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Deadly fire spreads despair, grief among Gazans after Israeli strike

MOHAMMED SALEM Rafah, Gaza Reuters The al-Attar family was praying and getting children ready for bed in southern Gaza when they heard a loud noise. Immediately fire erupted around their informal shack home, and the children started screaming. Israel was pulverising Gaza again, and the airstrike left a fire raging on Sunday evening in a […]

Israeli attack on Rafah tent camp kills 45, prompts global outcry

NIDAL AL-MUGHRABI and DAN WILLIAMS Updated: 7:40am Cairo, Egypt/Jerusalem Reuters An Israeli airstrike triggered a fire that killed 45 people in a tent camp in the Gazan city of Rafah, officials said on Monday, prompting an outcry from global leaders who urged the implementation of a World Court order to halt Israel’s assault. Palestinian families […]

Gaza ceasefire talks could soon resume but Israel-Hamas war rages on

Cairo, Egypt Reuters Prospects for a resumption of mediated Gaza ceasefire talks grew on Saturday although Israel carried out new attacks in which Palestinian medics said more than 40 people were killed. An official with knowledge of the matter said a decision had been taken to resume the talks next week after the chief of […]

Israel defiant after World Court ruling

Jerusalem Reuters Israeli ministers dismissed Friday’s ruling by the International Court of Justice ordering Israel to cease its military operation in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, vowing to continue fighting to free its hostages and defeat Hamas. Friday’s ruling by the World Court was the latest in a series of steps in recent weeks […]

World Court orders Israel to halt assault on Gaza’s Rafah

Updated: 11am (AEST) The Hague Reuters Judges at the top United Nations court ordered Israel on Friday to immediately halt its military assault on the southern Gaza city of Rafah, in a landmark emergency ruling in South Africa’s case accusing Israel of genocide. While the International Court of Justice, or World Court, has no means […]

Israeli forces kill dozens of Palestinians in Gaza strikes, battle Hamas in Rafah

Cairo, Egypt Reuters Israeli forces killed at least 60 Palestinians in aerial and ground bombardments across the Gaza Strip on Thursday and battled in close combat with Hamas-led militants in areas of the southern city of Rafah, health officials and Hamas media said. Israeli tanks advanced in Rafah’s south-east, edged towards the city’s western district […]

Israeli forces move deeper into Rafah in night of heavy battle

Cairo, Egypt Reuters Israeli tanks advanced to the edge of a crowded district in the heart of Rafah on Wednesday during one of the most intense nights of bombardment of the southern Gaza city since Israel launched its offensive there this month. Israel’s assault on Rafah on Gaza’s southern edge has set hundreds of thousands […]

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 […]

ICC prosecutor seeks arrest warrants for Israel’s Netanyahu and Hamas leaders

The Hague, The Netherlands Reuters The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor said on Monday he had requested arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his defence chief and three Hamas leaders over alleged war crimes. ICC prosecutor Karim Khan said in a statement issued after more than seven months of war in Gaza that he […]