Tag: Israel & Middle East

Gaza Conflict From Space In ‘Saddest Photo’

An astronaut has posted a picture from the International Space Station while flying over Gaza and Israel, showing the worsening crisis which has left more than 700 people dead. German flight engineer Alexander Gerst captured the scene from 220 miles above the Earth as rockets and explosions lit up the night sky with wispy yellow…

For second time, rockets found at UN school in Gaza

For the second time in less than a week, rockets have been found in a school in Gaza operated by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. โ€œToday, in the course of the regular inspection of its premises, UNRWA discovered rockets hidden in a vacant school in the Gaza Strip,โ€ the organization said in a…

Israel launches ground invasion in Gaza [VIDEO]

The Israeli military said Thursday it has launched a large ground operation in the Gaza Strip. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon ordered the Israel Defense Forces to launch a ground incursion in the Gaza Strip Thursday night, in order to “damage the underground tunnel terrors constructed in Gaza leading into Israeli…

Fresh Israel-Gaza Ceasefire agreed to in Egypt

Israel-Gaza ceasefire deal ‘reached’ A comprehensive ceasefire agreement has been reached between Israel and Gaza, an Israeli official has told the BBC. The ceasefire is due to take effect on Friday at 06:00 local time (04:00 GMT). Earlier, Palestinian militants fired three mortars from Gaza at Israel during a brief humanitarian ceasefire, Israeli security forces…

4 kids reported killed in Israeli shelling of Gaza beach

Palestinian medical officials say four children were killed Wednesday on a Gaza beach by a shell fired from an Israeli naval gunboat. Photo: Palestinians flee their homes in the Zeitoun neighbourhood of Gaza City, after Israel had airdropped leaflets warning people to leave the area, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Egypt proposes ceasefire between Israel, Hamas

Egypt unveiled a ceasefire plan to end the heavy fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, which has left at least 185 people dead. Hamasโ€™ top leader in Gaza confirmed there was โ€œdiplomatic movement,โ€ while Israelโ€™s policy-making Security Cabinet was set to discuss the proposal early Tuesday. Photo: Palestinians drive past a…

Israel Makes First Ground Move

For the first time since the firing began last week, Israel on Sunday carried out its first ground operation. According to officials, Israeli commandos hit a rocket-launching site during a raid. Four Israeli soldiers were wounded during a gun fight with Palestinian fighters. In addition, the Israeli military issued a warning to Palestinians living in…

Netanyahu: Strikes wonโ€™t stop until Israel is peaceful again

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday that international pressure would not stop the country from continuing its offensive on Gaza until Israel is peaceful and safe. He says the Jewish state has hit more than 1,000 targets during its 4 day offensive against Gaza militants, and that “there are still more to go”.

US Prepared To Broker Gaza Ceasefire, Says Obama

The US is prepared to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, President Barack Obama has said. His comments came during a phone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Mr Netanyahu earlier said Israel’s operation was progressing as planned and “more stages were expected”. “The United States remains prepared to facilitate…

Three Bodies of Missing Israeli Teens Found Near Hebron

The bodies of three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped in the West Bank earlier this month have been found north of the city of Hebron, a source confirmed to ABC News today. Hamas, the Palestinian militant group accused by Israel of taking the boys, has denied kidnapping the teens, though senior Israeli and Palestinian officials…

InfoGraphic: Sarin Chemical Warfare Nerve Agent

Relatively quick full page infographic on Sarin. The graphic may be a little weak in concept, but the information held within is excellent and scary as hell. Invisible, odorless and colourless – Sarin in vapour form can kill you dead within a single minute of exposure. While you are still wondering why your head hurts…