Hostage-freeing Israeli raid may have entailed war crimes on both sides, UN says

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has raised possible war crimes by Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups in connection with deadly raids over the weekend in which Israeli forces freed four hostages and killed hundreds of Palestinians. Israeli Defense Ministry spokesman Jeremy Lawrence expressed concern that Israeli forces may […]

4 Israeli Soldiers Killed In Gaza, Hamas Says They Were “Booby-Trapped”

Israeli forces have been fighting Hamas in Rafah since a ground offensive on May 7. Jerusalem: The Israeli army said on Tuesday that four of its soldiers were killed in fighting in southern Gaza a day earlier, more than eight months after the start of the war with Hamas. In a statement, the army said […]

Israeli Hostages Freed Under Heavy Fire in Gaza

Israeli police on Monday released dramatic helmet camera footage of Saturday’s daring hostage rescue, in which Noah Al-Ghamani, 25, Almog Meir Jan, 21, Andrei Kozlov, 27, and Shlomi Ziv, 40, were freed from Gaza and returned to Israel. The operation was carried out by the Israel Police’s counter-terrorism unit, Yamam, in collaboration with the Israel […]

Support for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Surges Domestically

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s domestic support is growing amid Israel’s war with the Iran-backed Islamist militant group Hamas, according to a poll showing the country’s right-wing bloc approaching 60 seats in parliament. Israel’s Channel 14 on Monday published the results of a Direct Polls poll showing that if elections were held now, Prime Minister […]

3 Hezbollah Members Killed In Israeli Strikes In Lebanon

More than eight months of violence in Lebanon have left at least 462 people dead. Beirut: Israeli forces attacked a tanker convoy in northeast Lebanon late on Monday, killing three Hezbollah members, NGO and military sources told AFP. Hamas’ ally, Lebanon’s Hezbollah, has been engaged in near-daily gun battles with Israeli forces for eight months […]

UN Security Council adopts US resolution backing Israeli cease-fire offer

The UN Security Council on Monday called on Hamas to accept an Israeli ceasefire offer after passing a US resolution to step up pressure on the terror group. The Security Council voted to adopt the resolution with 14 votes in favor and 0 against. Russia abstained. The UN Security Council has called on Hamas to […]

Israeli Minister Benny Gantz Resigns From War Cabinet

Benny Gantz, a member of Israel’s war cabinet, announced his resignation at a press conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, on June 9, 2024. Gantz had been pressing the prime minister on his plans for post-war governance in Gaza and progress on an agreement to release Israeli hostages being held in Gaza. Gantz had originally scheduled […]

Hezbollah Says Downed Israeli Drone As Cross-Border Attacks Continue

Hezbollah has been engaged in near-daily firefights with Israeli forces for eight months (image) Beirut, Lebanon: Amid near-daily cross-border attacks between the Iranian-backed Lebanese Hezbollah and its archenemy, Lebanon’s Hezbollah said it had shot down an Israeli drone on Monday, and the Israeli military confirmed the drone had been shot down. Hamas’ ally Hezbollah has […]

Kamala Harris Mourns ‘Innocent Lives’ Lost in Israeli Hostage Rescue in Gaza

Vice President Kamala Harris said at a Democratic dinner in Michigan on Saturday night that she mourned the loss of “innocent lives” of Palestinians in Gaza when four hostages were freed in an Israeli rescue mission. Fox 2 Detroit report: “Before we begin, I want to share a few words about the morning that has […]