Israeli newspapers say Israel launched an airstrike on a Syrian military convoy outside of Damascus. The U.S. was allegedly informed of the attack.
Israel's operation against the Palestinian territory of Gaza has claimed more than 300 lives, many of them civilians. The Israeli ground offensive continues as the UN Secretary General called for peace.
Palestinians are suffering under Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip, Riad Othman of aid organization Medico International tells DW. Children are particularly affected - and 40 percent of the population are under 15.
Israel has confirmed it will observe a brief ceasefire in the Gaza strip for humanitarian reasons. A Hamas statement earlier said the group had agreed to the temporary cessation of violence.
Israel’s prime minister has said that he has ordered the military to prepare for a possible expansion of the ground operation against Gaza militants. Air strikes alone, he said, could not deal a sufficient blow.
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