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Israel-Hamas War: Israel won’t compromise on control of Gaza, Netanyahu says

Fadi Suleiman, senior Hezbollah field commander, survived drone strike in Lebanon • Israel has eliminated 20% to 30% of Hamas’s fighters – WSJ

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IDF names fallen soldier killed on October 7, body kept in Gaza

The two deaths announced on Sunday bring the total IDF losses since October 7 to 532.

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 IDF fallen soldiers: Shay Levinson and Uriel Aviad Silberman (photo credit: IDF SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)
IDF fallen soldiers: Shay Levinson and Uriel Aviad Silberman(photo credit: IDF SPOKESPERSON’S UNIT)

The IDF named Staff-Sergeant Shay Levinson as a fallen soldier on Sunday evening, the military announced in a press release. 

Levinson, 19 and from Giv’at Avni, served in the 77th “Oz” Battalion of the 7th Armored Brigade and was killed during the Hamas attacks of October 7.

His death, however, has only just been determined after a rabbinical authority evaluated all available evidence. 

IDF reservist killed in southern Gaza battle

Staff Sergeant (Res.) Uriel Aviad Silberman, 23, was killed in the southern Gaza Strip over the weekend and was also named by the IDF early Sunday. 

Silberman, from Moshav Nahalim, served as a reserve combat officer in Battalion 7421, Kirithi Brigade.

 Israeli forces operate in the Gaza Strip, January 21, 2024 (credit: IDF SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)Enlrage imageIsraeli forces operate in the Gaza Strip, January 21, 2024 (credit: IDF SPOKESPERSON’S UNIT)

Silberman was a graduate of the Yeshivat Hesder in Itamar, and Rabbi Yehoshua Van Dyk, head of the yeshiva, said, “Uriel did not compromise in any area, not in his studies, not in preparing for the army, and not in his willingness to serve and sacrifice for the sanctification of God’s name.”

Another soldier in Silberman’s battalion was seriously injured.

The two deaths announced on Sunday bring the total IDF losses since October 7 to 532.Go to the full article >>Show MoreRelated Videos2 min ago

Saudi Arabia-Israel peace cannot happen without path to Palestinian state – FM

De-escalation of the conflict in Gaza and halting civilian deaths is a key focus of Saudi Arabia, the minister said.

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Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said there could be no normalization of ties with Israel without resolving the Palestinian issue, he told CNN in an interview that aired on Sunday.

Asked if there could be no normal ties without a path to a credible and irreversible Palestinian state, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria: “That’s the only way we’re going to get the benefit. So, yes, because we need stability, and only stability will come through resolving the Palestinian issue.”

The foreign minister’s remarks were part of an interview originally taped on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum held last week in Davos, Switzerland, and aired Sunday on CNN. SAUDI FOREIGN Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud addresses the UN General Assembly in New York last month. (credit: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)Enlrage imageSAUDI FOREIGN Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud addresses the UN General Assembly in New York last month. (credit: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

Saudis focusing on de-escalating Gaza war, FM says

De-escalation of the conflict in Gaza and halting civilian deaths is a key focus of Saudi Arabia, the minister said.

“What we are seeing is the Israelis are crushing Gaza, the civilian population of Gaza,” he said. “This is completely unnecessary, completely unacceptable and has to stop.”

The local health ministry in Gaza says more than 25,000 Palestinians have been killed and more than 62,000 wounded in Israel’s assault on the region since an October 7 attack on Israel by the Palestinian Islamist group.Go to the full article >>Show MoreAdvertisement50 min ago

Saudi’s foreign minister: No normal Israel ties without path to Palestinian state

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Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said there can be no normalization of ties with Israel without resolving the Palestinian issue, he told CNN in an interview that aired on Sunday.

Asked if there could be no normal ties without a path to a credible and irreversible Palestinian state, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud told CNN: “That’s the only way we’re going to get the benefit. So, yes, because we need stability and only stability will come through the resolving the Palestinian issue.”Go to the full article >>58 min ago

As IDF closes in on Yahya Sinwar, is Israel any closer to Gaza hostages?

