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News and updates about Gaza Region

US official:

'Shrapnel from Israel's Rafah strike led to fuel tank fire'

US official: Israel told Biden administration that it used a precision munition to hit a target in Rafah, but shrapnel from the explosion ignited a fuel tank nearby and started a fire that engulfed a camp for Gazans who fled their homes.

'Shrapnel from Israel's Rafah strike led to fuel tank fire'

Nation Building’s last stand in Gaza

Rafah isn’t just the last stand for Hamas, but for an entire foreign policy establishment. Op-ed.

Nation Building’s last stand in Gaza

AOC charges:

'Israeli strike in Rafah - an indefensible atrocity'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasts Israel over IDF strike against senior Hamas terrorists in Rafah, calls on Biden to stop military aid shipments to Israel.

'Israeli strike in Rafah - an indefensible atrocity'

At Algeria's request:

UN Security Council to discuss Rafah strike

UN Security Council to convene emergency meeting to discuss IDF strike in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, which Hamas claimed killed dozens.

UN Security Council to discuss Rafah strike

Jabaliya:

Arrest of a terrorist led to the location of dozens of explosives

Interrogation of an arrested terrorist led to the location of dozens of explosives during the battles waged by the 460th Brigade Combat Team in Jabaliya.

Arrest of a terrorist led to the location of dozens of explosives

Soldier seriously wounded in battle in northern Gaza

IDF soldier from the HaMarom Brigade was seriously wounded in battle with terrorists in the northern Gaza Strip yesterday.

Soldier seriously wounded in battle in northern Gaza

Strike in Rafah:

Two senior Hamas terrorists eliminated

IAF aircraft eliminates terrorist Yassin Rabia, the Commander of Hamas’ leadership in Judea and Samaria, as well as Khaled Nagar, a senior official in Hamas’ Judea and Samaria wing.

Two senior Hamas terrorists eliminated

Report in Rafah:

Dozens killed in area with Gazans who fled their homes

IDF Spokesperson's Unit confirms the IDF attacked in Rafah, clarifies the reports of dozens of deaths are still under investigation: The attack was carried out against terrorists who are a target for attack in accordance with international law.

Dozens killed in area with Gazans who fled their homes

Courage and bravery:

These are the 284 soldiers who heroically fell in the war

These are the 284 soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice fighting terror.

These are the 284 soldiers who heroically fell in the war

Rocket parts, weapons found in Jabalya school

In Rafah, IDF troops located tunnel shafts and large quantities of weapons, including AK-47s, RPGs, grenades, and explosives. In addition, two rocket launchers in the Rafah area that were aimed at Kerem Shalom were struck overnight.

Rocket parts, weapons found in Jabalya school

In wake of Hague?

IDF reduces forces in Rafah after ICJ ruling

Israel and Egypt reportedly will reopen the Rafah Crossing to allow humanitarian aid into Rafah as troops removed from the city.

IDF reduces forces in Rafah after ICJ ruling

US Army vessels become unmoored near floating Gaza pier

CENTCOM announces four US Army vessels supporting the humanitarian floating pier mission in Gaza became unmoored. Two of them are anchored on a Gaza beach, and the other two are beached near Ashkelon.

US Army vessels become unmoored near floating Gaza pier

'Ground-breaking order'

South Africa hails ICJ ruling on Rafah operation

South Africa's government welcomes ruling by the International Court Justice that ordered Israel to halt the operation on the southern Gaza city of Rafah.

South Africa hails ICJ ruling on Rafah operation

New York:

Video showing kidnapping of IDF lookouts screened at Times Square

The three-minute video shows lookouts Liri Albag, Karina Ariev, Agam Berger, Daniela Gilboa, and Naama Levy before Hamas kidnapped them to Gaza on October 7.

Video showing kidnapping of IDF lookouts screened at Times Square

In conversation with Biden:

Egyptian President agrees to release Gaza aid via Israel

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi agrees to allow humanitarian aid to Gaza to enter via Kerem Shalom crossing instead of Rafah crossing.

Egyptian President agrees to release Gaza aid via Israel

Reservist seriously injured in battle in Gaza

Eight soldiers have been injured in the past day, one of them seriously, according to IDF data.

Reservist seriously injured in battle in Gaza

Bodies of 3 hostages recovered from Gaza

IDF, Shin Bet, locate and recover bodies of Michel Nisenbaum, Hanan Yablonka, and Orion Hernandez Radoux, who were murdered on October 7.

Bodies of 3 hostages recovered from Gaza

Report:

US to be involved in Gaza administration after war

Biden Administration discussing appointment of senior civilian advisor to the peacekeeping force that will be established in Gaza the day after the war

US to be involved in Gaza administration after war

Dozens of terrorists eliminated in Jabaliya

In battles with terrorists, troops destroyed launch posts and underground tunnel shafts and found weapons, including explosive devices, mortar shells, AK-47 rifles, sniper rifles,

Dozens of terrorists eliminated in Jabaliya

US service member critically injured during work on Gaza pier

Defense officials say three US service members were injured, one of them critically, while supporting a mission to provide humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza.

