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Palestine Medics: Israeli Strikes Kill Dozens in Rafah
Netanyahu Admits
'Tragic Mistake' in Rafah

Netanyahu Admits 'Tragic Mistake' in Rafah

US says images from strike that killed dozens of Palestinians are 'heartbreaking'

(Newser) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged Monday that a "tragic mistake" had been made after an Israeli strike in the southern Gaza city of Rafah set fire to a tent camp housing displaced Palestinians and, according to local officials, killed at least 45 people. Netanyahu did not elaborate on...

Mom Dies After Israeli Attack, Baby Saved via C-Section
Gaza Baby Delivered
From Dead Mother Dies

Gaza Baby Delivered From Dead Mother Dies

Sabreen Jouda weighed just 3.1 pounds when she was delivered by emergency C-section

(Newser) - A premature baby orphaned by an Israeli airstrike has died less than a week after she was rescued from her dead mother's womb. Sabreen Jouda was almost two months premature when she was delivered by emergency C-section on Sunday. Her lungs hadn't developed properly yet, so she suffered...

WCK Chief Puts Israel on Blast: Convoy 'Systematically' Targeted

Israel says misidentification to blame; aid group founder doesn't buy it

(Newser) - Celebrity chef Jose Andres, founder of the World Central Kitchen humanitarian aid nonprofit, says the seven WCK aid workers who were killed in Gaza Monday night were targeted "systematically, car by car." In what Reuters describes as an emotional interview, Andres claimed that the Israeli military knew about...

Iran Warns US Not to Strike Cargo Ships

Threats fly after more assaults by US, UK on Houthi sites

(Newser) - Iran issued a warning Sunday to the US over potentially targeting two cargo ships in the Mideast long suspected of serving as forward operating bases for Iranian commandos. The warning came just after the US and the UK launched major airstrikes against Yemen's Houthi rebels. The statement from Iran...

US' Second Wave Hits 35 Targets in Yemen
Iran Calls US Strikes
a 'Strategic Mistake'
the rundown

Iran Calls US Strikes a 'Strategic Mistake'

Second wave hit Houthi sites in Yemen, defense officials say

(Newser) - The US unleashed another round of strikes against Houthi targets on Saturday, hours after Iran condemned the retaliation but stopped short of threatening a military response to it. The latest targets were all in Yemen, intended to damage the military capability of Iran-backed militia groups that have fired on US...

US Launches Strikes, Saying Houthis Were About to Attack

Round fired from Red Sea is the fourth in less than a week

(Newser) - For the fourth time in less than a week, the US has attacked Houthi targets in Yemen. US officials said the airstrikes on Wednesday successfully targeted several sites that were about to launch missiles, the Washington Post reports. US Central Command said that the rebel group had struck an American-owned...

US Strikes Houthis Again, Biden Balks at Criticism

Conflict continues in Yemen, a day after first round of airstrikes against rebels

(Newser) - The US military early Saturday struck another Houthi-controlled site in Yemen that it had determined was putting commercial vessels in the Red Sea at risk, a day after the US and Britain launched multiple airstrikes targeting Houthi rebels. AP journalists in Sanaa, Yemen's capital, heard one loud explosion. US...

Al Jazeera Journalist Is 5th in His Family Killed in Gaza

'The whole world must look at what is happening here in the Gaza Strip,' says his journalist father

(Newser) - An apparent Israeli airstrike killed two Palestinian journalists in southern Gaza on Sunday, reports the AP , including an Al Jazeera journalist who lost four close relatives earlier in the war. Hamza Dahdouh is the son of veteran Al Jazeera correspondent Wael Dahdouh, whose wife, two other children, and a grandson...

Fears of Mideast War Grow as Israel Hits Hezbollah Again

In wake of commander Wissam al-Tawil's death in Lebanon, renewed worries about entire region

(Newser) - An Israeli airstrike killed an elite Hezbollah commander in southern Lebanon on Monday, the latest in an escalating exchange of strikes along the border that have raised fears of another Mideast war, even as the fighting in Gaza exacts a mounting toll on civilians. The strike on an SUV killed...

