Nov. 18. 16:25 GMT: Al-Qassam Brigades say Palestinians have shot down an Israeli Apache helicopter.
Nov. 18. 15:28 GMT: Palestinian death toll rises to 65 people after the latest Israeli strike.
Palestinians gather around a destroyed house as members of civil defense search for victims under the rubble after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City.(Reuters / Suhaib Salem)
Nov. 18, 15:16 GMT: The IDF says just 302 of 846 Gaza missiles were intercepted by the Iron Dome defense system, adding that there were also 99 rockets that couldn’t make it out of Gaza’s airspace and went off within its territory.
Nov. 18. 14:57 GMT: A three-year-old girl and a five-year-old boy are among ten people killed in a fresh strike on Beit Lahiya. The strike hit a three-story home, which Hamas security officials say is owned by a family that has members involved in militant rocket squads. It is unknown whether militants were in or near the house at the time of the strike.
embed video IDF Pinpoint Strike on Hamas Operational Communications Infrastructure
Nov. 18. 14:06 GMT: The head of the Hamas rocket program in Gaza Yihye a-Baya has been killed in a precise targeted operation by the IDF.
Nov. 18. 13:50 GMT: Egyptian security officials say a senior Israeli official has arrived in Cairo for talks on reaching a cease-fire to end an Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip. (AP)
Nov. 18, 13:06 GMT: The recent deaths in the Sheikh Radjwan area of Gaza City bring the death toll to 55.
Nov. 18, 13:05 GMT: Two women are among the three killed in a new strike on the Sheikh Radjwan area of Gaza City. Several have been injured, Al Arabiya reports.
Nov. 18, 13:00 GMT: President Obama says "We are fully supportive of Israel's right to defend itself'", discussing Gaza crisis during his Thailand visit. The US President also says will know in the next 36 to 48 hours whether progress can be made in halting Gaza crisis.
U.S. President Barack Obama and Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra participate in a joint news conference at the Government House in Bangkok.(Reuters / Jason Reed)
Nov. 18, 12:44 GMT: German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle is expected in Israel on Monday to attempt to advance a cease fire, RT Paula Slier reports.
Nov. 18, 12:34 GMT: Palestinian roving ambassador Afif Safieh tells Sky News channel Gaza conflict is about 'territory not terrorism'; calls Netanyahu a 'pyromaniac'.
Nov. 18, 12:05 GMT: IDF takes over Hamas radio waves, warns Gaza residents, Israeli media reports.
Nov. 18, 12:04 GMT: A barrage of at least 15 rockets has been fired at Ashdod, Haaretz reports.
Nov. 18, 11:20 GMT: Israeli Culture and Sport Minster Limor Livnat told Ynet that Israel cannot agree to a ceasefire as"only this morning we saw that Grad rockets are still landing on the southern residents."
Nov. 18, 11:17 GMT: One man was killed, and four wounded in Israeli air strike on a refugee camp in Gaza, Ynet reported, citing sources in Al-Shifa Hospital.
Nov. 18, 10:41 GMT: Hamas PM Ismail Haniyeh has gone into hiding due to concerns that Israel wants to assassinate him, a spokesman for the militant group said according to Ynet news. This comes after the Israeli Air Forces bombed his Gaza headquarters on Saturday.
Nov. 18, 09:51 GMT: The crew of RT’s Arabic-language sister channel Rusiya Al-Yaum are moving to a new office following an Israeli attack on two media center buildings overnight. Staff members were not at the facility when it was bombed.
Nov. 18, 09:40 GMT: The IDF targeted the site in Gaza from where the rocket was fired at Tel Aviv.
Nov. 18, 09:30 GMT: The Middle East Foreign Press Association demands explanation from the IDF over why its air force targeted media buildings overnight. It said journalists in areas of conflict are considered civilians and must be respected and protected as such under the international law.