Egypt media cite progress in truce talks as Israel downplays chances of end to war with Hamas

[ad_1] Israeli strikes early Saturday on Gaza killed at least six people. Three bodies were recovered from the rubble of a building in Rafah and taken to Yousef Al Najjar hospital. A strike in the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza also killed three people, according to hospital officials.In the last 24 hours, the bodies … Read more

Hamas says Israeli PM Netanyahu trying to derail Gaza truce deal

[ad_1] Wave of campus protestsThe war broke out after Hamas’s October 7 attack on Israel resulted in the deaths of more than 1,170 people, mostly civilians, according to an AFP tally of Israeli official figures.The militants also took some 250 hostages, of whom Israel estimates 128 remain in Gaza.The army says 35 of them are … Read more

Hostage held in Gaza dies as Israel, Hamas work on a cease-fire deal

[ad_1] Dror Or, a 49-year-old held captive in Gaza, has died, the Hostages Families Forum said Friday. Or marks the 38th hostage killed, the forum said.He was one of about 250 people abducted when Hamas attacked southern Israel on Oct. 7, killing around 1,200 people, mostly civilians. Israel says militants still hold around 100 hostages and the remains of … Read more

Hamas is sending a delegation to Egypt for further cease-fire talks

[ad_1] BEIRUT: Hamas said Thursday that it was sending a delegation to Egypt for further cease-fire talks, in a new sign of progress in attempts by international mediators to hammer out an agreement between Israel and the militant group to end the war in Gaza.After months of stop-and-start negotiations, the cease-fire efforts appear to have … Read more

Hamas is sending a delegation to Egypt for further cease-fire talks in the latest sign of progress

[ad_1] Hamas said Thursday that it was sending a delegation to Egypt for further cease-fire talks, in a new sign of progress in attempts by international mediators to hammer out an agreement between Israel and the militant group to end the war in Gaza.After months of stop-and-start negotiations, the cease-fire efforts appear to have reached … Read more

UK police officer faces terror charge for allegedly supporting Hamas on WhatsApp

[ad_1] British police officer Mohammed Adil is facing terror charges for allegedly expressing support for Hamas on WhatsApp.The Independent Office for Police Conduct announced that Adil shared images backing Hamas, which is outlawed as a terrorist group in the U.K.Adil is charged with two counts of publishing images in support of a banned organization, a … Read more

Hamas official insists Gaza ceasefire must be permanent

[ad_1] Israel’s retaliatory offensive has killed at least 34,568 people in Gaza, mostly women and children, according to the health ministry in the Hamas-run territory.Palestinian militants also took some 250 hostages on October 7. Israel estimates 129 remain in Gaza, including 34 the military says are dead.Hindi said Wednesday there was “great interest from Hamas … Read more

Blinken urges Hamas to agree Gaza truce as he meets Israel leaders

[ad_1] New aid routeOn the previous leg of his regional tour in Jordan, Blinken said a Gaza truce and the redoubling of aid deliveries went hand in hand.A truce is “the most effective way to relieve the suffering” of civilians in Gaza, he told reporters near Amman.Blinken saw off a first Jordanian truck convoy of … Read more

Netanyahu vows to invade Rafah ‘with or without a deal’ as cease-fire talks with Hamas continue

[ad_1] TEL AVIV: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Tuesday to launch an incursion into the southern Gaza city of Rafah, where hundreds of thousands of Palestinians are sheltering from the 7-month-long war.Netanyahu said Israel would enter Rafah to destroy Hamas’ battalions there “with or without a deal.”Israel and Hamas are negotiating a cease-fire agreement … Read more

Hamas officials leave Cairo after talks on a cease-fire proposal

[ad_1] Gaza health ministry reports 47 killed in the last 24 hours The Gaza Health Ministry said Tuesday the bodies of 47 people killed by Israeli strikes have been brought to hospitals over the past 24 hours. Hospitals also received 61 wounded, it said in its daily report.That brings the overall Palestinian death toll from … Read more