Israel strikes house of Hamas Gaza leader

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Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats have targeted symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City, in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.

Israel must prepare for protracted Gaza campaign

2014-07-28 22:12

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his country must prepare for a long conflict in the Gaza Strip that would require demilitarisation and closing of tunnels.

Palestinians claim bomb hit Gaza hospital

2014-07-28 18:58

Palestinian officials say an air-strike has hit Gaza's main hospital, causing numerous casualties.

Egypt's Morsi salutes Palestinian 'resistance'

2014-07-28 16:24

Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi has praised the Palestinian "resistance" over the 21-day conflict with Israel in Gaza that has killed more than 1 030 people.

Pro-Palestine protest outside Parliament

2014-07-28 14:24

A number of protesters are standing outside Parliament's main gates behind a row of shoes, which are meant to represent the number of people, many of them children, killed during the conflict in Gaza.

Israel carries out 3 strikes on Gaza, breaks lull

2014-07-28 12:33

The Israeli military says it has carried out three airstrikes on Gaza, targeting Hamas rocket launchers and infrastructure in the strip.

US-Israeli tensions flare over mediation

2014-07-28 09:16

Israel sees no need for another Gaza ceasefire, an Israeli official was quoted as saying, as tensions between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government and Washington flared over US mediation.

Gaza's Christians bury their first casualty

2014-07-28 05:49

Gaza's Christian community has buried its first casualty, hours after an Israeli airstrike destroyed her family's home.

Kerry hopes for more Gaza pauses

2014-07-27 21:04

US Secretary of State John Kerry is working for Israel and Hamas to agree to further halts in the Gaza bloodshed ahead of Egyptian-led peace talks, an official says.

Netanyahu: Israel can lose on PR, but not security

2014-07-27 17:53

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he realises world opinion might be shifting away from his nation, but adds that the public relations battle cannot supersede Israel's security.

ANC welcomes Gaza truce

2014-07-27 15:41

The ANC has welcomed Hamas's acceptance of a 24-hour humanitarian truce between Israel and Palestine.

Israel army says resuming Gaza attacks

2014-07-27 09:24

The Israeli army says it is resuming its raids on Gaza by land, sea and air after Hamas continued firing rockets, ending a unilateral 12-hour humanitarian truce.

Ceasefire ends as Gaza militants resume firing rockets into Israel

2014-07-26 22:39

Militants have resumed firings rockets into Israel from Gaza, rejecting an extension to a ceasefire in a conflict in which over 1 000 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have died.

Israel extends temporary truce

2014-07-26 18:15

Israel has approved a four-hour extension of a temporary truce in Gaza, Israeli television says, after the Palestinian death toll topped 1 000 with the retrieval of dozens of bodies.

At least 76 bodies found as Gaza truce kicks

2014-07-26 13:03

A 12-hour truce between Israel and Hamas entered into force, with emergency workers taking advantage of the lull to uncover 76 bodies from the rubble of Gaza homes.


Protest march for Palestine

2014-07-25 16:08

Pro-Palestine protesters again took to the streets of Cape Town to protest against the Israeli incursion in Gaza. They marched from District 6 to Parliament to voice their anger over the recent Middle East conflict.

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Palestine declares 'Day of Rage'

2014-07-25 10:00

In the West Bank, Palestinian factions have declared a "Day of Rage" after a night of clashes over Israel's Gaza offensive.

Israel fire takes Gaza deaths above 800

2014-07-25 05:32

Israeli fire has killed four people in Gaza, including a pregnant woman, bringing the total death toll to more than 800, Palestinian emergency services spokesperson Ashraf al-Qudra says.

Ban 'shocked and appalled' by shelling of Gaza school

2014-07-24 23:41

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon says he is appalled by the shelling of a UN school in the Gaza Strip and has made a vehement plea for both sides to end the conflict.

Israeli shelling kills 15 at UN school in Gaza

2014-07-24 19:38

Fifteen people have been killed and 200 wounded after Israeli fire hit a UN-run school in Gaza, as the Palestinian toll on the 17th day of the conflict rose to 788, medics say.

Nowhere to hide in Gaza - UN humanitarian chief

2014-07-24 11:55

UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has expressed deep concern about the mounting civilian casualties in Gaza, warning that it was "almost impossible" for Palestinians to shelter from Israeli airstrikes.

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.

