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Netanyahu: Hezbollah War Could Be Next

Triggering concerns of a broader conflict in the region

(Newser) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that the current phase of fighting against Hamas in Gaza is winding down, setting the stage for Israel to send more troops to its northern border to confront the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, the AP reports. The comments threatened to further heighten the...

Confusion Surfaces Over Gaza Death Toll

It appears to stem from a difference in deaths and bodies identified

(Newser) - In data published by the UN May 6 , Palestinian casualties during the Israel-Hamas war were reported to be 34,735, more than 14,500 of those children and more than 9,500 of them women. Two days later, the UN published data with very different numbers: 4,959 women and...

Dozens Arrested as College Protests Spread

Yale, NYU, others see large pro-Palestinian demonstrations

(Newser) - As pro-Palestinian protests spread on college campuses across the US, dozens of students were arrested at Yale University and New York University protests Monday.
  • At Yale, 47 protesters were arrested after school officials warned them over the weekend that arrests were coming, citing "harmful acts and threatening language."
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Sources Say Israel Launched Strike in Iran
Israel Reportedly Strikes Iran

Israel Reportedly Strikes Iran

Details are still developing as Iran fires air defense batteries

(Newser) - Iran fired air defense batteries Friday amid reports of explosions near a major air base at the city of Isfahan, the state-run IRNA news agency reported. Per the AP , it remained unclear if the country was under attack, but tensions remain high after Iran's unprecedented missile-and-drone attack on Israel....

Israeli Military Chief on Iran Attack: We Will Respond

Though no one has elaborated on what response might look like

(Newser) - Israel's military chief said Monday that his country will respond to Iran's weekend attack, but he did not elaborate on when and how as world leaders urged against retaliation, trying to avoid a spiral of violence in the Middle East, the AP reports. Israeli military chief Lt. Gen....

Girl, 7, 'Clinging to Life' After Iran's Attack on Israel

Girl from Arab Bedouin community was the only person seriously injured in attack

(Newser) - A 7-year-old girl, a member of an Arab Bedouin community in Israel's Negev desert, was the only serious casualty of Iran's attack on Israel Saturday night. Amina al-Hasoni was "clinging to life" at a hospital Sunday, the New York Times reports. Her home in the village of...

Another Law Firm Rescinds Job Offers Over Israel Letters

Davis Polk slams law students whose groups signed statements condemning Israel

(Newser) - An elite law firm has withdrawn job offers to three law students from Harvard and Columbia, saying those students were part of groups that signed public statements regarding the Israel-Hamas war. "These statements are simply contrary to our firm's values," so "rescinding these offers was appropriate...

Israel Is Tracking Those Fleeing Gaza

As it prepares to invade Gaza in attempt to drive Hamas out

(Newser) - As Israel prepares for a ground invasion of Gaza amid its war with Hamas, the Israeli military is using cellphone data to track those who are fleeing the area. The Israeli Defense Force allowed the New York Times to observe the system in what the paper paints as an attempt...

Bodies of 1.5K Hamas Militants Found in Israel

Israel's military also says Gaza's parliament, civilian ministries are legitimate targets

(Newser) - Around 1,500 bodies of Hamas militants have been found in Israeli territory, the Israeli military said Tuesday after announcing it had largely gained control in the south and "restored full control" over the border on the fourth day of fighting following an unprecedented surprise attack. Spokesperson Richard Hecht...

Hamas, Hezbollah Sources: Iran Helped Plan Attack on Israel

Though US officials say there's no evidence of that yet

(Newser) - One big factor in the looming question of how Israel and its allies in the West failed to anticipate the Hamas attack that launched a war ? Iran. Senior members of Hamas and Hezbollah, both of which are Iran-backed militant groups, anonymously confirm to the Wall Street Journal that Iranian...

