Qatar announces Gaza truce extended by two days

Qatar says Israel and Hamas have agreed to a two-day extension to the current truce which has seen hostages freed and Palestinian prisoners released. US national security spokesman John Kirby says Hamas has committed to releasing another 20 women and children over the next two days. Families have been informed by the Israeli government that […]

Qatar says Gaza truce starts Friday, 13 hostages to be initially released

A four-day truce agreed by Israel and Hamas is due to begin at 7 am today Friday. The beginning of the four-day truce on Friday will mark the first pause in fighting in nearly seven weeks of war. Qatari Foreign Ministry spokesman Majid al-Ansari said the first batch of 13 civilian hostages held in the […]

The UN warns “civil order” is deteriorating in Gaza after weeks of siege and bombardment, with people breaking into warehouses to take survival essentials

Israel’s military said it exchanged gunfire with Hamas and struck targets in northernGaza Sunday as part of its expanded ground operations in the enclave. Israeli mediashowed the country’s troops atop a hotel about 2 miles into the strip.Israel’s offensive has “crossed the red lines,” Iran’s president said Sunday, as the USnational security adviser warned of […]