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Gaza Death Toll Hits 1380, US Resupplies Israel with Weapons

The United States confirmed it had restocked Israel’s supplies of ammunition, hours after finally sharpening its tone to condemn an attack on a United Nations school in Gaza that killed 16 people sheltering there. Israeli airstrikes and shelling continued overnight and into the morning leaving 17 Gazans dead and dozens injured, bringing the 24-day death […]

16,000 Reserves Called up in Israel as US Provides More Arms for Gaza Offensive

Israel called up 16,000 additional reserve soldiers on Thursday, boosting army numbers amid their deepening military offensive in Gaza. The move comes after the US revealed on Wednesday they have restocked the Israeli army with ammunition and plans to allow them further access to an emergency munitions store based in Israel. The death toll in […]

20 Bodies Found in Gaza Rubble as Wednesday Death Toll Hits 130

The bodies of 20 Palestinians were recovered from the rubble of destroyed buildings in the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday evening, as Gazans took stock of a 23-day Israeli assault that has killed 1,360 people so far with no end in sight. The announcement by Gaza medical teams of the recovery of the bodies in […]

Gaza Ministry Calls on UNRWA to Condemn Attacks on Its Shelters

Gaza’s Ministry of Interior Wednesday called upon the UN agency for Palestinian refugees to condemn the latest deadly shelling of a UN school. “Many UNRWA schools have been targeted on the heads of people taking shelter in them,” the interior ministry said in a statement. “Dozens have been killed and UNRWA has not condemned any […]

67 Palestinians Killed in Israeli Attacks since Midnight

At least 67 Palestinians have been killed and 110 injured in Israeli attacks since midnight Wednesday on the 23rd day of the Gaza offensive, according to the Ministry of Health. In the most devastating attack, at least 16 people were killed when an Israeli artillery shell hit a UN school in the northern Gaza Strip. […]

Gaza Power Plant Shut Down, 40 Dead in Israeli Shelling Tuesday

The Gaza Strip’s sole power plant shut down due to a large fire caused by Israeli shelling on Tuesday morning, after at least 40 were killed in a series of Israeli strikes from land, air, and sea since midnight. The strikes brought the death toll in Gaza to 1,128, with more than 6,200 injured in […]

Israeli Shrike Kills 10 Children in Gaza Refugee Camp

At least 10 Palestinian children were killed and others injured on Monday by an Israeli strike on the western Gaza City Al-Shati Camp, a Palestinian Health Ministry official said. The source, who asked not to be named, added that the bodies of at least ten children arrived at Al-Shefaa Hospital, having been killed by an […]

Obama Tells Bibi a Ceasefire is a ‘Strategic Imperative’

Pressure is increasing on Israel to agree on a ceasefire and end their three-week-long assault on the Gaza strip. On Monday, the UN Security Council released a statement urging an immediate ceasefire, while US President Barack Obama called his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday to explain the importance of urgently bringing an end to […]

Gaza Bodies Pulled from Rubble during Truce as Toll Tops 950

The bodies of 85 of Palestinians were recovered from rubble across Gaza on Saturday, raising to over 950 the overall death toll of Israel’s onslaught on the territory since July 8, medics said. Emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said 76 bodies had been brought to hospitals in north, central and southern Gaza, as well as […]

6 Palestinians Killed in West Bank amid Protests against Gaza Assault

Six Palestinians were killed on Friday as protests erupted across the West Bank in solidarity with the Gaza Strip, which has been under Israeli assault for the last 18 days. The deaths come after a Palestinian was killed by Israeli forces late Thursday in clashes at Qalandia, bringing the total death toll in the West […]

Hamas Says 10 Israeli Soldiers Killed in Beit Hanoun Ambush

he Hamas-affiliated al-Qassam Brigades claimed responsibility on Friday for killing “at least” 10 Israeli soldiers after targeting an Israeli infantry unit with explosives in eastern Beit Hanoun. Al-Qassam said in a statement that its fighters had led an infantry unit of 15 Israeli soldiers into an ambush in the area. The statement added that al-Qassam […]

Palestinian Death Toll at 843 as Israel Announces Death of Soldier

The Israeli army said on Friday that one of its soldiers had been killed in Gaza earlier in the day, bringing the total number of soldiers dead in the fighting to at least 33 as the Palestinian death toll rose to 842. The army identified the soldier as Yair Ashkenazy, 36, saying he was killed […]

16 Palestinians Dead since Midnight on 18th Day of Gaza Offensive

Some 16 Palestinians have died as a result of Israeli attacks on Gaza since midnight, as reports of a new ceasefire proposal surfaced on the 18th day of the offensive on the Strip. Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesman for the Palestinian ministry of health, said that the latest deaths brought the death toll since the beginning of […]

Dozens Feared Dead as Israel Shells UN Shelter in Beit Hanoun

Seven UN schools have been hit in the last 24 hours (AA via MEE)

A spokesman for the UN’s Palestine refugee agency UNRWA in Gaza Adnan Abu Hasana said on Thursday that they had received no warning before Israeli forces shelled a Beit Hanoun school that was serving as a shelter earlier in the afternoon. The attack killed at least 17 and injured more than 200 of the displaced […]

Palestinian Leaders, Civil Society, Demand End to Blockade as Death Toll Passes 745

The leader of Hamas has declared they will not accept a ceasefire in Gaza until there is an agreement to end Israel’s punishing eight-year long blockade on the Palestinian coastal enclave. “We will not accept any initiative that does not lift the blockade on our people and that does not respect their sacrifices,” Khaled Meshaal […]

73 Palestinians Killed on Wednesday in Gaza, Total Death Toll at 695

Unceasing Israeli attacks on Gaza left 73 Palestinians dead on Wednesday, bringing the death toll since the beginning of Israel’s offensive on the Strip to 695. A Palestinian health ministry spokesman said that 13 people had been killed since sundown, when Palestinians across Gaza broke their Ramadan fast for the day. Thirty-one of Wednesday’s dead […]

Mashaal: No One Can Disarm Palestinian Resistance

Khaled Mashaal, head of Hamas’ political bureau, said Wednesday that Palestinian militant groups in Gaza refuse to disarm. “No can disarm the resistance,” Mashaal said in a televised speech from Doha. Twenty-eight foreign ministers of EU member states had on Tuesday called on Hamas’ al-Qassam Brigades and other militant groups to disarm. Mashaal’s speech came […]

Israeli Forces Bomb al-Wafa Hospital in Gaza City

Israeli warplanes on Wednesday bombed a central Gaza City hospital after the army claimed militants opened fire from the premises, while a UN human rights chief warned that abuses by Hamas did not justify possible war crimes by Israel. The Israeli military said in a statement that they had “targeted specific sites” in the al-Wafa […]

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 […]

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