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35 Palestinians Killed As Israel Strikes Rafah After Hamas Attack, Military Says ‘Incident Unde

After Hamas fired eight rockets from Rafah towards Tel Aviv in the first long-range attack on the city since January, the Israel Defence Forces stated they carried out an air strike targeting a Hamas compund in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah, news agency BBC reported. Although Isareli military said that the strike was carried out with "precise ammunition and on the basis of precise intelligence", the airstrikes are said to have claimed the lives of at least 35 Palestinians, leaving dozens wounded, news agency Reuters reported. Rafah has been designated as an area for the displaced who fled Gaza's northern part after Isarel's counterattack against Hamas begun last year in October.  The Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza, confirming the attack, state...
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Hamas Launches Rockets Towards Tel Aviv, Israeli Military Says 8 Projectiles Breached Territory

Hamas fired a barrage of rockets from Gaza that set off air raid sirens as far away as Tel Aviv for the first time in months on Sunday in a show of resilience more than seven months into Israel's massive air, sea and ground offensive.  According to reports, there were no immediate casualties or damage from the attack, which appeared to be the first long-range rocket assault from Gaza since January. Hamas' military wing has claimed responsibility for the attack, news agency AP reported.  "The Israeli military said eight projectiles crossed into Israel after being launched from the area of the southern Gaza city of Rafah, where Israeli forces recently launched an incursion. It said 'a number' of the projectiles were intercepted," AP reported citing a repor...
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Scuffles erupt between police, protesters demanding return of Israeli hostages still held in Gaza – Times of India

JERUSALEM: Scuffles between Israeli police and protesters erupted in Tel Aviv on Saturday after thousands gathered to demonstrate against the government and demand that it bring back the hostages being held by Hamas in Gaza. Meanwhile, a small US military vessel and what appeared to be a strip of docking area washed up on a beach near the southern Israeli city of Ashdod, not far from the US-built pier on which the Israeli military said humanitarian aid is moving into the Palestinian territory. Also on Saturday, Israeli bombardments were reported in northern and central Gaza. Some protesters in Tel Aviv carried photos of the female soldiers who appeared in a video earlier in the week showing them soon after they were abducted during the Hamas attack on Israel on Oct. 7 started the war b...
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UN Court Orders Israel To Halt Rafah Offensive, Netanyahu Govt To Ignore Directive

The United Nations' top court ordered Israel on Friday to immediately halt its military offensive in Rafah, a city in southern Gaza, though it did not call for a cease-fire across the enclave. While Israel is unlikely to comply, resulting in increased international pressure on the already isolated nation. Israel's conduct in Gaza, especially in Rafah, has faced growing criticism. Recently, three European countries announced they would recognise a Palestinian state and another international court's chief prosecutor requested arrest warrants for Israeli and Hamas leaders. As per news agency AP, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is also under significant domestic pressure to end the war, initiated by a Hamas-led attack that killed 1,200 people and c...
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Did Egypt sabotage Israel-Hamas ceasefire? – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In the midst of the prolonged conflict between Israel and Hamas, a potential ceasefire has been under discussion, with Egypt playing a pivotal yet controversial role. The ongoing bombardment of Gaza by Israeli forces, a response to Hamas' attacks in southern Israel, has resulted in severe humanitarian crises and international calls for peace.The ceasefire negotiations have been complex and fraught with tension.According to various reports, Egypt has been instrumental in mediating these talks, leveraging its unique position as a neighbor to both Israel and Gaza. However, the success of these efforts has been questioned.In a recent statement, a senior Egyptian official said, "We have been working tirelessly to broker a ceasefire that will bring relief to the people of Gaza and ...
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‘We reject that’: Biden says Israel’s Gaza offensive not genocide – Times of India

NEW DELHI: US President Joe Biden on Tuesday refuted claims that Israel's military campaign in Gaza constitutes genocide while supporting the important US ally in the face of multiple international legal challenges.Addressing a Jewish American Heritage Month event at the White House on a case brought before the International Court of Justice, the UN's principal judicial body situated in The Hague, which asserts that Israel's actions amount to genocide, Biden said, "What's happening is not genocide, we reject that."Furthermore, the President reaffirmed his criticism of a request made on Monday by the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, a distinct court, seeking the issuance of an arrest warrant targeting Israeli leadership.!(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { function loadFB...
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20 killed in Israeli strike on Nuseirat, says Gaza hospital – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A Gaza hospital on Sunday said that an Israeli air strike targeting a house at a refugee camp in the centre of the Palestinian territory killed at least 20 people."We received 20 fatalities and several wounded after an Israeli air strike targeted a house belonging to the Hasan family in Al-Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza," the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital said in a statement. Witnesses said the strike occurred around 3:00 am local time. The Israeli army said it was checking the report.(With input from agency)!(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { function loadFBEvents(isFBCampaignActive) { if (!isFBCampaignActive) { return; } (function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { if (f.fbq) return; n = f.fbq = function() { n.callMethod ? n.callM...
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Watch | Israel’s Rafah invasion | Explained

