Palestine

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.

Penelope demanded a stronger response by the European Union to stop the military operation that has so far killed more than 1,200 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. (Image: The Guardian)
10:40 GMT

Spanish superstars Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem Sign Open Letter Condemning Israel for Gaza 'Genocide.'

“My people resisted the wildness of the wind/defied fear and danger/they will leave and we will stay here/the land will remain ours,” Boutros sang. (Image: The Daily Star)
10:25 GMT

Lebanese singer Julia Boutros has once again raised her voice to the cause of the resistance, this time releasing a song addressing those fighting in Gaza.

In Russell Brand’s latest episode of The Trews, the British comedian attacks Sean Hannity for his hypocrisy when it comes to the subject of Israel. (Image: YouTube)
10:00 GMT

British actor Russell Brand accuses FOX News anchor Sean Hannity of terrorism after aggressive Israel-Gaza debate.

Despite harsh criticism of his attempts to facilitate a Gaza-Israel truce, United States Secretary of State John Kerry says he is not worried because "this is not about me". (Kenzo Tribouillard /AFP).
10:00 GMT

United States Secretary of State John Kerry is not worried by widespread criticism of his efforts to facilitate a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

An Israeli soldier applies camouflage to his face, close to the Gaza-Israel border, July 30, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:15 GMT

Israel mobilized 16,000 reservists for further ground operations in the Gaza Strip, bringing the total number of troops up to 86,000.

British trip-hop group, Massive Attack, urged people to stand in solidarity with Palestine during a Lebanon concert, July 29, 2014 (File/AFP)
08:37 GMT

As the Gaza death toll passed well over a thousand, we need to ask ourselves what will help Palestinians achieve justice. Individuals and the international community need to boycott Israel to stop this violence.

A Palestinian man inspects the damage of the UN school in Jabalia refugee camp, hit by Israeli shelling, July 30, 2014 (File/AFP)
08:02 GMT

The UN has said Israel's shelling of one of its schools in Gaza could amount to possible war crimes after 19 people were killed during the IDF attack.

A wounded baby is carried into al-Shifa hospital, Gaza City (File/AFP)
07:09 GMT

The Palestinian death toll in Gaza has topped 1,360 with over 7,600 people injured as further violence ensued across the besieged Strip.

July 30, 2014

Protesters carry a dummy of the Al-aqsa mosque ("dome of the rock") during a demonstration in support of Palestinian people and to condemn Israel's offensive in Gaza, in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, on July 25, 2014. [AFP]
16:17 GMT

Nigerians have turned out massively in a funeral procession held for dozens of people killed by the country’s army during an anti-Israeli rally held to mark International Quds Day last Friday.

The Egyptian government refuses to cooperate for the dispatch of medical and humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip, a senior Iranian lawmaker says.
16:05 GMT

The Egyptian government refuses to cooperate for the dispatch of medical and humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip, a senior Iranian lawmaker says.