GAZA, July 24 (Xinhua) -- At least 10 Palestinians were killed and dozens of others injured on Thursday after Israeli tanks shelled a UN-run school, where they were taking refugee, in northern Gaza, paramedics and witnesses said.
Israeli army arrests 150 suspected Hamas members in Gaza
JERUSALEM, July 24 (Xinhua) -- Israel apprehended 150 alleged Hamas members overnight Thursday in Gaza, as it widens a 17-day military campaign despite international calls for cease-fire.
The men were arrested in the Rafah area, near the border with Egypt, a military spokesperson told Xinhua. Full story
Kerry wraps up Israel visit, no sign of breakthrough
JERUSALEM, July 23 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry left Israel late Wednesday after a day-long visit in the country in which he tried to broker a ceasefire agreement to end the ongoing fighting between Israel and Hamas.
There have been no official reports regarding a possible breakthrough in the ceasefire efforts as Kerry left Wednesday night and no comments were made by Israeli officials regarding the status of the talks. Full story
UN to launch inquiry into human rights violations from Israel military offensive
GENEVA, July 23 (Xinhua) -- A special session ofUnited NationsHuman Rights Council (HRC) adopted a resolution on Wednesday and decided to launch an inquiry into human rights violations from Israel latest military offensive in the Gaza strip.
The one-day special session, requested by 22 members of the council and 16 Observer States, backed a Palestinian-drafted resolution by 29 votes in favor, 17 abstentions, and one against. TheUnited Stateswas the sole member that cast the no ballot.Full Story