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Israel calls on Hamas to surrender Shifa hospital base as US strikes Iran proxies in Syria

The Israeli military is calling on Hamas to surrender its bases in and under Shifa Hospital in Gaza on Monday, despite Hamas denials that it has such a base. Fighting has centered around the hospital for days as patients suffer a lack of resources. The U.S., meanwhile, has launched airstrikes against Iranian proxy terrorist groups in Syria.


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Israel-Hamas war: IDF soldiers photographed inside Hamas parliament as fighting continues

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers were photographed inside the Hamas parliament building in Gaza on Monday.

The soldiers are part of the Golani Brigade, according to the Jerusalem Post. A picture that circulated on social media showing the soldiers posed together proudly holding up Israeli flags.

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant previously said on Monday that Hamas had "lost control" of Gaza.

“Hamas has lost control of Gaza. Terrorists are fleeing southward. Civilians are looting Hamas bases,” Gallant explained. “They don’t have faith in the government anymore."

"There is no power that Hamas has capable of stopping the IDF. The IDF is advancing to every point," he added.

Fox News Digital's Anders Hagstrom contributed to this report.

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IDF confirms death of female soldier being held hostage by Hamas

Israel Defense Forces confirmed Tuesday that a female soldier died while she was being held hostage by Hamas terrorists.

The fallen soldier was identified as 19-year-old Cpl. Noa Marciano, the IDF said, and her family has been notified.

"Our hearts are with the Marciano family whose daughter, Noa, was brutally kidnapped by the Hamas terrorist organization," the IDF said in a statement. "The IDF and all the relevant bodies will continue to support her family, as well as all of the families of the hostages and missing persons."

"We are using all means, both intelligence and operational, to bring the hostages home," the statement continued. "An IDF representative came to the family’s home and informed them of the video's publication. The Hamas terrorist organization continues to exploit psychological terrorism and act inhumanely, through videos and photos of the hostages, as done in the past."

Fox News' Dana Karni contributed to this report.

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Northwestern U. president calls on students to condemn antisemitic phrases; school group claps back

Michael Schill, president of Northwestern University, called on students to reject statements or banners that can be interpreted as promoting murder or genocide in a statement on Monday. In response, the school’s pro-Palestinian group rushed to post a picture that read, "From the River to the Sea."

Schill announced a new committee focused on preventing antisemitism and hate in a letter addressed to members of the university’s community, as well as what led to the committee's establishment.

"In the weeks since the brutal terrorist attack on Israel by Hamas and the ensuing military action in Gaza, I have had the opportunity to meet with students, faculty, parents, alumni and staff across our campuses, many of whom have shared very personal stories of pain, anger, fear or disillusionment as we…face the uncertainties and horrors of the terror attacks and war in the Middle East," he wrote. "This conflict has created division and mistrust on our campuses, further stoked by events that have taken place at other universities and by the rhetoric of individuals both inside and outside our community."

Schill also said the school will not allow antisemitism or any acts against people based on their race, religion, national origin or any other protected categories, as it is against university policy, and most times, against the law.

The school will also investigate any allegations of such behavior and implement disciplinary proceedings against anyone who commits such acts, he said.

Northwestern University’s Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) quickly turned to social media in response to Schill’s statement, posting a picture of an archway at Northwestern University with a Palestinian flag and big red letters that read, "From the River to the Sea."

A group of anti-Israel individuals also allegedly posted a drawing of Schill with devil horns added to his head.

Fox News' Greg Wehner contributed to this report.

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IDF says it struck a Hamas terrorist cell in the Gaza Strip

Israel Defense Forces announced Tuesday a "terror tunnel shaft" was located in the Gaza Strip and that forces struck a terrorist cell.

"During ground operations, IDF troops uncovered a terror tunnel shaft located in a mosque in the Gaza Strip," the IDF said. "Following the guidance of ground troops, IDF fighter jets and helicopters struck a terrorist cell that launched anti-tank missiles at the soldiers."

"Over the past day, the IAF struck 200 terror targets, and Israeli naval soldiers struck a military camp used by Hamas’ naval forces for training and weapons storage," the IDF added.

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Israeli soldiers killed in war against Hamas rises to 47: IDF

The Israel Defense Forces announced Tuesday that two soldiers were killed on Monday as Israel's war against Hamas terrorists continues.

With Monday's deaths, the IDF said 47 Israeli soldiers have been killed since ground operations began in Gaza.

The families of the two soldiers have been notified, the IDF said.

No further details were provided.

Fox News' Yonat Friling contributed to this report.

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IDF says it is working on transferring incubators from Israel to Gaza

Israel Defense Forces announced it is working on coordinating the transfer of incubators from a hospital in Israel to Gaza as the war against Hamas terrorists continues.

