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…

Filipino held hostage by Hamas finally arrives home

Charie Abarca - @inquirerdotnet 12/19/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Thirty-three-year-old Jimmy Pacheco, one of the two Filipinos previously held hostage by Palestinian group Hamas, has finally arrived in the Philippines. The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) and its attached agencies welcomed Pacheco on…

Cebu Daily Newscast: DFA summons Chinese envoy over sea confrontations

12/11/2023

Listen to Cebu Daily Newscast and get the latest stories in and around Cebu. Here are the latest stories in and around Cebu on Monday, December 11. Philippines summons Chinese envoy over sea confrontations The foreign ministry…

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 tanks storm Khan Younis in new push in south Gaza

Reuters 12/11/2023

GAZA/CAIRO — Israeli tanks battled their way to the heart of Khan Younis on Sunday in a major new push into the main city of the southern Gaza Strip, as health authorities in Hamas-run Gaza said about…

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.…

China calls for immediate ‘sustained humanitarian truce’ in Israel-Hamas conflict

AFP 11/30/2023

BEIJING, CHINA — China on Thursday called for a “sustained humanitarian truce” in the Israel-Hamas conflict in a position paper released by its foreign ministry. “Parties to the conflict should… immediately realize a durable and sustained humanitarian…

Israeli families welcome 2nd batch of freed hostages: ‘Can’t find the words’

Reuters 11/26/2023

DEAD SEA, Israel — Emily Hand had her ninth birthday as a hostage in Gaza, the day before she was reunited with her father, who initially believed she had been killed in the devastating attack by Hamas…

Freed Filipino hostage: ‘Alive because of the Lord’

Julie M. Aurelio, Kathleen de Villa - @inquirerdotnet 11/26/2023

MANILA, Philippines — A Filipino was among the hostages released by Hamas en masse from the Gaza Strip under a ceasefire agreement, seven weeks into the war between Israel and the Palestinian militant group. With this development,…

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…

War against Hamas will not stop after ceasefire — Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

11/22/2023

JERUSALEM — Israel and Hamas on Tuesday appeared close to a deal to temporarily halt their devastating six-week war for dozens of hostages being held in the Gaza Strip to be freed in exchange for Palestinians in…

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