Benjamin Netanyahu

Rafah strikes intensify as Israel seizes key Gaza-Egypt corridor

Intense shelling and gunfire rocked Rafah in southern Gaza on Thursday, after Israel declared it had seized a strategic corridor along the Palestinian territory's border with Egypt.

Israel launched its military incursion into Rafah in early May despite international objections over the safety of civilians sheltering in the city.

Turkish parliament calls for urgent UN Security Council meeting

The Turkish parliament has adopted a motion condemning Israel's attacks in the Gaza Strip city of Rafah, calling for an urgent meeting at the United Nations Security Council.

The resolution, passed unanimously at the general assembly on May 29, called on the security council to urgently convene and adopt a resolution to put an end to Israel's attacks in the southern Gaza city.

Erdoğan accuses UN, US, Europe of complicity in Gaza attacks

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has lashed out at the United Nations, the United States and European nations, accusing them of complicity in the ongoing violence in Gaza.

"Is there not a shred of humanity left in you, do you have no limits, no boundaries? Are you so hostile to humanity, do you have no shred of conscience?" Erdoğan asked during a parliamentary meeting on May 29.

Israeli tanks enter Rafah’s center as Security Council to discuss camp blaze

Israeli military sent its tanks into the center of Rafah for the first time in three-week ground operation on Tuesday despite a global storm of outrage over a strike that set ablaze a crowded tent city, killing 45 people according to Palestinian officials.

Israel slammed over Rafah strikes as death toll hits 45

The health ministry in Hamas-run Gaza said Monday that the death toll from an Israeli air strike on a camp housing displaced Palestinians in Rafah had risen to 45.

"The Rafah massacre yesterday left 45 martyrs, including 23 women, children and elderly. There are 249 others who were wounded," the ministry said in a statement, updating the previous toll.

Gov’t express concern over ICC arrest warrant bid for Netanyahu

Government spokesperson Pavlos Marinakis expressed Athens' concern over the ICC prosecutor's arrest warrant bid for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a press brief, on Thursday. 

According to Marinakis, the Greek government questions whether this decision serves conflict resolution efforts in the Middle East.