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US Delivers 38K Meals in First Gaza Airdrop

Water and medical aid aren't included in Air Force mission

(Newser) - The US made its first airdrop of humanitarian aid in Gaza on Saturday afternoon, when three Air Force cargo planes delivered 66 pallets by parachute, a total of 38,000 ready-to-eat meals. US Central Command said the mission was carried out with Jordan's air force, the New York Times...

More Than 100 Killed After Troops Fire on Gaza Crowd

IDF claims most of the casualties were the result of a stampede after aid trucks arrived

(Newser) - This story has been updated with new developments. Israeli troops fired on a crowd of Palestinians waiting for aid in Gaza City on Thursday, witnesses said. More than 100 people were killed, according to health officials. Hospital officials initially reported an Israeli strike on the crowd, but witnesses later said...

Palestinian PM, Cabinet Resign
Palestinian PM, Cabinet Resign

Palestinian PM, Cabinet Resign

Move could usher in reforms at Palestinian Authority with an eye on postwar Gaza

(Newser) - The Palestinian prime minister announced the resignation of his government on Monday, paving the way for a shake-up in the Palestinian Authority, which the US hopes will eventually take on a role in postwar Gaza. "The decision to resign came in light of the unprecedented escalation in the West...

Netanyahu Has a Plan for Gaza After the War

Proposal may not align with US goals, but Israel says it's a start

(Newser) - Israel's prime minister has drawn up a proposal for governing Gaza after the war ends, a plan that would demilitarize the territory, shut its southern border with Egypt, and give his country ongoing security control. Benjamin Netanyahu presented his proposal to members of his security cabinet on Thursday night,...

Girl Scouts to Troop: Stop Tying Us to Your Gaza Fundraiser

St. Louis mom says girls were making bracelets to raise cash for humanitarian aid for Palestinian kids

(Newser) - On the Girl Scouts of the USA website, the organization touts its diversity, including with a feature-length piece on two California troops made up of Muslim children who attend school in an Islamic mosque. But a St. Louis mom says she's now being threatened with legal action from the...

US Says Strike on Gaza Food Convoy 'Unacceptable'

Truck at IDF checkpoint was hit by fire from Israeli warship, reports CNN

(Newser) - Gunfire that hit a United Nations food convoy on its way to northern Gaza earlier this month, causing the suspension of food deliveries to the region, apparently came from Israeli warships, CNN reports. Nobody was injured in the Feb. 5 strike but the truck's contents, desperately needed wheat flour,...

Israel: Release Hostages or We Move on Rafah
Israel Has Set a
Ramadan Deadline
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Israel Has Set a Ramadan Deadline

Benny Gantz of Israel's war cabinet says if hostages aren't released, they'll move on Rafah

(Newser) - Despite opposition from the US, Israel's planned ground offensive in the southern Gazan town of Rafah, where 1.3 million people are sheltering , will begin within weeks if Hamas doesn't release the 100 Israeli hostages thought to remain alive, a member of Israel's war cabinet said Sunday....

US Vetoes UN Resolution Demanding Gaza Ceasefire

Arab-backed Security Council resolution gets 13-1 vote

(Newser) - The United States vetoed an Arab-backed UN resolution Tuesday demanding an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war in the embattled Gaza Strip. The vote in the 15-member Security Council was 13-1, with the United Kingdom abstaining, reflecting the wide global support for ending the more than four-month war, reports...

Israel, Brazil Go Further With the Genocide Throw-Down

Brazil's Lula says Gaza war reminiscent of 'when Hitler decided to kill the Jews'

(Newser) - Israel on Sunday condemned Brazil's president for comparing the war in Gaza to the Holocaust, accusing him of being antisemitic and trivializing the Nazi genocide of Jews during World War II. The outcry further strained relations between the countries, which have deteriorated since President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva...

Egypt Seems to Be Walling Off Massive Area Near Gaza Border

Analysts say it's the country's 'contingency plan' should displaced Gazans flood into Egypt

(Newser) - Amid the growing humanitarian crisis in Rafah , the southernmost city in the Gaza Strip, and threats of a ground invasion there by Israel, Egypt appears to be building a giant walled "buffer zone" on its side of its border with Gaza. Satellite images reveal the more than 2-mile-wide area...

