News and updates about Hamas

UN probe on UNRWA:

'Israel didn't provide evidence staff were terror group members'

Foreign Ministry fires back after UN probe says UNRWA is irreplaceable: UNRWA-Gaza is a rotten and poisonous tree whose roots are Hamas.

'Israel didn't provide evidence staff were terror group members'

Israel Medical Association:

Doctors must treat Hamas terrorists

In a letter to physicians, the IMA clarified that doctors must treat all people regardless of the severity of their acts.

Doctors must treat Hamas terrorists

Sister of Ismail Haniyeh indicted

Terror leader's sister charged after texts to her brother and others praising October 7, praying for deaths of Israelis.

Sister of Ismail Haniyeh indicted

Report:

Israel fears less than 1/3 of hostages are still alive

Of the 133 people still held hostage by Hamas, Israel reportedly fears just 40 still live.

Israel fears less than 1/3 of hostages are still alive

After meeting Haniyeh:

Erdogan urges Palestinian Arabs to unite against Israel

Turkish President says "the strongest response to Israel and the path to victory lie in unity and integrity" after a meeting with Hamas leader.

Erdogan urges Palestinian Arabs to unite against Israel

Sen. Fetterman:

'We must talk about the hostages until they come home'

Pennsylvania Senator vows to keep bringing up the issue of the hostages: If Hamas would send everybody home and surrender, all the death, destruction and misery in Gaza would end.

'We must talk about the hostages until they come home'

Hamas official admits:

We don't know how many hostages are alive or dead

Negotiations haven't reached a dead end, Hamas won't compromise on ceasefire, Hamas' Moussa Abu Marzouk says.

We don't know how many hostages are alive or dead

Qatar to re-evaluate its role as Israel-Hamas mediator

Qatar’s Prime Minister says his country is re-evaluating its role as mediator in ceasefire talks, claims its efforts are being undermined by politicians seeking to score points.

Qatar to re-evaluate its role as Israel-Hamas mediator

Beit Hanoun:

IDF troops arrest terrorists hiding in schools

Forces carried out a targeted raid in a central building containing two facilities used as schools, based on intelligence that terrorists from the Hamas and Islamic Jihad were located in the building and using civilians there as human shields.

IDF troops arrest terrorists hiding in schools

'Not constructive'

Qatar responds to US lawmaker's call to reevaluate relations

Qatari embassy in the US expresses surprise at comments made by Congressman Steny Hoyer regarding the Gaza hostage crisis and his threat to "reevaluate" the US relationship with Qatar.

Qatar responds to US lawmaker's call to reevaluate relations

Body language reveals: Hamas leader is angry and broken

Ismail Haniyeh says Hamas will continue the fight, but his body language after hearing of his son's deaths indicates otherwise. 'He is angry and it is hard for him,' expert says.

Body language reveals: Hamas leader is angry and broken

Senior Hamas official:

'Israeli proposal is not a basis for moving forward with a deal'

Mahmoud al-Mardawi, one of the senior members of Hamas, emphasizes that it will not be possible to reach a deal to release the hostages unless all of Hamas' demands are met.

'Israeli proposal is not a basis for moving forward with a deal'

Hamas now offering to release just 20 hostages

Senior official says after Hamas rejected the latest ceasefire proposals, it offered to release half the number of hostages while demanding Israel free murderers.

Hamas now offering to release just 20 hostages

Report:

Rafah op. delayed from this week after Iranian attack

CNN reports Israel was to begin dropping warning leaflets on Rafah today, held off due to focus shifting to Iran retaliation.

Rafah op. delayed from this week after Iranian attack

Report:

Israel may enter Rafah earlier than planned

A security source warned that Hamas's refusal to accept a hostage deal is moving an Israeli offensive in Rafah closer 'by giant steps.'

Israel may enter Rafah earlier than planned

Hamas turns down another hostage deal

PMO says Hamas responded negatively to proposal in which Israel showed 'significantly degree of flexibility,' proving Sinwar not interested in a humanitarian deal.

Hamas turns down another hostage deal

US sanctions Hamas spokesperson, leaders of its drone unit

US Treasury announces sanctions on Hamas spokesperson Abu Obeida and leaders of the group's drone unit.

