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Israel-Hamas war highlights: Dozens reported killed in Gaza refugee camp blast

Israel-Hamas war highlights: Follow latest updates on the ongoing conflict in the Middle-East.
Smoke and dust rise following an Israeli air strike in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip on October 30, 2023.
Smoke and dust rise following an Israeli air strike in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip on October 30, 2023.

Israel-Hamas war highlights: Israel has expanded its ground operations in Gaza as the ‘long and difficult’ war with Hamas has entered the ‘second phase’. Israeli troops pervaded through the Gazan borders into the enclave's main city, raising concerns about the plight of Palestinian civilians. Israel said it freed a soldier, one of the hostages, from Hamas' captivity during the raid....Read More

Hamas said its fighters retaliated the troops with machine guns and anti-tank missiles. The armed wing of the militant group al-Qassam brigades said it attacked Israeli forces ‘invading the southern Gaza axis’.

Meanwhile, the United Nations said in an emergency meeting that ‘an immediate humanitarian ceasefire has become a matter of life and death for millions’ in Palestine.

The Gazan health ministry claimed that around 66% of more than 8,300 people killed in the beseiged enclave since the beginning of the war were women and children. “This means that more than 420 children are being killed or injured in Gaza each day – a number which should shake each of us to our core,” UNICEF executive director Catherine Russell said.

Here's what happened so far amid the ongoing conflict:

  1. The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees has warned that ‘an immediate humanitarian cease-fire has become a matter of life and death for millions’. It further stressed that ‘the present and future of Palestinians and Israelis depend on it’.
  2. Israel's intelligence service Mossad's chief David Barnea visited Qatar to meet with negotiators and discuss efforts to get hostages released.
  3. After expressing outrage over comment by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres over the Israel-Hamas war alleging that the October 7 attack ‘did not happen in a vacuum’, Israel bactracked on its promise to ‘refuse’ issuing of entry visas to UN officials. Martin Griffiths, the head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, tweeted Monday that he was in Israel — less than a week after Israel’s UN ambassador said it had “refused” to grant Griffiths a visa.
  4. Amid the public uproar over the October 7 Hamas assault, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he has no plans to resign. “The only thing that I intend to have resigned is Hamas. We’re going to resign them to the dustbin of history,” he said. “That’s my goal. That’s my responsibility.”
  5. Aid shipments to Gaza are set to pick up somewhat as Israel steps up its offensive, a senior Israeli official said. “We are expecting 100 trucks a day of aid starting tomorrow or Wednesday,” Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer said in a telephone interview.
  6. Netanyahu dismissed calls for his resignation over his handling of the Hamas attacks and ruled out a cease-fire in the three-week-old conflict. “The only thing I intend to have resign is Hamas,” Netanyahu said in a briefing for international media. The premier, who’s faced criticism over his unwillingness to accept responsibility for security lapses before and during the Oct. 7 attack by Hamas, also said that “calls for a cease-fire are calls for Israel to surrender to Hamas.”
  7. Israel has warned its citizens to leave the northern Caucasus after a mob stormed an airport in Russia's Dagestan region when a flight from Israel landed there. Hundreds of men, some carrying banners with antisemitic slogans, rushed onto the tarmac of the airport in Makhachkala, the capital of the predominantly Muslim region, on Sunday night, looking for Israeli passengers on the flight from Tel Aviv, according to Russian news reports.
  8. The Pentagon continues to provide weapons shipments almost on a daily basis to Israel, Pentagon deputy press secretary Sabrina Singh told reporters Monday. Despite the rising number of civilian casualties, “we are not putting any limits on how Israel uses weapons,” Singh said. “That is really up to the Israeli Defense Force to use and how they are going to conduct their operations.”

Follow all the updates here:
Nov 1, 2023 4:00 AM IST

Israeli victims' families urge International Criminal Court to investigate Hamas attacks

Israeli families of victims of the October 7 Hamas attacks that killed 1,400 people, appealed to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to order an investigation into the killings and abductions. This came despite Israel's opposition to the court.

Nov 1, 2023 2:08 AM IST

Bolivia cuts diplomatic ties with Israel over Gaza conflict

Bolivia's government is breaking diplomatic ties with Israel over the Gaza conflict, the Bolivian foreign ministry said on Tuesday. The Bolivian government accused Israel of committing crimes against humanity.

