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The US and 16 other countries have called on Israel and Hamas to make whatever compromises necessary to close the newly proposed Gaza truce deal, outlined by US President Joe Biden.

The United States provides Israel with bombs that kill civilians in Gaza, obstructs all diplomatic efforts to recognize a Palestinian state, and steadfastly defends Israel despite the massacres it commits. Even attempts by the Biden administration to provide humanitarian aid to Gaza have been met with significant failure.

An investigation by The Guardian revealed how Israel runs an almost decade-long secret war against the International Criminal Court (ICC), as the country has deployed its intelligence agencies to surveil, hack, pressure, smear, stalk, and threaten senior ICC staff in an attempt to derail the court’s inquiries into its war crimes against the Palestinians.

Palestinians on Wednesday marked the 76th anniversary of the Nakba – the Palestinian Catastrophe – when more than 750,000 Palestinians were expelled from their homeland in historic Palestine by Zionist militias that declared the state of Israel on 15 May 1948.

Palestinian factions stressed on Wednesday their rejection of any form of non-Palestinian control over the Rafah crossing or any other border crossing in Gaza.

The US Biden administration is considering bringing some Palestinians fleeing war-torn Gaza to the US as refugees, according to internal federal government documents obtained by CBS News.

On the occasion of Palestinian Prisoner's Day, which falls on 17 April every year, Ahram Online takes a quick glimpse at the state of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails and military camps.

Israeli forces opened fire on Palestinians returning home in northern Gaza, killing at least five, said health officials.

Tens of thousands of displaced Palestinians, mostly women, children and the elderly, have started a long march on foot to return from central Gaza to their homes in Gaza City and the northern strip.

The Israeli newspaper Ma'ariv rebutted Israeli intelligence claims that Hamas is holding up a captives exchange deal, citing a top security source, instead blaming internal discord within the Israeli leadership.

In a new sign of growing political tension in Israel, the Israeli embassy in Washington has been instructed not to facilitate Israeli war cabinet minister Benny Gantz’s trip to the US after it was not authorized by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Kan public broadcaster reported.

The far-right extremist Itamar Ben-Gvir has sparked international criticism with his racist and inflammatory remarks against Palestinians ever since he joined the Israeli government in December 2022, remarks that have only become more aggressive and hateful during the Gaza war.

As the Israeli war on Gaza approaches its 200th day, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) highlighted the "unprecedented scale of death and destruction" since 7 October, painting a daunting picture of the rebuilding challenges ahead.

Top House Republicans plan to press federal agencies to punish federal workers who participate in a planned walkout on Tuesday in protest of the Biden administration's support for Israel, AXIOS reported.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) confirmed Wednesday it is investigating possible crimes against journalists during the ongoing Israeli aggression on the besieged Gaza Strip, Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

Over three months into the Israeli war on Gaza, Israel’s defence minister Yoav Gallant said that Israeli forces would be shifting from “intense manoeuvring” to “different types of special operations.”

The Israeli occupation forces began constructing colonial roads on Palestinian citizens’ lands in Hebron's Masafer Yatta, Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

Israeli forces bulldozed injured and displaced Palestinians who were sheltering on the grounds of Kamal Adwan Hospital in Beit Lahia in north Gaza on Saturday, killing at least 20 and injuring more, according to eyewitnesses.

Israel used US-supplied white phosphorus munitions in an October attack on southern Lebanon in what a rights group says should be investigated as a war crime, according to The Washington Post analysis of shell fragments found in a small village.

A call for general strikes was heeded in the occupied West Bank and east Jerusalem as well as Lebanon and Jordan - with some activists joining internationally - to show solidarity with the Palestinian cause and pressure Israel into a ceasefire in Gaza, according to media reports.

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