Pause brings new perils as Gaza’s displaced try to find safety

Comment on this storyCommentAdd to your saved storiesSave TEL AVIV — In the second day of the humanitarian pause in fighting between Israel and Hamas, some residents of Gaza said the break from aerial bombardments had brought only limited relief, as they emerged into a hellscape they could scarcely recognize. As scattered families attempted to … Read more

Israel-Hamas war sets Gaza’s development back by nearly two decades

Civilians and rescuers look for survivors amid the rubble of a destroyed building following an Israeli bombardment in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on November 12, 2023. Mahmud Hams | Afp | Getty Images War-battered Gaza’s already fragile economy lies in ruins, much like its buildings, following more than a month of bombings … Read more

Why news outlets and the U.N. rely on Gaza’s Health Ministry for death tolls

Comment on this storyCommentAdd to your saved storiesSave Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip have left thousands of people dead, and the toll continues to climb, according to Palestinian health authorities. The Washington Post, like other news organizations, the United Nations and other international institutions, cannot independently verify death tolls in the war between Israel … Read more

How Premature Babies in Gaza’s Al-Shifa Hospital Were Rescued

As Gaza’s biggest hospital complex, Al-Shifa, collapsed from a lack of power, oxygen, and water by Nov. 11, the lives of 39 premature babies hung in the balance after they could no longer receive critical care from incubators. Soon after, an image began circulating online and grabbed the world’s attention, showing the newborns wrapped in … Read more

31 premature babies are evacuated from Gaza’s largest hospital, but scores of trauma patients remain

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip — Health officials said 31 premature babies in “extremely critical condition” were transferred safely Sunday from Gaza ‘s main hospital and will go to Egypt, while over 250 patients with severely infected wounds and other urgent conditions remained stranded days after Israeli forces entered the compound to look for Hamas operations … Read more

Patients and staff leave Gaza’s biggest hospital, and dozens are killed at a crowded refugee camp

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip — Hundreds of patients, medical staff and people displaced by Israel’s war against Hamas left Gaza’s largest hospital Saturday, with one evacuee describing a panicked and chaotic scene as Israeli forces searched and face-scanned men among those leaving and took some away. Israel’s military has been searching Gaza City’s Shifa Hospital … Read more

Gaza’s al-Shifa hospital evacuated; Israel expands attacks in north

Comment on this storyCommentAdd to your saved storiesSave JERUSALEM — Israel intensified its military campaign in parts of northern Gaza on Saturday, deploying infantry and armored corps units to densely packed areas of Gaza City, as well as to nearby Jabalya, where strikes on two U.N. schools killed and injured scores of people who were … Read more

Israel soldiers search Gaza’s Shifa with scant evidence of Hamas

Comment on this storyCommentAdd to your saved storiesSave JERUSALEM — The presence of Israeli forces inside Gaza’s largest hospital stretched into its second day Thursday, amid the wait for more concrete evidence of extensive Hamas infrastructure at the facility that precipitated the raid. Israel also said no further evidence of Hamas activities in the hospital … Read more

Israel-Hamas war live: Latest news on Gaza’s al-Shifa hospital raid, hostages

President Biden said he has been “deeply involved” in ongoing hostage negotiations between Israel and Qatar, which is representing Hamas, adding in a news conference that he is “mildly hopeful” about those efforts. Hamas has agreed in principle to a tentative deal to free some hostages, with Israel weighing its response, The Washington Post reported, … Read more

Gaza’s women and girls face heavy burdens during Israel’s war on Hamas

Comment on this storyCommentAdd to your saved storiesSave JERUSALEM — Salma Tarabin is eight months pregnant, praying the war ends before her third child is born into a “poisoned” world. The 30-year-old is exhausted, hungry and sick from drinking dirty water. For a month now, she has been sleeping on a sheet on a hard … Read more