Conflict With Israel

August 6, 2014

The UN has determined that 72 percent of the deaths in Gaza were civilians. (AFP/File)
19:07 GMT

Palestinians, the United Nations, and Israelis are producing different numbers for the deaths of Palestinian civilians, making it difficult to keep track.

 The ceasefire, which came into effect on August 5, has brought relief to both sides after one month of fighting killed 1,875 Palestinians and 67 people on the Israeli side. [AFP]
13:07 GMT

A ceasefire in the besieged Gaza Strip has entered its second day while Israeli and Palestinian delegations in the Egyptian capital of Cairo prepare for talks in a bid to extend the 72-hour truce.

David Cameron was accused by rival leader, Ed Miliband, of not being vocal about Israeli aggression in Gaza (File/AFP)
10:47 GMT

Britain's prime minister, David Cameron, came under mounting pressure over his failure to act against Israeli actions in Gaza.

Jordanian protesters set a makeshift Israeli flag on fire during a demonstration calling for an end to the Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip, in Amman, on August 05, 2014. [AFP]
10:08 GMT

Jordan has submitted a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) calling for a permanent cessation of Israel’s atrocities in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Former US President Jimmy Carter stated that "Hamas cannot be wished away, nor will it cooperate in its own demise. Only by recognizing its legitimacy as a political actor. [AFP]
09:20 GMT

Former US president calls for international investigation into human rights violations by Israel cites uneven civilian casualties on both sides.

A phone call between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was mysteriously disconnected on Sunday. [Flash09]
08:30 GMT

A phone call between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was mysteriously disconnected on Sunday.

Palestinians salvage their belongings from their destroyed home in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on August 5, 2014, after a 72-hour truce. [AFP]
07:26 GMT

Israel is willing to agree to the rebuilding of the Gaza Strip in exchange for the disarmament of militant groups there, an official said Tuesday.

August 5, 2014

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki said, "There is no difficulty for us to show or build the case." (AFP)
16:08 GMT

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki is pushing for a war crimes case at the International Criminal Court (ICC) against Israel over the recent offensive in Gaza.

Smoke over Gaza after an Israeli air strike on 8 July 2014. (AFP)
15:40 GMT

Hamas said Tuesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has failed to achieve his objectives from a deadly military onslaught on the Gaza Strip.

The Spanish government announced an arms embargo on Israel. [AFP]
11:56 GMT

Spain's government announced an arms embargo on Israel due to the ongoing operations in Gaza and the increasing civilian death toll.

Israeli Merkava tanks roll near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip as they return from the Hamas-controlled Palestinian coastal enclave on August 5, 2014, after Israel announced that all of its troops had withdrawn from Gaza. [AFP]
11:28 GMT

The IDF completed work to destroy 32 attack tunnels in Gaza overnight between Monday and Tuesday, a senior army source said. The source spoke shortly before the 8 a.m.cease-fire.

After Hamas and several other Palestinian factions brought joint demands to Cairo, Egypt brokered a 72-hour ceasefire between the Palestinian factions and Israel. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT

A 72-hour ceasefire deal has reportedly been reached among Palestinian faction and Israel in Egypt-proposed peace talks, set to begin at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

The HRW said that Israel has apparently violated the laws of war on many occasions in its offensive on the Gaza Strip. [AFP]
06:50 GMT

In a report which was released on Monday, the HRW accused Israel of killing civilians as they attempted to flee the town of Khuza’a.

Palestinian men crawl under the rubble of a house looking for survivors after it was hit by an Israeli air strike on the al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza City on August 4, 2014. [AFP]
04:00 GMT

The Foreign Office was tonight investigating reports that a British aid worker was killed this weekend in Gaza while delivering medical supplies.

August 4, 2014

Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan along with other world leaders slammed the rising Gaza death toll (File/AFP)
20:06 GMT

Amid a sprawling death toll and several failed ceasefires, Israel sees intense, international backlash for Gaza strikes.