US service member critically injured during work on Gaza pier

Pentagon spokesman:

'No final decision on paused weapons shipment'

Pentagon Press Secretary Patrick Ryder tells Channel 13 News: We’re going to continue to provide Israel with the munitions it needs to defend itself.

'No final decision on paused weapons shipment'

Who's In charge until 'The Day After' In Gaza

Not a pleasant job, running Gaza for the forseeable future until the war is won, but them's the breaks. Op-ed.

Who's In charge until 'The Day After' In Gaza

Austin to Gallant:

'Urgent need to increase humanitarian assistance to Gaza'

US Defense Secretary speaks to Defense Minister, reiterates "strong US objections to the International Criminal Court prosecutor's outrageous application for arrest warrants against Israeli leaders."

'Urgent need to increase humanitarian assistance to Gaza'

Politico:

Only one third of Hamas terrorists in Gaza eliminated

Politico reports that according to latest US intelligence assessment Israel has eliminated only 30%-35% of fighters that Hamas had before October 7, and 65% of the terrorist organization's tunnels are still active.

Only one third of Hamas terrorists in Gaza eliminated

Cleared for publication:

IDF soldier seriously injured in northern Gaza

The soldier was injured during an encounter with terrorists. He was taken to a hospital for medical treatment, and his family was notified.

IDF soldier seriously injured in northern Gaza

US official:

'Israel has addressed many of Biden's concerns on Rafah'

Senior Biden administration official says Israeli officials incorporated many changes into their plan that seem to meet Biden's concerns about deepening the operation.

'Israel has addressed many of Biden's concerns on Rafah'

'We were all duped'

Report: Egypt changed terms of Gaza ceasefire deal

Sources tell CNN that Egyptian intelligence quietly changed the terms of ceasefire proposal that Israel had already signed off on, scuttling a hostage release deal.

Report: Egypt changed terms of Gaza ceasefire deal

Netanyahu to CNN:

'Israel has no intention of resettling the Gaza Strip'

Prime Minister Netanyahu in interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper: The ICC's arrest warrants are beyond outrageous.

'Israel has no intention of resettling the Gaza Strip'

Rafah:

Dozens of terrorists killed, many weapons found

Soldiers from 401st Brigade, 162nd Division carry out targeted raids on the terrorist infrastructure and buildings from which Hamas terrorists fired at the Israeli forces.

Dozens of terrorists killed, many weapons found

Rafah:

Terrorists came out of a tunnel and were captured

Three armed terrorists who emerged from a tunnel were arrested by an IDF force operating in Rafah. After scanning the building, many weapons were found including RPG launchers.

Terrorists came out of a tunnel and were captured

Minister Miki Zohar:

'Military control of Gaza will result in hundreds of casualties'

Culture and Sports Minister urges fellow Likud lawmakers to think twice before calling for Israeli military control of the Gaza Strip after the war.

'Military control of Gaza will result in hundreds of casualties'

Ambassador Erdan:

'ICC move is a blood libel, a witch-hunt'

Israel's Ambassador to the UN blasts the request of the ICC Chief Prosecutor to issue arrest warrants against Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Gallant: An act of outrageous absurdity and moral bankruptcy.

'ICC move is a blood libel, a witch-hunt'

Biden:

'US stands with Israel in its efforts to take out Hamas butchers'

Biden speaks at event in honor of Jewish Heritage Month: Contrary to allegations made against Israel by the ICC, Israel is not committing genocide.

'US stands with Israel in its efforts to take out Hamas butchers'

IDF assesses:

The war will continue until 2026

The IDF already controls about half of the Philadelphi axis and close to a million Gazans have evacuated from Rafah towards the north.

The war will continue until 2026

Soldiers spray messages to Gantz, Gallant on Gaza buildings

Graffiti photographed in Gaza shows that IDF soldiers are losing patience with the behavior of War Cabinet ministers.

Soldiers spray messages to Gantz, Gallant on Gaza buildings

Hundreds of terrorists killed in Jabaliya and Rafah

IDF says 200 terrorists have been killed so far in Jabaliya, 130 in Rafah. Forces have located dozens of tunnel shafts and a number of significant underground tunnel routes which are currently being explored and destroyed.

Hundreds of terrorists killed in Jabaliya and Rafah

Austria to resume funding to UNRWA

Austria announces it will restore funding to UN agency for “Palestinian refugees”, though it notes "a lot of trust had been squandered".

Austria to resume funding to UNRWA

Terror organizations threaten to attack US pier off Gaza

Palestinian Arab terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip threaten to attack US forces operating the temporary pier on the shores of Gaza.

Terror organizations threaten to attack US pier off Gaza

Sullivan updates Netanyahu on Saudi normalization efforts

White House says that US National Security Advisor, who met with Netanyahu in Jerusalem, "reiterated the President’s longstanding position on Rafah.”

Sullivan updates Netanyahu on Saudi normalization efforts

RPG cells eliminated, rocket launches destroyed in Jabaliya

The soldiers from the 7th Brigade have located large quantities of weapons, including explosives, anti-tank missiles, AK-47s, drones and grenades.

