What Happened: On Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office announced that a ceasefire had been reached between the Israelis and the Palestinians. The agreement will halt an 11-day Israeli military operation against Hamas militants in the region and mark the end of the worst violence the region has seen since the 2014 war. The Gaza Strip has been under heavy artillery fire for over a week as Hamas militants and Israeli forces exchanged multiple rocket attac
What Happened: On Wednesday, Hamas officials said that a ceasefire between Israelis and Palestinians may be "imminent" and could possibly be settled within "24 hours." CNN was the first to report this news. So far, Israel has not commented on the possibility of reaching a ceasefire, however, many international nations have been putting pressure on the countries to reach a ceasefire and end the conflict. If the ceasefire comes to fruition, it will mark the end of the worst vio
What Happened: On Tuesday, Palestinians in Israel and other occupied territories went on strike as a collective protest against the ongoing violence in the region and what they say are oppressive Israeli policies. It is estimated that 90% of businesses in Arab neighborhoods shuttered their doors Tuesday. Several of the protests turned violent and multiple clashes between the Palestinians and Israeli troops broke out. At least 3 protesters died and 140 were wounded, the Israel
What Happened: Early Monday, Israeli warplanes unleashed another round of heavy airstrikes on the Gaza region. Monday's airstrikes were even more aggressive than Sunday's airstrikes, lasting longer and covering a wider region. Sunday's airstrikes had been the most destructive of the last few days with three high rise buildings being destroyed and 42 Palestinians being killed. In Morocco, many have taken to the streets to protest the Israeli airstrikes and denounce Israel's mi
What Happened: The Gaza Strip continues to be under heavy artillery fire Friday morning as Hamas militants and Israeli forces exchange multiple rocket attacks and airstrikes. Dozens of people living in Gaza have fled their homes as the region is seeing the worst violence since the 2014 war. The death toll continues to climb for both countries as well with 119 Palestinians dead, including 31 children, and 7 Israelis dead, including 1 child who died in a rocket attack. Hundred
What Happened: Violence continues to escalate in the Gaza Strip as Hamas militants fired more than 250 rockets towards Israel overnight, resulting in 2 Israeli civilian deaths and 10 wounded. Israel responded with multiple airstrikes early Tuesday. One of the targets was the home of a Hamas field commander, which resulted in 28 deaths, 10 of which were children. Israel says at least 16 of the killed were militants. The tension has been mounting for several weeks and came to a
What Happened: On Wednesday, an airbase in Iraq housing US and coalition forces was targeted by at least 10 rockets. There are reports of no casualties and minimal damage at the Ain al-Asad airbase thus far and no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. The rockets struck the airbase in the early morning. The attack comes less than a week after the US carried out an airstrike in Syria targeting an Iran-backed militia, leading many to believe that this is retaliation.