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Nov 29 2023
Hamas freed a group of 10 Israeli hostages, four Thai nationals and two Israeli-Russian dual citizens on Wednesday, the sixth such release of hostages since a cease-fire began on Friday. The group included a few relatives of people who had already been released. Here’s what we know about the Israeli hostages released on Wednesday. Ra’aya Rotem, 54, her daughter, Hila, 12, and her daughter’sNew York Times (News)
Nov 24 2023
Nov 30 2023
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Last week, Israel and Hamas agreed to a hostage-for-prisoners exchange and four-day ceasefire. After two extensions, the ceasefire is now in its seventh day.
Hamas has released roughly 100 Israeli hostages, and Israel has released roughly 180 detained Palestinians.AllSides Staff
Nov 25 2023
Families of the hostages and thousands of their supporters rallied in Tel Aviv on Saturday, waiting as the release of hostages was delayed. Amit Elkayam for The New York Times Hamas released a total of 17 more hostages on Sunday, including at least one American — Avigail Idan, who turned 4 on Friday, nearly seven weeks after her parents were killed in the Oct. 7 cross-border assault onNew York Times (News)
Dec 03 2023
It was about a week after the attack on Israeli citizens on October 7 when a ratings anomaly was spotted. While most news outlets were experiencing a sharp rise in the ratings, MSNBC actually saw a drop in its audience. This was attributed to the fact that many of its news hosts – especially those on the weekend shift when the violence broke out – were decidedly taking a sympathetic approachTownhall
Nov 16 2023
When Hamas operatives nabbed Manar al-Sharif from her Gazan apartment in 2020, they brought her to an all-women prison where she spent weeks in solitary confinement. Manar’s crime? She was in a Palestinian peace organization that set up a Skype event for Israelis and Palestinians: “Skype with your Enemy.” Terrorists said Manar instigated an event that weakened “revolutionary spirit.”National Review (Opinion)
Dec 04 2023
TEL AVIV—Israeli troops and Hamas fighters were engaged Monday in some of the toughest fighting of the two-month-old war, as Israel looks to decisively finish its operations in and around Gaza City and prepare to move its offensive south. The Israeli military has essentially cornered Hamas fighters in two of their last strongholds in the northern Gaza Strip—the Shajaiya neighborhood of GazaWall Street Journal (News)
Nov 30 2023
A temporary truce between Israel and Hamas was extended for a seventh day on Thursday, the Israeli military confirmed, minutes before it was set to expire. Hamas also confirmed the extension of the truce.
The Israel Defense Forces said the "operational pause will continue" amid talks for the release of more hostages.
In the hours before the deadline, both Israel and HamasCNN (Online News)
Nov 30 2023
More than a month after Hamas’s brutal attack on Israel and her people, both parties have agreed to a deal on hostage and prisoner exchanges and a temporary ceasefire to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza . While civilians will receive food, water, and emergency care amid the exchange negotiations, Hamas’s radical indoctrination of antisemitism will continue to spread.
“The Day ofWashington Examiner
Nov 29 2023
Earlier this month, I wrote, “There is something like self-loathing at work in our culture, a mentality that refuses to accept the contentions that we are good and worth protecting.”
You may have seen this video of those testifying before the Oakland City Council, when it voted on a resolution to call for a cease-fire, and a city council member tried to insert language condemning HamasJim Geraghty