Nov. 17, 2012
19:29 Six Palestinians injured in the Israeli bombardment of Gaza are evacuated to Egyptian hospital via the Rafah crossing, Egyptian security officials tell Ma'an.
19:22 Turkey's prime minister praises Egyptian president Muhammad Mursi for recalling his ambassador from Tel Aviv in response to Israeli attacks on Gaza, in a speech at Cairo university.
19:19 Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal and the head of Egypt intelligence have concluded a two-hour meeting in Cairo, where demands for a truce were exchange, informed sources have told Ma'an.
They emphasized the talks were at a preliminary stage. Mashaal is set to meet with later with the Egyptian president, the Qatari emir and the Turkish premier to continue discussions about Gaza.
18:51 At least 10 people were detained by Israel today at protests in support of Gaza across the West Bank, Ma'an correspondents say.
Dozens have been injured in clashes with Israeli forces, several seriously. At a demonstration at Israel's Ofer jail near Ramallah, a man and woman were both hit in the head with a tear gas canister, a reporter says.
Another man suffered serious head injuries from a protest at Nablus' Huwwara checkpoint.
18:50 Israeli PM Netanyahu today called German Chancellor Merkel, Italian PM Monti, Greek PM Samaras and Czech PM Nekas about Israel's Gaza operation, his spokesman says on Twitter.
18:11 Five rockets are fired at Ashdod, four intercepted and one lands in open area, Israeli media reports.
17:55 Palestinians are holding a vigil outside Bethlehem's Nativity Church calling for an end to Israel's deadly assault on the Gaza strip, a Ma'an reporter says.
The group are holding candles, waving Palestinian flags, and holding banners reading "We are all Gaza" and "We would die for Gaza".
17:54 Ben Rhodes, White House deputy national security adviser, tells reporters the United States "wants the same thing as the Israelis want," which is an end to rocket attacks on Israel by Palestinian militants in Gaza.
17:39 Islamic Jihad leader Khalid Batsh says Gaza's launch of rockets at Tel Aviv shows "the rules of the game have changed in the region."