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.

Looting in Paris as Europeans protest against Israel

2014-07-21 07:46

A French rally against the deadly Israeli offensive in Gaza once again descended into chaos as protesters looted shops and riot police lobbed tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowds.

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.

Gaza bloody Sunday: 87 Palestinians, 13 Israelis killed

2014-07-20 18:31

At least 87 Gazan Palestinians and 13 soldiers have been killed as Israel ramped up a major military offensive in the bloodiest single day in the enclave in five years.

Thousands flee Gaza, bodies lying on streets

2014-07-20 09:53

Thousands of people have fled Gaza's eastern Shejaiya district, many of them on foot, after heavy shelling left casualties lying in the streets.

Israel more barbaric than Hitler - Turkish PM

2014-07-19 22:48

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Israel of "barbarism that surpasses Hitler" during its ground invasion of Gaza.

UN chief heading to Mideast

2014-07-19 13:26

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will leave for the Middle East to help end the conflict in Gaza between Israel and Hamas

Gaza toll hits 261 on day 11 of Israeli campaign

2014-07-18 12:48

The Gaza death toll has hit 261, as Israel presses a major ground offensive on the 11th day of an operation to stamp out militant rocket fire, medics say.

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.


Kerry caught on open mic over Gaza deaths

2014-07-21 07:46

US Secretary of State John Kerry, caught on an open microphone, has been overheard making what seemed to be a sarcastic remark about Israel's insistence it is doing its utmost to avoid civilian casualties.

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.

Israel PM: Very strong world support for Gaza assault

2014-07-20 22:28

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said there was "very strong" international support for the military's ongoing operation in Gaza.

Gaza death toll passes 400 - report

2014-07-20 15:23

The death toll in Gaza has passed 400 as Israel pressed its biggest offensive in the war-torn enclave in five years.

Israel expands Gaza ground offensive - army

2014-07-20 07:21

Israel's army says it is expanding its ground offensive against the Gaza Strip, as the bloodiest conflict since 2009 entered its 13th day with a death toll of over 360.

1 in 5 of Gaza dead are children

2014-07-19 14:43

Gaza's children pay a high price for Israel-Hamas fighting: 1 in 5 of dead are minors.

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.

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