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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 […]

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 […]

Hezbollah Warns Of Regional War If Gaza Bombing Goes On

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has again rejected the prospect of a ceasefire in Gaza. A source close to Hamas earlier said talks were underway for the release of a dozen hostages held by the Islamists, including six Americans, in return for a three-day ceasefire in Gaza. However, Netanyahu reiterated that there will be no […]

South Africa Recalls All Diplomats From Israel

South Africa says it is recalling all of its diplomats from Tel Aviv following Israel’s intense air strikes on Gaza on Sunday night. Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor, who staunchly condemned Israel on Monday told a press conference that South Africa was withdrawing its diplomats, as the country was extremely concerned at the continued killing of […]

Israel and Palestinians agree steps to stop violence

The Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority have announced a joint commitment to take immediate steps to end a surge in violence. The move has emerged from rare talks in Jordan, also attended by US and Egyptian officials. The meeting agreed to support confidence-building steps and “to work towards a just and lasting peace”. According […]