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Israel-Hamas War highlights: Death toll in Gaza crosses 100 since end of truce on Friday

Israel-Hamas War highlights: UN chief 'deeply regrets' end of truce in Gaza
Smoke rises over Gaza following an Israeli strike, after a temporary truce between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas expired, as seen from southern Israel, December 1, 2023. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
Smoke rises over Gaza following an Israeli strike, after a temporary truce between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas expired, as seen from southern Israel, December 1, 2023. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Israel-Hamas War highlights: United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken conveyed to Israeli leaders that they should avoid replicating the extensive destruction and displacement witnessed in the northern Gaza Strip as they plan a military operation further south to eliminate Hamas. “We discussed the details of Israel’s ongoing planning, and I underscored the imperative for the United States that the massive loss of civilian life and displacement on the scale that we saw in northern Gaza not be repeated in the south,” Blinken said in after having a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s war cabinet on Thursday in Tel Aviv....Read More

Hamas has expressed its willingness to extend a truce for hostage and prisoner exchanges, a source close to the militant group told AFP. Concurrently, the United States has urged Israel to establish safe zones for Gaza civilians as the expiration of a temporary pause in their deadly conflict approaches. The international community has intensified pressure for a lasting cessation of hostilities, initiated by deadly attacks from Hamas that led to a severe Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip. With the current truce set to expire soon, Blinken has called for an extension following discussions with leaders in Israel and the occupied West Bank.

Overnight Thursday, 30 Palestinian prisoners, including 23 minors and seven women, were released by Israeli prison authorities. This release follows the freeing of eight Israeli hostages by the Palestinian militant group Hamas. The truce agreement mandates the daily release of a minimum of 10 Israeli hostages, but a source close to Hamas mentioned that only eight Israelis were released on Thursday due to the inclusion of two Russian-Israeli women on Wednesday. The truce agreement, which took effect on November 24, has led to the release of 110 hostages, including 80 Israelis. Whereas, Israel has released 240 Palestinian prisoners.

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Dec 1, 2023 11:59 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: Israel will not renew visa for top aid official, claims UN

UN spokesperson said on Friday that Israel has refused to renew a visa for a top humanitarian aid official for the Palestinian Gaza Strip and West Bank.

"We've been informed by the Israeli authorities that they would not renew the visa of Ms Hastings past the due date at some point later this month," U.N. spokesperson Stephane Dujarric told reporters.

Dec 1, 2023 11:45 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: Hamas claims 3 journalists killed in Gaza

Hamas has claimed that 3 journalists died in Gaza due to Israel's offensive in the region. The three journalists were identified as cameraman Muntassir al-Sawwaf, who worked for Turkey's Anadolou state news agency, his brother Marwan, who worked as a soundman, and cameraman Abdullah Darwish.

On Friday, war between Israel and Hamas resumed after the expiry of truce period.

Dec 1, 2023 11:31 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: US Secretary of State blames Hamas for end of truce

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken blamed Hamas for the end of truce with Israel. On Friday, war between Israel and Hamas resumed in Gaza.

“It came to an end because of Hamas,” Blinken told reporters on the tarmac in Dubai.

Dec 1, 2023 11:18 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: Israel prays for the return of hostages

Israel shared an emotional message on X(formerly Twitter), praying for the return of hostages in Gaza.

Dec 1, 2023 11:08 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: Turkey, South Africa hit out at Israel over Gaza war

At the UN climate summit, countries like Turkey, South Africa hit out at Israel over the resumption of war in Gaza.

"While discussing the climate crisis, we cannot ignore the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the Palestinian territories right beside us," Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan told leaders during his formal speech to the COP28 conference.

Dec 1, 2023 10:41 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: UN rights office calls for investigation over torture of Palestinians

According to a report by Reuters, a United Nations office said on Friday that it was "seriously concerned" about the rise in arrest of Palestinians by Israel. The office also called for an investigation of alleged torture in Israeli custody.

Dec 1, 2023 10:28 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: Israeli strike kills two people in Lebanon

According to a report by Reuters citing a Lebanese official, two people died due to Israeli shelling in Lebanon. Meanwhile, Iran-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah targetted Israeli military positions at the border in support of Palestinians.

Dec 1, 2023 10:16 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: US Secretary of State discussed future of Gaza with Arab foreign ministers

On Friday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that he discussed future of Gaza with Arab foreign ministers. Meanwhile, the truce between Israel and Hamas expired, leading to resumption of war.

Dec 1, 2023 8:55 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: Rocket-warning sirens sounded in central Israel

Israeli military said that rocket-warning sirens were sounded in central Israel on Friday, reported Reuters. After the expiration of truce, war between Hamas and Israel has resumed in Gaza.

