Headline RoundupDecember 1st, 2023

Israel and Hamas Fighting Resumes After Seven-Day Ceasefire

Summary from the AllSides News Team

Fighting between Israel and Hamas resumed on Friday after a seven-day ceasefire.

Details: Israeli officials accused Hamas of violating the terms of the ceasefire, claiming Israel intercepted a rocket fired from Gaza and that Hamas failed to provide a new list of hostages to be released. Hamas claimed Israel rejected offers to release additional hostages and blamed Israel for the resumed fighting. Qatar officials, who played a key role in mediating the ceasefire, stated that talks are continuing “with the aim of returning to a pause.”

Hostages: Israeli officials stated that 136 hostages remain in Gaza, including 119 men and 17 women and children

How the Media Covered It: Outlets across the spectrum reported on the remaining hostages and those freed during the ceasefire. The Associated Press (Lean Left bias) and BBC News (Center bias) noted the civilian casualty numbers in Gaza prominently in coverage, with AP reporting that Israel has “pummeled the Gaza Strip,” and BBC News including a quote calling the situation in Gaza “horrendous.” The Daily Wire (Right bias) noted the number of Israeli civilian casualties from the Oct. 7 attack but did not include a note on the number of Palestinian civilian casualties since Israel's bombardment of Gaza began. Additionally, it did not include Hamas’ claim that Israel was responsible for the resumed fighting.

Why the Difference? People on the left are generally more focused on civilians in Gaza than people on the right, who focus more on Israelis.

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