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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.

Hamas says Netanyahu prefers own interests to Israeli soldiers’ lives

The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has announced Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prefers his own interests to the lives of the regime’s soldiers.

Gantz demands overhaul of Netanyahu’s post-conflict vision for Gaza

Israeli politician Benny Gantz has demanded an overhaul of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s post-conflict vision for the Gaza Strip, threatening to step down from the war cabinet if his concerns are not addressed.

Israeli military says recovered another captive slain in Gaza

The Israeli army confirmed its soldiers have retrieved the body of Ron Benjamin in Gaza. He was captured during the 7 October attack by Hamas on Israel.

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.

Hezbollah chief: 1,500 Israeli soldiers killed since start of Gaza war

Secretary General of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah says some 1,500 Israeli soldiers have been killed since the start of the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip.

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.

UK says opposes Rafah invasion but won’t halt arms sales to Israel

UK Foreign Secretary David Cameron has stated he does not support Israel's plan for a full-scale offensive in the southern Gazan city of Rafah, but also opposes the idea of ending weapons sales to Tel Aviv.

Israelis take to streets demanding captive swap deal, Netanyahu resignation; several detained

Thousands of people protested in several cities across the occupied Palestinian territories on Saturday, demanding a hostage swap agreement with Palestinian group Hamas and early elections.

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.

Netanyahu admits failure in Hamas October 7 attack

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has for the first time publicly admitted his government's failure to protect people from Hamas' attack on Oct. 7 of last year.

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.

Poll: Majority of Jewish Israelis say captive deal higher priority than Rafah invasion

A majority of Jewish Israelis see reaching an agreement to release the hostages in the Gaza Strip as a higher priority than military action in Rafah, a survey published Tuesday has found.

Israel declines Gaza ceasefire proposal, continues Rafah attack

The Israeli war cabinet has unanimously decided to continue military operation in Rafah in southern Gaza Strip to pressure Hamas on the issue of releasing the hostages, the government’s press office announced on Monday.

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.

US pauses ammunition shipment to Israel: Report

The administration of US President Joe Biden has halted a shipment of ammunition bound for Israel last week, Axios reported, as pressure rises over the Israeli military’s promised invasion of Rafah in Gaza.

OIC urges member states to sanction Israel, halt arms export

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has strongly denounced the ongoing Israeli genocide in the Gaza Strip, calling on its 57 member states to impose sanctions on the regime and halt exporing weapons to Israel.

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.

Al Jazeera condemns Israel’s decision to shut down local offices

Al Jazeera Media Network has deplored the Israeli government’s move to close its operations as a “criminal act” and warned that Tel Aviv’s suppression of the free press “stands in contravention of international and humanitarian law”.

Israeli Cabinet votes to close Al Jazeera offices

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet has voted unanimously to close Al Jazeera’s operations in Israel, a government statement said on Sunday.

Israel weighing sharing power with US, Arab states in postwar Gaza: Report

Tel Aviv could offer to share control over the Gaza Strip with the US and a coalition of Arab nations, after the current devastating war against the besieged enclave ends, the New York Times has reported, citing officials.

Over half of Israelis prefer captive swap to Rafah attack: Poll

More than half of Israelis prefer a ceasefire agreement with Hamas, including a hostage swap, to a military operation in the city of Rafah in Southern Gaza Strip, a new survey showed.

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