New Delhi270C
Friday, Mar 1, 2024

Israel-Hamas war highlights: Gaza to Egypt evacuation operations halted

Israel-Hamas War highlights: Israel has agreed to put in place four-hour daily humanitarian pauses in its attacks on Hamas, the White House said.
A picture taken from southern Israel near the border with the Gaza Strip shows Israeli army vehicles crossing back into Israel from Gaza
A picture taken from southern Israel near the border with the Gaza Strip shows Israeli army vehicles crossing back into Israel from Gaza

Israel-Hamas War highlights: The war between Israel and Hamas militants entered its second month on Wednesday following the surprise October 7 terror attacks by Hamas amid negotiations to reach a temporary ceasefire in Gaza which would enable more aid to alleviate worsening conditions for the 2.3 million Palestinians trapped there....Read More

Meanwhile on Friday, the Israel Defence Force's (IDF) fighter jets struck Hezbollah terrorist infrastructure in Lebanon using artillery and the "Iron Sting" guided mortar munition.

However, Israel has agreed to put in place four-hour daily humanitarian pauses in its attacks on Hamas, the White House said after President Joe Biden pressed the war torn nation for a multi-day stoppage in the fighting in a bid to negotiate the release of hostages held by the militant group.

Evacuations from the Gaza Strip into Egypt for foreigners and Palestinians needing medical treatment resumed through the Rafah crossing on Thursday after being suspended for a day.

The Hamas-controlled region is facing a grave humanitarian crisis as Israeli airstrikes continue to pound Gaza. The Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza has reported that over 10,500 Palestinians, including more than 4,300 children, have been killed in the war. On the Israeli side, over 1,400 people have been killed, with a majority of them in the last month's terror attacks that triggered the war.

Follow all the updates here:
Nov 11, 2023 1:01 AM IST

Over 100,000 Palestinians escape southwards from Gaza in two days, says Israel

Over the past 48 hours, over 100,000 inhabitants of the Gaza Strip have moved southward, according to Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari, the chief military spokesperson. This mass migration coincides with Israeli forces conducting operations "deep in Gaza City," as revealed in a televised briefing on Friday. Hagari acknowledged ongoing efforts to free hostages within the Gaza Strip but emphasized the time-consuming nature of such endeavours.

"We are working all the time and with initiative on a range of efforts to return the hostages. These efforts are complex, they are not final. They take time, they are going to take time," he said.

(With Reuters inputs)

Nov 11, 2023 12:10 AM IST

Gaza to Egypt evacuation operations halted

Evacuations from the Gaza Strip to Egypt for foreign passport holders and Palestinians in urgent need of medical treatment were temporarily halted on Friday, Reuters reported citing three Egyptian security sources and a Palestinian official.

Citing challenges in transporting medical evacuees from within Gaza to the Rafah border crossing, a Palestinian official and an Egyptian medical source explained the reason behind the suspension.

Initiated on November 1, the limited evacuations from Gaza to Egypt have experienced two pauses in the past week, attributed to bombardments that aid staff claim either directly impacted or were intended for medical convoys.

(With Reuters inputs)

Nov 10, 2023 10:31 PM IST

Leaders of Qatar and Saudi meet to discuss developments in Gaza

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani met with Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh on Friday to discuss recent developments in Gaza. "The leaders met in the presence of ministers and other senior officials from both countries to focus on efforts to stop Israel's aggression against Gaza, the allowance of aid and other ways to support security and stability in the region," Qatar's Emiri Diwan office said in a statement, reported Reuters.

Nov 10, 2023 9:27 PM IST

Over 1,000 USAID officials call for Gaza ceasefire in letter

More than 1,000 officials in the US Agency for International Development (USAID) have signed an open letter urging the Biden administration to call for an immediate ceasefire in the war between Israel and Hamas, reported Reuters. The letter, published on November 2, reads: “As development, public health, and humanitarian assistance professionals, we are alarmed and disheartened at the numerous violations of international law; laws which aim to protect civilians, medical and media personnel, as well as schools, hospitals, and places of worship.”

Nov 10, 2023 8:51 PM IST

3 Palestinians killed in Israeli strike on road used by displaced Palestinians

At least three Palestinians were killed in an Israeli strike on a road used by displaced Palestinians heading south in the enclave, reported Hamas-affiliated media citing Gaza health officials.

