Gaza: rising deathtoll

 
 
 
  • Pakistani children from the group Pasban light oil lamps during a vigil for child victims who were killed in air strikes by Israeli forces on Gaza, in Karachi. (Asif Hassan, AFP)
  • Smoke rises following an Israeli attack on smuggling tunnels on the border between Egypt and Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. (Eyad Baba, AP)
  • Israeli soldiers take position during clashes with Palestinian stone throwers near an Israeli army tower at the main entrance of the West Bank city of Bethlehem as they protest against the ongoing Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip. (Musa Al Shaer, AFP)
  • Palestinian firefighters extinguish a blaze following an Israeli air strike on the Gaza City tower housing Palestinian and international media. (Mohammed Abed, AFP)
  • Palestinians run as tear gas is fired by Israeli security during a protest against Israel's military action on the Gaza Strip. (Jaafar Ashtiyeh, AFP)
  • Palestinian youth hurl stones towards Israeli soldiers at the Qalandia checkpoint, in the Israeli occupied West Bank. European Union foreign ministers called for an "immediate" halt to hostilities between Gaza and Israel as a new strike in a sixth day of violence pushed the toll in Gaza to over 100. (Ahmad Gharabli, AFP)
  • Hamas Leader Khaled Meshaal gives a press conference at the Journalist Syndicate building in Cairo. Meshaal said his movement is committed to efforts to secure a truce with Israel, but insisted the Jewish state must lift its six-year blockade of the Gaza Strip. (Gianluigi Guercia, AFP)
  • An Israeli F-15 Eagle fighter jet takes off from a Israeli Air Force Base on a mission over the Palestinian Gaza Strip. (Jack Guez, AFP)
  • United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon talks with the Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr in Cairo. UN chief Ban Ki-moon arrived in Cairo Monday on the first leg of a visit to support Egyptian-mediated efforts for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. (Ahmed Mahmoud, AFP)
  • Protesters burn a mock US and Israeli combo flag at a protest in front of the building housing the Israeli embassy in Manila condemning the Israeli strikes in Gaza. UN chief Ban Ki-moon joined efforts to end the worst violence in four years and Israel's inner circle of ministers mulled their next move. (Ted Aljibe, AFP)
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  • Protesters shout anti-US and Israeli slogans at a protest in front of the building housing the Israeli embassy in Manila condemning the Israeli strikes in Gaza. (Ted Aljibe, AFP)
  • Palestinian firefighters try to extinguish a blaze after an Israeli air strike on the Islamic National Bank building in Gaza City. Israeli leaders discussed an Egyptian plan for a truce with Gaza's ruling Hamas, reports said, before a mission by the UN chief to Jerusalem and as the toll from Israeli raids on Gaza rose over 100. (Majdi Fathi, AFP)
  • A group of pro-Palestinian demonstrators protest in front of the US embassy in Managua to demand an end to the Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip. More than 100 people have been killed in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip since Israel began a massive air campaign aimed at halting rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave last Wednesday. (Hector Retamal, AFP)
  • A Salvadorean citizen participates in a protest against the air strikes by Israeli forces in Gaza, in front of the Israeli embassy in San Salvador. (Jose Cabezas, AFP)
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  • An injured Palestinian is carried away during clashes with Israeli security as they protested Israel's military action. (Jaafar Ashtiyeh, AFP)
  • Reuters news agency photographer Ammar Awad receives treatment for an injury inflicted by a rock, during the coverage of the clashes between Palestinian protestors and Israeli security at the Qalandia checkpoint, in the occupied West Bank. (Ahmad Gharabli, AFP)
  • German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle delivers a statement prior to a meeting with his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman at the Israeli foreign ministry in Jerusalem. Westerwelle is set for talks aimed at encouraging a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza militants, his spokesman said. (Gali Tibbon, AFP)
  • The Egyptian leader of the Islamist Freedom and Justice Party Saad al-Katatni kisses the hand of an injured Palestinian child during his visit to a hospital in Gaza City to show his support and solidarity with the citizens of Gaza. (Yasser Qudih-Pool, AFP)
  • Israeli border policemen stand guard during a protest against Israel's military action on the Gaza Strip in Birzeit. Israeli aircraft struck crowded areas in the Gaza Strip and killed a senior militant with a missile strike on a media center driving up the Palestinian death toll as Israel broadened its targets in the offensive meant to quell Hamas rocket fire on Israel. (Nasser Shiyoukhi, AP)
  • Smoke and fire are seen from an explosion by a high rise housing media organizations in Gaza City. The Hamas TV station, Al Aqsa, is located on the top floor. (Hatem Moussa, AP)