Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

ENCORE!

'All is Well' for Lisa Simone

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

EU questions Apple's tax deals in Ireland

Read more

FOCUS

The Iraqi TV show where victims confront terrorists

Read more

REPORTERS

Video: Syrian student risks her life to film IS group stronghold

Read more

LIFESTYLES

Forgotten and fictional sports

Read more

DEBATE

Modi in America: India's Prime minister on triumphant US tour

Read more

DEBATE

Hong Kong protests: Pro-democracy movement gets global support

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

China censors Hong Kong protests on social media

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Diane von Fürstenberg, Fashion designer

Read more

Israel intensifies ground assault

Latest update : 2009-01-08

After a brief pause, Israel resumed its ground offensive in the Gaza Strip on Thursday targeting tunnel sytems along the Egyptian border. Air strikes are making it difficult for foreigners to leave the country.

Ask our journalists posted in Israel and the Palestinian Territories your questions

 

'Sarokzy and Israel' - what does an Israeli writer think of the European intervention in the conflict?

 

The Observers:  Gaza City/ Sderot, the daily lives of two mothers

 

AFP - About 250 foreigners on Thursday left Gaza under a Red Cross escort after several attempts to get them out of the conflict-stricken territory were cancelled because of shelling, officials said.
  
The foreigners were taken on six buses from Gaza City to the Erez crossing point with Israel, an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) spokeswoman said.
  
An Israeli military spokesman confirmed that the group had crossed the border. But no access was given to the foreigners who were to be taken straight to a special terminal building and from there were to go to Jordan accompanied by diplomats from their countries.
  
Diplomats in Jerusalem said there could be about 400 foreigners and Palestinians with dual nationality left in Gaza where an intensive Israeli military offensive since December 27 has left more than 700 dead.

 

The Israeli military began invading the Gaza Strip on Saturday, shortly before 7:30 pm. Keep track of the unfolding operations with our timeline by clicking here.



 

 

 

Note: Because of the high number of user reactions to the Gaza conflict, we are posting only a selection on the site. Please keep your reactions short, relevant and civil. (See our Rules of conduct.)

 

 

Date created : 2009-01-08

COMMENT(S)