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Weapons and explosives in founded in Gaza classrooms

The Nachal Brigade, Brigade 401 and other units under the command of Division 162 continue the focused raid to eliminate terrorists and destroy terror infrastructures.

Weapons and explosives in founded in Gaza classrooms

Hamas internal security head eliminated

Elimination of Ridwan Mohammed Abdallah Ridwan will impede Hamas's ability to take over humanitarian aid entering Gaza, IDF says.

Hamas internal security head eliminated

Haniyeh claims:

'My sons weren't Hamas fighters'

Hamas leader says group is still seeking a hostage release deal despite the elimination of three of his sons in an air strike in Gaza.

'My sons weren't Hamas fighters'

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IDF soldiers recite annual blessing in Gaza

IDF soldiers recited "Birkat Hailanot," the blessing on blossoming fruit trees while operating in Nusirat in the Gaza Strip.

IDF soldiers recite annual blessing in Gaza

UK Stat. Authority must review fabricated Gaza casualty figures

Several analyses indicate that the figures have been fabricated. Opinion.

UK Stat. Authority must review fabricated Gaza casualty figures

'Israel will be held accountable'

Erdogan offers condolences to Hamas leader

Turkish President calls Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh to offer condolences after three of his sons were eliminated in an Israeli air strike in Gaza.

Erdogan offers condolences to Hamas leader

Spanish PM:

'Israel's response in Gaza risks destabilizing the Middle East'

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez criticizes Israel, insists recognition of a Palestinian state is "in Europe's geopolitical interests".

'Israel's response in Gaza risks destabilizing the Middle East'

IDF confirms:

3 sons of Ismail Haniyeh killed in Gaza

Three sons and several grandchildren of Hamas's political bureau head reportedly killed in strike on car in Gaza.

3 sons of Ismail Haniyeh killed in Gaza

Mother of hostage killed by accident writes letter to CoS

Iris Haim, mother of Yotam, hostage in Gaza who was killed by mistake by IDF fire, writes painful letter to Chief of Staff, following his decision to dismiss two officers after the World Central Kitchen incident in Gaza.

Mother of hostage killed by accident writes letter to CoS

France threatens sanctions on Israel over Gaza aid

France's Foreign Minister says pressure, and possibly sanctions, must be imposed on Israel to open crossings to get humanitarian aid to Gaza.

France threatens sanctions on Israel over Gaza aid

British Foreign Secretary:

'We will not suspend arms exports to Israel'

Despite pressure on the British government, Foreign Secretary David Cameron says the UK’s position on export licenses to Israel remains “unchanged”.

'We will not suspend arms exports to Israel'

Egypt pessimistic about humanitarian ceasefire

Officials in Egypt pessimistic about the possibility of declaring a humanitarian ceasefire during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr.

Egypt pessimistic about humanitarian ceasefire

MK Rothman:

'We cannot stop. We must protect the world from this evil'

MK Simcha Rothman speaks to Arutz Sheva and says that 'Our friends from all around the world need to understand that any pressure on Israel to stop the war is actually pressure to make Israel sign a suicide pact.'

'We cannot stop. We must protect the world from this evil'

IDF official:

Withdrawal from Khan Yunis done to prepare for Rafah op.

Military officials say withdrawal of most troops from Gaza on Sunday was carried out in order to prepare for combat in other areas.

Withdrawal from Khan Yunis done to prepare for Rafah op.

Passover Seder Plate found in Khan Yunis

Soldiers from the Engineering Battalion found a Seder Plate in the building in Khan Yunis where they were staying.

Passover Seder Plate found in Khan Yunis

Jordan, France and Egypt:

'Ceasefire must be implemented without delay'

King Abdullah II of Jordan, French President Emmanuel Macron and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in op-ed for Washington Post: An operation in Rafah would have “dangerous consequences”.

'Ceasefire must be implemented without delay'

Hamas says Interior Ministry building attacked, mayor killed

Arabic media reports airstrikes in Maghazi in central Gaza, 3 killed.

Hamas says Interior Ministry building attacked, mayor killed

Islamic Jihad spokesman:

'Terror orgs use all hospitals in Gaza'

Tariq Salami Otha Abu Shlouf, captured at Rafah Hospital, admits terror group lied about IDF strike on hospital that was hit by an Islamic Jihad rocket.

'Terror orgs use all hospitals in Gaza'

House Speaker:

'Time to stop lecturing Israel on how it should defend itself'

US House Speaker Mike Johnson blasts “appalling” lack of support for Israel from some Democrats.

'Time to stop lecturing Israel on how it should defend itself'

Minister of Defense:

'IDF left Khan Yunis to prepare for action in Rafah'

Minister of Defense Gallant held an operational assessment at the Southern Command and discussed the IDF's departure from parts of the Gaza Strip.

'IDF left Khan Yunis to prepare for action in Rafah'

UN reveals:

Netanyahu’s list of promises to increase aid to Gaza

Among other areas of humanitarian aid, Israel’s approves the establishment of 20 bakeries in Gaza and the reactivation of the Nahal Oz water line in northern Gaza.

