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World

UNRWA chief says Israel hit Gaza school ‘without prior warning’

      The head of the UN's Palestinian refugee agency, Philippe Lazzarini, said Thursday that Israel had bombed one of its Gaza schools "without prior warning" to thousands of displaced sheltering there. The military said it had killed several "terrorists" in a "precision strike on a Hamas compound embedded inside a UNRWA school" in the Nuseirat area while Gaza's Al-Aqsa Martyrs hospital said at least 37 people were killed […]

todayJune 6, 2024 15

World

US attempt to ‘revitalize’ Palestinian Authority risks making the PA less legitimate, more unpopular

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas meet on Nov. 30, 2023. Saul Loeb/Pool via AP   By Dana El Kurd, University of Richmond   Gaza is still very much in the midst of war, yet discussion is turning to “the day after” the conflict – and who will govern the war-ravaged territory. The Biden administration has said that a full Israeli occupation of the […]

todayMarch 12, 2024 2

South Africa

South Africa says force should be used to break Israel blockade on Gaza aid

South Africa's Minister of International Relations Naledi Pandor  on Tuesday said that countries should use force to break Israel's blockade on aid getting into Gaza. Pandor was meeting with his Danish counterpart in Pretoria. The two leaders discussed bilateral ties and Israel's war on Gaza. "Those powerful armed forces of the world should be instructed by their presidents or prime ministers that they will go to the Rafah border and […]

todayMarch 6, 2024 11

World

‘Flour Massacre’: Lifesaving Aid Becomes a Deadly Struggle in Gaza

A boy injured from the aid convoy tragedy that occurred in Gaza City on Feb. 29, which has been described as a “massacre” by Gazans, who accuse Israel of shooting at the frenzied crowd trying to get food. Israel denies the allegations and says the people were trampled to death. The photographer, Mohammed Hajjar, was at the scene seeking food for his extended family of 34 relatives before the catastrophe […]

todayMarch 4, 2024 6

World

The Hurdles Keep Climbing for the UN’s New Gaza-Aid Troubleshooter

Sigrid Kaag, a former Dutch politician, was named to the new post of senior humanitarian coordinator for Gaza late last year. Since arriving on the job on Jan. 8, the enormous hurdles to delivering food and other essentials into the Palestinian enclave have worsened as famine alarms are being sounded by UN officials. MANUEL ELIAS/UN PHOTO By Damilola Banjo via Passblue Sigrid Kaag, a Dutch diplomat and former politician appointed […]

todayFebruary 29, 2024 9

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US eyes Israel-Hamas ceasefire by next week

A new ceasefire between Israel and Hamas could start as soon as Monday, US President Joe Biden said, in a deal that may free dozens of hostages held in Gaza in exchange for several hundred Palestinian detainees. In the protracted bid to bring about a truce, Egypt, Qatar, the United States, France and others have acted as go-betweens for Israel and Hamas, with negotiations ongoing. They are seeking a six-week […]

todayFebruary 27, 2024 7

World

Israeli PM proposes plan for post-war Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has proposed a plan for post-war Gaza that envisions local Palestinian officials without links to Hamas or its foreign backers governing the territory, Israeli media reported Friday. The proposal, which Netanyahu submitted to his security cabinet late Thursday, would also see the Israeli army persisting in its war on Hamas until it achieves key goals. Those include dismantling Hamas and Islamic Jihad, and securing the […]

todayFebruary 23, 2024 7

World

Israel strikes Gaza’s Rafah as truce talks under way

      Israel launched air strikes Thursday on southern Gaza's Rafah after threatening to send troops against Hamas militants in the city where around 1.4 million Palestinians have sought refuge. Global powers trying to find a way to end the Israel-Hamas war have so far failed, but a US envoy was expected in Israel on Thursday in the latest attempt to secure a truce deal. The war has also […]

todayFebruary 22, 2024 19

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