Israel army ‘encourages’ eastern Rafah residents to leave for ‘humanitarian area’

[ad_1] JERUSALEM, UNDEFINED: The Israeli army Monday called on Gazans living in eastern Rafah to head to an “expanded humanitarian area” in the Palestinian territory, ahead of an expected military operation in the southern Gaza city.”IDF (military) encourages the residents of eastern Rafah to advance towards expanded humanitarian area,” the military said in a statement.The … Read more

Hezbollah attacks Israel after deadly south Lebanon strike

[ad_1] BEIRUT: Official media in Lebanon said an Israeli strike Sunday on a southern village killed four family members, with Hezbollah announcing retaliatory attacks, in the latest cross-border violence since the Gaza war erupted.Israel and Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah group have exchanged regular cross-border fire since Palestinian militant group Hamas’s unprecedented October 7 attack on southern … Read more

Israel closes Gaza crossing after Hamas attack; vows military operation ‘in very near future’

[ad_1] Kerem Shalom, now closed, is another. The Israeli military reported 10 projectiles were launches at the crossing and said its fighter jets later struck the launcher. Hamas said it had been targeting Israeli soldiers in the area. Israel’s Channel 12 TV channel said 10 people were wounded, three seriously. It was unclear how long … Read more

Hamas chief accuses Israel PM of Gaza truce talks sabotage

[ad_1] DOHA: Hamas political chief Ismail Haniyeh on Sunday accused Israel’s prime minister of sabotaging efforts by mediators involved in ongoing talks aimed at a truce and hostage exchange in Gaza.Qatar-based Haniyeh said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wanted to “invent constant justifications for the continuation of aggression, expanding the circle of conflict, and sabotaging efforts … Read more

Netanyahu’s Cabinet votes to close Al Jazeera offices in Israel

[ad_1] Tel Aviv: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that his government has voted unanimously to shut down the local offices of Qatar-owned broadcaster Al Jazeera, escalating Israel’s long-running feud with the channel at a time when cease-fire negotiations with Hamas — mediated by Qatar — are gaining steam. Netanyahu announced the decision … Read more

Netanyahu’s Cabinet votes to permanently close Al Jazeera in Israel

[ad_1] The decision escalated Israel’s long-running feud against Al Jazeera. It also threatened to heighten tensions with Qatar, which owns the channel, at a time when the Doha government is playing a key role in mediation efforts to halt the war in Gaza.Israel has long had a rocky relationship with Al Jazeera, accusing it of … Read more

Netanyahu’s Cabinet votes to permanently close Al Jazeera offices in Israel

[ad_1] TEL AVIV: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that his government has voted unanimously to shutter the offices of the Qatar-owned broadcaster Al Jazeera in Israel.Netanyahu announced the decision on X, formerly Twitter. Details on when it would go into effect or whether it was permanent or temporary were not immediately clear. … Read more

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

Colombia ends diplomatic relations with Israel, but its military relies on Israeli equipment

[ad_1] Colombia has become the latest Latin American country to announce that it will break diplomatic relations with Israel over its military campaign in Gaza, but the repercussions for the South American nation could be broader than for other countries because of longstanding bilateral agreements over security matters.Colombian President Gustavo Petro on Wednesday described Israel’s … 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