The Palestinian Prime Minister on Monday urged international donor nations to honor their pledges to send billions of dollars to help rebuild the Gaza Strip after a devastating 50-day war against Israel, warning that similar promises in the past have come up empty.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday slammed Israeli settlement building and warned against "provocations" at Jerusalem's holy sites, calling for renewed peace talks to avoid further conflict with the Palestinians.
India has committed USD 4 million for Gaza reconstruction in response to the recovery plan presented by Palestinian Authority at Cairo International Conference as the international community pledged a total of USD 5.4 billion for the cause.
An international donor conference to rebuild war-torn Gaza was held in Cairo on Sunday where envoys from dozens of countries met to pledge aid fund worth billions for the Herculean task of reconstruction of a city battered by 50 days of violence in July and August.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon today warned that fresh "round of violence and vengeance" is "almost guaranteed" between the Israelis and Palestinians if the "underlying" causes of the conflict are not addressed as he hoped that the two sides reach a "durable ceasefire" soon.
Israel`s participation in Egyptian-brokered talks on consolidating a Gaza ceasefire is aimed at bolstering its security not a peace deal with the Palestinians, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in remarks published Wednesday.
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Hamas knows well that Israel will not tolerate a "drizzle" of rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, according to a statement released by the PM's office.
Rockets fired from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel on Thursday, Israel Radio said, in the second such attack this week challenging an Aug. 26 ceasefire with Palestinian militants that halted a 50-day war.