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

3 babies die in Gaza’s largest hospital as it runs out of fuel amid Israel-Hamas war

Three babies have died in the neonatal unit of Gaza’s Al Shifa hospital after the hospital went out of service, reported CNN on Saturday, citing the Hamas-controlled ministry of health. One more person was killed by an Israeli shell in the intensive care, said the Palestinian health ministry. It also said 39 babies in the … Read more

Israel does not seek to occupy Gaza, but ‘credible force’ needed: Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday his country does not seek to conquer, occupy or govern Gaza after its war against Hamas but a “credible force” would be needed to enter the Palestinian enclave if necessary to prevent the emergence of militant threats. Netanyahu’s comments this week suggesting that Israel would be responsible … Read more

Teenager arrested in France after kicking rabbi in Paris Metro

A teenager has been arrested and is under investigation for assault after kicking a rabbi in the back in the Paris Metro, a prosecutor said on Thursday, against broader concerns over a recent surge in antisemitism in France. The prosecutor at the Bobigny Tribunal said the possibility of an antisemitic motive aggravated the potential charges. … Read more

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: On Israel visit, US’ Blinken says ‘no partners for peace’ if war not paused

The Israeli military has justified the ambulance strike by claiming that the ambulance was being utilized by a “Hamas terrorist cell” for transporting militants and weapons. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a statement on Saturday, rejected the United States’ call for a “humanitarian pause” in the war. He insisted that a temporary cease-fire would … Read more

Explainer: What war crimes laws apply to the Israel-Palestinian conflict?

Conflict between Israel and Palestinian forces since terrorist group Hamas’ October 7 assault have created a huge and rising death toll – and accusations of war crimes – on both sides. The war falls under a complex international system of justice that has emerged since World War Two. Even if states say they are acting … Read more

Gaza ground invasion will happen when conditions are right, says Israel military

Israel has no interest in war with any other foe other than Hamas, and its ground operation in Gaza will come when conditions are right, Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant said on Thursday. “We are waging war on the southern front against Hamas, prepared for any development in the north, Hezbollah is suffering many losses. … Read more

US ‘will not be spared’ if war in Gaza continues: Iran’s Foreign Minister

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian warned at the United Nations on Thursday that if Israel’s retaliation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip doesn’t end then the United States will “not be spared from this fire.” “I say frankly to the American statesmen, who are now managing the genocide in Palestine, that we do not welcome … Read more

Israel escalates airstrikes, hundreds killed in Gaza

Israel on Tuesday escalated airstrikes across the Gaza Strip, crushing families in the rubble of residential buildings. Hundreds of Palestinians were killed in the past day and medical facilities were shut down because of bomb damage and lack of power.  The Hamas-run Interior Ministry said massive air bombardment continued through the night as Israeli jets … Read more

Israel drops leaflets in Gaza offering reward for hostage information

Israel’s military dropped leaflets in Gaza on Tuesday, urging Palestinians to give them information about hostages being held by Hamas and offering them protection and a reward. The Palestinian militant group seized more than 200 people during cross-border raids into Israel which killed 1,400 people on Oct. 7. The Palestinian health ministry says Israeli air … Read more