The European Union foreign policy chief explained that the Israeli government created Hamas to divide the Palestinians. Several top Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have gloated about using Hamas to divide the Palestinians and prevent international pressure on Tel Aviv to agree to a two-state solution.
A day after President Biden suggested there could be a deal as soon as Monday, a Hamas official indicated the group would not trade Israeli troops held hostage for Palestinians imprisoned for terrorism.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he is introducing this evening in the Knesset legislation that would match a cabinet decision made yesterday to reject “international diktats” seeking to push Palestinian statehood — boasting of his decades of thwarting any such move.
Parents of fallen IDF soldier Amit Bonzel say he wrote in his journal, 'We must finish it with a resounding victory,' advocating for Israel to persist until achieving total victory, to ensure fallen soldiers did not die in vain
DOHA, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Hamas has proposed a ceasefire plan that would quiet the guns in Gaza for four-and-a-half months leading to an end to the war, in response to a proposal sent last week by Qatari and Egyptian mediators and backed by the United States and Israel.
Axios reported on Monday that Israel has proposed to Hamas, through Egyptian and Qatari mediators, a two-month ceasefire as part of a multi-phase deal that would include the release of all remaining Israeli hostages.
The Intercept recently obtained a document that sheds light on the Israeli military’s stringent censorship policies during its conflict with Hamas in Gaza. This document was issued by the Israeli military to the media as part of the operation named “Swords of Iron.” The document’s existence and the specific restrictions it imposes represent a significant development in the Israeli government’s approach to controlling information during times of conflict.
Lebanese media is reporting that an Israeli drone strike hit a Hamas office in Beirut, killing four people, including a senior Hamas official. If confirmed, the Israeli attack on the Lebanese capital marks a significant escalation and could provoke a major war.
Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant on Thursday told US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan in televised remarks that Israel’s brutal assault on Gaza will continue for “more than several months.”
TEL AVIV—Israel’s intelligence services are preparing to kill Hamas leaders around the world when the nation’s war in the Gaza Strip winds down, setting the stage for a yearslong campaign to hunt down militants responsible for the Oct. 7 massacres, Israeli officials said.
TEL AVIV, Israel — Israeli officials obtained Hamas’ battle plan for the Oct. 7 terrorist attack more than a year before it happened, documents, emails and interviews show. But Israeli military and intelligence officials dismissed the plan as aspirational, considering it too difficult for Hamas to carry out.
As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political career is in peril due to his failure to prevent the October 7 Hamas attack on southern Israel, the Israeli leader has been meeting with members of his Likud party to ensure continued support.