Tag - Israel-Hamas War

Biden admin to send $1 bn in arms to Israel amid Rafah tensions


Washington: The Biden administration will be sending more than $1 billion in additional arms and ammunition to Israel, three congressional aides told key lawmakers this week. It's the first arms shipment to Israel to be revealed since the administration put another arms transfer, consisting of 3,500 bombs of up to 2,000 pounds each, on...

Israel vows to invade Rafah amid Gaza truce talks, UN warns


Tel Aviv: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to go ahead with a long-promised assault on the southern Gaza City of Rafah, whatever the response by Hamas to the latest proposals for a halt to the fighting and a return of Israeli hostages. Expectations that a ceasefire agreement could be in sight have...

No sign of truce, attacks continue as Gaza war enters 200th day


New York: As the war in Gaza completes 200 days, there seems to be no sign of a truce between Israel and Hamas. As tensions increase each day, both Tel Aviv and the Palestinian militant group have started to escalate the level of attacks on each other. After tensions with Iran simmered down, Israel...

Qatar ‘re-evaluating’ role as mediator in Israel-Gaza truce talks


New York: Qatar’s prime minister has said Doha is re-evaluating its role as a mediator in negotiations aimed at bringing about a ceasefire in Gaza and the release of Israeli captives, adding that some parties have used the mediation for “narrow political interest”. Qatar has been working to try to mediate a deal throughout the...

Israeli military says 90 people killed in Gaza hospital raid


Tel Aviv: The Israeli military said it has killed 90 people during its raid on Gaza’s al-Shifa Hospital where a siege has entered a third day, as displaced Palestinians sheltering in the facility described long detentions and abuse. Hamas condemned what it called Israel’s “bloody massacre” at al-Shifa and said civilians, patients and displaced people...

Children starving to death in northern Gaza hospitals: WHO chief


Geneva: An aid mission to two hospitals in northern Gaza found horrifying scenes of children dying of starvation, amid dire shortages of food, fuel and medicines, the World Health Organization said. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the agency's visits over the weekend to the Al-Awda and Kamal Adwan hospitals "were the first since...

UN pushed to back ‘immediate’ Gaza ceasefire to free hostages


New York: The United States has revised language in a draft United Nations Security Council resolution to back “an immediate ceasefire of roughly six weeks in Gaza together with the release of all hostages". The third revision of the text — first proposed by the US two weeks ago — now reflects blunt remarks...

One in 4 Gazans now a ‘step away’ from famine: UN


New York: The United Nations warned that one in four people in the Gaza Strip are “one step away" from experiencing famine, a situation it says will further worsen as humanitarian agencies report trouble delivering aid into the war-torn area. Some 575,000 people in Gaza are now on the verge of starvation, and essentially...

China says US veto in UN truce vote makes Gaza ‘even more dangerous’


Beijing: China has warned that a US decision to veto a UN Security Council resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza pushed the conflict into an "even more dangerous" situation. Washington this week vetoed a UN Security Council resolution drafted by Algeria, which demanded an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in war-torn Gaza and the...