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Israel-Hamas War highlights: No prisoner exchange with Israel until war ends, Hamas announces

Israel-Hamas War highlights: Talks between Israel's Mossad and Qatar results in impasse
Israeli flares light the sky above Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip as fighting resumed after the expiration of a seven-day truce between Israel and Hamas.
Israeli flares light the sky above Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip as fighting resumed after the expiration of a seven-day truce between Israel and Hamas.

Israel-Hamas War highlights: Renewed fighting stretched in Gaza for a second day on Saturday following the breakdown of negotiations to prolong a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas terrorists. According to mediators, Israeli bombardment is making it more difficult to halt hostilities once more. Columns of smoke rose into the sky on Friday as the truce deadline passed. The eastern parts of Khan Younis in southern Gaza were subjected to heavy artillery....Read More

According to Gaza health officials, by Friday night, Israeli airstrikes had struck more than 20 houses, killed 184 people, and injured at least 589 more.

The warring parties blamed each another for the truce's breakdown, by refusing to accept conditions to continue the daily release of hostages in exchange for Palestinians detained in Israeli jails.

A pause that started on November 24 had been extended twice and led to the release of 110 hostages, including 80 Israelis, whereas, Israel has released 240 Palestinian prisoners. But after seven days, mediators failed to find a formula to release more hostages.

On October 7, Hamas launched an unprovoked attack on Southern Israel with terrorists killing around 1,200 people and took 240 hostages. In a retaliatory move, Israel sworn to annihilate Hamas. Health authorities in Gaza say Israel's bombardment has so far killed more than 15,000 Gazans.

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Dec 2, 2023 10:57 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war: No prisoner exchange with Israel, Hamas deputy head announces

The deputy head of Hamas tells Al Jazeera that no prisoner exchange with Israel will take place until the war on Gaza is over.

Dec 2, 2023 8:57 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE Updates: Hamas claims it killed and injured Israeli soldiers in Gaza

Amid the ongoing war in Gaza, Hamas claimed on Saturday that it had targeted a group of Israeli foot soldiers stationed northwest of Gaza city in the area of Al Tawam, "resulting in deaths and injuries," reported Reuters.

Dec 2, 2023 8:34 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE Updates: Israeli military says aid trucks entered Gaza on Saturday

An Israeli military spokesperson said that humanitarian aid trucks entered Gaza on Saturday. Notably, since the resumption of war on Friday, many aid trucks were stranded on Egyptian side of Rafah crossing.

"Throughout the day several trucks - tens of trucks - have come into Gaza after being security cleared on the Israeli side," Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner told a briefing with journalists.

Dec 2, 2023 8:19 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE Updates: Israel to facilitate humanitarian aid to Gaza's civilians

A senior adviser to Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday that Israel will facilitate provision of humanitarian aid to Gaza's civilians as fighting there resumes, reported Reuters.

War between Israel and Hamas has resumed since Friday after end of truce.

Dec 2, 2023 8:01 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE Updates: Gaza health ministry claims 15,200 dead since start of war

Health Ministry in Hamas-run Gaza claimed that the death toll has surpassed 15,200 and that 70 per cent of those killed were women and children, reported PTI.

Meanwhile, efforts by world leaders are on to restart the truce in Gaza.

Dec 2, 2023 7:40 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE Updates: Israel shares video of rocket bust in northern Gaza

Israel shared a video of rocket bust by its forces in northern Gaza. The rockets were found hidden under UNRWA boxes, claimed Israel.

Dec 2, 2023 7:35 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE Updates: Israel Defense Forces say siren sounding in Southern Israel

On Saturday, Israel Defense Forces claimed that sirens sounded in Southern Israel.

Dec 2, 2023 7:22 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE Updates: French President says Israel's goal to destroy Hamas risks decade of war

On Saturday, French President Emmanuel Macron said that Israel's aim of eliminating Hamas risked unleashing a decade of war.

Notably, war between Israel and Hamas resumed on Friday after talks to extend truce failed. Hundreds of Palestinians have lost their lives since the end of truce.

