Tag: Hamas

Biden and Netanyahu Seek Opposing Goals in Cease-Fire Talks

President Biden and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel each addressed the future of the battle in Gaza this week, speaking just a day apart but worlds removed from one another in a way that captured the essential tension between the two men after more than four months of fighting. Mr. Netanyahu spoke of war […]

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Netanyahu Says Israel Will Invade Gaza City of Rafah

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israeli forces would push into the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah regardless of the outcome of talks to pause the fighting that appear to have been making some progress in recent days. “It has to be done,” the Israeli prime minister said. “Because total victory is our […]

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Biden Caught in a Political Bind Over Israel Policy

The Biden administration’s reversal of Trump-era policy on settlements in the occupied West Bank reflects not just its rising frustration with Israel, but the political bind the president finds himself in, just days before the Democratic primary in Michigan, where a large Arab American population is urging voters to register their anger by voting “uncommitted.” […]

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A U.S. Call for a Humanitarian Cease-Fire in Gaza

Vetoing a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza while circulating a softer hostages-for-cease-fire resolution of its own may have been the best of the bad options available to the Biden administration. President Biden is right to take this step. Given the scale of death and destruction in Gaza, and […]

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What a Tel Aviv Plaza Means to Hostage Families and Supporters

A week after Hamas-led terrorists stormed his kibbutz and kidnapped his wife and three young children, Avihai Brodutch planted himself on the sidewalk in front of army headquarters in Tel Aviv holding a sign scrawled with the words “My family’s in Gaza,” and said he would not budge until they were brought home. Passers-by stopped […]

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U.S. Vetoes U.N. Call for Gaza Cease-Fire

The United States on Tuesday cast the sole vote against a United Nations Security Council resolution that would have called for an immediate cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, saying it feared it could disrupt hostage negotiations. It was the third time Washington wielded its veto to block a resolution demanding a stop to fighting in […]

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Netanyahu Says He Won’t Bow to Pressure to Call Off Rafah Invasion

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel insisted on Saturday that Israel would not bow to international pressure to call off its plan for a ground invasion of Rafah, the southernmost city in Gaza that is now packed with more than a million Palestinians. Many of the people now in Rafah are displaced and living in […]

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Gov. Kathy Hochul Apologizes For Israel-Hamas Analogy to Canada

Gov. Kathy Hochul apologized on Friday night for remarks she made at a Jewish philanthropy event in New York City that implied that Israel would be justified in destroying Gaza because of the Oct. 7 Hamas attack. In a speech on Thursday at the event, for the United Jewish Appeal-Federation of New York, Ms. Hochul […]

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Four Dead At Nasser Hospital After Outage, Gaza Health Ministry Says

Gaza’s health ministry said Friday that electric generators cut out and all power was lost at a major Gaza hospital raided by Israeli forces a day earlier, leading to the deaths of four patients dependent on oxygen. The Gaza health ministry said in posts on Facebook that the Israeli military was in control of the […]

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Palestinians Flee as Israeli Forces Raid Nasser Hospital in Gaza

The Israeli military on Thursday raided the largest hospital still functioning in the Gaza Strip, in what it called a search for Hamas fighters and the bodies of hostages. Many people who had sought shelter there were forced to flee from combat once again. Explosions and gunfire rocked the hospital in the city of Khan […]

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Palestinian Group Endorses Barbara Lee As California Senate Candidates Disagree About A Ceasefire In Gaza

NewsOne Featured Video From right, Reps. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Katie Porter, D-Calif., Democratic candidates for California Senate, participate in a candidates’ forum in Los Angeles on October 8, 2023.   Source: Tom Williams / Getty An advocacy group working on behalf of Palestinian Americans has endorsed Barbara Lee in the U.S. Senate […]

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Why Marwan Barghouti Is So Popular

A senior Hamas leader this month declared that any deal to end the fighting in Gaza must include the release of Marwan Barghouti. Three weeks before, a former Israeli security chief had identified Marwan Barghouti as “the only leader who can lead Palestinians to a state alongside Israel.” His name may not be familiar to […]

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Mohammed Dahlan, a Palestinian Exile, on an Arab Vision for Gaza

As the Gaza war rages, with civilian deaths soaring, few Arab leaders have publicly voiced their visions for the future of the battered enclave, fearing they will be accused of endorsing Israel’s actions. But one influential Palestinian exile, in an interview with The New York Times, has provided public insight into the types of postwar […]

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Talks in Cairo Aim for a Deal to Halt Gaza War and Free Hostages

Negotiators from multiple countries met in Cairo on Tuesday, struggling to reach an agreement to temporarily stop the war in the Gaza Strip, as international concern mounted over Israel’s plan to press its ground offensive into the city of Rafah, where more than half of the territory’s population has sought refuge. Talks involving lower-level officials […]

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Michigan Students Clash on Israel-Gaza War: Two Views, One Campus

