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Israel-Hamas War highlights: Qatar aims to extend Gaza truce beyond Wednesday

Israel-Hamas War highlights: Qatar aims to extend Gaza truce beyond Wednesday.
Palestinians walk among the rubble, as they inspect houses destroyed in Israeli strikes during the conflict, amid the temporary truce between Hamas and Israel, at Khan Younis refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip November 27, 2023. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
Palestinians walk among the rubble, as they inspect houses destroyed in Israeli strikes during the conflict, amid the temporary truce between Hamas and Israel, at Khan Younis refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip November 27, 2023. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Israel-Hamas War highlights: The war between Israel and Hamas entered its 53rd day on Tuesday, with a ceasefire currently being observed by the two sides. The truce, which came into effect on November 24, was extended by 48 hours on Monday, which was to be the last day of the ceasefire under the original agreement between the Israeli government and Hamas, the Islamist group that rules the Palestinian enclave of Gaza....Read More

According to Times of Israel, Hamas has freed 69 hostages, including 50 Israelis, since Friday, when the lull in fighting came into effect; Israel, on the other hand, has set free as many as 150 Palestinians, mostly women and underage males.

The ongoing truce marks the first break in the war that began on October 7.

What had happened on October 7?

On October 7, Hamas launched an unprovoked attack on Southern Israel. Hamas terrorists killed hundreds of innocent Israelis, beheaded babies, raped women and abducted 240 hostages.

In retaliation, Israel declared war against Hamas which operates from Gaza. In the war, both sides have lost thousands of lives and the world is trying to ensure permanent cease-fire.

Follow all the updates here:
Nov 29, 2023 1:14 AM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live: 12 more hostages released as mediators seek lasting truce

A new group of hostages were freed Tuesday from Gaza captivity in exchange for Palestinian prisoners under an extended truce, as mediators worked for a lasting halt to the seven-week Israel-Hamas war.

Ten Israelis and two foreigners were handed over to the Red Cross and were "inside Israeli territory", the army said.

Nov 28, 2023 11:55 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: 30 Palestinian prisoners to be released on Tuesday

As part of the ongoing truce deal between Israel and Hamas, 30 Palestinian prisoners will be released on Tuesday, Palestinian Prisoner's Club was cited as saying by Reuters.

Nov 28, 2023 11:34 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Hamas senior official invites Elon Musk to visit Gaza

On Tuesday, a Hamas senior official invited Elon Musk to visit Gaza to witness the destruction caused due to Israel's offensive in the region.

"We invite him to visit Gaza to see the extent of the massacres and destruction committed against the people of Gaza, in compliance with the standards of objectivity and credibility," Hamas' senior official Osama Hamdan said in a press conference in Beirut.

Nov 28, 2023 11:17 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Israeli PM briefed about documents seized from Hamas

Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu visited the IDF Intelligence Branch Document and Technical Input Collection Unit where he was briefed about documents seized from Hamas.

Nov 28, 2023 10:18 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Israel shares pictures of hostages' reunion with families

Israel has shared pictures of hostages' reunion with families, after their release on Monday.

Nov 28, 2023 9:52 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Turkish President wants Israel to be tried for war crimes

On Tuesday, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres that Israel must be held accountable in international courts for the war crimes it committed in Gaza, reported Reuters.

Nov 28, 2023 9:47 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: UN aid chief to attend talks to open second crossing into Gaza

UN aid chief Martin Griffiths will travel to the Jordanian capital Amman on Wednesday, reported Reuters. Griffiths will take part in a meeting about the possibility of opening the Kerem Shalom crossing to allow for humanitarian aid to enter Gaza from Israel.

Nov 28, 2023 9:24 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Israel highlights Hamas brutality towards hostages

In a video shared on X(formerly Twitter), Israel has highlighted Hamas brutality towards hostages.

Nov 28, 2023 9:00 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: UN says Gaza is facing 'high risk of famine'

On Tuesday, UN's World Food Programme warned that Gaza is facing 'high risk of famine' if humanitarian food supplies do not continue. WFP's director for the Middle East highlighted the catastrophic conditions.