Dec 2, 2023 7:08 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE Updates: French President to visit Qatar to help engage new truce in Gaza

According to a report by Reuters, French President Emmanuel Macron is set to visit Qatar to help engage new truce in Gaza. War between Israel and Hamas has resumed after negotiations to extend the truce failed.

Dec 2, 2023 6:31 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE Updates: Talks between Israel's Mossad and Qatar results in impasse

A meeting between Israel's Mossad and Qatar on Saturday to discuss restarting the truce, resulted in impasse.

"Following the impasse in the negotiations and at the direction of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, David Barnea, head of the Mossad, ordered his team in Doha to return to Israel," Netanyahu's office said in a statement.

Dec 2, 2023 6:09 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE Updates: Iran Guards claim Israeli attack killed two members in Syria

On Saturday, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps alleged that Israel killed two of its members in Syria where they had been on an advisory mission.

"Mohammed Ali Ataei Shoorcheh and Panah Taghizadeh... were martyred by the Zionist usurper enemy while conducting an advisory mission in the Syrian Islamic resistance front," the Guards' Sepah News website said as quoted by AFP.

Dec 2, 2023 5:55 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE Updates: First aid trucks enter Rafah crossing since end of truce in Gaza

On Saturday, first aid trucks entered Rafah crosssing from the Egyptian side since end of truce in Gaza. According to a report by Reuters citing Egyptian security and Red Crescent sources, the trucks would reach Awja crossing for inspection before continuing the journey to the Gaza Strip.

Dec 2, 2023 5:42 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE Updates: Gaza health ministry claims 193 Palestinians killed since end of truce

On Saturday, Gaza health ministry claimed that 193 Palestinians have been killed since the end of truce between Israel and Hamas.

The war had resumed on Friday morning.

Dec 2, 2023 5:29 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE Updates: Turkey's President rejects US pressure to cut ties with Hamas

On Saturday, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejected US pressure to cut historic ties with Hamas.

"First of all, Hamas is a reality of Palestine, it is a political party there and it entered the elections as a political party and won," Erdogan said in remarks released by his office.

"We form our foreign policy in Ankara and design it only according to Turkey's interests and the expectations of our people. I am sure that our interlocutors appreciate Turkey's consistent and balanced foreign policy steps in such humanitarian crises and conflicts."

Dec 2, 2023 5:15 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE Updates: Israel's Mossad team visits Qatar for talks to restart Gaza truce

A team from Israel's Mossad intelligence services attened a meeting with Qatari mediators in Doha on Saturday. The talks were aimed at restarting truce between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. Notably, Qatar is a key mediator amid the war in Gaza.

Dec 2, 2023 4:39 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE Updates: 2100 terrorists arrested in areas outside of Gaza since start of war

According to a report by ANI, 2100 terrorists have been arrested by Israel, in areas outside of Gaza since the start of war between Israel and Hamas. 1100 of the arrested terrorists are associated with Hamas.

Dec 2, 2023 4:24 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE Updates: Israel reiterates vow to eliminate Hamas

Israel accuses Hamas of doing multiple cease-fire violations. The official account of Israel reiterated their vow to dismantle Hamas.

Dec 2, 2023 4:12 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE Updates: Lebanon's Hezbollah claims it fired at Israeli position using rockets

On Saturday, Lebanon's Hezbollah claimed that it fired at Israeli position using rockets after the end of truce between Israel and Hamas.

The truce ended on Friday and Israel resumed its offensive in Gaza. More than 200 Palestinians have died since the end of truce.

Dec 2, 2023 4:03 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE Updates: Turkey's President says chance for peace in Gaza conflict lost for now

According to a report by Reuters, Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan said that chance for peace in Gaza conflict was lost for now due to Israel's uncompromising approach.

Notably, war between Israel and Hamas resumed on Friday after negotiations to extend the truce failed.

Dec 2, 2023 3:15 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war: Protester set self on fire outside Israeli consulate in US

A protester is in critical condition after setting themself on fire outside the Israeli consulate in Atlanta, the Associated Press reported, citing authorities. A security guard who tried to intervene was also injured.

