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Israel-Hamas War Highlights: Gaza truce extended for another day

Israel-Hamas War LIVE Updates: 16 more hostages were released by Hamas on the final day of a two-day truce extension on Wednesday.
People wave Israeli flags following the release of hostages.
People wave Israeli flags following the release of hostages.

Israel-Hamas War highlights: The war between Israel and the terror group Hamas entered its 55th day on Thursday, with a ceasefire currently being observed by the two sides. The peace deal between the two, which came into effect on November 24, was further extended by 2 days till Wednesday. Amid the global pressure on Israel and Hamas to extend the truce, 16 more hostages were released by Hamas on the final day of a two-day truce extension on Wednesday, while Israel's prison service said it released 30 more Palestinians from its jails in a sixth round of swaps....Read More

Further, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Tel Aviv early on Thursday on his third trip to the war-torn nation since the October 7 attacks, and was set to meet with Israeli leaders to discuss extending the temporary truce and boosting humanitarian aid into Gaza.

The six-day truce has brought the much needed respite to Gaza in seven weeks war that began on October 7.

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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Nov 30, 2023 9:35 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war updates: Top highlights from today

The truce between Israel and Hamas was extended for another in a last minute decision, giving the citizens of Gaza one more day of ceasefire. However, Hamas claimed responsibility of a terrorist shooting at Jerusalem, which killed three.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu, expressing hope in the exchange of more hostages. Further, the brokers of peace are expecting that the ceasefire between the two countries will be extended for two more days.

Nov 30, 2023 8:59 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Immediate evacuation required in Gaza

According to Al Jazeera, the Gaza Health Ministry has said that hundred of seriously wounded people in the war torn area need immediate evacuation, or the death toll can rise drastically.

Nov 30, 2023 8:29 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: More hostages handed over

The Israeli military said that two Israeli hostages were handed over to the Red Cross in Gaza Thursday, after an extension to a truce in the enclave between Hamas and Israel.

Nov 30, 2023 8:07 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Two Hamas gunmen open fire at Jerusalem bus stop

Two Hamas gunmen killed three people at a Jerusalem bus stop during morning rush hour on Thursday, and Israel reiterated its commitment to wiping out the Palestinian Islamist faction, whose Oct. 7 killing spree triggered the Gaza war.

The attackers, Palestinians from East Jerusalem, were shot dead by off-duty soldiers and an armed civilian, police said. At least eight people were also wounded in the shooting. (Reuters)

Nov 30, 2023 7:37 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Gaza truce ‘producing results’

After meeting with Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Israeli leaders on Thursday that a temporary truce in their war with Hamas was "producing results" and should continue.

Nov 30, 2023 7:11 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Blinken on West Bank violence

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday stressed the need for Israel to immediately hold Jewish settler extremists accountable for violence against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, the State Department said after the top U.S. diplomat met with Israeli leaders. (Reuters)

Nov 30, 2023 6:30 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Netanyahu, Blinken discuss release of more hostages

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who arrived in Israel overnight, met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Prime Minister's Office, The Times of Israel reported on Thursday. The two also discusses the posibility of release of more hostages soon.

Nov 30, 2023 5:58 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Hamas claims responsibility for Jerusalem shooting

Hamas claimed responsibility for a shooting attack in Jerusalem that killed three people on Thursday, shortly after the extension of a truce between Israel and the Islamist group that rules the Gaza Strip. (AFP)

Nov 30, 2023 5:25 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: PM Netanyahu meets Antony Blinken

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is currently meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in the PM office in Jerusalem.

Nov 30, 2023 5:04 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Truce extension in demand

Egyptian and Qatari negotiators are pushing for a new two-day extension to the truce in Gaza along with more prisoner releases and an increase in the delivery of humanitarian aid, a statement from Egypt's state media body said on Thursday. (Reuters)

Nov 30, 2023 4:43 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: US welcomes truce extension

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday said a temporary truce between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas had produced results and the United States hoped it would continue. (Reuters)

Nov 30, 2023 4:23 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: 3 killed during ceasefire

Gunmen killed three people and wounded several more in Jerusalem on Thursday, Israeli police said, in an attack shortly after extension of a truce in the Israel-Hamas war. (AFP)

Nov 30, 2023 4:02 PM IST

Israeli army intercepts target from Lebanon

The Israeli military said it intercepted an "aerial target" that crossed from Lebanon on Thursday, in an incident that jolted the calm prevailing at the frontier since the Palestinian group Hamas and Israel agreed a temporary truce, Reuters reported.

Nov 30, 2023 3:48 PM IST

Moment of silence observed at COP28 for 'all civilians' killed in Gaza war

At COP28, Egypt's COP27 chief urges moment of silence for 'all civilians' killed in Gaza war

Nov 30, 2023 3:34 PM IST

Doubts Israel respects international humanitarian law: Spain PM

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Thursday that, given the number of casualties among civilians in Gaza, he doubts Israel is respecting the international humanitarian law.