"Thanks to the pause, our teams have been in action on the ground, going into areas we haven't reached for a long time. What we see is catastrophic," said WFP's director for the Middle East, Corinne Fleischer as quoted by AFP.

Nov 28, 2023 8:32 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Israel worried for athletes' safety ahead of Paris 2024 Olympics

Israel's Olympic Committee chief has said that rise in antisemitic acts around the world, has created security challenges for Israeli athletes ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympics, reported Reuters.

"The current wave of global antisemitism has created unique security requirements and challenges for our athletes as they gear up for the Olympics," said Yael Arad, Israel Olympic Committee President.

"Sadly, some of our athletes had faced obstacles with even participating in the competitions necessary for the Olympic criteria," she told Reuters in a written statement on Tuesday.

Nov 28, 2023 8:00 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: UN says aid entering Gaza amid truce 'not even enough for triage'

The United Nations has underscored the need to increase the aid entering Gaza amid truce.

"(It's) definitely the right type of aid -- fuel, medicines, food, warmth," spokesman James Elder told a press briefing in Geneva via video-link from Gaza, as quoted by AFP.

But he also highlighted that "all this aid is triage... It's not even enough for triage."

Nov 28, 2023 7:45 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Israeli Ambassador Naor Gilon hails India's position on Gaza crisis

In an interaction with journalists on Tuesday, Israeli Ambassador Naor Gilon hailed India's position on Gaza crisis, terming it as "remarkable" from the day one. According to a report by PTI, Gilon also appreciated PM Narendra Modi's strong condemnation of October 7 attack by Hamas.

Nov 28, 2023 7:19 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: IDF claims its soldiers injured in attack during truce in Gaza

Israel Defense Forces have claimed that 3 explosive devices were detonated adjacent to IDF troops in 2 different locations in northern Gaza, during the truce. In one of the locations, terrorists also opened fire at the troops, which caused light injury to its soldiers.

Nov 28, 2023 6:54 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Victim of Hamas brutality narrates his ordeal

Israel Defense Forces have shared a video in which a victim of Hamas brutality narrates his ordeal.

Nov 28, 2023 6:31 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Ten-month-old baby still held under captivity in Gaza

Ten-month-old Kfir Bibas is still held under captivity in Gaza. According to a report by Reuters, Israel claims that the child has been handed over by Hamas to another Palestinian militant group in a possible complication of efforts to free him.

During the October 7 attack, Hamas had captured baby Kfir, four-year-old Ariel and their parents Yarden and Shiri.

Nov 28, 2023 6:22 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Thailand's prime minister to meet released Thai hostages in Israel

According to the Israeli foreign ministry, Thailand's Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin will visit Israel on Tuesday. During his visit, Thai PM will meet the Thai hostages who have been released from Hamas captivity.

Nov 28, 2023 6:00 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Israel share lovely video of hostages meeting their pet dog

Israel has shared a video of the moment when three children released from Hamas captivity, met their pet dog.

Nov 28, 2023 5:38 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Israeli, US officials meet Qatari PM to discuss Israel-Hamas truce

According to a report by Reuters, the directors of Israel's Mossad and the US Central Intelligence Agency are meeting with Qatar's prime minister in Doha. The meet aims to "build on progress" of the 48-hour extension to the truce between Israel and Hamas.

Nov 28, 2023 5:15 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: EU commissioner calls for increase of fuel supplies to Gaza

On Tuesday, EU commissioner, Janez Lenarcic claimed that Israeli restrictions are hampering the supply of fuel to Gaza.

"We are calling for the increase of fuel supplies to the (Gaza) strip," Lenarcic told journalists in Brussels.

"The humanitarian access should be based on the needs and not on some restrictions," he said.

Nov 28, 2023 5:03 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: How have combat dogs helped Israeli military?

Israel Defense Forces have shared an article highlighting how combat dogs have helped Israel in its offensive against Hamas in Gaza.