Nov 1, 2023 1:59 AM IST

Egypt to receive wounded Gazans via Rafah crossing today: Report

Egypt is preparing to receive wounded Palestinians from the heavily bombarded Gaza Strip through the Rafah border crossing for medical treatment on Wednesday, reported AFP citing medical and security sources.

Nov 1, 2023 12:41 AM IST

Dozens more aid trucks expected to enter Gaza, says US

The White House on Tuesday said that 66 trucks of humanitarian assistance entered Gaza in the last 24 hours and that dozens more are expected to be cleared for deliveries.

Oct 31, 2023 10:40 PM IST

US' big charge: Vladimir Putin seeking to 'take advantage' of Israel-Hamas war

The US secretary of state Antony Blinken said that there cannot be a "reversion of the status quo with Hamas running Gaza." Read more

Oct 31, 2023 10:16 PM IST

UN chief 'deeply alarmed' by escalation of Israel-Hamas conflict

The United Nations chief said that he was "deeply alarmed by the intensification of the conflict between Israel and Hamas" as fierce fighting raged in Gaza.

The escalation includes "ground operations by the Israel Defense Forces accompanied by intense air strikes, and the continued rocket fire towards Israel from Gaza," UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.

Oct 31, 2023 10:08 PM IST

Israeli army says two soldiers killed in Gaza fighting

Two Israeli soldiers were killed during combat operations in northern Gaza, the military said. "Two Israeli soldiers killed during combat in north Gaza," the military said in a statement.

Oct 31, 2023 10:01 PM IST

UN chief warns humanitarian law not 'an a la carte menu' in Israel-Hamas war

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed for the protection of civilians caught in the conflict.

“Protection of civilians on both sides is paramount and must be respected at all times. International humanitarian law establishes clear rules that cannot be ignored. It is not an a la carte menu and cannot be applied selectively,” he said.

Oct 31, 2023 9:32 PM IST

FBI boss' dire warning on Hamas: Most serious terror threat to US since ISIS

The FBI director made the remarks during a hearing before the US senate homeland security and governmental affairs committee. Read more

Oct 31, 2023 8:56 PM IST

What Iran said on Israel-Hamas war

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian called for the “last political opportunities” to be used to halt the war.

Oct 31, 2023 8:34 PM IST

Open hatred of Jews surges globally, inflamed by Gaza war

In Los Angeles, a man screaming "kill Jews" attempts to break into a family's home. In London, girls in a playground are told they are "stinking Jews" and should stay off the slide. In China, posts likening Jews to parasites, vampires or snakes proliferate on social media, attracting thousands of "likes".

Oct 31, 2023 8:13 PM IST

Israel says will turn full attention to Hezbollah 'after Hamas'

Israel is assuming a defensive posture on the Lebanese front in order to avoid overstretching its forces as it focuses on waging the war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Israeli National Security Adviser Tzachi Hanegbi said.

Oct 31, 2023 7:50 PM IST

Health ministry in Hamas-run Gaza says 50 killed in Israeli strike

"More than 50 martyrs and around 150 wounded and dozens under the rubble, in a heinous Israeli massacre that targeted a large area of homes in Jabalia camp in the northern (Gaza) Strip," a ministry statement said as per news agency AFP.

Oct 31, 2023 7:29 PM IST

Israel's update on Hamas war

Israel said its troops are engaged in “fierce battles” with Hamas militants deep in the Gaza Strip as soldiers push further into the enclave and expand the ground operations that began late last week.

Israel Defense Forces said they also attacked a Hamas outpost in the Gaza Strip, according to a post on social media platform X.

Oct 31, 2023 7:18 PM IST

Israeli tech CEOs call for Benjamin Netanyahu's ouster amid Hamas war

Negating the notion of "you do not switch (leadership) during war", several leading Israeli tech company leaders have called for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ouster as soon as possible "to cut down losses".

Oct 31, 2023 7:02 PM IST

WHO on hospitals in Gaza: ‘Services severely reduced’

The World Health Organization said services have been “severely reduced” at the Turkish-Palestinian Friendship Hospital in Gaza due to a lack of power and dwindling supplies. Writing on X, formerly known as Twitter, the agency said reports of airstrikes in the hospital’s vicinity over the past two days were “extremely concerning.”

