Palestine

August 25, 2014

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas (R) attends a meeting with Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Arabi in Cairo on August 23, 2014. [AFP]
09:31 GMT

Israeli military sources say Egypt could announce a one-month ceasefire agreement in Gaza on Monday after mediators made significant progress, Israeli news site Walla reported.

The websites of Israeli military, Bank of Israel, and the Israeli prime minister’s office were taken down, RT reported on Monday.
09:10 GMT

Hacktivists from the Anonymous group have attacked key Israeli websites in retaliation to Tel Aviv’s current offensive against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Supporters of the Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement carry a cardboard rocket and a portrait of Hamas military chief Mohammed Deif  during a demonstration to show support to the militants fighting against the Israeli army in the Gaza Strip on August 22, 2014. [AFP]
08:21 GMT

A recent opinion poll reveals that the majority of Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip are against the disarmament of Palestinian resistance groups.

Palestinian women mourn the death of four members of their family in Jabalia on August 24, 2014.  [AFP]
08:02 GMT

At least two Palestinians have been killed in fresh Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, as the regime’s army keeps pounding the besieged coastal strip.

August 24, 2014

Austrian actor and former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger arrives for the Empire Awards at a central London venue. (Image: Jon Furniss /Invision/AP)
14:51 GMT

Hollywood stars sign petition in support of Israel. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Minnie Driver and Kelsey Grammer among celebrities who voiced their criticism against the 'singling out' of Israel during Gaza war.

The SAS team tasked with hunting down the ISIS terrorists will use hand-launched surveillance drones. [AFP]
12:21 GMT

SAS in high-tech hunt for Jihadi John: 'Significant force' of elite UK troops on the ground as MI5 identify James Foley's sickening killer

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said the Egyptian brokered ceasefire attempt was welcomed by Palestinian factions and the international community (File/AFP)
12:15 GMT

Ceasefire attempts between Hamas and Israel are ongoing, Egypt's foreign minister Sameh Shoukry said in a statement Sunday.

Palestinians survey the damage caused by an Israeli air strike, which hit the 12-story building in Gaza City (File/AFP)
11:36 GMT

A 12-story apartment building was destroyed by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City Saturday, wounding dozens of Palestinians, many of them children.

A picture taken on August 24, 2014 shows the rubble of an 12-storey apartment building that collaped the day before after it was hit by missiles during an Israeli air strike in the heart of Gaza City. [AFP]
09:41 GMT

Two Palestinians were killed in Israeli airstrikes overnight Sunday and dozens more wounded as Israeli bombardment on the Gaza Strip continued for the 48th day, while rockets fired from Lebanon and Syria into Israel threatened to escalate the conflict.

Displaced Palestinian children sit at a UN school in Gaza City, August 23, 2014 (File/AFP)
08:24 GMT

UNRWA criticized the Israeli military for publishing allegations that Hamas fired rockets from a UN school in Gaza over the weekend.

A wounded Palestinian man awaits treatment following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City, August 23, 2014 (File/AFP)
06:34 GMT

Hamas officials backed Palestine's bid to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), heightening calls for Israeli war crimes to be investigated.

A displaced Palestinian child sleeps on the floor of a UN school in Gaza City, August 23, 2014 (File/AFP)
06:18 GMT

Schools in Gaza will remain closed as a result of the ongoing Israeli assault, preventing some 500,000 Palestinian children from attending the fall semester.

August 23, 2014

Hamas officials sparked Palestinian Authority outrage Saturday after executing more than 20 Palestinians for allegedly conspiring with Israel. (AFP/File)
17:18 GMT

The Palestinian Authority on Saturday condemned the killings of more than 20 Palestinians charged with conspiring with Israel.

Palestinians launched a campaign against Italy's planned military exercises with Israel. (AFP/File)
12:43 GMT

Palestinians launched a campaign to pressure Italy to boycott planned military exercises with Israel.

A media watchdog in Gaza reported Israeli forces have committed 73 violations of media freedom and Palestinian parties three since the Gaza siege began. (AFP/File)
08:31 GMT

A media watchdog says the Gaza siege has had the worst month in history for media freedom and safety, with attacks on journalists widespread in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and throughout Gaza.