Friday, June 14, 2024

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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.

Qatar rules out shutting Hamas office “as long as mediation channels continue”

Doha is yet to decide whether it will shut Hamas’ office in Qatar's capital, as it questions both the Palestinian group and Israel’s commitment to reach a hostage-ceasefire agreement in the Gaza Strip, the foreign ministry spokesperson has stated.

Israeli opposition leader calls on Netanyahu to resign over failures to predict Hamas attack

Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid has urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step down, following the resignation of the military intelligence chief over failures to predict the Hamas military operation on October 7, 2023.

Israel pledges to increase ‘military pressure’ on Hamas

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that the Israeli military will increase “pressure” on Hamas in a bid to secure the release of captives in the Gaza Strip. More than 34,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israel's onslaught against the besieged enclave since early October last year.

Qatar says will conduct a “comprehensive evaluation” of its mediation role in Gaza ceasefire negotiations

Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani has expressed concerns over the current state of international mediation efforts led by Doha to help reach an agreement on the release of hostages and a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

No ceasefire deal without Israeli withdrawal from Gaza, return of displaced: Hamas

The Palestinian group Hamas has insisted that it will not agree to the release of any hostages without the Israeli army's complete withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and the return of displaced Palestinians to their homes across the besieged enclave.

President Raisi to Hams chief: Resistance leaders at forefront of sacrifice to liberate al-Quds

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi spoke to the head of the political bureau of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, on the phone on Friday and expressed condolences over the death of his sons and grandchildren in an Israeli strike on the Gaza Strip.

Israel killing Hamas leader’s sons proof of its brutality: Iran president

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has stated an Israeli attack that killed the sons and grandchildren of the leader of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, was another sign of the Zionist regime’s savagery.

Hamas leader’s sons, grandchildren killed in Israeli attack on Gaza refugee camp

An Israeli air raid on Gaza city killed three sons and three grandchildren of Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyeh on Wednesday.

“Significant progress” in Gaza ceasefire negotiations: Senior Egyptian official

Negotiations in Cairo between Israel and Hamas to reach a ceasefire and hostage deal have achieved "significant progress" and consensus on many controversial points, according to Egyptian state outlet Al Qahera News, citing a senior Egyptian official.

Hamas Leader: Israel achieved none of its strategic objectives in Gaza 

Ismail Haniyeh, head of the political bureau of the Palestinian movement of Hamas, says Israel sought three primary goals in Gaza, including the destruction of Hamas and the resistance, freeing the Zionist prisoners, and displacing the people of the Gaza Strip to the Sinai desert in Gaza, but they achieved none of these objectives. 

Hamas’s Haniyeh affirms Iran support for Palestinians

In a joint press conference with Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, the head of the political bureau of Hamas, affirmed Iran's leading support for Palestine amidst the ongoing battle against the Zionist regime. 

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