Conflict With Israel

August 12, 2014

Representatives of the League of Arab states take part in an emergency meeting at the Arab League headquarters in the Egyptian capital Cairo on August 11, 2014. [AFP]
10:42 GMT

A nine-hour session of indirect negotiations between the Palestinian and Israeli delegations in Cairo on Monday ended with a partial draft agreement on easing the blockade on Gaza, sources close to the talks told Ma'an.

August 11, 2014

The mother and the sisters of Mohammed Khalil al-Anati, a 11-year-old Palestinian who was reportedly shot dead by Israeli soldiers, mourn during his funeral on August 10, 2014. [AFP]
06:22 GMT

A 72-hour ceasefire brokered by Egypt went into effect at midnight Monday, hours after Israeli bombings killed four Palestinians and armed groups fired rockets toward Israel.

August 10, 2014

A Palestinian man mourns over the body of a 17-year-old boy who was killed by an Israeli military strike during his burial ceremony at a mosque in the town of Deir al-Balah in the Central Gaza Strip early on August 10, 2014. [AFP]
17:15 GMT

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour cease-fire on Sunday, according to AFP.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) attends a cabinet meeting in Tel Aviv on August 10, 2014. Israel will not return to talks to end the conflict in Gaza while Palestinian militants continue cross-border rocket attacks, Netanyahu said. [AFP]
13:00 GMT

Operation Protective Edge will continue until quiet is returned, and Israel will not negotiate under fire, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said at the opening of the weekly cabinet meeting Sunday in Tel Aviv.

A woman with a Palestinian flag covering her head lays on the ground along with other protesters during a demonstration against Israel's military operations in Gaza and in support of the Palestinian people, on August 9, 2014. [AFP]
08:24 GMT

Palestinian negotiators will leave Cairo on Sunday unless Israel agrees to return to Egyptian-mediated negotiations.

After new Israeli strikes Saturday, medics find the body of a Palestinian child. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
06:59 GMT

Amid new Israeli airstrikes and another crumbled peace deal, medics find the body of child in Gaza neighborhood of Shujaiyya.

August 9, 2014

One day after negotiations in Egypt fell through, Hamas rockets and Israeli air strikes began again. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
11:38 GMT

Five Palestinians, including senior Hamas official Moaaz Zaid, have been killed in Israeli air strikes into Gaza Saturday.

Israeli forces used a combination of live fire and rubber-coated steel bullets to break up a riot crowd of around 300 Palestinians in Hebron. (AFP/File)
07:38 GMT

After another ceasefire attempt crumbles, new rallies commence in Hebron and hundreds clash with Israeli forces trying to disperse the crowds. At least 40 Palestinians have been injured.

August 8, 2014

Egyptian FM Sameh Shoukri and Palestinian delegation discussing ceasefire on 3 August in Cairo. (AFP)
08:33 GMT

A three-day truce between Israel and the Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas expired as indirect talks in Cairo on new border arrangements for the blockaded Gaza Strip hit a deadlock.

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.