Palestine President Urges Hamas To “Quickly” Complete Prisoner Deal: Report

Gaza has had its own separate administration run by Hamas since 2007. (File) Ramallah: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas pressed the group Hamas on Wednesday to agree a Gaza deal quickly to avoid “dire consequences”, the official Palestinian news agency Wafa reported. “We call on the Hamas movement to quickly complete a prisoner deal, to spare … Read more

Israeli air strikes hit Gaza hospitals and school, say Palestine officials

Israeli air strikes hit three Gaza hospitals and a school on Friday, killing at least 22 people, and a ground battle was under way at another hospital, Palestinian officials said, as Israel’s forces took on Hamas in the heart of the enclave. Officials said missiles landed in the courtyard of Gaza’s biggest hospital, Al-Shifa, in … Read more

Palestinian President urges US to push for Gaza ceasefire amid Israel offensive

US top diplomat Antony Blinken made an unannounced visit to the occupied West Bank on Sunday, where Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas urged him to persuade Israel to agree to a ceasefire as more died in a strike on a refugee camp overnight. A spokesman for the health ministry in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip said earlier … Read more

Israel claims responsibility for attack outside Gaza’s largest hospital

Citing initial reports, the UN body said that at least 13 people were killed and 26 injured. Earlier Friday, a spokesman for the Gaza-based Palestinian Health Ministry had also said that the ambulance was in a medical convoy from the hospital, traveling to the Rafah border crossing, and had informed the International Committee of the … Read more

Ground Report: Gaza bombarded on all fronts, death toll crosses 8,000

A ground offensive in Gaza, started by Israel, has continued for a second day with heavy air and artillery activity. Despite the expansion of operations, the ground offensive remains limited compared to the full-scale invasions carried out in 2009 and 2014. The Israeli defence forces have announced 450 airstrikes in the last 24 hours, with … Read more

PM Modi, Egypt President Discuss Israel-Hamas War

India expressed grave concern over the worsening situation in Gaza. New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Saturday discussed the worsening security and humanitarian situation in West Asia. Both leaders expressed their concern over the increase in terrorism, violence, and civilian casualties in the area, largely owing to the … Read more

Ground report from Palestinian territory: Uneasy calm prevails in West Bank

India Today journalist Shiv Aroor has been reporting from Ramallah, which serves as the administrative capital of Palestine, shedding light on the significant presence of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in the city. The installation of this statue, dating back several years, stands as a symbol of the strong diplomatic ties between India and Palestine. Aroor emphasised … Read more

Release of hostages needs ceasefire, Hamas says

An official of the militant Hamas group conditioned the release of hostages in Gaza to a ceasefire in Israel’s bombardment of the Palestinian enclave, launched after a deadly rampage into southern Israel nearly three weeks ago. Israel says it is preparing a ground invasion, but has been urged by the US and Arab countries to … Read more

Gaza teenager sees parents, siblings killed after seeking safety in south

When the Israeli army told Palestinians in the Beach refugee camp in Gaza City to flee south because it was safer, 18-year-old Dima Al-Lamdani’s family prayed they would escape relentless air strikes. But days later, Lamdani was left to identify the bodies of her relatives at a makeshift morgue in the southern city of Khan … Read more

‘Will find Hamas, wherever they may be to…’: Israeli Major Libby Weiss

Speaking about any oncoming attacks against Hamas, Israeli Major Libby Weiss said, “Our goal right now, and we’ve stated it from the beginning, has been to find Hamas wherever they may be to make sure they are no longer in the capacity to strike us.” The Israeli army continues to fire artillery towards Gaza following an attack on the … Read more