Category: Israel

UN agency halting food deliveries to northern Gaza, citing increasing chaos

The United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) said Tuesday it is pausing deliveries to northern Gaza due to the inability to ensure safety and security of its staff, a move likely to compound starvation amid Israel’s war on the Palestinian militant group Hamas “The decision to pause deliveries to the north of the Gaza Strip has not been taken lightly, as we know it means…

1 in 6 children malnourished in northern Gaza: UN

A growing number of children in Gaza are “acutely malnourished,” and isolated in the northern part of the territory, as Israel pushes forward with expanding its military operations in the region, according to a study by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) The report, published this week by the Global Nutrition Cluster — an aid partnership led by UNICEF — found one in six children…

The Ukraine aid that House Republican leaders are blocking might actually be good for the US economy

Ukraine Army during tank training. Diego Herrera Carcedo/Anadolu via Getty Images House GOP leaders are standing in the way of a Senate-backed $95 billion aid bill. The bill would provide about $60 billion to Ukraine as it defends itself against Russia. The legislation would also bolster the US economy, The Wall Street Journal reported. House Speaker Mike Johnson is blocking a $95 billion emergency foreign…

Israel strikes ‘reputation blow’ to Iran with sabotage attacks on its gas pipelines, says report

A section of a gas pipeline in Iran. ATTA KENARE/AFP via Getty Images Israel sabotaged two major Iranian gas pipelines, said a New York Times report. “It’s a major reputation blow for Iran’s intelligence and security agencies,” said an analyst. The attacks suggest covert networks operating in Iran linked to Israel, an analyst said. Israel appears to have conducted covert attacks on two major natural…

GOP launches probe into Biden administration funding of UN Palestinian relief agency

House Republicans are launching a probe into the Biden administration’s funding of the  United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) following allegations related to the Oct. 7 attack on Israel. “House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) and Oversight Committee Republican lawmakers are launching an investigation into the Biden Administration’s decision to reinstitute funding to…

Democrats press Biden administration to expand efforts to help Americans, families leave Gaza

A group of Democratic and independent senators are calling on the Biden administration to change its policies to allow more Americans and their families to depart Gaza, as fighting between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas rages on in the enclave. In a Feb. 13 letter to State Department Secretary Antony Blinken and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the 16 senators asked for the eligibility…

These 22 GOP senators voted for a $95.3 billion Ukraine and Israel aid package — without the controversial border provisions...

Republicans, unable to reach agreement on a border deal, opted to move ahead without those provisions. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images The Senate approved a Ukraine and Israel aid bill — without any border provisions. Republicans had demanded border security measures, only to reject them as insufficiently harsh. 22 GOP senators, slightly less than half of the conference, joined most Democrats to pass the bill. So much…

2 hostages rescued in Gaza raid that killed dozens of Palestinians

The Israeli military said it rescued two hostages being held in Gaza in a raid early Monday that reportedly killed dozens of Palestinians. Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari, spokesperson for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), said in a statement that Israeli forces carried out the raid at 1:49 a.m. local time in the heavily populated city of Rafah, where evacuations had been ordered just days before. Fernando Simon…

Tunnel complex with rows of computer servers discovered under UN aid agency HQ in Gaza, reports say

Israeli soldiers in what the military described as a Hamas command tunnel running partly under UNRWA headquarters. Reuters The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said it discovered a Hamas complex under a UN agency HQ in Gaza. The IDF claimed its soldiers found “electrical infrastructure” in a tunnel under the building. Reporters from outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, visited the tunnel. The Israel Defense Forces…

Netanyahu defends Gaza response: ‘I think we’re doing the right thing’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended his country’s response in Gaza on Sunday as Israel prepares to invade Rafah — a city that is holding one of the largest refugee camps for Palestinians fleeing the war in Gaza. In an interview on ABC’s “This Week” airing Sunday, co-host Jonathan Karl asked Netanyahu what his response was to President Biden saying Israel’s response in Gaza is “over…

Anti-war group confronts Pelosi over support for Israel

Members of an anti-war group confronted Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday over the House’s stand-alone Israel aid bill. A video posted on social media by Code Pink, an anti-war advocacy group, showed its members shouting at Pelosi and asking whether she would support a bill that would provide $17.6 billion in aid for Israel. It later failed in the House on Tuesday. Pelosi voted “no”…