Nov 28, 2023 4:49 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Released hostage highlights bad conditions while under Hamas captivity

A released hostage has highlighted the bad conditions which she experienced while under Hamas captivity in Gaza. 78-year-old Ruti Munder also revealed the kind of meals she was given to eat while being held by Hamas.

Munder revealed that she was held in a “suffocating” room and described her captivity as “very difficult”.

Nov 28, 2023 4:35 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Qatar aims to extend truce beyond Wednesday

Qatar's foreign ministry spokesperson Majed Al-Ansari said in a press briefing on Tuesday that the country is focusing on extending the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas beyond Wednesday, depending on Hamas' ability to release hostages.

Nov 28, 2023 4:23 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: More people at risk of death from disease than bombings in Gaza, warns WHO

A World Health Organization spokesperson warned on Tuesday that more people are at risk of death from disease than bombings in Gaza.

"Eventually we will see more people dying from disease than from bombardment if we are not able to put back together this health system," said the WHO's Margaret Harris as quoted by Reuters.

Nov 28, 2023 4:05 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: US flights carrying aid for Gaza to land in Egypt

According to a report by Bloomberg, three military relief flights from USA, carrying aid for the Gaza Strip, are set to arrive in Egypt on Tuesday. The flights are carrying winter clothing, food, medical items and supplies specifically for Palestinian children.

Nov 28, 2023 3:52 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Israel shares pictures of hostages released on Monday

Israel has shared the pictures of 11 Israeli hostages who were released on Monday.

Hamas had captured 240 hostages during the October 7 massacre and a huge number of them are still held captive.

Nov 28, 2023 3:41 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Avoid “significant further displacement” of Palestinian civilians in southern Gaza, USA tells Israel

US has told Israel to avoid “significant further displacement” of Palestinian civilians in southern Gaza if Israel plans to restart ground offensive after the end of truce period, reported AP.

Joe Biden administration in the US, wants to ensure that civilian casualties gets reduced if Israel resumes war.

Nov 28, 2023 3:29 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: California city passes resolution calling for permanent cease-fire in Gaza

On Monday, Oakland's City Council in California, passed a resolution calling for permanent cease-fire in Gaza. The council voted 8-0 in favor of a motion supporting a congressional resolution for a permanent ceasefire, reported AP.

Meanwhile, the truce in Gaza has been extended by two days.

Nov 28, 2023 3:16 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Lebanese state media claims Israeli shell hit southern Lebanon

Lebanese state media has claimed that an Israeli shell hit southern Lebanon on Tuesday, after the extension of truce between Israel and Hamas.

Notably, there have been numerous escalations between Israel and Lebanon at their border since the start of the Israel-Hamas war.

Nov 28, 2023 3:06 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Check out this picture of a released hostage with his mother

Israel has shared a picture of the emotional reunion of a hostage with his mother.

Nov 28, 2023 2:58 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: How many Israeli children are held hostage in Gaza ?

According to a report by ANI, seven Israeli children are still held hostage by Hamas in Gaza. The names of the hostages are: Kfir Bibas (10 months), Ariel Bibas (4 years), Gali Tarshansky (13 years), Amit Shani (16 years), Maya Leimberg and Aisha Alziadna (17 years old). Ofir Engel turned 18 while in captivity.

Nov 28, 2023 2:48 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: French warship reaches Egypt, may treat Gaza children

France's Defence Minister Sebastien Lecornu said on Tuesday that the French helicopter carrier Dixmude has docked in Egypt. The warship will provide treatment to wounded children in Gaza.

Nov 28, 2023 2:36 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Check out this video of fuel being transported into Gaza

Israel Defense Forces have shared a video showcasing how fuel is being transported into Gaza.

Nov 28, 2023 2:24 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Israel receives list of Israeli hostages set to be released on Tuesday

Truce between Israel and Hamas has been extended and Israel has received the list of hostages that will be released on Tuesday, reported The Times of Israel citing the Israel Prime Minister's office.