They represent opposite corners at the University of Michigan, two sides of student activism who have hunkered down and almost never communicate. Salma Hamamy is one of the most prominent faces of the pro-Palestinian movement on campus. “One, two, three, four, open up the prison doors!” she shouts, bullhorn in hand, as she leads anti-Israel […]

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Hezbollah Attack Injures 2 Israelis Amid Fresh Push to Reduce Tensions

Hezbollah, the Lebanese militia, fired missiles into northern Israel on Tuesday that injured at least two people, emergency officials said, amid a fresh diplomatic push to end months of clashes along the border. Hezbollah said that it had launched two separate attacks into Israel — one aimed at Israeli soldiers and the other at a […]

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New York Braces for Snow; Trump’s Last-Ditch Immunity Effort

The New York Times Audio app is home to journalism and storytelling, and provides news, depth and serendipity. If you haven’t already, download it here — available to Times news subscribers on iOS — and sign up for our weekly newsletter. The Headlines brings you the biggest stories of the day from the Times journalists […]

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Only Biden and M.B.S. Can Redirect the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

One of the most unexpected developments in the Israel-Hamas war is the emergence of a powerful alignment of interests and incentives for Israel, the Palestinians, America and Saudi Arabia to all get behind a pathway to a Palestinian state that can live in peace alongside Israel. For starters, moving toward a Palestinian state — once […]

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Only Biden and M.B.S. Can Redirect the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

One of the most unexpected developments in the Israel-Hamas war is the emergence of a powerful alignment of interests and incentives for Israel, the Palestinians, America and Saudi Arabia to all get behind a pathway to a Palestinian state that can live in peace alongside Israel. For starters, moving toward a Palestinian state — once […]

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Israeli Raid in Rafah Rescues 2 Hostages and Kills Dozens, Officials Say

Israeli special operations forces raided a building in the southern Gazan city of Rafah early Monday and freed two hostages held by Hamas, the military said, as Israel launched a wave of attacks that killed dozens of Palestinians in the city, according to the Gazan health ministry. The nighttime operation — only the second time […]

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Dozens Killed in Rafah During Israeli Hostage Rescue, Gazan Officials Say

Palestinians in Rafah described a night of fear as Israeli strikes pummeled the area early Monday, killing and wounding dozens, according to the Gazan health ministry, and highlighting the cost of Israel’s military operation to free its hostages. “I swear to God it was an indescribable night,” said Ghada al-Kurd, 37, who is among more […]

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Israel Says It Struck Rafah as a Diversion to Rescue Hostages

Smoke billowing over Rafah, Gaza, during a wave of Israeli attacks early on Monday.Credit…Mohammed Abed/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Israel’s military said early Monday that it had conducted a “wave of attacks” on the Gazan city of Rafah that was meant to divert attention as soldiers successfully freed two hostages held by Hamas. Local news […]

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Israel Says It Rescued 2 Hostages From Rafah

Israeli security forces said early Monday that they had rescued two hostages who were being held in the southern Gazan city of Rafah, in one of the few examples of a successful hostage rescue in Gaza since the start of the war. The hostages, Fernando Simon Marman, 60, and Louis Har, 70, were undergoing tests […]

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Israel Says It Will Protect Civilians in Rafah Amid Plans to Invade

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, brushing aside a chorus of international condemnation, said Sunday that an invasion of the southern Gazan city of Rafah would move forward as soon as Israel completed plans for the more than a million people sheltering there to be allowed to move to safety. “Those who say that under […]

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Biden Cautions Netanyahu on Ground Offensive in Southern Gaza

President Biden warned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel on Sunday that a ground offensive in southern Gaza should not proceed without a plan to protect the more than 1.4 million Palestinians clustered there, the latest sign of frustration by the White House over rising civilian deaths from Israel’s military assault. During the call on […]

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Israeli Analysts Say Rafah Invasion Unlikely to Be Imminent

Israeli leaders have framed an invasion of the southern Gaza city of Rafah as an imperative to achieve its goal of eliminating Hamas. But it’s a strategy that is fraught with complexity and is generating criticism over the potentially catastrophic impact such an operation would have on the more than 1 million Gazans sheltering there. […]

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UNRWA in Gaza Fought Hamas Infiltration; Not Hard Enough, Israel Says

When the United Nations launched an investigation a decade ago into whether a handful of its employees in Gaza were members of Hamas, it was not long before a senior U.N. legal officer in the territory started receiving death threats. First there were emails, sent from anonymous accounts, according to three senior U.N. officials based […]

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Hind Rajab, Missing 6-Year-Old, Found Dead in Gaza, Aid Group Says

A 6-year-old Palestinian girl and the two rescuers who went looking for her nearly two weeks ago were found dead on Saturday, the Palestine Red Crescent said, ending a desperate effort to discover their fates. Two rescuers with the Red Crescent were dispatched in an ambulance on the evening of Jan. 29 to find Hind […]

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