Conflict With Israel

July 20, 2014

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.

July 19, 2014

A Palestinian looks at the body of a boy killed in an Israeli air strike at a morgue in the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, on July 9, 2014. (MAHMUD HAMS/AFP)
14:57 GMT

Israeli air strikes and shelling killed more than 25 people across Gaza on Saturday, among them children, raising the toll in 12 days of violence to 333, medics said.

Israeli soldiers Photo: Israeli soldiers in an armoured personnel carrier (APC) at an army deployment area near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip. (AFP)
14:42 GMT

Over 100 British teens have been signed up to fight “shoulder to shoulder” with Israeli forces in brutal attacks on the Gaza Strip, a human rights group warns.

Palestinian men inspect the site of an Israeli military strike in Gaza City on July 8, 2014 (Mahmud Hams/AFP)
14:30 GMT

Fighters affiliated with Hamas' military wing on Saturday infiltrated the southern Israeli region of Eshkol near Ein HaShlosha through a tunnel and attacked an Israeli army patrol, injuring at least two soldiers in the ensuing firefight.

(AFP)
09:04 GMT

The Palestinian Health Ministry says more than 70 of the victims have been children.

Ban Ki Moon's visit to the region was announced Friday during an emergency meeting of the Security Council over the ongoing violence in Gaza (File Archive)
05:00 GMT

The UN's top chief will arrive is set to arrive in the Middle East today in the latest effort to end the ongoing violence in the Gaza Strip.

July 18, 2014

Palestinians flee their home to move to a more safer location Friday (Mohammed Abed/AFP)
20:00 GMT

The number of displaced Palestinians from Gaza has almost doubled within the past 24 hours after Israel launched its ground offensive Thursday evening.

More than 260 Palestinians have been killed since Israel launched Operation Protective Edge (File Archive/AFP)
16:22 GMT

The UN Security Council will meet today to discuss the ongoing crisis in Gaza, and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has also called for Hamas to immediately accept a second version of the Egyptian ceasefire deal during his meeting with Turkey's leadership in Ankara Friday.

Pope Francis visited the Baptismal site earlier this year during his Middle East tour where he invited Abbas and Peres to attend a joint prayer for peace (File Archive/AFP)
15:41 GMT

The Vatican called on Palestinian and Israeli leadership to implement an immediate ceasefire Friday to end the Gaza conflict.