Thursday, July 31, 2014

Israel - Hamas War News Updates -- July 31, 2014

Is Israel Planning To Widen Its Gaza Offensive? An Extra 16,000 Reservists Are Called Up As Aerial Bombardments Continue -- Daily Mail

* Decision to call-up extra troops comes amid stalled efforts to end the war
* Offensive in Gaza has already claimed the lives of at least 1,360 Palestinians
* Yesterday alone total of 116 Palestinians and three Israeli soldiers were killed
* Israel continued offensive this morning, hitting a mosque next to UN school
* Egyptian efforts to broker ceasefire between Israel and Hamas have stalled

Israel is to call up an additional 16,000 military reservists, allowing them to potentially widen the Gaza offensive in a war that has already claimed the lives of at least 1,360 Palestinians and 59 Israelis.

This morning Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the Gaza campaign would not end until every tunnel used by Hamas militants to attack Israeli towns or military targets had been destroyed.

The call-up follows another day of intense fighting in the territory, during which tank shells struck a U.N school where civilians were sheltering, and air strikes tore through a crowded shopping area.

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Israel - Hamas War News Updates -- July 31, 2014

Gaza crisis: Israel calls up reservists as it maintains offensive - live coverage -- The Guardian
Gaza Blog Live -- Al Jazeera
Times of Israel Live Blog -- Times of Israel
LIVE UPDATES: Eight Israelis wounded by mortar fire near Gaza border; two injured by rocket in Kiryat Gat -- Haaretz
Gaza Live: Kerry says no promise of ceasefire, US remains hopeful -- First Post

Netanyahu vows to complete Gaza tunnels destruction -- Reuters
Israel 'to destroy' Hamas Gaza tunnels - Netanyahu -- BBC
Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels -- AP
Israel vows to destroy tunnels before truce -- Al Jazeera
Israel: Tunnels to Be Destroyed, Cease-Fire or Not -- VOA
Israel to destroy Gaza tunnels ‘with or without ceasefire’ -- Financial Times

Another 16,000 Israeli Troops Mobilized for Gaza Operation -- RIA Novosti
Gaza: Israel calls up more reservists after rejecting calls for ceasefire -- The Guardian
Israel calls up 16,000 reservists as Netanyahu vows to destroy Hamas tunnels 'with or without a cease-fire' -- FOX News

Amid the tunnels and the traps of Hamas’s militarized Gaza -- Times of Israel
Hamas firing rockets from civilian areas, claim Israel -- The Telegraph
IDF releases video of Hamas rockets -- Euronews

Gaza toll hits 1,374 on day 24 of conflict -- News International
Quarter of Gaza population displaced, says UN -- BBC
In Gaza: a warning, an airstrike and a family without a home -- Washington Post

Arab states offer little help to Hamas -- UPI
The lonely path of Israel’s military dissenters -- Al Jazeera
Seconds to Scramble: Israelis Run for Cover from Hamas Rockets -- NBC
Israeli polls show overwhelming support for Gaza campaign -- The Guardian
95 percent of Jewish Israelis support the Gaza war -- VOX

Under fire and out of cash, U.N. overwhelmed by Gaza crisis -- Reuters
Top UN Aid Official Urges Daily 'Pauses' in Gaza -- AP
'We have reached breaking point': UN official breaks down on air as the bloody horror of the Gaza conflict take an obvious emotional toll -- Daily Mail
World powers must hold Israel accountable: U.N. rights boss -- Reuters
United Nations secretary general rips Israel for attacking school that sheltered Gaza refugees, killing 20 -- New York Daily News
Palestinians mull war crime charges against Israel -- AP
Israel and Hamas are both accused of war crimes by UN human rights chief, who also condemns the US for funding the Iron Dome while ignoring Gaza -- Daily Mail
UN: Israel, Hamas May Be Guilty of War Crimes -- Voice of America

Gaza UN shelter attack 'totally unacceptable' - White House -- BBC
Pentagon calls on Israel to better protect Gaza civilians; death toll tops 1,300 -- Globe and Mail/AP/Reuters
US restocks Israeli ammo -- The Australian/AFP

Israel, Palestinians locked in vicious circle of Gaza wars -- Mark Heinrich, Reuters
Why the path to an Israeli-Hamas cease-fire is harder this time -- Max Schindler, CSM
Gaza crisis: Israel's military strategy -- BBC
This time, Gaza fighting is 'proxy war' for entire Mideast -- Josh Levs, CNN
12 Signs It’s Time to Get Out of Gaza -- William Saletan, Slate


Unknown said...

Thanks Mr WNU :)

Don't forget the live blog, the link changes every day but it should be top of your list

War News Updates Editor said...

You are right Mattathias about the Times of Israel live blog. It shall be corrected.