Six months of bloodshed: the Gaza war in numbers

The bloodiest ever war in Gaza that broke out exactly six months ago has taken an appalling human toll. At least 33,175 people have been killed in the besieged Palestinian…

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This satellite image shows an overview of the Jabalia refugee camp on October 31, 2023. //AFP

Dead horses, scraps, leaves: Gaza’s hungry get desperate

Palestinian Territories – At the Jabalia refugee camp in northern Gaza, Abu Gibril was so desperate for food to feed his family that he slaughtered two of his horses. “We had…

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Israeli flags are placed around pictures of hostages in Gaza, at the Israeli embassy in Washington, DC, on Feb 26,//AFP

US airman dead after self-immolating outside Israeli embassy

Washington, United States – A US airman has died after setting himself on fire outside the Israeli embassy in Washington at the weekend in protest over the war in Gaza, the…

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This picture taken from Rafah shows smoke billowing over Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip during Israeli bombardment on February 20, 2024, amid continuing battles between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas.//AFP

UN Security Council vote on Gaza faces threat of US veto

United Nations, United States – The UN Security Council will vote on a new draft resolution Tuesday calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, despite the threat of a third US…

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A campaign organized by Israeli Embassy in Thailand held on January 12.//Photo : Israel in Thailand FB

Thai FM “invites” Israel’s ambassador to Thailand following her campaign last week

The Foreign Ministry invites the Israeli Ambassador to Thailand to a meeting to express its dissatisfaction with her embassy’s campaign last week for the release of those, including Thai nationals,…

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File photo : New Year’s Eve fireworks light up the sky over the Harbour Bridge during the fireworks display in Sydney on January 1, 2023.//AFP

World prepares to ring in 2024

Sydney, Australia  – Jubilant crowds will bid farewell to the hottest year on record Sunday, closing a turbulent 12 months marked by clever chatbots, climate crises and wrenching wars in Gaza and…

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The UN Security Council meets about the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question, at UN headquarters in New York on December 22, 2023. The Security Council was poised on Friday to vote on a much-delayed and watered-down resolution to boost aid to Gaza after Washington signaled it was ready to back the measure.

UN Security Council demands ‘urgent’ aid for Gaza

The UN Security Council on Friday demanded aid be rushed to Gaza “at scale” as the head of the World Health Organization warned of a looming famine in the besieged…

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A picture taken from southern Israel near the border with the Gaza Strip shows smoke rising during an Israeli strike on the Palestinian territory on December 10, 2023, amid ongoing battles with the Palestinian Hamas group. (Photo by GIL COHEN-MAGEN / AFP)

Israel bombs south Gaza after Hamas hostage threat

Israel bombed southern Gaza’s main city on Monday after Hamas warned no Israeli hostages would leave the territory alive unless its demands for prisoner releases were met. Hamas triggered the…

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A woman checks medical scattered outside the Indonesian Hospital at the edge of the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, after Israeli troops reportedly raided the medical facility, on November 24,//AFP

Thailand welcomes ceasefire in Gaza and release of hostages

Thailand welcomes the ceasefire in Gaza and the release of hostages held by Hamas, according to the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement issued today. It said that…

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This picture taken from southern Israel near the border with the Gaza Strip shows smoke billowing following an Israeli strike on the Palestinian territory on November 21.//AFP

Hamas says Gaza truce deal ‘close’, raising hopes for hostages

Palestinian Territories – Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said Tuesday a truce agreement with Israel was in sight, raising hopes that dozens of people taken hostage in the October 7 attacks could be…

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A picture shows rockets fired from the Gaza City (R) being intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome defence missile system (L) on October 10, 2023. Israel said it recaptured Gaza border areas from Hamas as the war’s death toll passed 3,000 on October 10, the fourth day of gruelling fighting since the Islamists launched a surprise attack.//AFP

No more charter evacuation flights for Thais in Israel after today : govt spokesman

The Thai government will not charter any more flights to bring Thais back from Israel after the last chartered evacuation flight today, unless there are enough passengers to fill an…

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Thai hostages may be among first groups to be freed – Thai FM

Qatar and Iran have promised to help secure the release of 22 Thai hostages being held by Hamas, with the possibility that they will be the first foreign hostages to…

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In this picture taken on October 13, Kanyarat Suriyasri, the wife of Thai worker Owat Suriyasri who is being held hostage by Palestinian militant group Hamas in Gaza, shows a picture of him and their two children during an interview with AFP in Kantharlak in Si Sa Ket province.

