April 8, 2024 – Israel-Hamas conflict


1 min in the past

Our stay protection of Israel’s conflict on Hamas in Gaza has moved right here.

16 min in the past

US navy says destroyed air protection system and management station in Houthi-controlled Yemen

From CNN’s Rashard Rose

US forces destroyed an “air protection system with two missiles able to launch, a floor management station in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen” and a drone launched over the Crimson Sea on Monday, the US Central Command mentioned.

No accidents or injury had been reported, in keeping with CENTCOM.

In a separate incident, CENTCOM mentioned, “an anti-ship ballistic missile was launched from a Houthi-controlled space of Yemen towards the Gulf of Aden the place a coalition ship was escorting M/V Hope Island, a Marshall Islands flagged, U.Okay. owned, Italian operated cargo ship.”

There have been no accidents or injury reported, CENTCOM mentioned, including that this was the fifth noticed missile launch in opposition to the coalition ship and M/V Hope Island.

Some background: The Iran-backed Houthis have been concentrating on transport within the Crimson Sea since shortly after the conflict between Israel and Hamas started, with the group tying the assaults to its effort to stress Israel and its allies to cease the conflict in Gaza. They’re amongst a number of Iranian proxy teams on the middle of world considerations the conflict might spill additional by means of the Mideast.

A coalition of countries has dedicated naval property and personnel to bolstering safety within the Crimson Sea.

1 hr 24 min in the past

UN committee to resolve whether or not to grant Palestine full state member standing this month

From CNN’s Natalie Barr and Richard Roth

A specialised United Nations committee will evaluation whether or not Palestine will likely be granted full state member standing within the UN this month, in keeping with Vanessa Frazier, the UN Ambassador of Malta and Safety Council’s president for April.

“The council has determined that this deliberation has to happen through the month of April. That’s the timeline — April 2024,” Frazier mentioned at a information convention Monday.

After a closed-door session Monday, the UN Safety Council referred this request for Palestinian statehood to the Committee on the Admission of New Members, she mentioned.

The committee held their first assembly on Monday to start discussions relating to Palestine’s renewed software, she mentioned. 

The Palestinian Mission to the UN first put in a request to be acknowledged as a full member state in 2011. It was granted “non-member observer state” standing in November 2012.

The US is traditionally eager on letting the Israelis and Palestinians resolve the difficulty between themselves. 

36 min in the past

UN chief requires overseas media entry into Gaza amid disinformation “conflict”

From CNN’s Irene Nasser and Jen Deaton 

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks to the press in Brussels, Belgium, on March 21.United Nations Secretary-Common Antonio Guterres speaks to the press in Brussels, Belgium, on March 21. Jonathan Raa/NurPhoto/Getty Photographs

A disinformation conflict is unfolding alongside the bodily battle raging in Gaza, United Nations Secretary Common António Guterres warned in a publish on X Monday, calling for worldwide journalists be allowed entry into the enclave.

International media have been allowed very restricted entry to Gaza, both embedded with the Israeli navy on situation of viewing and approving the unedited uncooked footage or in uncommon cases with humanitarian support convoys going into the enclave.

35 min in the past

VP Kamala Harris to fulfill households of US hostages taken by Hamas Tuesday

From CNN’s Sam Fossum

US Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks in Raleigh, North Carolina, on March 26.US Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks in Raleigh, North Carolina, on March 26. Elizabeth Frantz/Reuters/File

Vice President Kamala Harris will meet on Tuesday with American households whose family members had been taken hostage by Hamas amid ongoing negotiations for the discharge of remaining hostages and a ceasefire within the conflict.

Harris will meet with them within the afternoon, the second such assembly since Hamas’ lethal assault on Israel on October 7 final 12 months, in keeping with an advisory from her workplace. The assembly is closed to the press. 

Her assembly comes after Nationwide Safety Advisor Jake Sullivan met with the households on Monday night.  

CIA Director Invoice Burns traveled to Cairo over the weekend the place he introduced a brand new proposal to try to assist dealer a deal between the Israel and Hamas and bridge the hole between the 2 sides.

47 min in the past

Leaders of Jordan, France and Egypt make joint assertion calling for fast ceasefire in Gaza 

From CNN’s Jomana Karadsheh, Xiaofei Xu and Eyad Kourdi

The leaders of Egypt, France and Jordan have issued a joint assertion calling for a direct ceasefire in Gaza, highlighting the grave humanitarian disaster and the catastrophic influence of the continued conflict.

In an op-ed revealed Monday in Jordan and Egypt’s state newspapers, in addition to France’s Le Monde and The Washington Submit, they careworn the necessity for a peaceable decision by means of a two-state resolution, declaring that violence and warfare “don’t have any place” in attaining peace within the Center East.

“In mild of the insupportable human toll, we, the leaders of Egypt, France, and Jordan, name for the fast and unconditional implementation of UN Safety Council Decision 2728. We underline the pressing must convey a few everlasting ceasefire in Gaza,” the joint op-ed learn.

