Gaza Strip

Palestinian factions agree to new 72-hour Gaza ceasefire

Palestinian factions agreed on Aug. 10 to a new 72-hour Gaza ceasefire, Egyptian state television reported, quoting a Palestinian source.
Egypt is trying to keep indirect Israeli-Palestinian talks alive after a three-day truce expired on Aug. 8 and fighting resumed. There was no immediate announcement from Israel. 

Israeli strike kills Gaza child as conflict resumes

Israeli warplanes struck targets across Gaza, killing a child on Aug. 8 in retaliation to rocket fire after a 72-hour truce expired without a breakthrough on a longer-term ceasefire.

Palestinian militants started the rocket salvos ahead of the truce expiry at 0500 GMT, and Gazans again fled homes in fear before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of a forceful response.

Israel and Hamas have both lost

The Egyptian brokered cease-fire in Gaza may or may not hold, but this is an opportunity to assess who won what as a result of this carnage. Militarily speaking, “it is already clear that there have been no winners” according to the BBC’s defense correspondent Jonathan Marcus.

Gaza truce pushes into second day ahead of Cairo talks

A fragile ceasefire in Gaza pushed into a second day Aug. 6 as Israeli and Palestinian delegations prepared for crunch talks in Cairo to try to extend the 72-hour truce.

The ceasefire, which came into effect Aug. 5 and carried past midnight into Wednesday, has brought relief to millions on both sides after one month of fighting killed 1,875 Palestinians and 67 people in Israel.

Palestinians accuse Israel of breaking 7-hour Gaza truce as child killed

Palestinians accused Israel of breaking its own ceasefire on Aug. 4 by launching a bomb attack on a refugee camp in Gaza City that killed an eight-year-old girl and wounded 29 other people.
Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf Al-Qidra said the strike on a house in Shati camp took place after the truce was scheduled to start on Monday morning.