PM reiterates that 18, not 54 Thais being held by Hamas

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin refuted a report today (Friday), which claimed that 54 Thai nationals are among the 220 hostages being held by Hamas in Gaza. “I have checked and…

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Wounded Palestinians wait for treatment in al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, central Gaza Strip, after arriving from al-Ahli hospital following an explosion there, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023. The Hamas-run Health Ministry says an Israeli airstrike caused the explosion that killed hundreds at al-Ahli, but the Israeli military says it was a misfired Palestinian rocket.//AP

After blast kills hundreds at Gaza hospital, Hamas and Israel trade blame as rage spreads in region

Khan Younis, Gaza Strip – A massive blast rocked a Gaza City hospital packed with wounded and other Palestinians seeking shelter Tuesday, killing hundreds of people, the Hamas-run Health Ministry…

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People gather as Palestinians take part in a protest following Israeli strikes on Gaza, in Nablus, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, October 13, 2023. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta

Israel readies next stage of operations, says many Palestinians moving south

The Israeli military said on Saturday it had seen a “significant movement” south of Palestinian civilians, a day after ordering Gaza City residents to flee, as Israel‘s prime minister promised further retaliation for Hamas’…

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Four commercial aircraft on standby for evacuations from Israel

Four commercial planes, two each from Nok Air and Air Asia, have been put on standby to fly to Israel to evacuate Thais back to Thailand, once permission is granted…

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A man carries a propane gas cylinder on his back while walking through debris and destruction littering a street in the Jabalia camp for Palestinian refugees in Gaza City on October 11, 2023, / AFP

Thailand remains neutral on Israeli-Palestine conflict

It was fortunate that Foreign Minister Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara quickly issued a new statement clarifying Thailand’s position on the Palestine-Israeli conflict. Parnpree reiterated that Thailand’s position is clear, that we are…

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Soldiers stand in front of an Israeli police station that was damaged during battles to dislodge Hamas militants who were stationed inside, on October 8, 2023. / AFP

20 Thais believed killed in Gaza, 14 kidnapped, over 5,000 want to return home

Two more Thai workers have been killed in Israel, bringing the death toll to 20, while the number of those injured and abducted has risen to 13 and 14 respectively,…

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Israeli army Merkava tanks are positioned near the border with Gaza in southern Israel on October 10, 2023. / AFP

14 Thais missing in Gaza found and rescued by Israeli forces

Fourteen Thais, who were earlier reported missing following the Hamas attacks in Gaza last Saturday, have been located and rescued by Israeli defence forces. According to The Times of Israel,…

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First group of 15 Thais to arrive in Bangkok from Israel on Thursday

The first group of 15 Thais will leave Israel on a commercial fight for Thailand this Wednesday and are scheduled to arrive in Bangkok the following day, Deputy Foreign Minister…

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Over a thousand Thais in Israel want to be flown back to Thailand

A total of 1,099 Thais working in Israel have expressed a wish to return to Thailand and the Royal Thai Air Force has arranged for an Airbus 340 and four…

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(AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

5 things to know as Israel declares war, bombards Gaza Strip after unprecedented Hamas attack

Fighting continued in southern Israel early Monday after the government declared war and intensified its bombardment of the Gaza Strip in retaliation for a major surprise attack by Hamas. Special…

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An artillery unit fires near the Israeli side of the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, October 8, 2023. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Israel retaliates after Hamas attacks, deaths pass 1,100

Israel pounded the Palestinian enclave of Gaza on Sunday, killing hundreds of people in retaliation for one of the bloodiest attacks in its history when Islamist group Hamas killed 700 Israelis and abducted dozens more. Hamas fighters’ rampage…

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Srettha says 1 Thai killed, 11 kidnapped in Hamas attacks on Israel

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin said this morning (Sunday) that the Thai government is trying to verify a report that a Thai national was killed in the Hamas attacks on Israel…

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Palestinians wave their national flag and celebrate by a destroyed Israeli tank at the Gaza Strip fence east of Khan Younis southern Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023. (AP Photo/Yousef Masoud)

Hamas surprise attack out of Gaza stuns Israel and leaves hundreds dead in fighting, retaliation

Backed by a barrage of rockets, Hamas militants stormed from the blockaded Gaza Strip into nearby Israeli towns, killing dozens and abducting others in an unprecedented surprise attack during a…

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REUTERS/Ilan Rosenberg

Hamas launches surprise attack as gunmen enter Israel

JERUSALEM/GAZA, Oct 7 (Reuters) – The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas launched the biggest attack on Israel in years on Saturday in a surprise assault that combined gunmen crossing into several…

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Palestinians gather at the site of an Israeli airstrike amid Israel-Gaza fighting in Deir al-Balah town in the central Gaza Strip, May 13, 2023. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Israel strikes Gaza, Palestinians fire rockets as truce bid lingers