Nov 10, 2023 8:04 PM IST

Over 100 UN staff killed in Gaza war: UN's Palestinian refugee agency

United Nations agency supporting Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) head Philippe Lazzarini on Friday said ]that more than 100 of its staff members have been killed in the war in Gaza. "Devastated. Over 100 UNRWA colleagues confirmed killed in one month. Parents, teachers, nurses, doctors, support staff," he wrote on X, formerly Twitter.

Nov 10, 2023 6:50 PM IST

UN rights chief urges probe of Israel's 'high-impact' weapons

UN human rights chief Volker Turk on Friday called for an investigation into what he called Israel's use of "high-impact explosive weapons" in Gaza. According to him, the usage of weapons was causing “indiscriminate destruction in the besieged Palestinian enclave.”

Nov 10, 2023 6:14 PM IST

North Gaza hospitals are under bombardment: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday said that the biggest hospital in the Gaza Strip and another with children on life support was coming under bombardment. It added that 20 hospitals in Gaza were now out of action entirely.

Nov 10, 2023 4:57 PM IST

US Republican Primary candidate, Chris Christie to visit Israel

"Tomorrow night, I'm leaving to go to Israel because I want to see for myself. I'll be meeting with Israeli officials and with survivors of the Hamas terrorist attack," US Republican Primary candidate, Chris Christie said in a post on X social media platform.

Nov 10, 2023 4:27 PM IST

UN rights chief urges probe over Israel's Gaza bombardment

The U.N. human rights chief on Friday urged an investigation into what he called Israel's use of "high-impact explosive weapons" in Gaza, which he said was causing indiscriminate destruction in the besieged Palestinian enclave.

Volker Turk, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, said Israel must end its use of such weapons in the densely populated area, home to 2.3 million Palestinians, half of whom have been displaced by fighting in the last month.

Nov 10, 2023 4:02 PM IST

Gaza's Al Shifa hospital 'coming under bombardment', says WHO

A World Health Organization spokesperson said on Friday that the Al Shifa hospital had been "coming under bombardment", adding that 20 hospitals in Gaza were now out of action entirely.

Nov 10, 2023 3:17 PM IST

Palestinian president ‘ready to assume responsibilities’ in Gaza

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas expresses readiness to take on responsibilities in Gaza as part of a comprehensive political solution for the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza.

Nov 10, 2023 2:30 PM IST

Pro-Palestinian protesters block entrances to UK's BAE defence plant

On Friday, approximately 50 pro-Palestinian demonstrators obstructed the entrances to a BAE Systems factory in southeast England, the largest military supplier in Britain. Advocating for an end to arms sales to Israel, the protesters held a sign reading "Stop Arming Israel" and waved Palestinian flags. Positioned at the Rochester, Kent site, where BAE conducts testing and assembly of electronic equipment utilised in military aircraft and surveillance systems, the demonstrators targeted the facility's entrance.

Nov 10, 2023 2:03 PM IST

Israel must protect Palestinians in West Bank: UN Rights chief

The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Friday that Israel should take measures to protect Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.

"I ...appeal as a matter of urgency for Israeli authorities to take immediate measures, to take steps to ensure the protection of Palestinians in the West Bank, who are being on a daily basis subjected to violence from Israeli forces and settlers, ill treatment, arrests, evictions, intimidation and humiliation," Turk told reporters in Jordan's capital Amman.

Nov 10, 2023 1:57 PM IST

Turkey discussed additional aid for Gaza with Blinken: Erdogan

Turkey discussed with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken during his visit to Ankara to increase the daily number of aid trucks to at least 500 for Gaza, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.

Ankara will take steps to provide ambulances, food, water and medication to Gaza in cooperation with other countries, Erdogan said.

Nov 10, 2023 1:37 PM IST

Israeli army announces soldier killed in Gaza

The Israeli military has announced the death of one of its soldiers during fighting in Gaza, reports Al-Jazeera.

Sergeant Gilad Rozenblit, 21, was a combat medic who was killed in the north of the Strip.

Nov 10, 2023 1:22 PM IST

Iran warns expansion of Gaza war 'inevitable'

Iran warned the expansion of Israel's war on Hamas would inevitably lead to an expansion of the conflict, as officials in Gaza reported Israeli air strikes on or near several hospitals.

"Due to the expansion of the intensity of the war against Gaza's civilian residents, expansion of the scope of the war has become inevitable," Amir-Abdollahian told his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani on Thursday night.

