Palestine

August 24, 2014

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.

August 22, 2014

A picture taken from the southern Israeli border with the Gaza Strip shows smoke rising from the remains of a mortar fired by Palestinian militants into Israel on August 22, 2014. [AFP]
19:40 GMT

A four-year-old Israeli child was killed after mortar fire struck two cars in Sdot Negev region of southern Israel on Friday afternoon.

Supporters of the Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement gather during a demonstration in the West Bank city of Nablus to support people in the Gaza Strip on August 22, 2014. [AFP]
18:06 GMT

Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Friday said that the Palestinians would not accept anything less than an end to Israel's blockade of Gaza, as Israeli forces continued to attack the besieged enclave.

Al-Ray News Agency, affiliated with Hamas, reported that 11 Palestinians were killed on Friday. [AFP]
10:21 GMT

Eleven Palestinians were killed in Gaza on Friday for allegedly collaborating with Israel.

A relatives of senior Hamas commander Raed al-Atar, one of three senior Hamas commanders killed in an Israeli military strike, mourns during his funeral in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah, on August 21, 2014. [AFP]
09:05 GMT

The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) says more than 370,000 Palestinian children are in need of immediate psycho-social first aid amid the Israeli regime’s onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip.

A Palestinian grieves over the body of one of three men killed at a local cemetery following an Israeli military strike on Gaza City, on August 21, 2014. [AFP]
08:46 GMT

Airstrikes killed four Palestinians in Gaza early Friday as Israel's military assault on the besieged enclave continued.

August 21, 2014

A Hamas-affiliated website claimed to have executed three people suspected of collaborating with Israel in the airstrike mission that killed three senior Hamas leaders. (AFP/SaidKhatib)
20:11 GMT

Hamas carried out three executions and seven arrests on allegations of conspiring with Israel.