Palestinian militants in Gaza resumed rocket fire on Israel early on Saturday after Israeli aircraft bombed Islamic Jihad targets in the enclave overnight, as fighting entered a fifth day. Egypt…

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Fire and smoke rise above buildings in Gaza City as Israel launched air strikes on the Palestinian enclave early on January 27, 2023.(Photo by MAHMUD HAMS / AFP)

Israel, Gaza militants trade missiles after deadly West Bank raid

Israel launched air strikes on Gaza Friday in response to militant rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave, as tensions rose following the deadliest army raid on the occupied West Bank…

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Rockets are launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, in Gaza City, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

‘Fragile’ Gaza truce between Israel and Islamic Jihad holds

Gaza City (AFP) – A “fragile” Egypt-brokered truce between Israel and Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza appeared to be holding early Monday, raising hopes that the recent intense conflict that has left…

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A tree in a field catches fire after Palestinians in Gaza sent incendiary balloons over the border between Gaza and Israel, Near Nir Am June 15,2021. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Israel-Gaza violence erupts for first time since end of last month’s fighting

GAZA (Reuters) – Israel mounted air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, the first since the end of 11 days of cross-border fighting last month, in response to incendiary balloons launched from the Palestinian territory. The flare-up, a first test for Israel‘s new government, followed…

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In this file photo dating back way before the current Israel attacks, children gather around a tent that Nazmy al-Dahdouh, a 70-year-old Palestinian man has set up on top of the ruins of his home, destroyed in an air strike in Gaza city in 2021.(Photo by MAHMUD HAMS / AFP)

UN urges ‘genuine political process’ between Israel and Hamas

A UN official in war-battered Gaza called for a “genuine political process” to avert further bloodshed, after the military conflict between Israel and Islamist group Hamas that ravaged the Palestinian…

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A Palestinian girl carries a boy amid the rubble of their houses which were destroyed by Israeli air strikes during the Israel-Hamas fighting in Gaza May 23, 2021. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Gaza truce holds as Israel admits Jewish visitors to flashpoint site

The Israel-Hamas ceasefire held into a third day on Sunday as Israeli police admitted Jewish visitors to a contested Jerusalem holy site where earlier confrontations with Palestinian protesters helped to ignite the…

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A screengrab from a video clip provided by one of the Thai workers in Israel, showing them sheltering under a farm truck during one the Hamas attacks.

Two Thai people killed in Israel were on lunch break according to eyewitness

The two Thai workers, killed in an attack by Hamas while on the Ohad Agricultural Estate in Israel, were on their lunch break, according to an eyewitness. The town is…

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Rockets are launched towards Israel from Gaza City, controlled by the Palestinian Hamas movement, on May 18, 2021, amid a flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence. / AFP

Remains of 2 Thais killed in Hamas attack on Israel to be sent home

The bodies of two Thai men, killed yesterday by Hamas rockets in the southern Israeli region of Eshkol, will be sent home to Thailand, while the other eight wounded Thai…

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The Israeli Iron Dome missile defence system (L) intercepts rockets (R) fired by the Hamas movement towards southern Israel from Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip as seen in the sky above the Gaza Strip overnight on May 14, 2021. – Israel bombarded Gaza with artillery and air strikes on Friday, May 14, in response to a new barrage of rocket fire from the Hamas-run enclave, but stopped short of a ground offensive in the conflict that has now claimed more than 100 Palestinian lives. As the violence intensified, Israel said it was carrying out an attack “in the Gaza Strip” although it later clarified there were no boots on the ground. (Photo by ANAS BABA / AFP)

Israel faces highest ever rate of rocket attacks: army

Israel has faced the highest ever rate of rocket attacks on its territory during its latest confrontation with the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas that controls Gaza, the army said Sunday….

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A protester waves the Palestinian flag during clashes with the Israeli forces at the Hawara checkpoint, south of the West Bank city of Nablus, Friday, May 14, 2021. Health officials say several Palestinians were killed by Israeli army fire, at protests that took place in several locations across the West Bank of Friday. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

West Bank erupts in protest amid more Israel-Hamas fighting

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Turmoil from the battle between Israel and Hamas spilled over into the West Bank on Friday, sparking the most widespread Palestinian protests in years…

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Smoke rises following Israeli missile strikes on Gaza City, Friday, May 14, 2021. Early Friday, the Israeli military said air and ground troops struck Gaza in what appeared to be the heaviest attacks yet. Masses of red flames illuminated the skies as the deafening blasts from the outskirts of Gaza City jolted people awake. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Israel threatens Gaza ground invasion despite truce efforts

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Thursday said it was massing troops along the Gaza frontier and calling up 9,000 reservists ahead of a possible ground invasion of the Hamas-ruled territory,…

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