Home > News > World
Sunday August 24, 2014 MYT 1:50:02 PM
Sunday August 24, 2014 MYT 1:50:56 PM
GAZA (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike killed two people on a motorcycle in Gaza City early on Sunday, medical officials said, the latest development in the weeks-long conflict with Palestinian militants that has shown no sign of abating.
The Israeli military had no initial comment on the strike and it was unclear if those killed had any particular militant affiliation. Israel launched an offensive on Gaza on July 8, with the declared aim of ending militant rocket fire on its territory.
Egypt, which has been trying to mediate a ceasefire between Islamist Hamas, which dominates Gaza, and Israel, on Saturday called on them to halt hostilities and resume talks. The most recent ceasefire collapsed on Tuesday.
Palestinian health officials say 2,085 people, most of them civilians, have been killed in the small, densely populated coastal enclave. Sixty-four Israeli soldiers and four civilians have been killed.
(Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi Writing by Ori Lewis; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)
Venezuela's Maduro slams Spain's Rajoy over jailed opponent
French court approves Kazakh tycoon Ablyazov's extradition to Russia
Suspicious powder sent to western consulates in Istanbul - officials
Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks
Two killed, four wounded in Washington state school shooting
Vienna inaugurates monument to World War Two deserters
Doctor-comedian Jason Leong scores gig with Harith Iskander and Papa CJ
Watch the driverless Audi RS 7 Sportback complete a lap
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)