The United States Federal Aviation Administration has forbidden all flights between Israel and the US for a period of up to 24 hours, with European fleets following suit. EL AL continues flights as normal.
The militants infiltrated through one of the so called “terror tunnels” that the IDF aims to neutralize by way of a ground operation.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon is en route to Israel to try to work out a ceasefire agreement, after an emergency meeting of the security council last night. Meanwhile, Al Qassam Brigades reports their fighters have “breached enemy lines,” and gun battles are now taking place.
An emergency meeting of the UN Security Council is currently underway. Undersecretary Jeff Feltman called for an immediate end to Hamas rocket fire and Israeli attacks. UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon will travel to Israel tomorrow to aid in ceasefire negotiations.
Prof. Gerald Steinberg, president of NGO Monitor, explains why the embargo on Gaza is necessary.
Sari Bashi, founder and former executive director of Gisha, on the travel restrictions underlying the Gaza conflict.
The IDF foiled an infiltration of thirteen armed Hamas men, who were spotted emerging from a tunnel near Kibbutz Sufa. The military correspondent for the Times of Israel explains the importance of the event and the expansion of Hamas’ tactics.
Prof. Mkhaimar Abusada of al-Azhar University in Gaza explains why the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire proposed earlier this week failed, and how this time could be different.
Despite cancelations of wedding celebrations, banquet halls from the south are still serving grand meals – to the soldiers.
With the infiltration of 13 armed Hamas men foiled by the IDF, Mitch Ginsburg, the military correspondent for the Times of Israel, explains the importance of the event and the expansion of Hamas’ tactic.