Israel-Hamas War

The Consul General of Israel, Israel Bachar (middle), meeting with two of Utah leaders...
Erin Cox

Consul general of Israel visits Utah, believes Beehive State can help Israel’s future

The Consul General of Israel, Israel Bachar, paid Utah leaders a visit this week, but his focus was not on the conflict alone.
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Israeli military tanks roll near the border with the Gaza Strip on December 5, amid continuing batt...
Natasha Bertrand, MJ Lee, Alex Marquardt and Oren Liebermann, CNN

US officials think Gaza ground operation could end by January

US officials expect the current phase of Israel’s ground invasion of Gaza targeting the southern end of the strip to last several weeks before Israel transitions, possibly by January.
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Families and friends of hostages held in Gaza call for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to...
MJ Lee and Alex Marquardt, CNN

Fate of American hostages up in the air with little prospect of stalled hostage talks resuming soon

The negotiations over the release of additional hostages from Gaza that broke down early Friday appear highly unlikely to resume any time soon, multiple senior administration officials told CNN.
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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken waves as he disembarks from an aircraft on his arrival in Te...
MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer

Blinken urges Israel to comply with international law in war against Hamas as truce is extended

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday stepped up calls for Israel to comply with international law as it wages its war against Hamas in Gaza.
6 days ago
The effects of destruction caused by air strikes on homes seen on November 30, 2023 in Khan Yunis, ...
Melanie Lidman, Najib Jobain and Kareem Chehayeb

Truce in Gaza endures another day and more hostages are freed, but tougher talks ahead

The Israeli military says two more Israeli hostages have been released from captivity in the Gaza Strip.
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Palestinians walk through damaged buildings in Gaza City. (Mohammed Hajjar, Associated Press)...
Mostafa Salem and David Shortell, CNN

Deal reached to extend Israel-Hamas truce by two days, Qatar says

A truce in the conflict between Israel and Hamas has been extended by two days, key mediator Qatar has said, in order to secure the release of 20 additional hostages held by the militant group.
9 days ago
President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the release of hostages from Gaza, in Nantucket, Massachuse...
Arlette Saenz, Betsy Klein and MJ Lee, CNN

4-year-old Israeli American hostage is released

Abigail Edan, the 4-year-old American dual citizen abducted by Hamas on Oct. 7, has been released.
10 days ago
Israeli security forces stand next to ambulances waiting outside the helipad of Tel Aviv's Schneide...
Tara John, Lauren Izso, Tamar Michaelis and Sophie Tanno, CNN

Who are the hostages released on Friday?

A group of hostages is recovering after being freed by Hamas as a temporary truce took effect, bringing a halt to fighting after weeks of conflict.
11 days ago
People react as they hear the news of the release of 13 Israeli hostages held by Hamas in the Gaza ...
Najib Jobain, Josef Federman and Jack Jeffery

Hamas frees 24 hostages in exchange for 39 Palestinian prisoners as part of cease-fire swap

Hamas released 24 hostages who had been held captive in Gaza for weeks, and Israel freed 39 Palestinians from prison in the first stage of a swap under a four-day cease-fire deal.
13 days ago
Israeli soldiers who have recently exited the Gaza Strip stand by armored personnel carriers on Nov...
Wafaa Shurafa, Bassem Mroue and David Rising

Hamas frees first batch of hostages under truce, including 13 Israelis, officials and reports say

Officials and media reports say Hamas released the first batch of hostages under a cease-fire deal that began Friday, including 13 Israelis.
13 days ago
Black smoke rises from an Israeli airstrike on the outskirts of Aita al-Shaab, a Lebanese border vi...
Rob Picheta, David Shortell and Simone McCarthy, CNN

Israel approves breakthrough hostage deal with Hamas

Israel’s cabinet has approved a breakthrough deal that would see the release of at least 50 hostages – women and children – from Gaza, according to an Israeli government statement.
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FILE: President Joe Biden pauses during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to...
Alex Marquardt and MJ Lee, CNN