Dec 1, 2023 8:44 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: New York Times report says Israel was warned about Hamas attack over a year in advance

According to a New York Times report on Friday, Israeli officials were aware of Hamas ' plan to launch an attack on Israeli soil over a year before the devastating October 7 massacre.

Dec 1, 2023 8:30 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: Hamas claims it offered remains of three hostages to Israel

On Friday, Hamas claimed that if had offered to hand over the the bodies of a mother and her two sons -- one of them a baby -- in negotiations to extend the now-expired truce.

"Throughout the night, indirect negotiations unfolded to extend the truce," the Palestinian militant group said in a statement Friday as quoted by AFP.

"Hamas also offered to transfer the Bibas family's bodies and release their father for their burial, along with two Zionist detainees," it added.

Dec 1, 2023 8:18 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: WHO compares Gaza hospitals with ‘horror movie’

World Health Organization highlighted the horrible condition of Gaza hospitals, saying hospitals resembled a "horror movie", reported AFP.

"We are extremely concerned about the resumption of violence," Richard Peeperkorn, WHO's representative in the Palestinian territories, told reporters in Geneva via video-link from Gaza.

Already, he said, "the health system in Gaza has been crippled by the ongoing hostilities".

Dec 1, 2023 7:49 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: Israeli army says it hit 'over 200 terror targets' in Gaza on Friday

According to a report by AFP, Israeli army says it hit 'over 200 terror targets' in Gaza on Friday. Notably, truce between Israel and Hamas expired on Friday.

"Over the last few hours, ground, air and naval forces struck terror targets in the north and south of the Gaza Strip, including in Khan Yunis and Rafah," Israeli military said in a statement.

Dec 1, 2023 7:29 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: Death toll in Gaza crosses 100 since end of truce on Friday

The Hamas-run health ministry in the Gaza Strip has claimed that 109 people had been killed since the end of truce on Friday. Notably, Israel has resumed airstrikes and its offensive in Gaza.

Dec 1, 2023 7:09 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: Aid trucks stranded in Egypt after war resumes

Humanitarian aid trucks were stranded near Egypt's border with Gaza after war resumed on Friday, reported Reuters. Notably, new negotiations to extend the truce failed on Friday.

"The bombardment has been going on since seven in the morning. There are planes and artillery and we haven't moved," said driver Saleh Ebada, who had already been waiting to enter the crossing for inspection for eight days when fighting restarted.

Dec 1, 2023 6:55 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: New wave of wounded in Gaza hospitals

Hospitals in Gaza are having to deal with a new wave of wounded people after Israel resumed war on Friday. Earlier, UN Secretary-General António Guterres had highlighted the massive health care crisis in Gaza.

"Hospitals across Gaza lack the basic supplies, staff and fuel to deliver primary health care at the scale needed, let alone safely treat urgent cases," U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday.

Dec 1, 2023 6:46 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: Rocket sirens sound in north Israel near Lebanon border

Rocket sirens were sounded in several towns in north Israel near Lebanon border on Friday, reported Reuters. Israel's military didn't immediately share reasons why the sirens went off.

Dec 1, 2023 6:34 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: India's PM Narendra Modi meets Israeli President

On the sidelines of the COP28 World Climate Action Summit on Friday, India's PM Narendra Modi met Israeli President Isaac Herzog. During the meeting, Modi emphasised India’s support for a two-state solution and early and durable resolution of the Israel-Palestine issue through dialogue and diplomacy.

Dec 1, 2023 6:21 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: Iran warns Israel of 'consequences' of returning to war

Iran has warned Israel about the consequences after war resumed in Gaza on Friday at the end of truce.

"The continuation of the Washington and Tel Aviv war means a new genocide in Gaza and the West Bank," Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said Friday in a post on X, formerly Twitter.

"It appears that they do not think about the severe consequences of returning to war," he added.

Dec 1, 2023 6:04 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: Pictures of hostage's reunion with family

Israel has shared pictures from the emotional reunion of a hostage with her family.

Dec 1, 2023 5:51 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: 60 dead in Gaza since resumption of truce on Friday

Hamas-run health ministry says more than 60 people have died in Gaza after Israeli strikes resumed on Friday at the expiration of truce.

Dec 1, 2023 5:41 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: Israel says Hamas will suffer 'the mother of all thumpings'

Israeli government spokesman Eylon Levy highlighted that Hamas failed to ensure the release of all Israeli women. Notably, further negotiations to extend the truce failed on Friday and war resumed.

"Unfortunately, Hamas decided to terminate the pause by failing to release all the kidnapped women," government spokesman Eylon Levy told a briefing.

"Having chosen to hold onto our women, Hamas will now take the mother of all thumpings."

