Fares Akram

Humanitarian crises

Gaza children unable to go back to school

The new school year will be delayed indefinitely in Gaza, as more than 380,000 Palestinians remain displaced.

War & Conflict

Gaza zoo ravaged by Israeli shelling

Monkeys, ostriches, and eagles are among the many animals killed in Israeli bombings at a zoo in northern Gaza.

Humanitarian crises

North Gaza families reluctant to return home

Families in Gaza are scared to go home, after Israel said it was withdrawing ground troops from areas in the north.

Human Rights

Short-lived truce gives Gazans respite

Gazans and displaced families took to the streets to inspect their homes during a brief ceasefire.


Israeli bombs kill 100 Gazans in single day

Hundreds of attacks send toll soaring, while Gaza's only power station shuts down after being hit.

Humanitarian crises

Gazans survey devastation as truce broken

Gaza health ministry says death toll from 19 days of Israeli offensive has hit 1,032 as ceasefire broken with mortars.


Rights groups accuse Israel of war crimes

Leading Palestinian activists say the Israeli bombardment of Gaza's Shujayea neighbourhood amounts to a war crime.

War & Conflict

'The smell of death was everywhere'

Seventy-two people have been killed in Shujayea, east of Gaza, in the heaviest barrage of Israel's ground assault.

War & Conflict

Gaza residents nervous despite brief truce

Short five-hour pause in fighting has ended as Palestinians brace for what comes next in the Israeli offensive on Gaza.

War & Conflict

Israel intensifies bombardment on Gaza

Palestinians told to evacuate their homes as the Israeli offensive claims more than 200 people and injures 1500 others.

War & Conflict

Israel threatens to step up Gaza campaign

Netanyahu warns Israel will intensify offensive after Hamas says it was not consulted on Egyptian truce proposal.

Humanitarian crises

Thousands of families flee north Gaza

Eighteen members of al-Batsh family were killed in Gaza strike, as more than 16,000 others seek refuge at UN schools.