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Russia sends 27 tonnes humanitarian aid to Gaza amid Israel-Hamas war
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Russia sends 27 tonnes humanitarian aid to Gaza amid Israel-Hamas war

Moscow, Russia, October 19: Russia has sent 27 tons of humanitarian aid for civilians in the Gaza Strip to be transported from Egypt, the country's foreign ministry said on Thursday. Taking to X, Russia's MFA said, "Russia's EMERCOM to deliver 27 tonnes of humanitarian aid to the people of the Gaza Strip, mainly food supplies: flour, sugar, rice and pasta. The Il-76 transport aircraft is already en route to Arish in Egypt. The Egyptian Red Crescent will ensure the delivery of the aid." The Times of Israel cited Russia's Deputy Minister Ilya Denisov's statement, "A special plane has taken off from the airport at Ramenskoye near Moscow for El-Arish in Egypt. The Russian humanitarian aid will be handed over to the Egyptian Red Crescent to be sent to the Gaza Strip." Denisov added the aid c...
“UK and I stand with you”: PM Rishi Sunak assures support to Israel as he reaches Tel Aviv
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“UK and I stand with you”: PM Rishi Sunak assures support to Israel as he reaches Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv, Israel, October 19: The Prime Minister of the UK, Rishi Sunak on arriving war-torn Israel said that his visit was aimed at expressing solidarity and support with the Israeli people. He also mentioned that he would meet the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and hoped for a "productive" meeting. As he landed in Israel, Sunak said, "Good morning. I'm pleased to be here in Israel at this important time. Above all, I'm here to express my solidarity with the Israeli people. You have suffered an unspeakable, horrific act of terrorism and I want you to know that the United Kingdom and I stand with you. I'm looking forward to my meetings later today with the prime minister and president, and I very much hope that they would be productive meetings," Reuters reported. Moreo...
US Vice President Kamala Harris: Hamas does not represent Palestinian people
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US Vice President Kamala Harris: Hamas does not represent Palestinian people

Washington DC, October 19: Voicing concern for the civilian population of Palestine, US Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday expressed her support for their freedom and self-determination and said that Hamas does not represent the rights of Palestinians. Taking to X, US Vice President said, "Israelis and Palestinians must have equal measures of security and prosperity. I support the right of the Palestinian people to dignity, freedom, and self-determination. Hamas does not represent these aspirations." Earlier on October 12, US Vice President Kamala Harris said the US was looking at "extreme acts of terrorism" that must be condemned in no uncertain terms, stressing that there was no justification for such acts of terror. "I'm completely outraged by what has taken place. We are...
Apni Party appeals for de-escalation of Israel-Palestine crisis
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Apni Party appeals for de-escalation of Israel-Palestine crisis

Srinagar, Oct 16: Apni Party, on Monday, called upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi to harness his extensive global influence to facilitate the de-escalation of the ongoing Israel-Palestine crisis, which has resulted in hundreds of deaths and widespread destruction in recent days. In a statement, Apni Party's senior leader and Chief Spokesperson, Javid Hassan Baig, expressed his profound concern over the loss of lives and destruction caused by the ongoing conflict between the Israeli military and Palestinian fighters —Hamas. He implored Prime Minister Modi to use his personal influence and goodwill among world leaders to de-escalate the crisis. Baig stated, “It is heart-wrenching to witness the loss of human lives in the ongoing Israel-Palestinian escalation. Hundre...
Fight with Hamas is war between light and darkness: Israel PM
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Fight with Hamas is war between light and darkness: Israel PM

Tel Aviv, Israel, October 16: Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu characterized Israel's ongoing war with Hamas as an existential battle against the "forces of darkness." He equated the fight against Hamas with a struggle between the "forces of light" representing humanity and the "forces of darkness" embodying animalism, The Times of Israel reported. He emphasized that the main objective was to secure victory over Hamas. "Even with the passage of 75 years, the war of independence hasn't ended," the Prime Minister told Israel's Parliament Knesset at the opening session of its winter session. "We will win because our existence here is at stake," he said while likening Hamas to Nazi Germany and calling the conflict "a war between forces of light and forces of darkness, between humanity an...
Fourth flight from Israel carrying 274 Indians lands in Delhi, evacuees thank govt for ‘Operation Ajay’
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Fourth flight from Israel carrying 274 Indians lands in Delhi, evacuees thank govt for ‘Operation Ajay’

New Delhi, October 15: The fourth flight from Israel under 'Operation Ajay' carrying 274 Indian passengers landed in the national capital on Sunday. Union Minister of State General (Retd) VK Singh received the Indian passengers at the airport. He interacted with them and also gave tricolors to every Indian passenger. MoS for Road Transport and Highways, VK Singh informed that more flights will be carried out to evacuate the Indian citizens amid the situation in Israel. "This is the 4th flight; we are expecting more for a couple of reasons. One is the fear that something might hit them. After having been taken by surprise, Israel also gathered it's things in a more orderly manner. However, the universities being closed, a general atmosphere of fear and preparation that is going...
US sends second aircraft carrier to “deter hostile actions” against Israel
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US sends second aircraft carrier to “deter hostile actions” against Israel

Tel Aviv, Israel, October 15: The United States sent a second aircraft carrier strike group to the eastern Mediterranean to deter the "hostile actions" against Israel or any efforts toward widening this war following Hamas's attack on Israel, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin said on Saturday. The Strike Group includes the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), guided-missile destroyers USS Gravely (DDG 107) and USS Mason (DDG 87), and Carrier Air Wing 3, with nine aircraft squadrons, and embarked headquarters staffs. Earlier in the week, the US Air Force announced the deployment of squadrons of F-15, F-16 and A-10 fighter aircraft to the region. "The increases to US force posture signal the United States' ironclad commitment to Israel's security and our resol...
Hamas using innocent Palestinian families as human shields: Joe Biden
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Hamas using innocent Palestinian families as human shields: Joe Biden

Washington DC, October 15: US President Joe Biden on Sunday said that Hamas is using innocent Palestinian families as human shields in its assault on Israel, The Times of Israel reported. He said that the majority of Palestinians have anything to do with Hamas. Speaking at a gala dinner for the Human Rights Campaign in Washington, Biden said, "The humanitarian crisis in Gaza, innocent Palestinian families, and the vast majority have nothing to do with Hamas." "They're being used as human shields," he added. Biden claimed that the terror attack launched by Hamas was the bloodiest day for Jews since the Holocaust and that the Hamas terror organization had used Palestinian civilians as human shields to avoid Israeli reprisals, according to The Times of Israel. The President said tha...
Israeli death toll reaches 1,200 as airstrikes hammer Hamas
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Israeli death toll reaches 1,200 as airstrikes hammer Hamas

Tel Aviv, Israel October 12: The number of Israelis murdered during Hamas' invasion of southern Israel over the weekend rose to 1,200 on Wednesday morning, as the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) continued to pummel Palestinian terror assets in the Gaza Strip. Overnight Tuesday, the Israeli Air Force hit more than 200 targets in Gaza's Al Furqan neighbourhood, which it called "a terror nest for Hamas," from which "many activities against Israel are carried out." It was Israel's third strike in the area in the past 24 hours, according to the military. The IDF "will continue to act powerfully against the infrastructures of the terrorist organization Hamas, which aim terror against Israel, and continues extensive waves of attacks in the Gaza Strip," it added. Among the Hamas targets hit across ...