Nov 28, 2023 2:12 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: IDF highlights critical condition of released hostage

Israel Defense Forces have highlighted that a hostage released from Hamas captivity, is critical.

Nov 28, 2023 1:04 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Iranian President to visit Turkey to discuss 'joint response'

Ebrahim Raisi set to arrive in Turkey on Tuesday to meet counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has emerged as one of the Islamic world's most vocal critics of Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip.

Erdogan has branded Israel a ‘terrorist state’ and called Iran-backed Hamas 'a liberation group".'Hamas is the governing authority in Gaza.

Nov 28, 2023 12:23 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Blinken says ‘thank you’ to Egypt. Here's why

I spoke with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry to thank Egypt for its partnership in reaching a hostage deal. We discussed minimizing harm to civilians, increasing aid into Gaza, and steps toward achieving a viable, prosperous Palestinian state: Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State

Nov 28, 2023 11:44 AM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Set free, Israeli hostage recalls Hamas captivity

Ruti Munder, 78, recalls to Israel's Channel 13 how she was initially fed well in captivity until conditions worsened and people became hungry, adding that she was kept in a 'suffocating' room and slept on plastic chairs with a sheet for nearly 50 days.

Nov 28, 2023 11:17 AM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Fresh humanitarian aid brought to Gaza

Four containers carrying diesel fuel and four containers carrying cooking gas were transferred from Egypt to UN humanitarian aid organizations in the Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing. The aid trucks brought “food, water, shelter equipment, and medical supplies: COGAT (Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories), Israel

Nov 28, 2023 10:52 AM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Israel approves release of 50 female prisoners

The government has approved the inclusion of 50 female prisoners in the list of prisoners eligible to be released in the event that a release of additional Israeli hostages is carried out: Israel PMO

Nov 28, 2023 10:23 AM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Relatives of Israeli hostages visit Australian Parliament

Australia-based relatives of Israelis taken captive by Hamas visit the Australian Parliament in an effort to lobby for international support for all hostages to be freed.

During their 2-day visit to Canberra, the Australian Capital, the group of five will meet Australian politicians. The group will also interact with members of the community in Sydney and Melbourne during a weeklong trip, to narrate their experience.

Nov 28, 2023 9:52 AM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: More Israelis set to be freed by Hamas

Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office has received a list of Israeli hostages Hamas says it will release on Tuesday, the first day of the extended truce agreement.

The list is currently being reviewed and notices are being delivered to the families: PMO

Nov 28, 2023 9:27 AM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Antony Blinken to visit Israel again

US secretary of state Antony Blinken will make another trip to the Middle East this week, his third to the region since the war began last month, the US State Department has announced.

Blinken will travel to Israel and the West Bank after attending Ukraine-focused meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday in Brussels, and Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia.

Nov 28, 2023 3:41 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Avoid “significant further displacement” of Palestinian civilians in southern Gaza, USA tells Israel

US has told Israel to avoid “significant further displacement” of Palestinian civilians in southern Gaza if Israel plans to restart ground offensive after the end of truce period, reported AP.

Joe Biden administration in the US, wants to ensure that civilian casualties gets reduced if Israel resumes war.

Nov 28, 2023 3:29 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: California city passes resolution calling for permanent cease-fire in Gaza

On Monday, Oakland's City Council in California, passed a resolution calling for permanent cease-fire in Gaza. The council voted 8-0 in favor of a motion supporting a congressional resolution for a permanent ceasefire, reported AP.

Meanwhile, the truce in Gaza has been extended by two days.

Nov 28, 2023 3:16 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Lebanese state media claims Israeli shell hit southern Lebanon

Lebanese state media has claimed that an Israeli shell hit southern Lebanon on Tuesday, after the extension of truce between Israel and Hamas.

Notably, there have been numerous escalations between Israel and Lebanon at their border since the start of the Israel-Hamas war.