“Services have been severely reduced because of cut-off of electricity and restricted entry of medicines, other medical supplies, fuel and water,” the agency said.

Oct 31, 2023 6:21 PM IST

As wars rage, Biden administration to make case for $106 billion for Ukraine, Israel

President Joe Biden's two top advisers will try to convince US lawmakers on Tuesday that it is in the country's best interest to provide billions more dollars to Ukraine and Israel despite huge budget deficits and divisions over his administration's policies toward both countries, reports Reuters.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will testify to the Senate Appropriations Committee on Biden's request for $106 billion to fund ambitious plans for Ukraine, Israel and U.S. border security.

Oct 31, 2023 5:41 PM IST

No solution on the Israel-Palestine conflict without end of Hamas: Ambassador of Greece to India

Ambassador of Greece to India, Dimitrios Ioannou says, "First, we condemn the atrocities made by Hamas. Hamas is a terrorist organisation. We would not be able to have a solution on the Israel-Palestine conflict without a solution on the end of Hamas. It is a factor to play in this situation...Second, we believe in the solution of two states...The lives of innocent civilians should be saved and protected..."

Oct 31, 2023 5:37 PM IST

Israel scales up Gaza incursion as humanitarian crisis deepens

As Israel stepped up its relentless bombing of Gaza, desperate Palestinian families scrabbled through debris searching for survivors and mourned over the bodies of some of the thousands killed, draped in white shrouds.

Israeli army footage showed soldiers, who are also seeking to free at least 240 hostages, advancing through a bomb-scarred landscape, with buildings reduced to a mangled mess of stone and twisted metal by weeks of withering air and artillery strikes.

Israel said it had struck 300 targets during the fourth night of land operations in Gaza, where troops came under Hamas anti-tank and machine-gun fire, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed mounting international calls for a ceasefire.

Oct 31, 2023 5:07 PM IST

Israel army says intercepted 'missile' from Red Sea region

The Israeli military said, “A surface-to-surface missile was fired toward Israeli territory from the area of the Red Sea and was successfully intercepted by the 'Arrow' aerial defence system.”

Oct 31, 2023 5:05 PM IST

WHO warns of 'imminent public health catastrophe' in Gaza

WHO spokesperson Christian Lindmeier warned of the risk of civilian deaths not directly linked to Israeli bombardment.

"It's an imminent public health catastrophe that looms with the mass displacement, the overcrowding, the damage to water and sanitation infrastructure," Christian Lindmeier said.

Oct 31, 2023 4:19 PM IST

8,525 Palestinians killed in Israeli strikes on Gaza

8,525 Palestinians killed in Israeli strikes on Gaza, news agency Reuters reports.

Oct 31, 2023 3:29 PM IST

Israel engages Hamas terrorists inside Gaza's tunnels as ground strikes expand

The tunnels are a key objective for Israel as it expands ground operations inside Gaza to wipe out the ruling Hamas movement.

Oct 31, 2023 3:03 PM IST

Palestinians flee homes as Israel strikes: In numbers

More than half of Gaza’s 2.3 million Palestinians have fled their homes, with hundreds of thousands sheltering in packed UN-run schools-turned-shelters or in hospitals alongside thousands of wounded patients.

Oct 31, 2023 2:31 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war: UNRWA head Philippe Lazzarini accuses Israel

UNRWA head Philippe Lazzarini accused Israel of “collective punishment” of the Palestinians, and of forcing their displacement from northern Gaza to the south, where they are still not safe.

Oct 31, 2023 1:45 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war: Kuwait condemns Israeli aggression on Gaza

As the Israeli troops making advancements into the main city of Gaza and beyond amid the ‘second phase’ of military's retaliation gainst the surprise attack by Hamas militants, Kuwait Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah condemn the Israeli aggression on beseiged enclave and called for a seize-fire.

Oct 31, 2023 12:48 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war: Suspected aircraft infiltration alert sounded

Israeli military on Tuesday suspected a drone infiltration in the country's southermmost city.

The Israel Defense Forces said it is looking into the incident.

