Palestinian Arena

August 3, 2014

Evidence that weapons with components made in Britain are being used against Gaza - ranging from weapons control and targeting systems to ammunition, drones and armoured vehicles. [AFP]
08:19 GMT

British government’s Business Innovation and Skills Department (BIS) to review all UK export licenses for arms sales to the Jewish state.

People sit in front of their makeshift shelters next to a mosquito infested pond on August 1, 2014 at the UN Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Upper Nile State capital Malakal, South Sudan. [AFP]
07:41 GMT

Several states in Sudan have been hit with floods and more than 3,000 houses have been destroyed as a result of the natural disaster.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a joint press conference with Defense Minister (unseen) at the defense ministry in the coastal city of Tel Aviv on August 2, 2014. [AFP]
06:55 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells the White House "not to ever second guess me again" by forcing on Israel a ceasefire with Palestinian resistance movement Hamas.

The IDF spokesman on Sunday morning announced the death of  of IDF officer Lt. Hadar Goldin, who fell in battle inthe Gaza Strip on Friday.
06:37 GMT

Family receives official notification of death from IDF; special board decided to declare his death based on medical, halachic considerations and evidence that he died in battle in Gaza.

August 2, 2014

An Israeli artillery fires a 155mm shell towards targets in the Gaza Strip from their position near Israel's border with the Palestinian enclave on August 2, 2014. [AFP]
18:29 GMT

Israeli media said on Saturday that the Israeli military was unilaterally withdrawing from Gazan urban centers and re-deploying near the border in a move that suggested a limited ground re-occupation of the Gaza Strip for the foreseeable future.

A medic stands among bodies which have been placed hastily in a walk-in vegetable fridge in Rafah, Gaza. Other images are too graphic to publish in full. Hamas admitted today it may have seized - but did not kill - the Israeli soldier whose alleged kidnapping yesterday morning left a 72-hour truce in tatters. [AFP]
18:08 GMT

New photos from Gaza show bloodied bodies piled high in a walk-in vegetable fridge as a fresh wave of violence engulfs the region, where Israel and Hamas have traded furious accusations over who is to blame.

Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi looks on as he delivers a speech in Cairo.
13:47 GMT

"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.

Palestinian relatives carry the body of two month old Noor al-Saidy, killed during attacks on the Gaza Strip, during her funeral in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip on August 2, 2014. [AFP]
13:39 GMT

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.

An Israeli soldier keeps watch next to the security fence standing on the Gaza border with Israel, east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip. (AFP/Said Khatib)
07:15 GMT

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

A 72-hour ceasefire was recently brokered but reportedly broken by Israel after a few hours. (AFP/File)
10:48 GMT

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has invited Palestinian authorities and Israeli authorities to Cairo for truce talks.

The truce began at 8 a.m. Friday. (AFP/File)
09:24 GMT

Israeli tanks opened fire in Gaza after a 72-hour truce began early Friday.

Over 1,000 Palestinians have died in Gaza during the current conflict. (AFP/File)
08:53 GMT

Egypt received 104 wounded Palestinians through Rafah Thursday. The injured will be treated in Egyptian hospitals.

U.S. Secretary of State contributed to brokering the ceasefire. (AFP/File)
07:04 GMT

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.

Roughly 24% of Gaza's population has been displaced due to the violence. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

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

Over 1,000 Palestinians have died in the current Gaza offensive. (AFP/File)
20:20 GMT

The Palestinian Embassy in Beirut has asked Lebanese citizens to raise the Palestinian flag in a sign of solidarity with Gaza.