Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials have said.
Israel’s Shin Bet security service said it had thwarted a Hamas coup attempt in the West Bank aimed at toppling Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to a 12-hour 'humanitarian window' in the ongoing conflict in Gaza.
US secretary of state John Kerry said he has not yet reached a deal between Israel and Hamas to call a seven-day humanitarian truce in the Gaza war but is continuing work.
The Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan says he believes a third-party intervention will be necessary to achieve a ceasefire in Gaza.
An Israeli soldier is missing following a deadly battle in the Gaza Strip, a defence official has said, while a medical chief in Gaza claims that Israeli air strikes hit a hospital yesterday.
Israeli air strikes pummelled a wide range of targets in the Gaza Strip today as the UN chief and the US Secretary of State began an intensive effort to end more than two weeks of fighting that has killed at least 570 Palestinians and 29 Israelis.
The overall Palestinian death toll passed 560 as high-level attempts to end Israel-Hamas fighting hit serious problems.
Former Irish President Mary Robinson says Israel is using "disproportionate" force in Gaza.
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has called on the Government to expel Israeli ambassador Boaz Modai from Ireland in protest at the ongoing crisis in Gaza.
Israel uncovered more than a dozen cross-border tunnels and engaged in gun battles with Hamas militants today on the second day of its open-ended ground operation in Gaza, as the Palestinian death toll there topped 300.
The death toll from Israel’s 12-day offensive against Hamas militants has topped 300, a Gaza’s health ministry has said.
Israel has launched a large-scale ground offensive in the Gaza Strip, escalating a 10-day military operation to try to destroy Hamas’ weapons arsenal, rocket firing abilities and tunnels under the Palestinian territory’s border with Israel.
Israel has fired missiles at the homes of four top Hamas leaders, the militant group said, in a resumed bombardment of Gaza following a failed Egyptian ceasefire effort.
People in Gaza fear further bombardment after Israel warned tens of thousands in the north and east to leave their homes.
Israel has widened its air assault against the Gaza Strip’s Hamas rulers, hitting a mosque it said was hiding rockets, as Palestinians said the death toll from the five-day offensive had risen above 125.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said it is more urgent than ever to avoid another Israeli-Palestinian war that could spill into the Middle East and called on both sides to agree a ceasefire.
Israel has launched its largest offensive in the Gaza Strip in nearly two years, carrying out a blistering aerial assault on scores of targets and killing 25 people.
A Palestinian-American teenager who was filmed apparently being beaten by Israeli forces is to be put under house arrest for nine days.
A three-year-old girl in the Gaza Strip has been accidentally killed by a rocket launched by militants toward Israel, a Palestinian medical official said.