July 22, 2014
Left-wing justice minister says IDF operation in Gaza is "unavoidable"; Kerry meets Egyptian leaders in Cairo in attempt to forge resolution to conflict between Israel, Hamas.
An Israeli soldier is missing in the Gaza Strip and presumed dead, local media quoted the Israeli regime as saying on Tuesday, two days after the Islamist Hamas group announced they had captured a soldier during clashes.
A video of an Israeli sniper shooting, injuring then killing a civilian in the Gaza Strip has went viral as the Palestinian death toll continues to rise.
Over a dozen Palestinians were killed overnight and early Tuesday as Israeli warplanes and artillery targeted Palestinian homes in Gaza, as the major offensive continued for a 15th day.
Over half of Gaza's population is under 18. With the Palestinian death toll hitting almost 600, people's homes have been destroyed and children witnessed the mental scars of war.
Two IDF soldiers were killed on Monday in clashes with Hamas fighters in the Gaza Strip, the IDF announced on Tuesday morning. The number of Israeli military fatalities since the start of the ground operation stands at 27.
The United Nations sent 115 metric tonnes of aid comprising mattresses, blankets and hygiene kits from Dubai to Amman on Monday for onward distribution to families in Gaza displaced by Israel's military offensive.
Amid rising death toll on both sides, US president says efforts must be made to end fighting, "stop the deaths of innocent civilians."
Israeli artillery shelling and airstrikes across the Gaza Strip killed 23 Palestinians over only two hours late Monday, bringing the day's death toll to over 100.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr. Anwar Gargash has demanded that news network Al Jazeera apologize for publishing fabricated news that the UAE offered to pay for Israel´s offensive in Gaza.
July 21, 2014
The al-Aqsa hospital in Deir al-Balah was shelled killing 4 people, wounding 60 people, half of whom were medical staff, and damaging the intensive care unit.
Hamas announced today that it had kidnapped an Israeli soldier. Israel's ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosser denies this while the Israel Defense Forces says the kidnapping "still cannot be ruled out".
Candid remarks about Israel by Secretary of State John Kerry were caught on an open microphone before a television interview Sunday.
Two American-Israelis were killed during the Jewish state's ground offensive in Gaza, bringing the IDF death toll up to 18.
A heavy barrage of rocket fire from the Gaza Strip set off sirens throughout Israel on Monday morning, including in the Tel Aviv and Jerusalem areas.