Families of American hostages in Gaza describe their anguish and call on US government for help
Families of American hostages held by Hamas in the Gaza Strip are describing their anguish and calling on the U.S. and Israeli governments to do all they can to bring home their loved ones home.
FIU student government to debate measure accusing Israel of ‘genocide’ in call for Gaza ceasefire
As the Israel-Hamas war inflames passions throughout college campuses nationwide, pro-Palestinian sentiment has surprised some university officials where the student government at Florida International University has demanded that the school takes steps against Israel.
Live updates | Israel releases 30 prisoners after Hamas frees 12 hostages in extended truce deal
The latest swap of hostages held by Hamas militants in Gaza for Palestinian prisoners held by Israel started with the release of 10 Israeli hostages — nine women and a 17-year-old girl — as well as two Thais handed over to the Red Cross in Gaza.
Relatives and a friend of Israelis kidnapped and killed by Hamas visit Australia's Parliament House
Relatives and a friend of Israelis kidnapped and killed by Hamas are visiting Australia this week and sharing personal stories in an effort to lobby for international support for all hostages to be freed — and to support Israel’s war effort.
California city calls for permanent cease-fire in Israel-Hamas war, urgent humanitarian aid to Gaza
Oakland’s City Council has passed a resolution calling for a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war after hours of hearing impassioned rhetoric about the deaths of thousands of civilians in Gaza.
Hamas set to exchange 14 hostages for 42 Palestinian prisoners held by Israel
Hamas militants released 17 hostages, including 13 Israelis, from captivity in the Gaza Strip, while Israel freed 39 Palestinian prisoners in the latest stage of a four-day cease-fire that has delivered a brief respite from a devastating war between the two enemies.
Israel unveils what it claims is a major Hamas militant hideout beneath Gaza City’s Shifa Hospital
Israeli military officials have shown a group of international journalists a small living quarters they found in a tunnel underneath Shifa Hospital, claiming that the space had been used by Hamas militants.
Humanitarians want more aid for Gaza, access to hostages under Israel-Hamas truce. And more time
International aid groups that have lined up thousands of aid trucks for Gaza say they’re ready to move quickly to send in food, water and other supplies if a pause in the fighting between Hamas and Israel takes hold.
Gaza health officials say they lost the ability to count dead as Israeli offensive intensifies
Palestinian health officials in Gaza say they have lost the ability to count the dead because of the collapse of the enclave's health system and the difficulty of retrieving bodies from areas overrun by Israeli tanks and troops.
South African leader accuses Israel of war crimes. Putin and Xi strike more cautious note at meeting
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has accused Israel of war crimes and genocide in Gaza during a virtual meeting of leaders of developing countries including Russia’s Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping.
China welcomes Arab and Muslim foreign ministers for talks on ending the war in Gaza
China’s top diplomat welcomed four Arab foreign ministers and the Indonesian one to Beijing, saying his country would work with “our brothers and sisters” in the Arab and Islamic world to try to end the war in Gaza as soon as possible.
Biden says 'revitalized Palestinian Authority' should eventually govern Gaza and the West Bank
President Joe Biden says that achieving a cease-fire amid Israel’s war with Hamas “is not peace” and that an important key to lasting stability is a reunited Gaza Strip and West Bank that can be governed under “a revitalized Palestinian Authority.”.
First planeload of wounded Palestinian children from Israel-Hamas arrives in United Arab Emirates
The first planeload of Palestinian children wounded in the Israel-Hamas war raging in the Gaza Strip has reached the United Arab Emirates, part of a pledged relief effort by the country to aid 1,000 children.
Jordan's foreign minister offers blistering criticism of Israel as its war on Hamas rages on
Jordan’s foreign minister has offered blistering criticism of Israel’s war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip, describing it as “blatant aggression” against Palestinian civilians that threaten to engulf the wider Middle East.
South Florida families remain hopeful after loved ones were kidnapped by Hamas militants
Israeli families visited a warehouse in Hollywood Friday, where tons of essential supplies continue to be collected and then sent back home to their loved ones who are currently in the crossfires of the Israel-Hamas war.
UN stops delivery of food and supplies to Gaza as communications blackout hinders aid coordination
The United Nations was forced to stop deliveries of food and other necessities to Gaza and warned of the growing possibility of widespread starvation after internet and telephone services collapsed in the besieged enclave because of a lack of fuel.
Longtime Israeli policy foes are leading US protests against Israel’s action in Gaza. Who are they?
As the Israel-Hamas war rages in Gaza, there’s a bitter battle for public opinion flaring in the U.S., with angry rallies on many college campuses and disruptive protests at prominent venues in several major cities.
UN Security Council adopts resolution calling for urgent humanitarian pauses and corridors in Gaza
The U.N. Security Council has approved a resolution calling for “urgent and extended humanitarian pauses and corridors throughout the Gaza Strip” after four failed attempts to respond to the Israel-Hamas war.
Israel searches for traces of Hamas in raid of key Gaza hospital packed with patients
Israeli troops stormed into Gaza’s largest hospital, searching for traces of Hamas inside and beneath the facility filled with hundreds of patients, including newborns, who have gone for days without electricity and with little food.
A third round of US sanctions against Hamas focuses on money transfers from Iran to Gaza
The United States says it has imposed a third round of sanctions on a group of Hamas officials, members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad who work to transfer money from Iran to Gaza, and a Lebanese money exchange service that facilitates the transfers.