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Israel-Hamas War highlights: There ‘could be’ deal to free hostages, hints Netanyahu

Israel-Hamas War LIVE Updates: As fighting rages, Israel says ready to evacuate babies from Gaza's main hospital.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Israel-Hamas War highlights: The war between Israel and Hamas terrorists entered its second month following the surprise October 7 terror attacks by the terror group. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is now facing global pressure, including from its main ally the US, to protect the civilians in Gaza as the death toll rose and fighting intensified between Israeli forces and Hamas militants near and around hospitals....Read More

Meanwhile, Israel's military IDF has said that it was ready to evacuate babies from Gaza's largest hospital on Sunday, where Palestinian officials said three babies died and dozens more were at risk after fuel ran out amid intense fighting in the area. It also said that the army is working with hospital staff to provide safe passage southward for Gazans from the city's Civil Hospital.

Netanyahu pushed back against global pressure for a ceasefire, saying Israel’s battle to crush Gaza’s ruling Hamas militants will continue with “full force".

A ceasefire would be possible only if all 239 hostages held by militants in Gaza are released, Netanyahu said in a televised address. He also insisted that after the war Gaza would be demilitarized and Israel would retain security control there.

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Nov 12, 2023 9:11 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE Updates: Netanyahu hints at potential deal to free hostages

Israel's Netanyahu tells NBC there 'could be' potential deal to free hostages.

Nov 12, 2023 7:17 PM IST

Netanyahu says Hamas refused Israeli fuel offer for Gaza's Shifa hospital

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday his country offered fuel to Gaza's Al Shifa hospital, which has suspended operations amid fierce fighting with Hamas, but that the militant group refused to receive it.

"We just offered Shifa hospital the fuel, they refused it," Netanyahu said, without providing details.

Nov 12, 2023 7:16 PM IST

Hezbollah claims responsibility for rocket attack injuring 6

Hezbollah claimed responsibility for firing a guided anti-tank rocket in the area of Moshav Dovev that injured several employees of the Israel Electric Corporation.

The Electric Company said its employees were repairing power lines damaged in a previous fire in Lebanon.

Hezbollah claimed the victims were installing surveillance equipment near the border.

Nov 12, 2023 5:46 PM IST

Israel says Palestinian Authority in current form should not run Gaza

"There will not be a civilian authority that teaches its children to ... eliminate the state of Israel, there can't be an authority that pays salaries to the families of murderers," PM Benjamin Netanyahu. He added: "There can't be an authority headed by someone who, more than 30 days after the (Oct. 7) massacre, has still has not condemned (it)."

Nov 12, 2023 4:53 PM IST

First batch of Gaza evacuees crossed reopened Rafah border into Egypt: Report

The first group of Gaza evacuees crossed the Rafah border into Egypt following its reopening on Sunday, according to Egyptian security sources.

Nov 12, 2023 4:48 PM IST

Civilians wounded by anti-tank missile near Lebanon border: Israeli military

Militants launched anti-tank missiles near the Israel-Lebanon border, striking several civilians, the Israeli military claimed. In response, the Israeli forces retaliated with artillery fire.

Nov 12, 2023 4:02 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE Updates: Heavy fighting rages near main Gaza hospital as Netanyahu dismisses calls for a cease-fire

Intense Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza City, while ground forces engaged Hamas near the largest hospital. Thousands of people, including medics and patients, are trapped with limited resources. Prime Minister Netanyahu rejected calls for a cease-fire unless all hostages from the Oct. 7 incident are released, emphasising Israel's commitment to the conflict.

Nov 12, 2023 3:06 PM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE Updates: Fauda's creator offered condolences on Meir’s death

Fauda's creator, Avi Assacharoff, took to X to share his condolences, “This evening, the Fauda family was informed that a member of the production team of the series, Major (res.) Matan Meir, 38, from Odem, a fighter in the 697th Battalion, 551st Brigade (the half-fire formation), was killed in battle in the north of the Gaza Strip. Of blessed memory (translated from Hebrew).”

Nov 12, 2023 2:58 PM IST

Israeli drama 'Fauda' crew member reported dead in Gaza

The social media team of 'Fauda' posted a statement on social media announcing the demise of its crew member Matan Meir.

"We are devastated to share that one of our Fauda family members, Matan Meir, was killed in action in Gaza. Matan was an integral crew member. The cast and crew are heartbroken by this tragic loss. We extend our condolences to Matan's family and friends. May his soul rest in peace," the post read.

Nov 12, 2023 1:52 PM IST

Hamas opens fire at soldiers during evacuation of civilians: Israel Defence Force

The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) on Sunday said that a "significant" number of soldiers continue to fight in Gaza City's al-Shati camp, adding that the Hamas opened fire at the soldiers during evacuation.

Nov 12, 2023 12:46 PM IST

Top US official Brett McGurk to visit Israel: Report

The White House coordinator for West Asia, Brett McGurk will visit Israel on Tuesday amid the war between Israel and Hamas, The Times of Israel reported.

Nov 12, 2023 11:21 AM IST

Netanyahu rejects growing calls for a cease-fire as Israel battles Hamas outside main Gaza hospital

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pushed back Saturday against growing international calls for a cease-fire, saying Israel’s battle to crush Gaza’s ruling Hamas militants will continue with “full force.”