IDF forces are working nonstop to tighten the stranglehold around Hamas leadership.

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Senior officials in the IDF estimate that a transition is underway to a new, very sensitive stage of fighting in Khan Yunis, with a greater chance of locating hostages. 

The assessment comes against the backdrop of documentation published by the IDF on Saturday of a tunnel in Khan Yunis in which hostages had been held, in which a drawing by Emilia Aloni, a five-year-old hostage released in November during the hostages-for-prisoners exchange, was hung on the wall. 

“The chance of locating hostages increases as forces carry out operations in the Gaza Strip, with a focus on Khan Yunis,” officials said. “The combination of intelligence and thorough work in the field is yielding results. There is progress, and there are additional findings, including a cage where hostages were kept,” they added. 

Officials also said that according to estimates, IDF forces are approaching Yahya Sinwar, Hamas’s leader in Gaza, in the Khan Yunis area. However, they do not rule out the possibility that Sinwar could escape to another hiding place as the IDF closes in on him. Go to the full article >>Show MoreAdvertisement1 hr 3 min ago

French warship treats around 1,000 injured Gazans off Egyptian shore

The Dixmude, a French helicopter carrier, has been docked in the Egyptian port of al-Arish, 50 km (30 miles) west of the Gaza Strip, since November.

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About 1,000 people from Gaza have been treated in a French field hospital aboard a ship off the coast of Egypt, its captain said, providing care for some as health infrastructure in the war-devastated enclave collapses.

The Dixmude, a French helicopter carrier, has been docked in the Egyptian port of al-Arish, 50 km (30 miles) west of the Gaza Strip, since November. The vessel is equipped with wards, operating theaters and 70 medical staff.

Nearly 120 injured people have been hospitalized on board, while hundreds more have been seen for outpatient consultations, including follow-ups on injuries and psychiatric issues, said Captain Alexandre Blonce, calling it an “unprecedented mission”.

Gazans have struggled to get medical care at home as tens of thousands have been wounded, with most of Gaza’s 36 hospitals no longer functioning, and those remaining operating at far over capacity, the World Health Organization says.

Israel has targeted the largest remaining hospitals, saying Hamas fighters are operating there, something Hamas denies.Go to the full article >>Show More1 hr 9 min ago

Benny Gantz’s faction shows cracks as Israel’s war gov’t in danger of collapse

The different opinions in Benny Gantz’s National Unity party have ministers Gadi Eisenkot and Chili Tropper on one hand and Gideon Sa’ar on the other.

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Interviews over the weekend by three central figures in Minister-without-portfolio Benny Gantz’s National Unity party highlighted differences of views that could divide the party ahead of a future election, which could occur relatively soon.

The three interviewees, Ministers-without-portfolio Gadi Eisenkot, Chili Tropper, and Gideon Sa’ar, differed on issues of the timing of the party’s exit from the government, the price that Israel should pay in a possible hostage exchange for the 136 Israeli captives being held by Hamas in Gaza, policy regarding who should rule Gaza once the war ends, and on other issues.

What are the differences between the three ministers?

The differences were mainly between Eisenkot and Tropper on one hand and Sa’ar on the other.

Sa’ar is the leader of the New Hope faction within the umbrella of the National Unity party and is more hawkish on issues of national security than Gantz, Eisenkot, and Tropper’s faction, Blue and White.

During Eisenkot’s interview on Thursday on Channel 12’s popular “Uvda,” the former IDF Chief of Staff said that a lightning raid to free Israeli hostages in Gaza is extremely unlikely to succeed, and a deal will soon be needed if they are to be released alive. While not completely contradictory, this differed from the war cabinet’s insistence that only ongoing military pressure would bring about a hostage deal, a view Sa’ar reiterated during his interview on Channel 14 on Saturday night.Go to the full article >>Show More1 hr 16 min ago

Hezbollah chief survives Israeli drone strike in Lebanon, terrorist killed

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Later on Sunday, The IDF struck Hezbollah terror infrastructure in two separate waves of strikes near the Lebanese village of Markaba, the military said.

