Operation Protective Edge - updates

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Israeli probe defends 'lawful' Gaza war actions

Jun 15, 2015 - 12:08 AM

Nine months after the end of the conflict Israel reveals the findings of the investigation into the conduct of its forces and that of the Hamas militants it was fighting

WAR. A Palestinian walks between destroyed houses in the Al Shejaeiya neighborhood in the East of Gaza City, 10 September 2014. Photo from EPA/MOHAMMED SABER

Israel in deadly Gaza air raids, Egypt in new truce plan

Aug 26, 2014 - 8:26 AM

The Jewish state also comes under fire in the north where at least one rocket was fired from Lebanon

ANOTHER HIT. Smoke rises after Israeli air strikes on Gaza City, 25 August 2014. Mohammed Saber/EPA

Netanyahu: Gaza operation to last as long as it takes

Aug 24, 2014 - 6:32 PM

Netanyahu also adds a veiled warning to neighboring Lebanon and Syria after overnight rocket fire into Israel

Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. File photo by Gali Tibbon/Agence France-Presse

Hamas asks for new truce as Israel resumes Gaza assault

Jul 27, 2014 - 3:45 PM

UPDATED The moves came after world powers met in Paris to mull ways of ending 20 days of bloodshed raging in and around Gaza which has claimed the lives of more than 1 000 Palestinians and 46 people in Israel

AMID THE LULL. Palestinians children wait to fill plastic bottles and water containers with drinking water from a public tap in Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip on July 27, 2014. Mahmud Hams/AFP

UN calls for immediate truce as Gaza toll tops 500

Jul 21, 2014 - 10:28 AM

UPDATE Meeting for two hours of urgent talks in New York the 15 member Council also called for respect of international humanitarian law including the protection of civilians

A file photo of a UN Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question, 18 July 2014 at the United Nations in New York. Loey Felipe/UN Photo

Bloody Sunday as 100 Gazans, 13 Israeli soldiers killed

Jul 21, 2014 - 6:47 AM

Late Sunday the armed wing of Hamas claims it has kidnapped an Israeli soldier

RUSH TO SAFETY. Palestinian rescuers evacuate a body following an Israeli military offensive on the Shejaiya neighborhood between Gaza City and the Israeli border, which has left more than 50 people dead in a blistering bombardment which began overnight, medics said on July 20, 2014. Mohammed Abed/AFP

Gaza's Shejaiya: a moonscape strewn with bodies

Jul 20, 2014 - 9:33 PM

Inside Gaza s Shejaiya district are scenes of absolute devastation – and bodies lying in the streets – after a night of non stop Israeli tank fire

RUSH TO SAFETY. Palestinian rescuers evacuate a body following an Israeli military offensive on the Shejaiya neighborhood between Gaza City and the Israeli border, which has left more than 50 people dead in a blistering bombardment which began overnight, medics said on July 20, 2014. Mohammed Abed/AFP

Israel intensifies Gaza assault ahead of diplomatic drive

Jul 20, 2014 - 2:16 PM

Diplomatic efforts to seek a truce are set to intensify Sunday with the arrival of Ban in the region to help Israelis and Palestinians end the violence and find a way forward

AIR ASSAULT. Israeli strikes seen in the east of Gaza strip along the border between Israel and Gaza City on, 20 July 2014. Mohammed Saber/EPA

Israel begins Gaza ground assault, UN warns on civilians

Jul 18, 2014 - 11:31 AM

The late Thursday assault follows a brief humanitarian truce and an urgent appeal by both Washington and the UN that Israel redouble its efforts to avoid harm to civilians

INVASION. Israeli Markava tanks heading toward the Israeli Gaza border, 18 July 2014. Stringer/EPA

Gaza rocket kills first Israeli as truce bid fails

Jul 16, 2014 - 7:26 AM

UPDATED The first Israeli death of the conflict comes after nearly 1 000 rockets and mortar rounds hit the Jewish state Four Israelis have been seriously wounded

SLEEPING. Israeli infantry soldiers sleep next to their APC's (Armoured Personnel Carriers) in a field along the southern Israeli border with the Gaza Strip, early July 15, 2014. Jim Hollander/EPA.

