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The U.S. banned all U.S. flights to Tel Aviv on Tuesday. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT

The U.S. State Department said Wednesday that Hamas possesses rockets than can reach Ben Gurion airport.

July 23, 2014

Over 650 Palestinians have died in the offensive. (AFP/File)
21:10 GMT

The UN human rights council will investigate Israel's actions in Gaza.

The 21-year-old was killed during clashes in Jerusalem on Monday. (AFP/File)
19:08 GMT

Thousands of Palestinians attended a mass funeral for a young protester killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank.

The international community is desperately trying to get both sides to agree on a ceasefire. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

Fifty-six Palestinians died in Gaza on Wednesday alone.

The offensive in Gaza has killed over 600 Palestinians so far. (AFP/File)
16:49 GMT

Egypt's President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi said in a speech Wednesday that Egypt will open its borders with Gaza and send aid once both sides agree on a ceasefire.

Lebanon is concerned about spillover violence from Syria. (AFP/File)
15:54 GMT

Lebanese troops surveyed the border with Syria to curb the infiltration of gunmen from Syria.

Iraq's parliament recently elected Salim al-Jabouri as speaker of the house. (AFP/File)
14:53 GMT

the Iraqi parliament is meeting Wednesday to vote on a new president.

Israeli officials say 29 IDF soldiers have died in Gaza while Hamas claims they have killed over 50 Israeli soldiers. (AFP/File)
13:28 GMT

Two more Israeli soldiers were killed in Gaza, raising the number of Israeli soldiers killed to 29.

Afkham’s comments came after Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that the P5+1 group has no “everlasting chance” to reach a final nuclear agreement with Iran. [AFP]
12:18 GMT

Iran and the P5+1 will resume their negotiations to discuss ways to reach a final agreement over Tehran’s nuclear energy program in September, Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham says.

Two-year-old Palestinian girl Naama Abu al-Foul undergoes treatment at Gaza City's Al-Shifa hospital following Israeli bombing next to her family's home in the battered city on July 23, 2014. [AFP]
12:03 GMT

An Israeli rabbi has issued a ruling that allows the killing of innocent civilians in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Palestinians sleep in the yard of a UN school, north of Gaza, July 16, 2014 (File/AFP)
11:43 GMT

Rockets have been discovered in a school for the second time in a week, strengthening Israeli claims that Hamas is using Palestinians as human shields.

Political sources claimed there was no interest in electing a new head of state in the absence of agreement on a consensus candidate to succeed former Lebanese President Michel Sleiman (AFP/ File Archive).
10:59 GMT

The Lebanese parliament is scheduled to make its ninth attempt to a elect a president today, however the atmosphere of the electoral session was not serious and a quorum was not expected to be reached.

A Palestinian child screams in pain at the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip on July 22, 2014 after she was hit by shrapnel during an Israeli military strike near her family house. [AFP]
08:52 GMT

Israeli airstrikes and artillery shelling killed 18 Palestinians across the Gaza Strip Wednesday morning as the military offensive against the Gaza Strip enters its sixteenth day.

Relatives of killed Palestinian Mahmud al-Hamamra, 32, mourn over his body at a hospital in Hebron on July 22, 2014 after he was shot to death by israeli soldiers during clashes in the West Bank village of Husan, near Bethlehem. [AFP]
08:35 GMT

Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian man and injured two across the West Bank early Wednesday, as protests against the ongoing Israeli military assault in Gaza that has left more than 600 Palestinians dead intensified.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon speaks during a joint press conference with Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah following a meeting on July 22, 2014 in the West Bank city of Ramallah. [AFP]
08:07 GMT

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed condolences to the Israeli regime for its losses.