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Israel-Hamas war Highlights: Israel announces it has received initial list of hostages to be released by Hamas

Israel-Hamas war Highlights: Israel Defense Forces bust Hamas terror complex underneath Al-Shifa hospital; truce gets delayed until at least Friday.
Soldiers walk through what the Israeli army says is a tunnel dug by Hamas militants inside the Al-Shifa hospital complex in Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip, amid continuing battles between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas
Soldiers walk through what the Israeli army says is a tunnel dug by Hamas militants inside the Al-Shifa hospital complex in Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip, amid continuing battles between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas

Israel-Hamas war Highlights: Release of hostages held by Hamas, which was expected to happen on Thursday as part of a deal, has got delayed until at least Friday. Notably, a truce brokered by Washington and Qatar, aims to temporarily halt the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas terrorists. Meanwhile, Israel Defense Forces have discovered Hamas terror complex underneath Al-Shifa hospital. IDF took to its official account on X(formerly Twitter) and shared a detailed video of the network of tunnels underneath Gaza's biggest hospital....Read More

Key points of Israel-Hamas war truce and hostage release deal

• Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 4-day ceasefire in Gaza for humanitarian aid. The deal also ensures the release of 50 hostages held by Hamas, in exchange for 150 Palestinians from Israeli jails.

• The official start time of the truce and hostage release, is yet to be announced.

• Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced that war will resume after the ceasefire expires.

• Till date, only five hostages have been recovered since Hamas' October 7 attack. Reportedly, 240 hostages were captured by Hamas terrorists.

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Nov 24, 2023 12:40 AM IST

Palestinian doctor says 27 dead in Israeli strike on UN school in Gaza

A Palestinian doctor said Thursday at least 27 people had been killed and 93 more injured in an Israeli strike on a United Nations school in Gaza.

The strike hit a UN-run school where thousands of displaced Palestinians were sheltering in Jabalia, the largest refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, the doctor at a hospital in the camp said on condition of anonymity.

Nov 23, 2023 11:49 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: Gaza war death toll nears 15000, claims Hamas government

Hamas government has claimed that death count in Gaza due to the ongoing Israel-Hamas war, is nearing 15000. They highlighted that 6,150 children and 4,000 women were among the dead, with another 36,000 people wounded.

Nov 23, 2023 11:37 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: Israeli doctors fear hostages will be suffering from tremendous trauma

Ahead of the release of hostages by Hamas as part of a deal with Israel, doctors fear that the victims will be suffering from tremendous trauma.

"In some cases, children were taken moments after watching their parents being brutally murdered," Zion Hagai, chairman of the Israel Medical Association, told the media.

"They are not only forced to live with this trauma but to experience it in a strange, dark and scary place," highlighted Zion.

Nov 23, 2023 11:25 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: Who is one of the youngest hostages taken by Hamas into Gaza ?

One of the youngest hostages taken by Hamas into Gaza, is Kfir Bibas. The boy was just nine months old when gunmen abducted him from Nir Oz kibbutz near the Gaza border. Bibas' four-year-old brother Ariel and his parents Yarden and Shiri were also taken as hostage on October 7.

Nov 23, 2023 11:11 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: How has Israel prepared to receive the hostages?

Manual for trauma care to medical support for the hostages has been prepared. Instructions have been given to soldiers about what to say when escorting the hostages upon their release from the custody of Hamas.

Nov 23, 2023 10:57 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: Journalist's comments on hostage release deal to Israeli Government Spokesman goes viral

A spokesman of Israeli government was baffled by a journalist's comments on hostage release deal. Eylon Levy took to X(formerly Twitter) and shared a clip of the moment.

Nov 23, 2023 10:44 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: Israel requests to pay a tribute on Thanksgiving to the 200+ hostages being held in Gaza

Through its official account on X(formerly Twitter), Israel requested people to pay a tribute to the 200+ hostages being held in Gaza.

Nov 23, 2023 10:31 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: Israel Defense Forces confirm director of Shifa Hospital was apprehended

"Following indisputable evidence indicating the Shifa Hospital served as a Hamas command and control center, the director of the hospital was apprehended and transferred for questioning by the ISA," wrote IDF in a post on X(formerly Twitter).

Nov 23, 2023 10:19 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: Adverse effect of Israel-Hamas war on pregnant women in Gaza

British charity Oxfam shared on Thursday, how the ongoing Israel-Hamas war is affecting pregnant women. Oxfam revealed that premature births have risen by almost a third in Israeli-besieged Gaza over the past month as mothers suffer growing stress and trauma.

