Palestine Live Coverage: Updates from the West Bank and Gaza

Palestine Live Coverage: Updates from the West Bank and Gaza
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21 May, 2021

After 11 days of Israeli bombardment on Gaza, nationwide protests and disruption, and continued fears of escalation, on Thursday evening Hamas and the Israeli Government agreed to an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire.

According to the Ministry of Health in Gaza, the Israeli onslaught led to 243 deaths in Gaza (including 66 children) with the Palestinian Ministry of Health reporting 27 deaths in the West Bank. 12 Israeli were killed by Hamas rocket fire into Israel.

More than 6,000 Palestinians were injured in both the West Bank and Gaza.

As the international community attempts to ensure that the ceasefire holds, The New Arab brings you live coverage and updates throughout the day.



1:09 PM
The New Arab Staff

Bodies of nine Palestinians, including child, recovered from debris in Gaza (Wafa News Agency)

"Rescuers Friday morning recovered the bodies of nine Palestinians, including a child, who were killed in the 11-day relentless Israeli bombardment of Gaza, according to WAFA correspondent.

He said that the Civil Defense cadres and medics pulled the body of a girl from the debris of her family house in Tal al-Hawa, south of Gaza city."

12:14 PM
The New Arab Staff

BREAKING: Israeli Police fire Stun Grenades at Al-Aqsa Mosque Worshippers 


11:55 AM
The New Arab Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Egyptian sources for Al-Araby Al-Jadeed have said that the ceasefire is to last three days, and will include a halt to Sheikh Jarrah displacement.

10:50 AM
The New Arab Staff

BREAKING: Ministry of Health in Gaza - Israeli aggression in Gaza led to 243 deaths, including 66 children, 39 women and 17 elderly, in addition to 1910 wounded.

10:43 AM
The New Arab Staff

Opinion: What will it take for Palestinians to be heard?

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10:27 AM
The New Arab Staff

Israeli authorities detain 3 Palestinians overnight in West Bank (Wafa News Agency)

"Israeli forces Friday overnight detained at least three Palestinians from various parts of the West Bank, according to local and security sources."

"They confirmed that Israeli forces rounded up the brother of a 34-year-old mother of five children who was killed by an Israeli settlers near the entrance of Kiryat Arba colonial settlement two days ago, after storming his family house in al-Jalajel area, located close to Bani Naim town, east of Hebron."

10:25 AM
The New Arab Staff

Israel reopens Gaza crossing for humanitarian aid

Goods that we expected to arrive last week had been delayed given continued Israeli and Hamas strikes.

The border had remained close throughout the night of which the ceasefire had been agreed, re-opening at 10.47am (+2)

10:20 AM
The New Arab Staff

Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh vows to file Israeli war crimes to ICC

While praising international efforts, and the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire, Israel committed killings, intimidation, and genocide, with the Israeli bombardment completely wiping out over 20 families.




The New Arab Staff