Today: 14-04-2024

Hamas has released two more hostages

The Biden administration is advising Israel to postpone its ground invasion of Gaza to allow more time for negotiations on the release of hostages and humanitarian aid delivery.

On Monday, Hamas released two more hostages, but according to officials, they are still holding more than 200 people. Yohaved Lifshitz and Nurit Cooper were among those taken hostage during a series of terrorist attacks against Israel 17 days ago, resulting in the deaths of over 1,400 people in Israel.

According to American officials, the Biden administration is advising Israel to delay its ground invasion of Gaza to allow more time for negotiations to secure the release of hostages and the delivery of humanitarian aid.

Israel has amassed troops and other ground forces around Gaza, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and others have pledged to crush Hamas following its attack on Israel on October 7th.

Three hours ago / 10:33 AM Fifteen Palestinians from one family were buried in a mass grave in Gaza. Associated Press

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip - Fifteen members of one family were among at least 33 Palestinians buried yesterday in a mass grave at a Gaza hospital.

A concerned-looking doctor in a green gown walked by as bodies wrapped in white shrouds were loaded into the back of a pickup truck. Men discussed where to place the wrapped body of a small child between two adults.

The bodies were buried side by side in a shallow sandy grave in the courtyard of Al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir el-Balah, with an ambulance parked nearby. "Bring them all," shouted the gravedigger.

On Monday, Israel said it had struck 320 militant targets across the besieged Gaza Strip in the past 24 hours. The military claims it is not targeting civilian populations. According to the Gaza Health Ministry, over 5,000 Palestinians have been killed since the start of the conflict, including around 2,000 minors.

Over 1,400 people have died in Israel, primarily civilians, during the initial Hamas attack.