Nov 23, 2023 10:10 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: Israel Defense Forces share pictures of weapons hidden under children’s beds in Gaza

Through its official account on X(formerly Twitter), Israel Defense Forces shared pictures of weapons hidden under children’s beds in Gaza.

Nov 23, 2023 9:53 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: Israel confirms it has received initial list of hostages to be released

Israel on Thursday confirmed that it has received an initial list of hostages to be released from Gaza.

Nov 23, 2023 9:36 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: Truce deal to begin tomorrow

After seven weeks of bombardments resulting in loss of lives and property, Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas have agreed to a four-day truce beginning Friday with the first batch of Israeli hostages released later, Qatar has said. More details here.

Nov 23, 2023 9:15 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: Congress holds pro-Palestine rally in Kerala

The Congress today organised an event in Kozhikode to express solidarity with the people of Palestine amid the Israel-Hamas war. The event was attended by senior Congress leaders including Shashi Tharoor and KC Venugopal. More details here.

Nov 23, 2023 9:05 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: What UK's David Cameron said about the truce between Israel and Hamas

David Cameron highlighted the importance of the truce between Israel and Hamas. He expressed hope that the hostages held by Hamas will get released as per the agreement.

"It's important we talk about this potential humanitarian pause. I think it's an opportunity to crucially get the hostages out and to get aid into Gaza. I hope everyone who is responsible and behind this agreement can make it happen," said Cameron.

Nov 23, 2023 8:57 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: UK's David Cameron meets Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu

On Thursday, British Foreign Secretary David Cameron met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. Cameron also visited Southern Israel where the October 7 attack by Hamas, had taken place.

"I wanted to come here in person ... to see just the true nature of the horrific attacks that you faced, I think that's very important to do that and see that, we stand with the people of Israel," Cameron told Netanyahu.

Nov 23, 2023 8:50 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: Spain says it will give voice to Palestinian cause in EU

According to a report by AFP, Spain has backed the the establishment of the Palestine state. On Thursday, Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez visited Israel. Spain has said it will give voice to the Palestinian cause in EU.

Nov 23, 2023 8:38 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: Hamas confirms Gaza truce to start at 7:00 am on Friday

According to a report by AFP, Hamas has confirmed that Gaza ceasefire will start at 7:00 am on Friday.

"The truce applies for four days, starting from Friday morning, accompanied by the cessation of all military actions from the Qassam Brigades and the Palestinian resistance, as well as the Zionist enemy throughout the truce period," said the armed wing of Hamas, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades.

Nov 23, 2023 8:28 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: Israel announces it has received initial list of hostages to be released by Hamas

The Israeli prime minister's office said on Thursday that it has received initial list of hostages to be released by Hamas.

"The relevant authorities are checking the details of the list and are presently in contact with all the families," it said in a statement as quoted by Reuters.

Nov 23, 2023 8:17 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: Qatar says truce includes a comprehensive ceasefire in both north and south Gaza

A spokesperson for Qatar's foreign ministry said on Thursday that the truce between Israel and Hamas will include a comprehensive ceasefire in both north and south Gaza.

Nov 23, 2023 8:05 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: Qatar says Gaza truce will begin at 7 a.m on Friday

Qatar has said that truce between Hamas and Israel will begin from 7 a.m on Friday. According to a report by AP, the announcement about the timing of the cease-fire was made on Thursday by Majed al-Ansari, a spokesman for Qatar’s Foreign Ministry.

Nov 23, 2023 7:53 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: Israel to ensure 'no celebrations' for release of Palestinian prisoners

According to a report by ANI, Israeli Minister of National Security Itamar Ben-Gvir on Thursday instructed the police to ensure no celebrations for the release of Palestinian priosners.

"My instructions are clear: there are to be no expressions of joy," said Ben-Gvir.

"Expressions of joy are equivalent to backing terrorism, victory celebrations give backing to those human scum, for those Nazis," added Ben-Gvir.

Nov 23, 2023 7:41 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: Hezbollah fires rockets at north Israel after airstrike kills its fighters

On Thursday, in a bid to avenge the death of five of its fighters in Israeli airstrike, Hezbollah group of Lebanon fired more than 50 rockets at military posts in northern Israel.

Notably, tensions have been high along Israel's border with Lebanon ever since the ongoing Israel-Hamas war started.

Nov 23, 2023 7:35 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: Israel confirms arrest of Al Shifa Hospital chief

On Thursday, the Israeli military confirmed that the director of Gaza's Al Shifa Hospital was held for questioning. Israel is questioning the director over proof that the facility had been used as a command and control centre by Hamas.

