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US Vetoes 'Imbalanced' Resolution on Gaza Ceasefire

United States was only member nation in UN Security Council to vote against halting the fighting

(Newser) - The United States vetoed a United Nations resolution Friday backed by almost all other Security Council members and dozens of other nations demanding an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza. Ceasefire supporters called it a terrible day and warned of more civilian deaths and destruction as the war enters its third...

Palestinians Flee to Ever-Shrinking Areas

Conditions are dire in designated Gaza 'safe zone'

(Newser) - Desperate Palestinians fleeing Israel's expanding ground offensive crowded into an ever-shrinking area of the Gaza Strip as the Israel-Hamas war entered its third month Friday. The United Nations warned that its aid operation is "in tatters" because no place in the besieged enclave is safe. With the entire...

Day After Truce Collapse, Israel Bombards Southern Gaza

Hamas-run Health Ministry says at least 200 Palestinians died since fighting resumed Friday

(Newser) - Israel pounded targets in the crowded southern half of the Gaza Strip on Saturday and ordered more neighborhoods designated for attack to evacuate, driving up the death toll even as the United States and others urged it to do more to protect Gaza civilians a day after a truce collapsed....

Report: Israel Had Details of Hamas Attack for Over a Year

Per 'New York Times,' Israeli officials didn't take 'Jericho Wall' document on massacre seriously

(Newser) - More than a year before the Oct. 7 Hamas attack in Israel that left around 1,200 people dead and kick-started the latest war between the nation and the militant group, Israel had a document detailing pretty much to the letter how Hamas would carry out the massacre. But as...

As More Hostages Are Freed, Israel Sees 'Competing Demands'

Whether nation will further extend temporary pause in Gaza fighting or resume the war is a question

(Newser) - Israel said a dozen more hostages—10 Israelis and two Thai nationals—were released Tuesday by Hamas, on the fifth day of a pause in fighting that's set to expire early Thursday. A tweet from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office noted that the families of this newest set...

Israel Releases Palestinian Poet of New Yorker, NYT Fame

Mosab Abu Toha was seized at military checkpoint while trying to evacuate: family

(Newser) - The Israel Defense Forces says Palestinian poet Mosab Abu Toha was released Tuesday, the day after IDF arrested him as he attempted to evacuate to southern Gaza, the Times of Israel reports. His wife and children had been allowed to continue on. The IDF says Abu Toha was among a...

IDF: Here's Proof of Hamas Tunnels Under Hospital

Israel says footage of shaft, tunnel is evidence of complex Hamas tunnel network under Gaza facility

(Newser) - The world wanted evidence, and Israel now says it has it. On Sunday, the IDF said in a statement that it had discovered a tunnel underneath Gaza's Shifa Hospital, proof that the militant group was using the hospital as a command center. The IDF had long insisted that was...

Gaza Gets Back Some Power, Internet After Fuel Deliveries

Israel says it will permit 2 tanker trucks of fuel daily into Gaza, though UN says more is needed

(Newser) - Limited phone and internet services began working again Friday across Gaza after fuel was delivered to restart generators that power the networks, according to the Palestinian telecommunications company Paltel. Israel announced that it will allow two tanker trucks of fuel (about 15,850 gallons) into Gaza each day for the...

Israel: Body of 2nd Hostage Found Near Gaza Hospital

Israeli authorities say body of 19-year-old Noa Marciano was discovered

(Newser) - Israel Defense Forces troops in Gaza say they've found the body of yet another hostage taken during the deadly Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel, reports the BBC . The Daily Beast identifies this hostage as 19-year-old Noa Marciano, whose body "was found and extracted by IDF troops adjacent...

So Far, Evidence From Gaza Hospital Is 'Underwhelming'
So Far, Evidence From Gaza
Hospital Is 'Underwhelming'
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So Far, Evidence From Gaza Hospital Is 'Underwhelming'

Israel under pressure to justify raid by showing it was used as a Hamas command center

(Newser) - Israeli troops who raided Gaza's biggest hospital on Wednesday continued to pore over the grounds on Thursday looking for evidence that Hamas used the area as a secret military base. So far, the Israel Defense Forces have displayed photos of a relatively modest cache of guns, bulletproof vests, and...

