

Gazans flee their destroyed neighborhood Sunday (AFP)
19:00 GMT

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.

Civilians flee the fighting between Hamas and Israeli fighters in Gaza City (Mahmud Hams/AFP)
15:28 GMT

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.

More than 400 Palestinians have been killed from Israeli airstrikes and fighting in the Gaza Strip in the past two weeks (Mohammed Abed/AFP)
14:07 GMT

A short-lived "humanitarian truce" between Tel Aviv and Hamas was broken Sunday afternoon with the resumption of fighting in the neighborhood of Shejaya.

The protesters, led by Lebanese and Palestinian party officials, raised banners denouncing Israel’s "brutal aggression" (AFP/File)
14:05 GMT

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.

Emergency services have been unable to access many neighborhoods because of heavy bombing. (AFP/File)
11:33 GMT

Hamas accepted a proposal by the International Committee of the Red Cross for a three-hour humanitarian ceasefire.

Israeli Arabs and Israeli left wing activists protest against the Israeli attack on Gaza in the northern Israeli city of Haifa on July 19, 2014. [AFP]
07:52 GMT

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.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will meet with Hamas political leader Khaled Meshaal in Doha on Sunday to discuss a truce in Gaza.
07:29 GMT

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.

Israeli soldiers from thr Golani Infantry Brigade prepare their equipment and weapons near their Armoured Personnel Carrier or APC at an army deployment near the Israeli-Gaza border,on July 19, 2014. [AFP]
07:18 GMT

Staff Sergenat Bania Roval, 20, from the Paratroopers 101st Battalion, was shot dead by a terrorist in a tunnel; 2nd-Lt. Bar Rahav, 21, was killed by a missile defense system's activation in a nearby tank.

The United Nations Children’s Fund has expressed deep concern over Gaza´s death toll, stating that children make up one-third of the civilian casualties (AFP/ File).
07:02 GMT

Palestinian medics say new Israeli bombardments on the besieged population in the Gaza Strip in the early hours of Sunday morning have left a dozen people, including two children, dead.