The Israel-Palestine conflict

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Aid reaches Gaza as cease-fire holds

In Gaza, Israel and Hamas continue to abide by a cease-fire. This has allowed aid to come through as some return to their homes. Read more…

Israel, Hamas extend Gaza truce after rocky start

A five-day extension of a Gaza truce between Israel and major Palestinian factions, including Hamas, appeared to be holding despite a shaky start on Thursday. It is the longest cease-fire yet since fighting on the Gaza strip broke out one month ago. Read more…

Cease-fire in Gaza provides a glimmer of hope

After a month of fighting and nearly 2,000 dead, there appears to be some good news as a five day extension to the latest cease-fire is holding. Read more…

The Heat: Long-term cease-fire in Gaza under negotiation

With a new temporary truce in place, negotiators from Israel and Hamas have resumed indirect talks to reach a long-term cease-fire in Gaza. We ask representatives of Hamas and Israel about reports of progress, and what lies ahead for the people of Gaza and the Jewish state. Read more…

Quiet in Gaza as 72-hour truce between Israel and Hamas begins

Israel and Hamas began a temporary cease-fire on Tuesday that sets the stage for talks in Egypt on a broader deal on the Gaza Strip. This includes a sustainable truce and the rebuilding of the battered, blockaded coastal territory. Read more…

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Cease-fire unravels, more violence in Gaza

A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying one of its soldiers may have been abducted. Read more…

UN: The people of Gaza are facing a “precipice”

At the latest UN Security Council briefing, officials told of the growing human cost of the conflict. CCTV America’s Nick Harper reports from the U.N. headquarters in New York City.
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Where does Israel get its weapons?

The United States and Israel have an important relationship, including when it comes to military aid. CCTV America’s Jim Spellman joined us for part of the story. Read more…

Israel and Hamas agree to 72-hour ceasefire

It appears a new cease-fire deal between Israel and Hamas is in place. CCTV America’s White House Correspondent Jessica Stone reports on the details.

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UN to hold Israel responsible for attack on Gaza school

UN to hold Israel responsible for attack on Gaza school

The strike on the school is the second attack in a week. Like last week’s incident, the United Nations is holding Israel responsible for the attack. Read more…

Shelling of UN school kills 15 as Gaza war rages

Several Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school in Gaza early on Wednesday, which was being used as a shelter for refugees, killing at least 19 people and wounding 90, a Palestinian health official and a UN official said. Read more…

Israeli airstrikes shut down Gaza’s only power plant

Israel escalated its military campaign against the Palestinian militant group Hamas on Tuesday. It struck symbols of the group’s control in Gaza — including the house of a prominent Palestinian leader — and fired tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip’s only power plant. Read more…

U.S. continues to work towards truce in Gaza

Ongoing international efforts to bring about a cease-fire in Gaza have failed. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has returned to Washington after the latest attempt, in a sign of growing frustration and new tensions with Jerusalem. Read more…

UN calls for unconditional cease-fire in Gaza

The UN Security Council called for an immediate and unconditional cease-fire between Israel and Hamas Monday. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that Gaza is in critical condition. CCTV-America’s Nick Harper reports. Read more…

Gaza park struck after short cease-fire

After a 12-hour cease-fire, a park in the Gaza Strip was struck Monday, killing at least 10 Palestinians, including children, according to a Palestinian health official. Both Israel and Hamas are blamed for the strike, the Associated Press reported. Read more…

Shortage of medical supplies at Gaza hospitals

Shortage of medical supplies at Gaza hospitals

The conflict is taking a toll on hospitals in Gaza. Everything from medicines to fuel to blankets are in short supply. CCTV-America’s Noor Harazeen has more from Shifa hospital in Gaza. Read more…

Death toll from Gaza conflict tops 1,000

CCTV’s Roee Ruttenberg is live in Tel Aviv with all the latest on what is happening in the Middle East. Israel says three rockets have been fired from Gaza after Hamas failed to extend a day-long truce. Read more…

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Israel to extend Gaza truce for 24 hours

A government official says Israel’s Cabinet has decided to extend a humanitarian cease-fire for 24 hours, but that troops will respond to any fire from Gaza. Read more…

World diplomats meet to discuss ceasefire possibilities in Gaza

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip poured into the streets on Saturday to stock up on food supplies the 12-hour humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas giving people a short respite from nearly three weeks of fighting. Read more…

UN-run school in Gaza shelled, 15 lives claimed

UN school in Gaza shelled, 15 dead

A UN-run school in northern Gaza was shelled Thursday, reportedly killing 15 people. The strike has been linked to Israeli forces and it comes just a day after UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon criticized Hamas for storing rockets in a different UN-run school. CCTV’s Nick Harper reports. Read more…

