Netanyahu announces War Cabinet meeting ‘in light of developments’
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office has announced that a meeting of Israel’s War Cabinet will convene today ‘in light of developments’.
The statement comes amid reports that Israel and Hamas are approaching a deal that could see hostages and prisoners exchanged and a multi-day pause to the on-going fighting in Gaza.
IN PICTURES: Gaza operations
Here are some of the latest pictures we’ve been sent over the wires from Israel looking in to the Gaza Strip.
China’s President Xi Jinping calls for the release of ‘civilian detainees’
China’s President Xi Jinping has called for the release of ‘civilian detainees’ in the Israel-Hamas war, according to state media.
The call comes amid reports that a deal is close.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov hosts counterparts from Arab nations
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has hosted counterparts from the Arab League and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to discuss the war.
Officials from eight Muslim countries …