Netanyahu’s list of promises to increase aid to Gaza

UN official:

'Israel agreed to reopen bakeries and a water pipeline in Gaza'

UN humanitarian coordinator for Gaza and Judea and Samaria outlines several measures Israel has agreed to implement in order to increase entry of humanitarian aid into Gaza.

'Israel agreed to reopen bakeries and a water pipeline in Gaza'

Australia to appoint envoy on probe into Israel strike

Australia's government says it will appoint a special adviser to work with Israel to ensure "full confidence" in investigations into air strike which killed seven WCK aid workers.

Australia to appoint envoy on probe into Israel strike

Cleared for publication:

Four IDF soldiers fell in battle in Gaza

The IDF Spokesperson's Unit cleared for publication the names of four soldiers who fell in battle in Gaza.

Four IDF soldiers fell in battle in Gaza

Report

Biden warned Netanyahu: We won't be able to support you

Source says President Biden laid out an ultimatum to Netanyahu in their call on Thursday, telling him that If Israel doesn't change course in Gaza, "we won't be able to support you".

Biden warned Netanyahu: We won't be able to support you

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Hamas rejects latest Israeli proposal for hostage release

Diplomat tell CNN that Hamas has rejected the most recent Israeli proposal for a hostage release deal.

Hamas rejects latest Israeli proposal for hostage release

Biden on Israel aid:

'I asked them to do what they’re doing'

US President asked by reporter if he threatened to stop military aid to Israel, does not confirm nor deny.

'I asked them to do what they’re doing'

'These steps must be implemented'

US welcomes increase of aid to Gaza

US National Security Council spokesperson welcomes Israel’s decision to approve measures to increase the entry of humanitarian aid to Gaza.

US welcomes increase of aid to Gaza

VP Harris:

'If Israel doesn't change its approach, we'll change ours'

US Vice President says conversation between Biden and Netanyahu was "candid and frank" but Israel needs to change its approach on humanitarian aid entering Gaza.

'If Israel doesn't change its approach, we'll change ours'

After Netanyahu-Biden call:

Cabinet approves increased humanitarian aid to Gaza

Israel to allow the temporary delivery of humanitarian aid through Ashdod and the Erez Crossing and the increase of Jordanian aid through Kerem Shalom.

Cabinet approves increased humanitarian aid to Gaza

Report:

Biden told Netanyahu he could condition aid to Israel

US officials tell NBC News that, during their phone call on Thursday, Biden warned Netanyahu that the US could condition military aid to Israel on what it does to address humanitarian concerns in Gaza.

Biden told Netanyahu he could condition aid to Israel

Biden to Netanyahu:

'US policy depends on Israel's response to our demands'

US President speaks to PM for 45 minutes, says administration will determine policy on Gaza based on Israel's implementation of America's demands regarding the humanitarian situation.

'US policy depends on Israel's response to our demands'

Austin to Gallant:

'Take steps to protect aid workers and civilians in Gaza'

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin expresses outrage in conversation with Defense Minister Yoav Gallant following Israeli air strike in Gaza in which aid workers from World Central Kitchen were killed.

'Take steps to protect aid workers and civilians in Gaza'

Haniyeh stresses:

'We are sticking to our conditions for hostage deal'

Hamas chief stresses the group will continue to demand an Israeli military withdrawal from Gaza in a hostage release deal.

'We are sticking to our conditions for hostage deal'

Report:

Jill Biden pressing for end to Gaza war

US first lady Jill Biden has been one of the strongest voices inside the White House urging an end to civilian casualties in Gaza, The New York Times reports.

Jill Biden pressing for end to Gaza war

Report:

Biden not planning to change policy towards Israel

Officials say Biden's public statement criticizing Israel over strike which killed aid workers in Gaza is as far as he and the White House will go for now.

Biden not planning to change policy towards Israel

Jason Greenblatt:

'Biden shouldn't use aid workers' deaths in blame game'

Former Trump Middle East envoy rips President's response to accidental killing of 7 WCK employees, says it is wrong to assume 1 mistake means Israel commits many more such mistakes.

'Biden shouldn't use aid workers' deaths in blame game'

IDF reserve officer:

Hamas claimed it killed me, in response to explosion video

Major Moishi Grunberg describes to Arutz Sheva how, after he dedicated the explosion of a building containing terrorist infrastructure to his daughter's birthday, Hamas claimed he was killed by a sniper.

Hamas claimed it killed me, in response to explosion video

No, Joe Rogan: There is no comparing the Holocaust and Gaza

Podcast host uses video of 4 people, possibly terrorists, being killed as proof of genocide in Gaza and Israeli similarity to the Holocaust, when the Nazis murdered 1.5 million Jews in 3 months, 15,000 a day. Op-ed.

No, Joe Rogan: There is no comparing the Holocaust and Gaza

Egypt to thwart Israel's proposal for partial agreement in Gaza

An Egyptian official told an Arab newspaper that the Egyptian president is trying to thwart the Israeli attempt to reach a partial agreement in the Gaza Strip.

