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Israel knocks out Gaza power plant, digs in for long fight

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 00:15

Israel knocked out Gaza`s only power plant, flattened the home of its Islamist Hamas political leader and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets in the enclave, with no end in sight to more than three weeks of conflict.

Single Israeli strike before truce kills 20: Medics

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 12:57

An Israeli air strike in southern Gaza hours before a humanitarian truce was declared killed 20 people, including 11 children, most of them from a single family, medics said.

Muslims pray in Gaza church as bombs fall ahead of Eid

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 08:22

For Gaza resident Mahmud Khalaf, it was a bizarre new experience, prostrating himself for his daily Muslim prayers beneath the gaze of an icon of Jesus Christ.

UN body concerned about impact of Gaza violence on women

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 07:53

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Friday expressed its deep concern about the impact of the ongoing Gaza conflict on women`s health and access to safe births.

Hezbollah to offer full support to Hamas

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 07:51

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah Friday pledged his full support to the Hamas movement during the latter`s ongoing fighting with Israel in the Gaza Strip, despite their blatant difference regarding the Syrian crisis.

Israeli soldier killed by shell fired near Gaza school: Army

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 01:03

An Israeli soldier was killed Friday by fire from a building near UN school in the Gaza Strip, the army said, bringing the number of military deaths to 35 since July 8.

US-led Gaza truce efforts focus on humanitarian lull, talks

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 07:54

US-led efforts to end the conflict between Israel and Hamas are focused on a week-long humanitarian ceasefire, during which intensive negotiations will tackle the blockade of Gaza and other disputes, officials said.

Israel shell fire brings Gaza deaths above 800: Medics

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 07:35

Israeli shell fire on a house in Gaza killed one person Friday, bringing the total death toll to more than 800 Palestinians after one of the bloodiest days of the conflict.

Ban Ki-moon `shocked and appalled` by shelling of Gaza school

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 06:44

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made an impassioned plea for Israel and Hamas to end their conflict and vehemently condemned the shelling of a U.N.-run school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday.

John Kerry says gaps remain as he presses Gaza truce

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 06:29

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that more work was needed to reach a ceasefire to end the bloodshed in Gaza as he worked the phones with key players.

John Kerry pushes for Gaza truce as death toll tops 700

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 08:11

The death toll in Gaza topped 700 on Thursday as Israeli tank fire before dawn killed 16 people in the Hamas-dominated coastal territory, including six members of the same family, Palestinian health officials said.

John Kerry wraps up Israel visit, no sign of breakthrough

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 08:03

US Secretary of State John Kerry left Israel late Wednesday after a day-long visit during which he tried to broker a ceasefire agreement to end the ongoing fighting between Israel and Hamas.