August 2, 2014
The 49-year-old was the latest high profile victim of the battle between Hamas and Israel's army that has raged since mid-July and claimed the lives of over 1,000 people
U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday called for the release of a soldier Israel Defense Forces said was kidnapped by Hamas after a 72-hour cease-fire was broken.
August 1, 2014
International tensions rise as Israel blames Hamas for breach, continues shelling in southern Gaza, and searches for missing soldier.
After a 72-hour ceasefire disintegrates hours after starting, Hamas and Israel disagree on which side breached first. While Israel says Hamas killed two soldiers and abducted another after the ceasefire began, Hamas claims both incidents occurred while sides were still fighting.
Amid a crumbling ceasefire, Israeli soldier goes missing during an IDF mission to destroy tunnel pathways from Gaza to Israel.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has invited Palestinian authorities and Israeli authorities to Cairo for truce talks.
Israeli tanks opened fire in Gaza after a 72-hour truce began early Friday.
Egypt received 104 wounded Palestinians through Rafah Thursday. The injured will be treated in Egyptian hospitals.
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.
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
The Palestinian Embassy in Beirut has asked Lebanese citizens to raise the Palestinian flag in a sign of solidarity with Gaza.
The Bank of Israel cut its benchmark interest rate to 0.5 percent Monday from 0.75 percent, partly to offset economic damage from the conflict.
Hamas has called for a "Day of Rage" to take place Friday in the West Bank.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to complete an operation to destroy all tunnels constructed by Hamas.
John Legend received mixed reviews for his Israel-Gaza tweets this week.