AFP – Khaled Kahlut just popped out with his sons to buy some bread. Hit by an Israeli missile, they never came home. Now his widow Manal must learn to navigate through life in patriarchal Gaza with no men by her side.
AFP – The UN child rights watchdog on Tuesday expressed deep concern at the “devastating impact” of the conflict in the Gaza Strip on children, saying there was blatant disregard for their livelihoods.
AFP – International Committee of the Red Cross chief Jakob Kellenberger on Tuesday called for medical workers in Gaza to be protected as he visited the battered territory in the midst of an Israeli war.
AFP – Israel should follow the example set by the United States when it brought Japan to its knees at the end of World War II, the head of an ultra-nationalist opposition party was quoted as saying Tuesday.
AP – Israel’s chief negotiator will go to Egypt for “decisive” talks on a cease-fire with Hamas, officials said Tuesday, as the sound of battles between Israeli troops and Palestinian militants rang out in the crowded streets of Gaza City.
AP – Israeli ground troops battled Palestinian militants in the streets of a densely populated Gaza City neighborhood early Tuesday, destroying dozens of homes and sending terrified residents running for cover as gunfire and explosions echoed in the distance.
AFP – International Committee of the Red Cross chief Jakob Kellenberger has arrived in the Gaza Strip at the start of a three-day visit to the Occupied Territories and Israel, his agency said Tuesday.
Israel says it attacked more than 60 targets overnight in Gaza as its offensive against Hamas entered its 18th day.