So far, authorities have not released the name, age or gender of the protester.

Dec 2, 2023 2:43 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE Updates: Israel intensifies its offensive in southern Gaza

On Saturday, Israel intensified its military operations in southern Gaza. War between Israel and Hamas had resumed on Friday after the end of truce.

Resumption of Israeli offensive has led to the death of more than 200 Palestinians in Gaza.

Dec 2, 2023 2:33 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE Updates: What actions has IDF taken since Friday after end of truce?

Israel Defense Forces have shared what actions they have taken since Friday after the end of truce with Hamas.

Dec 2, 2023 2:19 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE Updates: Israeli diplomat calls out UN Women over the organisation's statement

Israeli diplomat has called out UN Women for the organisation's latest post on safety of women.

Dec 2, 2023 2:06 PM IST

Israel wants to carve out Gaza 'buffer zone', says report

Israel has informed several Arab states that it wants to carve out a buffer zone on the Palestinian side of Gaza’s border to prevent future attacks as part of proposals for the enclave after war ends, a Reuters report quotes Egyptian and regional sources as saying.

According to three regional sources, Israel related its plans to its neighbours Egypt and Jordan, along with the United Arab Emirates, which normalised ties with Israel in 2020.

Dec 2, 2023 1:47 PM IST

Southern Gaza bombed as Israel renews offensive

Associated Press reports that the attacks on Saturday were focused on the Khan Younis area in southern Gaza, where the military dropped leaflets the day before warning residents to leave.

As of late Friday, however, there had been no reports of large numbers of people leaving, according to the United Nations.

Dec 2, 2023 1:46 PM IST

More than 400 targets attacked in Gaza since truce end: Israel army

The Israeli military, IDF said Saturday it had attacked more than 400 "terrorist targets" in the Gaza Strip since a pause in the fighting with Hamas ended the day before.

Air, naval and ground forces were involved, it said, adding that fighter jets hit "more than 50 targets in an extensive attack in the Khan Yunis area" in the south of the territory.

Dec 2, 2023 1:35 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE Updates: Israel Defense Forces reiterate vow to ensure release of hostages held in Gaza

Israel Defense Forces have reiterated their vow to ensure the release of hostages held under Hamas captivity in Gaza.

Dec 2, 2023 1:20 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE Updates: Hamas leader's answer to question about hostages goes viral

Israel has shared a video clip of Hamas leader's answer to a question about the number of hostages under captivity in Gaza.

Dec 2, 2023 1:13 PM IST

Israel intensifies its assault on southern Gaza

Israel pounded targets in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday, intensifying a renewed offensive that followed a weeklong truce with Hamas and giving rise to renewed concerns about civilian casualties.

“This is going to be very important going forward," Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday after meetings with Arab foreign ministers in Dubai, wrapping up his third Middle East tour since the war started. "It’s something we’re going to be looking at very closely.”

Dec 2, 2023 12:58 PM IST

Israeli strikes kill two pro-Hezbollah fighters in Syria

"Two Syrian fighters working for Hezbollah were killed and seven other fighters working for the group were wounded in Israeli air strikes on Hezbollah sites near Sayyida Zeinab," said Rami Abdel Rahman, who heads the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Dec 2, 2023 12:54 PM IST

Israel army says over 400 targets attacked in Gaza since truce end

The Israeli military said Saturday it had attacked more than 400 "terrorist targets" in the Gaza Strip since a pause in the fighting with Hamas ended the day before.

Dec 2, 2023 12:51 PM IST

Unfortunate that violence in Gaza started again: Belgian PM

Belgium's Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said on Saturday that it is unfortunate that violence in Gaza has started again.

"It's unfortunate that the violence has started again. We hope that as soon as possible, more hostages can be liberated. We hope that the humanitarian access could be a permanent humanitarian access," he told reporters at the COP28 Summit in Dubai.

