Palestinian Arena

July 16, 2014

Fired Defense Minister Danny Danon responded defiantly  by saying that he would not come in line with “the spirit of leftist feebleness of the prime minister” (Photo courtesy of Flickr).
09:57 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu fired Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon on Tuesday following criticism from Danon and others for accepting the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire.

The number of fatalities has now exceeded the number of deaths during the 2012 conflict. (AFP/File)
07:23 GMT

The number of Palestinians killed in Gaza has now reached over 200.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said “If there is no cease-fire, our answer is fire”  (GALI TIBBON/ AFP).
07:20 GMT

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israel would answer Hamas’s rejection of a truce with stepped-up attacks.

July 15, 2014

Hamas has not accepted the ceasefire that was proposed by Egypt early this week. (AFP/File)
12:38 GMT

Hamas and the Islamic Jihad said they were not consulted over the terms of the ceasefire deal with Israel.

The Iron Dome system offers protection from Hamas' rocket attacks. (AFP/File)
11:10 GMT

Israel deployed three new Iron Dome anti-rocket systems Tuesday, bringing the total number to ten.

According to the ceasefire, Israel and Gaza must end hostilities as of 9 a.m. Tuesday. (AFP/File)
07:55 GMT

Israel's security cabinet accepted on Tuesday morning the ceasefire proposed by Egypt.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called a security cabinet meeting early Tuesday morning and was expected to encourage members to accept Egypt's ceasefire proposal (AFP/ File).
07:16 GMT

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, convened the security cabinet on early Tuesday morning to discuss Egypt's proposed ceasefire agreement to end Israeli-Palestinian hostilities in the Gaza Strip.

Abdullah al-Muallami, Saudi Arabia's permanent representative to the UN said that "The Security Council statement on Israel’s attack on the Gazans was not up to the expectations of its members" (AFP/ File).
05:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia has criticized the United Nations Security Council for failing to meet member expectations in both its statement on, and action to prevent, Israel's military offensive in Gaza.

July 14, 2014

16-year-old Mohammad Abu Khdeir was burned alive. (AFP/File)
14:20 GMT

Israel has charged three Jewish individuals with the kidnapping and killing of a 16-year-old Palestinian.

Hamas says it has carried out at least one drone surveillance mission that went undetected by Israelis. (AFP/File)
12:58 GMT

Hamas announced Monday that it has carried out a successful drone surveillance mission over Tel Aviv.

An IDF soldier takes cover during clashes in the West Bank city of Hebron (File/AFP)
10:35 GMT

A Palestinian man was killed in clashes with Israel forces close to the West Bank city of Hebron, Monday.

Israel shot down the unmanned aircraft over Ashdod. (AFP/File)
09:27 GMT

An unmanned aircraft entered Israeli territory form Gaza and was shot down by Patriot missiles.

Over 1000 Palestinians have been injured since Israel's onslaught began (File/AFP)
07:56 GMT

A further three Palestinians were killed after Israeli strikes in the southern Gaza Strip, medical officials say. The latest assault brings the death toll to at least 170.

July 13, 2014

The Israeli Defense Force has struck 200 targets in Gaza over the past 24 hours (AFP/ File).
13:56 GMT

The Israeli Defense Force's noon deadline for tens of thousands of residents in northern Gaza to evacuate has passed as the IDF plans to intensify air strikes on the zone Israel believes is firing more rockets.

Over 100 Palestinians have died in Israel's recent air strikes on Gaza. (AFP/File)
12:21 GMT

Pope Francis calls for peace in Gaza as Israel continues air strikes.