Hours After Biden-Netanyahu Call, Israel Approves Reopening Northern Gaza Border Crossing

Months after the October 7 attacks, the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday said that the security cabinet has approved to temporarily reopen, the Erez crossing, a major crossing between the country and northern Gaza that was destroyed during the attacks. Additionally, Israel has agreed to ensure more humanitarian aid to Gaza.  … Read more

No Water, Medicines In Gaza Aid Airdropped By US: Report

Gaza Border: The United States, in collaboration with the Royal Jordanian Air Force, conducted an unprecedented humanitarian airdrop into Gaza, delivering 38,000 meals along the besieged coastal enclave, CNN reported, citing a statement from US Central Command (CENTCOM). This initiative followed President Joe Biden’s remarks that the US would pull out “every stop” to get … Read more

IDF Firing On Gazans Rushing For Food Aid, Israel Says Trucks Crushed Many To Avoid Loot

Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) shot dead over 100 people as they rushed towards aid trucks in Gaza, the Hamas-run health ministry said. More than 750 people were also hurt in the Israeli firing at Gaza City’s Nabulsi roundabout, the ministry said. According to a Wall Street Journal report, Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar believes that Hamas … Read more

Israeli Forces Vs Israeli Citizens Faceoff Near Gaza Border; Bid To Stop Aid For Palestinians

Published on Dec 21, 2023 06:29 PM IST Israeli forces and Israeli citizens had a faceoff near Gaza border over the entry of aid trucks into besieged Palestinian enclave from Kerem Shalom crossing. The protesters accused Israel’s Netanyahu Government of aiding ‘enemy’ to kill IDF soldiers in the war in Gaza. Watch the video for … Read more

No record of Hamas blocking or seizing aid, says US special envoy 

US Special Envoy David Satterfield said on Saturday that between 800,000 to a million people have moved to the south of the Gaza Strip, while 350,000-400,000 remain in the north of the enclave. Talking to reporters in the Jordanian capital Amman, he said that there were no recorded instances of Hamas interdicting or seizing aid. … Read more

Hamas releases video of 3 women hostages, Netanyahu says ‘cruel propaganda’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned as “cruel psychological propaganda” a video released on Monday (local time) by Hamas that shows three hostages seized by the terror group on October 7. The video shows three women — identified by Netanyahu as Yelena Trupanob, Danielle Aloni and Rimon Kirsht — sitting side by side against a … Read more

‘Trying to ensure civilians in Gaza get humanitarian aid’: Israel envoy

Israel’s ambassador to India, Naor Gilon, on Monday said that despite Israel’s attacks on Hamas targets in northern Gaza, it was trying to make sure civilians in the enclave receive humanitarian aid, in accordance with international law. While speaking to India Today TV, Gilon said, “We are trying to answer the humanitarian needs of the … Read more

No ceasefire in Gaza as it would mean ‘surrendering’ to Hamas: Israeli PM

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday a ceasefire in Israel’s war against Hamas “will not happen”, as ground forces fought inside Gaza and air strikes pounded the besieged Palestinian territory. Netanyahu spoke to foreign press after telling his war cabinet Israeli forces were making “systematic progress” against Hamas in response to the October 7 attacks … Read more

Communications in Gaza ‘need to stay back on’, US made clear to Israel: Report

The US government pressed Israel to restore communication in Gaza after it was disconnected on Friday night when the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) initiated the first phase of their ground incursion into the region, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a senior official. The official noted that Israel did not provide a reason for the … Read more