Palestinian Arena

July 18, 2014

(AFP)
08:31 GMT

At least twenty-one Palestinians have been killed in Gaza by airstrikes and artillery fire since Israel launched a ground operation late Thursday, medics said.

Israeli soldiers gather in an army deployment area near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip on July 10, 2014. (AFP)
07:44 GMT

Hamas political bureau chief Khaled Meshaal says Israel’s ground invasion of the besieged Gaza Strip is destined to fail.

July 17, 2014

At least 230 Palestinians have died in recent airstrikes. (AFP/File)
12:50 GMT

Israel and Hamas have reached an agreement on a comprehensive ceasefire that will begin at 6 a.m. on Friday.

An injured Palestinian boy is carried away from the beach after an Israeli strike, July 16, 2014 (File/AFP)
12:23 GMT

Israel's government spokesperson Mark Regev said the IDF "does not target civilians" on the same day four children were killed while playing on a Gaza beach.

Israel's Iron Dome system normally intercepts rockets fired from Gaza with a 90% success rate. (AFP/File)
12:07 GMT

Three rockets landed in Israel's Eshkol region two hours after a temporary five-hour ceasefire was agreed upon by Hamas and Israel.

Israel's army conducted at least 37 raids overnight in Gaza, bringing the Palestinian death toll up to 227 (File/AFP)
11:01 GMT

Eight Palestinians were killed overnight after intensive shelling by Israeli forces across the Gaza Strip ahead of a UN brokered "humanitarian" ceasefire.

Thirteen members of Hamas crossed into Israeli territory via a tunnel dug in the southern Gaza Strip. (AFP/File)
08:26 GMT

IDF forces stopped an attempt by Hamas to infiltrate a kibbutz via an underground tunnel.

Over 1,600 people have been injured since the conflict began ten days ago. (AFP/File)
08:08 GMT

The death toll in the besieged Gaza Strip has reached 227.

A view from southern Israel into Gaza during the ceasefire (Menahem Kahana/ AFP).
07:24 GMT

Israel on Wednesday agreed to temporarily halt its assault on Gaza to come into effect on Thursday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Two Palestinians and a Lebanese man were arrested in connection with rocket attacks towards Israel (File/AFP)
07:04 GMT

Palestinian factions are not interested in drawing Lebanon into the current Israel-Gaza conflict, a senior Hamas official said Wednesday.

July 16, 2014

Relatives of the four boys - all from the same family, mourn during the funeral in Gaza City, July 16, 2014 (File/AFP)
23:12 GMT

Four Palestinian boys were killed while they played football on the beach by Israeli shelling from naval boats in a horrific strike witnessed by AFP journalists.

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.