Netanyahu seeks open-ended control over security and civilian affairs in Gaza in new postwar plan

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — A long-awaited postwar plan from Israel’s prime minister shows his government’s commitment to open control over security and civil affairs in the Gaza Strip. That was quickly rejected by Palestinian leaders on Friday and goes against Washington’s view on it ravaged by war enclave. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented … Read more

US Says Strike on Gaza Food Convoy ‘Unacceptable’

The gunfire that struck a United Nations food convoy headed to northern Gaza earlier this month, suspending food deliveries to the region, apparently came from Israeli warships, CNN reports. No one was injured in the February 5 strike, but the contents of the truck, which desperately needed bread flour, were destroyed. The truck was one … Read more

Israeli ground offensive in Rafah ‘aimed at making Gaza uninhabitable’

Israel has announced plans to launch a full-scale offensive against the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, claiming it is the only way to “completely destroy” Hamas. But according to former French military officer and author Guillaume Ancel, a large-scale military operation in the city, where half of Gaza’s population now lives, is … Read more

Israel-Hamas war: Israeli strikes in Gaza kill 48

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli strikes overnight killed at least 48 people in southern and central Gaza, half of them women and children, health officials said Thursday. European foreign ministers and UN agencies called for a ceasefire, prompting alarm bells to ring the worsening humanitarian crisis and possible famine in the area. Tensions also … Read more

IDF to enter Rafah on Ramadan if hostage deal not reached, Gantz says

The IDF is prepared to carry out a military operation in Gaza’s Rafah during the Ramadan holidays, which start in March, unless a hostage agreement is reached, Minister Benny Gantz warned, while France confirmed that medicines intended for the prisoners. “If there is no hostage deal, we will operate during Ramadan,” Gantz told reporters … Read more

Israel orders new evacuations in northern Gaza

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The World Food Program said Tuesday it has suspended food deliveries to isolated northern Gaza due to mounting chaos across the area, raising fears of possible famine. A study by the UN children’s agency warned that one in six children in the north is acutely malnourished. According to UN figures, … Read more

Attacks on ships and US drones show Yemen’s Houthis can still fight despite US-led airstrikes

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Despite a month of U.S.-led airstrikes, Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi rebels remain able to launch significant attacks. This week they seriously damaged a ship in a crucial situation and apparently shot down a US drone worth tens of millions of dollars. The Houthis’ continued attacks on shipping through the crucial … Read more

Israel-Hamas war: US vetoes UN resolution for Gaza cease-fire

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Tuesday vetoed an Arab-backed and widely supported U.N. resolution demanding an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in the war between Israel and Hamas in the disputed Gaza Strip. free hostages kidnapped in Israel. The vote in the 15-member Security Council was 13 to 1, with Britain abstaining, reflecting strong … Read more

Gaza Health Ministry: Over 29,000 Palestinians killed in Israel-Hamas war

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli attack on Gaza has killed more than 29,000 Palestinians since October 7, the territory’s health ministry said Monday, marking another grim milestone in one of the deadliest and most destructive military campaigns in recent history. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to continue the offensive until a “total … Read more

Israel strikes across Gaza as US says it will block cease-fire resolution at UN

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli strikes in Gaza killed at least 18 people overnight, according to medics and witnesses, while the United States said it would veto another draft of a UN ceasefire resolution. The US, Israel’s main ally, is instead hoping to broker a ceasefire deal and the release of hostages between Israel … Read more