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US To Continue Airdropping Aid Into Gaza

The United States has said that it would continue air dropping aid into Gaza, despite calls for stopping the practice after 18 people died trying to reach food packages. The UN has warned that at least one-third of the people are on the brink of a “man-made famine” after nearly six months of war. Hamas […]Read More

US, Israeli Defence Chiefs To Meet Today As Tensions Rise in Gaza

US defence secretary Lloyd Austin will meet with Israel’s minister of defence Yoav Gallant today to discuss ways to stop a possible ground invasion of Rafah by Israel. The US government told reporters that Austin’s planned morning meeting will continue as decided. Earlier, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled the visit in protest over Monday’s UN […]Read More

Time To Flood Gaza With Lifesaving Aid: UN Chief António Guterres

UN Secretary-General António Guterres stood near a long line of waiting trucks on Saturday and declared it was time to “truly flood Gaza with lifesaving aid,” calling the starvation inside the enclave a “moral outrage.” He urged an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. Guterres spoke on the Egyptian side of the border not far […]Read More

Netanyahu Meets Blinken, Says Rafah Offensive Will Happen

On the last leg of his sixth visit to West Asia since the Israel-Hamas war began, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Israeli War Cabinet in Tel Aviv on Friday. Blinken reaffirmed US commitment to Israel’s security and the defeat of Hamas, including in Rafah. He discussed efforts to […]Read More