Category Archives: GAZA CRISIS

UN chief urges end to Gaza fighting

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Israel and the Palestinians to “stop fighting” and “start talking” to end the conflict in Gaza. He was speaking in Israel as diplomatic…

Israeli strike hits Gaza hospital

At least five people have been killed and 70 injured by an Israeli strike on a hospital in Gaza, Palestinians say. The Israeli military said it had targeted a cache…

UN Security Council calls for Gaza ceasefire

The UN Security Council has called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza after holding an emergency closed-door meeting on the crisis. The talks came after the UN chief described Israel’s…

Gaza, Israel suffer deadliest day

Israel and Gaza have both suffered their bloodiest day since the beginning of the current offensive. Israel says that 13 of its soldiers died since Saturday night, the biggest one-day…

Casualties mount amid fresh Gaza violence

A Palestinian family and an Israeli Bedouin father were among those killed on Saturday as the casualty toll from Israel’s ground campaign and rocket attacks from Gaza continued to rise….

UN chief heading to Mideast in Gaza peace bid

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will leave Saturday for the Middle East to help end the conflict in Gaza between Israel and Hamas, the U.N. political chief said Friday, reports AP. At…

Obama warns Israel amid rising death toll

US President Barack Obama has backed Israeli’s right to self-defence, but warned against escalation in Gaza. Speaking to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, he underlined his support for Israel’s…

Israel pushes in Gaza, expanding ground operation

Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday in a ground offensive that officials said could last up to two weeks as the prime minister ordered the military to prepare…

Israel launch ground offensive

The Israeli military has begun a ground offensive against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, extending its 10-day-old Operation Protective Edge. It said it was in response to continued militant…

Israel declares ‘humanitarian truce’ in Gaza

Israel says it will observe a “humanitarian ceasefire” in Gaza on Thursday, after days of deadly rocket and missile exchanges with militants. A statement from the Israeli military said it…

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