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Ceasefire can’t hide scale of destruction in Gaza, UN warns, as rights experts call for ICC probe

New York: The humanitarian community has welcomed the ceasefire agreed in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel but warned that the destruction in Gaza will take years, if not decades, to fix.

Thousands protest in Pakistan to show solidarity with Palestine

Karachi: Thousands of people, including women and children, step into the streets of Pakistan's Karachi city to stand beside Palestine, media reports said on Friday.

Israel, Hamas agree to ceasefire in Gaza

Gaza/UNI: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office on late Thursday confirmed that the security cabinet has unanimously approved a ceasefire in Gaza.

Vladimir Putin issues order on voluntary evacuation of Russian citizens from Gaza Strip

Moscow/Gaza/Sputnik: Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an order to evacuate Russian and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) citizens from the Gaza Strip at their request, the document was published on the official legal information portal.

Ceasefire needed now, to stave off disaster in Gaza: UNICEF chief

New York: At least 60 youngsters have been killed in Gaza and another 444 have been injured in less than 10 days of conflict with Israel, the head of UN Children’s Fund has said, in a call for an immediate ceasefire and aid access to “stave off disaster”.

Israeli Air Force hits military compound of Hamas tech division: IDF

Tel Aviv/Sputnik: The Israeli military has struck a military compound of the Hamas movement's technology department in the northern Gaza Strip, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said on Wednesday.

UN urges greater aid access for Gaza, ‘intensification of mediation efforts’ to end Israel-Palestine violence

New York: The international community must do “all it can” to de-escalate the violence in Gaza and Israel which has left hundreds dead and injured, said the UN’s political affairs chief on Tuesday, calling on all those involved in the fighting to allow for the “intensification of mediation efforts”, which can also help stem a growing humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip.

France, several other nations preparing draft UNSC resolution on Israel, Palestine: Source

United Nations/Sputnik: France, together with Tunisia, Egypt and Jordan, is preparing a draft UN Security Council resolution that will call for the ceasefire between Israel and Palestine as well as organizing humanitarian corridor in the conflict zone, a diplomatic source in the UN Security Council told RIA Novosti.

Palestine urges ICC to start probe into war crimes in Gaza - Envoy to UN

United Nations/Sputnik: Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations Riyad Mansour on Tuesday called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to launch an investigation into alleged war crimes committed in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Qatar Red Crescent to continue operations in Gaza despite office bombing

Doha/Sputnik: The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) will continue to work in the Gaza Strip, despite the bombing of its building, and expects to provide humanitarian aid worth a million dollars, Faisal Al-Emadi, the executive director of international relief and development sector of QRCS, told Sputnik.

Blinken discusses Israeli-Gaza violence with Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar: State Department

Moscow/Sputnik: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has discussed the ongoing escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with representatives of Egypt, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said.

Netanyahu says Israeli army hit 1,500 Hamas targets in Gaza strip

Tel Aviv/Sputnik: Israel's armed forces have struck 1,500 targets in the Gaza Strip in recent days, dealing a heavy blow to the infrastructure of Palestine's Hamas movement, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday.

Sri Lankan embassy in Israel asks its citizens to be vigilant

As the fighting between Israel and Hamas  intensifies, the Sri Lankan embassy in Tel Aviv asked its citizens residing in the country to be vigilant, reported Daily Mirror.

Children bearing brunt of escalating violence between Israelis and Palestinians: UNICEF

New York: More than 40 children have been killed in the current crisis in the Middle East, a senior official with the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said on Saturday.

UN Secretary-General ‘disturbed’ by civilian casualties, destruction of high-rise in Gaza

Moscow/Sputnik: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is "deeply disturbed" by the destruction of a high-rise building in Gaza City and the overall increase in the number of civilian casualties from the rocket attacks, his spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.