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# Hamas

Yesterday
29th February 2024
More than 30,000 people have been killed in Gaza since 7 October, health ministry says
Mediators say a truce deal between Israel and Hamas could be just days away.
Aid agencies have raised serious concerns of a looming famine in Gaza's north.
Negotiators are hoping a truce can begin by the start of Ramadan in March.
However, a senior Hamas official told Al Jazeera that there is still a long way to go because an agreement could be reached.
This week
25th February 2024 - 1st March 2024
Close to 100 people killed in overnight strikes in Gaza as Israel discusses next steps in truce talks
Last week
18th February 2024 - 24th February 2024
Strikes kill dozens in Gaza, as Israel's war cabinet is to meet after talks with Hamas
WHO chief says south Gaza's largest hospital no longer functioning after Israeli siege and raid
Last month
February 2024
Shifting sands: The people of the West Bank are stuck in hellish game they never agreed to play
Bernie Sanders says Joe Biden is 'very wrong' on the issue of Israel and Gaza
Al Jazeera condemns Israel as reporter's leg blown off in drone strike on Rafah
The Qatar-based network said the strike was a “fully-fledged crime which adds to Israel’s crime against journalists”.
Elsewhere, South Africa urged the UN's top court to place more legal pressure on Israel to halt a threatened offensive against Rafah.
Minister Simon Coveney has today accused Israel of “behaving like a rogue state”.
UN describes prospect of Israeli ground invasion of Rafah in southern Gaza as 'terrifying'
Tánaiste Micheál Martin said he is in “no doubt” that the continued bombing of Rafah will ‘constitute a war crime’.
Israeli Ambassador to Ireland Dana Erlich has said the military operation in Rafah is "necessary" to continue the release of hostages and "eliminate" Hamas.
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has today urged allies of Israel to stop sending it weapons as "too many people" are being killed in Gaza.
Israel kills 'around 100' people in strikes on Rafah while recovering two hostages
About 1.4 million Palestinians have crowded into Rafah, with many living in tents, while food, water and medicine are becoming scarce.
US warns Israel of 'disaster' if it sends troops into Gaza's Rafah city
Benjamin Netanyahu said he had ordered troops to “prepare to operate” in Rafah, the last major urban area ground troops have yet to enter.
Blinken arrives in Saudi Arabia for another Middle East tour a bid to secure Israel-Hamas truce
January
January 2024
Hamas reviewing six-week truce proposal, as UN says half of Gaza's buildings have been damaged
Israeli troops, some disguised as medical staff, kill three Palestinians in West Bank hospital
The Israeli military said forces entered the hospital to target a “Hamas terrorist cell”.
US Secretary of State urges UN agency to address claims of staff involvement in Hamas attack
UNRWA said Israel had provided the agency with information about the alleged involvement of several employees in the 7 October attack.
The European Union is one of UNRWA's top donors.
On Saturday, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Micheál Martin said Ireland was not withdrawing its funding.
He said today he has no issue with the EU reviewing the situation as long as the aid keeps flowing.
US vows 'very consequential' response after military members killed in Jordan drone strike
Martin: Ireland has 'no plans' to suspend funding to UN Agency after alleged Hamas collusion
The UN Relief and Works Agency said Israel had provided the agency with information about the alleged involvement of several employees in the 7 October attack.
UN agency for Palestinian refugees sacks employees over claims of involvement in Hamas attack
EU foreign ministers press Israel on eventual two-state solution
Irish Government will 'consider' joining genocide case against Israel after preliminary stage
Israel continues bombardment of Gaza with at least 165 people killed in 24 hours
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards also said four of its members were killed by a strike in Syria that it blamed on Israel.
Gunfire and strikes shake Gaza as Biden and Netanyahu have first call in a month
Gaza’s health ministry reported today that at least 24,762 people have been killed in Gaza since 7 October.
Gaza death toll nears 25,000 as Netanyahu rejects calls for Palestinian state
Gaza’s health ministry said 93 people had been killed overnight, including 16 in a strike on a house in the southern city of Rafah.
Israel and Hamas reach deal for Gaza hostages to receive medicines in exchange for aid to civilians
A wave of Israeli strikes killed at least 78 people in the Gaza Strip overnight.
'Intensive' phase of conflict in south Gaza 'will end soon', Israeli defence minister says
Gaza’s health ministry said Israel struck two hospitals, a girls’ school and “dozens” of homes overnight.
Hamas releases new video announcing deaths of two Israeli hostages taken on 7 October
Israel argues its defence in South Africa's Gaza genocide case at The Hague
Irish lawyer tells Hague that Gaza is 'first genocide in history' being broadcast in 'real-time'
Israel army claims two journalists killed in Gaza strike were 'terror operatives'
Israel agrees for UN mission to assess north Gaza situation, says Blinken
The US diplomat says the IDF is entering a “lower intensity phase” in Gaza.
Airstrike kills 12, mostly children, in Gaza area declared 'safe zone' by Israel
Hezbollah leader warns Israel against waging war on Lebanon as fears rise of wider conflict
Hamas’s number two Saleh al-Aruri was killed along with his bodyguards in the strike by Israel.
French President Emmanuel Macron urged Israel to "avoid any escalatory attitude".
Deputy head of Hamas killed in Israeli strike in Beirut
Last year
2023
At least 48 Palestinians killed in overnight Israeli strikes on Gaza, health ministry says
Gaza’s health ministry says the Israeli military campaign has killed at least 21,822 people.
A Hamas delegation was in Cairo on Friday to discuss an Egyptian plan proposing renewable ceasefires.
Asked about the negotiations yesterday, Netanyahu said Hamas had been "giving all kinds of ultimatums that we didn't accept".
'The bombs keep falling on us': Gazans desperate for war to end as Israel presses offensive
The Israeli army is keeping up its campaign across the length of the Gaza Strip in the face of mounting international pushback.
South Africa launches genocide case against Israel at International Court of Justice
Israel continues to pound Gaza as Egypt to host high-level Hamas delegation for ceasefire talks
The Israeli military said its forces “are extending operation in Khan Yunis” in the coastal territory’s south.
The Israeli military also said it had "eliminated dozens of terrorists" across Gaza over the past 24 hours.
Israeli shelling near Al-Amal in Khan Yunis killed 41 people over the past two days, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society said yesterday.
Yesterday, a kibbutz announced that a 70-year-old US-Israeli national thought to be the oldest woman held captive had died in the 7 October attacks.
Gaza health ministry says at least 210 people killed in last 24 hours as Israel intensifies bombing
The health ministry also raised alarm over the spread of disease among children and the overall lack of water, food and medicine in the besieged Strip.
A United Nations report published today urged Israel to “end unlawful killings” against the Palestinian population.
French President Emmanuel Macron emphasised "the need to work towards a lasting ceasefire" in a call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
UN 'gravely concerned' by Israeli strikes on central Gaza as Netanyahu doubles down
The WHO reported “harrowing” accounts of Israel’s attacks on Gaza on 24 December.
Netanyahu wrote in the Wall Street Journal that the Israeli state will not stop with its assault.
The UN Human Rights Office said all attacks had to adhere to international humanitarian law.
The WHO detailed how one Gazan child lost her whole family from one airstrike.
Israel continues to strike Gaza after UN Security Council demands aid be rushed in 'at scale'
UN Security Council yesterday approved a resolution demanding “immediate, safe and unhindered” deliveries of life-saving aid.
At Washington's insistence, the UN Security Council avoided calling for a ceasefire that would stop the 11-week-old conflict.
It is still unclear what, if any, impact the vote will have on the ground.
WHO boss Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that "hunger is present, and famine is looming in Gaza".