The alert comes after Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen were accused of attempting to launch drones and missiles at Israel in the past two weeks. The missiles were downed by the US and Saudi Arabia, while the drones crashed into towns in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

Oct 31, 2023 12:28 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war: 31 journalists killed so far amid conflict

According to a data released by the Committee to Protect Journalists, 31 journalists have been killed so far amid the Israel-Hamas war which include 26 Palestinian, 4 Israeli and 1 Lebanese. Eight journalists have been reportedly injured and nine went missing or detained, reported the Times of Israel.

"CPJ is also investigating numerous unconfirmed reports of other journalists being killed, missing, detained, hurt, or threatened, and of damage to media offices and journalists' homes," the journalists' body said in a press release.

Oct 31, 2023 11:22 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war: IDF demolishes top Hamas official's residence

The Times of Israel reported that the Israeli forces on Tuesday demolished a house owned by a top Hamas official as the Israel Defence Force (IDF) expands the ground operations into Gaza.

Oct 31, 2023 10:51 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war: Online campaign aimed at Europeans

With shocking images and testimonies from Hamas' attack on October 7, Israel is running a hard-hitting online campaign specifically targetting Europeans.

The idea is to keep fresh in the minds of the foreign public how Hamas fighters crossed from Gaza into Israel and, according to Israeli officials, killed some 1,400 people, mostly civilians, while also seizing more than 230 hostages.

Oct 31, 2023 10:34 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war: Mother-daughter duo reaches US after 10 days of release from Gaza

Natalie and Judith Raanan, the mother-daughter duo released from Hamas' captivity, has arrived back in US' Chicago afteer ten days.

“Her family members have been anxiously waiting for her return, and today I am sharing their happiness,” Israel Consul General to the Midwest Yinam Cohen tweets.

“While we’re celebrating Natalie’s return, we remember the 239 hostages, among them babies, children, women, and the elderly, who are still held by Hamas in Gaza,” he adds.

Raanan was visiting family in Israel and was taken hostage into Gaza by Hamas terrorists during the October 7 onslaught.

Oct 31, 2023 10:04 AM IST

Israel- Hamas war: UN says conflict spilling into Syria

The United Nations special envoy said the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas is spilling into Syria, fueled by growing instability, violence and a lack of progress toward a political solution to its 12-year conflict. Geir Pedersen, the UN official, said the Syrian poeple now face ‘a terrifying prospect of a potential wider escalation’ following the surprising October 7 attack.

Oct 31, 2023 9:50 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war: Netanyahu rejects calls for cease-fire

Israeli ground forces pushed deeper into Gaza on Monday, advancing in tanks and other armored vehicles on the territory’s main city and freeing a soldier held captive by Hamas militants. The Israeli prime minister rejected calls for a cease-fire as airstrikes landed near hospitals where thousands of Palestinians are sheltering beside the wounded.

The military said a soldier captured during Hamas' brutal Oct. 7 incursion was rescued in Gaza — the first rescue since the weekslong war began. Military officials provided few details but said in a statement that Pvt. Ori Megidish, 19, was “doing well” and had met with her family.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed her home, saying the “achievement” by Israel’s security forces “illustrates our commitment to free all the hostages.”

Oct 31, 2023 9:38 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war: Thai foreign minister travels to Middle-East for hostage talks

Thailand's foreign minister on Tuesday began an urgent visit to Qatar and Egypt to talk on the matter related to the release of 22 Thai nations taken hostage by Hamas after the October 7 attack.

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin said Monday his government was working hard to get Thai citizens home.

He has dispatched Foreign Minister Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara to meet the Qatari prime minister and foreign minister on Tuesday, before talks with the Egyptian foreign minister on Wednesday.

Parnpree will "discuss the situation of Thai nationals being held hostage as a result of the ongoing violence in Israel and Gaza", the ministry said in a statement.

Oct 31, 2023 8:26 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war: Netanyahu vows to stay on

Israeli PM Netanyahu said he has no plans to step down from his position amid condemnation from citizens following the October 7 attack.

Oct 31, 2023 8:00 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war: Convoy of 39 aid trucks entered Gaza

Another convoy of 39 trucks loaded with humanitarian aid has entered into Gaza through Egypt's Rafah crossing, bringin the total number of trucks to 171. The US said yesterday 45 trucks have entered and it aims to surpass that number in future.

Oct 31, 2023 7:35 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war: Japan imposes sanctions on Hamas-linked individuals, firm

A fresh set of sanctions on individuals and firms linked with Hamas has been imposed by Japan, according to a statement by the country's foreign ministry. The recent sanctions have been imposed in addition to those imposed by the United States government earlier.

