Tag Archives: Egypt

Egypt calls for open-ended Gaza ceasefire

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has called for an open-ended cease-fire in Gaza, urging the Palestinians and Israel to return to indirect talks. The foreign ministry statement Saturday came shortly after Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah … read more

Likely crimes against humanity in Egypt – HRW

CAIRO (AP) — The New-York based Human Rights Watch called Tuesday for an international commission of inquiry into mass killings by Egyptian security forces last summer, saying they likely amount to crimes against humanity. Based on a year-long investigation into … read more

No Ceasefire until Hamas underground tunnels destroyed : Israel

Israel says no immediate end to fight in Gaza, calls up 16,000 reservists  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing international alarm over a rising civilian death toll in Gaza, said on Thursday he would not accept any ceasefire that … read more

Palestinian death toll topped over 1,000

Israel on Saturday approved a four-hour extension of a temporary truce in Gaza, Israeli television said, after the Palestinian death toll topped over 1,000 with the retrieval of more than 130 bodies. Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – Channel 10 … read more

John Kerry files to Tel Aviv despite FAA ban

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat defied a Federal Aviation Administration ban and flew into Israel’s main airport Wednesday in a sign of sheer will to achieve a cease-fire agreement in the warring Gaza Strip despite little … read more

Kerry arrived in the MiddleEast with a mission to seek a ceasefire

Israel kept up its assaults in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, killing three Palestinians in as many air strikes, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the region with a mission to seek a ceasefire in the 14-day-old … read more

Hamas fired a rocket at Israel just as a 5 hour UN. cease-fire expired

Palestinian militants fired a rocket at Israel Thursday just as a five-hour U.N. humanitarian cease-fire expired, the Israeli military said. Gaza residents had crowded banks, vegetable markets and shops as they took advantage of the first respite from 10 days … read more