Oxfam warns food, water running low in Gaza

2014-07-24 05:00

Thousands of Palestinians have fled their homes but have nowhere safe to shelter from Israeli airstrikes, charity Oxfam has said, warning supplies of water and food are dangerously low.


Gaza doctors save baby from her dead mother's womb

2014-07-28 22:12

When the doctors gently pulled the tiny newborn from her mother's womb in an emergency Caesarian section, the woman had already been dead for an hour.

Israel blames Hamas for Gaza hospital tragedy

2014-07-28 20:40

The Israeli army has categorically denied firing on a hospital and a refugee camp in Gaza City, accusing Hamas militants of misfiring their own rockets.

Gaza fighting abates as Ban urges peace

2014-07-28 16:33

Israel has eased its offensive in the Gaza Strip and Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave has declined sharply as Ban calls for a durable ceasefire.

Gaza toll hits 1 037

2014-07-28 15:25

A four-year-old child was one of two people killed by Israeli tank fire in Gaza hiking the Palestinian death toll from Israel's 21-day operation to 1 037.

Boy, 4, killed by Israeli tank fire in Gaza

2014-07-28 13:05

Israeli tank fire has killed a four-year-old boy in the northern Gaza Strip, the first death since the two sides began observing an unofficial lull, Palestinian medics say.

UN Security Council calls for Gaza ceasefire

2014-07-28 10:20

The UN Security Council has called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas at an emergency meeting.

Israel acknowledges mortar shell hit UN school

2014-07-28 08:06

Israel has acknowledged that troops fired a mortar shell that hit the courtyard of a UN school in Gaz, but says aerial footage shows the yard was empty at the time and that the shell could not have killed anyone.

Documenting death: The man who counts the bodies

2014-07-28 05:00

Inside Ashraf al-Qudra's cramped office in Shifa hospital, the phone never stops ringing, with news flooding in of the latest victims of Israel's devastating 20-day military operation.

Hamas chief: We can't coexist with occupiers

2014-07-27 19:44

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal has demanded Israel lift its blockade of Gaza and warned that Palestinians cannot coexist with their neighbours while their land is occupied.

Gaza truce efforts go up in smoke

2014-07-27 16:34

The Islamist Hamas movement has continued firing rockets at Israel, despite claims it had accepted a UN request for a 24-hour extension of a humanitarian truce in Gaza.

Hamas agrees to new 24-hour truce in Gaza

2014-07-27 12:30

Hamas Islamist militants have agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce in its conflict with Israel in the Gaza Strip that should start within the hour, the group's spokesperson says.

Israeli soldier killed near Gaza Strip - army

2014-07-27 07:45

Israel's army says that one of its soldiers was killed near the Gaza Strip, taking to 43 the number of troops killed since the start of ground operations.

Militants resume firing rockets into Israel

2014-07-26 21:18

Militants have resumed firing rockets into Israel from Gaza around two hours after the end of a 12-hour ceasefire.

Official: Israel leans toward extending Gaza truce

2014-07-26 17:47

An Israeli government official says Israel is "leaning toward" extending a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war by at least four hours.

Israel, Hamas set to start 12-hour ceasefire

2014-07-26 07:46

The Israeli military and the militant Palestinian Hamas are set to start a 12-hour ceasefire, but a longer-term truce remained elusive.

Israel hits 30 Gaza homes, kills senior militant

2014-07-25 14:43

Israeli aircraft struck 30 houses in the Gaza Strip, killing a leader of the militant Islamic Jihad group and two of his sons.

Gaza truce talks very complicated - US

2014-07-25 07:49

Diplomatic talks to end the fighting in Gaza as civilian casualties mount are very complicated, a US official says.

Kerry says can't wait indefinitely for Gaza ceasefire

2014-07-25 05:00

US Secretary of State John Kerry will soon decide if Hamas and Israel are willing to agree on a Gaza ceasefire and will not stay in the region indefinitely.

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.

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.

US Republican asks if flight ban is boycott of Israel

2014-07-24 13:04

US Republican, Ted Cruz, has suggested that the FAA flight ban amounts to Obama launching economic boycott of Israel.

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".

Celebrities express their opinions over Israel’s attack on Gaza

2014-07-24 10:55

Actors and actresses have taken to social media to express their opinions over Israel’s attack on Gaza.

Gaza death toll tops 700

2014-07-24 05:42

The death toll in the Israeli military campaign in the Gaza Strip has reached 707 with more than 4 500 people wounded, Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qedra says.

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.

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