Nov 10, 2023 12:58 PM IST

Turkey prepared to admit injured Palestinians for medical treatment: Erdogan

Turkey has made preparations to admit injured Palestinians and patients with chronic illnesses from Gaza to its hospitals for treatment, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.

Nov 10, 2023 12:35 PM IST

Gaza, hospitals working without anaesthetics prompting screams

Arriving at Al Shifa hospital to have the dressing changed and disinfectant applied to a wound on his back caused by an air strike, Nemer Abu Thair, a middle-aged man, said that he was given no pain relief when the wound was originally stitched up.

"Sometimes we give some of them sterile gauze (to bite on) to reduce the pain," said Hassanein.

"We know that the pain they feel is more than someone would imagine, beyond what someone their age would stand," he said, referring to children like the girl with the head wound.

Nov 10, 2023 12:26 PM IST

US President Joe Biden says ‘no possibility’ of Gaza ceasefire

US President Joe Biden has said that there is "no possibility" of a ceasefire in Gaza. Speaking to reporters about the chances of a Gaza ceasefire, Biden said, "None, No possibility."

Asked about an update on getting hostages out, he said, "We're still optimistic." In his message to the families of the hostages in Gaza, Biden said, "We're not going to stop until we get them out."

Nov 10, 2023 12:01 PM IST

Top US and Indian diplomats discuss Israel-Hamas war

India’s External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said the situation in the Middle East was a big concern.

While India has condemned the Hamas attack on Israel, it has tried to balance its position by saying that “India has always advocated the resumption of direct negotiations towards establishing a sovereign, independent and viable State of Palestine living within secure and recognized borders, side-by-side at peace with Israel."

Nov 10, 2023 11:49 AM IST

Clashes over Israel-Hamas war shatter students' sense of safety in US

As a Jewish student, Eden Roth felt safe and welcome at Tulane University, where more than 40% of the students are Jewish. That has been tested by the aftermath of last month's invasion of Israel by Hamas.

“I think that the shift of experience with Jews on campus was extremely shocking,” said Roth, who was in Israel last summer for a study-abroad program. “A lot of students come to Tulane because of the Jewish population — feeling like they’re supported, like a majority rather than a minority. And I think that’s definitely shifted," he said.

Nov 10, 2023 11:27 AM IST

‘Expansion of scope of Gaza war inevitable’: Iran foreign minister

An expansion of the scope of the war in Gaza is inevitable due to the increased Israeli "aggression", Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian told his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, Press TV reported on Friday.

Nov 10, 2023 10:59 AM IST

Civilians flee north Gaza or shelter at a hospital

Palestinian people walked out of Gaza City and surrounding areas toward the south to escape Israeli airstrikes and ground troops battling Hamas militants in dense urban neighborhoods.

The accelerating exodus to the south came as Israel agreed to a four-hour humanitarian pause each day and to open a second route for people to flee the north, the White House said.

Nov 10, 2023 10:34 AM IST

2,500 tons of military equipment arrive in Israel

Israel's Ministry of Defense on Thursday reported that a cargo ship carrying approximately 2,500 ton of arms and eqipments for IDF use was received in Israel.

At least 123 cargo planes and 7 ships carrying more than 7,000 tons of military equipment arrived in Israel since the beginning of the war.

Nov 10, 2023 10:17 AM IST

US conducts airstrike in eastern Syria

The United States has conducted a self-defence airstrike in eastern Syria against a facility used by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and affiliated groups, the White House has said.

"Yesterday, President (Joe) Biden directed the US military to carry out a self-defence airstrike in eastern Syria against a facility used by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and affiliated groups," Dalton said on Thursday.

Nov 10, 2023 10:02 AM IST

2 Jewish schools in Montreal hit by gunshots: Police

Two Jewish schools in Montreal were hit overnight by gunshots, police said Thursday. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reacted to the shootings, telling reporters in a Montreal suburb that Canadians must denounce violent antisemitism in the strongest terms.

“We are seeing an increase in threats of violence,” Trudeau said. “That’s not who we are as Canadians. We are a country that has done better than just about any other country at understanding and respecting different perspectives.”

Nov 10, 2023 9:45 AM IST

Hospitals come under new Israeli attacks: Gaza officials

Gaza officials said Israel launched air strikes on or near at least three hospitals on Friday, further endangering a health system. "The Israeli occupation launched simultaneous strikes on a number of hospitals during the past hours," Gaza Ministry of Health spokesman Ashraf Al-Qidra told Al Jazeera television.

