Tag - palestinians



Israeli tanks move toward Gaza on Wednesday. Analysts say Israel would benefit from a truce with Hamas, even if it was just a tactical move, after losing 260 soldiers in Gaza.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 12, 2024
Why Gaza truce talks are at an 'impasse'
Hamas wants a permanent ceasefire in Gaza, which is unacceptable to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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.
Palestinian forensic and civil defense workers recover human remains at the grounds of Shifa hospital, Gaza's largest hospital, which was reduced to rubble by a two-week Israeli raid, on Monday.
Apr 10, 2024
Families face 'unbearable' scenes to identify the dead at Shifa hospital
Gaza's largest hospital was reduced to rubble by a two-week Israeli raid. "The stench of death is everywhere," an emergency worker said.
Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations Riyad Mansour speaks with the media, accompanied by Yemen's Ambassador to the United Nations Abdullah Ali Fadhel Al-Saadi and Algeria's Representative to the United Nations Amar Bendjama, at U.N. headquarters in New York on March 25.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 9, 2024
Security Council to decide within April on Palestine's U.N. membership bid
Palestinians have lobbied for years to gain full membership, which would amount to recognition of Palestinian statehood.
During a rally in New York on Nov. 6, protesters call for a cease-fire in Gaza. U.S. President Biden should ensure that Israel abides by a March 25 U.N. Security Council resolution calling for an immediate cease-fire.
Apr 8, 2024
Biden must show Netanyahu that enough is enough
How can the U.S. president take the moral high ground if he allows Netanyahu to continue disregarding civilian life in Gaza, while arming Israeli soldiers?
Palestinians inspect destroyed residential buildings and a mosque in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip on Sunday.
Apr 8, 2024
Netanyahu pulls some troops from Gaza and says victory near
A significant Israel Defense Forces contingent will continue to operate in the enclave even after the troop drawdown in Khan Younis.
Palestinians who had taken refuge in Rafah, leave the city to return to Khan Younis after Israel pulled its ground forces out of the southern Gaza Strip, on Sunday, six months into the devastating war sparked by Hamas' Oct. 7 attacks.
Apr 8, 2024
Six months into 'long' war, Israel says readying for Rafah
Defense minister says troops left Khan Younis "to prepare for future missions, including ... in Rafah" where most of Gaza's population has taken refuge.
Hamas traffics in outrage and one of its primary objectives with the Oct. 7 atrocities was to goad the Jewish state into indiscriminate attacks — and that is what Israel gave it. 
Apr 5, 2024
Israel needs to stop killing civilians immediately
Israel must wake up to the suffering it is inflicting on innocent people and the damage it is doing to its image and reputation.
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks on the phone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Oval Office in Washington on Thursday.
Apr 5, 2024
Biden ultimatum to Netanyahu: protect Gaza civilians, or else
Analysts said the implicit threat was to slow U.S. arms transfers to Israel or to temper U.S. support at the U.N.
Palestinians carry aid as others struggle to receive their portion amid widespread hunger in Gaza City on Thursday.
Apr 5, 2024
Peace feels further than ever at six months of Israel-Hamas war
Israel's retaliatory campaign has killed over 33,000 people, mostly women and children, according to the health ministry in Hamas-run Gaza.
Palestinians flee an area in central Gaza City after Israeli bombardment in March. U.S. President Joe Biden said an "immediate” cease-fire is necessary to improve the humanitarian situation in Gaza.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 5, 2024
Biden tells Netanyahu U.S. support hinges on protecting civilians
The comment marks a shift in position for the U.S. leader, who has faced increased pressure to take a harder line against Israel amid mounting deaths.
Former Hamas hostage Aviva Siegel poses during an interview with AFP during her visit to the 55th session of the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, on Feb. 28. Nearly six months into the Gaza war, with the families of hostages still held captive by Hamas desperate for their release, many former hostages are finding the words to describe the ordeal of captivity.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 4, 2024
After six months of war, former Hamas hostages speak of ordeals in Gaza
About 130 Israeli hostages remain in Gaza, Israel believes, including 34 who are presumed dead.
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz walks as families and supporters of hostages kidnapped in the deadly Oct. 7 attack on Israel by the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas take part in a four-day march from Reim to Jerusalem as they call for the release of hostages, near Beit Shemesh, Israel, on March 1.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 4, 2024
Israel’s Gantz ups ante with Netanyahu by calling for early elections
Gantz has seen his popularity among Israeli voters surge as that of Netanyahu has taken a nosedive.
World Central Kitchen’s damaged vehicle hit by an Israeli strike in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip on Tuesday
WORLD / Politics
Apr 4, 2024
Strikes in Gaza and Iran show limits of Biden’s leverage on Israel
They draw scrutiny to the question of how much leverage the U.S. president has over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and whether he’s willing to exert it.
The United Nations building in New York
WORLD / Politics
Apr 3, 2024
Could the Palestinians become a full United Nations member?
Palestinian U.N. envoy Riyad Mansour said the aim was for the council to take a decision at an April 18 meeting, but that a vote had yet to be scheduled.
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.
A Palestinian boy walks on the site of an Israeli strike in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on March 27.
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Apr 2, 2024
How the Israel-Hamas war is changing the international security order
The divide within the international community over the conflict is set to become even more serious.
Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa (right) meets with UNRWA head  Philippe Lazzarini in Tokyo on March 28.
Apr 2, 2024
Japan resumes funding to embattled Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA
Japan on Tuesday said it will lift its suspension of funding to the U.N. Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA) as the relief body works to regain trust after an allegation that some of its staff were involved in the Oct. 7 attack on Israel.
Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad (left) walks near a damaged site after what the Iranian media said was an Israeli strike on a building close to the Iranian embassy in Damascus, Syria, on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 2, 2024
Israel bombs Iran embassy in Syria, killing military commanders
Monday's attack marks a major escalation in Israel's war with its regional adversaries.
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.


Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
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