US sanctions Hamas spokesperson, leaders of its drone unit

Terrifying:

New footage shows Noa Argamani crying as she is being abducted

In a new footage from Oct 7th obtained by The Daily Mail, Noa Argamani is seen crying and screaming while being abducted by a group of terrorists. Hostages Families Forum Headquarters: "We must all cry out her pain and secure the release of her and the other hostages now"

New footage shows Noa Argamani crying as she is being abducted

EU sanctions Palestinian terror organizations

The European Union has added three Palestinian terrorist organizations to its list of sanctions for their part in the October 7th massacre.

EU sanctions Palestinian terror organizations

The next generation of Hamas

Children march through Samaria village praising terrorists

Children marched through the village of Burqa brandishing mock M16s and chanting praise for Hamas leaders. Nearby Jewish residents angered by lack of response by military.

Children march through Samaria village praising terrorists

When Ismail Haniyeh told his wife their sons were killed

Hamas leader says killing of his sons and grandsons was meant to pressure Hamas to be more flexible in negotiations, 'it will not happen.'

When Ismail Haniyeh told his wife their sons were killed

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'

'The wrong side of history'

Israel blasts new Irish PM's comments on Gaza

Foreign Ministry criticizes Ireland’s new Prime Minister, Simon Harris, after he fails to mention the hostages being held by Hamas while criticizing Israel's actions in Gaza.

Israel blasts new Irish PM's comments on Gaza

Rafah

IDF eliminates top Hamas financier

Nasser Yakob Jabber Nasser was responsible for funding a significant part of Hamas' military activities in Rafah. Last December, he transferred hundreds of thousands of dollars to Hamas for its military activities.

IDF eliminates top Hamas financier

Report:

Hamas unsure of whether it has 40 live hostages for prisoner swap

Does Hamas have enough living hostages to make a deal with Israel? Maybe not.

Hamas unsure of whether it has 40 live hostages for prisoner swap

Freed hostage:

'I was kidnapped by civilians who sold me to Hamas'

Nurse recounts how she was kidnapped from her home by armed Gaza civilians and sold to Hamas terrorists before being taken to a tunnel with other hostages.

'I was kidnapped by civilians who sold me to Hamas'

'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

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

Hamas insisting on assurance that war will end

Hamas terror group unafraid and prepared for Israeli operation in Gaza, plans to reject hostage deal due to insistence on permanent ceasefire, complete withdrawal of IDF from Gaza, Al Akhbar says.

Hamas insisting on assurance that war will end

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'

Smotrich:

'Sinwar senses weakness, only pressure will return hostages'

Finance Minister claims that the only way to defeat Hamas is to keep hitting it and thus increase the pressure to return the hostages.

'Sinwar senses weakness, only pressure will return hostages'

Foreign Ministry:

'Shocking Norway won't call Hamas terrorists after Oct. 7'

Foreign Ministry spokesman Lior Haiat says Norway is the only like-minded nation' that maintains relations with Hamas, continues to favor Hamas over Israel despite massacre.

'Shocking Norway won't call Hamas terrorists after Oct. 7'

Netanyahu:

'No force on Earth can stop us from defeating Hamas'

PM meets new IDF recruits, says Israel will destroy the last Hamas battalions in Rafah regardless of any international pressure not to do so.

'No force on Earth can stop us from defeating Hamas'

IDF takes out head of Hamas' Emergency Bureau

IDF eliminates Hatem Alramery, head of Hamas' Emergency Bureau in the central camps.

IDF takes out head of Hamas' Emergency Bureau

Hamas:

'Despite Israeli intransigence, we will discuss the proposal'

Hamas says that Israel's proposal did not meet any of its demands, but its leadership will discuss it regardless.

'Despite Israeli intransigence, we will discuss the proposal'

Hamas claims:

'We know the location of less than 40 hostages'

Hamas breaches the understandings reached in Paris, claims it knows the location of less than 40 hostages who are alive.

'We know the location of less than 40 hostages'

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

Nothin’ says lovin’ like a baby in the oven & Islam does it best

In case you didn’t know – nothing has changed. When it comes to the Jews, Muslims are the Nazis of today. And once again, the West stands with the wrong side. Op-ed.

Nothin’ says lovin’ like a baby in the oven & Islam does it best

Reports in Egypt:

Progress made in hostage release talks

Egyptian official says Hamas and Qatar's delegations left Cairo and will return within two days to agree on the terms of the final agreement, while the Israeli and the US. delegations will leave within a few hours.

