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IDF says Islamic Jihad Rafah Brigade commander killed during airstrike in Rafah

The Israel Defense Forces on Saturday (April 5, 2024) claimed senior commander of the Islamic Jihad Rafah Brigade  Aiman Zaarab during an airstrike in Rafah.

10,000 people feared buried under the rubble in Gaza, says UN humanitarian

More than 10,000 people are believed buried under the rubble in Gaza after nearly seven months of devastating conflict, UN humanitarians said on Thursday, citing the enclave’s health authorities.

Gazans on tenterhooks awaiting news of ceasefire call

Amid growing international calls for restraint from Israel in Gaza and reports on Wednesday of further deadly strikes overnight, UN humanitarians underscored the ongoing devastating impact of the war and the need to ensure reliable aid supply lines to people in desperate need in the enclave.

Police arrest hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists at California University as protests disrupt colleges across US

Los Angeles/IBNS: Police have arrested pro-Palestinian protesters on college campuses across the US overnight, mostly from the University of California in Los Angeles, where chaos broke out as officers in riot gear surged against a crowd of demonstrators.

‘Extraordinary, deep anxiety’ in Gaza as fear over Rafah attack grows

Ordinary Gazans remain in a “constant state of trauma” over an impending full-scale Israeli attack on the enclave’s southernmost city of Rafah amid a growing number of strikes there, the head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees said on Tuesday.

Gaza war spillover compounds misery for most vulnerable in Lebanon

Children as young as four are being forced to go to work in Lebanon amid a “massive collapse” in humanitarian funding and escalating hostilities on the country’s southern border with Israel that threaten to spiral into a “full-scale war”, UN child experts said on Tuesday.

Gaza at ‘most dangerous’ stage amid huge unexploded weapons risk, warns expert

The head of UN peacekeeping and demining reiterated calls on Monday for a ceasefire in Gaza as a first step to returning the war-ravaged enclave to some normality, while mine clearance experts warned that the Strip is now at its “most dangerous period”.

Children’s shoes left behind illustrate chaos of fleeing Khan Younis: UN humanitarians

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, reached one of its now-abandoned schools in Khan Younis at the weekend, where thousands of people appeared to have left at a moment’s notice, fearing further intense Israeli bombardment.

Ships from Turkey planning to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza stopped from sailing: Report

Istanbul: Guinea-Bissau authorities halted the departure of a three-ship flotilla headed towards Gaza to deliver humanitarian aid from Turkey, media reported.

Gaza’s unexploded ordnance could take 14 years to clear, say experts

Making Gaza safe again from unexploded bombs could take 14 years, UN demining experts said on Friday.

Syria crisis intensifies in shadow of Gaza war

The war in Gaza continues to cast a dark shadow over the wider Middle East region, in particular Syria where a series of strikes and attacks are exacerbating an already dire humanitarian situation, the UN Special Envoy for the country said on Thursday.

Gaza: Heatwave brings new misery and disease risk to Rafah

Unexpected blistering temperatures across Gaza have added to the daily misery faced by the enclave’s people and sparked new fears of disease outbreaks amid a lack of sufficient clean water and waste disposal, UN humanitarians said on Thursday.

Amid campus crackdowns, Gaza war triggers freedom of expression crisis

Across the United States, “heads are rolling” at the top of some Ivy League universities amid a campus-wide crackdown on students protesting Israel’s war in Gaza, shining a spotlight on the question of freedom of expression worldwide, said UN Special Rapporteur Irene Khan.

UN coordinator in Gaza announces new plan to deliver lifesaving aid

A new mechanism for getting lifesaving aid into Gaza will start in the coming days, UN Senior Humanitarian and Reconstruction Coordinator Sigrid Kaag announced in a briefing to the Security Council on Wednesday.

Pro-Palestinian protesters refuse to disband from Columbia University

Pro-Palestinian students have refused to disband from the main campus of Columbia University in the US despite a midnight deadline being set by the institution's president.