Nov 10, 2023 9:28 AM IST

50,000 Palestinians moved to southern Gaza through corridor set up by Israel: UN

Over 50,000 Palestinians have moved from northern to southern Gaza through the humanitarian corridors set up by the Israel, the UN Office for the Coordinator of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has announced, The Times of Israel reported.

Nov 10, 2023 9:27 AM IST

Israel strikes organisation in Syria that was behind a drone crash in school: IDF

Israel's military said Friday it struck an organisation in Syria that was behind a drone crash into a school in southern Israel a day earlier.

"In response to a UAV (drone) from Syria that hit a school in Eilat, the IDF struck the organisation that carried out the attack," the Israeli army said in a post on X

Nov 10, 2023 9:16 AM IST

Netanyahu rules out ceasefire in Gaza

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ruled out a ceasefire in Gaza on Thursday, saying the military was performing "exceptionally well," in Gaza.

"A ceasefire with Hamas means surrender and I think the Israeli army is performing exceptionally well," he told Fox News, adding there was no "timetable" for the military offensive.

Nov 10, 2023 9:00 AM IST

Nearly half of Democrats disapprove of Biden's response to the Israel-Hamas war: Report

Around half of Democrats disapprove of President Joe Biden tackling the Israel-Hamas war, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

The poll found 50% of Democrats approve of how Biden has navigated the conflict while 46% disapprove — and the two groups diverge substantially in their views of U.S. support for Israel. Biden's support on the issue among Democrats is down slightly from August, as an AP-NORC poll conducted then found that 57% of Democrats approved of his handling of the conflict and 40% disapproved.

Nov 10, 2023 8:36 AM IST

Over 1 journalist per day is dying in the Israel-Hamas war: Report

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Israel-Hamas war has been the deadliest conflict for media workers since the organisation began counting statistics in 1992, The Conversation reported.

At the time of writing the report, the committee said at least 39 journalists and media workers had been killed since the war began. Reporters Without Borders put the number slightly higher at 41. But the rate of fatalities is so high – more than one per day – it is likely there will be more dead by the time you read this.

Nov 10, 2023 8:21 AM IST

UN warns of collapsing Palestinian economy

UN warns of collapsing Palestinian economy following a month of war and Israel's near total siege of Gaza in its new report, cites AP.

The gross domestic product shrank 4% in the West Bank and Gaza in the war's first month, sending over 4,00,000 people into poverty -- an economic impact unseen in the conflicts Syria and Ukraine, or any previous Israel-Hamas war, the UN said.

More than two-thirds of Gaza's population of 2.3 million have fled their homes since Israel launched intense airstrikes followed by an ongoing ground operation.

Nov 10, 2023 7:54 AM IST

Body 'every hour': Israel's attacks i Jenin deadliest West Bank raid since 2005

Palestinians clashed with Israeli troops in Jenin on Thursday in the deadliest army raid the occupied West Bank has seen since 2005.

The Palestinian city, a militant stronghold and the site of frequent army raids, was rocked by dozens of explosions as Israeli armoured vehicles tore through the streets, fighting running battles with Palestinian gunmen using assault rifles and pipe bombs.

Nov 10, 2023 7:23 AM IST

Just 'raising questions' with insinuations about photographers and Hamas: Isreali media watchdog

The executive director of an Israeli media watchdog organisation has “raising questions” by publicly wondering whether Palestinian photojournalists who documented the October 7 Hamas attack in Israel — and sent some of the first images of its aftermath to a watching world — had been tipped off in advance that it would happen.

The report by the group HonestReporting, had serious ramifications at a time of war.

Nov 10, 2023 7:12 AM IST

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators stage protest at New York Times headquarters to call for ceasefire in Gaza

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators occupied the lobby of The New York Times demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza while accusing the media of showing a bias toward Israel in its coverage amid the war.

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the publication’s Manhattan headquarters while someentered the building’s atrium for a sit-in and vigil that lasted more than an hour.

Nov 10, 2023 7:07 AM IST

We must work towards a ceasefire: France's Macron

France president Emmanuel Macron has called on to work towards a ceasefire and create the necessary space in Gaza. "All civilians must be protected. We must work towards a ceasefire and create the necessary space in Gaza for humanitarian actors" Macron said in a post on X.

