Palestine

July 16, 2014

The #FreePalestine tweet Rihanna posted earlier. (Image: Twitter)
12:46 GMT

Celebs have been voicing their political stance on the Gaza-Israel conflict worldwide, but Rihanna seems to be confused about her own stand!

Fired Defense Minister Danny Danon responded defiantly  by saying that he would not come in line with “the spirit of leftist feebleness of the prime minister” (Photo courtesy of Flickr).
09:57 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu fired Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon on Tuesday following criticism from Danon and others for accepting the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire.

The number of fatalities has now exceeded the number of deaths during the 2012 conflict. (AFP/File)
07:23 GMT

The number of Palestinians killed in Gaza has now reached over 200.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said “If there is no cease-fire, our answer is fire”  (GALI TIBBON/ AFP).
07:20 GMT

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israel would answer Hamas’s rejection of a truce with stepped-up attacks.

July 15, 2014

Netanyahu announced his plan to expand the military campaign on Gaza Tuesday afternoon (File Archive/AFP)
19:56 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to increase Tel Aviv's military campaign on Gaza yet again Tuesday.

Hamas has launched hundreds of rockets into Israel over the past week in response to hundreds of Israeli air strikes on Gaza Strip (Jack Guez/AFP)
18:44 GMT

An Israeli man was killed by a Hamas rocket attack Tuesday, representing Tel Aviv's first casualty since its strikes on Gaza began last week.

A Palestinian family takes shelter at home after Israel launched a strike in their neighborhood (Thomas Coex/AFP)
17:38 GMT

Palestinian protesters confronted and chased out a minister from Gaza at a border crossing Tuesday.

A man inspects his house that was destroyed from one of the Israeli airstrikes (Thomas Coex/AFP)
17:00 GMT

The United Nations' agency for Palestinian refugees told reporters that the damage in Gaza is "immense" from a weeklong Israeli air campaign that continued Tuesday.

Hamas has not accepted the ceasefire that was proposed by Egypt early this week. (AFP/File)
12:38 GMT

Hamas and the Islamic Jihad said they were not consulted over the terms of the ceasefire deal with Israel.

The Iron Dome system offers protection from Hamas' rocket attacks. (AFP/File)
11:10 GMT

Israel deployed three new Iron Dome anti-rocket systems Tuesday, bringing the total number to ten.

A man waves the Palestinian flag during a protest in New York, July 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
07:58 GMT

Protesters across the world held rallies to condemn Israel's deadly attacks across the Gaza Strip as the death toll hit 190.

According to the ceasefire, Israel and Gaza must end hostilities as of 9 a.m. Tuesday. (AFP/File)
07:55 GMT

Israel's security cabinet accepted on Tuesday morning the ceasefire proposed by Egypt.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called a security cabinet meeting early Tuesday morning and was expected to encourage members to accept Egypt's ceasefire proposal (AFP/ File).
07:16 GMT

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, convened the security cabinet on early Tuesday morning to discuss Egypt's proposed ceasefire agreement to end Israeli-Palestinian hostilities in the Gaza Strip.

Abdullah al-Muallami, Saudi Arabia's permanent representative to the UN said that "The Security Council statement on Israel’s attack on the Gazans was not up to the expectations of its members" (AFP/ File).
05:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia has criticized the United Nations Security Council for failing to meet member expectations in both its statement on, and action to prevent, Israel's military offensive in Gaza.

July 14, 2014

Lebanese Speaker of the Parliament Nabih Berri questions the need to fire rockets into Israel asking "Why do we want to bring ourselves trouble?” (AFP/ File).
20:00 GMT

Lebanese Speaker of the Parliament, Nabih Berri has stated that firing rockets into Israel does not serve the Palestinian cause and is an unwanted attempt to involve Lebanon in the current conflict in the Gaza Strip.