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Water has been delivered to the Gaza Strip for the first time since the beginning of the escalation, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) announced.

"Yesterday, our aid convoys reached areas in the north of Gaza Strip," the agency said on its X page. "UN agencies and the [Palestine Red Crescent Society] delivered ready-to-eat food, tents, water and urgent medical supplies. This was the first delivery of clean water that reached people sheltering in the north since the war began."

The temporary truce between Israel and Hamas has slowed the Israeli army’s assault on Gaza and begun to free civilians held captive by both sides. The Biden administration has made clear that it will support Israel’s continued military operations when the pause officially expires – at this point, as early as Tuesday. Israel’s stated goal of “attempting to eliminate Hamas,” President Biden said on Friday, “is the legitimate objective... and I don’t know how long it will take.”

Farmers returning to their lands in Lebanon's south this weekend, amid an unofficial truce between Hezbollah and Israel, have found their crops ravaged by white phosphorus and their work hindered by unexploded munitions.

Israeli tank gunner reveals orders to fire indiscriminately into kibbutz report MikeRivero Tue, 11/28/2023 - 10:03

New disclosures add to the growing body of evidence indicating many Israelis who died on October 7 were killed by the Israeli military. Meanwhile, the Israeli government has muzzled captives freed from Gaza to prevent further damage to the official narrative.

Firsthand testimony by admittedly inexperienced Israeli tank operators reveals orders to open fire upon Israeli communities when Palestinian militants breached the fences encircling Gaza on October 7.

'We Have Completed the Murder of All Residents of the Kibbutz' | Chilling Warnings Picked Up by Israeli Intelligence Months Before October 7 Massacre MikeRivero Tue, 11/28/2023 - 09:32

The Military Intelligence non-commissioned officer (NCO) who provided a warning that Hamas intends to carry out a massacre in the Gaza border communities told her commanders that Hamas had ended a drill with the words, “we have completed the murder of all the residents of the kibbutz.”

White House Staffers Told Biden to Drop Line About 'Hamas Beheading Babies.' He Ignored Them. ChrisMenahan Tue, 11/28/2023 - 09:25

White House staffers reportedly told Joe Biden to remove a line from his Oct 10 speech about Hamas "beheading" babies because the claims were "unverified" but he ignored them and told the American people he saw "confirmed pictures" of the fake atrocities instead.

Alastair Crooke (fmr British Diplomat): Is Israel Losing the War? MikeRivero Mon, 11/27/2023 - 10:03

Webmaster addition: Israel has lost the war in the court of public opinion!

Hamas Isn't The Target, It's The Excuse MikeRivero Mon, 11/27/2023 - 09:56

If you’re just tuning in, Israeli intelligence ignored mountains of information that the October 7 attack was

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Some Palestinians returned to their homes in the central and northern parts of the Gaza Strip after a four-day truce came into effect.

But for many, only rubble waited where their homes once stood.