Category Archives: GAZA CRISIS

Gaza deaths pass 1,000 as ceasefire reveals horrors

Israel has extended a ceasefire in Gaza until 21:00 GMT and is considering a 24-hour pause, officials say. Palestinian group Hamas is yet to respond to the move. Israel said…

Israel rejects Kerry ceasefire plan

Israel’s security cabinet has rejected a Gaza ceasefire proposal put forward by US Secretary of State John Kerry, officials say. Mr Kerry said he still hoped for an initial seven-day…

Israel swears in new president amid Gaza war

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres ended his term as president of Israel on Thursday — a man who symbolizes hopes for peace capping a seven-decade public career amid the…

15 killed as Israeli shells strike UN shelter in Gaza

At least 15 people were killed and more than 200 injured when a UN-run school used as a shelter in Gaza came under fire, Gazan health officials say. Palestinian families…

Suspension of flight to Tel Aviv renewed

The suspension of US and European airline flights to Israel’s Ben Gurion airport after a nearby rocket attack has been extended for a second day. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)…

Hamas leader ties truce to end of Gaza blockade

The leader of Islamic militant group Hamas has said there can be no ceasefire to ease the conflict in Gaza without an end to Israel’s blockade. Khaled Meshaal said Hamas…

Israel, Hamas battle over public opinion online

Beyond the boom of Israeli airstrikes and the stream of rockets fired from Gaza, Israel and Hamas are also battling to control the message emanating from this latest Israeli-Palestinian conflagration,…

US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top U.S. diplomat reported progress in efforts to end fighting that has so far killed…

UN warns of Israel Gaza ‘war crimes’

The UN’s top human rights official has condemned Israel’s military actions in the Gaza Strip, saying that war crimes may have been committed. Navi Pillay told an emergency debate at…

US, European airlines halt Israel flights

US and European airlines suspended flights to Israel’s Ben Gurion airport after a rocket landed one mile (1.6km) away. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ordered three US carriers that fly…

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