Israel accepts Egypt's Gaza truce plan, Hamas says no

Jul 15, 2014 - 4:44 PM

But the resulting calm was short lived with the Israeli army confirming three rockets from Gaza hit southern Israel

RUINS. A Palestinian man walks past a destroyed building in Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, 14 July 2014. Mohammed Saber/EPA

Israel to weigh Egypt Gaza truce, Hamas says no deal

Jul 15, 2014 - 7:25 AM

UPDATED Israel s Operation Protective Edge intended to stamp out militant rocket fire has killed 186 people in Gaza by late Monday

AMID RUIN. A young Palestinian boy walks over debris from a house that was destroyed overnight in an airstrike in Deir Al Balah, central Gaza Strip, 14 July 2014. Oliver Weiken/EPA

Arab League urges int'l protection for Gaza

Jul 14, 2014 - 8:47 PM

Israeli air strikes on Gaza have become a matter that cannot be met with silence anymore the pan Arab organization says

FIRE ALERT. Palestinian firefighters try to extinguish fire at UN storehouse after an Israeli military strike in an area west of Gaza City on July 12, 2014. Mahmud Hams/AFP

Israeli commandos make first ground incursion in Gaza

Jul 13, 2014 - 2:06 PM

Israeli navy commandos launch a ground operation overnight in the north of the Gaza Strip the first since the offensive against Hamas began

OPERATION. Israeli artillery positioned at the Israeli border with Gaza, shell toward targets in the Gaza Strip, 12 July 2014. Israel moved three infantry brigades closer to the coastal enclave in preparation for a possible ground offensive. Photo by Atef Safadi / EPA
OPERATION. Israeli artillery positioned at the Israeli border with Gaza, shell toward targets in the Gaza Strip, 12 July 2014. Israel moved three infantry brigades closer to the coastal enclave in preparation for a possible ground offensive. Photo by Atef Safadi / AFP

DFA: Voluntary repatriation on for Filipinos in Gaza

Jul 13, 2014 - 9:59 AM

From Alert Level 2 Restriction Saturday the DFA raises Gaza to Alert Level 3 Voluntary Repatriation due to the escalating Israel Hamas conflict

ROCKET ATTACK. Smoke rises after Israeli artillery fired shells at the industrial area of Karni, in the East of Gaza City, 12 July 2014. Mohammed Saber/EPA

Israel, Hamas defy truce calls on Gaza bloodiest day

Jul 13, 2014 - 8:20 AM

Both sides have dismissed calls for a truce and Israel continued to build up troops along the Gaza border ahead of a possible ground invasion

FIRE ALERT. Palestinian firefighters try to extinguish fire at UN storehouse after an Israeli military strike in an area west of Gaza City on July 12, 2014. Mahmud Hams/AFP

Gaza toll tops 100 as truce efforts waver

Jul 12, 2014 - 9:04 AM

Despite international concerns truce efforts have been unsuccessful

TRUCE EFFORTS WAVER. A cloud of smoke rises after an Israeli attack on Gaza City, July 11, 2014. Photo by Mohammed Saber/EPA

Israel hits more than 300 Hamas targets in Gaza – army

Jul 10, 2014 - 2:44 PM

Israel s cabinet has authorized the call up of 40 000 reservists for such an operation which looks increasingly likely as the conflict drags on

ISRAELI AIR STRIKE. Flames erupt from a building hit by an Israeli air strike on July 9, 2014 in Gaza City. Thomas Coex/AFP

Israel pounds Gaza as Hamas flexes rocket reach

Jul 10, 2014 - 6:24 AM

UPDATED Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas accuses Israel of committing genocide in Gaza but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns of even tougher action to come

AIR STRIKE. Smoke rises after an attack of Israeli aircraft in the Gaza Strip, seen from southern Israel, 08 July 2014. Abir Sultan/EPA

Israel, Hamas face off in new Gaza conflict

Jul 09, 2014 - 7:10 AM

UPDATED Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas demands Israel immediately stop its air campaign and calls on the international community to pressure the Jewish state

MERKAVA. An Israeli Merkava tank takes position at the border with the Gaza Strip (in the background), southern Israel, 07 July 2014. Abir Sultan/EPA