US Military Says First Aid Delivered To Gaza Using Temporary Pier

At least 35,272 people have been killed in Gaza, according to Hamas. (File) Jerusalem: The US military said aid deliveries began Friday via a temporary pier in Gaza aimed at ramping up emergency humanitarian assistance to the war-ravaged Palestinian territory. “Today at approximately 9 a.m. (Gaza time), trucks carrying humanitarian assistance began moving ashore via … Read more

Israel-Hamas war: Hamas says it received Israel’s response to ceasefire proposal

Hamas said it had received on Saturday Israel’s official response to its latest ceasefire proposal and will study it before submitting its reply, the group’s deputy Gaza chief said in a statement. “Hamas has received today the official response of the Zionist occupation to the proposal presented to the Egyptian and the Qatari mediators on … Read more

Israel, Hamas indicate no deal is imminent after US signals Gaza ceasefire

Israel and Hamas on Tuesday played down chances of an imminent breakthrough in talks for a cease-fire in Gaza, after US President Joe Biden said Israel has agreed to pause its offensive during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan if a deal is reached to release some hostages. The president’s remarks came on the eve … Read more

99 Journalists Killed In 2023, 72 In Israel-Hamas War: Report

28,576 people have been killed in Israel’s retaliatory military offensive on Gaza: Hamas (File) New York: Seventy-two of the 99 journalists killed in 2023 were killed in the Israel-Hamas war, making the last 12 months the deadliest for the media in almost a decade, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said Thursday. Killings of reporters … Read more

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

Israel Hamas Gaza 31 Israeli Hostages Dead US Qatar Egypt Mediate Ceasefire Hamas

Israel has informed the families of 31 people who were held hostage by Hamas since October 7 that they are dead. According to a report by Reuters, Israel’s chief military spokesperson Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari stated on Tuesday that 31 of the remaining hostages held in Gaza were dead. “We have informed 31 families that … Read more

Israel Hamas war: Palestinian group reviewing hostage deal proposal, US Antony Blinken to visit Middle East Sunday

With the Israel-Hamas war nearing four month completion, a top official of the Palestinian group has said they need more time to “announce our position” in a proposed framework for a hostage deal presented to them by Israel and ceasefire mediators Qatar, Egypt and the US. Osama Hamdan, a top Hamas official in Lebanon, said … Read more

WHO Chief Breaks Down Describing ‘Hellish’ Gaza Conditions

WHO Chief warned that more people in Gaza would die of starvation and disease. (File) Geneva: The head of the World Health Organization called for a ceasefire and a “true solution” to the Israel-Palestinian conflict in an emotional plea to the global health body’s governing body on Thursday where he described conditions in Gaza as … Read more

Israel Gaza Hamas Palestine: Palestinians Displaced By Ongoing War Must Return Home: Antony Blinken

Israel must do more to protect civilians in Gaza, said Antony Blinken (File) Doha: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday said Israel must do more to protect civilians in Gaza and that Palestinians displaced by the ongoing war must “return home”. “Palestinian civilians must be able to return home as soon as conditions … Read more

The World Health Organization chief

Gaza hospitals have come under bombardment as part of Israel’s response to Hamas’ attacks. (File) Geneva: The World Health Organization chief said on Sunday it will be all but impossible to improve the “catastrophic” health situation in Gaza even as the board passed an emergency WHO motion by consensus to secure more medical access. Palestinian … Read more