Dec 2, 2023 12:23 PM IST

Gaza death toll rises to 240: Hamas

The Hamas said on Saturday that 240 people had been killed in the Gaza strip since a pause in the fighting expired on Friday.

Another 650 people had been injured in "hundreds of air strikes, artillery and navy bombardments, everywhere in the Gaza Strip", it said in a statement, adding that Israeli forces had "particularly targeted Khan Yunis, where dozens of houses were destroyed with their inhabitants inside".

Dec 2, 2023 12:06 PM IST

US blames Hamas for end of truce

The US on Friday blamed the end of the temporary ceasefire in the Gaza Strip on Hamas, as the Palestinian terror group bombarded central and southern Israel with rocket fire and the Israeli military carried out airstrikes in the coastal enclave.

Dec 2, 2023 11:44 AM IST

Kamala Harris to sketch out US vision of post-conflict Gaza at COP28

US Vice President Kamala Harris will lay out key objectives for when the Israel-Hamas war ends and stress that the Palestinian people in Gaza and the West Bank should ultimately be reunified under one governing entity.

The White House said Harris will carry a message about post-conflict Gaza as the region grapples with the fallout from a war that has upended the Middle East.

Dec 2, 2023 11:37 AM IST

Pope Francis held "fraught" call about war in Gaza with Israeli President in October: Report

Pope Francis engaged in a "fraught" conversation with Israeli President Isaac Herzog in late October, addressing the Israel-Hamas war.

According to a Washington Post report, the call was described as tense by a senior Israeli official. Herzog conveyed the profound shock in Israel after the October 7 Hamas attack, to which the Pope responded, stating unequivocally that it is "forbidden to respond to terror with terror," according to the Israeli official.

Dec 2, 2023 11:24 AM IST

New urgency hangs over US' Blinken trip as Israel-Hamas war resumes

Blinken’s evolving message has reflected President Joe Biden’s own change in stance as his administration responds to pressure from Arab allies, human-rights activists and Americans back home — especially the left flank of his own party — who believe the civilian death toll has gotten too high.

“I made clear that after the pause it was imperative that Israel put in place clear protections for civilians and for sustaining humanitarian assistance going forward,” Blinken said on the tarmac in Dubai, moments before getting on the plane that would take him home to Washington after another whirlwind trip. “It’s very, very important.”

Dec 2, 2023 10:55 AM IST

Gaza's overwhelmed hospitals receive new wave of

Within hours of the lapse of a week-old truce between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas which runs Gaza, the enclave's health ministry reported that 54 people had already been killed in Israeli air strikes.

Aid groups and the United Nations say a small fraction of health facilities in the devastated enclave are still functioning and those are in no shape to handle a new wave of casualties.

"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 2, 2023 10:34 AM IST

US, Israel warn of Iranian-linked cyberattacks on water system

The US and Israel issued a warning over a malicious cyber activity linked to Iran that could affect several industries, including US-based water systems as well as energy and food, Bloomberg reported.

Dec 2, 2023 10:11 AM IST

Who are the remaining 136 Gaza hostages?

Over the course of the past week Hamas released 80 Israeli women, children and teenagers as part of a truce agreement in exchange for Palestinians held in Israeli jails.

The Israeli army said Friday that five more hostages had died, bringing the total number to seven, and 136 were still being held.

The government said 125 Israelis, eight Thais, one Nepali, one Tanzanian and a French-Mexican identified as Orion Hernandez-Radoux, 32, by his family.

Dec 2, 2023 9:54 AM IST

Israel confirms deaths of hostages held by Hamas in Gaza

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokesperson, Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari, confirmed the deaths of several hostages held by the Hamas terror group in the Gaza Strip, as reported by The Times of Israel on Saturday.

He said, “We are continuing to invest many intelligence and operational efforts, to bring information on the conditions of the hostages.”

Dec 2, 2023 9:41 AM IST

Humanitarian pause ended because of Hamas, says Blinken

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Saturday that the pause in the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict ended due to Hamas, claiming the terror group 'reneged' on commitments.

