Palestine

August 26, 2014

In fresh airstrikes Tuesday, two residential housing towers in Gaza City were leveled. (AFP/Said Khatib)
11:55 GMT

After two Palestinians were killed in overnight airstrikes, fresh strikes took out two residential housing towers in Gaza City Tuesday, which Israeli forces say were being as Hamas control centers.

Palestinians protested the closure of a military checkpoint in Hebron Tuesday, which Israeli forces say is closed for maintenance after a Molotov cocktail was hurled at the structure by local Palestinians. (AFP/File)
10:36 GMT

Dozens of Palestinians conducting demonstrations in Hebron Tuesday in protest of the Friday closing of a military checkpoint.

The moment Assaf had sand poured all over him in support of Gaza. (Image: YouTube)
08:52 GMT

Mohammad Assaf joined the line-up of people taking on the #RubbleBucketChallenge in support of Gaza.

Fatah's secretary-general Hisham Muhammad Abu Zgheib, 37, was detained in the Tulkarem refugee camp Monday. (AFP/File)
07:40 GMT

A top Fatah official has been arrested by Israeli forces after a raid of the Tulkarem refugee camp in northern West Bank.

August 25, 2014

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas (R) attends a meeting with Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Arabi in Cairo on August 23, 2014. [AFP]
09:31 GMT

Israeli military sources say Egypt could announce a one-month ceasefire agreement in Gaza on Monday after mediators made significant progress, Israeli news site Walla reported.

The websites of Israeli military, Bank of Israel, and the Israeli prime minister’s office were taken down, RT reported on Monday.
09:10 GMT

Hacktivists from the Anonymous group have attacked key Israeli websites in retaliation to Tel Aviv’s current offensive against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Supporters of the Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement carry a cardboard rocket and a portrait of Hamas military chief Mohammed Deif  during a demonstration to show support to the militants fighting against the Israeli army in the Gaza Strip on August 22, 2014. [AFP]
08:21 GMT

A recent opinion poll reveals that the majority of Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip are against the disarmament of Palestinian resistance groups.

Palestinian women mourn the death of four members of their family in Jabalia on August 24, 2014.  [AFP]
08:02 GMT

At least two Palestinians have been killed in fresh Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, as the regime’s army keeps pounding the besieged coastal strip.

August 24, 2014

Austrian actor and former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger arrives for the Empire Awards at a central London venue. (Image: Jon Furniss /Invision/AP)
14:51 GMT

Hollywood stars sign petition in support of Israel. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Minnie Driver and Kelsey Grammer among celebrities who voiced their criticism against the 'singling out' of Israel during Gaza war.

The SAS team tasked with hunting down the ISIS terrorists will use hand-launched surveillance drones. [AFP]
12:21 GMT

SAS in high-tech hunt for Jihadi John: 'Significant force' of elite UK troops on the ground as MI5 identify James Foley's sickening killer

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said the Egyptian brokered ceasefire attempt was welcomed by Palestinian factions and the international community (File/AFP)
12:15 GMT

Ceasefire attempts between Hamas and Israel are ongoing, Egypt's foreign minister Sameh Shoukry said in a statement Sunday.

Palestinians survey the damage caused by an Israeli air strike, which hit the 12-story building in Gaza City (File/AFP)
11:36 GMT

A 12-story apartment building was destroyed by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City Saturday, wounding dozens of Palestinians, many of them children.

A picture taken on August 24, 2014 shows the rubble of an 12-storey apartment building that collaped the day before after it was hit by missiles during an Israeli air strike in the heart of Gaza City. [AFP]
09:41 GMT

Two Palestinians were killed in Israeli airstrikes overnight Sunday and dozens more wounded as Israeli bombardment on the Gaza Strip continued for the 48th day, while rockets fired from Lebanon and Syria into Israel threatened to escalate the conflict.

Displaced Palestinian children sit at a UN school in Gaza City, August 23, 2014 (File/AFP)
08:24 GMT

UNRWA criticized the Israeli military for publishing allegations that Hamas fired rockets from a UN school in Gaza over the weekend.

A wounded Palestinian man awaits treatment following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City, August 23, 2014 (File/AFP)
06:34 GMT

Hamas officials backed Palestine's bid to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), heightening calls for Israeli war crimes to be investigated.