128 Days After Kidnapping, an 'Impressive Rescue Operation'

Israeli forces say they rescued 2 hostages in Rafah in gunfire-ridden raid on Hamas

(Newser) - Two more hostages taken during the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel are home. Israeli forces said Monday morning that they rescued Fernando Simon Marman, 60, and Louis Har, 70, during an overnight raid in Rafah, amid Israeli airstrikes against the city in southern Gaza, reports CNN . According to the...

They Sent Help to Girl Who Saw Relatives Killed. Then Silence.
Missing Palestinian
Girl, 6, Found Dead

Missing Palestinian Girl, 6, Found Dead

Hind Rajab, 2 medics who tried to save her were killed in Gaza City

(Newser) - The search for a missing 6-year-old Palestinian girl has come to a sad close. Al Jazeera reports that the body of Hind Rajab was found Saturday, in the car she was traveling in with her family on Jan. 29 when they were apparently hit by Israeli tank fire. The two...

Netanyahu Rejects Hamas' 'Delusional' Ceasefire Demands

'We are on the way to an absolute victory,' he says

(Newser) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday rejected Hamas' terms for a ceasefire and hostage-release agreement, calling them "delusional," a position that complicates efforts to strike a deal between the sides. Netanyahu vowed to press ahead with Israel's war against Hamas, now in its fifth month, until...

3 Articles That Take You Into Gaza's Current Reality

We round up the most visceral recent reporting

(Newser) - It's been 117 days since the Israel-Hamas war began, and somewhere between 50% and 61% of the buildings in Gaza have been damaged or completely destroyed, according to satellite data analysis seen by the BBC. So what's it like for the Palestinians who remain? Some of the best...

In Gaza, an Unthinkable Number of Buildings Ruined or Damaged

Analysis finds it's at least 50%

(Newser) - New analysis reveals staggering numbers in Gaza, where between 50% and 61% of the buildings have been damaged or completely destroyed, according to satellite data analysis seen by the BBC . The data looks at sudden changes in height or structure of buildings, and it indicates that somewhere between 144,000...

UN Expert: Gaza Destruction Ought to Be a War Crime
It's Time to Make
'Domicide' a War Crime

It's Time to Make 'Domicide' a War Crime

UN expert decries the destruction of civilian homes in Gaza and elsewhere

(Newser) - We've all seen the photos showing Gaza turned to rubble. What's not always conveyed "is the profound effect of this loss at a human level," writes Dr. Balakrishnan Rajagopal, UN special rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, at the New York Times . As Rajagopal writes,...

It's Deadliest Attack on Israeli Forces Since Hamas Raid

21 soldiers killed Monday as two buildings collapsed

(Newser) - Palestinian militants carried out the deadliest single attack on Israel's forces since the Hamas raid that triggered the war, killing 21 soldiers, the military said Tuesday, a significant setback that could add to mounting calls for a ceasefire. Hours later, the military announced that ground forces had encircled the...

Watermelon at Center Stage of Pro-Palestinian Protests

Fruit has become symbol of resistance, solidarity against Israel-Hamas war in Gaza

(Newser) - Over the past three months, on banners and T-shirts and balloons and social media posts, one piece of imagery has emerged around the world in protests against the Israel-Hamas war: the watermelon. The colors of sliced watermelon—with red pulp, green-white rind, and black seeds—are the same as those...

Netanyahu May Have Failed 'Test of Basic Humanity'

Failure to engage with hostages' families hurt him, writes David Remnick in 'New Yorker' deep dive

(Newser) - Nobody has held power longer in Israel than Benjamin Netanyahu, writes David Remnick in the New Yorker . But in his in-depth look at the prime minister, now in his sixth term, Remnick notes that Netanyahu's polling is "dismal" in the wake of the Oct. 7 Hamas raid. He...

Swiss: Israeli President Hit With Criminal Complaints Post-Davos

It's not clear what the complaints against Isaac Herzog entail as war in Gaza continues

(Newser) - Friday is the final day of the World Economic Forum's annual get-together , but for one world leader, his visit to Davos has led to a criminal complaint, or complaints, against him. Reuters reports that Israeli President Isaac Herzog was in the Swiss city on Thursday, there to speak about...

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