Conflict With Israel

August 21, 2014

Palestinians gather around the bodies of three children from the Al-Rifi family upon their arrival at Gaza city's Al-Shifa hospital on August 21, 2014. [AFP]
09:36 GMT

An Israeli airstrike killed five Palestinians, including three children, in Gaza City on Thursday, a medical official said.

Palestinians carry the body of  a Hamas commander's wife following an Israeli air strike, which killed two members of his family, Auguest 20, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:00 GMT

Hamas's deputy leader Musa Abu-Marzuq accused Israel of firing the first shot after the breakdown of a fragile ceasefire Tuesday.

Israeli Occupation Forces order PFLP leader Khalida Jarrar to be deported to Jericho. [PNN]
08:55 GMT

The Palestine Liberation Organization on Wednesday condemned the Israeli order to exile Palestinian member of parliament Khalida Jarrar from her home in Ramallah, as further details emerged of deportation order she received in a pre-dawn raid earlier in the day.

EU worried over rising terrorism in Mideast. [AFP]
08:18 GMT

A Romanian official says threats emanating from terrorism and extremism in the Middle East are a source of concern for the European Union (EU), of which his country is a member.

Over 2,000 Palestinians have died in the current conflict. (AFP/File)
07:49 GMT

Hamas says three of their senior military leaders have been killed in recent Israeli air strikes.

Relatives of seven-month-old Ali Deif, the son of Hamas's military commander Mohammed Deif, hold his body in a mosque during his funeral at the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip on August 20, 2014. [AFP]
07:47 GMT

Egypt's foreign ministry expresses 'deep regret' over resumption of fighting in the Gaza Strip and calls on both sides to build on past truce efforts

Relatives mourn in Gaza's al-Shifa hospital after their loved ones are brought from the morgue, August 20, 2014 (File/AFP)
07:40 GMT

The British government will continue to provide Israel with arms despite earlier signs that it would halt weapons sales licenses amid the high Gaza death toll.

Smoke rises from buildings following an Israeli air strike on Gaza City on August 20, 2014. [AFP]
06:22 GMT

The United Nations Security Council has called on Israelis and Palestinians to resume negotiations to reach a deal on a long-term truce.

August 20, 2014

Over 2,000 Palestinians have died in the current conflict. (AFP/File)
13:23 GMT

At least 20 Palestinians have died in Israeli air strikes since the collapse of the ceasefire.

Palestinians counted 35 bombardments in the coastal enclave on Tuesday (AFP/ File Archive).
07:37 GMT

The Israeli army has resumed air strikes in Gaza as attempts to create a permanent truce failed.

August 19, 2014

Over 2,000 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have died in the current conflict. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

Israel has launched air strikes against Gaza and recalled its negotiators from Cairo after three Palestinian rockets hit southern Israel.

Azzam al-Ahmad, who heads the Palestinian delegation during the Cairo talks, attends a meeting of the Palestinian leadership chaired by president Mahmud Abbas, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on August 16, 2014. [AFP]
09:07 GMT

Ceasefire talks are at risk of collapse given Israel's refusal to make concessions, members of the Palestinian delegation to Cairo said late Monday.

Palestinians flee their destroyed neighbourhood to take shelter in a United Nations school for the night in the northern Gaza Strip city of Beit Hanun, on August 18, 2014. [AFP]
07:15 GMT

A senior UN official says the Gaza Strip has suffered an “unprecedented amount of destruction” as a result of Israel’s offensive against the coastal enclave, calling for an end to the Israeli siege of Gaza.

Palestinians flee their destroyed neighbourhood to head to a United Nations school to take refuge for the night in the northern Gaza Strip city of Beit Hanun, on August 18, 2014. [AFP]
06:32 GMT

Palestinians and Israelis have agreed to extend a five-day ceasefire for one more day and continue their talks for a lasting truce.

Disease and poor access to food and water is making many UNWRA emergency shelters not fit for habitation (AFP/ File Archive).
05:00 GMT

Poor access to food and water and various diseases are making Unite Nation shelters in Gaza no longer habitable.