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Obama, in call with Netanyahu, urges humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 10:13

US President Barack Obama, speaking by phone on Sunday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, stressed the need for an immediate, unconditional humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, the White House said.

Ceasefire between Israel, Hamas ends as shelling resumes

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 09:25

A 24-hour ceasefire by Hamas in Gaza appears to have been stalled with the former firing rockets into Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying that they will do “what it must to protect its people.”

Gaza violence: Doesn`t matter if global opinion turns against us, says Israel PM

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 19:53

Even as Hamas agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian ceasefire hours after Israel resumes its offensive in Gaza, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said that the Palestinian militants didn`t stick to even their own ceasefire, and they continued to attack.

Gaza death toll spirals towards 1,000 amid 12-hour truce

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 13:50

Gaza residents on Saturday used a 12-hour humanitarian truce agreed to by Israel and Hamas on a UN request to pull out several bodies from mounds of rubble and metal of bombed homes, as the Palestinian death toll climbed to nearly 1,000.

Pressure for Gaza truce mounts after Israel shells UN refuge

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 12:19

Signs of renewed efforts for a Gaza ceasefire were evident as the death toll continued to climb after Israel shelled a UN shelter killing 15 Palestinians.

Israel says killed 10 Hamas terrorists on Day 14 as Gaza death toll tops 500

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 09:59

After Israel and Gaza both witnessed the bloodiest day in fourteen days of violence, Palestinian militant group Hamas on late Sunday boasted about having captured an ISF soldier– a claim that was denied by Israeli envoy to the UN.

UN chief urges Israel to `do far more` to spare Gaza civilians

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 01:32

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon urged Israel to "exercise maximum restraint" and spare the lives of civilians in its campaign in Gaza, where Sunday`s Palestinian death toll passed 100.

Tunnel operation could be over `fairly quickly`: Netanyahu

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 22:35

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that an operation to destroy a network of tunnels used by militants in Gaza could be over "fairly quickly" but would not be pinned down on specifics.

Two Israeli soldiers killed

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 02:29

Two Israeli soldiers were killed in an exchange of fire with Palestinian militants who infiltrated Israeli turf through a Gaza tunnel Saturday, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said in a statement.

Israel-Gaza violence: Death toll rises to 300, Obama issues warning

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 11:13

As the death toll in the ongoing Israel-Gaza conflict has crossed 300, US President Barack Obama issued a warning to his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu expressing concern over the civilian deaths, as per news reports on Saturday.

UN chief Ban Ki-Moon heading to Mideast in Gaza peace bid

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 04:55

A UN official has said that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will leave for the Middle East tomorrow to help mediate the conflict in Gaza between Israel and Hamas.

Israel may `significantly broaden` Gaza assault: PM Benjamin Netanyahu

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 15:48

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had ordered the military to prepare for a possible significant expansion of the ground operation against Gaza militants.