Palestine

July 21, 2014

Fighters from the ruling Hamas movment run as smoke rises during an ongoing Israeli military offensive on the Shejaiya neighborhood between Gaza City and the Israeli border, which has left more than 50 people dead in a blistering bombardment which began overnight, medics said on July 20, 2014. [AFP]
07:33 GMT

The Hamas-affiliated al-Qassam Brigades said on Sunday night that it had captured an Israeli soldier, the first since the release of Gilad Shalit in 2011.

Nasrallah promised his support to the resistance in Gaza during a late-night phone call with Khaled Mashaal. (AFP/File)
06:47 GMT

Hezbollah chief Hasan Nasrallah has vowed to support the resistance in Gaza.

More than 100 Palestinians and 18 Israelis were killed from fighting in Gaza on Sunday alone (Jack Guez/AFP)
05:00 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama called on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to go to Cairo to meet with regional leaders on the crisis in Gaza after over 100 civilians were killed from fighting Sunday. Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas called for an emergency UN Security Council meeting Sunday evening as well.

July 20, 2014

The offensive has displaced more than 135,000 Palestinians in less than two weeks (AFP)
20:47 GMT

More than 100 Palestinians were killed on Sunday alone as Israel's Operation Protective Edge continues.

Gazans flee their destroyed neighborhood Sunday (AFP)
19:00 GMT

At least 135,000 Gazans have been displaced and over 2,000 homes have been destroyed within the past two weeks from Israel's offensive on the Palestinian Strip.

Civilians flee the fighting between Hamas and Israeli fighters in Gaza City (Mahmud Hams/AFP)
15:28 GMT

French daily Le Figaro reported Sunday that at least 15 Israeli soldiers have been killed in Gaza in their offensive on the Shejaiya district of the Strip.

More than 400 Palestinians have been killed from Israeli airstrikes and fighting in the Gaza Strip in the past two weeks (Mohammed Abed/AFP)
14:07 GMT

A short-lived "humanitarian truce" between Tel Aviv and Hamas was broken Sunday afternoon with the resumption of fighting in the neighborhood of Shejaya.

The protesters, led by Lebanese and Palestinian party officials, raised banners denouncing Israel’s "brutal aggression" (AFP/File)
14:05 GMT

Palestinian groups and left-leaning Lebanese parties protested against Israel's offensive in Gaza outside the U.S. embassy in Awkar, north of Beirut on Sunday.

Emergency services have been unable to access many neighborhoods because of heavy bombing. (AFP/File)
11:33 GMT

Hamas accepted a proposal by the International Committee of the Red Cross for a three-hour humanitarian ceasefire.

When it comes to Palestine-Israel “Nothing Really Matters” for Madonna who would rather go “both countries are at fault” urging both Israel and Gaza to come to a ceasefire. Has her interest in Kaballah, the study of Jewish mysticism, clouded her judgement? Perhaps.
10:42 GMT

Tweet and delete: celebs react and retract on Gaza war

A detail from the installation view of Jarrar’s “Whole in the Wall,” 2013. (Image: The Daily Star)
09:32 GMT

Israeli officials have prevented Palestinian artist and filmmaker Khaled Jarrar from leaving Palestine to attend the opening of his solo project in NYC.

Selena has been unfollowed by many fans after supporting Gazans in the Israel-Gaza conflict. (Image: Facebook)
09:16 GMT

US pop star Selena Gomez has been criticized by pro-Israelis for her pro-Gaza Instagram post!

Bill compared Palestinian Sunni Islamic organisation Hamas to a “crazy woman trying to kill you”. (Image: Getty Images)
08:38 GMT

Jewish US comedian Bill Maher has been fiercely attacked after likening Hamas to a 'crazy woman trying to kill you'!

Gaza's death toll has surpassed 350, while the UN estimates 80 percent of Palestinians killed were civilians (File/AFP)
08:21 GMT

At least 12 civilians have been killed in a "Gaza City massacre" by Israel's army with hundreds injured, according to medics.

The convoy of around 600 political activists was stopped at a security checkpoint in North Sinai, around 150 kilometres from the Egyptian crossing of Rafah on the border with Gaza (AFP/ Mohammed Abed).
07:53 GMT

Egyptian security forces on Saturday prevented a humanitarian aid convoy from entering Gaza after checkpoint officers said the participants´ safety could not be assured.