Palestine

August 2, 2014

Ahed Zaqout
13:14 GMT

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

An Israeli soldier keeps watch next to the security fence standing on the Gaza border with Israel, east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip. (AFP/Said Khatib)
07:15 GMT

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

Only hours after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry helped broker a 72-hour ceasefire, both Hamas and Israel resumed fighting.
18:01 GMT

International tensions rise as Israel blames Hamas for breach, continues shelling in southern Gaza, and searches for missing soldier.

Hours after it began, a 72-hour ceasefire falls apart in Gaza. (AFP/Mohammad Abed)
16:04 GMT

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.

The IDF says destroying the series of tunnels from Gaza into Israel is a priority regardless of the stance of a ceasefire, the missing soldier is believed to have been taken during one such tunnel mission. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
13:39 GMT

Amid a crumbling ceasefire, Israeli soldier goes missing during an IDF mission to destroy tunnel pathways from Gaza to Israel.

A 72-hour ceasefire was recently brokered but reportedly broken by Israel after a few hours. (AFP/File)
10:48 GMT

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has invited Palestinian authorities and Israeli authorities to Cairo for truce talks.

The truce began at 8 a.m. Friday. (AFP/File)
09:24 GMT

Israeli tanks opened fire in Gaza after a 72-hour truce began early Friday.

Over 1,000 Palestinians have died in Gaza during the current conflict. (AFP/File)
08:53 GMT

Egypt received 104 wounded Palestinians through Rafah Thursday. The injured will be treated in Egyptian hospitals.

U.S. Secretary of State contributed to brokering the ceasefire. (AFP/File)
07:04 GMT

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.

Roughly 24% of Gaza's population has been displaced due to the violence. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

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

Over 1,000 Palestinians have died in the current Gaza offensive. (AFP/File)
20:20 GMT

The Palestinian Embassy in Beirut has asked Lebanese citizens to raise the Palestinian flag in a sign of solidarity with Gaza.

Security alerts due to rocket attacks and frequent air raid sirens have disrupted business activity and caused a drop in industrial output and consumer spending.
15:42 GMT

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 "angry protests" against Israel. (AFP/File)
15:20 GMT

Hamas has called for a "Day of Rage" to take place Friday in the West Bank.

The Israeli army said 32 of the secret passages had been found so far and half of them have been destroyed. (AFP/File)
14:17 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to complete an operation to destroy all tunnels constructed by Hamas.

John tweeted, "So sick watching our Secretary of State have to grovel so hard to tell Israel how much he loves them while Israeli cabinet shits on him." (Image: Facebook)
11:04 GMT

John Legend received mixed reviews for his Israel-Gaza tweets this week.