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The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said it is “not evacuating” eastern Rafah after Israel’s military urged residents to leave parts of Gaza’s southernmost city. In a statement on Monday, UNRWA said it “will maintain presence in Rafah as long as possible and will continue providing lifesaving aid to people.” […]

US President Joe Biden hopes for ceasefire in Israel-Gaza war

The Egyptian foreign minister said “the world is witnessing the most heinous crimes” against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, adding that the war there has exposed double standards in the approach to crises around the world. Sameh Shoukry made the remarks at the session of Human Rights Council in Geneva, stressing the need for […]

A Court Hears that Israeli Officials Expressed Support for the Destruction in Gaza

The UN’s top court, the International Court of Justice, has heard that Israel’s plan to “destroy” Gaza comes from “the highest level of state”. The claims were made by South African lawyers as it presented its case accusing Israel of genocide. South Africa also called on the court to order Israel to cease military operations […]

Israel Probes Claims That Traders Knew Of Hamas Attack In Advance

Israel says it is investigating claims that some investors may have known of Hamas’s attack on Israel before it took place on October 7. An academic study suggests investors betting against the Israeli economy may have made large sums. Researchers found significant short-selling in the run-up to the attacks. Short-selling is when investors try to […]

Qatar Announces Gaza Truce Extended By Two Days

Qatar says Israel and Hamas have agreed to a two-day extension to the current truce, which has seen hostages freed and Palestinian prisoners released. US national security spokesman John Kirby says Hamas has committed to releasing another 20 women and children over the next two days. Families have been informed by the Israeli government that […]

Israel, Hamas Agree Deal For Release Of Gaza Hostages

Israel’s government and Hamas agreed on Wednesday to a four-day pause in fighting to allow the release of 50 hostages held in Gaza. A statement by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said 50 women and children will be released over four days in exchange for 150 Palestinians imprisoned in Israel. For every additional 10 […]

Israel Hopeful Of Hamas Deal To Release Hostages In Coming Days

The Israeli ambassador to the US, Michael Herzog, says he is hopeful a deal for the release of a significant number of hostages will be reached “in the coming days”. Herzog told newsmen that “serious efforts” were being made, but that the fewer details he revealed, “the better the chances of such a deal”. Qatar, […]

Turkish President Erdogan Declares Israel Terrorist State

The President of Turkey, Tayyip Erdogan, has tagged Israel a terrorist state  Erdogan, who is one of the world leaders who has been vocal against Israel’s bombardment of Gaza since the conflict started in October, made the tag during an address before the Turkish Parliament on Wednesday, calling for the trial of Israeli leaders for […]

Israel’s President Denies Striking Gaza’s Al-Shifa Hospital

Israeli President Isaac Herzog has denied that Israel is striking Gaza’s largest hospital. Reports from staff at Al-Shifa suggest the facility, sheltering thousands of Palestinians, has run out of electricity, but Mr Herzog said “everything is operating” at the hospital. Speaking to newsmen, President Herzog also said a copy of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf was […]