August 18, 2014
Qatar announced on Saturday that it has decided to donate $1,000 to each Palestinian family whose house was destroyed during Operation Protective Edge.
A Hamas spokesman on Sunday accused Israel of "stalling" in ongoing negotiations in Cairo to achieve a long-term truce in Gaza, stressing that "the ball is in the Israeli occupation's court."
August 17, 2014
Whether you think Hamas are terrorists or just another resistance group fighting for freedom, how did they get to where they are now?
Israel's communication minister said that Tel Aviv had not decided about an Egyptian proposal for a long-term ceasefire with Hamas.
Only six hours of electricity per day remained in most of Gaza as shortages continued following Israeli shelling of the Strip's sole power plant two weeks ago.
The UK government faces a potential lawsuit over its continued arms sales to Israel as speculation continues that British-made weapons may have been used to commit war crimes in Gaza.
Palestinian and Israeli delegations are due to resume negotiations Sunday for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza, according to AFP.
Dozens of families who fled their homes during the Israeli offensive on Gaza took refuge in al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, and informal tent communities have sprung up amid houses now reduced to rubble.
"Artists have always represented (...) a vibrant conscience and the best expression of the people's emotions, their pains and hopes," Algerian president Abdelaziz Boutefika read on Thursday evening at the opening of a festival.
August 16, 2014
Sources in the Islamic Jihad and Hamas indicated that the Egyptian proposal does not meet the current demands of the Palestinian people and that therefore it is highly unlikely they will accept it.
August 15, 2014
The death toll in Gaza reached 1,980 Friday, which officials attribute to a lack of medical supplies and facilities for the critically wounded.
With peace treaties being discussed, Israeli authorities have announced plans to open the Karem Shalom crossing to allow humanitarian supplies into Gaza.
The Islamic Jihad has announced a planned truce agreement with Israel at the end of the five-day ceasefire brokered by Egypt. Agreement will include the end of Israeli offensive and the expansion of fishing zone and imports in Gaza.
Unfortunately, thousands of Mohammad Assaf's fans won't get to see him perform in Abu Dhabi tomorrow after canceling his concert over the Gaza conflict.
August 14, 2014
Deputy secretary-general of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Ziad al-Nakhaala said on Thursday that a long-term ceasefire that would include the lifting of the siege on Gaza would be announced soon.