Netanyahu post-war vision of Gaza involves total Israeli security control

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a proposal early Friday for Israel’s indefinite military control of Gaza, repeating hard-line stances he has made before but still surprising the public by putting it all in writing as a concrete postwar plan. For months, Netanyahu has placed two topics largely off-limits in public questioning: What responsibility … Read more

Gaza aid delivery hampered by Israeli attacks on police, rising chaos

JERUSALEM — The volume of aid delivered to Gaza has collapsed in recent weeks as Israeli airstrikes have targeted police officers who guard the convoys, U.N. officials say, exposing them to looting by criminal gangs and desperate civilians. On average, only 62 trucks have entered Gaza each day over the past two weeks, according to … Read more

Israeli strikes in Gaza kill 48 as fears mount over humanitarian crisis and West Bank violence

RAFAH, Gaza Strip — Israeli strikes killed at least 48 people in southern and central Gaza overnight, half of them women and children, health officials said Thursday, as European foreign ministers and U.N. agencies called for a cease-fire, with alarm rising over the worsening humanitarian crisis and potential starvation in the territory. Tensions were also … Read more

Live updates | Attackers open fire in the West Bank, killing 1 Israeli and wounding others

Israeli police say three gunmen opened fire on the road near a checkpoint in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, killing one Israeli and wounding at least eight, as violence persists in the territory. Benny Gantz, a member of Israel’s War Cabinet, said late Wednesday that new attempts are underway to reach a cease-fire deal between Israel … Read more

U.S. testifies at ICJ hearing on legality of Israeli occupation

BRUSSELS — The United States again diverged from allies Wednesday to back Israel before the International Court of Justice, despite growing tension between President Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the war in Gaza. In a presentation in The Hague, U.S. officials warned that an advisory opinion from the top U.N. court, if … Read more

Latest Israel-Hamas war news: ICJ to hold hearings on Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory

The top U.N. court is set to begin public hearings Monday into the legality of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory. The six-day hearing could add to the political pressure on Israel over the war in Gaza, though its focus is on a broader issue: control of the occupied West Bank, annexed East Jerusalem, and the … Read more

World Court to hear arguments on Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – The United Nations’ top court on Monday opens a week of hearings on the legal consequences of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories, with more than 50 states due to address the judges. Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki will speak first in the legal proceedings at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) … Read more

Top UN court to hold hearings on legality of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian-claimed lands

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The United Nations’ highest court opens historic hearings Monday into the legality of Israel’s 57-year occupation of lands sought for a Palestinian state, plunging the 15 international judges back into the heart of the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Six days of hearings are scheduled at the International Court of Justice, during which … Read more

Live updates | Israeli troops raid main hospital in southern Gaza after weeklong siege

Israeli troops entered the main hospital in southern Gaza on Thursday in what the army said was a limited operation seeking the remains of hostages taken by Hamas. One patient died and seven were wounded when Nasser Hospital in the southern city of Khan Younis came under fire on Wednesday, Dr. Khaled Alserr, one of … Read more