Palestinian Arena

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.

Over 1,000 Palestinians have been killed in the current Gaza offensive. (AFP/File)
18:13 GMT

The United States confirmed it has restocked Israel's supplies of ammunition.

Hamas has called for "angry protests" against Israel. (AFP/File)
15:20 GMT

Hamas has called for a "Day of Rage" to take place Friday in the West Bank.

The Israeli army said 32 of the secret passages had been found so far and half of them have been destroyed. (AFP/File)
14:17 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to complete an operation to destroy all tunnels constructed by Hamas.

Despite harsh criticism of his attempts to facilitate a Gaza-Israel truce, United States Secretary of State John Kerry says he is not worried because "this is not about me". (Kenzo Tribouillard /AFP).
10:00 GMT

United States Secretary of State John Kerry is not worried by widespread criticism of his efforts to facilitate a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

An Israeli soldier applies camouflage to his face, close to the Gaza-Israel border, July 30, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:15 GMT

Israel mobilized 16,000 reservists for further ground operations in the Gaza Strip, bringing the total number of troops up to 86,000.

A wounded baby is carried into al-Shifa hospital, Gaza City (File/AFP)
07:09 GMT

The Palestinian death toll in Gaza has topped 1,360 with over 7,600 people injured as further violence ensued across the besieged Strip.

July 30, 2014

Protesters carry a dummy of the Al-aqsa mosque ("dome of the rock") during a demonstration in support of Palestinian people and to condemn Israel's offensive in Gaza, in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, on July 25, 2014. [AFP]
16:17 GMT

Nigerians have turned out massively in a funeral procession held for dozens of people killed by the country’s army during an anti-Israeli rally held to mark International Quds Day last Friday.

The Egyptian government refuses to cooperate for the dispatch of medical and humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip, a senior Iranian lawmaker says.
16:05 GMT

The Egyptian government refuses to cooperate for the dispatch of medical and humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip, a senior Iranian lawmaker says.

An Israeli artillery gun fires a 155mm shell towards targets from their position near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip on July 30, 2014. [AFP]
15:59 GMT

Despite a four-hour humanitarian ceasefire that began at 3:00 p.m., Israeli forces on Wednesday afternoon shelled a number of homes across the Gaza Strip, killing five.