August 11, 2014
Iraq crisis: West’s ‘mandate’ is limited by national borders – and don’t dare mention oil.
A 72-hour ceasefire brokered by Egypt went into effect at midnight Monday, hours after Israeli bombings killed four Palestinians and armed groups fired rockets toward Israel.
August 10, 2014
Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour cease-fire on Sunday, according to AFP.
A 11-year-old Palestinian boy has died after being shot by Israeli forces while he played in front of his home in al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of Hebron.
Operation Protective Edge will continue until quiet is returned, and Israel will not negotiate under fire, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said at the opening of the weekly cabinet meeting Sunday in Tel Aviv.
Three Palestinians were killed overnight including a 13-year-old girl following Israeli raids over Rafah and Khan Younis.
Over 450 children have been killed in one month of Israeli attacks across the Gaza Strip according to health officials.
August 8, 2014
A three-day truce between Israel and the Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas expired as indirect talks in Cairo on new border arrangements for the blockaded Gaza Strip hit a deadlock.
August 7, 2014
Human Rights Watch accused Jordan of denying entry to or forcibly deporting Palestinian refugees.
Thousands of Palestinians staged a demonstration in Gaza in support of Hamas.
Netanyahu urged visiting Congressmen to summon their powers in assisting Israeli officials who wish to avoid trial by the International Criminal Court in The Hague, according to The New York Post.
Foreign minister announces plans to open embassy for delegation now in Ramallah, 5 South American countries recall ambassadors to Israel.
Officials close to ceasefire talks in Egypt said Thursday that Israel is demanding that the Gaza Strip be demilitarized as uncertainty remains over whether a 72-hour truce will be extended.
Israeli official says Israel will extend truce under current terms; Hamas says group will not extend cease-fire unless significant progress is made in negotiations.
Netanyahu says deaths in Gaza ‘justified’ as he offers to extend truce with Hamas militants.