"The footage we are seeing and the growing numbers of children dying, I have serious doubt (Israel) is complying with international humanitarian law," he said in an interview with Spanish state-owned broadcaster TVE.

Nov 30, 2023 3:10 PM IST

Russia says 'grateful' to Hamas for Gaza hostage release

Russia on Thursday thanked Hamas for freeing two Russian women hostages from Gaza outside a truce deal with Israel.

"We are grateful to the leadership of the Hamas movement for the positive response to our constant appeals," Moscow's foreign ministry said. "We will continue to strive for the quick release of the remaining Russians held in the Gaza Strip."

Nov 30, 2023 2:44 PM IST

17 Thai hostages released by Hamas arrives in Thailand

A group of 17 Thai nationals who had been held hostage by Hamas in Gaza arrived at a Bangkok airport on Thursday, Thailand's foreign ministry told reporters.

A total of 23 Thai hostages have been released in Gaza, with nine remaining in captivity.

Hamas gunmen from Gaza killed 39 Thais and abducted 32 Thai labourers during the Oct. 7 attack on Israel, according to the Thai government.

Nov 30, 2023 2:22 PM IST

Gunmen kill 3 in Jerusalem: Police

Gunmen killed three people and wounded several more in Jerusalem on Thursday, Israeli police said, in an attack shortly after an truce in the Israel-Hamas war was extended.

Police said the two assailants from annexed east Jerusalem opened fire on people near a bus stop on the western side of Jerusalem, where there are no checkpoints guarding the entrance to the city.

Nov 30, 2023 1:43 PM IST

‘Truce between Israel-Hamas is producing results’: Blinken

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday said that a temporary truce between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas had produced results and that the United States hoped that it continued.

Nov 30, 2023 12:47 PM IST

Israel president to discuss hostages on COP28 sidelines

Israeli President Isaac Herzog is set to attend the UN climate talks in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday where he will hold talks with diplomats on the release of hostages held by Hamas.

Nov 30, 2023 11:14 AM IST

Israel receives new list of hostages to be released

As the Gaza truce was extended by another day, Israel said that it received a new list of hostages to be released from Hamas.

Nov 30, 2023 10:25 AM IST

Gaza truce will continue: Israel Military

Israel's military said on Thursday that a truce with Hamas will continue "in light of the mediators' efforts to continue the process of releasing hostages.

The Hamas militant group also said that it had agreed to extend a truce with Israel in Gaza for a seventh day.

Nov 30, 2023 10:16 AM IST

Israel-Hamas fail to agree next hostage swap

The truce, extended from its initial four days, brought the first respite in the bombardment of Gaza with much of the coastal territory of 2.3 million having been reduced to wasteland in response to a deadly rampage by Hamas militants into southern Israel on Oct. 7.

Nov 30, 2023 9:50 AM IST

Thai hostages set to return home after release

Seventeen Thai hostages kidnapped and held for weeks by Hamas in the Gaza Strip are expected to return home on Thursday.

Tens of thousands of Thais were working in Israel, mostly in the agricultural sector, when Palestinian militants poured over the border on October 7, killing 1,200 people, mostly civilians, and kidnapping about 240, according to Israeli authorities.

At least 32 Thais were abducted by Hamas, with Bangkok's foreign ministry and Thai Muslim groups working to negotiate their release.

Nov 30, 2023 9:29 AM IST

Israel rejected proposed hostage release to extend truce: Hamas

Hamas group said Israel declined to receive seven women and child hostages and the bodies of three others who the militants said were killed during Israel's bombardment of the enclave in exchange for a temporary truce extension on Thursday.

"This is despite confirming through mediators that this group is all the (Hamas) movement has in terms of detainees in the agreed-upon category," Hamas said in a statement.

Nov 30, 2023 9:15 AM IST

Activist Ahed Tamimi among Palestinians freed by Israel

Prominent Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi was among 30 prisoners freed by Israel early on Thursday under a temporary Gaza truce between Israel and Hamas militants, according to Israeli and Palestinian officials.

Nov 30, 2023 9:13 AM IST

Hamas tells its fighters to prepare for battle if truce not extended

Hamas' armed wing told its fighters in the Gaza Strip to be ready to resume battles with Israel if a temporary truce set to expire on Thursday at 7 a.m. (0500 GMT) is not renewed.

"The Al-Qassam Brigades asks its active forces to maintain high combat readiness in the last hours of the truce," the militant group said in a statement.

Nov 30, 2023 9:13 AM IST

China seeks 'concrete' roadmap for two-state solution to resolve Gaza conflict

China called on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday to formulate a "concrete" timetable and roadmap for a two-state solution to achieve a "comprehensive, just and lasting" settlement of the Palestinian issue.

The proposal was laid out in a paper stating China's position on resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict released by the Chinese foreign ministry, and as China took over the rotating presidency of the Security Council for November.

