Jul 24, 2014 — For the first time since Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration is allowing flights to Israel. The death toll in Gaza has now surpassed 700.
Jul 23, 2014 — In an interview with NPR, Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken endorsed Israel's demand that before the conflict ends, Gaza must be demilitarized. It's a demand Hamas is unlikely to agree to.
Jul 23, 2014 — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon were in Israel meeting with leaders, attempting to broker a cease-fire.
Jul 21, 2014 — The fighting in Gaza has left more than 500 people dead. The State Department said it was deeply concerned about the risk of further escalation.
Jul 18, 2014 — Three dozen Palestinians and one Israeli solider have died since tanks rolled in late Thursday. It's the first time in five years that Israel has sent ground troops into a conflict.
Jul 17, 2014 — Israel and Hamas agreed to hold their fire for five hours, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. local time, for humanitarian reasons. But the peace is now over, and attacks have resumed.
Jul 16, 2014 — A military official said each day of fighting increases the likelihood of invasion. Earlier Wednesday, an Israeli strike was blamed for the deaths of four boys on a beach in Gaza.
Jul 15, 2014 — The Gaza Strip has sustained more than 1,500 Israeli airstrikes. A family with no apparent ties to Hamas lost one of two sons last week; the mother and father died in similar attacks six years ago.
Jul 15, 2014 — Israel initially agreed to an Egyptian-led deal to stop hostilities, but Hamas leaders didn't support the plan. In the attacks that followed, the first Israeli died from the conflict.
Jul 15, 2014 — The recent violence has increased stress and exposed rifts among Palestinians. Nearly everything Mahmoud Abbas does angers either moderates or hard-liners, making his position almost untenable.