Booms and sirens in Israel after Iran launches over 200 missiles and drones in unprecedented attack

04/14/2024

JERUSALEM (AP) — Booms and air raid sirens sounded across Israel early Sunday after Iran launched hundreds of drones, ballistic missiles and cruise missiles in an unprecedented revenge mission that pushed the Middle East closer to a…

Israel says it’s readying for Rafah, 6 months into the war

Agence France Presse 04/08/2024

Israeli officials said Sunday they are preparing for military operations in Gaza’s southernmost point of Rafah six months into a “long war”, which has shattered buildings and lives. Israel pulled its forces out of the southern Gaza…

Israel says airstrike unintentionally killed aid workers in Gaza

Reuters 04/03/2024

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday Israel mistakenly killed seven people working for the aid charity World Central Kitchen in a Gaza airstrike, and the U.S. and other allies called for explanations amid widespread condemnation. Israel’s…

Gaza aid: Ships with a second round of food, supplies departed Cyprus

Associated Press 04/02/2024

JERUSALEM — A three-ship convoy left a port in Cyprus on Saturday with 400 tons of food and other supplies for Gaza as concerns about hunger in the territory soar. The World Central Kitchen charity said the…

Gaza war: Death and ruins at shattered Al-Shifa hospital

Agence France Presse 04/02/2024

Hundreds of people stared at the smoke-blackened ruins of Gaza’s biggest hospital on Monday, horrified by the damage and death left behind by a fierce two-week battle between militants and Israeli troops. The crowd stood amid debris…

Israel ordered by World Court to halt Gaza famine

Reuters 03/29/2024

THE HAGUE/CAIRO —The World Court on Thursday unanimously ordered Israel, accused by South Africa of genocide in Gaza, to take all necessary and effective action to ensure basic food supplies to the enclave’s Palestinian population and halt…

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 besieges 2 more Gaza hospitals, demands evacuations, Palestinians say

Reuters 03/25/2024

CAIRO — Israeli forces besieged two more Gaza hospitals on Sunday, pinning down medical teams under heavy gunfire, the Palestinian Red Crescent said, and Israel said it had captured 480 militants in continued clashes at Gaza’s main…

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…

Palestinians say Israeli troops fired at people seeking food in Gaza

Associated Press 03/01/2024

RAFAH, Gaza Strip — Israeli troops fired on a crowd of Palestinians racing to pull food off an aid convoy in Gaza City on Thursday, witnesses said. More than 100 people were killed in the chaos, bringing…

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