Nov 10, 2023 6:56 AM IST

Mossad's claims on Hezbollah bust strains Brazil-Israel ties

An unusual statement by Israeli spy agency Mossad saying that it had helped foil a Hezbollah attack in Brazil is the latest incident to strain relations between Israel and Brazil amid the Gaza war.

On Wednesday, Brazil arrested two people on terrorism charges. Later, Mossad thanked Brazil's police saying, "Given the backdrop of the war in Gaza," Hezbollah was continuing to attack Israeli, Jewish and Western targets.

Mossad's comments angered Brazilian Justice Minister Flavio Dino who said, "Brazil is a sovereign country," and "no foreign force orders around the Brazilian Federal Police."

Nov 10, 2023 6:38 AM IST

Israel does not seek to occupy Gaza: Netanyahu

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that Israel does not seek to occupy Gaza after its war against Hamas but a "credible force" would be needed to enter the Palestinian enclave if necessary. Speaking to US television's Fox News on Thursday, Netanyahu said, "We don't seek to conquer Gaza, we don't seek to occupy Gaza, and we don't seek to govern Gaza."

Nov 10, 2023 6:36 AM IST

Israel strikes Hezbollah infrastructure in Lebanon

The Israel Defence Force's (IDF) fighter jets on Friday struck Hezbollah infrastructure in Lebanon. "In response to launches directed toward Israeli territory, IDF fighter jets struck Hezbollah terrorist infrastructure in Lebanon a short while ago. The IDF also struck terrorist targets using artillery and the "Iron Sting" guided mortar munition. Among the targets were: terrorist compounds and infrastructure, observation posts, and technological equipment used to terrorize Israeli civilians," IDF said in an X post.

Nov 10, 2023 10:17 AM IST

US conducts airstrike in eastern Syria

The United States has conducted a self-defence airstrike in eastern Syria against a facility used by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and affiliated groups, the White House has said.

"Yesterday, President (Joe) Biden directed the US military to carry out a self-defence airstrike in eastern Syria against a facility used by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and affiliated groups," Dalton said on Thursday.

Nov 10, 2023 10:02 AM IST

2 Jewish schools in Montreal hit by gunshots: Police

Two Jewish schools in Montreal were hit overnight by gunshots, police said Thursday. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reacted to the shootings, telling reporters in a Montreal suburb that Canadians must denounce violent antisemitism in the strongest terms.

“We are seeing an increase in threats of violence,” Trudeau said. “That’s not who we are as Canadians. We are a country that has done better than just about any other country at understanding and respecting different perspectives.”

Nov 10, 2023 9:45 AM IST

Hospitals come under new Israeli attacks: Gaza officials

Gaza officials said Israel launched air strikes on or near at least three hospitals on Friday, further endangering a health system. "The Israeli occupation launched simultaneous strikes on a number of hospitals during the past hours," Gaza Ministry of Health spokesman Ashraf Al-Qidra told Al Jazeera television.

Nov 10, 2023 9:28 AM IST

50,000 Palestinians moved to southern Gaza through corridor set up by Israel: UN

Over 50,000 Palestinians have moved from northern to southern Gaza through the humanitarian corridors set up by the Israel, the UN Office for the Coordinator of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has announced, The Times of Israel reported.

Nov 10, 2023 9:27 AM IST

Israel strikes organisation in Syria that was behind a drone crash in school: IDF

Israel's military said Friday it struck an organisation in Syria that was behind a drone crash into a school in southern Israel a day earlier.

"In response to a UAV (drone) from Syria that hit a school in Eilat, the IDF struck the organisation that carried out the attack," the Israeli army said in a post on X

Nov 10, 2023 9:16 AM IST

Netanyahu rules out ceasefire in Gaza

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ruled out a ceasefire in Gaza on Thursday, saying the military was performing "exceptionally well," in Gaza.

"A ceasefire with Hamas means surrender and I think the Israeli army is performing exceptionally well," he told Fox News, adding there was no "timetable" for the military offensive.

Nov 10, 2023 9:00 AM IST

Nearly half of Democrats disapprove of Biden's response to the Israel-Hamas war: Report

Around half of Democrats disapprove of President Joe Biden tackling the Israel-Hamas war, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

The poll found 50% of Democrats approve of how Biden has navigated the conflict while 46% disapprove — and the two groups diverge substantially in their views of U.S. support for Israel. Biden's support on the issue among Democrats is down slightly from August, as an AP-NORC poll conducted then found that 57% of Democrats approved of his handling of the conflict and 40% disapproved.

