Israel also carried out air strikes early on Wednesday, targeting what it is said were sites used by Hamas, claiming the group’s cross-border fire balloons were a justifiable provocation.
Israel’s 11-day assault on Gaza has destroyed livestock fodder and fishing farms, leaving Palestinians who depend on them for their livelihood vulnerable and adding to food insecurity in the region.
The destruction of a rare bookstore selling English books isn’t the worst tragedy to hit Gaza this week. But for its people, it is a manifestation of a multidimensional war that disconnects besieged Palestinians from the world.
Palestinian envoy to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, pleads with the world body to gather more humanitarian aid for Gaza amid intense Israeli bombing.
Born and raised in the last fourteen years of Israeli blockade and violence, children in Gaza feel as vulnerable and defenseless as ever.
Reporters sans Frontieres calls upon the International Criminal Court to determine whether Israeli air strikes on a Gaza building housing media outlets constituted a war crime.
With Israel preparing for a ground invasion, the besieged enclave is bracing for more casualties and damages after facing days of escalating and deadly violence.
Israeli warplanes bombard a high-rise building in besieged Gaza followed by a barrage of Hamas rockets on Tel Aviv, sparking fears of a lengthy fighting.
US condemns Hamas rockets as "unacceptable escalation" and says Israel has "legitimate right" to defend itself despite Israeli air strikes killing 20 people in Gaza and its forces wounding hundreds in Al Aqsa Mosque complex.
Israel rarely confirms details of its operations in Syria, but says Iran's presence backing regime leader Bashar al Assad is a threat.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's comments came after Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah accused Israel of a drone attack on the Lebanese Shia movement's Beirut stronghold on Sunday and threatened retaliation.
The strikes came a day after two drones, which the Lebanese army and the Iran-backed Hezbollah group said were Israeli, crashed in the Hezbollah-dominated southern suburbs of Beirut, with one exploding.
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