Hamas says it fires on Israeli forces pressing ground assault

10/31/2023

GAZA/JERUSALEM—Hamas said its militants in Gaza fired anti-tank missiles at Israel’s invading forces early on Tuesday and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed calls for a halt to fighting that has deepened the Palestinian enclave’s humanitarian crisis. Israel…

Mass graves, overcrowded cemeteries: War robs Gaza of funeral rites

Associated Press 10/29/2023

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip — It was neither the place nor the time for a proper goodbye, said Omar Dirawi. Not here, in this dusty field strewn with dead people wrapped in blankets and zipped up in…

Parts of Gaza looks like a wasteland from space

10/27/2023

BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip — Apartment buildings are crumpled. Neighborhoods lie in ruins. Terrain is transformed into moonscape. The destruction of areas of northern Gaza is visible from space in satellite images taken before and after Israeli…

MTV cancels Europe Music Awards over Israel-Gaza war

Agence France Presse 10/20/2023

PARIS—MTV canceled on Thursday, Oct. 19, its Europe Music Awards ceremony, due to be held in Paris on Nov. 5, citing the “devastating events” taking place in Israel and Gaza. “As we watch the devastating events in Israel…

Four Filipinos killed in Israel-Hamas war-DFA

10/20/2023

MANILA, Philippines — There are now four Filipinos reported killed in the war between Israel and Hamas.  This after Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Enrique Manalo confirmed on Thursday, October 19, 2023, that another Filipino died…

Philippines supports Israel but ‘condemns’ slay of civilians, including Gazans

Jacob Lazaro 10/20/2023

The Philippines supports Israel in its war against the Hamas militant group but “condemns the killing of civilians,” including the Palestinians caught in the crossfire, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Thursday, October 19, 2023.…

Gaza hospital strike: US intelligence estimates 100-300 killed 

10/20/2023

The US intelligence community has estimated there were likely 100 to 300 people killed in the strike at the Ahli Arab hospital in Gaza, according to excerpts of a document seen Thursday by AFP — far fewer…

Muslim boy who was killed is remembered in heavily Palestinian Chicago suburb 

10/17/2023

BRIDGEVIEW, Illinois—Tearful mourners on Monday gathered in prayer at a mosque and placed white and yellow roses at the gravesite of a 6-year-old Muslim boy stabbed to death by a man who police say targeted him and…

One million Gazans flee as Israel readies for ground attack

10/16/2023

Palestinian Territories—More than one million people have fled their homes in Gaza in scenes of chaos and despair as Israel bombarded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip and continued amassing troops Monday in preparation for a full-blown ground invasion.…

How to protect your mental health while reading news on war

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 10/15/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Reading news about war can sometimes take a toll on people’s mental health. When news about the Israel-Hamas war broke online, people who are reading information online could have had mixed emotions, especially…

Muslims and Jews living in CV being monitored amidst Israel-Hamas war

Emmariel Ares 10/14/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Muslims and Jews residing in Central Visayas will be closely monitored by authorities in light of the escalating war between Israel and the terrorist group Hamas. This was according to Police Lieutenant Colonel…

Hamas attack: Israel nears forming emergency government

10/11/2023

JERUSALEM—Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition has agreed to form an emergency unity government with opposition politicians following the deadliest Palestinian militant attack in Israeli history, his ruling Likud Party said on Tuesday. The main opposition leaders, former…

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