The sanctions consist of freezing the assets of individuals and a company that have helped fund Hamas.

Oct 31, 2023 7:24 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war: IDF targetted Hezbollah positions in Lebanon

The Israeli Defence Force said it targetted a number of Hezbollah positions in southern Lebanon in response to mortar fire and a missile attack on northern Israel today.

Oct 31, 2023 7:01 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war: Israeli minister Benny Gantz says Arab citizens are integral part of country

Senior minister Benny Gantz said in a special address to Israel's Arab citizens that they are an ‘integral part of the Israeli society’, in an attempt to conduct an outreach initiative to the minority.

“Arab Israeli citizens are hurting just like all of us over the criminal massacre of innocent children, women and the elderly,” he said, as reported by Times of Israel.

Oct 31, 2023 6:45 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war: UN agency says immediate cease-fire ‘matter of life and death’ for Palestinians

The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees accused Israel of ‘collective punishment’ of Palestinians in an emergency meeting and added that an ‘immediate humanitarian cease-fire has become a matter of life and death for millions’.

Oct 31, 2023 6:33 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war: ‘Hamas are modern-day Nazis’, says Israeli envoy to UN

Israel's permanent representative to the UN Gilad Erdan termed Hamas ‘modern-day Nazis’ and added that they are interested in the annihilation of the Jewish people.

"Hamas are modern-day Nazis. From their appalling inhumane violence to identical genocidal ideologies, Hamas is not seeking a solution to the conflict. They are not interested in dialogue. The only solution Hamas is interested in is the final solution, the annihilation of the Jewish people and may I remind my colleagues, they are rulers of Gaza and not you," he said.

Oct 31, 2023 1:45 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war: Kuwait condemns Israeli aggression on Gaza

As the Israeli troops making advancements into the main city of Gaza and beyond amid the ‘second phase’ of military's retaliation gainst the surprise attack by Hamas militants, Kuwait Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah condemn the Israeli aggression on beseiged enclave and called for a seize-fire.

Oct 31, 2023 12:48 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war: Suspected aircraft infiltration alert sounded

Israeli military on Tuesday suspected a drone infiltration in the country's southermmost city.

The Israel Defense Forces said it is looking into the incident.

The alert comes after Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen were accused of attempting to launch drones and missiles at Israel in the past two weeks. The missiles were downed by the US and Saudi Arabia, while the drones crashed into towns in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

Oct 31, 2023 12:28 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war: 31 journalists killed so far amid conflict

According to a data released by the Committee to Protect Journalists, 31 journalists have been killed so far amid the Israel-Hamas war which include 26 Palestinian, 4 Israeli and 1 Lebanese. Eight journalists have been reportedly injured and nine went missing or detained, reported the Times of Israel.

"CPJ is also investigating numerous unconfirmed reports of other journalists being killed, missing, detained, hurt, or threatened, and of damage to media offices and journalists' homes," the journalists' body said in a press release.

Oct 31, 2023 11:22 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war: IDF demolishes top Hamas official's residence

The Times of Israel reported that the Israeli forces on Tuesday demolished a house owned by a top Hamas official as the Israel Defence Force (IDF) expands the ground operations into Gaza.

Oct 31, 2023 10:51 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war: Online campaign aimed at Europeans

With shocking images and testimonies from Hamas' attack on October 7, Israel is running a hard-hitting online campaign specifically targetting Europeans.

The idea is to keep fresh in the minds of the foreign public how Hamas fighters crossed from Gaza into Israel and, according to Israeli officials, killed some 1,400 people, mostly civilians, while also seizing more than 230 hostages.

Oct 31, 2023 10:34 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war: Mother-daughter duo reaches US after 10 days of release from Gaza

Natalie and Judith Raanan, the mother-daughter duo released from Hamas' captivity, has arrived back in US' Chicago afteer ten days.

“Her family members have been anxiously waiting for her return, and today I am sharing their happiness,” Israel Consul General to the Midwest Yinam Cohen tweets.

“While we’re celebrating Natalie’s return, we remember the 239 hostages, among them babies, children, women, and the elderly, who are still held by Hamas in Gaza,” he adds.

Raanan was visiting family in Israel and was taken hostage into Gaza by Hamas terrorists during the October 7 onslaught.

