Palestine

July 16, 2014

Relatives of the four boys - all from the same family, mourn during the funeral in Gaza City, July 16, 2014 (File/AFP)
23:12 GMT

Four Palestinian boys were killed while they played football on the beach by Israeli shelling from naval boats in a horrific strike witnessed by AFP journalists.

More than 1550 people have been injured from strikes on Gaza within the past nine days (AFP)
16:12 GMT

Hamas officially rejected a proposed ceasefire deal with Israel Wednesday as the death toll surpassed 200.

Death tolls: Every war in Gaza has been bloody. In the 2012 Operation Pillar of Defense, 174 Palestinians were killed in what Israeli human rights org B’Tselem said was not “justified”. Here’s a roundup of the death toll figures: 2009 - 1,017, in 2012 - 174 and now, 2014 - 205.
14:39 GMT

Does Israel bombing Gaza, Hamas firing rockets into Israel sound familiar? Are we experiencing deja vu for the third time round?

More than 200 people have been killed in the past nine days as Israeli forces continues strikes on the Palestinian Strip and Hamas sends retaliatory rockets into Israeli territory (AFP)
14:26 GMT

Will a ceasefire take us back to square one in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

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.