The talks would include Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Hamas and will aim to reach a long-term ceasefire in the region after Israeli bombardment of besieged Gaza killed more than 250 people.
No matter how many Israeli missiles and airstrikes hit their houses and workplaces, Palestinians do not wave a white flag to Israel. Here is why.
From religiously-minded Hamas and Islamic Jihad, to secularist Fatah and socialist Popular Front, there are various political groups that oppose Israel.
Israeli occupation reduced one of the Middle East’s oldest cities, with at least 4,000 years of history, into a packed Palestinian enclave besieged from all sides — sea, land and air.
Israeli war planes target critical infrastructure, homes and hospitals in Gaza as the brutal assault enters the ninth day.
Born and raised in the last fourteen years of Israeli blockade and violence, children in Gaza feel as vulnerable and defenseless as ever.
Israel is finding that it has diminished public support across the US and the Western world.
Israeli army and Hamas have faced each other on many occasions since the Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in 2005. Here is a quick look at some of the major battles.
Israel has one of the world’s most modernised armies equipped with a nuclear arsenal. On the other hand, Palestinians, having no real state and regular army, don’t have much to defend themselves.
There have been nightly disturbances since the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on April 13, amid Palestinian anger over police blocking off access to the promenade around the walls of the Old City and a ban on gatherings.
Hamas and Fatah, the main rival Palestinian factions, have agreed to administer elections together. But experts think elections based on the Oslo Accords framework are futile.
The International Criminal Court made a historic decision to allow its prosecutor to investigate Israeli actions in occupied Palestinian territories.
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