Highlighting the vital state of affairs within the southern Gaza metropolis of Rafah, the place over 1.5 million Palestinian civilians have sought refuge, the leaders warned concerning the “dire penalties of additional navy actions,” advocating for the safety of civilians as a authorized and ethical obligation underneath worldwide legislation.

The three international locations’ leaders condemned violence, terrorism and indiscriminate concentrating on of civilians, reiterating the necessity for all events to respect worldwide humanitarian legislation.

“We condemn the killing of humanitarian support employees, most lately the assault in opposition to World Central Kitchen’s support convoy,” the op-ed learn.

Egypt and France have performed a significant function as mediators between Hamas and Israel, whereas Jordan has been a key actor in support supply, contributing dozens of airdrops over Gaza.

3 hr 52 min in the past

Democrats are break up on making use of new situations for support to Israel

From Morgan Rimmer, Melanie Zanona, Manu Raju

Democratic Senators are break up on whether or not to use new situations on support to Israel.

Sen. Chris Van Hollen, who helps situations, warned the Biden administration’s coverage wants to vary as a way to increase Democratic assist for President Joe Biden in November. “I believe the president merely must do what’s the proper coverage, and that can ship a message to folks across the nation that he’s taking the precise course. So in my opinion, this can be a case the place the precise insurance policies will produce the precise politics.”

“He wants to make use of all of the levers of US coverage obtainable to him. That features many choices, however certainly one of them is withholding, at the least for now, offensive navy methods – to not stop offensive navy help from being despatched in some unspecified time in the future, however, once more, to ensure the president can implement his personal phrases,” he mentioned. 

Senate International Relations Chair Ben Cardin, who doesn’t assist situations, mentioned he believes the situations won’t assist them accomplish their most fast purpose: getting humanitarian support into Gaza. “We have to get the humanitarian help in, and I hope we will see some progress on it,” he mentioned. “I don’t assume conditionalities are the best way to go.”

Sen. Mark Kelly, who has not dedicated to situations however left the door open, mentioned, “I believe it is truthful, in some unspecified time in the future, if we do not see optimistic change, to make selections on what sort of support we’re offering, and what they may use it for it.”

He criticized Israel after World Central Kitchen support employees had been killed by Israeli strikes final week. “That is reckless motion by the IDF. And the IDF’s gotta do a greater job at this,” Kelly mentioned. “I need to see how they are going to make adjustments to this. They have to make adjustments.”

5 hr 55 min in the past

Our bodies of 46 Palestinians recovered after Israeli withdrawal from Khan Younis, Gaza hospital says

From CNN’s Kareem Khadder and Eyad Kourdi

Forty-six our bodies of Palestinians have been delivered to the European Hospital in Gaza since Monday morning, the European Hospital mentioned in an announcement on its Telegram channel on Monday.

“Many of the our bodies got here from the east of the Khan Younis space, and the our bodies are decomposed, and located lifeless underneath rubble of demolished buildings,” the assertion learn.

Thirty-eight of these 46 our bodies have been recognized, the hospital mentioned.

This comes after a search and restoration operation within the aftermath of the withdrawal of Israeli forces from Khan Younis introduced Sunday.

5 hr 20 min in the past

“If it wasn’t for my neighbors, I wouldn’t have identified it is my home,” baby in devastated Khan Younis says

From Mohammad Al-Sawalhi in Gaza and CNN’s Abeer Salman and Zeena Saifi in Jerusalem

Tamar carries blocks of wood to sell.Tamar carries blocks of wooden to promote. CNN

Dozens of Khan Younis residents who had been forcibly displaced to Rafah traveled again to their houses on Monday.

Video filmed by a CNN stringer exhibits folks leaping over particles seeking their houses. Most of them mentioned they had been unrecognizable.

This is what some youngsters mentioned:

Aseel, 12: She pointed to a pile of rubble in entrance of her. “There it was, it’s destroyed,” she mentioned of her home. “We had been solely capable of retrieve small issues from our home. I want I might’ve gotten my garments.” 

Tamar: He was noticed carrying blocks of wooden. “I’ll go promote them to make 10-20 shekels, in order that I by no means have to increase my hand out and beg for cash from folks,” he mentioned, including he didn’t acknowledge his home when he first noticed it. “If it wasn’t for my neighbors, I wouldn’t have identified it my home. Devastation in every single place,” he mentioned. 

Abdelkarim: “The place are we alleged to seize our stuff from? From what houses? Who will we complain to about our considerations? Who will we complain to concerning the Israelis? We have now no life right here. The place will we stay?” he mentioned, including he spent his time in Rafah studying and writing since his faculty is destroyed.

“How are we going to be taught now? There’s no extra life. Our childhood is gone. They destroyed us,” he mentioned.

Alia: She was strolling together with her youthful brother carrying solely a bag of garments and a small toy. “Our home was bombed and bulldozed … this toy means lots to me. It’s a reminiscence from dwelling.”


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