03:25 GMT: Internet hacktivist collective ‘Anonymous’ claims to have taken down the Israeli Defense Ministry website www.idf.il. In a message shared via one of the group’s Twitter accounts, they posted the site address with a popular hashtag used for similar actions, ‘tango down’.
03:06 GMT: Increasing number of reports claim Israel is planning to shut down internet services in Gaza, citing IDF.
02:34 GMT: Russia hopes the UNSC will convince Israel to cease fire, said the country’s permanent representative in the United Nations Vitaly Churkin.
01:57 GMT: Worldwide protests are being planned to protest Israeli strikes in Gaza. People in the US, the UK, Israel and many European countries plan to gather to show their concern over escalating violence in the Middle East.
01:13 GMT: Diplomats say both the Israeli and Palestinian envoys are to speak at the emergency UNSC meeting.
00:51 GMT: The United Nations Security Council has called an emergency meeting to discuss escalating tensions between Israel and the Palestinian territory of Gaza. The meeting is scheduled for 0200 GMT, and will take place behind closed doors.
00:02 GMT: Palestinians reports 15 people dead and over 100 wounded since the beginning of Operation Pillar of Defense.
22:43 GMT: Alarms sound in Be’er Sheva as two Gaza rockets hit city; no casualties reported.
22:26 GMT: Hamas’ armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, claims to be shelling “the occupied city of Tel Aviv”.
21:37 GMT: Israeli National Security Minister Avi Dichter: “We have no intention to end this round of fighting and suffer more hits in the next”
21:06 GMT: The Israeli Security Cabinet has given the IDF permission to draft reservists and expand the Gaza operation.