August 2, 2014
"Hamas is not interested in an accommodation," official says on condition of anonymity; Fatah delegation set to fly to Cairo for talks; following breakdown of Friday truce, Hamas officials from Gaza will not attend.
Israel has killed more than 150 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip during the past 24 hours after Tel Aviv falsely claimed that the Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, had captured one Israeli soldier.
U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday called for the release of a soldier Israel Defense Forces said was kidnapped by Hamas after a 72-hour cease-fire was broken.
August 1, 2014
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.
Egypt received 104 wounded Palestinians through Rafah Thursday. The injured will be treated in Egyptian hospitals.
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.
Israel mobilized 16,000 reservists for further ground operations in the Gaza Strip, bringing the total number of troops up to 86,000.
The Palestinian death toll in Gaza has topped 1,360 with over 7,600 people injured as further violence ensued across the besieged Strip.