Israeli army fears for kidnapped family with baby News

Houthi attack severely damages Belize-flagged ship in key strait leading to Red Sea DUBAI: A missile attack by Yemen’s Houthis that damaged a Belize-flagged ship traveling through the Bab el-Mandeb Strait that connects the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden has forced the crew to abandon the vessel, authorities said Monday. Another ship reportedly … Read more

Israeli protesters block aid convoys bound for Gaza News

Israel vows to ‘finish the job’ in Gaza as War Cabinet member threatens a Ramadan deadline for Rafah RAFAH, Gaza Strip: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday brushed off growing calls to halt the military offensive in Gaza, vowing to “finish the job” as a member of his War Cabinet threatened to invade the … Read more

‘Credible allegations’ of Palestinian women and girls being raped and executed by Israeli troops: UN experts News

NEW YORK: UN experts on Monday expressed alarm over “credible allegations of egregious human rights violations” against Palestinian women and girls in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. They are being arbitrarily executed, arbitrarily detained, raped or threatened with sexual violence, the experts said, adding that these alleged acts may constitute “grave violations of international … Read more

Israeli forces kill 2 Palestinians in raid on West Bank refugee camp News

GAZA STRIP: Prospects for an Israel-Hamas ceasefire dimmed on Sunday after the US signaled it would veto the latest push for a UN Security Council resolution and mediator Qatar acknowledged that separate truce talks have hit an impasse. Efforts to pause the over four-month-old war languish as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to reject international … Read more

Fear pervades West Bank hospital after deadly Israeli raid News

DUBAI: When the COVID-19 pandemic was declared in March 2020, governments worldwide were caught off guard. Having faced no health emergency of this magnitude in generations, states were left scrambling to protect their populations and shield their economies. Now that life has largely returned to normal following years of social distancing, travel controls and trade … Read more

Alarm over fate of major Gaza hospital after Israeli raid News

MANILA: A Filipino nun who stayed at her church in Gaza is unreachable, Philippine authorities said on Friday, as they are trying to evacuate 14 nationals from the city of Rafah, where 1.5 million Palestinians are crammed in tents amid heavy Israeli bombardment. Of the 137 Filipinos trapped in Gaza since Israel began its daily bombardment … Read more

UN warns of disturbing ‘pattern’ of Israeli attacks on medical facilities in Gaza News

NEW YORK CITY: The UN Human Rights Office on Thursday expressed deep concern about a raid by Israeli forces on Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis, southern Gaza, less than a week after a similar assault on Al-Amal hospital in the same city. The UN officials said such incidents are worrying because they reflect a pattern … Read more

Israeli fire kills patient and wounds others, medics say, as army pushes to evacuate a Gaza hospital News

Russia and China clash with US and UK at UN over attacks on Yemen rebels for strikes on Red Sea ships UNITED NATIONS: Russia and China on Wednesday accused the United States and Britain of illegally attacking military sites used by Yemen’s Houthi rebels to launch missiles at commercial vessels in the Red Sea, disrupting … Read more

Israeli strikes in south Lebanon kill four civilians: security source News

BEIRUT: Israeli strikes in south Lebanon on Wednesday killed four civilians including two children and wounded nine other people, a Lebanese security source said, after Israel said it “began a series of strikes in Lebanon”. “A woman was killed along with her child and her stepchild in a strike that targeted Sawwaneh,” while a fourth … Read more

Hamas heads to Cairo truce talks as Rafah braces for Israeli assault News

King of Jordan calls for end to Gaza war during meeting in Washington with US secretary of state LONDON: During meetings with top US officials in Washington on Tuesday, King Abdullah of Jordan repeated his country’s calls for an end to the war in Gaza and for greater efforts to address the deteriorating humanitarian situation … Read more