Nov 30, 2023 9:11 AM IST

Blinken seeks truce deal extension as deadline nears

A truce between Israel and Hamas was set to expire on Thursday morning as time ran down on international efforts to extend a six-day pause. "Looking at the next couple of days, we'll be focused on ... doing what we can to extend the pause so that we continue to get more hostages out and more humanitarian assistance in," Blinken said at a stop in Brussels.

Nov 30, 2023 8:59 AM IST

Five premature babies found dead in Gaza hospital: Hamas

Five premature babies have been found dead at a hospital in Gaza City during a pause in fighting between Israel and Hamas, the Hamas-run health ministry said Wednesday.

Nov 30, 2023 8:48 AM IST

Watch: Israeli hostage's final stare at Hamas captor during release

Former Israeli hostage Rimon Kirsht was caught on camera giving a death stare to a Hamas terrorist during her release. She is now being hailed for her grit. Read more

Nov 30, 2023 8:27 AM IST

Talks intensify to extend Israel-Hamas truce deal

Global pressure grew on Israel and Hamas to extend a truce deal on Thursday after another exchange of hostages for Palestinian prisoners and humanitarian aid was delivered to the besieged Gaza Strip.

On Wednesday, 16 more hostages were released by Hamas on the final day of a two-day truce extension, which is set to expire early on Thursday. Israel's prison service said it released 30 more Palestinians from its jails in a sixth round of swaps. The exchanges are a core component of the arrangement, which was initially set at four days.

Nov 30, 2023 8:23 AM IST

Relevant countries should help prevent Gaza conflict spillover to Middle East: China

Countries that have an impact on the relevant parties should play an active role and prevent spillover of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the entire Middle East region, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday.

"We urge the release of all detainees, call for the lifting of the full blockade of Gaza to ensure smooth flow of humanitarian access and to guarantee basic survival needs of civilian population in Gaza," he said.

Nov 30, 2023 9:15 AM IST

Activist Ahed Tamimi among Palestinians freed by Israel

Prominent Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi was among 30 prisoners freed by Israel early on Thursday under a temporary Gaza truce between Israel and Hamas militants, according to Israeli and Palestinian officials.

Nov 30, 2023 9:13 AM IST

Hamas tells its fighters to prepare for battle if truce not extended

Hamas' armed wing told its fighters in the Gaza Strip to be ready to resume battles with Israel if a temporary truce set to expire on Thursday at 7 a.m. (0500 GMT) is not renewed.

"The Al-Qassam Brigades asks its active forces to maintain high combat readiness in the last hours of the truce," the militant group said in a statement.

Nov 30, 2023 9:13 AM IST

China seeks 'concrete' roadmap for two-state solution to resolve Gaza conflict

China called on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday to formulate a "concrete" timetable and roadmap for a two-state solution to achieve a "comprehensive, just and lasting" settlement of the Palestinian issue.

The proposal was laid out in a paper stating China's position on resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict released by the Chinese foreign ministry, and as China took over the rotating presidency of the Security Council for November.

Nov 30, 2023 9:11 AM IST

Blinken seeks truce deal extension as deadline nears

A truce between Israel and Hamas was set to expire on Thursday morning as time ran down on international efforts to extend a six-day pause. "Looking at the next couple of days, we'll be focused on ... doing what we can to extend the pause so that we continue to get more hostages out and more humanitarian assistance in," Blinken said at a stop in Brussels.

Nov 30, 2023 8:59 AM IST

Five premature babies found dead in Gaza hospital: Hamas

Five premature babies have been found dead at a hospital in Gaza City during a pause in fighting between Israel and Hamas, the Hamas-run health ministry said Wednesday.

Nov 30, 2023 8:48 AM IST

Watch: Israeli hostage's final stare at Hamas captor during release

Former Israeli hostage Rimon Kirsht was caught on camera giving a death stare to a Hamas terrorist during her release. She is now being hailed for her grit. Read more

Nov 30, 2023 8:27 AM IST

Talks intensify to extend Israel-Hamas truce deal

Global pressure grew on Israel and Hamas to extend a truce deal on Thursday after another exchange of hostages for Palestinian prisoners and humanitarian aid was delivered to the besieged Gaza Strip.

On Wednesday, 16 more hostages were released by Hamas on the final day of a two-day truce extension, which is set to expire early on Thursday. Israel's prison service said it released 30 more Palestinians from its jails in a sixth round of swaps. The exchanges are a core component of the arrangement, which was initially set at four days.

Nov 30, 2023 8:23 AM IST

Relevant countries should help prevent Gaza conflict spillover to Middle East: China

Countries that have an impact on the relevant parties should play an active role and prevent spillover of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the entire Middle East region, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday.

"We urge the release of all detainees, call for the lifting of the full blockade of Gaza to ensure smooth flow of humanitarian access and to guarantee basic survival needs of civilian population in Gaza," he said.