Squatting in the rubble, his briefcase perched atop his knees, the human rights researcher interviewed residents of a house shelled by Israel as he compiled a list of Gazans killed and wounded during Israel's offensive against Hamas.
2009-01-24 15:36:05 GMT Xinhua English
GAZA, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- In the aftermath of the 22-day Israeli military offensive on Gaza Strip, which unilaterally ended a week ago, schools run by the Hamas-ruled Ministry of Education and the UN were back to work on Saturday.
2009-01-24 03:18:14 GMT Xinhua English
UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- Calling the halt to fighting in Gaza "fragile," UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday called on leaders in the Middle East region and around the globe to help sustain it and allow the recovery of its devastated population.
2009-01-22 01:14:34 GMT Xinhua English
BRUSSELS, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- The European Union (EU) on Wednesday night called on Israel to immediately open up the crossings to allow humanitarian aid and staff into the Gaza Strip to meet the urgent needs of the Palestinian population, and pledged to make all efforts to make the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas "sustainable" and "lasting."
2009-01-19 04:53:16 GMT Xinhua English
GAZA, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- A hard-won peace was restored in the Gaza Strip Monday as Israeli troops began pulling out of the belt after their 22-day onslaught was halted by a tentative ceasefire deal with Hamas.
2009-01-24 06:44:49 GMT Xinhua English
Palestinians receive foods donated by international communities in southern Gaza Strip of Zitton, Jan. 23, 2009. This area was badly destroyed in the Israeli military operations with many buildings damaged and people left homeless.
2009-01-24 03:24:02 GMT Xinhua English
Hundreds of Palestinians came to the Gaza Strip's border with Egypt to help repair the tunnels bombed by Israel during the 22-day offensive and restore a commercial lifeline to the Hamas-ruled territory.
2009-01-16 08:44:02 GMT Xinhua English
Hamas-appointed interior minister Siam was slain along with his brother and son on Jan. 15 in an Israeli air strike on the brother's house in the north of Gaza City, Hamas said, as it vowed to avenge his death.
2009-01-14 18:25:17 GMT Xinhua English
JERUSALEM, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- The Israeli navy on Wednesday denied an Iranian ship carrying aid supplies access to the coast of Gaza Strip, local news service Ynet reported.
2009-01-05 20:22:02 GMT Xinhua English
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- Israel's ground invasion of the Gaza Strip has abruptly increased the stakes for Washington at a delicate time, the Los Angeles Times said on Monday.
2008-12-29 07:52:41 GMT China Daily
JERUSALEM - Israel's air attack on the Gaza Strip on Saturday could signal a return to a much higher level of violence in the conflict with Palestinian Islamist group Hamas after nine months of lower-level confrontations.
2008-12-28 01:27:49 GMT Xinhua English
JERUSALEM, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- The Israeli military offensive against Gaza, currently ruled by the Islamic Hamas movement, can never be a final end to the conflict between them but may renew their violence cycle, said political analysts.
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