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PM Modi stood in solidarity with Israel in moment of crisis
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PM Modi stood in solidarity with Israel in moment of crisis

United Nations, Oct 25: India's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, R. Ravindra said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi “stood in solidarity with Israel in their moment of crisis” as the country faced the October 7 terror attack. Speaking on Tuesday at the Security Council’s high-level meeting on Palestine held in the aftermath of the brutal Hamas attack on Israel, he said: “Our Prime Minister was one of the first global leaders to have conveyed his condolences for the loss of lives and prayers for the innocent victims and their families. He stood in solidarity with his Israel in their moment of crisis when they were facing these terror attacks. “The October 7 terror attacks in Israel were shocking and we condemn them unequivocally." On the October 17 Gaz...
Israel agrees to delay Gaza invasion
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Israel agrees to delay Gaza invasion

Jerusalem, Oct 25: Israel has agreed to delay the invasion of Gaza as of now, media reports said. The US military officials are trying to convince Israel against carrying out a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip in response to Hamas's October 7 attacks, CNN reported. As per the report, American officials advised the IDF against a counter-invasion, with the fear it could "endanger hostages, civilians, and further inflame tensions in the region", Jerusalem Post reported. Instead, the IDF was urged to deploy a "combination of precision airstrikes and targeted special operations raids" across the Strip, Jerusalem Post reported. The United States has sent a significant amount of naval power to the Middle East in recent weeks, including two aircraft c...
Hamas releases two more hostages in Gaza
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Hamas releases two more hostages in Gaza

New Delhi, Oct 24: Hamas has released two hostages, Nurit Cooper and Yocheved Lifshitz, bringing the total number of hostages released by the group to four. Last Friday, the American-Israeli mother-daughter duo, Judith and Natalie Raanan, were also freed. This latest release took place on Monday night, following mediation efforts involving Egypt and Qatar, similar to the previous hostage release that was negotiated through Qatari mediation. The International Committee of the Red Cross played a pivotal role in facilitating the transfer of these hostages. Sharone Lifshitz, the daughter of one of the hostages, remains dedicated to securing the release of her father and the other hostages still held in Gaza., media reported. She emphasized the importance of their safe...
India’s humanitarian aid for Palestinian people arrives in Egypt
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India’s humanitarian aid for Palestinian people arrives in Egypt

Cairo, Egypt, October 22: The humanitarian aid sent by India for the people of Palestine arrived in Egypt on Sunday, the Ministry of External Affairs said. The Indian envoy to Egypt, Ajit Gupte handed over the relief material to the Egyptian Red Crescent for onward transmission to Palestine. "India's humanitarian aid for the people of Palestine arrives in Egypt. Amb @indembcairo @AjitVGupte handed over the relief material to the Egyptian Red Crescent for onward transmission to Palestine," the official spokesperson of MEA, Arindam Bagchi posted on social media platform X. Notably, the medical supplies sent for the people of Palestine included essential life-saving medicines and protective and surgical items aimed at handling emergency medical conditions. While arranging the med...
‘Operation Ajay’ continues as sixth flight carrying Indians departs from Tel Aviv
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‘Operation Ajay’ continues as sixth flight carrying Indians departs from Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv, Israel, October 22: As 'Operation Ajay' continues, the sixth flight carrying Indian nationals has departed from Tel Aviv for Delhi. Confirming the same, the Indian Embassy in Israel posted on social media platform X, "The sixth flight has taken off from Tel Aviv to Delhi. Embassy wishes everyone on board a safe journey." The pictures posted by the Indian embassy showed people carrying the Indian tricolor as they expressed happiness over evacuation from Israel during its ongoing war with Hamas. "#OperationAjay update Flight #6 departs from Tel Aviv," the External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar posted on X. Notably, Operation Ajay is an ongoing operation conducted by the Indian Armed Forces to evacuate Indian citizens from Israel during the 2023 Israel-Hamas war...
Humanitarian Aid Reaches Gaza as Rafah Border Crossing Reopens
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Humanitarian Aid Reaches Gaza as Rafah Border Crossing Reopens

New Delhi, Oct 21: After nearly two weeks of anxious anticipation, trucks with humanitarian aid have finally crossed into Rafah Border Crossing, delivering much-needed relief to the embattled civilians in Gaza. The development not only brings hope to the people of Gaza but also marks a significant milestone for global negotiators who have persistently called on Israel to permit the delivery of aid to those in need. Live images captured the convoy of UN vehicles, marked with white flags, as they made their way into southern Gaza from Egypt, symbolizing the rekindled hope for the region. Another glimmer of hope emerged yesterday with the safe release of two American hostages Jadith Tai Raanan and her 17-year-old daughter Natalie Ranan. Their free...
American mother and daughter hostage freed after two weeks in captivity
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American mother and daughter hostage freed after two weeks in captivity

New Delhi, Oct 21: Two American hostages, Judith Tai Raanan and her 17-year-old daughter, Natalie Raanan, have been safely released from captivity. The two women, both US citizens, were abducted by Hamas nearly two weeks ago during a deadly attack in Israel that resulted in the kidnapping of around 203 Israelis, mostly civilians. Judith Tai Raanan, a 59-year-old resident of Evanston, Illinois, and her daughter Natalie, who recently graduated from high school, had been visiting relatives in Nahal Oz, a farming community in southern Israel, when they were taken hostage on October 7. Their release took place late Friday, with the hostages being handed over to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), which played a neutral role in transpor...
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...