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An Israeli soldier jumps off a tank near the Israel-Gaza border on Thursday. The slow progress of Israel's offensive highlights the difficulty of achieving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's aim of eradicating Hamas.
WORLD / Politics
May 17, 2024
Israel moves into north Gaza Hamas stronghold and pounds Rafah without advancing
The slow progress of its offensive highlights the difficulty of achieving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's aim of eradicating the militant group.
Israeli army battle tanks move near the border with the Gaza Strip at a location in southern Israel on Monday.
May 15, 2024
Israeli tanks push deeper into Rafah as battles rage in northern Gaza
Israel's international allies and aid groups have repeatedly warned against a ground incursion into Rafah.
Smoke billows following Israeli strikes on the Islamic University of Gaza (IUG) on October 11, 2023.
WORLD / Society
May 13, 2024
Gazans strive to study as war shatters education system
The U.N. estimates that 72.5% of schools in Gaza will need full reconstruction or major rehabilitation.
Palestinians who fled Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip transport their belongings in the back of a truck as they arrive to take shelter in Khan Yunis on Sunday.
May 13, 2024
Israel pushes back into northern Gaza and ups military pressure on Rafah
Jabalia, Gaza's largest refugee camp, hosts over 100,000 people, mainly descendants of Palestinians displaced during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.
Smoke rises following Israeli strikes in Rafah on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
May 10, 2024
Israel strikes eastern Rafah as cease-fire talks end with no deal
A senior Israeli official said the latest round of indirect negotiations in Cairo had ended, and Israel would proceed with its attack on Rafah.
A girl walks past a tent sprayed with a message of gratitude to pro-Palestinian university students in the U.S. amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
May 3, 2024
Why Palestinians can count on U.S. students but not Arab allies to protest
Reasons range from a fear of angering autocratic governments to political differences with Hamas or doubts that it could impact state policy.
A wounded Palestinian man and his injured son in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Wednesday
May 2, 2024
U.S. surgeon in Gaza: Nothing prepared me for scale of injuries
Shariq Sayeed said that the vast majority of cases he dealt with involved amputation.
Israel and its allies mostly shot down all missiles and drones and there were no deaths, but Israel says it must retaliate to preserve the credibility of its deterrents.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 18, 2024
Israel will defend itself, Netanyahu says, as West calls for restraint
Israel said it must respond to a volley of attacks from Iran — which caused no deaths — to preserve the credibility of its deterrents.
A woman grieves for Palestinians killed in Israeli strikes, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 17, 2024
Israeli forces return again to northern Gaza and strike Rafah
Israel is still imposing "unlawful" restrictions on humanitarian relief for the Gaza Strip, the U.N. human rights office has said.
Hamas' top leader, Ismail Haniyeh, speaks during a news conference in Tehran on March 26.
Apr 11, 2024
Three sons of Hamas leader Haniyeh killed in Israeli airstrike
The Israeli military confirmed carrying out the attack, describing the three sons as operatives in Hamas' armed wing.
A person looks at a vehicle where employees from the World Central Kitchen were killed in an Israeli airstrike, according to the NGO, in Deir Al-Balah, in central Gaza, on Tuesday.
Apr 3, 2024
Israel says airstrike unintentionally killed aid workers in Gaza
The U.S. and other allies called for explanations amid widespread condemnation.
Palestinians inspect the damage at Gaza's Al-Shifa hospital after the Israeli military withdrew from the complex housing the hospital on Monday.
Apr 2, 2024
Israeli troops exit Gaza's Shifa Hospital, leaving rubble and bodies
More than 32,000 Palestinians have been killed since the start of Israel's military offensive on Oct. 7.
A smoke plume erupts during Israeli bombardment on Khan Yunis as seen from Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Friday.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 1, 2024
Fighting rages across Gaza amid revival of truce talks
More than 32,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israel's military offensive in Gaza since Oct. 7.
Smoke rises following an Israeli strike in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 29, 2024
World Court orders Israel to halt famine as Hamas says cease-fire needed
The order from the International Court of Justice came as Israeli forces and Palestinian fighters battled in close combat around Gaza's Shifa Hospital.
Security personnel guard trucks carrying aid as they arrive in the southern Gaza Strip on Jan. 17.
Mar 20, 2024
Palestinian clans and factions step in to protect Gaza aid
Numerous clans, civil society groups and factions — including Hamas' secular political rival Fatah — have stepped in to help provide security.
Palestinians gather to receive aid outside an UNRWA warehouse as Gaza residents face crisis levels of hunger on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 19, 2024
'Catastrophic' food shortages make mass death imminent in Gaza, agency warns
The number of people in parts of northern Gaza suffering the most severe food shortages is said to be more than triple the famine threshold.
Gaza on Sunday
WORLD / Politics
Mar 4, 2024
Israel said to boycott Cairo cease-fire talks over hostage list
In past negotiations Hamas has sought to avoid discussing the well-being of individual hostages until after terms for their release are set.
U.S. President Joe Biden walks to board Air Force One for travel to New York from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 27, 2024
Biden hopes for cease-fire in days as talks with Israelis and Hamas progress
The presence of both sides meeting mediators separately but in the same city suggested talks were further along than at any time since February.
Smoke billows following Israeli bombardment over Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 16, 2024
Israel raids main hospital in southern Gaza as Rafah concerns grow
The Israeli military said the raid was based on intel that Hamas militants were hiding and had kept hostages there, which the militant group denies.
Smoke rises during an Israeli ground operation in Khan Younis as seen from a tent camp sheltering displaced Palestinians in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 14, 2024
Gaza truce talks end inconclusively as Rafah braces for assault
The city teems with people living in makeshift shelters who fled there from Israeli bombardments in areas of Gaza farther north.


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