As the cross-border war goes on raging with Palestinian death toll topping 2100, it turns out that it`s not just the Gazans who are on the receiving end of the violence, but Israeli residents too, are bearing the brunt.
A delegation of members from Palestinian militant groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad arrived in Cairo on Sunday for indirect ceasefire talks with Israel, to be conducted through Egyptian and U.S. officials, Egyptian sources said.
Israeli tank fire hit the fuel depot of the Gaza Strip`s only power plant on Tuesday, witnesses said, cutting electricity to Gaza City and many other parts of the Palestinian enclave of 1.8 million people.
Even as the death toll continues to spike on both sides of the border, Israel vowed that the conflict may turn into a long-drawn war, ignoring repeated calls from the UN and the West to hold ceasefire.
China`s upcoming military exercises in its southeast coastal areas and live firing drills in the East China Sea have led to fears of massive flight delays as hundreds of people`s travel plans were hit.
Seeking to repeat its act of brokering a truce in November 2012, Egypt proposed an Israel-Gaza ceasefire to take hold with effect from Tuesday in order to placate the crisis that has been raging with salvos of rockets being fired from both sides, killing 175 Palestinians.