Gaza: Palestinian death toll tops 800, more than 30 Israelis killed

In the Israel-Palestine conflict, the Palestinian death toll has risen to at least 800, according to Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra. Israel has lost 32 soldiers, all since July 17, when it widened its air campaign against the militant group Hamas into a full-scale ground operation. Read more…

Cease-fire elusive in Gaza after six days of ground offensive

On the sixth day of Israel’s ground campaign in Gaza, diplomats were still struggling to implement a cease-fire. CCTV’s Stephanie Freid reports. Read more…

UN chief calls for Gaza cease-fire

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is on the third day of his tour of the Middle East. Read more…

Gaza death toll climbs amid intensified truce effort

An urgent round of negotiations is underway as U.S. President Barack Obama and the UN Security Council are calling for an immediate cease-fire between Israel and the militant group Hamas. Read more…

Kerry meets with Arab League officials over Gaza violence

Extensive diplomatic activity is happening in Cairo over the escalation of violence in Gaza. Read more…

Palestinian death toll tops 600 in Gaza conflict

As the Israel-Palestine conflict continues, more than 600 Palestinians and 29 Israelis have been killed. Read more…

Airlines halt flights to Israel over missile fears

In a sign of increased caution about flying near combat zones, U.S. and European airlines halted flights to Israel Tuesday after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport. Read more…

All American flights to Israel suspended

As Egypt attempts to broker a cease-fire, violence rages on in Gaza, close to the boarder with Israel. Out of safety concerns, all U.S. flights to Tel Aviv have been cancelled. Read more…

Attacks between Israel and Hamas enter ninth day

The ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas continues into its ninth day. Read more…

Attacks increase on both sides in Israel and Palestine

It was chaos in Gaza’s hospitals, for yet another day as more of the wounded were rushed in. Some could be saved. For others it was too late. They include relatives of Hamas’ leader in Gaza, Ismael Haniyeh, who were killed along with others in an Israeli air-strike. CCTV’s Roee Ruttenberg reports. Read more…

Bodies of three missing Israeli teens found near Hebron

The Israeli army said that they have found bodies of the three missing teenage settlers near Hebron in the Occupied West Bank. Read more…

China calls for resumption of Palestinian-Israeli peace talks

China on Wednesday called on Palestine and Israel to stop violence and resume peace talks as soon as possible. Read more…

Death of three Israeli youths sparks violence in Middle East

After the abduction and murder of three Israeli teens in the West Bank and later a Palestinian teenager in East Jerusalem, the tense relationship between Israelis and Palestinians has been further strained. The Israeli government has launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip targeting the homes of two Hamas leaders. Will the Israelis and Palestinians ever find compromise? Read more…

Death toll in Gaza surpasses 100 after four days of Israeli airstrikes

Israel says it has attacked more than a thousand targets during a four-day offensive against Gaza and its prime minister says there are still more to go. CCTV’s Roee Ruttenberg reports from Tel Aviv. Read more…

Dozens of Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling

As the death toll rises on each side, the international community is trying desperately to revive cease-fire negotiations between Israel and Palestine. CCTV’s Stephanie Freid reports from Tel Aviv with more.
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Egypt says it will promote peace between Israel and Hamas

The Egyptian government declared it will do its best to negotiate a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas despite Hamas’s connection with the Muslim Brotherhood. Adel El-Mahrouky reports. Read more…

Egypt offers treatment to injured Palestinians

As the Israel-Palestine conflict continues, Egypt has been helping injured Palestinians coming from Gaza, including sending more equipment and doctors to hospitals near the Egypt-Gaza border. Read more…

Israel-Palestinian tensions in Gaza: More than 170 deaths

In Gaza, more than 170 dead from latest Israel-Palestinian tensions

Israel’s border with Gaza is ground zero for this latest flare up. In less than a week, the death toll has topped 170 — all of them Palestinians. Homes on both sides have been reduced to rubble in a deadly cycle of Hamas rocket-fire and Israeli air strikes. CCTV’s Roee Ruttenberg reports from Tel Aviv. Read more…

Arab states monitoring Gaza conflict

Most Arab countries have not been as critical to Israel’s attacks on Gaza as in previous years. Read more…

Chinese Foreign Minister urges end to Gaza fighting

China’s foreign Minister Wang Yi came to Egypt to discuss economic and political cooperation, and he has ended his trip with a visit to Arab League, which is headquartered in Cairo. Gaza was high on the agenda. CCTV’s Adel EL Mahrouky reports. Read more…

Death toll rises as attacks continue in Gaza Strip

The UN Security Council is calling for a cease-fire. All 15 members are urging a de-escalation and resumption of direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians.