Nov 23, 2023 7:20 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: Here is how an Israeli hostage's relative reacted to delay in truce deal

As part of the deal, 50 hostages held by Hamas will be released in exchange of 150 Palestinian prisoners lodged in Israeli jails. The deal was expected to take effect on Thursday but has got delayed until at least Friday. Here is how an Israeli hostage's relative reacted to delay in truce deal.

"We've already been on an emotional roller coaster for 47 days. Today is no different," said Eyal Kalderon, a cousin of Ofer Kalderon, who is among those held captive in Gaza, as quoted by AFP.

Nov 23, 2023 7:11 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: Check out this video shared by Israel Defense Forces

Israel Defense Forces have shared a video highlighting the terrorism by Hamas. They have requested the world to raise their voice against Hamas and condemn its actions.

Nov 23, 2023 6:59 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: Israeli ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan, claims Gazans want to topple Hamas

Israeli ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan alleged that people of Gaza have started protesting against Hamas rule in the region. He shared a video highlighting his claim.

Nov 23, 2023 6:48 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: How the truce may benefit Hamas ?

As part of the agreement with Israel, 150 Palestinian prisoners lodged in Israeli jails will be released. These prisoners may boost Hamas' strength as a group. Moreover, the four-day ceasefire will bring humanitarian aid which would benefit the Hamas fighters.

During the truce, Hamas is expected to regroup and plan its strategy to resist and fight Israel's offensive in Gaza.

Nov 23, 2023 6:35 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: How will Red Cross be involved during the truce?

During the truce, 50 hostages held by Hamas will be released in exchange of 150 Palestinian prisoners lodged in Israeli jails.

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has said that under the deal, the International Committee of the Red Cross will visit the remaining hostages and provide them with any medicine they need. However, this claim has not been confirmed by either Hamas or the Red Cross.

Nov 23, 2023 6:22 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: How much aid would enter Gaza during the truce?

According to a report by AP, Qatar and Hamas have claimed that hundreds of trucks with humanitarian aid and fuel would be allowed to enter Gaza during the truce. 

However, Israeli Channel 12 TV reported that as part of the deal, Israel would allow a “significant” amount of fuel and humanitarian supplies into Gaza, but did not specify how much. 

Nov 23, 2023 6:09 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: How can the truce be extended?

Israel has said the truce would be extended by a day for every 10 additional hostages released.
Notably, the proposed truce will be for four days. Under the agreement between Israel and Hamas, 50 hostages held by Hamas will be released in exchange of 150 Palestinian priosners lodged in Israeli jails. Both sides will free women and minors.

Nov 23, 2023 5:57 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: What Qatar has said on the truce

The proposed truce between Israel and Hamas has been welcomed by the world. Meanwhile, Qatar said the “humanitarian pause” could help stop the war and lead to a “just peace process.”

Nov 23, 2023 5:42 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: Chairman of Jerusalem's Yad Vashem memorial centre weighs in on Holocaust comparison to Hamas attack

Chairman of Jerusalem's Yad Vashem memorial centre doesn't believe that the Holocaust is comparable to Hamas' October 7 attack on Israel. Notably, during The Holocaust, Nazi Germany massacred nearly six million Jews.

"I do not accept the simplistic comparison with the Holocaust even if there are similarities in the genocidal intentions, sadism and barbarism of Hamas," Dayan told AFP.

Nov 23, 2023 5:26 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: Israel Defense Forces confident of resuming war after truce

Israel Defense Forces have highlighted their preparedness to resume the war after the proposed four-day ceasefire.

"We will know how to deal with any decision and know how to prepare in such a way that will preserve our operational status, our operational achievements, and also how to protect the framework [for a hostage release]," IDF Spokesperson Rear Adm Daniel Hagari said on Wednesday night as quoted by ANI.

"This is a long war that will have many stages and this framework will apparently also have stages. To meet our war objectives, we will know how to preserve our operational achievements, and to prepare for the next stages in the war," added Hagari.

Nov 23, 2023 5:17 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: For how long the ongoing war has been happening?

The ongoing Israel-Hamas war got triggered after Hamas' horrific attack in Southern Israel on October 7 during which the terrorists killed hundreds of civilians, beheaded babies, raped women and captured hostages. Since then, the war has been happening for more than seven weeks now.

The war has resulted in the deaths of thousands of people on both sides.

Nov 23, 2023 5:05 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: Convoy of trucks with humanitarian aid, reach Egypt-Gaza border

Ahead of the implementation of the truce between Israel and Hamas, a large convoy of aid trucks have reached Egypt-Gaza border, according to a report by CNN. Talking about the aid trucks waiting on Egyptian side, the Egyptian Government press office shared that it's not yet clear what type of aid, or how much aid, would be allowed into the Gaza Strip.

