Conflict With Israel
July 30, 2014
The Egyptian government refuses to cooperate for the dispatch of medical and humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip, a senior Iranian lawmaker says.
Despite a four-hour humanitarian ceasefire that began at 3:00 p.m., Israeli forces on Wednesday afternoon shelled a number of homes across the Gaza Strip, killing five.
Peres: Israel has exhausted military option, Abbas's rule in Gaza must be restored
At least 67 Palestinians have been killed and 110 injured in Israeli attacks since midnight Wednesday on the 23rd day of the Gaza offensive, according to the Ministry of Health.
The Israeli army announced Wednesday that it will observe a four-hour hiatus in bombardment of the Gaza Strip.
An unconfirmed video appears to show several fighters from Hamas´ military wing emerging from a tunnel and killing an Israeli soldier in an Israeli military base.
Israel has shelled another UN-run school north of Gaza.
Israeli support for Operation Protective Edge remains high according to an Israel Democracy Institute poll, despite it´s death toll of 53 being one of the state´s highest, matching or quintupling deaths from previous Gaza wars.
Hamas has reversed its former position that Hezbollah help was not needed and is now urging Hezbollah to join Hamas in fighting Israel´s offensive in Gaza.
July 29, 2014
More than 100 Palestinians were killed in Israeli airstrikes on Tuesday alone.
A main power plant in Gaza was struck on Tuesday sending dark clouds of smoke into the air, following a night of heavy attacks from Israel.
The Israel Defence Forces struck over 70 targets in Gaza overnight, including the home and offices of Ismail Heniyeh, head of Hamas's political wing and the al-Aqsa television and radio stations.
On the start of day 22 of Israel´s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, the day before saw 26 Palestinians killed by Israeli night strikes and nine Israeli soldiers killed in mortar and tunnel attacks.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of a prolonged offensive in Gaza on Monday, following the deaths of at least five Israeli soldiers the same day.
Hamas spokesperson Mushir al-Masri stated that Israel has destroyed "only a fraction" of the organization´s tunnels.