These 20 GOP senators are already opposed to the bipartisan border security proposal — and more could soon join them

Sens. Ron Johnson, Eric Schmitt, Rick Scott, and Ted Cruz have been leading the charge in opposition to the bipartisan bill. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images 20 GOP senators are already opposed to a new bipartisan border security proposal. It’s been less than 24 hours since its release, and the House GOP says it won’t even get a vote. Republicans, including Trump, argue the…

Democrats warn Israel risks eroding support in Congress

A growing chorus of Democrats are warning that Israel’s fierce response to Hamas’s terrorist attacks is getting tougher to justify — and eroding support for Tel Aviv on Capitol Hill.  The lawmakers are quick to endorse Israel’s right to defend itself, particularly after the Oct. 7 Hamas attacks killed more than 1,000 people and saw hundreds more taken hostage.  But Israel’s ensuing hunt for Hamas…

Hamas demands release of Marwan Barghouti, the ‘Palestinian Mandela,’ report says

Marwan Barghouti with Israeli police on January 2, 2003, in Tel Aviv, Israel. David Silverman Hamas is demanding that Israel releases Marwan Barghouti. Some Palestinians regard Barghouti as a heroic Nelson Mandela figure. He is serving five life sentences for his part in several deadly attacks on Israelis. Hamas is demanding that Israel releases the high-profile Palestinian prisoner Marwan Barghouti amid tense cease-fire talks, The…

South Africa alleges Israel violating ruling to prevent Gaza deaths

South Africa on Wednesday accused Israel of violating the United Nations’ top court’s recent ruling to prevent deaths in Gaza, as Israel pushes forward with its campaign to eliminate the threat of Palestinian militant group Hamas.  The U.N. International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) ruling last week ordered Israel to do more to protect civilians in the Gaza Strip, and gave Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s…

Sanders calls on U.S. to restore funding to UN agency linked to Hamas attacks

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is calling on the United States and its allies to restore funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), warning that it risks a humanitarian disaster in Gaza. The Biden administration froze aid after Israeli allegations, deemed credible by the U.S., that a dozen of the agency’s worker participated in the Oct. 7 attack on Israeli…

Prayers Up! Pentagon Identifies U.S. Soldiers Killed In Jordan Drone Strike

The Pentagon has identified the three U.S. soldiers who were killed in a drone strike in the Middle Eastern country of Jordan over the weekend. RELATED: Mother Says County Buried Her Son Without Notifying Her After Off-Duty Cop Killed Him Here’s What We Know About The Soldiers That Were Killed According to AP News, the Army Reserve engineer soldiers killed in the strike have been identified…

The father of an IDF soldier killed on October 7 claimed his son’s decapitated head was found in an ice...

Israeli Foreign Ministry Adir Tahar, an IDF soldier, was killed during Hamas’ October 7 attacks on Israel. A militant decapitated him and tried to sell his head for $10,000, his father has claimed. He said his head was found by Israeli forces in an ice cream store’s freezer. The head of an IDF soldier who was killed during Hamas’ October 7 attacks on Israel was…

Domino’s pizza is the latest American product facing backlash in Asia amid the Middle East turmoil, exec says

A Domino’s franchisee says that the brand’s sales are suffering in Malaysia as consumers associate American brands with Israel. Sunday Alamba / AP Images Domino’s American name is hurting sales abroad, a franchisee said. Sales in Malaysia are down due to “what’s happening in the Middle East right now,” an exec said. It’s another example of consumers abroad shunning US brands as Israel’s invasion of…

World Court rules Israel must prevent acts of genocide

The World Court ruled Israel must prevent acts of genocide in Gaza. The decision stops short of South Africa’s demand for a cease-fire of Israel’s military operation that has reportedly killed more than 26,000 people in less than four months. Read the original article on Business Insider Go to Source

Hamas: Israel must prevent genocide in Gaza – International Court of Justice

The International Court of Justice, ICJ, on Friday, granted emergency measures against Israel in a genocide case brought against it by South Africa. However, the court stopped short of ordering Israel to suspend its military campaign in Gaza. ICJ said Israel must “ensure with immediate effect that its military does not commit any acts” which could fall foul of the Genocide Convention. It stated that…

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