Palestine

July 12, 2014

Smoke billows from buildings following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on July 12, 2014. [AFP]
21:22 GMT

Northern Gazans are being removed from northern Gaza and other areas from which rockets are being fired senior army source says; source adds that Hamas psychological warfare shows that it has been pushed into a corner.

Mr Hague said he spoke of the British Government’s “deep concern about the number of civilian casualties and the need for all sides to avoid further civilian injuries and the loss of innocent life” but stopped short of condemning Israel’s response. [AFP]
20:56 GMT

William Hague has said Israel has the “right to defend itself” against rocket attacks from Gaza after urging Palestinian and Israeli leaders to negotiate a ceasefire.

Israeli border guards take position as fireworks launched by Palestinian protestors lit the sky during clashes at the Qalandia checkpoint between Jerusalem and Ramallah, early on July 12, 2014. [AFP]
20:30 GMT

Sirens blare in TA twice, also in other parts of country; no injuries reported; IAF attacks rocket launching site from which the latest barrage was shot.

Palestinian firefighters try to extinguish fire at UN storehouse after an Israeli military strike in an area west of Gaza City on July 12, 2014. [AFP]
16:44 GMT

Palestinian initiated talks taking place to reach ceasefire with Egypt, Qatar involvement, Channel 2 reports; Blair meets with Sisi to discuss ways to restore 2012 ceasefire; Gal-On says PM must involve Abbas to end hostilities.

Well-protected: Donning military gear and carrying rifles, thousands of soldiers moved into a new position on the border on the fifth day of the deadly conflict. [AP]
14:52 GMT

Israeli troops mass on Gaza border in preparation for ground attack after airstrikes hit mosque 'that was hiding Hamas weapons'

A missile is launched by an "Iron Dome" battery, a short-range missile defence system designed to intercept and destroy incoming short-range rockets and artillery shells, on July 11, 2014 in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod. [AFP]
14:35 GMT

Channel 10 reports injuries are light; Most of the rockets landed in open areas in western Negev.

Palestinians sitting on a street react after a deadly Israeli air strike that targeted their house on July 8, 2014 in the town of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip. (Said Khatib/AFP)
08:58 GMT

The death toll from the five days of Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip has risen to at least 122 as several are wounded in an anti-Israel protest in the West Bank.

Palestinians collect their belongings from damaged houses in Gaza City. (Mahmud Hams/AFP)
08:45 GMT

Saudi Arabia is coordinating its efforts with representatives of Islamic and Arab states and representatives of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) as well as other bodies to support the Palestinian delegation’s stand at the UN

July 11, 2014

Ten-year-old Noor Al Najdi was killed from an Israeli strike in the town of Rafah this week (Said Khatib/AFP)
16:04 GMT

As the Gaza strikes continue and Hamas responds with rockets, Jonathan Power takes a minute to reflect on how this crisis-and so many others-have destroyed lives....and childhoods.

At least 2,000 Gazans have been made homeless from the strikes (Said Khatib/AFP)
13:30 GMT

Israeli airstrikes left at least 12 more Palestinians in the Gaza Strip dead Friday as the death toll surpasses 100 under Tel Aviv's so-called Operation Protective Edge.

(Ma'an News Agency)
07:20 GMT

Mahdi Hamad, Suha’s father, said that “nobody called us to evacuate the house and there aren’t any resistance members around it.”

Israel has launched more than 500 strikes on Gaza this week (File Archive/AFP)
05:00 GMT

The United Arab Emirates pledged Thursday to send at least $25 million in humanitarian aid to Gaza as airstrikes from Israel continue.

July 10, 2014

At least 88 Palestinians have died from the Israeli strikes in Gaza over the past few days (Jack Guez/AFP)
17:02 GMT

The UN's top chief called for a ceasefire to the intensifying violence in Gaza Thursday, but Israel's Prime Minister said that a ceasefire is "not on the agenda."

A Palestinian child stands by her home, which was destroyed by an Israeli air strike (File/AFP)
12:28 GMT

Health officials in Gaza have confirmed that a pre-dawn air raid by Israeli forces killed five Palestinian children from the same family in Khan Younis.

Egyptian authorities are allowing Palestinians to enter the country and be treated in Egyptian hospitals. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT

Egypt is opening its Rafah border to let in Palestinians who have been wounded during recent Israeli air strikes.