In Ukraine, Accusations of a 'Symbolic and Cynical' Strike

Russia launches record 90 drones over Ukraine, per latter nation's air force; teen dead from debris

(Newser) - Russia launched a record 90 Shahed-type drones over Ukraine during the early hours of the new year, the Ukrainian air force said Monday, while Russia also reported Ukrainian attacks. A 15-year-old boy was killed and seven people wounded after falling debris from one of 87 downed drones hit a residential...

US Forces Strike in Iraq
US Forces Strike in Iraq

US Forces Strike in Iraq

At least 5 members of Kataeb Hezbollah killed in what the military said was retaliation

(Newser) - The US military struck two operations centers belonging to Iraqi Hezbollah early Wednesday in response to what it said were attacks on US bases, including the Ain al-Asad Air Base, that have escalated alongside Israel's operations against Hamas in Gaza. "We can confirm an attack last night by...

'Deconfliction Phone' Used Before Latest US Airstrike on Syria

Russian forces in Syria were alerted to the attack

(Newser) - The US carried out an airstrike on a weapons warehouse in eastern Syria used by Iranian-backed militias, in retaliation for what has been a growing number of attacks on bases housing US troops in the region for the past several weeks, the Pentagon said. In Wednesday's strike, two US...

'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...

Israel-Hamas War Particularly Deadly for Journalists

Palestine TV accuses Israel of assassinating journo; at least 33 have died in deadliest war in decades

(Newser) - The Palestinian Authority's television channel accuses Israel of carrying out a "deliberate assassination" of one of its journalists. An Israeli airstrike struck Mohammed Abu Hatab's home in Gaza's southern city of Khan Younis on Thursday, killing the journalist and 10 family members, according to Palestine TV....

Pentagon Says Strikes Hit Iran-Linked Targets in Syria

Austin says 'narrowly tailored' airstrikes were response to attacks that injured US forces

(Newser) - The Pentagon says it launched airstrikes early Friday against targets in eastern Syria linked to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and militias it supports. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the strikes were in response to drone and missile attacks on US bases in Iraq and Syria and the action...

Israel's Ground Forces Raid Gaza Again

Israeli soldiers said to have struck dozens of militant targets over 24 hours

(Newser) - Israeli forces backed by fighter jets and drones carried out a second ground raid into Gaza in as many days and struck targets on the outskirts of Gaza City, the military said Friday, as it prepares for a widely expected ground invasion of the Hamas-ruled territory, per the AP . US...

Israel Hits West Bank With Biggest Strikes Since 2006

At least 8 Palestinians killed in refugee camp, with 50 injured

(Newser) - Israel struck targets in a militant stronghold in the occupied West Bank with drones early Monday and deployed hundreds of troops in the area, reports the AP , in an incursion that resembled the wide-scale military operations carried out during the second Palestinian uprising two decades ago. Palestinian health officials said...

Israeli Airstrikes Risk 'All-Out War'

At least 8 are killed, 40 hurt in Gaza; Israel says it was targeting Islamic Jihad

(Newser) - Israel unleashed a wave of airstrikes in Gaza on Friday, killing at least eight people, including a senior militant, and wounding another 40, according to Palestinian officials. Israel said it was targeting the Islamic Jihad militant group in response to an "imminent threat" following the arrest of a senior...

Hours After Signing Grain Deal, Russia Attacks Port: Ukraine

Official calls airstrike 'a spit in the face' to UN, Turkey

(Newser) - No sooner had Russia signed an agreement to let grain shipments again flow through the Ukrainian city of Odessa than the port was hit by an airstrike. Among those condemning the attack Saturday was the secretary-general of the UN, who had helped broker the deal , along with Turkey's president,...

Ukraine: 'Vile' Airstrike Leaves at Least 21 Dead

Zelensky's office: Russia fired 3 missiles on apartment building, campsite in Serhiivka

(Newser) - A Russian airstrike on residential areas killed at least 21 people early Friday near the Ukrainian port of Odesa, authorities reported, a day after the withdrawal of Moscow's forces from an island in the Black Sea had seemed to ease the threat to the city. Video of the attack...

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