Egypt sends engineers, building equipment to begin reconstruction of Gaza following recent conflict

Egypt has sent a convoy of engineers and building equipment to Gaza to begin reconstruction in the Palestinian enclave after the recent Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Egyptian state television reported on Friday. Dozens of bulldozers, cranes and trucks flying Egyptian flags lined up along the border to begin crossing into the Gaza Strip, television pictures showed. Palestinians… Read More Egypt sends engineers, building equipment to begin reconstruction of Gaza following recent conflict

Egypt’s intelligence chief meets with Hamas leaders for Gaza truce talks

Egypt’s intelligence chief met Hamas leaders in Gaza on Monday in an effort to bolster a ceasefire between the Palestinian militant group and Israel and to discuss reconstruction plans following the recent hostilities, Egyptian and Palestinian officials said. The visit was the first by an Egyptian intelligence chief to the enclave since the early 2000s.… Read More Egypt’s intelligence chief meets with Hamas leaders for Gaza truce talks

Israeli, Egyptian officials meet to build up on Gaza truce

Egypt’s foreign minister stressed during a meeting with his Israeli counterpart on Sunday the need to build on a truce between Israel and Hamas by stopping all practices that lead to escalation, the Foreign Ministry said. Egypt helped broker the May 21 truce to halt the worst fighting in years between Israel and Hamas, the… Read More Israeli, Egyptian officials meet to build up on Gaza truce

Celebrations following ceasefire as truce between Israel and Hamas begins

A truce between Israel and Hamas took hold on Friday after the worst violence in years, with U.S. President Joe Biden pledging to salvage the devastated Gaza Strip and the United Nations urging renewed Israeli-Palestinian dialogue. Israeli aerial bombardment of the densely populated enclave killed 243 Palestinians, including 66 children, wounded more than 1,900 and… Read More Celebrations following ceasefire as truce between Israel and Hamas begins

Dozens dead as Israeli airstrikes, Hamas rocket attacks continue

Israeli air strikes killed 26 Palestinians, including eight children, in Gaza early on Sunday, Gaza health officials said, and rockets were fired into Israel as hostilities stretched into a seventh day. The pre-dawn attacks in the centre of Gaza City brought the death toll in Gaza to 174, including 47 children, health officials said. Israel… Read More Dozens dead as Israeli airstrikes, Hamas rocket attacks continue

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says offensive in Gaza to continue as long as necessary

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, blaming Hamas for starting nearly a week of hostilities by firing rockets at Israel, said on Saturday Israel will continue to strike in Gaza as long as necessary and do its utmost to avoid civilian casualties. “The party that bears the guilt for this confrontation is not us, it’s those attacking… Read More Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says offensive in Gaza to continue as long as necessary

Death toll rises, buildings destroyed as Israel-Hamas violence rages

Israel pounded Gaza on Saturday, destroying a tower block that housed news media organisations, while Palestinian rocket salvoes hit Tel Aviv with no sign of an end to almost a week of fighting. Palestinians say at least 140 people, including 39 children, have been killed in Gaza since the conflict erupted on Monday. Israel has… Read More Death toll rises, buildings destroyed as Israel-Hamas violence rages

U.S. sends envoy to mediate in Israel, Palestine crisis

The United States dispatched a senior diplomat on Wednesday to urge Israelis and Palestinians to calm the worst flare-up in violence between them in years, which has appeared to catch the Biden administration off guard as it pursued other priorities. In remarks welcomed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Secretary of State Antony Blinken defended Israel’s… Read More U.S. sends envoy to mediate in Israel, Palestine crisis