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April 16, 2024 12:18 PM

Israeli military vows response to Iran attack as calls for restraint mount

Israelis awaited word on how Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would respond to Iran's first-ever direct attack as international pressure for restraint grew amid fears of an escalation of the conflict in the Middle East. Netanyahu on Monday summoned his war cabinet for the second time in less than 24 hours to weigh a response to Iran's weekend missile and drone attack, a government source said. Military Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi said Israel would respond. He provided no details. "This launc...

April 13, 2024 11:56 AM

Biden says he expects Iran to attack Israel soon, warns: ‘Don’t’

U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday said he expected Iran to attack Israel "sooner, rather than later" and warned Tehran not to proceed. Asked by reporters about his message to Iran, Biden said simply, "Don't," and he underscored Washington's commitment to defend Israel. "We are devoted to the defense of Israel. We will support Israel. We will help defend Israel and Iran will not succeed," he said. Israel braced on Friday for an attack by Iran or its proxies as warnings grew of retaliation for...

April 12, 2024 8:50 AM

Former Israeli envoy to India lauds Indian support after Hamas attacks

Former Israeli envoy to India, Daniel Carmon, on Thursday, came out in praise of the Indian government over its support for his country after the horrific terror attacks by Hamas on October 7, last year, saying New Delhi sent out a larder message by putting its weight behind its 'strategic partner'. "The wonderful ties and the strategic relations between India and Israel are well known. And it was only natural and very much appreciated that the government of India made a statement, a very quick...

April 9, 2024 12:01 PM

Hamas: Israeli ceasefire proposal fails to meet demands, under review

Hamas said early on Tuesday Israel's proposal that it received from Qatari and Egyptian mediators did not meet any of the demands of Palestinian factions. However, the group added in a statement it would study the proposal, which it described as “intransigent”, and deliver its response to the mediators. A Hamas official told Reuters on Monday that the group has rejected the Israeli ceasefire proposal made at talks in Cairo, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said a date was set ...

April 9, 2024 9:04 AM

Victim of October 7 attack lauds Indian support for Israel, thanks to PM Modi

As the Israel-Hamas war completed its six months, Moran, a survivor of the October 7 attack, conveyed appreciation towards India and its people for their steadfast support during a challenging period. Moran's words reflect the profound bond shared between the two nations in times of adversity. "I see the Indian support that started much before, years before October 7 and after October 7," Moran expressed, highlighting the enduring nature of India's solidarity, adding, "Thanks to Prime Minister ...

April 8, 2024 10:57 AM

Israel reduces troops in south Gaza, Egypt to host new talks

 Israel said on Sunday it had withdrawn more soldiers from southern Gaza, leaving just one brigade, as it and Hamas sent teams to Egypt for fresh talks on a potential ceasefire in the six-month conflict. Israel has been reducing numbers in Gaza since the start of the year to relieve reservists and is under growing pressure from its ally Washington to improve the humanitarian situation, especially after last week's killing of seven aid workers. The military spokesperson did not give details ...

April 3, 2024 12:01 PM

At UN, US warns Iran not to target it over Syria strike

The United States warned Iran on Tuesday (April 2) not to retaliate against it for an attack on Iran's embassy compound in Syria, telling the U.N. Security Council it had no prior warning of the strike that Tehran has blamed on Washington's ally Israel. The strike on Monday - that Iran said killed two of its generals and five military advisers - marked one of the most significant attacks yet on Iranian interests in Syria, where Israel has stepped up a long-running campaign against Iran. "We wi...

April 2, 2024 10:33 AM

Palestinian death toll in Gaza exceeds 32,800:ministry

The Palestinian death toll in the Gaza Strip had risen to 32,845, the Hamas-run Health Ministry said in a press statement on Monday. The Israeli army killed at least 63 Palestinians during the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 32,845 and injuries to 75,392 since the Palestine-Israel conflict broke out on Oct 7, 2023, according to the ministry. On Monday, the Israeli military released a statement saying that in the past two weeks, its troops conducted targeted military operations ...

March 28, 2024 5:11 PM

32,552 Palestinians killed in Gaza since Oct. 7, health ministry says

At least 32,552 Palestinians have been killed and 74,980 injured in Israel's military offensive in the Gaza Strip since Oct. 7, the Palestinian enclave's health ministry said on Thursday. There have been 62 Palestinians killed and 91 injured in the past 24 hours, the ministry statement added. The Gaza-based health ministry said that Israeli tanks and armored vehicles were gathering around the Nasser Medical Complex, but had not entered the hospital yet. Israeli military on Wednesday raided se...

March 28, 2024 3:40 PM

Famine imminent in north Gaza: World Food Program

Famine is imminent in northern Gaza, said the World Food Program (WFP). Malnutrition among children is proceeding at a record pace, and one of three children below the age of two is now acutely malnourished or "wasted." Some 70 percent of the population in north Gaza is facing catastrophic hunger. Parents are not eating for days at time so that their children can. "There is nowhere else in the world where so many people face imminent famine. Here in Gaza City we're at the epicenter of the cri...

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