There was no immediate retaliatory rocket fire from Gaza, or reports of injuries from either side.
Qatari FM Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al Thani urges both sides to find a compromise and begin negotiations, warns against imposing US-led "deal of the century" on the Palestinians.
Head of the Iran-backed Hezbollah group slams a proposed US peace deal to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "It's a void deal... a historic crime," he said of the plan.
The Palestinian narrative does not share in the global prominence that Israeli or Western narratives enjoy, but one organisation is trying to change that through a digital campaign.
A member of the forgotten African-Palestinian community, Mahmoud Jiddah was born in Jerusalem around the time of the Nakba. He grew up witnessing the takeover of Palestine and joined in the resistance against Israel’s occupation of his home.
Wednesday's rallies were called to mark Nakba Day, what Palestinians term the catastrophe that befell them after Israel's invasion in 1948, when hundreds of thousands fled or were expelled from lands in what is now Israel.
As they commemorate the Nakba, or 'catastrophe', Palestinians see the UNRWA as a vital ingredient in the struggle for freedom, justice and equality.
Palestinians have long grated on the Lebanese who have bore the brunt of the refugee crisis over the years. Still, when a group of adventure-seeking students end up deported, you know the xenophobia is systematically ingrained.
Israel can operate with impunity in Gaza and its allies will file it under its 'right to defend' itself without anyone extending those same rights to Palestinians.
The ceasefire agreement mediated by Egypt and the United Nations comes after Israel's fatal bombardment kills at least 25 Palestinians.
Since the end of Ottoman Empire rule in Palestine, the land of the first holy mosque has been systematically undermined by false pretences at best, betrayal at worst. But since the 2011 so-called Arab Spring, the disloyalty has intensified.
Palestinian security sources in Hamas-ruled Gaza tell AFP that the Israeli fire hit Hamas military observation posts at three locations along the frontier. No reports of Palestinian casualties.
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