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Gaza Death Toll ‘Rises above 600′

The death toll in Gaza rose above 600 on Tuesday as emergency teams pulled dead bodies from the rubble of homes destroyed by Israeli strikes on the 15th day of the assault. Palestinian medical sources announced the death of Ahmad Abu Seido by Israeli shelling on a park in eastern Gaza City, raising the day’s […]

Israel Claims Infiltration Plot Foiled, as Gaza Death Toll Passes 500

The Israeli army say they have intercepted two groups of Palestinian fighters who entered Israel via tunnels from the Gaza Strip on Monday morning. A military spokesperson said at least 10 fighters had been killed, as residents of Kibbutz Nir Am and Kibbutz Erez in south Israel were ordered to remain indoors, according to Haaretz. […]

Hamas Says It Has Captured Israeli Soldier in Gaza

The Hamas-affiliated al-Qassam Brigades said on Sunday night that it had captured an Israeli soldier, the first since the release of Gilad Shalit in 2011. Al-Qassam Brigades said during a speech by spokesman Abu Ubaida aired live on Ma’an News that the captured soldier is named Shaul Aron and his military number was 6092065. “The […]

Mass Exodus from Gaza’s Shejaiya as Israeli Strike Kills over 100

Thousands were forced to flee their homes in northern Gaza Sunday after a night of fierce bombardment as Israel expanded their ground assault on day 13 of the deadliest violence in the enclave in five years. There are reports of bodies still lying in the streets after Israeli forces engaged in what has been referred […]

Report: Israeli Offensive Displaced more than 135,000 Gazans

The ongoing Israeli military attacks on the Gaza Strip have so far displaced more than 135,000 Palestinians and destroyed more than 2,00 homes, the Geneva-based Euro-mid Observer for Human Rights said on Sunday. The group said in a report that Israeli artillery and warplanes continued to bombard eastern Gaza neighborhoods near the border with Israel […]

Thousands Flee Gaza’s Shujaiyya after Deadliest Israeli Attack in Years

Thousands were forced to flee their homes in northern Gaza Sunday after a night of fierce bombardment as Israel expanded their ground assault on day 13 of the deadliest violence in the enclave in five years. There are reports of bodies lying in the streets after Israeli forces engaged in what has been referred to […]

Video: Footage from Israeli Massacre in Gaza’s Shujaiyya

Footage: Al Aqs TV:

Video: Death Comes Early in Gaza

CNN International reports on the latest massacres in Gaza.

Israeli Massacre in Gaza City

On the 13th day of the ongoing military offensive against the Gaza Strip, residents say invading Israeli forces committed “a new massacre” in the Shujaiyya neighborhood of Gaza City. At least 40 people have been killed and hundreds have been injured in the eastern neighborhood, medics said Sunday. The death toll is expected to rise […]

Escalation in Gaza as Land Operation Expands

Israeli airstrikes and heavy shelling have hit locations across Gaza over the past hour, following a statement Friday from the Israeli prime minister that he has ordered the military to prepare for an expansion of its ground operation. Ambulances in east Rafah are under “aggressive” artillery shelling and a massive explosion erupted in Gaza City […]

Israel Begins Ground Invasion in Gaza, Clashes Reported

Israel has launched a ground offensive against Gaza, with reports saying that some troops have already been spotted in the northern parts of the Strip. Two Palestinians, including a three-month-old baby, have already been killed, Palestinian medical sources told AFP. According to Middle East Eye sources on the ground, Israeli warships have also intensified their […]

Hamas, Israeli Officials Deny Ceasefire Reports as Brief Truce Ends

Contrary to a report from an Israeli official, Hamas says efforts are still continuing on a ceasefire agreement between the group and Israel to end the crisis in Gaza, but one has not been agreed. Talks in Cairo, where Hamas and Israeli delegations are reportedly staying in the hotel, follow several days of diplomatic shuttling […]

Official: Israel-Hamas Ceasefire for Gaza Agreed

A ceasefire agreement between Hamas and Israel to end the crisis in Gaza has reportedly been reached, according to an Israeli official. Details of the ceasefire are emerging and follow several days of diplomatic shuttling between the sides and Egyptian, Turkish, Qatari and US interlocutors. According to Haaretz, however, senior Hamas and Islamic Jihad members […]

Details Emerge of Israeli Naval Strike that Killed 4 Children

Four children were killed in Gaza City on Wednesday, medics said, in Israeli shelling witnessed by AFP journalists. All four were on the beach when the attack took place, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said, with several injured children taking refuge at a nearby hotel where journalists were staying. Qudra confirmed four children were killed […]

Abbas to Meet Hamas Leaders in Cairo as Strikes Intensify

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is set to meet with Hamas leaders Khaled Meshaal and Moussa Abu Marzouq in Cairo on Wednesday to discuss an Egyptian proposal for a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza-based Palestinian resistance factions. Abbas “wants a ceasefire to end the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip,” senior Fatah leader Nabil Shaath told […]

UN Agency Says Gaza Destruction ‘Immense’

