Posts Tagged ‘Gaza’

Israel accepts Egypt proposal to end Gaza conflict

Media Release: Israel has accepted an Egyptian truce proposal for the conflict with Gaza. Hamas, which controls Gaza, is still discussing the plan, but its armed wing has rejected it as a “surrender”. Under the terms, the ceasefire should begin immediately, followed by a series of meetings in Cairo with high-level delegations from both sides. […]

Gaza crisis: Palestinians back on streets as truce holds

People in Gaza have been attempting to return to normal life as a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, in effect since Wednesday, appears to be holding. A number of rockets were fired from Gaza in the first few hours of the truce, but Israel did not respond. However, Israeli schools close to the Gaza Strip […]

Casualties reported in Tel Aviv bus explosion

Israeli police calling it a “terrorist attack,” as an unidentified package is left in the bus. At least twenty one casualties have been reported as a bus exploded in Tel Aviv a block away from the Israeli defence ministry. Israeli police are calling the explosion on Wednesday a “terrorist attack,” and have said that an […]

Gaza crisis: Israel ground invasion plan ‘on hold’

Israel has put plans for a ground operation in Gaza “on hold” to give talks to secure a truce with Hamas militants a chance, officials say. It is understood Israel has set a Thursday deadline for the Egypt-brokered talks to succeed. The conflict began last Wednesday when Israel killed a top Hamas military commander, saying […]

The latest Gaza catastrophe

Many aspects of the current assault on Gaza pass under the radar screens of world conscience. The media double standards in the West on the new and tragic Israeli escalation of violence directed at Gaza were epitomised by an absurdly partisan New York Times front page headline: “Rockets Target Jerusalem; Israel girds for Gaza Invasion” (NYT, Nov […]

Gaza crisis: Egyptians back under-fire Palestinians

Egyptian leaders have promised to support Gaza against Israeli attacks, as violence escalated for a third day. President Mohammed Mursi said he would not leave Gaza on its own and condemned Israel’s “blatant aggression”, hours after his prime minister visited Gaza. Israel mounted a huge attack overnight, targeting dozens of locations. Later, Gaza militants targeted […]

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