The pre-war population of Rafah, the southernmost city of the Gaza strip sharing a border with Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, was 1,70,000. Today, seven months after Israel launched its war on Gaza, as many as 1.5 million people are living in Rafah. Many of them are camped on the streets and beaches, while others are cramped into filthy, overcrowded makeshift shelters. Rafah is now a “gigantic refugee camp”, says the Norwegian Refugee Council. According to a doctor who served in Rafah, the city is a “closed jail”. Medics are struggling to supply even basic aid and prevent the outbreak and spread of diseases. According to Action Aid, every single person in Gaza “is now hungry and people have just 1.5 to 2 litres of unsafe water per day to meet all their needs”. A majority of Gaza’s populatio...
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‘Don’t Fight During Ramazan’: Modi Reveals He Sent Envoy To Israel To Stop Bombings In Gaza

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said he sent an envoy to Israel amid its war with militant group Hamas in an attempt to stop the bombings in Gaza during the holy Islamic month of Ramazan.  In an interview with India Today, PM Modi revealed how he asked an envoy to convey to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to carry out bombings in Gaza during Ramazan.  "It was the month of Ramzan. So I sent my special envoy to Israel and asked him to convey and explain to the Prime Minister (Netanyahu) that at least do not carry out bombings in Gaza during Ramzan," PM Modi said.  ALSO READ | PM Modi Brushes Off Claims Of NCP, Sena Being Hijacked By BJP, Says 'Balasaheb's Descendants Should Be...' "They (Israel) made every effort to follow it but in ...
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The top UN court opens hearings on the Israeli military’s incursion into Rafah – Times of India

THE HAGUE: The United Nations' top court on Thursday opened two days of hearings into a request from South Africa to press Israel to halt its military operation in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, where more than half of Gaza's population has sought shelter. It is the fourth time South Africa has asked the International Court of Justice for emergency measures since the nation launched proceedings alleging that Israel's military action in its war with Hamas in Gaza amounts to genocide. "The sitting is open," said ICJ President Nawaf Salam. According to the latest request, the previous preliminary orders by The Hague-based court were not sufficient to address "a brutal military attack on the sole remaining refuge for the people of Gaza". Israel has portrayed Rafah as the last stronghol...
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‘Indian Missions Assisting In Repatriation Of Mortal Remains’: MEA On Death Of Col Waibhav Kale

The Ministry of External Affairs on Wednesday said it is deeply saddened over the death of Colonel Waibhav Anil Kale (Retd), former Indian Army personnel who was working with the UN in Gaza.  Kale, who was serving as a staff member of the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (DSS), marks the 'first' casualty among international UN staff in Gaza since the start of the Israel-Gaza conflict started after October 7.  "We are deeply saddened by the death of Colonel Waibhav Anil Kale (Retd.), Security Coordination Officer in the UN Department of Safety and Security (DSS) in Gaza on 13 May 2024. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and dear ones," the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement on Wednesday. ALSO READ | Who W...
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Deeply Saddened By Loss Of Col Waibhav Kale: Permanent Mission Of India To UN

India lost its former Indian Army personnel who was serving as a staff member of the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (DSS), Col. Waibhav Kale, on Monday.  This marks the 'first' casualty among international UN staff in Gaza since the Israel-Hamas conflict escalated following the October 7 attacks. Another DSS staffer was injured in the incident.  Col Waibhav Cale was killed when their UN vehicle was struck as they travelled to the European Hospital in Rafah. Earlier, the identity of the deceased was not revealed. In an X post, the Permanent Mission of India to the UN confirmed the death of the former Indian Army personnel. "We are deeply saddened by the loss of Col Waibhav Kale, working for the UN Department of Safety and Security in Gaz...
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Video | Death And Displacement In Gaza Following Attacks By Israel

