It has now been two weeks since the Israeli military began its attacks on the Gaza Strip, and one week since they began their ground invasion. In that time, over 800 people have been killed in Gaza, and around 3,300 others have been wounded.
Both the United Nations Security Council’s resolution supporting a ceasefire and an unrelated Egyptian-brokered attempt seem to have stalled at this point, with Israel dismissing the former out of hand and little result from the first two days of talks on the later. Israeli attacks continued to escalate in the strip, and Hamas fired more rockets deep into Israel, with one targeting an Israeli Air Force base near Tel Aviv.
The United Nations also announced that they will resume their humanitarian shipments into the Gaza Strip as soon as possible, having suspended them yesterday after the Israeli military inexplicably attacked one of their aid trucks. The UN insists that it has received credible assurances that future aid deliveries will not be attacked.
Last 5 posts by Jason Ditz
- Trump Wants High-Profile Meeting With Putin at G20 Summit - June 26th, 2017
- House Spending Bill Threatens to Suspend Nuclear Treaty With Russia - June 26th, 2017
- Bahrain Accuses Qatar of Seeking 'Military Escalation' - June 26th, 2017
- White House Appears to Be Planning Attack on Assad - June 26th, 2017
- Top Senator Blocks Gulf Arms Sales Over Qatar Crisis - June 26th, 2017