Day-long extension of Israel-Hamas ceasefire agreed Video released by Hamas showed masked gunmen handing captives to the International Committee of the Red Cross. IDF spokesman Doron Spielman said troops would “move into operational mode very quickly and continue with our targets in Gaza,” if the truce expired. GAZA  (  WebRead More →

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip  ( Web News ) Hamas released 12 hostages and Israel released 30 Palestinian prisoners on Tuesday, the fifth day of a fragile cease-fire that has enabled humanitarian aid to flow into Gaza and that mediators hope to extend even as Israel pledges to resume the war.Read More →

Israel and Hamas agree to extend truce for two more days, and to free more hostages and prisoners The Israeli military has barred hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who fled south from returning north. The newly released hostages included three women and nine children — including 3-year-old twin girls and their motherRead More →

Hamas frees 13 Israeli, four Thai hostages in temporary ceasefire Israel released 39 Palestinians – six women and 33 minors – from two prisons, the Palestinians. GAZA   (  Web News  ) Thirteen Israelis and four Thai nationals arrived in Israel on Sunday in the second release of hostages from HamasRead More →

Hamas releases third group of hostages as part of truce, and says it will seek to extend the deal   International mediators led by the U.S., Egypt and Qatar are trying to extend the cease-fire that began Friday. DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (  Web News ) The fragile cease-fire betweenRead More →

13 Israeli hostages, 4 foreigners released from captivity in the Gaza Strip, Israeli military says KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip ( Web News  ) Hamas released 13 Israelis and four foreigners late Saturday in the second round of swaps under a cease-fire deal, the Israeli military said, after the militant groupRead More →

Hamas and Israel carry out first swap of hostages and prisoners as Gaza cease-fire begins Hamas released 24 hostages who had been held captive in Gaza for weeks, and Israel freed 39 Palestinians from prison in the first stage of a swap under a four-day cease-fire deal. RAFAH Gaza Strip Read More →

Qatar says Gaza cease-fire will begin at 7 a.m. Friday, with aid to follow ‘as soon as possible’   Majed al-Ansari, a spokesman for Qatar’s Foreign Ministry, made the announcement in a news conference in Doha, Qatar. The cease-fire had been anticipated after a deal was reached, though details wereRead More →

Israeli official says talks continuing, hostage release won’t take place before Friday Israel’s Cabinet has approved a cease-fire deal with the Hamas militant group that would bring a temporary halt  Residents in Gaza City said the fighting intensified overnight into Wednesday, with gunfire, heavy artillery and airstrikes. JERUSALEM  (  WebRead More →

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu says war against Hamas will not stop after cease-fire An agreement would include a five-day halt in Israel’s offensive in Gaza and the release of 50 hostages held by Hamas and some 150 Palestinian prisoners held by Israel. JERUSALEM ( Web News   ) Israel and HamasRead More →

A man carries the body of a Palestinian child killed in Israeli strikes Gaza authorities: Israeli strike killed 41 from one family Palestinian Red Crescent, UN evacuate 31 premature babies from Al-Shifa Hospital At least 13,000 Palestinians have been killed and 30,000 injured in Gaza since the conflict between IsraelRead More →

Israel PM vows to carry on with Gaza military campaign despite international pressure Netanyahu stressed the missions of Israel’s war on Hamas: “Complete victory, to destroy Hamas. Qatari-brokered deal between Israel and Hamas had been reached establishing a ceasefire for five-days TEL AVIV   (  Web  News  ) Israeli Prime MinisterRead More →