Conflict With Israel
August 1, 2014
International tensions rise as Israel blames Hamas for breach, continues shelling in southern Gaza, and searches for missing soldier.
After a 72-hour ceasefire disintegrates hours after starting, Hamas and Israel disagree on which side breached first. While Israel says Hamas killed two soldiers and abducted another after the ceasefire began, Hamas claims both incidents occurred while sides were still fighting.
Amid a crumbling ceasefire, Israeli soldier goes missing during an IDF mission to destroy tunnel pathways from Gaza to Israel.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has invited Palestinian authorities and Israeli authorities to Cairo for truce talks.
Israeli tanks opened fire in Gaza after a 72-hour truce began early Friday.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon issued a joint statement late Thursday announcing the three-day ceasefire.
Senior UN officials have told the Security Council that the situation in Gaza is extreme and immediate action must be taken to put an end to the humanitarian catastrophe.
July 31, 2014
The Palestinian Embassy in Beirut has asked Lebanese citizens to raise the Palestinian flag in a sign of solidarity with Gaza.
The United States confirmed it has restocked Israel's supplies of ammunition.
Hamas has called for a "Day of Rage" to take place Friday in the West Bank.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to complete an operation to destroy all tunnels constructed by Hamas.
United States Secretary of State John Kerry is not worried by widespread criticism of his efforts to facilitate a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
The UN has said Israel's shelling of one of its schools in Gaza could amount to possible war crimes after 19 people were killed during the IDF attack.
July 30, 2014
Nigerians have turned out massively in a funeral procession held for dozens of people killed by the country’s army during an anti-Israeli rally held to mark International Quds Day last Friday.
The Egyptian government refuses to cooperate for the dispatch of medical and humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip, a senior Iranian lawmaker says.