Nov 23, 2023 4:54 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: Israel Defense Forces share detailed video proof of terror complex underneath Al-Shifa hospital

Israel Defense Forces shared shocking visuals of the terror complex underneath Al-Shifa hospital. Taking to X, IDF captioned the video as “Dear world, is this enough proof for you?”

Nov 23, 2023 4:44 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: Iran's Foreign Minister meets Hezbollah chief in Lebanon

According to a report by AFP, Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian met Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah, claimed Lebanese movement on Thursday. Notably, amid ongoing Israel-Hamas war, tensions have escalated along Israel's border with Lebanon.

Nov 23, 2023 4:31 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: Israel Defense Forces bust Hamas terror complex underneath Al-Shifa hospital

Israel Defense Forces have busted Hamas terror complex underneath Al-Shifa hospital. A video showcasing the big network of tunnels was shared on social media.

Nov 23, 2023 4:23 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: Israel Defense Forces continue offensive in Gaza after delay in truce

While the truce between Israel and Hamas got delayed to Friday, IDF have continued its offensive against Hamas in Gaza. Israeli soldiers have discovered tunnels in civilian homes and a terror complex underneath Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza.

Nov 23, 2023 4:09 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: IDF takes a dig at Al-Shifa hospital name

Israel Defence Forces shared the meaning of the word Shifa and took a dig at Hamas for using Al-Shifa hospital as part of its terror network.

Nov 23, 2023 3:53 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: Director of Gaza's Al-Shifa hospital arrested by Israel, claims a doctor at the facility

A doctor working at Gaza's Al-Shifa hospital has claimed that the facility's director was arrested by Israeli forces on Thursday. The director, Mohammad Abu Salmiya was taken into custody along with several other medical staff.

"Doctor Mohammad Abu Salmiya was arrested along with several other senior doctors," said Khalid Abu Samra, a chief of department at the hospital as quoted by AFP.

Nov 23, 2023 3:43 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: What Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said in press conference

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu shared details about the country's measures against Hamas, at a press conference in Tel Aviv.

Nov 23, 2023 3:32 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: Israel's Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant speaks with his French counterpart

On Wednesday, Israel's Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant spoke on the telephone with his French counterpart, Minister of the Armed Forces Sebastien Lecornu. The two discussed about the hostage release deal between Israel and Hamas. Gallant also thanked France for its support in its war against Hamas.

Nov 23, 2023 3:22 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: 20 US lawmakers write to President Joe Biden to ensure extension of Gaza ceasefire

20 US lawmakers from Michigan have written a letter to President Joe Biden requesting him to ensure extension of Gaza ceasefire.

Notably, Israel and Hamas have agreed for a four-day truce as part of a hostage release deal. Israel has promised to release Palestinian prisoners lodged in its jails in lieu of the release of 50 Israeli hostages held by Hamas.

Nov 23, 2023 3:15 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: Official shares number of people killed in Gaza

More than 13,000 people have died in Gaza due to the Israel-Hamas war, claims the director of the Health Ministry in Hamas-ruled Gaza.

Nov 23, 2023 3:03 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: Palestinian official reveals why truce got delayed

According to a report by AFP, a Palestinian official has revealed that the truce between Israel and Hamas got delayed due to "last minute" analysis of which hostages would be released and how.

Notably, Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 4-day ceasefire in Gaza. The deal will also ensure the release of 50 hostages held by Hamas, in exchange for 150 Palestinians from Israeli jails.

Nov 23, 2023 2:58 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: German police launch raid against Hamas supporters in Berlin

On Thursday, hundreds of German police raided properties of Hamas supporters in the country's capital. Since November 2, a ban on any activity in support of Hamas, has been imposed in Germany.

"We are continuing our consistent action against radical Islamists. By banning Hamas and Samidoun in Germany, we have sent a clear signal that we will not tolerate any glorification or support of Hamas' barbaric terror against Israel," said German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser.

Nov 23, 2023 2:45 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: Israel questions UN Women for its silence on violence against Israelis

Israel in New York has highlighted the violence and atrocities perpetrated by Hamas on Israeli women. They have launched a campaign against UN Women's silence on the matter.

Nov 23, 2023 2:36 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: Israel shares Hollywood star Sharon Stone's message of support for the hostages

Hollywood star Sharon Stone has extended her support to the families of hostages captured by Hamas.

Nov 23, 2023 2:19 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE Updates: Check out shocking footage of Hamas' terror complex underneath Shifa Hospital

IDF has busted Hamas' terror complex underneath Shifa Hospital. They have shared footage of the shocking discovery on X(formerly Twitter).