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France rejects 'any form of violence'
6 years ago

A French Foreign Ministry spokesperson spoke at a briefing on Tuesday, calling on all sides to show "restraint":

"We reaffirm our rejection of any form of violence and call on all parties to show restraint," Foreign Ministry spokesman Romain Nadal told a regular briefing.

2 killed in strike on car in Gaza
6 years ago

An al-Jazeera journalist in the West Bank reports that an airstrike on a car in Gaza has killed two people:

From the ground in Gaza:
6 years ago

Young Gazan professional Iyad Altahrawi, 24, said Gazans would spend the night waiting for the morning.  

“And in the morning we call friends and family around Gaza and check on them,” he said. “It is an unjustified act of war - whenever something bad in Israel happens they blame it on Gaza. Now Gaza is their pass card to winning elections and getting people’s support,” he said.

“The situation is extremely severe this time - it’s not just war planes, it’s also the widespread operation on the West Bank and kidnapping kids,” he said. 

Exclusive photo
6 years ago

A man stands inspecting the wreckage of his house in Gaza City on Tuesday.

Live blog: Israel-Palestine tensions continue - update 8th July 2014
6 years ago

Gaza's Health Ministry reports that the person killed earlier in the day was identified as Rashad Yassin, a member of the Qassam Brigades.

He was in the Nuseirat refugee camp at the time of the strike, reports Haaretz.

Live blog: Israel-Palestine tensions continue - update 8th July 2014
6 years ago

A correspondent on the ground has been speaking to people in Gaza on Tuesday:

23-year old Nalan Al Sarraj said she is starting to feel the intensity of the strikes, and fears for the safety of her friends and family.

“The airstrikes are so loud and strong that they shake our whole building. No-one is at work today - most offices are closed,” she said.

“Hospitals are in need of blood donations, and most of the 40 injuries overnight are women and children."

“The situation is getting very scary, especially after talk of a ground invasion.

Live blog: Israel-Palestine tensions continue - update 8th July 2014
6 years ago

Jerusalem Post reports that, since midnight on Tuesday, 22 rockets have exploded in Israeli territory.

The Iron Dome defence system, competed in 2011 at a cost of around $210m, intercepted four rockets.

Live blog: Israel-Palestine tensions continue - update 8th July 2014
6 years ago

 Translation: A Palestinian inspects his house, which was damaged by Israeli bombing on the city of Khan Yunis, southern #Gaza #Palestine

Live blog: Israel-Palestine tensions continue - update 8th July 2014
6 years ago

The al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Palestine Islamic Jihad, has announced its operation under the name al-Bunyan al-Marsous, in retaliation against what it calls "Israeli aggression."

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine reports that the operation has injured 10 settlers, after launching 60 rockets.

Live blog: Israel-Palestine tensions continue - update 8th July 2014
6 years ago

A Palestinian has been killed by an Israeli strike on Gaza, reports AFP. 

We'll provide more information as it emerges.

Exclusive photo
6 years ago

A teenager is taken away by paramedics after being injured by a reconaissance aircraft strike on his family home in Gaza City, Shejayeh District, on Tuesday

Live blog: Israel-Palestine tensions continue - update 8th July 2014
6 years ago

Palestinian radio station Sawt al-Quds reports that 24 people have been injured since attacks began this morning as part of Operation Protective Edge

Live blog: Israel-Palestine tensions continue - update 8th July 2014
6 years ago

Translation: #Palestine resists - three rockets fall recently on the eastern Negev, causing no injuries

Egypt and Palestine continue talks
6 years ago

Mahmoud Habash, an advisor to the Palestinian President, said last night that Palestine is in communication with Egyptian leaders on the subject of the recent clashes.

This comes after reports on Israeli radio on Monday that Egypt's intelligence chief had visited Israel "during the past days", as reported by pan-Arab daily al-Quds al-Arabi.

Netanyahu: 'Time to take off the gloves'
6 years ago

Ahead of a military consultation with security officials in Tel Aviv, Netanyahu told journalists that the time has come to "take off the gloves" in the fight against Hamas.

"Hamas chose to escalate the situation and it will pay a heavy price for doing so."

Israel to call up more troops
6 years ago

The Israeli army will be calling up several thousand troops from its reserve army, in addition to the 1,500 already reportedly deployed in Sderot near the border with Gaza, reports Haaretz correspondent Amos Harel.

The move adds to rumours of a possible ground offensive in the Gaza Strip.

63 arrested in last two days of demonstrations
6 years ago

Israeli police have said that 63 people have been arrested during the last two days of demonstrations.

They were detained on suspicion of "disruption of order" during demonstrations in Jerusalem and the Negev, reports Haaretz.

Live blog: Israel-Palestine tensions continue - update 8th July 2014
6 years ago

Five Palestinians were injured on Tuesday morning.

The Palestinian Health Ministry spokesperson Ashraf al-Qodra told Anadolu Agency that the strike hit farmland in northern Gaza.