WASHINGTON (AP) — Top American and Israeli officials held virtual talks Monday as the U.S. pushed alternatives to the ground assault against Hamas under consideration by Israelis in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, a move the U.S. opposes on humanitarian grounds and that has frayed relations between the two allies. President Joe Biden and […]

5:15 p.m. ET, March 29, 2024 Israel admits killing 2 Palestinians and then burying them with a bulldozer after shocking video surfaces From CNN’s Tim Lister, Allegra Goodwin, Gianluca Mezzofiore, Abeer Salman, Alex Stambaugh and Paul P. Murphy A screen grab from a video obtained by Al Jazeera shows a man walking along a beach in […]

Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters Demonstrators call for the release of Israeli hostages being held by Hamas during a protest in Tel Aviv on March 17, 2024. CNN  —  Israel agreed to a US “bridging proposal” on the number of Palestinian prisoners to be released for every hostage held by Hamas, CNN analyst Barak Ravid said . […]

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu railed Sunday against growing criticism from the United States against his leadership amid the devastating war with Hamas, saying the pressure won’t stop Israel from achieving “total victory.” In recent days, top officials from the U.S., Israel’s staunchest ally which has provided key military and […]

12:04 a.m. ET, March 10, 2024 Jordan says it airdropped aid into northern Gaza Saturday From CNN’s Mohammed Tawfeeq Aid packages fall towards northern Gaza after being dropped from a military aircraft on Saturday. Amir Cohen/Reuters/File The Jordanian Armed Forces made 10 airdrops of humanitarian relief into northern Gaza on Saturday. The airdrops were carried out in cooperation […]

1:06 p.m. ET, March 9, 2024 Why aid experts say the risks of airdrops outweigh their benefits From CNN’s Niamh Kennedy The US has joined several other countries in airdropping aid into Gaza, which is grappling with a humanitarian crisis. Aid deliveries on land are severely restricted by Israel and falling far short of the numbers needed to […]

7:51 p.m. ET, March 5, 2024 Food aid convoy turned away by Israeli forces in Gaza, UN World Food Programme says From CNN’s Amy Cassidy and Sharon Braithwaite Israeli forces prevented a food aid convoy from traveling to northern Gaza on Tuesday, the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) said. UN agencies and Palestinian officials have warned […]

7:25 a.m. ET, March 4, 2024 Israeli war cabinet member and Netanyahu rival Benny Gantz begins high-level meetings in Washington  From CNN’s Lauren Izso in Tel Aviv Israeli cabinet minister Benny Gantz is pictured during a press conference in Tel Aviv on October 28. Abir Sultan/AFP/Getty Images Israeli war cabinet Minister Benny Gantz, one of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s main political rivals, is holding meetings […]

12:10 a.m. ET, March 3, 2024 UN Security Council expresses ‘deep concern’ over deadly Gaza aid convoy incident From CNN’s Richard Roth and Manveena Suri An injured Palestinian receives medical treatment in Al-Shifa Hospital after Israeli forces open fire on Palestinians waiting for humanitarian aid trucks at Al-Rashid Street in Gaza City, Gaza on February 29. […]

Mahmoud Essa/AP Palestinians walk through the destruction from the Israeli offensive in the Jabaliya refugee camp in the Gaza Strip on February 29, 2024. CNN  —  The Israelis have “basically accepted” a six-week ceasefire proposal

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