The UN aid agency for Palestinians on Tuesday described the damage wrought by Israel’s air offensive on Gaza as “immense”, with more than 500 homes razed. “The level of human losses and destruction in Gaza is really immense,” said UNWRA spokesman Sami Mshasha. “According to our latest figure, we are talking about 174 killed and […]

US Lawmakers Boost Funding for Israel’s Iron Dome

A Senate panel on Tuesday approved a 50 percent funding boost for Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system. The measure, if it becomes law, would provide $621.6 million for Israeli missile defense programs for the 2015 fiscal year starting in October, including $351 million for the short-range Iron Dome system that has been put to the […]

11 Palestinians Killed in Gaza, Death Toll Passes 200

Israeli airstrikes killed eleven Palestinians since midnight, bringing the death toll in Israel’s military offensive to over 200 Palestinians. An Israeli airstrike in Khan Younis targeted a civilian car killing Omar Abu Daqqa, Ibrahim Abu Daqqa, and Khadra Abu Daqqa, 65. Five others were injured in the strike. Israel also targeted houses belonging to the […]

Israel Warns 100,000 Gazans to Leave Homes

The Israeli army has warned some 100,000 Palestinians in the eastern Gaza Strip to evacuate their homes, military sources said Wednesday. Eyewitnesses saw flyers dropped over the Zeitun neighbourhood southeast of Gaza City, and residents there and elsewhere also reported receiving recorded phone and text messages urging them to evacuate by 0500 GMT. The flyers […]

Israel Resumes Air Strikes on Gaza as Ceasefire Bid Tatters

Israel has resumed air strikes on Tuesday afternoon after accepting an Egyptian-led ceasefire proposal earlier in the day. Israeli army took to social media around the time of an Israeli air strike in Gaza City to say it had resumed operations in response to Hamas rocket fire on Tuesday. Hamas, however, said in a statement […]

Israeli Airstrikes Kill 5 on Eighth Day of Gaza Assault

Israeli airstrikes killed five Palestinians in Gaza overnight Monday, with at least 192 killed and 1,400 injured as Israel’s assault enters its eighth day. An airstrike in Khan Younis early Tuesday killed 33-year-old Suleiman Abu Luli, 58-year-old Ata al-Umour and 53-year-old Bushra Khalil Zurub, Gaza health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said. Earlier, 46-year-old Ismail Salim […]

Hamas Heard of Ceasefire ‘Through Media’

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said Tuesday that the group were not consulted by Egypt about ceasefire arrangements and only heard of the initiative through media outlets. “We in Hamas haven’t heard about the Egyptian suggestions except on media outlets. Nobody has consulted us about this initiative, and so it is natural that the initiative […]

177 Killed, US Warns Israel Ally against Gaza ground assault

Washington warned its Israeli ally Monday against any ground invasion of Gaza, as Egyptian officials said the US top diplomat was headed to the region to join efforts to end a week of deadly violence. The White House stopped short of criticizing Israel over the civilian casualty toll from its devastating air and artillery bombardment […]

172 Killed, Arab League Urges International Protection for Gaza

The Arab League has called on the international community to end Israeli air strikes on Gaza and to protect Palestinians, ahead of a foreign ministers’ meeting later Monday. The call, in a report to be submitted to the ministerial meeting, comes as Israel pressed its campaign of punishing raids on Gaza into a seventh day […]

Gaza Death Toll at 165 as Deadly Israeli Strikes Continue

Israel’s military assault on Gaza continued for a sixth day on Sunday with the Gaza Ministry of Health saying 165 Palestinians have been killed and over 1,000 injured. The latest airstrike on Sunday killed Layla Hasan al-Udat in al-Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza, Ashraf al-Qidra said. Ashraf Zurub, 21, on Sunday died from wounds […]

52 Killed in Gaza’s Bloodiest Day Since Israeli Offensive

Gaza witnessed the bloodiest day since the Israeli military offensive on Tuesday, with 52 Palestinians killed, leading the death toll to rise to 157, but with no Israelis killed. Israel continued to build up troops along the Gaza border ahead of a possible ground invasion, warning Palestinians in northern Gaza to evacuate their homes. The […]

Horror as Gaza Handicapped Care Facility Bombed

Twenty-year-old Palestinian Sally Saqr lies in a hospital bed in Gaza’s Shifa hospital with burns that have turned her cheeks an angry pink beneath her ventilation tube. She survived an Israeli strike in the early hours of Saturday morning that hit a care home for Palestinians with special needs. Two of her fellow residents were […]

New Israeli Airstrikes Kill over 20 in Gaza

Ongoing Israeli airstrikes across the besieged Gaza Strip have killed over 20 Palestinians since midnight, bringing the total death toll to more than 130, Gaza medical sources said Saturday. The latest airstrike killed Khawla al-Hawajri, 24, in Nuseirat refugee camp, medics said. Another killed Ghazi Arif in eastern Gaza City, medics said. Three others were […]

Video: Ronnie Kasrils on BDS and War on Gaza

Ronnie Kasrils, former Minister in the government of South Africa and anti-apartheid activist talks about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

Video Report: On the Ground in Gaza

Noor Harazeen reports for Middle East Eye in Gaza speaking to victims of the latest Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip that has left over 100 people dead and more than 750 injured.  

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