For the third time in a week, the United States has blocked the United Nations Security Council from approving a resolution that denounces violence on both sides and calls for a cessation of hostilities in the Israel-Gaza conflict. Is it a case of giving diplomacy a chance, or siding with Israel as a default position? The US ambassador to the UN insists that Washington is "working tirelessly through diplomatic channels" to end the worst fighting in years.
About 10,000 refugees with no way out: The situation for the civilian population in the Gaza Strip is becoming increasingly desperate. Relief aid is in short supply — and the territory is battling the pandemic, as well.
The US envoy for Israel-Palestinian affairs, Hady Amr, is set to meet officials from both sides — separately — hours after Israel's deadliest single strike on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.
At least 33 people have been killed in the deadliest single Israeli attack since fighting broke out nearly a week ago. Israel's military said it had also bombed the home of a senior Hamas leader.
Al Jazeera’s bureau chief in Gaza Wael al-Dahdouh speaks in front of the rubble of Jala Tower, a 13-floor building housing Qatar-based Al Jazeera television and the US news agency the Associated Press in the Gaza Strip, which collapsed following an Israeli air strike on May 15.
Hostilities broke out between Hamas and Israel less than a week ago. But a swift escalation has left civilians on both sides trying to come to terms with the maddening unpredictability. Tania Krämer reports from Israel.
Pope Francis says the loss of innocent lives in violence between Israel and Palestinians is "terrible and unacceptable" and appeals for those who have responsibility to "walk the paths of peace".
Israel's air defence system "Iron Dome" intercepts rockets launched from the Gaza strip at night. More than 100 rockets were fired tonight from Gaza towards Israel by multiple Palestinian armed groups, Hamas Islamists who control the blockaded enclave said.
Police use tear gas to disperse protesters in Nairobi as they gather to protest Israeli air strikes on Gaza. Also, clashes erupt in Kinshasa as Muslim factions celebrate Eid in DR Congo. Eid is also celebrated by minority Muslims in Burundi who gathered to celebrate the end of Ramadan – our team takes you there.
Palestinian families in Gaza's Shejaiya neighbourhood leave the area after it was shelled by Israeli forces.
Palestinians survey the damage in Gaza after another night of conflict. Palestinian militants attacked Israel's commercial centre of Tel Aviv and other cities with rocket fire, while the Israeli army launched strikes on Hamas and other Islamist groups in the crowded coastal enclave.
A medic who lost his arm in the 2008 Gaza War has gone on to open his own gym and become an iron-willed bodybuilding instructor in Jabalia, north of Gaza City. Nidal al-Daour was seen breaking up a hefty sweat inside his gym on Wednesday, proving that one does not need every limb to do the heavy lifting.