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Israel-Palestine live: Children face 'deadly' malnutrition in northern Gaza
A Hamas delegation arrives in Cairo, saying a ceasefire may be reached 'within 24 to 48 hours' if Israel accepts its demands
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Two more children die of hunger in Kamal Adwan Hospital, bringing the total to 15
Israeli air raid on Rafah kills 14, including six children
Gaza death toll rises to 30,410

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30 minutes ago

Yemen's Houthi rebels have promised to sink more British ships as they continue to threaten Middle Eastern waterways in retaliation for Israel's war on Gaza.

The warning came as the US military confirmed on Saturday that the UK-owned vessel Rubymar had sunk after being struck by a Houthi anti-ship missile on 18 February.

The Houthi movement, also known as Ansar Allah, has risen to global prominence for its attacks on commercial and military shipping, in what it says is a response to Israel's invasion of Gaza.

READ MORE: Houthis promise more attacks on British ships

Yemenis brandish weapons in the Houthi-run capital Sanaa on 1 March 2024, in support of Palestinians (Mohammed Huwais/AFP)
Yemenis brandish weapons in the Houthi-run capital Sanaa on 1 March 2024, in support of Palestinians (Mohammed Huwais/AFP)

37 minutes ago

Hamas released a statement regarding clashes in Jenin on Saturday night in which the Palestinian Authority's security forces tried to arrest a senior member of the group's military wing in Jenin, in the occupied West Bank.

"We strongly condemn the sinful crime of the [Palestinian Authority] security services in attempting to kidnap the persecuted mujahid Qais al-Saadi in the Jenin camp," Hamas's statement read.

Saadi is a former inmate of Israeli prisons and has been wanted by Israel for over two years. He was shot and lightly wounded by the Palestinian police forces on Saturday night, but managed to escape.

"We reject this unpatriotic behaviour that comes after the Moscow meeting and the confirmation of the unity of the national ranks and support for the resistance," Hamas said, referring to a meeting between several Palestinian factions, including Hamas and Fatah, that took place in Russia earlier in the week.

58 minutes ago

An Israeli air strike on an aid truck in Deir al-Balah, central Gaza, killed at least eight people and injured several others, Palestine's Wafa news agency reported.

Al Jazeera says the bombing targeted "the truck belonging to a Kuwaiti association in the Al-Brook area on Al-Bahr Street".

1 hour ago

The Israeli army said it completed an "initial review" of the civilian deaths at a Gaza aid convoy on Thursday.

The military claims it did not strike the convoy and that most deaths were due to a stampede.

These findings contradict the words of Palestinian officials and eyewitnesses, who said people were indiscriminately shot at by Israeli forces while waiting for food aid in Gaza City.

Israeli military spokesperson Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari said the army only fired shots to disperse the stampede after their forces were retreating.

The UN said a large number of people being treated in Gaza City's al-Shifa Hospital had gunshot wounds, while media outlets that investigated the video of the convoy initially released by the Israeli army found that it was "not one single sequence" and had been "edited into four sections".

The aid convoy incident killed at 118 people and injured hundreds, according to Gaza's health ministry.

2 hours ago

Delegations from Qatar and the US arrived in Egypt on Sunday morning for a "new round of negotiations" on a potential truce and hostage deal, the Times of Israel reported.

Hamas's delegation landed earlier, while it remains unclear whether Israel will send a delegation without receiving a list of living captives from Hamas.

2 hours ago

Good morning Middle East Eye readers,

Here are the latest updates:

  • A delegation from Hamas landed in Cairo on Sunday morning. A senior official from the group told AFP a ceasefire could be secured "within 24 to 48 hours" if Israel agrees to its demands
  • Two more children died of hunger in northern Gaza's Kamal Adwan Hospital, bringing the total to 15. Authorities warn that six more children in the hospital are at risk of death from starvation.
  • An Israeli raid on Rafah killed 14 Palestinians, including six children.
  • Israeli opposition MP and Yisrael Beiteinu leader Avigdor Liberman said the present government has "no right to exist" and called for early elections.
  • The UN Palestinian refugee agency said the Gaza war has recorded a higher number of deaths for aid workers and journalists than any other conflict.
12 hours ago

Hello MEE readers, 

Ceasefire talks are expected to reconvene in Cairo as soon as Sunday, as pressure mounts for a pause in fighting by Ramadan.

Israeli and Hamas delegations are expected to arrive in Cairo on Sunday, according to two Egyptian security sources, though another source briefed on the talks said Israel would not send a delegation until it got a full list of Israeli captives who are still alive.

Meanwhile, the US dropped 66 aid packages containing 38,000 meals into the Gaza Strip on Saturday, with US President Joe Biden saying the shipment was "not nearly enough". 

