Israel bombs Gaza, fights Hamas around hospitals

Agence France Presse 03/28/2024

Israeli forces pounded besieged Gaza on Wednesday and fought Hamas around several hospitals, despite a UN Security Council demand for a ceasefire. Talks in Qatar towards a truce and hostage release deal involving US and Egyptian mediators…

Israel: Why it is so determined to launch an offensive in Rafah

Associated Press 03/21/2024

JERUSALEM — Israel is determined to launch a ground offensive against Hamas in Rafah, Gaza’s southernmost town, a plan that has raised global alarm because of the potential for harm to the hundreds of thousands of civilians…

Ramadan brings no relief as Israel-Hamas war rages in Gaza

Agence France Presse 03/12/2024

The first day of Ramadan on Monday arrived like others for Palestinians in war-ravaged Gaza: stalked by famine and disease, shivering in tents and threatened by bombs more than five months into fighting between Israel and Hamas…

Gaza truce: Hopes dim for ceasefire before Ramadan as war enters sixth month

Agence France Presse 03/08/2024

Hopes dimmed on Thursday for a truce before Ramadan in the Israel-Hamas war that entered its sixth month with dozens more killed in Gaza, according to the health ministry in the Hamas-run territory. The ministry said 83…

Dead horses, scraps, leaves: Gaza’s hungry get desperate

Agence France Presse 02/28/2024

At the Jabalia refugee camp in northern Gaza, Abu Gibril was so desperate for food to feed his family that he slaughtered two of his horses. “We had no other choice but to slaughter the horses to…

Israel claims Hamas tunnel found under Gaza HQ of UN agency

Agence France Presse 02/11/2024

JERUSALEM, Undefined — Israel’s military claimed on Saturday that they had discovered a Hamas tunnel under the Gaza City headquarters of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA). UNRWA said in response that it had not operated…

Gaza war: Fierce fighting between Israel, Hamas continues as efforts for truce gains pace

Agence France Presse 02/01/2024

International efforts towards a new pause in the devastating Gaza war gathered pace Wednesday, as Israel bombarded the Palestinian territory during fierce fighting with Hamas militants. Hamas was reviewing a proposal for a six-week truce in its…

UN to punish staffers involved in ‘terror,’ urges UNRWA funding — Guterres

Reuters 01/28/2024

NEW YORK (Reuters) -United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres vowed on Sunday to hold to account “any U.N. employee involved in acts of terror” after allegations that some refugee agency staffers were involved in the Oct. 7 Hamas…

Israel signals tactics shift, troop pullback as US carrier heads home

Reuters 01/02/2024

JERUSALEM/CAIRO/GAZA —Israel pulled tanks out of some Gaza City districts on Monday, residents said, as it announced plans to shift tactics and cut back on troop numbers, but fighting raged elsewhere in the Palestinian enclave along with…

Israel and Hamas war: Gazans ‘exhausted’ as fighting rages on

Agence France Presse 12/30/2023

Fighting raged Saturday across Gaza, where displaced Palestinians are “exhausted” with no end in sight to war between the besieged territory’s Hamas rulers and Israel, now in its 13th week. Smoke billowed over the Gaza Strip’s southern…

Israel troops ignored pleas for ‘help’ before hostage killings

Agence France Presse 12/29/2023

Israeli soldiers ignored cries for “help” when they stormed a Gaza building holding three hostages just days before killing them by mistake, said a military investigation published on Thursday. The soldiers also heard “hostages” shouted in Hebrew…

Israel pounds central Gaza, thousands of Palestinians try to escape

Reuters 12/28/2023

CAIRO/GAZA/JERUSALEM — Israeli forces pounded central Gaza by land, sea and air on Wednesday and Palestinian authorities reported dozens more deaths, with the U.N. health agency saying thousands of people were trying to flee the fighting. Reflecting…

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