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GAZA LIVE BLOG: Rafah: 600,000 Children without Shelter | Hamas: Israel Will Leave Gaza | Israel Evacuates Military Site | UNRWA: Open Crossing – Day 215

May 8, 2024 By Palestine Chronicle Staff  At least 35 Palestinians were killed and 129 wounded as Israeli forces carried out new massacres in the eastern and southern areas of Rafah.  The United States reportedly suspended sending arms shipments to Israel, due to its failure to address our concerns regarding its plans to invade Rafah. Al-Qassam […]

Rafah border crossing to be managed by private contractor: Haaretz

 May 8, 2024 Source: Israeli Media + Al Mayadeen By Al Mayadeen English A new report by the Israeli newspaper Haaretz underscored a plot to take the Rafah border crossing away from Palestinian control in favor of giving it to a US security private contractor that would do “Israel’s” bidding. In an exclusive for Israeli […]

Gaza Under Siege: Aggression Continues on 211th Day, Efforts Intensify in Cairo Talks for Ceasefire Deal

May 4, 2024 Live News – Middle East – News – Palestine – Story of the day – Top On the 211th day of the ongoing aggression against the Gaza Strip, the Israeli occupation army ramped up its attacks on homes in Rafah, resulting in more casualties. Despite the devastating situation, efforts to reach a ceasefire deal were intensified in Cairo, where the Hamas delegation […]

Hamas to mull latest ceasefire proposal with other factions

April 30, 2024 Source: Agencies By Al Mayadeen English The Hamas Resistance movement announces that its delegation is returning to Gaza from Cairo to discuss the latest ceasefire proposal presented during the negotiations. Hamas announced that its negotiating delegation in Cairo is heading back home for consultations regarding the ceasefire proposal presented to the Resistance […]

Axis of Resistance’s mission is to defend Palestine: IRGC’s Navy Cmd.

April 9, 2024 Source: Al Mayadeen The commander of the IRGC’s Navy, Read Admiral Alireza Tangsiri. (Al Mayadeen Net) By Al Mayadeen English In an exclusive interview with Al Mayadeen, the Commander of the IRGC’s Navy, Alireza Tangsiri discusses Iran’s development as a world power, the efforts of the Axis of Resistance to champion and […]

‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 145: Hamas warns Israel and U.S. of ‘political machinations’ amid ceasefire talks

UN humanitarian officials say that thousands of Palestinians in Gaza are “just a step away from famine” by May. Russia calls on UNSC members to refrain from endorsing Washington’s resolution on Gaza, denouncing it as “a license to kill” for Israel. Source

‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 124: Hamas propose 135-day truce to exchange captives and end war

Potential ceasefire deal still at discussion stage, as U.S. President Joe Biden calls Hamas counter-proposal “a little over the top.” Israel continues to bomb Rafah and Khan Younis in Gaza, as Israeli forces raid the West Bank, killing one teenager. Source

Exclusive: Resistance says no deal without permanent ceasefire

February 5, 2024 Source: Al Mayadeen By Al Mayadeen English Sources tell Al Mayadeen that the Palestinian Resistance has received a ceasefire proposal that does not go with its vision for ending the war and would enable “Israel” to continue its hostilities. Negotiations are taking place over a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and a […]

No agreement has been reached yet: Top Palestinian Resistance official

1 Feb 2024 Source: Al Mayadeen By Al Mayadeen English A top Palestinian Resistance official has clarified the current situation on a mediated deal between “Israel” and the Palestinian Resistance. A leading figure from the Palestinian Resistance factions revealed that no agreement around a ceasefire deal has been reached yet. The remarks come after news outlets […]

Persian Gulf leaders, Erdogan call for end to Israel’s ‘blatant aggression’ in Gaza

Leaders of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have jointly condemned Israel’s “blatant aggression” against the Palestinian people. They also warned that the Israeli regime’s war on the Gaza Strip will have “dire consequences” for the entire region and the international community as well. The leaders of the six nations […]

No prisoner exchange until aggression on Gaza ends: Hamas official

December 3, 2023 Source: Al Mayadeen By Al Mayadeen English Speaking to Al Mayadeen, Hamas official Zaher Jabarin addresses several points regarding the aggression on Gaza and reiterates the movement’s position on key issues. A member of the Hamas movement political bureau, who is the head of the detainees, wounded, and martyrs files in the […]

Gaza Temporary Ceasefire in Last Day as Leaks on Extension Emerge

November 29, 2023 Israeli captive being released by Hamas and Islamic Jihad fighters at Rafah Crossing during the fifth release on Tuesday, November 28, 2023. The temporary ceasefire in Gaza entered its sixth and last day on Wednesday, with reports on extending the truce for the second time being leaked. As the sixth release of […]

2-day truce extension reached; same terms as previous deal: Hamas

 November 28, 2023  Source: Agencies Palestinian prisoner Khalil Zama’ (C) gestures a victory sign after being released from an Israeli jail in exchange for Israeli captives released by Resistance party Hamas from the Gaza Strip, at his home in Halhul, north al-Khalil, in the occupied West Bank on November 27, 2023 (AFP) By Al Mayadeen […]

More Captives to Be Released on Fifth Day of Extended Gaza Truce

November 28, 2023 Al-Qassam fighter waving goodbye to Israeli captives during fourth release as part of truce deal between Hamas and the Zionist entity (Monday, November 28, 2023). The temporary ceasefire between Hamas and the Israeli occupation regime entered its fifth day on Tuesday after a 48-hour extension was agreed. The extension of the deal […]

Gazans Begin the Journey Back after Truce Takes Effect (Videos)

