A recent draft of a possible deal to secure the release of hostages that Hamas is holding in Gaza proposes a four- to five-day pause in fighting for the initial release of 50 hostages, two sources familiar with the talks told CNN.
The U.S. has responded carefully to increasing attacks on its forces in Iraq and Syria by Iran-backed militias since the beginning of the Israel-Hamas War, attempting to eliminate the militant groups' offensive capabilities without risking an escalation of the conflict into a wider regional war.
Chanting “not one more” and “cease fire now,” a large crowd gathered first inside, then outside the state Capitol Wednesday to draw attention to the lives lost in the Israeli military offensive in Gaza.
The House is headed for a showdown vote Wednesday on whether to punish Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan — the only Palestinian American in Congress — for her rhetoric about the Israel-Hamas war.
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Wafaa Shurafa, Najib Jobain, and Kareem Chehayeb, Associated Press
Gaza has fallen under its third total communications outage since the start of the war. Before the outage, Palestinian health officials said Israeli warplanes struck two refugee camps in central Gaza, killing at least 53 people and wounding dozens.
Israel’s ground troops are advancing toward Gaza City, as the U.S. and Arab countries intensify diplomatic efforts to ease the siege of the Hamas-ruled enclave and bring about at least a brief stop to the fighting to help civilians.