RPG cells eliminated, rocket launches destroyed in Jabaliya

Cleared for publication:

Two soldiers fell in battle in Gaza

IDF clears for publication that soldiers Nachman Meir Haim Vaknin and Noam Bittan fell in battle in the southern Gaza Strip.

Two soldiers fell in battle in Gaza

There is only one solution for Gaza...

We need a solution that provides security to Israelis and ensures that another Oct. 7th massacre never happens again.

There is only one solution for Gaza...

Spain:

'We won't allow ships carrying arms to Israel at our ports'

Spanish Foreign Minister says his country will not be allowing ships carrying arms to Israel to call at its ports because "the Middle East does not need more weapons, it needs more peace."

'We won't allow ships carrying arms to Israel at our ports'

Defense Minister's plan:

Weapons for Gazans who take the reins after the war

Plan put forward by Defense Minister Yoav Gallant would see weapons provided to the local Gazans who take control of their communities after the war, replacing Hamas.

Weapons for Gazans who take the reins after the war

Thinking it was aid to Gaza

Israelis attack truck driver in Binyamin region

Two IDF officers and a soldier lightly injured while trying to separate Jews who attacked a truck driver in the area of the Kochav HaShahar intersection. Driver moderately injured.

Israelis attack truck driver in Binyamin region

Abbas to Arab countries:

'Re-examine relations with Israel'

Palestinian Authority chairman calls on Arab countries that maintain diplomatic relations with Israel to cut them off immediately.

'Re-examine relations with Israel'

Another outrageous statement

UN chief equates October 7 and Gaza situation

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemns Hamas’ October 7 attack on Israel, and in the same breath criticizes "collective punishment of the Palestinian people.”

UN chief equates October 7 and Gaza situation

Austin speaks to Gallant:

'Civilians must be protected before Rafah operation'

US continues to voice concerns over Israel’s operation against Hamas terrorist battalions in the Gazan city of Rafah.

'Civilians must be protected before Rafah operation'

Netanyahu:

'Rafah battle critical, will decide many things in the campaign'

PM conducts aerial tour over Gaza, tells soldiers they are 'the generation of victory.'

'Rafah battle critical, will decide many things in the campaign'

Pier off Gaza could be operational in days

US military begins moving into place the pieces of temporary pier off the coast of Gaza.

Pier off Gaza could be operational in days

Erdogan claims:

'Israel will target Turkey next'

Turkish President claims Israel would "set its sights" on Turkey if it succeeded in defeating Hamas: Do not think that Israel will stop in Gaza.

'Israel will target Turkey next'

US official:

'We share Gallant's concern on Gaza'

Senior US official responds to Defense Minister's call for Palestinian Arab rule in Gaza after the war: Israel has not developed plans for holding and governing territory the IDF clears, thereby allowing Hamas to regenerate.

'We share Gallant's concern on Gaza'

Hamas leader:

'Only the Palestinians will determine the future of Gaza'

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh declares that his organization and the Palestinian Arab public are the ones who will decide who will rule the Strip in the future.

'Only the Palestinians will determine the future of Gaza'

Liron Yitzhak, civilian wounded in Gaza, succumbs to his injuries

Liron, a civilian contractor working for the Defense Ministry, was critically wounded in an IED explosion in southern Gaza. He was to be married in 2 weeks.

Liron Yitzhak, civilian wounded in Gaza, succumbs to his injuries

Netanyahu responds to Gallant:

'I won't replace Hamastan with Fatahstan'

PM responds to Defense Minister's demand he declare that Israel will not assume civilian or military governance of Gaza after the war.

'I won't replace Hamastan with Fatahstan'

Gallant:

'I call on PM to declare Israel won't have civil control of Gaza'

Defense Minister warns against Israel ruling Gaza after the war, calling this 'a negative and dangerous option for the State of Israel strategically, militarily, and from a security standpoint.'

'I call on PM to declare Israel won't have civil control of Gaza'

Netanyahu:

'Rafah operation will last weeks, not months or years'

PM says in interview with CNBC that despite disagreement with US government on Rafah operation, Israel has no choice but to proceed with the operation.

'Rafah operation will last weeks, not months or years'

US wants Arab states to join peacekeeping force in Gaza

US Pres. Biden won't send American troops into Gaza - but wants Arab states to do so for him, Financial Times report says. Arab states condition agreement on US recognition of 'Palestine.'

US wants Arab states to join peacekeeping force in Gaza

ICJ to discuss South Africa's request for measures against Israel

South Africa last week submitted an urgent request to the ICJ, asking it to impose additional provisional measures against Israel over its actions in Rafah.

ICJ to discuss South Africa's request for measures against Israel

Toronto Mayor:

'Raising Israeli flag at city hall ceremony is divisive'

Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow decides to skip city hall ceremony marking Israel’s Independence Day, says event where the Israeli flag is raised is currently "divisive" due to the war in Gaza.

'Raising Israeli flag at city hall ceremony is divisive'