Israeli Air Force fighter jets, along with IDF tanks, struck a military compound, as well as outposts and launch sites across southern Lebanon. 

https://player.jpost.com/public/player.html?player=jpost&media=3656036&url=www.jpost.comIsraeli fighter jets strike Hezbollah targets in Lebanon, January 21, 2024 (IDF SPOKESPERSON’S UNIT)Go to the full article >>Show More1 hr 41 min ago

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh met with Turkey’s FM on Saturday

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A Hamas delegation led by leader Ismail Haniyeh met with the Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan on Saturday evening, the terror group announced on its Telegram channel.

The two discussed the political and military situations in the ongoing Israel-Hamas War and the need for aid to Gaza.Go to the full article >>2 hr 2 min ago

Hezbollah chief survives Israeli drone strike in Lebanon, terrorist killed

Sunday’s alleged attack comes the day after Israel reportedly killed five Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) officers in an attack in Syria.

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Two Hezbollah terrorists from the Lebanese terror organization’s VIP and leaders’ protection unit were killed in an alleged Israeli drone strike on a vehicle in the village of Kafra in southern Lebanon, local media reported on Sunday.

Local sources from Al-Arabiya and Al-Hadath reported that the strike in the village, located some 10 kilometers from the Lebanese border with Israel, failed to kill the main target, who was being secured by the Hezbollah terrorists.

Arabic media named Fadi Suleiman, a senior Hezbollah field commander, as the chief who survived the alleged drone strike. Fadl Suleiman, a reported family member and part of the Hezbollah protection unit, was reportedly killed in the drone strike.

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Several other people were also injured in the suspected Israeli strike.
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Hamas’s Yahya Sinwar, Ismail Haniyeh have not spoken in a month – report

The ongoing silence would make it difficult for Israel to agree to a hostage exchange deal with the Hamas leadership, the sources stated.

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Hamas’s leadership may be feeling the strain of the ongoing war with Israel, as the two main leaders of the terrorist organization have not spoken in over a month, according to reports. 

Yahya Sinwar, Hamas’s leader in Gaza and the architect of the October 7 attacks, and Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyeh have not communicated in at least a month, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported on Sunday, citing Egyptian sources. 

The ongoing silence would make it difficult for Israel to agree to a hostage exchange deal with the Hamas leadership, the sources stated. The US, Qatar, and Egypt are spearheading efforts for a hostage deal and a ceasefire.

Sinwar is believed to be hiding deep underground in Hamas’s southern Gazan tunnels complex, surrounded by Nukhba commandos who led attacks on October 7, and with Israeli hostages, using them as human shields as the IDF’s noose tightens.

Haniyeh hopeful for Hamas rule to continue in Gaza

Sinwar, according to the Egyptian officials, has conveyed to mediators that Hamas considers itself victorious in the conflict, despite substantial military casualties, the WSJ reported. It is estimated that Israel has eliminated around one-quarter of Hamas’s military force, according to the WSJ.

On the other hand, Hamas’s political leadership, including Haniyeh, which is based in the Qatari capital, Doha, has continued to engage in talks with Qatar and Egypt, aiming to secure Hamas’s relevance in the rule of post-war Gaza. This leadership has also expressed a willingness to demilitarize in Gaza, a stance strongly opposed by Sinwar, as indicated by Egyptian officials, the WSJ stated. 

Israel remains steadfast in opposing any role for Hamas in a future Gaza government, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has attempted to rule out allowing the Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority to rule in Gaza. Go to the full article >>Show More>

ISRAEL-HAMAS WAR: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Hamas launched a massive attack on October 7, with thousands of terrorists infiltrating from the Gaza border and taking some 240 hostages into Gaza
  • Over 1,200 Israelis and foreign nationals were murdered, including over 350 in the Re’im music festival and hundreds of Israeli civilians across Gaza border communities
  • 132 hostages remain in Gaza, IDF says

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