The crisis in Israel and Palestine is rooted in the idea that Jewish lives matter more than Palestinian lives.
We must reaffirm that all Israelis and Palestinians deserve security, justice, and equality. We must mourn all those who have died.
Even while the framework of "Blame Hamas" dominates mainstream media coverage, the humanity of Palestinian people is cracking through the decades long, well established façade of pro-Israeli propaganda.
Israel is banking on scope of destruction to cow the enemy, but is making the wrong assumptions. The demands Hamas is making for a cease-fire are national, not tactical, in character. For example, it demands that the blockade be lifted,
Jon Snow recounts the scene in Gaza's al-Shifa hospital, where doctors struggle to treat adults and children wounded by Israeli attacks. " "In some way, every one of us shares a responsibility for this. Together, we can make a difference."
This is humankind's most grievous cancer, for its cells infect conflicts in every corner of the world. We fail as humankind if we do not devise a coming-together. Our leaders, as a vast priority, have to try and try again to use every mechanism ......
"They let us pray. It's changed my view of Christians - I didn't really know any before, but they've become our brothers," said Mr Khalaf, 27. "We [Muslims] prayed all together last night. Here, the love between Muslims and Christians has grown."
With his voice appearing to crack with emotion, the pope broke off from his scripted remarks to make a direct appeal for fighting to end.
"Please stop! I ask you with all my heart, it's time to stop. Stop, please!"
We call upon the UK Government to press Israel and Egypt to fulfil their obligations under international law, to redouble efforts to end the blockade of Gaza and to give full support to achieve a just and fair solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Palestinian rescue teams and paramedics pulled Saturday (until 14:08 p.m.) 85 bodies from under the rubble of homes completely leveled by Israeli shelling across Gaza Strip, bringing the death toll to 990
Thousands of Israelis have taken to the streets in Tel Aviv to condemn the incessant military strikes against the Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip, which have killed more than 1,000 people and wounded many more since July 8.
In an interview with SPIEGEL, Yuval Diskin, former director of Israel's internal security service Shin Bet, speaks of the current clash between Israel and the Palestinians, what must be done to achieve peace and the lack of leadership in the Middle East.