Conflict With Israel
July 22, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amid rising death toll on both sides, US president says efforts must be made to end fighting, "stop the deaths of innocent civilians."
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 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
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.
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".
Candid remarks about Israel by Secretary of State John Kerry were caught on an open microphone before a television interview Sunday.
Concern is mounting in France after pro-Gaza demonstrations turned violent and Jewish owned businesses were burned and looted overnight.
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.
Hamas' military wing said Monday that a group of its' fighters infiltrated southern Israel from a tunnel in the northern Gaza Strip.
Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro called Israeli operations in the Gaza Strip an "extermination" and urged the UN to take action against the Jewish state.