After 11 days of fighting, Israel and the terrorist group Hamas have agreed to a ceasefire starting at dawn on Friday, May 21, it was announced.
The Organization of American States (OAS) Monday added the Palestinian Islamist organization Hamas -founded in 1987- to the list of terrorist groups, following its recent rocket attacks against Israel, it was announced in Washington DC.
Israel was still pounding Hamas positions inside the Gaza Strip in the early hours of Monday morning, just hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that there was no end in sight to the operations.
Turkey has given passports to a dozen Hamas members in Istanbul, a senior Israeli diplomat said on Wednesday, describing the move as “a very unfriendly step” which his government would raise with Turkish officials.
In its press statement on the Paraguayan decision, the group said: “This decision runs against international law which ensures peoples’ right to resist the aggression and occupation with all possible means including the armed struggle”
Israel is disappointed and concerned with Uruguayan president Jose Mujica statement that described the Israeli offensive in Gaza as’genocide’, pointed out Jerusalem's new ambassador to Montevideo, Nina Ben-Ami. These are not words to be used by a friend; we're friendly countries going through a difficult moment.
Sayeeda Warsi, a senior minister in Britain's Foreign Office, resigned on Tuesday, accusing Prime Minister David Cameron's government of taking a morally indefensible approach to the conflict between Israel and Hamas.
Two senior Iranian officials told an Arabic-language television channel on Monday that Tehran has supplied missile technology to Hamas for its fight against Israel. Revolutionary Guard commander Mohammad Ali Jafari warned in an interview with the Arabic channel of Iran's state Al-Alam television that Palestinian resistance to Israeli aggression is endless and growing.
Paraguay strongly objected a draft Mercosur declaration on Gaza which wanted to openly support Palestine and unilaterally condemn Israel's bombings and incursions, according to sources at the group's summit which took place Tuesday in Caracas.
Brazil’s Jewish community apologized to the administration of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff for statements by the spokesman of Israel’s foreign ministry after Brazil recalled its envoy over the Gaza conflict.