Israel-Hamas war

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An Israeli-owned ship was targeted in suspected Iranian attack in Indian Ocean, US official tells AP

A container ship owned by an Israeli billionaire came under attack by a suspected Iranian drone in the Indian Ocean as Israel wages war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Gaza cease-fire enters second day with more hostages to be exchanged and critical supplies delivered

Hamas is expected to swap more of its hostages for prisoners held by Israel on the second day of a cease-fire.

Palestinian families rejoice over release of minors and women in wartime prisoner swap

More than three dozen Palestinian prisoners have returned home to a hero’s welcome in the occupied West Bank following their release from Israeli prisons as part of a cease-fire deal between Israel and Hamas.

Hamas releases 10 Thai hostages, 4 of whom had not been listed as abducted

Hamas freed 10 Thai nationals who were seized in the group’s surprise attack on southern Israel last month.

Families of hostages not slated for release from Gaza during current truce face enduring nightmare

The cease-fire deal between Israel and Hamas will bring relief to dozens whose relatives are being held captive.

Gaza shrinks for Palestinians seeking refuge. 4 stories offer a glimpse into a diminished world

Gaza has always been a small, crowded space with no exits. Now the world for Palestinians there has shrunk to the size of whatever refuge they can find: a jammed shelter, a car, the walls of a shared apartment, or floors and benches in hospital corridors.

Hezbollah fires rockets at north Israel after an airstrike kills 5 of the group’s senior fighters

The militant Hezbollah group has fired more than 50 rockets at military posts in northern Israel. The waves of rockets sent over the border represented one of the most intense bombardments since Hezbollah started attacking Israeli posts in the country’s north at the beginning of the Israel-Hamas war

Hundreds of German police raid properties of Hamas supporters in Berlin and across the country

Hundreds of police officers are searching the properties of Hamas members and followers in Germany with the majority of the raids taking place in Berlin.

Qatar says Gaza cease-fire will begin at 7 a.m. Friday, with aid to follow ‘as soon as possible’

A four-day cease-fire in Gaza between Israel and Hamas will begin a day later than originally planned.

Israel unveils what it claims is a major Hamas militant hideout beneath Gaza City’s Shifa Hospital

Israeli military officials have shown a group of international journalists a small living quarters they found in a tunnel underneath Shifa Hospital, claiming that the space had been used by Hamas militants.

How the hostage deal came about: Negotiations stumbled, but persistence finally won out

Negotiations to free the hostages held by Hamas hardly ran smoothly. Hamas resisted as Israel laid waste to huge areas of Gaza.

Shadowy Hamas leader in Gaza is at top of Israel’s hit list after last month’s deadly attack

Since Hamas fighters carried out the deadliest attack on Israel in decades, Israeli officials have vowed to crush the Palestinian militant group and its enigmatic leader in Gaza.

Humanitarians want more aid for Gaza, access to hostages under Israel-Hamas truce. And more time

International aid groups that have lined up thousands of aid trucks for Gaza say they’re ready to move quickly to send in food, water and other supplies if a pause in the fighting between Hamas and Israel takes hold.

Maryland hate crime commission member suspended for anti-Israel social media posts

The Maryland Attorney General has suspended a member of the state’s new commission aimed at addressing hate crimes after she posted on social media criticizing the recent actions of Israel in Gaza.

New AP analysis of last month’s deadly Gaza hospital explosion rules out widely cited video

The Associated Press is publishing an updated visual analysis of the deadly Oct. 17 explosion at Gaza’s Al-Ahli Hospital.

India in G20 summit welcomes Israel-Hamas cease-fire, urges action on climate, other issues

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed a cease-fire in Gaza that’s expected to enable the release of dozens of hostages taken by Hamas.

Pope meets relatives of Israeli hostages and Palestinians in Gaza and sets off firestorm over words

Pope Francis has met separately with relatives of Israeli hostages in Gaza and Palestinians living through the war and set off a firestorm by using words that Vatican diplomats usually avoid: “Terrorism” and according to the Palestinians “genocide.”

Live updates | Israel says hostage release will not take place before Friday, as talks are ongoing

Israel’s national security adviser says cease-fire talks with the Hamas militant group are ongoing, and a hostage release will not take place before Friday.

What does the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas look like?

A cease-fire to facilitate the release of dozens of people taken hostage during Hamas’ raid on Israel is expected to bring the first respite to war-weary Palestinians in Gaza and a glimmer of hope to the families of the captives.

Israeli official says talks continuing, hostage release won’t take place before Friday

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s national security adviser says a planned hostage-for-prisoner swap with Hamas has been delayed until at least Friday.

Major Iranian-backed militant group vows to expand conflict if U.S. airstrikes continue

A major Iranian-backed militant group in Iraq has warned it may strike additional U.S. targets after U.S. warplanes killed multiple militants in response to the first use of a short-range ballistic missile against U.S. forces at Al-Asad Air Base in Iraq.

Bahrain government websites briefly inaccessible after cyberattack over Israel-Hamas war

The websites of two government ministries in Bahrain have briefly became inaccessible after a cyberattack took them down, purportedly over the island kingdom’s stance on the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.

India, Australia commit to boosting strategic ties as their diplomats and defense chiefs hold talks

India and Australia say they’re committed to boosting economic and strategic ties as their top diplomats shared concerns over China, regional security and the Israel-Hamas war.

Israeli airstrikes on Lebanon kill 2 journalists for a pan-Arab TV channel, 4 Palestinian militants

A Beirut-based pan-Arab TV channel says an Israeli airstrike in southern Lebanon killed two of its journalists who were covering the violence along the Lebanon-Israel border.

Analysis: Iran-backed Yemen rebels’ helicopter-borne attack on ship raises risks in crucial Red Sea

The helicopter-borne Houthi attack on an Israel-linked ship in the Red Sea highlights the danger now lurking in one of the world’s key shipping routes as the Israel-Hamas war rages, as well as the rebels’ tactics mirroring those of its chief sponsor, Iran.

South African leader accuses Israel of war crimes. Putin and Xi strike more cautious note at meeting

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has accused Israel of war crimes and genocide in Gaza during a virtual meeting of leaders of developing countries including Russia’s Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping.

German police raid homes of 17 people accused of posting antisemitic hate speech on social media

German authorities have raided the homes of 17 people in the state of Bavaria accused of spreading antisemitic hate speech and threats targeting Jews online.

Israel-Hamas war: Live updates

Israel’s Cabinet has approved a cease-fire agreement with the Hamas militant group that would bring a temporary halt to a devastating war that has continued for more than six weeks.

Qatar announces Israel-Hamas truce-for-hostages deal that would pause Gaza fighting and bring more aid

Qatar has announced a truce-for-hostages deal between Israel and Hamas that would bring a four-day halt in fighting in a devastating six-week war.

A man is charged with threatening a Palestinian rights group as tensions rise from Israel-Hamas war

A Utah man has been charged with threatening a Palestinian rights organization in Washington. The case was unsealed Monday as tensions rise in the U.S. from the devastating war between Israel and Hamas.