Derived from the French word for obstacle course, parkour involves running, jumping, climbing and vaulting to get from one point to another in a complex environment. It carries symbolic weight for Palestinians Jehad and Abdallah, who practice the sport in the ruins of Gaza. For them, it almost literally embodies the daily struggles of life in the Palestinian enclave. Italian filmmaker Emanuele Gerosa's documentary "One More Jump" explores their story. He joined us for Perspective.
The blockade in Gaza makes the living conditions of its 2 million residents a constant struggle, disrupting every aspect of daily life. The periodic outbreaks of war with Israel have only deepened the humanitarian crisis, leaving nearly every civilian in the enclave affected. To confront the trauma, Malak Mattar turned to painting as an outlet. A form of healing and resistance, her brightly coloured works often depict women grappling with the complex reality of life in Gaza. She joined us for Perspective.
The violence is one of the worst since the 11-day Israel-Hamas conflict in May. A 13-year-old Palestinian boy and an Israeli Border Police solider were among those critically injured.
Hamas militants launched incendiary balloons into Israel for a third straight day, prompting the Israeli response. A cease-fire after last month's 11-day conflict now appears in tatters.
In Gaza, a week since the ceasefire between Hamas and Israel was announced, many residents come out to enjoy the beaches. The truce ended 11 days of devastating Israeli bombardment of Gaza, killing 248 Palestianians, and rockets and other fire into Israel from the coastal strip that killed 12.
Delegations from Israel and Egypt meet in Cairo and Jerusalem to discuss establishing a permanent ceasefire between the Jewish state and Gaza's Hamas rulers. Egypt played a pivotal role in negotiating a ceasefire earlier this month between Israel and Gaza's Palestinian Islamist rulers Hamas, bringing an end to 11 days of deadly fighting.
Israel and Gaza have so far been keeping to an agreed cease-fire. The US is keen to shore up that arrangement with the visit of its secretary of state.
Inside a Gaza hospital, Mohammad al-Hadidi cradled his baby boy Omar -- his only surviving child after Israeli air strikes killed his wife and four other sons in the night. After the strikes, rescue workers pulled the five-month-old from the arms of his dead mother early Saturday, one of his tiny legs fractured in three places.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is asking for access to Gaza as the health care system in the Palestinian enclave is suffering critical shortages after days of heavy bombing.
Hamas said it expects a truce within days. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is also set to fly to Israel and Palestinian territories for talks over halting hostilities.
World leaders have urged a truce between Israel and Hamas but the UN Security Council has made no progress in issuing such a statement. The death toll in the fighting continues to rise.