Israeli Airstrike Kills 19 Members of Palestinian Family

Including children, surviving family member says

(Newser) - The evacuation warning came shortly after dark. The Israeli military fired the shot just a short distance from Nasser Abu Quta's home in the southern Gaza Strip, a precautionary measure meant to allow people to evacuate before airstrikes. Abu Quta, 57, thought he and his extended family would be...

More Than 1K Dead in Israel-Hamas War
More Than 1.1K Dead
in Israel-Hamas War
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More Than 1.1K Dead in Israel-Hamas War

Flights to Israel are being canceled amid the escalating conflict

(Newser) - The death toll is more than 1,100 after the surprise Hamas attack on Israel Saturday led Israel to declare war on the militant group; of the dead, more than 700 are in Israel (including at least 260 found dead at a music festival where others were reportedly taken hostage;...

22 Dead in Israel in 'Unprecedented' Attack

Hamas incursion from Gaza Strip also left hundreds injured, per Israel's rescue service

(Newser) - The ruling Hamas militant group in the Gaza Strip carried out an unprecedented, multifront attack on Israel at daybreak Saturday, firing thousands of rockets as dozens of Hamas fighters infiltrated the heavily fortified border in several locations by air, land, and sea and catching the country off guard on a...

Amid Rush Hour in Jerusalem, 2 Giant Blasts

Teen killed, 18 hurt after bomb attacks at 2 Israeli bus stations

(Newser) - Two blasts went off near bus stops in Jerusalem at the height of morning rush hour on Wednesday, killing a Canadian-Israeli teenager and injuring at least 18, in what police said were suspected attacks by Palestinians. The first explosion occurred near a typically crowded bus stop on the edge of...

Ceasefire Between Israel, Palestinians After Days of Violence in Gaza

After 3 days of the worst fighting since last year

(Newser) - A ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants took effect late Sunday in a bid to end nearly three days of violence that killed dozens of Palestinians and disrupted the lives of hundreds of thousands of Israelis, the AP reports. The flare-up was the worst fighting between Israel and Gaza militant...

Israeli Airstrikes Risk 'All-Out War'

At least 8 are killed, 40 hurt in Gaza; Israel says it was targeting Islamic Jihad

(Newser) - Israel unleashed a wave of airstrikes in Gaza on Friday, killing at least eight people, including a senior militant, and wounding another 40, according to Palestinian officials. Israel said it was targeting the Islamic Jihad militant group in response to an "imminent threat" following the arrest of a senior...

Israel Begins Investigation of Police Actions at Funeral

Officers beat mourners during procession for Al Jazeera journalist

(Newser) - Update: Israeli police announced Saturday they're investigating the actions of officers during a journalist's funeral that became violent. International criticism of the officers, who attacked pallbearers trying to reach a church in Jerusalem, has been widespread since the confrontation Friday, the Wall Street Journal reports. President Biden is...

Al Jazeera, Israel Clash Over Death of Reporter

Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, a US citizen, was killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

(Newser) - A female journalist for Al Jazeera was shot and killed while covering an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin early Wednesday. The broadcaster and a reporter who was wounded in the incident blamed Israeli forces, while Israel claimed there was evidence the two were hit by...

Sally Rooney Won't Allow a Hebrew Translation of Her Novel
Sally Rooney
Nixes a Hebrew
Translation
of Her Novel
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Sally Rooney Nixes a Hebrew Translation of Her Novel

Author's decision is due to her opinion on the Israel-Palestine conflict

(Newser) - Sally Rooney, an author who's been referred to as "the first great millennial novelist," is making her stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict crystal clear: The 30-year-old won't allow a Hebrew translation of her latest novel. Rooney rejected an offer from Israeli publisher Modan, which published her...

After Incendiary Balloons Launched, Israel Breaks Ceasefire

The balloons, in turn, were launched from Gaza in response to an Israeli march

(Newser) - Israeli aircraft carried out a series of airstrikes at militant sites in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday, the first such raids since a shaky cease-fire ended the war with Hamas last month, the AP reports. The airstrikes targeted facilities used by Hamas militants for meetings to plan attacks, the Israeli...

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