While speaking to the media at Dubai airport, he said, "I made clear that after the pause it was imperative that Israel put in place clear protections for civilians and for sustaining humanitarian assistance going forward. And as we've seen just today, Israel has already moved out on parts of that, including sending out information, making it clear where people can be in safe areas in Gaza. And we'll be looking at that going forward. It's very, very important."

Dec 2, 2023 9:06 AM IST

Pro-Palestine protestor sets herself on fire outside Israeli consulate in US

A protester with a Palestinian flag set herself on fire outside the Israeli consulate in Atlanta, The Times of Israel reported citing the local police.

The protester remains in critical condition after being intervened by a security guard at the scene. The guard also sustained burn injuries while trying to save the protestor, and his condition remains uncertain, police said.

"We believe that was an act of extreme political protest," Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum said during a press conference.

Dec 2, 2023 9:06 AM IST

Israeli strikes rock Gaza for second day after truce collapse

Israel carried out deadly bombardments in Gaza for a second day on Saturday after a week-long truce with Hamas collapsed despite international calls for an extension.

"What we're doing now is striking Hamas military targets all over the Gaza Strip," Israel Defense Forces spokesman Jonathan Conricus told reporters on Saturday.

Dec 2, 2023 8:41 AM IST

Israel’s war with Hamas resumes with airstrikes in Gaza

Israel’s war with Hamas erupted again Friday, as airstrikes hit houses and buildings in the Gaza Strip after a weeklong truce expired. Health authorities reported dozens of Palestinians killed and Israel dropped leaflets over Gaza City and southern parts of the enclave, urging civilians to flee to avoid the fighting.

Dec 2, 2023 8:34 AM IST

Israel wants buffer zone in post-war Gaza: Report

Israel has informed several Arab states that it wants to carve out a buffer zone on the Palestinian side of Gaza's border to prevent future attacks as part of proposals for the enclave after war ends, Reuters reported citing the regional sources.

According to three regional sources, Israel related its plans to its neighbours Egypt and Jordan, along with the United Arab Emirates, which normalised ties with Israel in 2020.

Dec 2, 2023 8:26 AM IST

Former California Governor lends support to families of Israeli hostages

Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday met relatives of three people seized by Hamas in Israel and now held in Gaza, lending his celebrity to support those whose loved ones are still unaccounted for following the Oct. 7 attack.

Declaring himself "a big friend of the Jewish people and Israel," Schwarzenegger said he wanted to amplify the message not to abandon those who remain captive.

Dec 2, 2023 8:24 AM IST

Israeli strikes kill over 180 people in Gaza after truce ends

Israeli strikes have killed at least 184 people throughout the Gaza Strip after a weeklong truce collapsed Friday, according to the Hamas-run health ministry. Israel said it struck more than 200 Hamas targets.

Militants in Gaza resumed firing rockets into Israel, and fighting broke out between Israel and Hezbollah militants operating along Israel's northern border with Lebanon.

Dec 2, 2023 1:46 PM IST

More than 400 targets attacked in Gaza since truce end: Israel army

The Israeli military, IDF said Saturday it had attacked more than 400 "terrorist targets" in the Gaza Strip since a pause in the fighting with Hamas ended the day before.

Air, naval and ground forces were involved, it said, adding that fighter jets hit "more than 50 targets in an extensive attack in the Khan Yunis area" in the south of the territory.

Dec 2, 2023 1:35 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE Updates: Israel Defense Forces reiterate vow to ensure release of hostages held in Gaza

Israel Defense Forces have reiterated their vow to ensure the release of hostages held under Hamas captivity in Gaza.

Dec 2, 2023 1:20 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE Updates: Hamas leader's answer to question about hostages goes viral

Israel has shared a video clip of Hamas leader's answer to a question about the number of hostages under captivity in Gaza.

Dec 2, 2023 1:13 PM IST

Israel intensifies its assault on southern Gaza

Israel pounded targets in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday, intensifying a renewed offensive that followed a weeklong truce with Hamas and giving rise to renewed concerns about civilian casualties.

