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.

Ground offensive in Gaza begins

2014-07-17 23:17

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has instructed the military to begin a ground offensive in Gaza.

Gaza death toll hits 230 on day 10 of violence

2014-07-17 20:19

Israeli tank fire has killed three people in the Gaza Strip, taking the overall toll from 10 days of violence in the Palestinian territory to 230 deaths.

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.

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.

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 finds bodies of missing teens

2014-06-30 20:02

Israeli security forces have found the bodies of three teenagers who went missing in the West Bank and confirmed them as the Israeli seminary students, Israeli media says.

14 Gaza rockets hit southern Israel - army

2014-06-30 11:06

At least 14 rockets and mortar rounds fired by militants in Gaza has struck southern Israel, causing no injuries but damaging a home, the army says.

Israel strikes back in Gaza - 2 dead

2014-06-27 21:04

Two Palestinians were killed and several wounded in an Israeli air strike on a vehicle near the Shatti refugee camp in the Gaza Strip.

Israel arrests 37 in West Bank as manhunt drags on

2014-06-23 19:13

Israeli troops have detained 37 Palestinians in the West Bank, with no sign of the three teenagers thought kidnapped by Hamas.

Families bear brunt as Israel hunts teens

2014-06-18 20:59

It was the sound of the front door being kicked in that woke the Izrayqat family as Israeli troops barged into their home in Taffuh village near Hebron.

Kidnapping shows Hamas power in West Bank

2014-06-17 19:45

The kidnapping of three Jewish teenagers may mark the emergence of Hamas as a force in the occupied West Bank.

Israel expands arrests in search for missing teens

2014-06-17 15:41

Israeli soldiers arrested 41 more Palestinians in the West Bank, the army says, expanding the already massive search for three missing Jewish seminary students who disappeared last week.

Gunfire as Israeli troops surround house in Hebron

2014-06-15 21:55

Israeli troops searching for three Israeli teenagers who are believed to have been abducted by Palestinian militants, have surrounded a house in Hebron and gunfire has been heard, witnesses say

Israel arrests 80 Palestinians in hunt for teens

2014-06-15 10:43

Israel's military says it has arrested around 80 Palestinians in the West Bank, including members of the militant group Hamas, as part of efforts to locate three teenagers believed to have been abducted in the territory while hitchhiking home.

Israel: Abbas responsible for teens' safety

2014-06-14 10:29

Three Israeli teenagers have gone missing in the West Bank, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying he held the Palestinian leadership responsible for their safety.


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.

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.

Three charged over Palestinian teen murder

2014-07-17 14:03

Israeli prosecutors have indicted three men over the kidnapping and murder of a Palestinian teenager who was burned to death this month.

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.

Israeli army agrees to humanitarian pause

2014-07-16 22:31

The Israeli military says it has agreed to a UN-brokered five-hour pause in its strikes on the Gaza Strip to allow Palestinians to restock supplies.

Israeli troops move into West Bank village

2014-06-30 19:44

Large numbers of Israeli forces have moved into a West Bank village as part of a search for three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped earlier this month.

Gaza rocket hits Israeli factory

2014-06-28 22:25

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip has hit an industrial zone in Sderot in southern Israel, setting a building on fire but without causing casualties.

UN urges Israeli restraint in hunt for teens

2014-06-24 13:33

A senior UN official urged Israel to exercise restraint in its search for three missing teenagers it accuses the Hamas Islamist group of kidnapping.

Palestinian FM: Israel overreacting on missing teens

2014-06-20 20:37

Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Malki accused Israel of overreacting in its response to three missing teenagers and said it had yet to prove Hamas was behind their disappearance.

Israel arrests 65 Palestinians, presses hunt for teens

2014-06-18 15:47

Israeli troops have arrested 65 Palestinians, most of whom were freed in a 2011 prisoner swap, as they scoured the West Bank for three teenagers believed kidnapped by Hamas.

Israel hunt for youths intensifies

2014-06-17 19:05

Israel has stepped up efforts to crush Hamas in the West Bank as the hunt for three Israeli teenagers believed kidnapped by the Islamist movement entered its fifth day.

Missing Israeli boy's family pleads

2014-06-16 17:12

The uncle of a missing Israeli teenager has made a heartfelt plea for "mercy" to his suspected kidnappers.

Boy, 7, dies after Israeli strike

2014-06-15 14:06

A 7-year-old boy has died of wounds suffered in an Israeli air strike that killed his uncle, a Palestinian militant, as they were riding on a motorcycle in the Gaza Strip, relatives and officials have said.

Israel: Palestinians kidnapped missing teens

2014-06-14 20:25

Three Israeli teenagers, one of them also a US citizen, have been kidnapped in the occupied West Bank, presumably by Palestinians, the army says.

Gaza teens graduate military school

2013-01-24 21:41

More than 3 000 Palestinian teenagers have graduated from the ruling Hamas militant group's first high school military training programme in the Gaza Strip.

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