Official: Iran gave Hamas its rocket know-how

2014-07-24 21:18

Iran provided Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas with the technology it has used to rain down rockets on Israel from Gaza, its parliament speaker has said.

End 'murderous' Israeli regime - Iran Ayatollah

2014-07-24 11:55

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called for a referendum canvassing the Arabs and Jews that live in Israel in order to end the "Zionist state".

Hamas ready to accept humanitarian truce with conditions

2014-07-23 22:32

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal said he was ready to accept a humanitarian truce in Gaza, but would not agree to a full ceasefire until the terms had been negotiated.

Hamas: Suspension of Israel flights a great victory

2014-07-23 20:20

Hamas has said that the suspension of international flights to and from Israel over security concerns about Gaza rocket fire was a "great victory".

Ex-NYC mayor flies to Israel in defiance of flight ban

2014-07-23 05:53

US billionaire Michael Bloomberg has announced that he was jetting into Tel Aviv to show solidarity with Israel, calling for a US flight ban to be lifted immediately.

Israeli aircraft bomb 5 Gaza mosques, stadium

2014-07-22 08:35

Israel has bombed five mosques, a sports stadium and the home of the late Hamas military chief across the Gaza Strip, a Gaza police official says.

Official: Israeli shells hit hospital in Gaza

2014-07-21 19:21

Israeli tank shells have struck a hospital in the Gaza Strip, killing four people and wounding 60, Palestinian officials say.

Hezbollah: Gaza resistance will defeat Israel

2014-07-21 16:37

Lebanon's Hezbollah is backing the Palestinian "resistance" in Gaza to defeat Israel, the Shi'ite movement's leader Hassan Nasrallah has said.

UN calls for immediate truce as Gaza toll tops 500

2014-07-21 08:46

The UN Security Council has called for an "immediate ceasefire" as Israel pressed on with a blistering assault on Gaza taking the Palestinian death toll above 500.

Hamas military wing claims abducted Israeli soldier

2014-07-20 22:45

The armed wing of the Palestinian Hamas group has claimed that it had kidnapped an Israeli soldier, prompting celebrations in the streets of Gaza City.

Civilians make up 80% of death toll in Gaza

2014-07-18 22:47

Thirty-three Gazans have been killed as Israel pressed a major ground offensive in the coastal enclave, raising the overall Palestinian death toll since to 274.

Israel deepens push to destroy Hamas tunnels

2014-07-18 11:55

Israeli troops have pushed deeper into Gaza to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels in a high-stakes ground offensive meant to weaken the enclave's Hamas rulers.

Abbas: Israel must stop Gaza ground operation

2014-07-18 08:58

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas has called on Israel to stop its ground operation in the Gaza Strip, saying it would cause more bloodshed and complicate efforts to end the conflict, a report says.

Israel ground offensive to target tunnels

2014-07-18 06:14

Israel launched a Gaza ground campaign after 10 days of bombardments from the air, stepping up an offensive that already has taken a heavy toll in civilian lives.

Outcry after Israeli bombs kill 4 boys in Gaza

2014-07-17 13:16

WARNING: Graphic content. As Israel and Hamas agree to a UN-requested truce for humanitarian purposes, one Gaza family is reeling after the deaths of four of their children.

Gaza truce goes into force

2014-07-17 09:22

A five-hour humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas has come into force, hours after the Israel military said it fought Palestinian gunmen who infiltrated from Gaza.

Hamas formally closes door on Egyptian proposal

2014-07-16 16:58

A senior Hamas official says the Islamic militant group has formally closed the door on the Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire aimed at ending the conflict with Israel.

Israel warns 100 000 Gazans to leave homes

2014-07-16 08:18

The Israeli army has warned some 100 000 Palestinians in the eastern Gaza Strip to evacuate their homes, military sources say.

Palestinians fire rockets at Israel

2014-07-15 15:23

Palestinian militants have fired rockets at Israel after it agreed to an Egyptian proposal to end the week-old Gaza conflict, and a Hamas leader said the Islamist group was still undecided on whether to accept the ceasefire.

Hamas closes border crossing with Israel

2014-07-15 12:19

Hamas says it has closed the Erez border crossing due to Israeli shelling, in a move that stranded a group of Palestinians planning to cross for medical treatment.

Israel approves Egyptian-proposed Gaza truce

2014-07-15 08:40

Israel has approved an Egyptian-proposed deal that would halt the week-old Gaza shelling war but Hamas has responded suspiciously, saying they had not been consulted by Cairo.

Hamas lays out truce terms

2014-07-14 19:28

The Palestinian Hamas movement says it will not end hostilities with Israel without concessions by the Jewish state.

Israel shoots down Gaza drone

2014-07-14 12:52

Israel says it has shot down a drone from Gaza, the first reported deployment of an unmanned aircraft by Palestinian militants whose rocket attacks have been regularly intercepted.

Israel defies calls for truce

2014-07-13 07:46

Israel has widened its range of Gaza bombing targets to civilian institutions with suspected Hamas ties and deployed ground troops inside Gaza for the first time.