“This is going to be very important going forward," Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday after meetings with Arab foreign ministers in Dubai, wrapping up his third Middle East tour since the war started. "It’s something we’re going to be looking at very closely.”

Dec 2, 2023 12:58 PM IST

Israeli strikes kill two pro-Hezbollah fighters in Syria

"Two Syrian fighters working for Hezbollah were killed and seven other fighters working for the group were wounded in Israeli air strikes on Hezbollah sites near Sayyida Zeinab," said Rami Abdel Rahman, who heads the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Dec 2, 2023 12:54 PM IST

Israel army says over 400 targets attacked in Gaza since truce end

The Israeli military said Saturday it had attacked more than 400 "terrorist targets" in the Gaza Strip since a pause in the fighting with Hamas ended the day before.

Dec 2, 2023 12:51 PM IST

Unfortunate that violence in Gaza started again: Belgian PM

Belgium's Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said on Saturday that it is unfortunate that violence in Gaza has started again.

"It's unfortunate that the violence has started again. We hope that as soon as possible, more hostages can be liberated. We hope that the humanitarian access could be a permanent humanitarian access," he told reporters at the COP28 Summit in Dubai.

Dec 2, 2023 12:23 PM IST

Gaza death toll rises to 240: Hamas

The Hamas said on Saturday that 240 people had been killed in the Gaza strip since a pause in the fighting expired on Friday.

Another 650 people had been injured in "hundreds of air strikes, artillery and navy bombardments, everywhere in the Gaza Strip", it said in a statement, adding that Israeli forces had "particularly targeted Khan Yunis, where dozens of houses were destroyed with their inhabitants inside".

Dec 2, 2023 12:06 PM IST

US blames Hamas for end of truce

The US on Friday blamed the end of the temporary ceasefire in the Gaza Strip on Hamas, as the Palestinian terror group bombarded central and southern Israel with rocket fire and the Israeli military carried out airstrikes in the coastal enclave.

Dec 2, 2023 11:44 AM IST

Kamala Harris to sketch out US vision of post-conflict Gaza at COP28

US Vice President Kamala Harris will lay out key objectives for when the Israel-Hamas war ends and stress that the Palestinian people in Gaza and the West Bank should ultimately be reunified under one governing entity.

The White House said Harris will carry a message about post-conflict Gaza as the region grapples with the fallout from a war that has upended the Middle East.

Dec 2, 2023 11:37 AM IST

Pope Francis held "fraught" call about war in Gaza with Israeli President in October: Report

Pope Francis engaged in a "fraught" conversation with Israeli President Isaac Herzog in late October, addressing the Israel-Hamas war.

According to a Washington Post report, the call was described as tense by a senior Israeli official. Herzog conveyed the profound shock in Israel after the October 7 Hamas attack, to which the Pope responded, stating unequivocally that it is "forbidden to respond to terror with terror," according to the Israeli official.

Dec 2, 2023 11:24 AM IST

New urgency hangs over US' Blinken trip as Israel-Hamas war resumes

Blinken’s evolving message has reflected President Joe Biden’s own change in stance as his administration responds to pressure from Arab allies, human-rights activists and Americans back home — especially the left flank of his own party — who believe the civilian death toll has gotten too high.

“I made clear that after the pause it was imperative that Israel put in place clear protections for civilians and for sustaining humanitarian assistance going forward,” Blinken said on the tarmac in Dubai, moments before getting on the plane that would take him home to Washington after another whirlwind trip. “It’s very, very important.”

Dec 2, 2023 10:55 AM IST

Gaza's overwhelmed hospitals receive new wave of

Within hours of the lapse of a week-old truce between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas which runs Gaza, the enclave's health ministry reported that 54 people had already been killed in Israeli air strikes.

Aid groups and the United Nations say a small fraction of health facilities in the devastated enclave are still functioning and those are in no shape to handle a new wave of casualties.

"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 2, 2023 10:34 AM IST

US, Israel warn of Iranian-linked cyberattacks on water system

The US and Israel issued a warning over a malicious cyber activity linked to Iran that could affect several industries, including US-based water systems as well as energy and food, Bloomberg reported.