Dec 1, 2023 5:27 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: Reaction of hostage's mother upon knowing of her release

Israel has shared how the mother of a hostage reacted upon knowing of her release from Hamas captivity.

Dec 1, 2023 5:14 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: France urges for resumption of truce

France has called for the resumption of truce in Gaza between Israel and Hamas. The cease-fire ended on Friday and war resumed.

"Rupture of the truce is very bad news, regrettable, because it brings no solution and complicates the resolution of all questions that arise," Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna said on the sidelines of the UN's COP28 climate talks in Dubai.

Dec 1, 2023 5:01 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: IDF shares map for Gazans to use for safe evacuation amid war

Israel Defense Forces have shared a map for Gazans to use for their safe evacuation amid war. On Friday, the war between Israel and Hamas resumed after the expiration of truce.

Dec 1, 2023 4:47 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: Resumption of Gaza hostilities 'catastrophic': UN human rights chief

The United Nations human rights chief expressed his disappointment over the resumption of war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.

"The resumption of hostilities in Gaza is catastrophic. I urge all parties and states with influence over them to redouble efforts, immediately, to ensure a ceasefire -- on humanitarian and human rights grounds," Volker Turk said in a statement.

Dec 1, 2023 4:23 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: Hostages' reunion with their families

Israel has shared pictures of the moment when released Israeli hostages met with their families and loved ones.

Dec 1, 2023 4:09 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: Iran blames Israel for resumption of war in Gaza

On Friday, Iran blamed Israel and the United States for the resumption of war in Gaza. Notably, the truce between Israel and Hamas expired on Friday as new negotiations to extend the cease-fire failed.

"After killing more than 15,000 Palestinians, the Zionist vampires have started a new round of killing under the continued support of the American government," Iran's foreign ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani said in a post on X (formerly Twitter).

Dec 1, 2023 4:01 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: UN chief 'deeply regrets' end of truce in Gaza

On Friday, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed his 'deep regret' over the collapse of truce between Israel and Hamas in Gaza and the resumption of the war.

"I deeply regret that military operations have started again in Gaza," Guterres wrote on X(formerly Twitter).

"The return to hostilities only shows how important it is to have a true humanitarian ceasefire," added Guterres.

Dec 1, 2023 3:30 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: Israel shares ‘happy’ picture of released hostage

Israel has shared a picture of a released hostage. The ‘happy’ girl is seen posing with a poster requesting her release.

Dec 1, 2023 3:16 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: Qatar urges rapid international action to stop Israeli bombardment in Gaza

Qatari foreign ministry, in a statement, has called on the international community to take quick action to stop Israeli bombardment in Gaza, which has resumed after the expiry of truce between Israel and Hamas on Friday.

Dec 1, 2023 3:03 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: Check out this post from US Secretary of State Antony Blinken

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken highlighted agenda of his discussions with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

Dec 1, 2023 2:51 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: 32 Palestinians killed in Gaza in airstrikes since war resumed on Friday

After the expiry of truce on Friday, war resumed with Israeli airstrikes in Gaza, resulting in the death of 32 Palestinians, according to Gaza Health Ministry spokesperson.

Dec 1, 2023 2:42 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: Palestinians in Gaza flee homes as war resumes

War between Israel and Hamas resumed with Israeli airstrikes on Friday. According to a report by AFP, Gazans are fleeing their homes to save themselves amid the situation.

Dec 1, 2023 2:32 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: Full names of the Israeli hostages released on Thursday

Israel has revealed the full names of the Israeli hostages released on Thursday.

Dec 1, 2023 2:18 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: Pictures of Israeli hostages released on Thursday

Israel has shared pictures of the eight Israeli hostages released from Hamas captivity on Thursday.

Dec 1, 2023 2:07 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE updates: Israel alleges Hamas stole aid meant for Palestinian people

Israel has shared a video alleging that Hamas stole humanitarian aid, meant for Palestinians in Gaza.

Dec 1, 2023 1:55 PM IST

Islamic jihad military wing says it attacked Israel on Friday morning: statement

The armed wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement, Al Quds Brigades, declared that it attacked Israeli cities and towns on Friday morning in response to what they described as "crimes against our people". The group's statement came after the expiration of a temporary truce between Israel and Hamas, Reuters reported.

Dec 1, 2023 1:48 PM IST

Israel publishes map it says advises Gazans of safe areas for evacuation

The Israeli army said on Friday that with the resumption of fighting it had published a map to advise Gazans of safe areas for their evacuation, Reuters reported.

Dec 1, 2023 1:45 PM IST

Israel rejected offers to release hostages, says Hamas

Hamas attributes the resumption of war and aggression in Gaza to Israel, alleging that Israel rejected all offers to release other hostages, as stated in their official statement, Reuters report.

