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An Israeli soldier in one of the tunnels that the Israel Defense Force discovered. The Hamas spokesperson, Mushir al-Masri, vowed Hamas would dig more (Jack Guez/ AFP).
05:00 GMT

Hamas spokesperson Mushir al-Masri stated that Israel has destroyed "only a fraction" of the organization´s tunnels.

July 28, 2014

Empty shells resulting from Israel´s offensive in Gaza. The IDF´s chief spokesperson Brigadier General Motti Almoz said on Monday that the current: "situation is an unlimited truce" (David Buimovitch/ AFP).
20:00 GMT

On Monday the Israel Defense Force declared an "unlimited truce" in Gaza, but reserved the right to attack if fired upon.

A Sheikh leads a prayer on 28 July 2014, the first day of Eid al-Fitr, in the heavily damaged Al-Faruq mosque, in Rafah, Gaza (Said Khatib /AFP).
14:00 GMT

The start of Eid al-Fitr has seen reduced fighting in the Gaza strip, following the United Nations Security Council´s call for an immediate ceasefire.

Pope Francis made a desperate plea for peace in Middle Eastern conflicts: 'I ask you with all my heart, stop please.' (AFP/File)
12:26 GMT

In weekly address, Pope Francis makes a desperate call to end Middle East fighting, especially in Gaza and Israel

Over 1,000 Palestinians have died in the Gaza offensive. (AFP/File)
07:43 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama called for an "immediate, unconditional" ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

July 27, 2014

Displaced Palestinian children peak from under a shop door, where their family is taking shelter in Gaza City (AFP)
18:36 GMT

Israel rejected a proposed 24-hour humanitarian truce on Sunday, hours after Hamas said that all Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip had agreed to observe it.

Hamas soldier (AFP)
17:20 GMT

Al-Qassam Brigades, which is the military wing of Hamas, says Palestinian resistance fighters have killed at least 90 Israeli soldiers over the past 20 days.

The tunnels were found in the Sinai Peninsula. (AFP/File)
14:18 GMT

Egypt has demolished thirteen more tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip.

The death toll in Gaza has passed over 1000, (77% are civilians, 33% are under age 18).  Up to 120,000 people (of approximately 1.8 million) have been displaced. The world is once again turning a blind eye to Israeli aggression, and in some cases, actively supporting it. Why is it that the abused always turn into abusers?  Will we make it stop?
13:24 GMT

An uptick in regional sadness dampens celebrations for Eid-al-Fitr 2014

 Air Algerie Flight AH 5017 scattered at the crash site in Mali's Gossi region, west of Gao, on July 26, 2014. [AFP]
12:51 GMT

An official Lebanese delegation headed on Sunday to Paris en rout to Mali to follow up the probe into the Air Algerie plane that crashed three-days ago and to carry out the necessary procedures to identify the bodies of the Lebanese victims.

Over 1,000 people have died in the current Gaza offensive. (AFP/File)
12:15 GMT

Hamas has agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce in its conflict with Israel.

The 54-year-old X Factor creator, judge and producer has Jewish roots – his father Eric was Jewish – but Cowell was raised Roman Catholic. (Image: Unityofnobility.com)
11:55 GMT

Simon Cowell is under attack by pro-Palestine tweeps after news of his £90K donation to an Israeli charity went public.

Hussain tried to hold in his tears while visiting the children affected by war in Gaza. (Image: Facebook)
10:34 GMT

UAE singer Hussain al Jasmi flew into Gaza this week to support its children of war with the Red Crescent.

The two Palestinians, who suffered injuries in the head and other parts of their body, were rushed to al-Muqased Hospital in the village of A-Tor to receive medical treatment. [AFP]
09:13 GMT

Two young Palestinians have been hospitalized after being assaulted by a group of Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank.

Palestinian women react amid the destruction in the northern district of Beit Hanun in the Gaza Strip during an humanitarian truce on July 26, 2014. [AFP]
08:46 GMT

IDF announces resumption of attacks on terror targets in Gaza from the sea, land and air, after rockets are fired from coastal enclave; rocket lands in open area of metropolitan Tel Aviv; Iron Dome intercepts several rockets.