Nov 28, 2023 3:06 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Check out this picture of a released hostage with his mother

Israel has shared a picture of the emotional reunion of a hostage with his mother.

Nov 28, 2023 2:58 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: How many Israeli children are held hostage in Gaza ?

According to a report by ANI, seven Israeli children are still held hostage by Hamas in Gaza. The names of the hostages are: Kfir Bibas (10 months), Ariel Bibas (4 years), Gali Tarshansky (13 years), Amit Shani (16 years), Maya Leimberg and Aisha Alziadna (17 years old). Ofir Engel turned 18 while in captivity.

Nov 28, 2023 2:48 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: French warship reaches Egypt, may treat Gaza children

France's Defence Minister Sebastien Lecornu said on Tuesday that the French helicopter carrier Dixmude has docked in Egypt. The warship will provide treatment to wounded children in Gaza.

Nov 28, 2023 2:36 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Check out this video of fuel being transported into Gaza

Israel Defense Forces have shared a video showcasing how fuel is being transported into Gaza.

Nov 28, 2023 2:24 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Israel receives list of Israeli hostages set to be released on Tuesday

Truce between Israel and Hamas has been extended and Israel has received the list of hostages that will be released on Tuesday, reported The Times of Israel citing the Israel Prime Minister's office.

Nov 28, 2023 2:12 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: IDF highlights critical condition of released hostage

Israel Defense Forces have highlighted that a hostage released from Hamas captivity, is critical.

Nov 28, 2023 1:04 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Iranian President to visit Turkey to discuss 'joint response'

Ebrahim Raisi set to arrive in Turkey on Tuesday to meet counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has emerged as one of the Islamic world's most vocal critics of Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip.

Erdogan has branded Israel a ‘terrorist state’ and called Iran-backed Hamas 'a liberation group".'Hamas is the governing authority in Gaza.

Nov 28, 2023 12:23 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Blinken says ‘thank you’ to Egypt. Here's why

I spoke with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry to thank Egypt for its partnership in reaching a hostage deal. We discussed minimizing harm to civilians, increasing aid into Gaza, and steps toward achieving a viable, prosperous Palestinian state: Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State

Nov 28, 2023 11:44 AM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Set free, Israeli hostage recalls Hamas captivity

Ruti Munder, 78, recalls to Israel's Channel 13 how she was initially fed well in captivity until conditions worsened and people became hungry, adding that she was kept in a 'suffocating' room and slept on plastic chairs with a sheet for nearly 50 days.

Nov 28, 2023 11:17 AM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Fresh humanitarian aid brought to Gaza

Four containers carrying diesel fuel and four containers carrying cooking gas were transferred from Egypt to UN humanitarian aid organizations in the Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing. The aid trucks brought “food, water, shelter equipment, and medical supplies: COGAT (Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories), Israel

Nov 28, 2023 10:52 AM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Israel approves release of 50 female prisoners

The government has approved the inclusion of 50 female prisoners in the list of prisoners eligible to be released in the event that a release of additional Israeli hostages is carried out: Israel PMO

Nov 28, 2023 10:23 AM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Relatives of Israeli hostages visit Australian Parliament

Australia-based relatives of Israelis taken captive by Hamas visit the Australian Parliament in an effort to lobby for international support for all hostages to be freed.

During their 2-day visit to Canberra, the Australian Capital, the group of five will meet Australian politicians. The group will also interact with members of the community in Sydney and Melbourne during a weeklong trip, to narrate their experience.

Nov 28, 2023 9:52 AM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: More Israelis set to be freed by Hamas

Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office has received a list of Israeli hostages Hamas says it will release on Tuesday, the first day of the extended truce agreement.

The list is currently being reviewed and notices are being delivered to the families: PMO

Nov 28, 2023 9:27 AM IST

Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Antony Blinken to visit Israel again

US secretary of state Antony Blinken will make another trip to the Middle East this week, his third to the region since the war began last month, the US State Department has announced.

Blinken will travel to Israel and the West Bank after attending Ukraine-focused meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday in Brussels, and Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia.