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Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire comes into effect, ending 11-day fighting after more than 240 deaths

A ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian military group Hamas has come into effect. The ceasefire began early on Friday, bringing to an end 11 days of bombardment in which more than 240 people have died, most of them in Gaza. Both Israel and Hamas have claimed victory in the conflict. On Thursday more than […]

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Biden’s tone with Netanyahu turns ‘sharper’ for ceasefire amidst increased pressure and criticism

US President Joe Biden has urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to de-escalate tensions in the Gaza conflict “on the path” to a ceasefire. “The two leaders had a detailed discussion on the state of events in Gaza, Israel’s progress in degrading the capabilities of Hamas and other terrorist elements, and ongoing diplomatic efforts by […]

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‘Bombardment by Israeli defence forces in Gaza is shocking’: UN chief urges immediate ceasefire

The fighting in the Middle East must stop immediately, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at a UN General Assembly meeting on Thursday. “The past ten days have witnessed a dangerous and horrific surge in deadly violence in the occupied Palestinian territory, particularly Gaza, and in Israel,” Guterres told the meeting called by the Organisation […]

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Israel-Palestine Conflict: Joe Biden expresses support for ceasefire after increased pressure and criticism

United States President Joe Biden has conveyed his support for a ceasefire after increased pressure from activists and his own Democratic Party over Israel’s continued bombardment on Gaza. In a statement on Monday, the White House said Biden “expressed his support for a ceasefire and discussed US engagement with Egypt and other partners towards that […]

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Israeli military air attack bombs Qatari Red Crescent’s Gaza office

Israeli military hit the Qatari Red Crescent Society (QRCS) office in Gaza, killing two Palestinians and wounding 10 others. The organisation tweeted that its offices were attacked “by the Israeli occupation forces” on Monday. “The Qatar Red Crescent condemns the targeting of its headquarters in Gaza [and] reaffirms the need to allow relief teams to […]

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Israel-Hamas: U.S. vetoed U.N. Security Council ceasefire statement thrice

A third meeting of the United Nations Security Council this week ended with no concrete outcome after the United States blocked a joint statement calling for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. The meeting came after US reportedly twice blocked over the last week resolutions that would have condemned Israel’s military response and called […]

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Israel bombs Hamas Gaza chief’s home as hostilities enter 7th day

Israel bombed the home of Hamas’s chief in Gaza early on Sunday as the military wing fired rocket barrages at Tel Aviv as hostilities stretched into a seventh day with no sign of abating. Israel targeted the home of Yehya Al-Sinwar, who since 2017 has headed the political and military wings of Hamas in Gaza, […]

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Thousands march through central London chanting ‘free Palestine’

Thousands of people marched through central London in support of the Palestinians amid ongoing fighting between Israel and Gaza. The organisers of the protest called on the UK government to stop allowing what they described as “Israel’s brutal violence against and oppression of the Palestinian people”. Demonstrators marched to the Israeli embassy chanting “free Palestine”. […]

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Israel bombards 11-storey building housing foreign media in Gaza city

A building that housed international media offices including of the Associated Press, Al Jazeera in the Gaza Strip was hit by an Israeli air raid that demolished the structure. Reports of any casualties in Saturday’s attack are awaited. The 11-storey Al-Jalaa building housed a number of residences and other offices, crashing to the ground after […]

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Israel, Hamas continue to bombard each other as death toll jumps to 122

Israel intensified attack on Gaza as Hamas continued to fire rockets into Israel on the fifth day of hostilities. Israel’s military said air and ground forces were involved in attacks on Friday but had not entered Gaza. Meanwhile, clashes between Palestinians and the Israeli security forces spread across much of the occupied West Bank. At […]

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Celebrities face criticism for picking sides on Israel-Palestine conflict

The escalation in the Israel-Palestine conflict, which has seen dozens killed in a matter of days, has prompted international concern and worries about the potential of an all-out war. Israeli bombardment has killed at least 83 Palestinians in Gaza, including 17 children, since Monday, according to the coastal enclave’s health ministry. Seven people have also […]

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48 killed in Gaza, 6 killed in Israel as tensions escalate to the brink of ‘full-scale-war’

Israel carried out hundreds of air strikes in Gaza on Wednesday and Palestinie fired multiple rocket barrages at Tel Aviv and the southern city of Beersheba in the region’s most intense hostilities in years. At least 48 people have been killed in Gaza since violence escalated on Monday. Six people have been killed in Israel. […]