Palestine

August 6, 2014

 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.

Jesse said that he knew he would be safe going into Israel and that's why he didn't cancel his performance. (Image: Cenacarioca.com.br)
11:55 GMT

Social Network star Jesse Eisenberg went ahead with his play in Tel Aviv, despite the conflict in Gaza reaching breaking point.

David Cameron was accused by rival leader, Ed Miliband, of not being vocal about Israeli aggression in Gaza (File/AFP)
10:47 GMT

Britain's prime minister, David Cameron, came under mounting pressure over his failure to act against Israeli actions in Gaza.

Jordanian protesters set a makeshift Israeli flag on fire during a demonstration calling for an end to the Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip, in Amman, on August 05, 2014. [AFP]
10:08 GMT

Jordan has submitted a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) calling for a permanent cessation of Israel’s atrocities in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Palestinian children walk through the rubble as they return home after a 72-hour "humanitarian" ceasefire was announced, Aug 5, 2014 (File/AFP)
10:00 GMT

Will there ever be normality in the Gaza Strip? Along with the high death toll, Israeli forces destroyed infrastructure, including the largest water treatment plant, resulting in raw sewage flowing through the tattered land. How will Gaza recover?

Former US President Jimmy Carter stated that "Hamas cannot be wished away, nor will it cooperate in its own demise. Only by recognizing its legitimacy as a political actor. [AFP]
09:20 GMT

Former US president calls for international investigation into human rights violations by Israel cites uneven civilian casualties on both sides.

A phone call between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was mysteriously disconnected on Sunday. [Flash09]
08:30 GMT

A phone call between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was mysteriously disconnected on Sunday.

Palestinians salvage their belongings from their destroyed home in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on August 5, 2014, after a 72-hour truce. [AFP]
07:26 GMT

Israel is willing to agree to the rebuilding of the Gaza Strip in exchange for the disarmament of militant groups there, an official said Tuesday.

August 5, 2014

In her letter to James Cameron, Baroness Warsi wrote, "I can no longer support Government policy on Gaza." (AFP)
19:29 GMT

The senior Foreign Office minister Baroness Warsi has resigned over David Cameron's stance on the Gaza conflict, reminding us of the era of Clare Short and Robin Cook's departures in the time of the allied invasion of Iraq, 2003.

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki said, "There is no difficulty for us to show or build the case." (AFP)
16:08 GMT

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki is pushing for a war crimes case at the International Criminal Court (ICC) against Israel over the recent offensive in Gaza.

Smoke over Gaza after an Israeli air strike on 8 July 2014. (AFP)
15:40 GMT

Hamas said Tuesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has failed to achieve his objectives from a deadly military onslaught on the Gaza Strip.

Assaf made an emotional plea for his hometown Gaza, where he asked the word to help its people in suffering. (Image: Albawaba edit)
14:21 GMT

Palestinian singer Mohammad Assaf is doing everything in his power for Gaza as it continues to get attacked by Israel.

The senior Foreign Office minister sent a letter of resignation to PM David Cameron, stating she could " no longer support" the government's policy on Gaza (File/AFP)
12:11 GMT

The UK's most powerful Muslim politician, Sayeeda Warsi, resigned Tuesday in protest to the British government's failure to act over Gaza.

The Spanish government announced an arms embargo on Israel. [AFP]
11:56 GMT

Spain's government announced an arms embargo on Israel due to the ongoing operations in Gaza and the increasing civilian death toll.