Dec 2, 2023 10:11 AM IST

Who are the remaining 136 Gaza hostages?

Over the course of the past week Hamas released 80 Israeli women, children and teenagers as part of a truce agreement in exchange for Palestinians held in Israeli jails.

The Israeli army said Friday that five more hostages had died, bringing the total number to seven, and 136 were still being held.

The government said 125 Israelis, eight Thais, one Nepali, one Tanzanian and a French-Mexican identified as Orion Hernandez-Radoux, 32, by his family.

Dec 2, 2023 9:54 AM IST

Israel confirms deaths of hostages held by Hamas in Gaza

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokesperson, Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari, confirmed the deaths of several hostages held by the Hamas terror group in the Gaza Strip, as reported by The Times of Israel on Saturday.

He said, “We are continuing to invest many intelligence and operational efforts, to bring information on the conditions of the hostages.”

Dec 2, 2023 9:41 AM IST

Humanitarian pause ended because of Hamas, says Blinken

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Saturday that the pause in the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict ended due to Hamas, claiming the terror group 'reneged' on commitments.

While speaking to the media at Dubai airport, he said, "I made clear that after the pause it was imperative that Israel put in place clear protections for civilians and for sustaining humanitarian assistance going forward. And as we've seen just today, Israel has already moved out on parts of that, including sending out information, making it clear where people can be in safe areas in Gaza. And we'll be looking at that going forward. It's very, very important."

Dec 2, 2023 9:06 AM IST

Pro-Palestine protestor sets herself on fire outside Israeli consulate in US

A protester with a Palestinian flag set herself on fire outside the Israeli consulate in Atlanta, The Times of Israel reported citing the local police.

The protester remains in critical condition after being intervened by a security guard at the scene. The guard also sustained burn injuries while trying to save the protestor, and his condition remains uncertain, police said.

"We believe that was an act of extreme political protest," Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum said during a press conference.

Dec 2, 2023 9:06 AM IST

Israeli strikes rock Gaza for second day after truce collapse

Israel carried out deadly bombardments in Gaza for a second day on Saturday after a week-long truce with Hamas collapsed despite international calls for an extension.

"What we're doing now is striking Hamas military targets all over the Gaza Strip," Israel Defense Forces spokesman Jonathan Conricus told reporters on Saturday.

Dec 2, 2023 8:41 AM IST

Israel’s war with Hamas resumes with airstrikes in Gaza

Israel’s war with Hamas erupted again Friday, as airstrikes hit houses and buildings in the Gaza Strip after a weeklong truce expired. Health authorities reported dozens of Palestinians killed and Israel dropped leaflets over Gaza City and southern parts of the enclave, urging civilians to flee to avoid the fighting.

Dec 2, 2023 8:34 AM IST

Israel wants buffer zone in post-war Gaza: Report

Israel has informed several Arab states that it wants to carve out a buffer zone on the Palestinian side of Gaza's border to prevent future attacks as part of proposals for the enclave after war ends, Reuters reported citing the regional sources.

According to three regional sources, Israel related its plans to its neighbours Egypt and Jordan, along with the United Arab Emirates, which normalised ties with Israel in 2020.

Dec 2, 2023 8:26 AM IST

Former California Governor lends support to families of Israeli hostages

Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday met relatives of three people seized by Hamas in Israel and now held in Gaza, lending his celebrity to support those whose loved ones are still unaccounted for following the Oct. 7 attack.

Declaring himself "a big friend of the Jewish people and Israel," Schwarzenegger said he wanted to amplify the message not to abandon those who remain captive.

Dec 2, 2023 8:24 AM IST

Israeli strikes kill over 180 people in Gaza after truce ends

Israeli strikes have killed at least 184 people throughout the Gaza Strip after a weeklong truce collapsed Friday, according to the Hamas-run health ministry. Israel said it struck more than 200 Hamas targets.

Militants in Gaza resumed firing rockets into Israel, and fighting broke out between Israel and Hezbollah militants operating along Israel's northern border with Lebanon.