A cease-fire would be possible only if all 239 hostages held by militants in Gaza are released, Netanyahu said in a televised address.

Nov 12, 2023 11:07 AM IST

Hamas integral part of axis of terrorism led by Iran: Israel PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called Hamas an "integral part of the axis of terrorism" led by Iran. Addressing a press conference, he said, “Hamas is an integral part of the axis of terrorism led by Iran, and this axis of terrorism and evil endangers the entire Middle East, and the entire Arab world as well. I am convinced that many Arab leaders understand this.”

Nov 12, 2023 9:53 AM IST

Israel offers to evacuate babies from main Gaza hospital

The Israeli military on Sunday said it was ready to evacuate babies from Gaza's largest hospital - where Palestinian officials said two newborns died and dozens more were at risk after fuel ran out amid intense fighting in the area.

Nov 12, 2023 9:09 AM IST

Hamas integral part of axis of terrorism led by Iran: Israeli PM Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called Hamas an "integral part of the axis of terrorism" led by Iran, which he said endangers the Middle East and Arab world as well. He said, "In any case, I would like to make it clear: No international pressure, or reviling of IDF soldiers and our state will change our faith in the justice of our cause and in our right and our obligation to defend ourselves."

Nov 12, 2023 9:08 AM IST

Former UK PM Johnson condemns 'anti-Semitic rally' in London

Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday condemned the anti-Semitic rally in London. A pro-Palestinian rally kicked off in the UK as thousands of people started gathering in central London to show their anger against Israeli aggression in Gaza.

Taking on his social media X, Johnson stated, "Almost 80 years after the end of the Second World War it is shocking to hear nakedly anti-Semitic chants on the streets of London today. There are people who plainly want to ignore the Hamas massacre of October 7. They want to wipe Israel off the map. That is what they were chanting for today. They must not and will not succeed. I thank the police for all their efforts to keep people safe - but we must all do more, because an ancient hatred is rising again in Europe. It must be stamped out."

Nov 12, 2023 8:32 AM IST

London police arrest over 120 as pro-Palestinian rally draws counter-protests

Over 3,00,000 pro-Palestinian demonstrators marched through central London on Saturday, with police arresting over 120 people as they sought to stop far-right counter-protesters from ambushing the main rally.

UK PM Rishi Sunak condemned the violence seen at the Cenotaph war memorial and also attacked "Hamas sympathisers" who joined the bigger rally, "singing antisemitic chants and brandishing pro-Hamas signs and clothing on today's protest".

Nov 12, 2023 8:17 AM IST

IDF working with Gaza's Shifa hospital staff to provide safe passage southward for Gazans

The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) have said they are working with Gaza's hospital staff to provide safe passage southward for Gazans from Shifa Hospital.

IDF Spokesperson Daniel Hagari said on Saturday, "There has been a lot of misinformation coming from Gaza today. So, I want to clarify the facts. There is no siege. I repeat, there is no siege of the Shifa Hospital."

Nov 12, 2023 8:05 AM IST

Israeli aircrafts strike 'terror infrastructure sites in Syria': army

Israel fighter jets carried out strikes against "terror infrastructure" targets inside Syria in response to cross-border fire directed at the Golan Heights, the military said on Sunday.

"A short while ago, in response to the attack toward the Golan Heights yesterday (Saturday), IDF (Israel Defense Forces) fighter jets struck terror infrastructure sites in Syria," the army said on Telegram.

Nov 12, 2023 7:32 AM IST

Netanyahu rules out Palestinian authority's return to Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ruled out the return of the Palestinian Authority to Gaza after the war.

Asked about the possibility of the PA administering the Strip, Netanyahu said, "I repeat: total security control with the ability to enter whenever you want to eliminate terrorists who could re-emerge."

Nov 12, 2023 7:19 AM IST

IDF strucks another Hamas commander

Israel's IDF aircraft on Saturday struck Ahmed Siam, responsible for holding approximately 1,000 Gazan residents and patients hostage at the Rantisi Hospital, and preventing their evacuation southward.

Siam was a commander in Hamas' Naser Radwan Company, and is another example of Hamas using civilians in Gaza as human shields for terrorist purposes, IDF said in a post on X.

Nov 12, 2023 7:16 AM IST

Arab nations oppose actions against Israel despite Gaza war

While, the member states of the Arab League and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation slammed Israel's invasion of Gaza, the emergency meeting of the group held in Riyadh on Saturday didn't adopt any practical measures against the Jewish state.

Discussions focused on stopping Israeli air traffic over the skies of the Gulf, preventing the US Air Force to deliver arms to Israel through air force bases in the Gulf region, and cutting back oil sales to the US over Washington's support for Israel, an Arab source told the Tazpit Press Service.

Nov 12, 2023 7:13 AM IST

Lost communication with Al-Shifa hospital: WHO

WHO says it has lost communication with its contacts in Al-Shifa hospital in northern Gaza

Nov 12, 2023 7:09 AM IST

Israel will continue to control security in Gaza: Netanyahu

Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu has siad that Gaza will be demilitarized after the war and Israel will 'continue to control security there', reports AP