Progress made in hostage release talks

Fmr. Amb. Friedman:

'America is holding Israel back'

David Friedman, former US Ambassador to Israel, sums up the past six months: 'Israel has the will and strength to eliminate Hamas and release the hostages. Right now, America is holding Israel back.'

'America is holding Israel back'

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'

4 rockets fired at southern Israel hours after IDF withdraws

Avigdor Liberman says 'those who grovel in the morning receive rockets in the afternoon' after rockets fired from area IDF ground troops had just left.

4 rockets fired at southern Israel hours after IDF withdraws

UN chief:

'Nothing can justify the horror unleashed by Hamas'

Six months into the war, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres denounces the horrors unleashed by Hamas and calls for the release of hostages.

'Nothing can justify the horror unleashed by Hamas'

Three terror tunnels destroyed in Khan Yunis area

Three terror tunnels, including one struck in 2021's 'Guardian of the Walls,' are destroyed in the area of the Khan Yunis Brigade as IDF continues to destroy the underground infrastructure in the Gaza Strip.

Three terror tunnels destroyed in Khan Yunis area

IDF eliminates key Hamas operative

In joint operation, IDF and ISA eliminate Akram Abd Al-Rahman Husein Salamah, senior terrorist operative of Hamas' Internal Security who promoted significant terror activities in the Gaza Strip and planned terror attacks in Israeli territory.

IDF eliminates key Hamas operative

Biden to Egypt and Qatar:

'Press Hamas to agree to hostage deal'

US President writes to the leaders of Egypt and Qatar, calls on them to press Hamas for a hostage deal with Israel.

'Press Hamas to agree to hostage deal'

Report:

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

Eight alleged Mossad operatives arrested in Türkiye

Turkish authorities have continued their recent crackdown on suspected Israeli espionage, fearing attempted attacks against Hamas officials in their country.

Eight alleged Mossad operatives arrested in Türkiye

10-7 and 9-11: Hitler, Hamas, and a Historic Diary

G-d wants you to be good, but He also wants you to shine. Creating ambitious and confident children does not guarantee their moral uprightness and integrity.

10-7 and 9-11: Hitler, Hamas, and a Historic Diary

Bulgaria:

Police find weapons cache meant for Hamas attacks in Europe

Weapons stash found under tree based on intelligence from phone of Hamas terrorists arrested for plot to attack Jewish targets throughout Europe.

Police find weapons cache meant for Hamas attacks in Europe

Top police interrogator:

'We interrogated terrorists who dealt in victims' body parts'

The head of the Israel Police Unit of International Crime Investigations Security Division, Chief Superintendent Yaron Binyaim said that there is no way to deny what happened on Oct. 7th after the perpetrators themselves admitted to it all.

'We interrogated terrorists who dealt in victims' body parts'

Alice and Hamas in Wokeland

Saudi Arabia assumed the presidency of the UN Commission on Women's Rights. Iran holds the presidency of the UN Disarmament Forum. And there is more. Op-ed.

Alice and Hamas in Wokeland

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'

Hamas Intel. commander:

'Units of the military intelligence operated from Shifa Hospital'

Ashraf Ibrahim Samur described in his interrogation how Hamas used the Shifa Hospital in Gaza. 'The Interior Ministry, the Emergency Committees and the government of Hamas also worked from there. It's a safe place.'

'Units of the military intelligence operated from Shifa Hospital'

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

Middle East expert: 'Protests for hostages are raising the price'

'Israel is sinking into chaos, Arab world is watching us closely,' Mideast expert, Dr. Mordechai Kedar says.

Middle East expert: 'Protests for hostages are raising the price'

State Comptroller:

Female soldiers assigned to guard terrorists are at risk of abuse

State Comptroller Matanyahu Englman warns that the female soldiers assigned to guard captured terrorists are likely to suffer sexual abuse. 'The writing is clearly on the wall.'

Female soldiers assigned to guard terrorists are at risk of abuse

Defense Min.: We will address Hamas brigades in Rafah 'soon'

'Hamas has ceased functioning as a military organization in most areas of Gaza, information gained from terrorists enables us to make difficult decisions,' Defense Minister Yoav Gallant says.

Defense Min.: We will address Hamas brigades in Rafah 'soon'