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ICC Chief Prosecutor Seeks Arrest Warrants For Israeli PM Netanyahu, Defence Min Gallant, Hamas

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced on Monday that he intends to seek arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defence Minister Yoav Gallant, and three senior Hamas leaders—Yehia Sinwar, Mohammed Deif, and Ismail Haniyeh—in connection with alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity during the ongoing seven-month conflict between Israel and Hamas. Karim Khan, the ICC chief prosecutor, expressed his belief that Netanyahu, Gallant, and the Hamas leaders bear responsibility for severe violations of international law in the Gaza Strip and Israel. "The effects of the use of starvation as a method of warfare, together with other attacks and collective punishment against the civilian population of Ga...
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‘Protector Of Resistance Movements’: Hamas, Hezbollah Mourn Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi

Hamas and Hezbollah on Monday expressed their condolences on the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash. In its statement, Hamas hailed Raisi's "support fo Palestinian resistance and tireless efforts in solidarity with Palestinians". Hezbollah on the other hand called the Iranian President a "protector of resistance movements". #BREAKING Hamas and Hezbollah mourn death of Iran's Raisi.Hamas hailed his 'support for Palestinian resistance' and Hezbollah called Raisi a 'protector of resistance movements' pic.twitter.com/m4tUK6SJkS — AFP News Agency (@AFP) May 20, 2024 The militant group Hamas, stated that it appreciated Raisi and foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, who was also killed in the chopper cras...
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At a graduation event, Biden faces silent anti-war protest – Times of India

ATLANTA: US Prez Joe Biden renewed his call for a temporary ceasefire in Gaza in a speech at Morehouse College's graduation ceremony, where some participants donned Palestinian colours in protest at Israel's military incursion. Biden's address at the historically black school in Atlanta brought him face to face with some of the campus unrest set off by the Israel-Hamas war."What's happening in Gaza and Israel is heart-breaking," Biden said Sunday, referring to the Oct. 7 attack on Israel by Hamas militants and the plight of "innocent Palestinians" caught up in Israel's military response. Several students and faculty members at the commencement wore keffiyeh scarfs, which have become a symbol of protest against the war. At least one student draped a Palestinian flag over his graduation g...
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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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US House votes to force weapons shipments to Israel, rebuking Biden – Times of India

WASHINGTON: The Republican-led US House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday that would force President Joe Biden to send weapons to Israel, seeking to rebuke the Democrat for delaying bomb shipments as he urges Israel to do more to protect civilians during its war with Hamas. The Israel Security Assistance Support Act was approved 224 to 187, largely along party lines.Sixteen Democrats joined most Republicans in voting yes, and three Republicans joined most Democrats in opposing the measure. The act is not expected to become law, but its passage underscored the deep US election-year divide over Israel policy as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government seeks to wipe out militants who attacked Israel on Oct. 7, killing around 1,200 people and seizing 253 hostages, according...
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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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Israeli tanks push into Gaza’s Rafah, as displaced civilians flee again – Times of India

CAIRO: Israeli tanks forged deeper into eastern Rafah on Tuesday, reaching some residential districts of the southern border city where more than a million people had been sheltering after being displaced in seven months of war.Israel's international allies and aid groups have repeatedly urged against a ground incursion into refugee-packed Rafah, warning of a potential humanitarian catastrophe.Qatar's Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said Israel's operations in Rafah have set back efforts at trying to reach a ceasefire in talks that are being mediated by Qatar and Egypt, although negotiations would continue.Israel has vowed to press on into Rafah even without the support of allies, saying its operation is necessary to root out four remaining Hamas battalions holed...
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Israel’s Rafah attack set Hamas talks ‘backward’: mediator Qatar – Times of India

Israel's military operation in Rafah has hindered truce negotiations with Hamas, stated mediator Qatar on Tuesday. Especially in the past few weeks, we have seen some momentum building but unfortunately things didn't move in the right direction and right now we are on a status of almost a stalemate," Prime Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani told the Qatar Economic Forum.!(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.callMethod(...arguments) : n.queue.push(arguments); }; if (!f._fbq) f._fbq = n; n.push = n; n.loaded = !0; n.ve...
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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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UK foreign secretary says halting arms sales to Israel would only strengthen Hamas – Times of India

LONDON: Halting arms exports to Israel is "not a wise path" and would only strengthen Hamas, Britain's foreign secretary said Sunday. Asked whether the UK would follow the US in threatening to cut the supply of offensive weapons to Israel if it carried out an attack on the southern Gaza city of Rafah, Foreign Secretary David Cameron said the two countries cannot be compared because unlike the US, Britain supplies a very small amount of Israel's weapons. "The UK provides less than 1% of Israel's weapons and it's not a state supplier," Cameron told the BBC on Sunday. "We have a licensing system and those licences can be closed if it's judged there's a serious risk of a serious international human rights violation." US President Joe Biden has said that his government will stop supplying ...
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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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‘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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Israel army says four soldiers killed in north Gaza – Times of India

JERUSALEM: The Israeli army said four soldiers were killed on Friday when an "explosive device" went off near a school in Gaza City."The four soldiers were killed in the same incident, from an explosive device near a school in the area of Zeitoun", a southern neighbourhood of Gaza City, the military said.In a statement, the military said that two other soldiers were "seriously injured" in the blast, including an officer. Separately, the Israeli military said that two soldiers were seriously wounded in fighting in southern Gaza, adding that they had been evacuated to hospital for treatment.Several armed groups issued statements Friday claiming a range of attacks in Gaza.The Al-Quds Brigade, the armed wing of Islamic Jihad, said it "detonated a field of mines and high-explosive ground dev...
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Israel Hamas War : Rafah से लोग जाएं तो जाएं कहां ? वीडियो – हिन्दी न्यूज़ वीडियो एनडीटीवी ख़बर

Israel Hamas War: Israel ने America की धमकी पर पलटवार किया है. अमेरिका के राष्ट्रपति जो बाइडेन ने इज़रायल को राफाह पर हमले रोकलने को कहा था. साथ ही अमेरिका ने ये धमकी दी थी कि अगर राफाह पर हमला किया तो हथियारों की सप्लाई रोक दी जाएगी. इसके जवाब में इज़रायल के प्रधानमंत्री ने कहा कि हमें ज़रूरत पड़ी तो हम अकेले लड़ेंगे. ऐसे में सवाल ये है कि आखिर राफाह के लोग जाएं तो जाएं कहां ? Source link ...
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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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Israel Hamas War: इजरायल को बीच राह में छोड़ रहा अमेरिका! हथियारों की सप्लाई रोकी | NDTV India वीडियो – हिन्दी न्यूज़ वीडियो एनडीटीवी ख़बर

ऐसी reports आ रही है की अमेरिका ने Israel को हथियारों की खेप जो है वो रोक दी है. एक वरिष्ठ अधिकारी के हवाले से कई news एजेंसियों ने ये report की है. AP और के हवाले से अल जजीरा ने भी खबर दी है कि बीते अप्रैल में अमेरिकी प्रशासन ने हथियारों के उस खेप की समीक्षा शुरू की जो आज उसे लगा की इसका इस्तेमाल Israel जो है वो राफा में कर सकता है. Source link ...