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Egypt delays Gaza talks after breakdown of cease-fire

Egypt is delaying peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian delegations, but a U.S. special envoy is still headed to Cairo. CCTV America’s Yasser Hakim reports. Read more…

Egypt proposes humanitarian aid to Gaza as Israel considers lifting blockade

The Israeli negotiating team in Cairo seemed to be receptive to a proposal on lifting the Gaza blockade. Cairo is taking advantage of the talks to extend the cease-fire, for the purpose of extending humanitarian aid to Gaza. CCTV’s Adel EL Mahrouky reports. Read more…

Egypt provides medical care to Gaza victims

As the death toll and number of injuries at the Gaza border increases, Egypt opened its hospitals to provide medical assistance to victims of the conflict. CCTV’s Adel El-Mahrouky reports. Read more…

Egyptian activists stopped from delivering aid to Gaza

A convoy of Egyptian activists was not allowed to take the road leading to the Rafah border with Gaza. Read more…

Gaza 72 hour cease-fire proposal accepted

Israel and Hamas on Monday accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal meant to halt a monthlong war, signaling an end to the bloodiest round of fighting between the bitter enemies could finally be approaching. Read more…

Gaza cease-fire lasts less than a day

What started out Friday as a three-day cease-fire turned within hours into a day of violence and bloodshed. Read more…

Gaza conflict may cost Israel $3 billion in economic losses

Israeli lawmakers say the country’s month-long war in Gaza may end up costing the economy around $3 billion. It is still hard to say what the long term effects might be. But at least one sector, tourism is already feeling the pinch. Read more…

Truce ends after an israeli soldier was kidnapped

Gaza truce ends after capture of Israeli soldier

The 72-hour cease-fire between Israelis and Palestinians ended after Israeli forces claimed one of their soldiers was captured by Hamas militants. The truce collapsed just hours after it had begun, and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon condemned the violation of the cease-fire. CCTV America’s Noor Harazeen reports from Gaza city with reactions from Palestine. Read more…

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Israel escalates airstrike on Gaza

Israel has escalated its aerial assault in Gaza, hitting more than 300 Hamas targets Thursday. Officials say at least 86 Palestinians have been killed since the offensive intensified three days ago.

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Israel expands Gaza military campaign

Israeli troops pushed farther into Gaza Saturday in a campaign that Israel’s officials say could continue for weeks. Hundreds have been killed in Gaza and thousands are reported wounded. Read more…

Israel launches ground operation against Gaza

The Israeli military says it has launched a ground offensive in Gaza. The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced he had instructed the Israel Defense Forces to launch the operation to destroy underground tunnels that reach into Israel. Read more…

Israel may send troops as Gaza violence continues

Israeli officials hinted at a possible ground forces invasion as militants fired rocket attacks on Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. At least 100 Palestinians have been killed at the Gaza frontier. CCTV’s Roee Ruttenberg reports from Tel Aviv. Read more…

Israel presses into Gaza with more strikes

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the Israel Defense Forces had neutralized the majority of the tunnels Hamas built, and would regroup after it finishs destroying them. Read more…

Israel resumes airstrikes on Gaza after Hamas launches rockets

Israeli warplanes struck multiple targets across the Gaza Strip on Friday after a 72-hour cease-fire agreement ended at 8 a.m. local time, killing three Palestinians including a child and injuring 35 Palestinians. Israel said the attack was in response to Hamas shelling soon after the cease-fire expired Read more…

Israel sends more troops into Gaza Strip

Israel is threatening to expand its offensive against militants firing rockets from the Gaza strip. Read more…

Israel steps up offensive in Gaza strip

Israeli troops are pushing deeper into Gaza and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the military is ready for a “significant expansion” of the ground offensive against Hamas. CCTV’s Stephanie Freid is following developments in Tel Aviv. Read more…

Israel to expand military campaign in Gaza

Night two of Israel’s ground invasion to Gaza. Troops and tanks on the move. Read more…

Israel, Hamas continue Egypt-brokered Gaza peace talks

Israeli and Hamas negotiators have met for a second day of Egyptian-mediated talks, seeking an extended cease-fire to end the violence and bring relief to the Gaza Strip. Read more…

Israel, Palestine continue Gaza battle as Egypt-brokered ceasefire unravels

An Egyptian truce proposal for the Israel-Palestine conflict in Gaza quickly unraveled Tuesday, after the Islamic militant group Hamas continued to fire rockets into Israel.

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