ARTICLES RELATING TO MIDDLE EAST PEACE

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.

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.

Egypt army destroys more Gaza tunnels

2014-07-27 12:45

Egypt's army says it has destroyed 13 more tunnels connecting the Sinai Peninsula to the Gaza Strip, taking to 1 639 the overall number it has laid waste to.

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.

Palestine declares 'Day of Rage'

2014-07-25 10:00
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In the West Bank, Palestinian factions have declared a "Day of Rage" after a night of clashes over Israel's Gaza offensive.

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.

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.

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
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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.

UN calls for immediate truce as Gaza toll tops 500

2014-07-21 08:46
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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.

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.

Obama encourages Israel to minimise deaths

2014-07-18 21:04

President Barack Obama has encouraged Israel to minimise civilian deaths in its ground push into Hamas-ruled 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.

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
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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
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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.

Marchers call for sanctions against Israel

2014-07-16 14:33
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Pro-Palestine marchers have called for the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador to South Africa and also for the South African government to institute sanctions against the Israeli state.

Fresh Israeli raid on southern Gaza kills 3

2014-07-16 13:01

A woman and a child are among three Palestinians killed in a fresh Israel air strike in southern Gaza Strip, an emergency services spokesperson says.

Govt summons Israeli ambassador

2014-07-16 10:10
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Israeli ambassador to South Africa Arthur Lenk will be summoned to the department of international relations to explain his country's bombardment of the Gaza strip.

Israel warns 100 000 Gazans to leave homes

2014-07-16 08:18
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The Israeli army has warned some 100 000 Palestinians in the eastern Gaza Strip to evacuate their homes, military sources say.

Israel: Hamas to pay price for its 'no' to truce

2014-07-15 22:11

Israel has resumed its heavy bombardment of Gaza and warned that Hamas "will pay the price" after rejecting an Egyptian truce plan.

Israel to 'broaden' campaign if Hamas rejects truce

2014-07-15 13:28
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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.

Arab League denounces Israeli 'war crimes'

2014-07-15 11:05
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Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi has accused Israel of war crimes, as Egypt asked Arab foreign ministers at a meeting in Cairo to support its initiative to end week-long fighting in Gaza.

 

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.

Pope Francis makes plea for peace

2014-07-27 14:08

Pope Francis has made an emotional plea for peace in an impromptu addition to comments delivered at his weekly Angelus address in Saint Peter's Square.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Egypt calls for Israeli, Palestinian peace talks

2014-07-22 16:33

Egypt calls for cease-fire negotiations between Israel and Hamas which could give rise to new peace talks.

Cairo Gaza truce efforts intensify

2014-07-21 17:57

World efforts to end two weeks of deadly violence in and around Gaza have stepped up a gear as the UN chief arrived in Cairo.

Palestinian toll in Gaza rises to 476

2014-07-21 05:44
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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.

Israeli ambassador must pack his bags - ANCYL

2014-07-19 16:08

Israeli ambassador to South Africa Arthur Lenk should pack his bags and leave the country, the ANC Youth League in the Western Cape says.

Thousands at pro-Palestine march

2014-07-18 17:50

Thousands of pro-Palestine protesters have gathered outside the Israeli Embassy trade office in Sandton.

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

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.

Gaza truce goes into force

2014-07-17 09:22
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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.

EFF is 'going to Gaza'

2014-07-16 16:54
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EFF MP Magdalene Moonsamy has told protesters in Cape Town that the party pledges solidarity with the people of Palestine, vowing to go to Gaza.

Pro-Palestine march reaches Parliament

2014-07-16 13:22
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Thousands of pro-Palestine demonstrators have gathered outside Parliament, calling for an end to the violence in the Gaza Strip.

Thousands protest for Palestine in Cape Town

2014-07-16 12:30
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Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Cape Town to protest against the Israeli incursion in Gaza.

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.

Palestinian toll tops 190 as Israel resumes attacks

2014-07-15 18:59
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Israel has resumed a punishing air campaign against Gaza after Hamas rejected a six-hour truce and fired dozens of rockets over the border.

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.

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.

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