Egypt to thwart Israel's proposal for partial agreement in Gaza

Biden charges:

'Israel has not done enough to protect aid workers in Gaza'

US President has harsh words for Israel following the strike in Gaza in which seven workers for the World Central Kitchen organization were killed.

'Israel has not done enough to protect aid workers in Gaza'

Chief of Staff:

'WCK incident shouldn’t have happened'

IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi after preliminary debrief into strike in which seven aid workers were killed: The strike was not carried out with the intention of harming WCK aid workers.

'WCK incident shouldn’t have happened'

Death of aid workers:

Blinken urges Israel to conduct a swift investigation

Secretary of State says US urged Israel to conduct a swift, thorough and impartial investigation into strike that killed seven aid workers with the World Central Kitchen charity in Gaza.

Blinken urges Israel to conduct a swift investigation

Reserve doctor seriously wounded in southern Gaza

The doctor was wounded in the same attack in which Staff Sergeant Nadav Cohen was killed.

Reserve doctor seriously wounded in southern Gaza

Defense Min. issues instructions following aid workers' deaths

Minister Gallant reflected on complex environment in which IDF troops operate on a daily basis and acknowledged the importance of strengthening coordination with key partners.

Defense Min. issues instructions following aid workers' deaths

IAF strikes 25 terror targets in Gaza

Commando Brigade soldiers eliminate multiple terrorists over the last day.

IAF strikes 25 terror targets in Gaza

Gallant refuses to allow Intelligence Subcommittee to visit Gaza

The subcommittee members have criticized the decision, claiming that the Defense Minister is preventing them from carrying out their responsibilities.

Gallant refuses to allow Intelligence Subcommittee to visit Gaza

PA reports:

Five aid workers killed in strike in central Gaza

Palestinian Arab sources in Gaza claim employees from World Central Kitchen were killed by Israeli strike in Deir al-Balah. IDF: We're conducting a thorough review at the highest levels.

Five aid workers killed in strike in central Gaza

'Constructive engagement'

US and Israeli officials discuss Rafah operation

Monday’s meeting was initially supposed to take place in person last week, but Netanyahu cancelled it after the US did not veto a UN Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza and the release of all hostages.

US and Israeli officials discuss Rafah operation

Jordan makes 10 airdrops of humanitarian relief into Gaza

Jordan's army says the move is part of Jordan's keenness to help Gazans overcome the difficult conditions during the holy month of Ramadan.

Jordan makes 10 airdrops of humanitarian relief into Gaza

Courage and bravery:

260 soldiers have heroically fallen in the war

These are the 260 soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice fighting terror.

260 soldiers have heroically fallen in the war

Cleared for publication:

Staff sergeant Nadav Cohen from Haifa fell in Gaza

Staff sergeant Nadav Cohen, 20, from Haifa, fell in battle in the southern Gaza Strip.

Staff sergeant Nadav Cohen from Haifa fell in Gaza

Hamas accuses PA of sending security men to Gaza

Hamas accuses its PA rivals of sending security officers into northern Gaza under cover of securing aid trucks. PA denies.

Hamas accuses PA of sending security men to Gaza

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US, Israeli officials to meet virtually and discuss Rafah

The meeting was supposed to take place in person last week, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled it after the US did not veto a UN Security Council resolution on Gaza.

US, Israeli officials to meet virtually and discuss Rafah

Fatah militant arm:

'We will pursue you wherever you are'

Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, military arm of Fatah, reports on its daily fighting with the IDF forces in Judea and Samaria and the Gaza Strip, including firing mortars at the IDF in the Shifa Hospital complex.

'We will pursue you wherever you are'

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The weapons found in Shifa Hospital maternity ward

Senior Hamas officials were killed after a chase at Shifa Hospital Nahal forces cleared several buildings inside Shifa Hospital, eliminated terrorists, and located many weapons that were hidden in the compound.

The weapons found in Shifa Hospital maternity ward

COGAT: No limit on aid to Gaza, IPC report filled with errors

COGAT has published a clarification denouncing the recent IPC report that claims Gaza is on the verge of famine as being an inaccurate depiction of reality.

COGAT: No limit on aid to Gaza, IPC report filled with errors

Echoes of Disaster:

Radio intercepts from the moment Hamas launched its invasion

New recordings detail the moment when IDF surveillance post operators first reported the Hamas forces approaching the border.

Radio intercepts from the moment Hamas launched its invasion

80 terror targets struck in Gaza

Over the past day, the IDF eliminated terrorists barricaded in the area of the Shifa Hospital in close-quarters combat and located weapons in the area of the hospital.

80 terror targets struck in Gaza

France to put forward UN resolution on Gaza ceasefire

French Foreign Minister says his country will put forward a draft resolution at the UN Security Council setting out a "political" settlement of the war in Gaza.

France to put forward UN resolution on Gaza ceasefire