Oct 31, 2023 10:04 AM IST

Israel- Hamas war: UN says conflict spilling into Syria

The United Nations special envoy said the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas is spilling into Syria, fueled by growing instability, violence and a lack of progress toward a political solution to its 12-year conflict. Geir Pedersen, the UN official, said the Syrian poeple now face ‘a terrifying prospect of a potential wider escalation’ following the surprising October 7 attack.

Oct 31, 2023 9:50 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war: Netanyahu rejects calls for cease-fire

Israeli ground forces pushed deeper into Gaza on Monday, advancing in tanks and other armored vehicles on the territory’s main city and freeing a soldier held captive by Hamas militants. The Israeli prime minister rejected calls for a cease-fire as airstrikes landed near hospitals where thousands of Palestinians are sheltering beside the wounded.

The military said a soldier captured during Hamas' brutal Oct. 7 incursion was rescued in Gaza — the first rescue since the weekslong war began. Military officials provided few details but said in a statement that Pvt. Ori Megidish, 19, was “doing well” and had met with her family.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed her home, saying the “achievement” by Israel’s security forces “illustrates our commitment to free all the hostages.”

Oct 31, 2023 9:38 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war: Thai foreign minister travels to Middle-East for hostage talks

Thailand's foreign minister on Tuesday began an urgent visit to Qatar and Egypt to talk on the matter related to the release of 22 Thai nations taken hostage by Hamas after the October 7 attack.

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin said Monday his government was working hard to get Thai citizens home.

He has dispatched Foreign Minister Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara to meet the Qatari prime minister and foreign minister on Tuesday, before talks with the Egyptian foreign minister on Wednesday.

Parnpree will "discuss the situation of Thai nationals being held hostage as a result of the ongoing violence in Israel and Gaza", the ministry said in a statement.

Oct 31, 2023 8:26 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war: Netanyahu vows to stay on

Israeli PM Netanyahu said he has no plans to step down from his position amid condemnation from citizens following the October 7 attack.

Oct 31, 2023 8:00 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war: Convoy of 39 aid trucks entered Gaza

Another convoy of 39 trucks loaded with humanitarian aid has entered into Gaza through Egypt's Rafah crossing, bringin the total number of trucks to 171. The US said yesterday 45 trucks have entered and it aims to surpass that number in future.

Oct 31, 2023 7:35 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war: Japan imposes sanctions on Hamas-linked individuals, firm

A fresh set of sanctions on individuals and firms linked with Hamas has been imposed by Japan, according to a statement by the country's foreign ministry. The recent sanctions have been imposed in addition to those imposed by the United States government earlier.

The sanctions consist of freezing the assets of individuals and a company that have helped fund Hamas.

Oct 31, 2023 7:24 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war: IDF targetted Hezbollah positions in Lebanon

The Israeli Defence Force said it targetted a number of Hezbollah positions in southern Lebanon in response to mortar fire and a missile attack on northern Israel today.

Oct 31, 2023 7:01 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war: Israeli minister Benny Gantz says Arab citizens are integral part of country

Senior minister Benny Gantz said in a special address to Israel's Arab citizens that they are an ‘integral part of the Israeli society’, in an attempt to conduct an outreach initiative to the minority.

“Arab Israeli citizens are hurting just like all of us over the criminal massacre of innocent children, women and the elderly,” he said, as reported by Times of Israel.

Oct 31, 2023 6:45 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war: UN agency says immediate cease-fire ‘matter of life and death’ for Palestinians

The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees accused Israel of ‘collective punishment’ of Palestinians in an emergency meeting and added that an ‘immediate humanitarian cease-fire has become a matter of life and death for millions’.

Oct 31, 2023 6:33 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war: ‘Hamas are modern-day Nazis’, says Israeli envoy to UN

Israel's permanent representative to the UN Gilad Erdan termed Hamas ‘modern-day Nazis’ and added that they are interested in the annihilation of the Jewish people.

"Hamas are modern-day Nazis. From their appalling inhumane violence to identical genocidal ideologies, Hamas is not seeking a solution to the conflict. They are not interested in dialogue. The only solution Hamas is interested in is the final solution, the annihilation of the Jewish people and may I remind my colleagues, they are rulers of Gaza and not you," he said.