"Together with Jordan, the United States airdropped the first package of aid into Gaza today,” Biden said in a post to X social media site. 

"The amount of aid flowing to Gaza is not nearly enough and we will continue to pull out every stop we can to get more aid in," he continued. 

US Vice President Kamala Harris will meet Israel war cabinet minister Benny Gantz in the US on Monday, according to a White House official.

A senior figure close to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Haaretz newspaper that the leader did not sanction Gantz's visit. 

"The prime minister made it clear to Gantz last night that he does not approve of his trip to Washington. Any official trip abroad by a minister that is not private but rather in an official capacity requires approval from the prime minister," the senior figure was quoted as saying. 

A statement from Gantz confirmed that he would meet with Harris, as well as with US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and Republican and Democratic members of US Congress.

"Minister Gantz personally updated the prime minister on his own initiative on Friday of his intention to travel, in order to coordinate the messages to be transmitted in the meetings," the statement said.

Other Saturday updates include: 

  • Israeli forces fatally shot a 13-year-old Palestinian next to the Jalazone refugee camp north of Ramallah. Emergency medics attempted to resuscitate the child, identified as Mohammad Khaled Zaid. He was then transported to Ramallah public hospital in critical condition, where he succumbed to his wounds, PRCS said. 

  • Israeli forces have unleashed "a wave of intensive air and ground attacks in the Deir el-Balah and Khan Younis area", according to Israel's Channel 12 news.

  • For the second time in the past 72 hours, Israeli forces shot at Palestinians waiting for aid in Gaza City's Nabulsi roundabout, Palestine's Wafa news agency reported. The shooting reportedly killed one Palestinian and injured 26 others.

13 hours ago

The 13-year-old Palestinian boy killed by Israeli forces in Ramallah earlier on Saturday had been shot in the chest, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society. 

Emergency medics attempted to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the child, identified as Mohammad Khaled Zaid. He was then transported to Ramallah public hospital in critical condition, where he succumbed to his wounds, PRCS said. 

The child was shot near Jalazon refugee camp, located north of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.

Official Wafa news agency said that he was left bleeding for about an hour before the incident was reported by Israeli forces, and he was handed over to Palestinian ambulance services.

Mohammed Ziad (Waffa)
Mohammed Ziad, 13, was fatally shot by Israeli forces on 2 March (Waffa)

13 hours ago

Israeli forces have unleashed "a wave of intensive air and ground attacks in the Deir el-Balah and Khan Younis area," Israel’s Channel 12 reported.

15 hours ago

US President Joe Biden, in a post to X social media site, critcised the amount of aid getting into the Gaza Strip. 

"Together with Jordan, the United States airdropped the first package of aid into Gaza today.

The amount of aid flowing to Gaza is not nearly enough and we will continue to pull out every stop we can to get more aid in," he posted. 

16 hours ago

Israeli forces fatally shot a 13-year-old Palestinian next to the Jalazone refugee camp north of Ramallah, the Palestinian health ministry in the occupied West Bank reported.

The child was identified as Muhammed Zir.  

16 hours ago

A senior figure close to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Haaretz newspaper that the leader did not sanction war cabinet minister Benny Gantz's newly-announced visit to the Washington, set for Monday.

"The prime minister made it clear to Gantz last night that he does not approve of his trip to Washington. Any official trip abroad by a minister that is not private but rather in an official capacity requires approval from the prime minister," the senior figure was quoted as saying. 

A statement from Gantz confirmed that he would meet with Harris, as well as with US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan and Republican and Democratic members of US Congress.

"Minister Gantz personally updated the prime minister on his own initiative on Friday of his intention to travel, in order to coordinate the messages to be transmitted in the meetings," the statement said.

18 hours ago

US Vice President Kamala Harris will meet Israel war cabinet minister Benny Gantz on Monday, according to a White House official.

The meeting at the White House, first reported by Reuters, comes as Washington seeks to reach a deal for a temporary ceasefire and increase the flow of aid to Gaza.

19 hours ago

Haaretz reports that Israel expects Hamas to respond to its proposed prisoner-hostage exchange deal on Sunday or Monday.

Quoting a senior diplomatic official, the Israeli newspaper says that the key issue lies with "the identities of the hostages who will be released - including which of them are alive or dead - as well as the ratio of how many Palestinian prisoners in each of the categories will be released in exchange for each hostage."

The source says Hamas has yet to respond to these questions, and that no negotiations can move forward without these answers.

19 hours ago

For the second time in the past 72 hours, Israeli forces shot at Palestinians waiting for aid in Gaza City's Nabulsi roundabout, Palestine's Wafa news agency reported.

The shooting reportedly killed one Palestinian and injured 26 others.

This incident came two days after Palestinians trying to reach aid trucks were shot at by Israeli forces in the same roundabout, killing 117 people at the latest count.