Christmas in Gaza: ‘No Joy,’ say Palestinians as bombing continues

12/25/2023

Palestinian Territories—Palestinians said they felt “no joy” this Christmas as Israel bombed Gaza on Monday, December 25, 2023, with no end in sight to the war that Hamas says has claimed more than 20,000 lives. Festivities were…

Pope laments war in Holy Land on solemn Christmas Eve

Reuters 12/25/2023

CAIRO/GAZA/JERUSALEM — Pope Francis lamented war in the land of the birth of Jesus on Sunday, where Christmas Eve brought only fresh bloodshed and an intensification of fighting across the length of the Gaza Strip. Hours before…

Israel presses ahead in battle against Hamas in southern Gaza

12/11/2023

GAZA/CAIRO—Israeli tanks were trying to push further west in their battle against Hamas in and around Khan Younis on Monday, as they met resistance amid intense combat in a war that has now entered its third month…

Hostages doomed unless demands are met — Hamas

Agence France Presse 12/11/2023

Hamas warned Sunday that no hostages would leave Gaza alive unless its demands for prisoner releases are met, while the World Health Organization said the territory’s health system was collapsing after more than two months of war.…

Israel advances in south Gaza city as civilians search for safety

Reuters 12/07/2023

GAZA/CAIRO — Israeli troops battled Hamas in the heart of south Gaza’s biggest city and said they had surrounded the militant leader’s house as thousands of displaced civilians sought shelter near Egypt and in a desolate seaside…

Israel intensifies air strikes as ground offensive continues

Reuters 12/05/2023

GAZA  — Intense Israeli air strikes hit the south of the Gaza Strip on Monday, killing and wounding dozens of Palestinians, including in areas where Israel had told people to seek shelter, residents and journalists on the…

Israel bombs Gaza as war resumes after truce with Hamas collapses

Agence France Presse 12/02/2023

Israel resumed its deadly bombardment of Gaza on Friday despite international calls for a renewed truce, killing at least 178 people according to Hamas authorities as five hostages held by the militant group were also confimed dead.…

Hamas frees 1 Filipino, 10 Thais, 13 Israelis from Gaza on first day of truce

11/25/2023

GAZA/ISRAEL-GAZA BORDER — Hamas fighters released 24 hostages on Friday including a Filipino during the first day of the war’s first truce. Also released were Israeli women and children, and Thai farm workers, after guns fell silent…

Israeli tank at gate of Gaza hospital, medics plead for fuel to save babies

Reuters 11/13/2023

  GAZA/JERUSALEM —Israeli forces reached the gates of Gaza City’s main hospital on Monday, the primary target in their battle to seize control of the northern half of the Gaza Strip, where medics said patients including newborn…

How Hamas aims to trap Israel in Gaza quagmire

Reuters 11/04/2023

Hamas has prepared for a long, drawn-out war in the Gaza Strip and believes it can hold up Israel’s advance long enough to force its arch enemy to agree to a ceasefire, two sources close to the…

Israel hits ambulance in Gaza, claims vehicle used by Hamas

Reuters 11/04/2023

GAZA/TEL AVIV/BEIRUT — Israel struck an ambulance near a Gaza hospital on Friday in an attack the military said targeted militants, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected calls by Washington’s top diplomat for a halt to fighting…

Israel-Hamas war: The latest developments

11/03/2023

The Gaza conflict raged for a 27th day on Thursday after the October 7 attacks when Hamas militants stormed the border, killing 1,400 people and kidnapping more than 240, Israeli officials say. Since then, Israel has relentlessly…

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