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Israel confirms Rafah's imperative

Israel confirms Rafah's imperative

IDF Southern Command chief Maj. Gen. Yaron Finkelman said that fighting in the southernmost city in Gaza would continue until Hamas was defeated there. "Despite the heavy losses our imperative is to continue moving …

Hamas rejects Biden's peace deal with Israel

Hamas rejects Biden's peace deal with Israel

Hamas has rejected the Israeli proposal for a prisoner swap and temporary ceasefire, Saudi daily Asharq al-Awsat reported. Hamas officials claim that the proposal put forth by Israel was fundamentally different than the …

U.S. says Hamas ready for ceasefire deal

U.S. says Hamas ready for ceasefire deal

The radical movement Hamas should immediately accept the ceasefire offer and release all Israeli hostages, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said during …

Netanyahu: Israel ready for pause in fighting with Hamas

Netanyahu: Israel ready for pause in fighting with Hamas

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he is ready for a cease in the fighting in the Gaza Strip in exchange for the release of hostages. "Israel has been, and still is, ready for a pause in the fighting in …

Hamas lowers demands for prisoner exchange with Israel

Hamas lowers demands for prisoner exchange with Israel

Hamas official Khalil al-Hayya claimed the radical group has shown “flexibility” in the Cairo negotiations with Israel. According to him, Hamas reduced the number of Palestinian prisoners it demands to free in exchange for …

Netanyahu warns of painful blows on Hamas

Netanyahu warns of painful blows on Hamas

Israel will ramp up military and political pressure on Hamas in the coming days, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a video address on the occasion of Passover, a major Jewish holiday. "In the coming …

Hamas talks frozen amid Iran-Israel escalation

Hamas talks frozen amid Iran-Israel escalation

Negotiations for a cease-fire and the release of Israeli hostages by Hamas are "almost frozen," an informed senior Arab diplomat told NBC News. "At the moment, talks for a cease-fire and the …

Israel withdraws its forces from Khan Younis

Israel withdraws its forces from Khan Younis

The Israeli military said it has withdrawn its ground forces from Khan Younis in southern Gaza after months of fierce fighting. The Israel Defense Forces said on Sunday that its 98th division had “concluded its …

Netanyahu: Israel isn’t preventing hostage deal

Netanyahu: Israel isn’t preventing hostage deal

In a statement delivered at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu marks six months since October 7, vowing that Israel will achieve complete victory over Hamas and calling for unity among …

Turkish president backs Hamas

Turkish president backs Hamas

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara “firmly backs” Hamas. “No one can make us qualify Hamas as a terrorist organization. Turkey is a country that speaks openly with Hamas leaders and …

U.S. to strengthen Israel's combat capability

U.S. to strengthen Israel's combat capability

Israel needs U.S. funding to replenish its supply of Iron Dome interceptors, U.S. President Joe Biden said. "We have to replenish the air defenses for Israel," Biden told the Congress. …

Israel could delay Rafah attack

Israel could delay Rafah attack

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he could delay a planned ground attack in Rafah city in the southern Gaza Strip if Hamas “comes down to a reasonable situation.” "If we have a deal, it will …