 November 24, 2023 After enduring weeks of displacement due to the ongoing aggression, the people of Gaza finally have a glimmer of hope as they start to return to their homes. The four-day truce, which includes a complete ceasefire, went into effect this morning. Displaced Palestinians, who sought refuge in hospitals and schools during the […]

Haley argues return of hostages shows Hamas trying to ‘earn favor’ with US

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley said she thinks Hamas releasing two hostages Friday means the group is trying to “earn favor” with the United States and warned the Biden administration to “be smart” and not weaken its response. “First I’ll say, two prayers have been answered and we’ve got 200 more to go,” Haley said… […]

Solidarity for Gaza: Millions Surge Worldwide on Al-Aqsa Flood Friday (Videos)

October 14, 2023 Nearly a week following the profound surge of Palestinian resistance, which sent shockwaves through the Israeli enemy, retaliation for the latter’s brutal assault on the Gaza Strip, targeting both structures and lives, alongside an oppressive blockade that left over two million Palestinians devoid of water, electricity, fuel, and access to aid, the […]

Qatar World Cup construction workers sue US firm for labour trafficking

Dozens of Filipino workers who helped build stadiums that hosted the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar filed a lawsuit on Thursday claiming US construction firm, Jacobs Solutions Inc., subjected them to dangerous and inhumane conditions, Reuters reports. The nearly 40 plaintiffs in a complaint filed in federal court in Denver, Colorado, said Jacobs and several subsidiaries […]

Israel analyst expects continuation of tension on eastern Gaza fence

Israeli military analyst Tal Lev-Ram expects tension to continue on the eastern Gaza fence despite understandings between Hamas and Israel. On Thursday, mediators between Hamas and Israel announced reaching understandings between the two sides, stating that Israel agreed to increase the number of workers from Gaza to 20,000. According to Maariv, Lev-Ram said that the […]

Will Qatar mediation end Lebanon political deadlock?

Lebanon has been unable to elect a new president since President Michel Aoun left office in October 2022, Anadolu News Agency reports. France has sought to mediate between Lebanese political forces, sending its envoy, Jean Yves Le Drian, twice to the country in a bid to end the deadlock. The efforts, however, did not yield […]

Qatar: ‘Our stance on Assad regime has not changed’

Qatari Prime Minister Mohammed Bin Abdul Rahman Bin Jassim Al-Thani confirmed on Thursday that his country’s stance towards the Syrian regime has not changed. This came in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in New York for the United Nations (UN) General Assembly session. Concerning the Arab League, Al-Thani stated that the decision to allow […]

Qatar pursues US-Iran nuclear steps after detainee swap

Qatar wants to capitalise on a US-Iranian detainee deal that it mediated during months of delicate diplomacy to find common ground on a more intractable issue between the two hardened adversaries: the dispute over Iran’s nuclear programme. Russia’s war in Ukraine may have top billing at the UN General Assembly, but Iran’s nuclear ambitions cast a shadow […]

Five US citizens land in Qatar as part of US-Iran prisoner swap

Five US citizens left Iran and landed in Doha on Monday in a prisoner swap for five Iranians held in the United States and the transfer of $6 billion in Iranian funds in a rare moment of cooperation between the long-time antagonists, Reuters reports. “Today, five innocent Americans who were imprisoned in Iran are finally coming home,” […]

Biden sanctions Iran former President Ahmadinejad after prisoner swap

Fresh off a prisoner swap between Washington and Tehran, US President Joe Biden announced, on Monday, new sanctions against a former Iranian president and the country’s Intelligence Ministry, Anadolu Agency reports. Today, we are sanctioning former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence under the Levinson Act for their involvement in wrongful detentions […]

5 Americans released by Iran, expected to be in return for unfreezing billions in funds

Iran and the United States exchange prisoners on Monday after nearly $6 billion in once-frozen Iranian assets reached Qatar, a key element of the planned swap, Reuters reports. According to the report, tensions are almost certain to remain high between the US and Iran, which are locked in various disputes, including over Tehran’s nuclear program. […]

EXPLAINER – What caused the floods in Libya and why are they so bad?

A catastrophic flood has killed thousands of people in the eastern Libyan city of Derna, sweeping away entire neighbourhoods with their residents and washing many bodies out to sea. Thousands of people are missing. What caused the flood?  After pummelling other Mediterranean countries, the powerful Storm Daniel swept into Libya over the weekend, unleashing record amounts of rain as […]

Raeisi: Iran has authority on released funds, spends ‘wherever’ it needs

Tuesday, 12 September 2023 6:30 PM  [ Last Update: Tuesday, 12 September 2023 7:00 PM ] President Ebrahim Raeisi has underscored Iran’s full authority on its recently-released assets, saying it is the Islamic Republic that decides how to spend the funds and that the money will be spent “wherever we need it.” Raeisi made the remarks in an exclusive […]

US Allows Int’l Banks to Release $6 Billion in Frozen Iranian Funds

September 11, 2023 By Staff, Agencies The US administration has issued a waiver for international banks to transfer $6 billion in frozen Iranian money from South Korea to Qatar without fear of US sanctions. The report released early Tuesday by AP said the Biden administration has also agreed to release five Iranian citizens held in […]

Iran, US on verge of prisoner swap under Qatar-mediated deal

When $6 billion of unfrozen Iranian funds are wired to banks in Qatar as early as next week, it will trigger a carefully choreographed sequence that will see as many as five detained US dual nationals leave Iran and a similar number of Iranian prisoners held in the US fly home, according to eight Iranian […]

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