Conflict With Israel

July 22, 2014

"There is no real option for a cease-fire now. This operation is unavoidable," the left-wing minister told Army Radio. [AFP]
12:08 GMT

Left-wing justice minister says IDF operation in Gaza is "unavoidable"; Kerry meets Egyptian leaders in Cairo in attempt to forge resolution to conflict between Israel, Hamas.

Israeli infantry soldiers patrol near the border with the Gaza Strip on July 22, 2014. [AFP]
11:14 GMT

An Israeli soldier is missing in the Gaza Strip and presumed dead, local media quoted the Israeli regime as saying on Tuesday, two days after the Islamist Hamas group announced they had captured a soldier during clashes.

A Palestinian man looks at copies of the Koran as he inspects the rubble of a destroyed mosque following an overnight Israeli military strike, on July 22, 2014 in Gaza City. [AFP]
08:24 GMT

Over a dozen Palestinians were killed overnight and early Tuesday as Israeli warplanes and artillery targeted Palestinian homes in Gaza, as the major offensive continued for a 15th day.

Israeli soldiers of the 155mm artillery cannons unit fire towards the Gaza Strip from their position near Israel's border with the coastal Palestinian enclave, on July 21, 2014. [AFP]
07:07 GMT

Two IDF soldiers were killed on Monday in clashes with Hamas fighters in the Gaza Strip, the IDF announced on Tuesday morning. The number of Israeli military fatalities since the start of the ground operation stands at 27.

A Palestinian man carrying UN-supplied aid. Up to 100,000 Palestinians have been displaced since the start of Israel's offensive in Gaza (Mohammed Abed/AFP)
06:57 GMT

The United Nations sent 115 metric tonnes of aid comprising mattresses, blankets and hygiene kits from Dubai to Amman on Monday for onward distribution to families in Gaza displaced by Israel's military offensive.

 US president says efforts must be made to end fighting, "stop the deaths of innocent civilians." [AFP]
06:49 GMT

Amid rising death toll on both sides, US president says efforts must be made to end fighting, "stop the deaths of innocent civilians."

Palestinian medics from Gaza City's al-Shifa hospital react while body bags with the remain of ten children arrive on July 21, 2014 after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City killed 11 people, including five children. [AFP]
06:31 GMT

Israeli artillery shelling and airstrikes across the Gaza Strip killed 23 Palestinians over only two hours late Monday, bringing the day's death toll to over 100.

The UAE wants Al Jazeera to apologize for allegedly publishing fabricated news that the UAE´s foreign minister offered to pay for Israel´s offensive in Gaza (Shutterstock).
05:00 GMT

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr. Anwar Gargash has demanded that news network Al Jazeera apologize for publishing fabricated news that the UAE offered to pay for Israel´s offensive in Gaza.

July 21, 2014

An employee inspects the damage to the al-Aqsa hospital, shelled on July 21 (Mohammed Abed/ AFP).
18:30 GMT

The al-Aqsa hospital in Deir al-Balah was shelled killing 4 people, wounding 60 people, half of whom were medical staff, and damaging the intensive care unit.

Palestinians celebrate in Ramallah on July 21 after Hamas announced it had kidnapped an Israeli soldier (Abbas Momani/ AFP).
15:00 GMT

Hamas announced today that it had kidnapped an Israeli soldier. Israel's ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosser denies this while the Israel Defense Forces says the kidnapping "still cannot be ruled out".

Kerry made the comments before appearing on Fox News Sunday. (AFP/File)
14:13 GMT

Candid remarks about Israel by Secretary of State John Kerry were caught on an open microphone before a television interview Sunday.

France's government banned pro-Palestine protests earlier in the week, sparking outrage across the country (File/AFP)
11:41 GMT

Concern is mounting in France after pro-Gaza demonstrations turned violent and Jewish owned businesses were burned and looted overnight.

A missile is launched by an "Iron Dome" battery, a missile defence system designed to intercept and destroy incoming short-range rockets and artillery shells, in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod on July 18, 2014. [AFP]
10:45 GMT

A heavy barrage of rocket fire from the Gaza Strip set off sirens throughout Israel on Monday morning, including in the Tel Aviv and Jerusalem areas.

Israeli soldiers hold positions at an army deployment near the Israeli-Gaza border on July 21, 2014, after militants from Gaza infiltrated southern Israel through two tunnels. [AFP]
09:02 GMT

Hamas' military wing said Monday that a group of its' fighters infiltrated southern Israel from a tunnel in the northern Gaza Strip.

Nicolas Maduro called Israel's operation in Gaza "a massacred Palestine" (File/AFP)
08:59 GMT

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro called Israeli operations in the Gaza Strip an "extermination" and urged the UN to take action against the Jewish state.