Death and displacement surges yet again, as Israel resumes attacks on parts of Northern Gaza. Thousands have been forced to evacuate to nearby areas. Moreover, the UN reported that more than 3 lakh Palestinians have fled from Rafah ahead of imminent Israeli invasions. Its refugee camp is the largest in Gaza, housing more than a million civilians. Source link
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Indian staff member with the UN killed in Gaza | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: An Indian personnel serving with the United Nations tragically lost their life in Gaza's Rafah area when the vehicle they were traveling in came under attack, marking the "first international" casualty for the organization since the onset of the Israel-Hamas conflict.The individual, identified as a staff member of the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (DSS), was confirmed to be of Indian origin and a former member of the Indian Army, though their specific identity remains undisclosed.The incident occurred as the UN vehicle, en route to the European Hospital in Rafah, was struck, resulting in the fatality of the Indian personnel and injuring another DSS staffer. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed profound sadness at the loss, condemning all attacks ...
‘Win-win deal’: India, Iran sign 10 year contract for Chabahar Port amid Gaza war
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‘Win-win deal’: India, Iran sign 10 year contract for Chabahar Port amid Gaza war

New Delhi: India’s first-ever overseas port investment in Iran’s Chabahar got a boost Monday after Tehran and New Delhi signed a long-term contract. This will allow India Ports Global Private Limited (IPGPL), an Indian state-owned entity, to manage and operate a terminal in the port for 10 years, instead of having to renew a short-term contract every year as was the case earlier. India is also believed to have agreed to extend a credit line of $250 million to Iran for Chabahar-related development, according to a statement by India’s embassy in Iran on X. The statement was subsequently deleted. Screenshot of the now-deleted statement | Pic credit: X Shipping Minister Sarbananda Sonowal signed the deal with Mehrdad Bazrpash, Minister of Roads and Urban Development of Iran, in Tehran on M...
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Hamas condemns Biden for saying ‘truce tomorrow if hostages freed’ – Times of India

DOHA: Remarks by US Prez Joe Biden that a ceasefire in Gaza would be possible if Hamas released its hostages are a "setback" to negotiations, the Palestinian militant goup said Sunday. "We condemn this position by the US prez, we consider it a setback from the outcomes of the latest round of negotiations, which led to the movement's agreement to proposal put forward by mediators," Hamas said in a statement.Biden said on Saturday that a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war would be possible "tomorrow" if Hamas gave up hostages seized in its Oct 7 attack.The US prez raised the topic of the hostages during a speech in Seattle.Negotiations between Hamas and Israel for a truce and hostage exchange deal, mediated by Egypt, Qatar and the US, appear to have stalled amid Israeli military action in ...
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Israel intensifies action in central Gaza; operation underway in eastern Rafah – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Israel Defense Forces said that its troops have been operating in eastern Rafah and have "intensified' operational activity in the Zeitoun area in central Gaza, CNN reported.This follows the Israeli military's order to evacuate additional neighborhoods in eastern Rafah as they intensify their operations in the southern Gazan city.According to CNN, the military has also ordered residents and the displaced people in several neighbourhoods in northern Gaza to leave the area immediately and head toward "shelters' west of Gaza City.The IDF reported that many gunmen have been killed and numerous weapons have been captured during the ongoing raid in Zeitoun.Troops in Rafah killed multiple Hamas gunmen in the eastern area of the city and also discovered several tunnels, according...
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EU Reacts To Israel’s Rafah Evacuation Order, Biden Says ‘Ceasefire in Gaza War Possible If…’

The European Union chief Charles Michel on Saturday said Israel's evacuation orders to Palestinian civilians are "unacceptable". In a post on 'X', the EU chief urged the Israeli government to respect international humanitarian law and not undertake a ground operation in Rafah. The EU chief was reacting to the Israeli government asking tens of thousands of Palestinians to leave Rafah, as it intensified military operations in southern Gaza. According to a BBC report, flyers were dropped from the air and social media posts telling residents in the city’s eastern districts to go to al-Mawasi, which is a narrow coastal area that Israel has called an "expanded humanitarian zone". This comes after parts of Rafah streets were packed with locals and displaced peo...
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‘Time Is Running Out, Your Govt Is Lying’: Hamas Armed Wing Releases Video Of Gaza Hostage

New Delhi: Hamas's armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, released a video on Saturday showing a man held hostage in Gaza by Palestinian operatives. The captive, identified by the Hostages and Missing Families Forum campaign group as Nadav Popplewell, is seen speaking in the 11-second clip, with text in Arabic and Hebrew overlaying the footage, reading: "Time is running out. Your government is lying." In the released video, the hostage who is a British national, and is seen speaking under duress, with a visible black eye but no other apparent injuries. Wearing a white T-shirt, Popplewell introduces himself as a 51-year-old from Kibbutz Nirim in southern Israel, reported AFP. BREAKING: as the IDF continued to advance towards Rafah, Hamas relea...
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Israel’s Rafah Eviction Order Amid Ground Offensive Plan Despite US Concerns