Pakistan calls for 'humanitarian pause' in Gaza

2014-07-24 16:13

Pakistan has called for an immediate end to the blockade of Gaza to allow humanitarian relief to reach Palestinians as the death toll rose to more than 740.

Truce unlikely 'in coming days' - Israel minister

2014-07-24 10:55

An Israeli cabinet minister says a pullout of troops from Gaza is not imminent and Israel's army would continue hunting Palestinian tunnels under any humanitarian truce.

Sisi defends Egypt peace efforts for Gaza

2014-07-23 21:02

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has defended Egypt's role in trying to broker a Gaza truce between Israel and Hamas.

Gaza families plead for evacuation amid battle

2014-07-23 10:30

Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighbourhood.

World pushes for truce as Israel batters Gaza

2014-07-22 12:05

UN chief Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry are in Cairo in a bid to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas after weeks of fighting which has left over 570 Palestinians dead.

Israeli mood turns dark with mounting casualties

2014-07-22 05:41

Israeli confidence and pride has changed in what seems like a flash, after at least 25 soldiers were killed and scores injured - a stunning outcome of the fateful decision to send troops by land into Gaza.

Gaza toll tops 500

2014-07-21 17:54

The Palestinian death toll in an Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip has risen above 500 as the army said it had killed 10 militants who tunnelled into Israel.

Israel probes Hamas claim of captured soldier

2014-07-21 11:21

The Israeli military says it is checking a televised announcement in Gaza from Hamas's armed wing that it had captured an Israeli soldier during the fighting in Shejaia.

Palestinian toll in Gaza rises to 476

2014-07-21 05:44

The number of Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in the latest round of Gaza violence has risen to 476, medics say, after announcing the deaths of 38 people.

Hamas accepts call for 3-hour humanitarian truce

2014-07-20 11:59

The Islamist Hamas movement has accepted a proposal made by the International Committee of the Red Cross for a three-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza.

Turkey PM slams Egypt's 'illegitimate tyrant' Sisi

2014-07-18 15:23

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed Egypt's president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as an illegitimate tyrant, saying that Cairo can’t be relied upon to negotiate a ceasefire with Israel.

20 killed as Israeli troops push into Gaza

2014-07-18 09:56

At least 20 Palestinians and an Israeli soldier have been killed as troops clashed with militants in Gaza after Israel launched a ground operation.

US calls for Israel to protect Gaza civilians

2014-07-18 07:59

The Obama administration has accused Israel of failing to do all it can to prevent civilian casualties in Gaza during cross-border attacks.

Rockets found hidden in Gaza school

2014-07-17 21:38

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees UNRWA say it is investigating after finding 20 rockets hidden in one of its vacant schools in the Gaza Strip.

Palestine fires on Israel after ceasefire - report

2014-07-17 14:54

Palestinian militants have fired a rocket at Israel just as a five-hour UN humanitarian ceasefire expired.

Abbas to meet Egypt's Sisi over Gaza crisis

2014-07-17 10:57

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas is set to meet Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi amid intensifying efforts to end the deadly Israel military offensive on Gaza.

Hamas, Israel to halt hostilities for 5hrs

2014-07-17 07:05

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a UN request to halt hostilities for five hours on humanitarian grounds, while efforts continue to broker a longer-term truce.

Israel targets Hamas leader, cease-fire collapses

2014-07-16 08:21

Israel has resumed its air strikes in the Gaza Strip a day after holding its fire in deference to an Egyptian-proposed cease-fire deal that failed to get Hamas militants to halt rocket attacks.

New Israeli strikes raise Gaza toll above 200

2014-07-16 05:37

New Israeli air strikes in Gaza have killed several people, medics say, bringing the death toll from Israel's operation in the besieged Palestinian territory to 203.

Israel to 'broaden' campaign if Hamas rejects truce

2014-07-15 13:28

Israel will expand its week-long military campaign in the Gaza Strip if Hamas refuses to accept an Egyptian ceasefire plan, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned.

Hamas rejects Egypt proposal for truce with Israel

2014-07-15 09:47

A senior Hamas official says the Palestinian militant group rejects an Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire with Israel.

Israel weighs Egypt Gaza truce, Hamas says no

2014-07-15 07:56

Israel says it would weigh an Egyptian truce proposal for Gaza, but Hamas appeared to reject the bid, as the death toll in the week-long conflict rose to 186 Palestinians.

Israel hopes to cause long-term damage to Hamas

2014-07-14 14:06

Israel is hoping to cause long-term damage to Hamas' military infrastructure before agreeing to ceasefire talks as the deadly confrontation entered its seventh day.

Israel: We want to inflict so much pain on Hamas

2014-07-14 11:37

Israeli military says its goal is to inflict so much pain on Hamas so that it will be deterred from attacking Israel again.

Israeli bombing turns Gaza into ghost town

2014-07-12 15:38

A ceaseless Israeli bombing campaign, with airstrikes every five minutes, has turned the frenetic hub of the Gaza Strip into a virtual ghost town.

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