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Hostage’s wife gives birth to couple’s second child, 5 months into his captivity

The wife of an Israeli held hostage in Gaza gave birth to their second child on Friday, as her husband spent his 147th day in Hamas captivity.

Read more: The Times of Israel

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Israeli strike kills IRGC official and 2 Hezbollah members in Syria — Iranian media

A member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards navy serving as a military adviser in Syria was killed in a suspected Israeli strike on Friday, Iran’s official news agency IRNA reported.

Read more: The Times of Israel

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IDF’s Bislamach Brigade enters Khan Yunis as Air Force strikes Hamas rocket sites

Soldiers of the IDF’s Bislamach Brigade carried out operational maneuvers in the heart of Khan Yunis in Gaza as Israeli forces struck at Hamas rocket launch sites, the military announced on Friday.

Read more: The Jerusalem Post

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US blocks Security Council motion blaming Israel for deadly Gaza aid convoy incident

Amid American opposition, Arab nations failed Thursday overnight to get immediate support for a UN Security Council statement that would have blamed Israeli forces for the more than 100 reported deaths as Palestinians in northern Gaza swarmed an aid convoy.

Read more: The Times of Israel

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Iran observation satellite launched into orbit on Russian rocket

Iran announced on Thursday the launch of a remote sensing and imaging satellite into orbit from Russia, according to state media.

The launch of Pars-I with the Russian Soyuz-2.1b launcher was broadcast live by state television in Iran.

Read more: The Times of Israel

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Gallant to Austin: Gaza war won’t stop until Hamas defeated

Israel Defense Minister Yoav Gallant told his American counterpart in a call overnight Wednesday that the IDF will continue its mission in Gaza until Hamas is defeated and the hostages returned.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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Hamas claims ‘massacre’ as Palestinians killed in Gaza aid delivery disaster

Over 100 Palestinians have been killed in a three-part disastrous delivery of humanitarian aid to Palestinians in northern Gaza.

Read more: Jerusalem Post

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Two Israelis die in Samaria shooting attack

Two Israelis were murdered on Thursday afternoon in a shooting attack at a gas station outside the town of Eli in the Binyamin region of Samaria, according to first responders.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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US official: Iranian and Hezbollah operatives in Yemen are aiding Houthi attacks

Operatives from Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah are working inside Yemen to support Houthi insurgents’ attacks on international shipping, a US official said Tuesday.

Read more: The Times of Israel

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Jewish, Israeli students often afraid to go to Berkeley schools, federal complaint alleges

Enduring “Kill the Jews” statements from peers. Being asked what their number is, “referring to numbers tattooed on Jews during the Holocaust.” Teacher-prompted walk-outs in support of Hamas terrorists. A teacher directing second-graders to write, “Stop bombing babies” on sticky notes displayed around the school.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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Hamas’s Haniyeh calls for terror attacks during Ramadan

Ismail Haniyeh, the Doha-based leader of Hamas’s “political” wing, on Wednesday urged the Iran-led “Axis of Resistance” to step up attacks on Israel during Ramadan, calling for a “broad and international movement to break the siege on Al-Aqsa mosque” in Jerusalem.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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2 IDF officers killed in battle in northern Gaza Strip, additional 7 soldiers seriously wounded

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced on Wednesday morning the name of two fallen soldiers, raising the death toll of the Gaza ground operation to 242. Major Iftah Shahar, 25 years old from Moshav Paran, was a combat officer in the Shaldag special forces unit and a company commander in the 432nd ‘Zabar’ Battalion of the Givati ​​Brigade. He was…

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IAEA warns Iran building up uranium stockpile, still barring senior monitors

Iran has further increased its total stockpile of uranium, according to a report by the UN nuclear watchdog seen by The Associated Press on Monday, and it continues to bar the agency’s most seasoned inspectors from monitoring its nuclear program.

Read more: The Times of Israel

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IDF: Islamic Jihad commander, 2 other gunmen killed by troops in West Bank

Three Palestinian gunmen, including a Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander, were killed by Israeli forces in the northern West Bank on Tuesday morning, according to the Israel Defense Forces and Palestinian health officials.

Read more: The Times of Israel

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Hezbollah fires dozens of rockets at Upper Galilee

The Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah fired a “significant” rocket barrage at northern Israel on Tuesday morning. The Iranian proxy said the attack was a response to an Israeli strike the previous day in the Beqaa Valley which killed a senior Hezbollah commander.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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IDF presses on in Gaza ahead of Rafah operation

The Israeli Air Force struck the source of rocket launches carried out from the central Gaza Strip at Israeli communities on Monday, the military reported on Tuesday.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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IDF soldier, former Hamas captive, returns to service

Cpl. Ori Megidish, whom the IDF and Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) freed from Hamas captivity in late October, returned to duty in the army’s Intelligence Directorate on Monday.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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Israel slams Beijing for saying Palestinians have a right to attack civilians

Jerusalem on Monday criticized Beijing’s presentation to the International Court of Justice last week in which its representative appeared to legitimize the Hamas-led terrorist attack of Oct. 7.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate