Thursday, May 30, 2024


Hamas says to express ‘flexibility’ over Gaza future after war

Hamas is prepared to show "flexibility" about the future governance of the Gaza Strip, as long as the decision to rule the war-battered enclave is agreed upon by other Palestinian factions and is not imposed by either the United States or Israel, a senior Palestinian source with knowledge of Hamas' policies has told Middle East Eye.

Hamas ends truce talks until Israel ceases Rafah operation

Hamas has told international mediators it is ending its participation in ceasefire negotiations with the Israeli regime aimed at ending the war on the Gaza Strip, following Sunday's "massacre" in Rafah by the regime, a source close to the Palestinian organisation has told Middle East Eye.

Hamas says killed, captured Israeli soldiers in Gaza

A spokesman for Hamas' armed wing said on Sunday its fighters had killed, wounded or captured Israeli soldiers during fighting in Jabalia in northern Gaza Strip on Saturday.

Tehran hosts meeting of resistance groups

Leaders and high-ranking officials of the resistance movements in the region held a meeting in the Iranian capital Tehran on the sidelines of the funeral ceremony for late President Ebrahim Raisi and his companions.

Israel has killed just 30-35 percent of Hamas fighters in 7 months of Gaza war: US sources

Only 30 to 35 percent of Hamas fighters have been killed after more than seven months of Israel's military operations against the Palestinian group in the Gaza Strip, US intelligence sources told Politico.

Hamas denounces ICC request for arrest warrants against three of group’s leaders

Palestinian group Hamas has censured a decision by the International Criminal Court, seeking arrest warrants for three of its leaders over the October 7 attacks on southern Israel.

ICC seeking arrest warrants against Netanyahu and Sinwar

The International Criminal Court is seeking arrest warrants for Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on charges of "war crimes" and "crimes against humanity" over the October 7 attacks on Israel and the subsequent Israeli war in the Gaza Strip, the court’s prosecutor Karim Khan told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview on Monday.

US officials say Washington focused on hunting down Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar

The United States is focused on tracking down Hamas chief, Yahya Sinwar, amid a new push by the White House to help Israel declare "total victory" so it can bring an end to the war on the Gaza Strip, American officials have told Middle East Eye.

Hamas: US floating pier for Gaza aid publicity stunt

The Palestinian group Hamas has rejected Washington's establishment of a temporary floating pier designed to increase the amount of aid getting into the besieged Gaza Strip as a publicity stunt “to beautify its ugly face".

Israeli military says bodies of three hostages found in Gaza

The Israeli military has announced the discovery of the bodies of three Israeli hostages taken by Hamas in the October 2023 attack.

Israel’s insistence on Rafah invasion forces negotiations into unknown fate: Hamas

The head of Hamas's political bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, has warned that Israel's insistence on continuing its military aggression against the southern Gaza city of Rafah puts negotiations over the captives' release and ceasefire in an unknown fate.

President: Over 1,000 Hamas members under treatment in Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has stated he does not see Hamas as a "terrorist organization" but as a "resistance organization" and that "more than 1,000 Hamas members are currently under treatment" in Turkish hospitals.

Israel’s security head admits failure to prevent Hamas attack

The chief of Israel’s Shin Bet domestic security agency, Ronen Bar, has admitted failure to prevent the Oct. 7 Hamas military operation inside the occupied territories.

Hamas says a captive died of wounds sustained in Israeli raid

Hamas’s armed wing, the Qassam Brigades, has claimed British-Israeli captive Nadav Popplewell died of wounds sustained in an Israeli air strike a month ago.

Israel abandoning hostages to hunt Hamas leaders: Military officers

Tel Aviv has abandoned its goals of freeing the captives in the Gaza Strip, instead is seeking to establish a long-term presence with its Rafah ground offensive and pursue top Palestinian leaders, Israeli military officers have told Middle East Eye.

Hamas says accepted Qatari-Egyptian proposal for Gaza ceasefire

Hamas has accepted a proposal for a ceasefire in the Gaza war put forward by mediators Qatar and Egypt, the Palestinian group announced Monday, although Israel has yet to comment on the proposal.

Hopes for ceasefire in Gaza appear slim amid negotiations in Egypt

Prospects for a Gaza ceasefire appeared slim as Hamas reiterated its demand for an end to the war in the besieged strip in exchange for the freeing of hostages, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flatly ruled that out.

Hamas attack kills three Israeli soldiers, injures 11 others

Several rockets that Hamas launched at the Karem Abu Salem (Kerem Shalom) crossing between Gaza and Israel have left three Israeli soldiers dead and 11 others wounded, according to the regime's military.

Official says Qatar considers future of Hamas office in Doha

Doha could close the political office of Hamas as part of a broader review of its role as a mediator in the war between Israel and the Palestinian group, according to an official familiar with the Qatari government's reassessment.

Blinken ceasefire comments meant to acquit Israel: Hamas official

Senior Hamas official Sami Abu Zuhri stated that US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's comments on the Gaza ceasefire talks are an attempt to put pressure on the Palestinian group and acquit Israel.

Israelis rally in Tel Aviv demanding return of Hamas-held captives, clashes reported

Thousands of Israelis, including families of hostages being held in the Gaza Strip, rallied in Tel Aviv to demand that the government reach a prisoner swap deal with the Hamas group. The Israeli police have arrested at least 5 protesters during the rally.

Hamas video shows US, Israeli captives alive in Gaza

Palestinian group Hamas on Saturday published a video of two hostages, American-Israeli Keith Siegel and Israeli Omri Miran held in the Gaza Strip, showing footage of them urging the Israeli government to make a deal to secure their release.

Israelis demand release of Gaza captives, early elections

Tens of thousands of people on Saturday held protests across the occupied Palestinian territories, demanding the release of hostages held in the Gaza Strip and calling for early elections.

Hamas says ‘serious’ about captives’ release but not without ceasefire in Gaza

Palestinian group Hamas has announced it remains committed to achieving an agreement with Israel to end the war on the Gaza Strip, but only if its conditions including a lasting ceasefire are met.

Hamas military spokesperson calls for continued attacks on Israel in first video message in weeks

Abu Obaida, the spokesperson of Hamas’ military wing Al Qassam Brigades, has urged continued attacks on the Zionist regime in his first video message in nearly 2 months, marking 200 days of the Israel war on Gaza.

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