Nov 10, 2023 8:36 AM IST

Over 1 journalist per day is dying in the Israel-Hamas war: Report

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Israel-Hamas war has been the deadliest conflict for media workers since the organisation began counting statistics in 1992, The Conversation reported.

At the time of writing the report, the committee said at least 39 journalists and media workers had been killed since the war began. Reporters Without Borders put the number slightly higher at 41. But the rate of fatalities is so high – more than one per day – it is likely there will be more dead by the time you read this.

Nov 10, 2023 8:21 AM IST

UN warns of collapsing Palestinian economy

UN warns of collapsing Palestinian economy following a month of war and Israel's near total siege of Gaza in its new report, cites AP.

The gross domestic product shrank 4% in the West Bank and Gaza in the war's first month, sending over 4,00,000 people into poverty -- an economic impact unseen in the conflicts Syria and Ukraine, or any previous Israel-Hamas war, the UN said.

More than two-thirds of Gaza's population of 2.3 million have fled their homes since Israel launched intense airstrikes followed by an ongoing ground operation.

Nov 10, 2023 7:54 AM IST

Body 'every hour': Israel's attacks i Jenin deadliest West Bank raid since 2005

Palestinians clashed with Israeli troops in Jenin on Thursday in the deadliest army raid the occupied West Bank has seen since 2005.

The Palestinian city, a militant stronghold and the site of frequent army raids, was rocked by dozens of explosions as Israeli armoured vehicles tore through the streets, fighting running battles with Palestinian gunmen using assault rifles and pipe bombs.

Nov 10, 2023 7:23 AM IST

Just 'raising questions' with insinuations about photographers and Hamas: Isreali media watchdog

The executive director of an Israeli media watchdog organisation has “raising questions” by publicly wondering whether Palestinian photojournalists who documented the October 7 Hamas attack in Israel — and sent some of the first images of its aftermath to a watching world — had been tipped off in advance that it would happen.

The report by the group HonestReporting, had serious ramifications at a time of war.

Nov 10, 2023 7:12 AM IST

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators stage protest at New York Times headquarters to call for ceasefire in Gaza

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators occupied the lobby of The New York Times demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza while accusing the media of showing a bias toward Israel in its coverage amid the war.

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the publication’s Manhattan headquarters while someentered the building’s atrium for a sit-in and vigil that lasted more than an hour.

Nov 10, 2023 7:07 AM IST

We must work towards a ceasefire: France's Macron

France president Emmanuel Macron has called on to work towards a ceasefire and create the necessary space in Gaza. "All civilians must be protected. We must work towards a ceasefire and create the necessary space in Gaza for humanitarian actors" Macron said in a post on X.

Nov 10, 2023 6:56 AM IST

Mossad's claims on Hezbollah bust strains Brazil-Israel ties

An unusual statement by Israeli spy agency Mossad saying that it had helped foil a Hezbollah attack in Brazil is the latest incident to strain relations between Israel and Brazil amid the Gaza war.

On Wednesday, Brazil arrested two people on terrorism charges. Later, Mossad thanked Brazil's police saying, "Given the backdrop of the war in Gaza," Hezbollah was continuing to attack Israeli, Jewish and Western targets.

Mossad's comments angered Brazilian Justice Minister Flavio Dino who said, "Brazil is a sovereign country," and "no foreign force orders around the Brazilian Federal Police."

Nov 10, 2023 6:38 AM IST

Israel does not seek to occupy Gaza: Netanyahu

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that Israel does not seek to occupy Gaza after its war against Hamas but a "credible force" would be needed to enter the Palestinian enclave if necessary. Speaking to US television's Fox News on Thursday, Netanyahu said, "We don't seek to conquer Gaza, we don't seek to occupy Gaza, and we don't seek to govern Gaza."

Nov 10, 2023 6:36 AM IST

Israel strikes Hezbollah infrastructure in Lebanon

The Israel Defence Force's (IDF) fighter jets on Friday struck Hezbollah infrastructure in Lebanon. "In response to launches directed toward Israeli territory, IDF fighter jets struck Hezbollah terrorist infrastructure in Lebanon a short while ago. The IDF also struck terrorist targets using artillery and the "Iron Sting" guided mortar munition. Among the targets were: terrorist compounds and infrastructure, observation posts, and technological equipment used to terrorize Israeli civilians," IDF said in an X post.