New Delhi: Israel issued a call on Saturday for Palestinians residing in additional areas of Gaza's southern city of Rafah to evacuate, directing them to relocate to what it terms an "expanded humanitarian area" in Al-Mawasi in a further escalation of tensions and suggests that the Israeli military is advancing with its plans for a ground assault on Rafah. In a post on social media platform X, a military spokesperson also called on residents and displaced individuals in the Jabalia area of northern Gaza, as well as 11 other neighbourhoods in the enclave, to promptly seek shelter in designated facilities located west of Gaza City, reported Reuters. According to the Palestinian news agency WAFA, Israeli airstrikes targeted multiple areas in central Gaza ov...
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Israeli demonstrators torch part of UN compound in Jerusalem – Times of India

JERUSALEM: The main United Nations aid agency for Palestinians closed its headquarters in East Jerusalem after local Israeli residents set fire to areas at the edge of the sprawling compound, the agency said.Philippe Lazzarini, the head of UNWRA, said in a post on the social media platform X that he had decided to close the compound until proper security was restored.He said Thursday's incident was the second in less than a week. "This is an outrageous development. Once again, the lives of UN staff were at a serious risk," he said. "It is the responsibility of the State of Israel as an occupying power to ensure that United Nations personnel and facilities are protected at all times," he said.UNRWA, set up to deal with the Palestinian refugees who fled or were forced from their homes dur...
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What is happening with aid at Gaza’s crossings? – Times of India

JERUSALEM: Aid groups say two key crossing points into the Gaza Strip have been closed for days by Israel, blocking the flow of much-needed humanitarian aid for the war-devastated Palestinian territory.Fighting broke out on October 7 when Hamas militants launched an unprecedented attack on southern Israel, triggering the brutal ongoing military campaign in Gaza.The Rafah crossing from Egypt, one of the main humanitarian entry points into Gaza, has been shut since the Israeli army took control of the Palestinian side on Tuesday."The situation is quite chaotic and fast changing," said Arnaud Camilli, a supply coordinator for Doctors Without Borders (MSF).Israel said its southern crossing with Gaza -- Karem Shalom -- was reopened on Wednesday, three days after it was shuttered due to rocke...
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Israel Hamas War: इज़रायल के राफ़ा पर हमले बरकरार हैं. इसी बीच अमेरिका के राष्ट्रपति वीडियो – हिन्दी न्यूज़ वीडियो एनडीटीवी ख़बर

Israel Hamas War: इज़रायल के राफ़ा पर हमले बरकरार हैं. इसी बीच अमेरिका के राष्ट्रपति Joe Biden ने Israel को चेतावनी दे डाली है. जो बाइडन ने इज़रायल को चेताया है कि अगर राफ़ा पर हमला किया तो हथियारों की सप्लाई को रोक दिया जाएगा. Source link
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US Halts Bomb Shipment To Israel Over Concerns For Rafah Operations

The United States suspended a scheduled bomb delivery to Israel amidst apprehensions that Israel was preparing for a major ground operation in Rafah, a senior US administration official told BBC. The shipment, as per the report, comprising 1,800 2,000lb (907kg) bombs and 1,700 500lb bombs, was halted due to unresolved worries regarding the humanitarian situation of civilians in Rafah.  While Israel has not sufficiently addressed these concerns, an Israeli military spokesperson appeared to downplay the US decision, as per the report.  US Halts Shipment Of Bombs  After initially withholding comment on reports of delayed weapons shipments, a US official confirmed the development. “The US stance has been clear that Israel should refrain from launching a majo...
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Pro-Palestinian protesters occupy Amsterdam university overnight – Times of India

AMSTERDAM: Pro-Palestinian protesters were occupying a University of Amsterdam (UvA) site on Wednesday, a day after police clashed with protesters in the Dutch capital and broke up an earlier encampment at the university.Police said the UvA had not asked them to stop the protest, contrary to early on Tuesday when riot police used a bulldozer to knock down barricades at UvA and detained 169 people at a different campus.UvA said in a statement just after midnight that it would like to find a solution with the students who have been protesting since Monday, adding that it has "caused considerable damage" to its buildings.The university will keep several locations closed on Wednesday due to the blockades. Students have protested against academic ties with Israel and condemned the university...