Negotiators nearing a deal for initial release of dozens of hostages held by Hamas

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.
17 days ago
FILE - People pay respect as the coffin containing the body of Serhii Havryliuk, 48, passes by duri...
HANNA ARHIROVA, The Associated Press

The world’s attention is on Gaza, and Ukrainians worry war fatigue will hurt their cause

As the fighting with Russia wore on and war fatigue set in, fundraising for Ukraine slowed down, but money continued to come in steadily. Then the Israel-Hamas war broke out on Oct. 7.
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This image from video provided by the Department of Defense shows a Nov. 8, 2023, airstrike on a we...
LOLITA C. BALDOR, The Associated Press

How the US strikes a delicate balance in responding to attacks on its forces by Iran-backed militias

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.
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Andrew Adams

Protesters gather at Utah Capitol to draw attention to death toll in Gaza

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.
21 days ago
People search through buildings, destroyed during Israeli air raids in the southern Gaza Strip on N...
Aamer Madhani

Israel agrees to 4-hour daily pauses in Gaza fighting to allow civilians to flee, White House says

The White House says Israel has agreed to put in place four-hour daily humanitarian pauses in its assault on Hamas in northern Gaza.
28 days ago
woman speaks into a microphone...
Associated Press

House advances effort to censure Rashida Tlaib over her rhetoric about the Israel-Hamas war

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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Palestinians flee the southern Gaza Strip on Salah al-Din street in Bureij on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023....
Wafaa Shurafa, Najib Jobain, and Kareem Chehayeb, Associated Press

Gaza loses telecom contact again. Israel strikes refugee camps and rejects a pause in fighting

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.
1 month ago
Black smoke rises from an Israeli airstrike on the outskirts of Aita al-Shaab, a Lebanese border vi...
Najib Jobain, Bassem Mroue and Cara Anna

U.S. and Arab partners disagree on the need for a cease-fire

The United States and Arab partners disagreed Saturday on the need for an immediate cease-fire in the Gaza Strip as Israeli military strikes killed civilians at a U.N. shelter and a hospital.
1 month ago
The House is expected to vote on Thursday on a bill to provide $14.3 billion in aid to Israel as it...
Clare Foran and Morgan Rimmer, CNN

House passes $14.3 billion in Israel aid, setting up showdown with Senate

The House passed a bill on Thursday to provide $14.3 billion in aid to Israel as it fights a war against Hamas.
1 month ago
A woman and children, all injured, try to get to the safety amid destruction and chaos caused by Is...
Nadeen Ebrahim and Abeer Salman, CNN

Surgery without drugs, patients piling up: Gaza’s hospitals overwhelmed

“The situation in hospitals is miserable… (it) makes you weep,” Rajaa Musleh, a 50-year-old woman sheltering at Al-Shifa, told CNN on Thursday.
1 month ago
FILE - Journalists observe as Palestinians inspect the rubble of a building after it was struck by ...
Najib Jordan and Kareem Chehayeb

Diplomacy to pause fighting and ease siege intensifies as Israeli ground troops advance on Gaza City

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.
1 month ago
Palestinians leave their homes following Israeli bombardment on Gaza City, Monday, Oct. 30, 2023. (...
Najib Jobain, Samy Magdy and Lee Keath

Israel expands ground assault into Gaza as fears rise over airstrikes near crowded hospitals

Israeli troops and tanks are pushing deeper into Gaza, advancing on two sides of the territory’s main city.
1 month ago
President Joe Biden talks to reporters aboard Air Force One during a refueling stop in at Ramstein ...
Aamer Madhani, Chris Megerian, Will Weissert and Seung Min Kim, Associated Press

Mission impossible? Biden: Mideast leaders must consider a two-state solution

As the Israel-Hamas war enters a new phase, President Joe Biden is pressing Israeli and Arab leaders to think hard about their eventual postwar reality
1 month ago

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