gaza

  • 1 Jan 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.

  • 1 Jan 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.

  • 31 Dec 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.

  • 31 Dec 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.

  • 30 Dec 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.

  • 30 Dec 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".

  • 29 Dec 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.

  • 27 Dec 2008

    Vigils are being organised in London this weekend to protest the Israeli military strikes in Gaza today, which have killed around 200 people and injured scores more.

  • 27 Dec 2008

    The humanitarian gesture proved short-lived, say observers in Gaza. Israeli war planes and combat helicopters have pounded the area, killing around 200 people.

  • 26 Dec 2008

    Following widespread international criticism, Israel has re-opened crossings into the Gaza Strip to allow the delivery of humanitarian aid.