Palestine: In the first incident of its kind, hundreds of neighbours surrounded the home of Mohammed Baroud and climbed on its roof after he received a call from the Israeli army informing him he had 30 minutes to vacate his home before it was destroyed by missiles.
The Israeli air force called off its strike because of the risk of killing a large number of civilians.
Nizar Rayan, a Hamas member who led the Jabalya protest, said Palestinians would continue to rush into every house to be threatened by bombardment. "We will pay with our lives to protect the houses of the fighters so they can resist the enemy assured that their homes are being protected," he said.
Pakistan: The Pakistani government has submitted another bill in parliament to protect women's rights, officials say.
The bill seeks to make forced marriage a crime and safeguard women's right to property and inheritance.
It seeks to outlaw some local customs that prevent women from marrying and hence bearing children who may claim her share in ancestral property.
It also criminalises forced marriages, including those in which young girls are given away in marriage to settle murder feuds, he said.