Dec 1, 2023 1:40 PM IST

29 dead in Gaza after truce ends: Report

In the aftermath of the truce expiry between Israel and Hamas militants, 29 people lost their lives in the initial hours of renewed hostilities, according to the Hamas health ministry in Gaza, AFP reports.

Ashraf al-Qudra, the ministry spokesman, informed AFP that casualties included ten individuals in al-Maghazi, nine in Rafah, and five in Gaza City. The truce officially ended at 7:00 am local time (0500 GMT), marking a tragic escalation in the conflict between the two parties. The situation remains tense as the toll of the latest violence continues to unfold.

Dec 1, 2023 1:31 PM IST

Qatari-Egyptian negotiations with Israel and Hamas continue: Report

Qatari-Egyptian negotiations with both Israeli and Hamas are continuing, a source with knowledge of the talks said on Friday.

Qatari and Egyptian mediators have been in contact with both sides since fighting resumed in Gaza on Friday, the source said.

Dec 1, 2023 1:21 PM IST

Civilian who shot Jerusalem 'terrorist' dies of injuries

An Israeli civilian who fired on two Palestinian terrorists during a Thursday morning shooting attack died of his injuries, reported ANI.

Yuval Doron Castleman, a 37-year-old attorney was at the bus stop at the entrance to Jerusalem when two Palestinians arrived in a vehicle and began shooting at rush-hour commuters.

Dec 1, 2023 1:19 PM IST

Israel drops leaflets urging Gaza residents to leave parts of southern Gaza

Residents say Israel has dropped leaflets over parts of southern Gaza, urging people to leave homes east of the town of Khan Younis. The leaflets also warned that Khan Younis was now a “dangerous battle zone.”

The leaflets signaled that Israel was preparing to widen its offensive, which has so far focused largely on the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

Hundreds of thousands of people fled northern Gaza earlier in the war, with many taking shelter in Khan Younis and other cities in the south.

Dec 1, 2023 1:01 PM IST

14 Palestinians killed in Israeli strikes since truce expired

14 Palestinians were killed and dozens more were injured in Israeli strikes during the first two hours since the truce in Gaza expired, Ashraf Al-Qidra, the spokesman for Gaza's health ministry said on Friday, reported AFP.

Dec 1, 2023 12:53 PM IST

Despite Israeli airstrikes resuming, talks between Israel and Hamas persist for Gaza truce renewal: Report

Despite the resumption of Israeli airstrikes on Gaza, talks between Israel and Hamas, focused on renewing a truce, are ongoing with Qatari and Egyptian mediators.

A source familiar with the discussions told AFP, the information, emphasizing the continuation of negotiations even after an unsuccessful attempt to secure an eighth ceasefire day in intense overnight talks. The talks aim to find common ground and bring about a renewed truce between the conflicting parties, highlighting ongoing diplomatic efforts amid the challenges of renewed hostilities.

Dec 1, 2023 12:30 PM IST

International Red Cross confirms release of 19 Palestinian detainees

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Friday it had facilitated the release and transfer of 19 Palestinian detainees from Israeli detention centres to Ramallah.

The number announced by the ICRC typically includes only those who the organisation is directly responsible for releasing.

The neutral, Swiss-based organisation is tasked with the release of Gaza-based hostages and Palestinians in Israeli detention centres under the terms of a temporary truce between Israel and Hamas that has ended.

Reuters

Dec 1, 2023 12:18 PM IST

Israeli PM blames Hamas for violating ceasefire, says Israel committed to eliminating militant organisation

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday, “The Hamas-ISIS terrorist organization has violated the outline. It has not met its obligation to release all of the women hostages today and has launched rockets at Israeli citizens.”

He added, “Upon the resumption of fighting, we emphasize: The Government of Israel is committed to achieving the goals of the war: Releasing the hostages, eliminating Hamas and ensuring that Gaza never again constitutes a threat to the residents of Israel.”

Dec 1, 2023 12:07 PM IST

Netanyahu's office affirms Israel's commitment to achieving war goals amid resumption of fighting

Netanyahu's office affirms Israel's commitment to achieving war goals amid resumption of fighting

Dec 1, 2023 11:47 AM IST

Israeli air raids result in six Palestinian casualties, including two child

The health ministry under Hamas reported that at least six Palestinians lost their lives in Israeli air raids targeting Rafah city in southern Gaza on Friday morning, AFP reports.

The initial toll, previously reported as three, was updated by health ministry spokesperson Ashraf al-Qudra. Simultaneously, in Gaza City, two children were killed during air raids, according to Dr. Fadel Naim from Al-Ahli hospital.

The incidents occurred shortly after the expiration of a seven-day truce between Israel and Hamas militants, marking a resurgence of hostilities.