Meet 17 hostages freed by Hamas on four day ceasefire prisoners hostage swap deal with Israel

A third batch of Israel and foreign hostages was released from Hamas captivity on Sunday evening as the group arrived in Israel. They numbered 17, including 14 Israelis and three Thai citizens. The Hamas Group handed over the former captives to the humanitarian organisation Red Cross and were further taken for medical examination. Among those … Read more

Relatives of Gaza hostages say stop talk of execution for Hamas detainees

Relatives of some of the 240 people held by Hamas in Gaza urged far-right Israeli lawmakers on Monday not to pursue proposed capital punishment for captured Hamas terrorists, saying that even talk of doing so might endanger the hostages. A number of suspected gunmen were detained after members of the armed Islamist faction breached the … Read more

Israel looks to hire 1 lakh Indian workers to replace Palestinians: Report

Israel is reportedly looking to hire one lakh workers from India in a bid to replace Palestinians who were fired from jobs after Gaza-based terrorist organisation Hamas attacked the Jewish nation on October 7. According to a Voice of America (VOA) News report, Israel’s construction sector confirmed it had asked its government to allow companies … Read more

South Africa recalls diplomats from Tel Aviv, warns of action against Israel envoy

South Africa on Monday recalled all its diplomats from Israel in condemnation of the bombardment of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip and threatened to take action against the Israeli Ambassador in the country. In a media briefing, Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni said the South African Cabinet had decided on these measures at its latest … Read more

Chase caught on camera: Israeli forces deploy dogs to neutralise Hamas terrorists

In a video released by Israeli forces, canines deployed by the IDF are seen chasing Hamas terrorists. The Israel Defense Force’s canine unit, Oketz, was credited with helping rescue 200 Israelis while killing 10 Hamas terrorists in Kibbutz Be’eri. These IDF canines are trained to locate, attack, search and rescue and detect explosives.      … Read more

Fierce fighting in Gaza after Israel rebuffs US pause call

Israel’s unrelenting offensive against Hamas battled on into its fifth week with no sign of slowing Saturday, as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met Arab foreign ministers in search of a diplomatic opening to ease the crisis. Washington’s top envoy arrived in Jordan for talks with five of his counterparts one day after Israel’s … Read more

First evacuees leave Gaza as Israeli offensive intensifies

A first group of injured evacuees from Gaza crossed into Egypt on Wednesday under a Qatari-mediated deal, Egyptian media and a source at the border said, as Israeli forces pressed their battle against Hamas terrorists in the Palestinian enclave. The evacuees were driven in ambulances through the Rafah border crossing. Under the deal reached between … Read more

Jordan asked US to deploy Patriot air defence missiles, army says

Staunch US ally Jordan asked Washington to deploy Patriot air defence systems to bolster its border defence at a time of heightened regional tensions and conflict, the spokesperson for the country’s army said on Sunday. “We asked the American side to help bolster our defence system with Patriot air defence missile systems,” Brigadier General Mustafa … Read more

Impeding aid to Gaza may be crime under international laws, says prosecutor

Impeding relief supplies to Gaza’s population may constitute a crime under the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) jurisdiction, the court’s top prosecutor told a news conference in Egypt on Sunday. Karim Khan also said Israel must make “discernable efforts, without further delay, to make sure civilians receive basic foods and medicine”. Aid supplies to Gaza have … Read more

Qatar open to reconsidering Hamas presence in Qatar, US official says

Qatar told the US it was open to reconsidering the presence of Hamas in Qatar once a crisis is resolved to secure the release of scores of hostages taken to Gaza by the Palestinian militant group, a senior US official said on Friday. The understanding, first reported by the Washington Post, was reached at a … Read more