Palestine

August 10, 2014

After new Israeli strikes Saturday, medics find the body of a Palestinian child. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
06:59 GMT

Amid new Israeli airstrikes and another crumbled peace deal, medics find the body of child in Gaza neighborhood of Shujaiyya.

August 8, 2014

Egyptian FM Sameh Shoukri and Palestinian delegation discussing ceasefire on 3 August in Cairo. (AFP)
08:33 GMT

A three-day truce between Israel and the Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas expired as indirect talks in Cairo on new border arrangements for the blockaded Gaza Strip hit a deadlock.

August 7, 2014

Jordan harbors over 1 million refugees. (AFP/File)
18:32 GMT

Human Rights Watch accused Jordan of denying entry to or forcibly deporting Palestinian refugees.

Israeli women are exposing more than just support for the troops when they whip off their tops and post pix on Facebook sites like “Standing With IDF”. The week-old site has garnered nearly 18,000 followers with pix of semi-nude “patriots” painted with pro-Israeli slogans. Is this what the IDF is fighting for? And is it kosher?
15:55 GMT

OMG (and WTF!) - What’s Up With IDF Groupies?

The Gaza offensive left over 1,800 Palestinians dead. (AFP/File)
15:09 GMT

Thousands of Palestinians staged a demonstration in Gaza in support of Hamas.

The Hero becomes the Villain? Gal Gadot who plays Wonder Woman in the upcoming Hollywood flick “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” declared the caped hero as “officially pro-IDF,” much to the outrage of pro-Palis!
14:30 GMT

Team Palestine v Team IDF! In what might be the final phase of the Gaza War 2014, we bring you a round-up of celeb stances - for and against Gaza, or pro and anti IDF. Fans, get behind your celebs or jump ship if their politics disagree with you!

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu appealed to American legislators to help Israel stave off what is likely to be a concerted global push to haul the country’s military and political leaders to international courts for  war crimes committed in Gaza.
12:35 GMT

Netanyahu urged visiting Congressmen to summon their powers in assisting Israeli officials who wish to avoid trial by the International Criminal Court in The Hague, according to The New York Post.

The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa cancelled his trip to Israel, scheduled for later this year, in the aftermath of Israel's 28 day offensive in the Gaza Strip. [AFP]
10:59 GMT

Foreign minister announces plans to open embassy for delegation now in Ramallah, 5 South American countries recall ambassadors to Israel.

Israel is demanding that the Gaza Strip be demilitarized as uncertainty remains over whether a 72-hour truce will be extended. [AFP]
09:44 GMT

Officials close to ceasefire talks in Egypt said Thursday that Israel is demanding that the Gaza Strip be demilitarized as uncertainty remains over whether a 72-hour truce will be extended.

A wounded child receives treatment in Gaza's al-Shifa hospital (File/AFP)
09:03 GMT

The high death toll of Palestinian children killed in Israel's latest attacks are bad enough. What about the aftermath? Did the Israeli army think about how many kids will be living with life-threatening injuries as a result?

Palestinian electricity company workers inspect power lines destroyed following an earlier Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on August 6, 2014. [AFP]
08:42 GMT

Israeli official says Israel will extend truce under current terms; Hamas says group will not extend cease-fire unless significant progress is made in negotiations.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a press conference at his Jerusalem offices, on August 6, 2014. [AFP]
07:00 GMT

Netanyahu says deaths in Gaza ‘justified’ as he offers to extend truce with Hamas militants.

August 6, 2014

The UN has determined that 72 percent of the deaths in Gaza were civilians. (AFP/File)
19:07 GMT

Palestinians, the United Nations, and Israelis are producing different numbers for the deaths of Palestinian civilians, making it difficult to keep track.

 The ceasefire, which came into effect on August 5, has brought relief to both sides after one month of fighting killed 1,875 Palestinians and 67 people on the Israeli side. [AFP]
13:07 GMT

A ceasefire in the besieged Gaza Strip has entered its second day while Israeli and Palestinian delegations in the Egyptian capital of Cairo prepare for talks in a bid to extend the 72-hour truce.

While the hoteliers are losing out on business, as Coca Cola and Pepsi are popular beverages, they expressed no qualms over the loss of revenue.
12:02 GMT

A longer list of boycotted products – including garment, chocolates and beauty products – are being share via social networking sites Facebook and Twitter.