House Dems Whisked Out of DNC HQ Amid Ceasefire Protest

USCP says 6 officers were injured by 'violent' protesters; protesters say police attacked them

(Newser) - A protest Wednesday outside DC's Democratic National Committee headquarters in favor of a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war led to an evacuation of House Democrats sheltered there, as well as violent clashes between demonstrators and law enforcement. US Capitol Police and DC's Metropolitan Police were on the scene...

National Book Awards Disrupted by Defecting Sponsors

At least 2 won't attend Wednesday's NYC ceremony, amid rumors authors will call for Gaza ceasefire

(Newser) - The National Book Awards already made headlines earlier this year, when it dropped Drew Barrymore from hosting its annual ceremony due to her resuming her talk show amid the Hollywood strikes. Now, with the event set to take place Wednesday in New York, there's more disruption, this time tied...

Israel Storms Gaza Hospital
Israeli Forces Enter
Gaza Hospital

Israeli Forces Enter Gaza Hospital

US says intelligence suggests Hamas uses Shifa, other hospitals to support military operation

(Newser) - Israel says its forces have entered Gaza's Shifa hospital, the site of a lengthy standoff. The Israeli army had surrounded the facility as part of its ground offensive against Hamas, claiming the militant group conceals military operations in the hospital complex. But with hundreds of patients and medical personnel...

White House Says Israel Has Agreed to 4-Hour Pauses

'It's taken a little longer than I hoped,' Biden says

(Newser) - The White House said Israel has agreed to put in place four-hour daily humanitarian pauses in its assault on Hamas in northern Gaza starting on Thursday. President Biden had asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to institute the daily pauses during a Monday call, the AP reports. National Security Council...

Satellite Images of Gaza Are Being 'Obscured'

US companies, restricted to selling limited resolution images of Israel, appear to be going further

(Newser) - Space data companies have begun restricting satellite images of the Gaza Strip as Israel launches a ground assault. In the last month, companies including Planet Labs and Maxar Technologies have shared images allowing news outlets to track the destruction from Israeli airstrikes across Gaza. But "after a New York ...

Israeli Forces Cut Off North Gaza
Israeli Forces
Cut Off North Gaza

Israeli Forces Cut Off North Gaza

Palestinian authorities say death toll is over 10K

(Newser) - The Israeli army severed northern Gaza from the rest of the besieged territory and pounded it with airstrikes Monday, preparing for expected ground battles with Hamas militants in Gaza's largest city and an even bloodier phase of the month-old war. Casualties are likely to rise sharply as the war...

Family of Girl Thought Killed by Hamas Now Has Hope

Family told by Israeli officials that Emily Hand, 8, may be alive, being held hostage in Gaza

(Newser) - When Tom Hand first got the news after Hamas' Oct. 7 attack on Israel that his 8-year-old daughter, Emily, was among those who'd been killed, he said he actually felt relief. "Death was a blessing," the Irish citizen told CNN at the time in an emotional interview...

Israeli 'Concept Paper' on Gaza's 2.3M People Worries Egypt

Report deemed a hypothetical by Netanyahu proposes moving Palestinians to Egypt's Sinai

(Newser) - An Israeli government ministry has drafted a wartime proposal to transfer the Gaza Strip's 2.3 million people to Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, drawing condemnation from Palestinians and worsening tensions with Cairo. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office played down the report compiled by the Intelligence Ministry as a...

'An Entire Population Is Traumatized'

UN chief decries 'horrific' situation in Gaza; Israeli airstrike hits home of exiled Hamas leader

(Newser) - Israel's military hit the family home of the exiled leader of Hamas on the outskirts of Gaza City with an airstrike on Saturday and pressed ahead with attacks across the besieged enclave, where a humanitarian crisis is rapidly worsening. With food, water, and the fuel needed for generators that...

74 More Americans Leave Gaza
74 More
US Citizens
Leave Gaza

74 More US Citizens Leave Gaza

Americans with dual citizenship are the latest to leave

(Newser) - President Biden said Thursday that 74 US citizens with dual citizenship have left the Gaza Strip, announcing the development as he dispatched his top diplomat to the Middle East for consultation with Israeli and Jordanian leaders concerning the Israel-Hamas war, the AP reports. "We got out today 74 American...

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