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Israeli forces raze parts of Gaza’s Jabalia, hit Rafah with airstrikes

Reuters Israeli forces thrust deeper into Jabalia in northern Gaza on Tuesday, striking a hospital and destroying residential areas with tank and air bombardments, residents said, while Israeli airstrikes killed at least five people in Rafah in the south. Simultaneous Israeli assaults on the northern and southern edges of the Gaza Strip this month have […]

Israel launches strikes across Gaza as US envoy meets Netanyahu

Cairo, Egypt/Jerusalem Reuters Israeli planes and tanks pounded areas across the Gaza Strip, residents said, as White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday amid US calls for a more focused military campaign. Sullivan was expected to press for Israel to go after Hamas militants in a targeted […]

Israel moves into north Gaza Hamas stronghold, pounds Rafah without advancing

Cairo, Egypt/Jerusalem Reuters Israel’s tanks pushed into the heart of Jabalia in northern Gaza on Thursday, facing anti-tank rockets and mortar bombs from militants concentrated there, while in the south, its forces pounded Rafah without advancing, Palestinian residents and militants said. The slow progress of Israel’s offensive, more than seven months after it was prompted […]

Israel lacks “credible plan” to safeguard Rafah civilians, says Blinken

Washington DC, US Reuters US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday said Israel lacked a “credible plan” to protect some 1.4 million Palestinian civilians in Rafah and warned an Israeli attack could create an insurgency by failing to kill all Hamas fighters in the southern Gaza city. “Israel is on a trajectory potentially to […]

Gaza truce hopes slim; Hamas officials leaving Cairo but returning on Tuesday

Cairo, Egypt/Doha, Qatar Reuters Prospects for a Gaza ceasefire appeared slim on Sunday as Hamas reiterated its demand for an end to the war in exchange for the freeing of hostages, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flatly ruled that out. The two sides blamed each other for the impasse and the Hamas delegation said […]

Violence shuts crucial aid corridor into Sudan’s Darfur, UN agency says

Reuters Violence around the city of al-Fashir in Darfur, Sudan, has blocked a recently opened humanitarian corridor from Chad and time is running out to prevent starvation in the vast region, the UN World Food Programme said on Friday. Attacks around al-Fashir, the Sudanese army’s last holdout in Darfur and home to some 1.6 million […]

US calls out Israel and Hamas after Gaza aid shipment attacked, diverted

Washington DC, US Reuters The US on Thursday called on both Israel and Hamas to ensure that aid bound for civilians in Gaza is not disrupted, after a shipment from Jordan was attacked by Israeli settlers and subsequently diverted by Palestinian militants. Secretary of State Antony Blinken viewed the aid on Tuesday just before it […]

Blinken says US cannot support Rafah assault without humanitarian plan

Ashdod, Israel Reuters US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday he has still not seen a plan for Israel’s planned offensive on the southern Gaza city of Rafah that would protect civilians, repeating that Washington could not support such an assault. Blinken and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in Jerusalem for two-and-a-half […]

World Central Kitchen to resume Gaza aid after staff deaths in Israeli strike

Nicosia, Cyprus Reuters World Central Kitchen (WCK) said it would resume operations in the Gaza Strip on Monday, a month after seven workers of the US-based charity were killed in an Israeli air strike. Prior to halting operations, WCK had distributed more than 43 million meals in Gaza since October, representing by its own accounts […]