Palestine

July 31, 2014

British trip-hop group, Massive Attack, urged people to stand in solidarity with Palestine during a Lebanon concert, July 29, 2014 (File/AFP)
08:37 GMT

As the Gaza death toll passed well over a thousand, we need to ask ourselves what will help Palestinians achieve justice. Individuals and the international community need to boycott Israel to stop this violence.

A Palestinian man inspects the damage of the UN school in Jabalia refugee camp, hit by Israeli shelling, July 30, 2014 (File/AFP)
08:02 GMT

The UN has said Israel's shelling of one of its schools in Gaza could amount to possible war crimes after 19 people were killed during the IDF attack.

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.

Israeli President Shimon Peres [AFP]
13:53 GMT

Peres: Israel has exhausted military option, Abbas's rule in Gaza must be restored

A Palestinian child, who was wounded in an Israeli strike, arrives at a hospital in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on July 30, 2014. [AFP]
13:46 GMT

At least 67 Palestinians have been killed and 110 injured in Israeli attacks since midnight Wednesday on the 23rd day of the Gaza offensive, according to the Ministry of Health.

Over 1,000 Palestinians have died in the recent Gaza offensive. (AFP/File)
13:38 GMT

The Israeli army announced Wednesday that it will observe a four-hour hiatus in bombardment of the Gaza Strip.

Crises are brewing all over the Middle East, but can the world only focus on one crisis at a time? (Menahem Kahana /AFP).
12:28 GMT

Ali Ibrahim argues that the world cannot seem to focus its attention on more than one crisis at a time. Whilst all the focus is on Gaza right now, he argues that other events in the Middle East are actually more dangerous.

The video appears to show several al-Qassam Brigades fighters climbing out of a tunnel, entering an Israeli military base and killing an Israeli soldier. Apparent screams can be heard despite sound muffling (Thomas Coex /AFP)
09:02 GMT

An unconfirmed video appears to show several fighters from Hamas´ military wing emerging from a tunnel and killing an Israeli soldier in an Israeli military base.

Israel also shelled a UN-run school on July 24. (AFP/File)
08:34 GMT

Israel has shelled another UN-run school north of Gaza.

According to the Israel Democracy Institute, over 95 per cent of Israelis view Operation Protective Edge as a "justified" war, despite a death toll of 53 Israelis (David Buimovitch/ AFP).
08:07 GMT

Israeli support for Operation Protective Edge remains high according to an Israel Democracy Institute poll, despite it´s death toll of 53 being one of the state´s highest, matching or quintupling deaths from previous Gaza wars.

The Deputy Head of Hamas’ Political Bureau Mousa Abu Marzouk said "we hope the Lebanese front will open and together we will fight against this formation [Israel]" (Anwar Amro/ AFP).
07:03 GMT

Hamas has reversed its former position that Hezbollah help was not needed and is now urging Hezbollah to join Hamas in fighting Israel´s offensive in Gaza.

July 29, 2014

Egyptian activists delivered LE2.3 million worth of medical aid to Gaza on Friday. (AFP/File)
16:56 GMT

A new shipment of food and medical aid provided by the Egyptian army reached the Rafah border crossing on its way to Gaza.