Gaza truce talks in Paris reportedly making ‘significant progress’ – POLITICO

According to Hamas, these talks come at a time when air strikes killed about a hundred people in the Gaza Strip on Friday. International efforts to broker a ceasefire appeared to gain momentum again this week after Brett McGurk, a senior US envoy to the Middle East, met with Israeli leaders. On Thursday, Israeli Prime … Read more

Giorgia Meloni: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine brought Hamas massacre

The October 7 massacre of Israelis by Hamas follows Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni told the Milan-based newspaper Il Giornale in an interview on Saturday. When asked if she feared that tensions around the world would lead to World War III, Meloni replied: “What I think … Read more

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

Biden administration restores Trump-rescinded policy on illegitimacy of Israeli settlements

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday reinstated a U.S. legal finding from nearly 50 years ago that Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories are “unlawful” under international law. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the US believes the settlements violate Israel’s obligations a decision by his predecessor, Mike Pompeo, in the Biden … 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

Houthi missile hits ship in Gulf of Aden as Yemeni rebels continue attacks over Israel-Hamas war

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – A rocket attack from The Houthi rebels in Yemen set fire to a ship in the Gulf of Aden on Thursday, wounding one person, as Israel intercepted another Houthi attack near the port city of Eilat, authorities said. The attacks come as Iranian-backed rebels escalate their attacks Israel’s war against … Read more

Suspected Houthi rebel missile sets cargo ship ablaze. Israel intercepts separate attack near Eilat

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A suspected rocket attack by Yemen’s Houthi rebels set a ship on fire in the Gulf of Aden on Thursday as Israel intercepted another Houthi attack near the port city of Eilat, authorities said. The attacks come as the rebels escalate their attacks Israel’s war against Hamas in the … Read more

Chaos erupts as UK parliament votes on Gaza ceasefire | Israel War on Gaza News

The House of Commons has descended into chaos as the government and Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Lindsay Hoyle condemned his handling of a key vote on support for a ceasefire in Gaza. Lawmakers from the SNP and the ruling Conservative Party left the chamber on Wednesday in an apparent protest against the speaker’s actions. … Read more

Pipeline blasts: Iran accuses Israel of sabotage

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Israeli sabotage attack on an Iranian natural gas pipeline caused the multiple explosions that hit it a week ago, Iran’s oil minister claimed Wednesday, further raising tensions between the regional archenemies. Israel’s war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Iranian Oil Minister Javad Owji’s comments come as Israel … Read more