Category - Israeli-Palestinian conflict

  • January 5, 2009

    Over 4000 Israeli ground troops are now operating inside Gaza. 550 Palestinians and 5 Israelis have died. Many hundreds of Gazans have been injured and one million are living without electricity.

  • January 4, 2009

    Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has said her “intensive diplomatic activity in recent days is aimed at deflecting the pressure for a cease-fire to allow enough time for the operation to achieve its goals.”

  • January 3, 2009

    Ground forces from Israel have entered the Gaza Strip in four different places, a week after its bombing offensive began and in spite of statements that a territorial incursion was not intended.

  • January 1, 2009

    So long as there is no just solution to the causes of conflict in Gaza, civilians on all sides will continue to pay a heavy price, says Christian Aid.

  • January 1, 2009

    As 2009 begins, the United Nations Security Council is meeting to discuss the crisis in the Gaza Strip and behind-the-scenes discussions are going on with leading protagonists on both sides.

  • December 31, 2008

    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has pushed aside global calls for a 48-hour truce in the Gaza Strip to allow humanitarian aid in and give diplomacy a chance to take over from bloodshed and killing.

  • December 31, 2008

    On the eve of New Year 2009, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has said that violence can offer no solution to conflicts such as those in Israel-Palestine, and a just peace is the only basis for security.

  • December 30, 2008

    The Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR) group has called for an end to the Israeli bombing of Gaza, and also to Hamas rocket attacks, citing Jewish teaching on mercy and proportionality in self-defence.

  • December 30, 2008

    World Council of Churches general secretary the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia has condemned "the violence against Gaza" and called on "governments in the region and abroad" to seek the protection of "those who are at risk [...] on both sides of the border".

  • December 29, 2008

    In light of the escalating conflict in Gaza, the Methodist Church is calling for international pressure on both Israel and Hamas to bring an end to the violence.