Israel says it is poised to move on Rafah

Israel says it is poised to move on Rafah

  • Israel has killed at least 34,183 people in Gaza, mostly women and children, according to Gaza health ministry
  • Defense official said Israel had bought 40,000 tents, each with capacity for 10 to 12 people, to house Palestinians relocated from Rafah in advance of assault
By Reuters ·

Special Israel hits Lebanese border towns with 14 missiles

Israel hits Lebanese border towns with 14 missiles

  • Hezbollah targets Israeli settlements in retaliation for Hanin civilian deaths
  • Hezbollah said it attacked the Shomera settlement with dozens of Katyusha rockets
By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

Biden says Israel must allow aid to Palestinians ‘without delay’

Biden says Israel must allow aid to Palestinians ‘without delay’

  • “We’re going to immediately secure that aid and surge it,” Biden said
  • “Israel must make sure all this aid reaches the Palestinians in Gaza without delay“
By AFP ·

Saudi Arabia welcomes independent committee’s report on UNRWA’s performance

Saudi Arabia welcomes independent committee’s report on UNRWA’s performance

  • Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs stresses importance of the commitment of donor countries to the organization
By Arab News ·

Yemen’s Houthis say they targeted American and Israeli ships

Yemen’s Houthis say they targeted American and Israeli ships

  • The Iran-aligned group said it targeted the US ship Maersk Yorktown, an American destroyer in the Gulf of Aden and Israeli ship MSC Veracruz in the Indian Ocean
  • “The Yemeni armed forces confirm they will continue to prevent Israeli navigation,” Sarea said
By Reuters ·

State Department official reaffirms US commitment to humanitarian aid for Gazans

State Department official reaffirms US commitment to humanitarian aid for Gazans

  • Efforts also continue in Washington to prevent regional expansion of conflict by Iran and its proxies, says Assistant Secretary for Near East Affairs Barbara A. Leaf
  • The Biden administration is also looking into the circumstances surrounding the discovery this week of mass graves in Gaza, she adds
By RAY HANANIA ·

Eurovision Song Contest host Sweden braces for anti-Israel protests

Eurovision Song Contest host Sweden braces for anti-Israel protests

  • Event organizer European Broadcasting Union has resisted calls for Israel to be excluded due to its war in Gaza
  • Contest will take place in Malmo from 7-11 May and is expected to draw 100,000 visitors
By Reuters ·

Eurovision Song Contest host Sweden braces for anti-Israel protests

Eurovision Song Contest host Sweden braces for anti-Israel protests

  • Event organizer European Broadcasting Union has resisted calls for Israel to be excluded due to its war in Gaza
  • Contest will take place in Malmo from 7-11 May and is expected to draw 100,000 visitors
By Reuters ·