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Israel making progress on preparation for Rafah evacuation

Israeli official tells ABC News Israel has made significant progress in preparations for the evacuation of around one million civilians from the Gazan city of Rafah ahead of a military operation in the city.

Israel making progress on preparation for Rafah evacuation

White House:

'Israel agreed to take our concerns on Rafah into account'

US and Israeli officials discuss possible Israeli operation in the Gazan city of Rafah. White House: US participants expressed concerns with various courses of action in Rafah, Israeli participants agreed to take these concerns into account.

'Israel agreed to take our concerns on Rafah into account'

Watch: 'Shilo's Notebooks-Golani Captain Shilo Rauchberger Hy"d'

Shilo left a legacy of wisdom in his notebooks and in the things he chose to do in his all too short and heroic life.

Watch: 'Shilo's Notebooks-Golani Captain Shilo Rauchberger Hy"d'

Incitement in UNRWA:

Schools in Gaza teach how to conquer Israel

Videos from UNRWA schools and other bodies indicates severe incitement against Israel continuing within the schools in the Gaza Strip.

Schools in Gaza teach how to conquer Israel

'The war is over':

Footage from Gaza that enraged Israelis

In Israel, there has been outrage over the past day regarding footage of thousands of Gazans vacationing at the beach while tens of thousands of Israelis are still evacuated from their homes or hostages are still held captive in Gaza.

Footage from Gaza that enraged Israelis

WFP flour trucks enter Gaza from Ashdod port for 1st time

Eight World Food Program trucks of flour entered the Gaza Strip from the Ashdod Port today.

WFP flour trucks enter Gaza from Ashdod port for 1st time

IDF soldier seriously injured in battle in Gaza

Soldier from the Shaldag Unit, one of the premier Israeli Air Force units, evacuated for medical treatment at a hospital and his family has been notified.

IDF soldier seriously injured in battle in Gaza

Irish PM:

'Israel's sense of reason has been replaced by revenge'

Ireland's new Prime Minister, Simon Harris, hits back at criticism by Israel of his speech in which he failed to mention the hostages in Gaza.

'Israel's sense of reason has been replaced by revenge'

San Francisco:

Anti-Israel protesters shut down Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge reopens after demonstrators protesting the war in Gaza shut it down. Several arrests made.

Anti-Israel protesters shut down Golden Gate Bridge

Gallant holds discussion ahead of Rafah operation

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant holds discussion ahead of the ground entry of IDF forces into the Gazan city of Rafah.

Gallant holds discussion ahead of Rafah operation

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The Nahal Brigade battles Hamas in central Gaza

The Nachal Brigade combat team precisely eliminated terrorists, called fire support, and located terror infrastructures, weapons, and rocket launchers.

The Nahal Brigade battles Hamas in central Gaza

Paramedic meets the wounded soldier he saved

MDA paramedic Udi Edri met Amitai Argaman, whom he treated after Argaman was gravely wounded in battle in Gaza.

Paramedic meets the wounded soldier he saved

Report:

Netanyahu has decided to postpone the operation in Rafah

TV report: A week after the Prime Minister announced that "there is a date" for the operation in Rafah, he has decided to postpone the operation.

Netanyahu has decided to postpone the operation in Rafah

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