Tanks reach Rafah’s center as Israel presses assault despite global scrutiny

Tanks reach Rafah’s center as Israel presses assault despite global scrutiny

  • Israeli forces pounded Rafah with airstrikes and tank fire overnight, residents say
  • Israel presses offensive despite an international outcry over an attack on Sunday that killed at least 45 Palestinians
By Reuters ·

Netanyahu says deadly Israeli strike in Rafah was the result of a ‘tragic mistake’

Netanyahu says deadly Israeli strike in Rafah was the result of a ‘tragic mistake’

  • “Despite our utmost efforts not to harm innocent civilians, last night there was a tragic mistake,” Netanyahu said Monday in an address to Israel’s parliament
By AP ·

Analysis New settler units on Palestinian land hand Israel a powerful demographic weapon

New settler units on Palestinian land hand Israel a powerful demographic weapon

  • Israeli authorities accused of exploiting Gaza war to create “more facts on the ground” in occupied West Bank
  • Uptick noticed in approvals for illegal settlements in East Jerusalem within or alongside Palestinian neighborhoods
By Jonathan Gornall ·

The Saudi Red Crescent Authority has deployed 2,540 staff across nearly 100 ambulance centers ahead of Hajj 2024. (@mediasrcaen)

Saudi Red Crescent Authority deploys more than 2,500 staff ahead of Hajj

  • The staff will be strategically positioned across 98 ambulance centers, covering entry points, pilgrim routes, and holy sites
By Arab News ·

WHO condemns ‘abrupt halt’ to medical evacuations from Gaza

WHO condemns ‘abrupt halt’ to medical evacuations from Gaza

  • Thousands of Gazans are estimated to require urgent medical evacuation
  • WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris warned that the cut-off obviously meant more people will die waiting for treatment
By AFP ·

Putin says Ukraine should hold presidential election

Putin says Ukraine should hold presidential election

  • Zelensky has not faced an election despite the expiry of his term
By Reuters ·

De Bruyne to lead Belgium at Euro 2024 with unretired Witsel

De Bruyne to lead Belgium at Euro 2024 with unretired Witsel

  • Defender Maxim De Cuyper, who won the Belgian league with Club Brugge last weekend, was the only newcomer
  • Tedesco said Witsel’s recent excellent showings with Atletico Madrid convinced him the 35-year-old midfielder was the right choice