"The IDF is in the process of coordinating the transfer of incubators from a hospital in Israel to Gaza," the IDF wrote on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.

"We are doing everything we can to minimize harm to civilians, assist in evacuation, and facilitate the transfer of medical supplies and food," the IDF continued. "Our war is not with the people of Gaza."

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Israeli PM Netanyahu warns America: 'If we don't win now, then Europe is next and you're next'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered a dire warning to America that it may be "next" if Israel Defense Forces don't decimate Hamas during an interview with FOX News' Sean Hannity on Monday.

"We have to win not only for our sake, but for the sake of the Middle East, for the sake of our Arab neighbors. You know what, for the sake of Gazans who've been held by this dark tyranny that has brutalized and brought them nothing but bloodshed and poverty and misery," Netanyahu said. "We have to win to protect Israel. We have to win to safeguard the Middle East. We have to win for the sake of the civilized world. That's the battle we're fighting, and it's being waged right now. There is no substitute for that victory."

"If we don't win now, then Europe is next and you're next. And we have to win," he later added.

Netanyahu also stressed that "our fight is your fight."

"We have to have the forces of civilization beat these barbarians because otherwise this barbarism will spread and will endanger the entire world," Netanyahu said. "Every American, every civilized country will be under peril. We have to win. There is no substitute for victory. Total victory."

Fox News' Joseph A. Wulfsohn contributed to this report.

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Israel-Hamas war: Senator Rick Scott posts eerie video of mailboxes in massacred kibbutz

Florida Senator Rick Scott shared a disturbing video Monday from a kibbutz that was attacked by Hamas on October 7.

The footage depicts mailboxes belonging to killed and kidnapped Israelis in Kibbutz Nir Oz.

"This video shows mailboxes in Kibbutz Ni[r] Oz in Israel: Individuals murdered are marked with red, kidnapped marked with black," Scott's post on X, formerly known as Twitter, read. "Every piece of tape is a person."

Scott also noted that Hamas was backed by Iran and called to destroy the terrorist group.

"Thousands were killed by Iran-backed Hamas terrorists – babies beheaded, young women raped and murdered, people and Americans STILL held hostage," he added. "This will only end when Hamas is destroyed."

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Israeli peace activist identified after being kidnapped, killed by Hamas terrorists

The Israeli peace activist and leader of Women Wage Peace, who was thought to be kidnapped by Hamas terrorists, has been identified five weeks after she was killed.

Forensic examiners have identified the remains as Vivian Silver, 74, confirming she was killed during the October 7 massacres in southern Israel by Hamas terrorists.

According to the Women Wage Peace page, early Saturday morning on October 7, Silver wrote to say that terrorists had infiltrated the kibbutz and entered her home.

Click here to read Stepheny Price's full article about the Israel-Hamas war

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‘Stranger Things’ actor Noah Schnapp faces backlash for promoting ‘Zionism is Sexy’ stickers

"Stranger Things" actor Noah Schnapp is facing calls for cancelation after he was seen in a restaurant posing with stickers that said, "Zionism is Sexy."

The Jewish-American actor, known for his portrayal of Will Byers on the Netflix television series, was seen in an Instagram video laughing with friends as they held up the stickers, with some that also read, "Hamas is Isis."

In the clip, Schnapp was seen sitting at the table and recording the group as they made silly faces and posed with the various stickers.

Click here to read Nikolas Lanum's full article about Noah Schnapp

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Israeli Defense Forces release video showing evidence of Hamas weapons, tunnels linking to hospital

Video footage released by Israel Defense Forces shows the inside of a tunnel system used by Hamas terrorists, connecting to a hospital where the militants based operations.

In the video, IDF spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari stands in front of the house of a senior terrorist who led the raids into Israel, which is next to a school and about 200 yards from a hospital.

Hagari then shows an operational tunnel with electrical wires going down about 20 meters into the tunnel, which leads to a bulletproof and explosive-proof door.

Click here to read Greg Wehner's article on the Israel-Hamas war

Posted by Andrea Vacchiano

Celebrity pair to send message to Jewish students after troubling incidents on Ivy League campus

FIRST ON FOX:  Jewish American singer and rapper Matisyahu will hold a concert Monday evening at Columbia University and be joined virtually by Israeli actress and activist Noa Tishby, to galvanize Jewish students as antisemitism continues to spread across college campuses, Fox News Digital has learned. 

"Antisemitism has been around for thousands of years. It's the oldest form of hate and discrimination that's still being practiced today. It's not going anywhere. So what's happening right now is not that antisemitism is rising. It's just coming out," Tishby said in a video previewed by Fox News Digital. 

The Israel on Campus Coalition is sponsoring a live concert on the campus at 8 p.m. Monday, which will feature Matisyahu, who is known for his reggae, rap and beatbox-influenced songs such as "King Without a Crown" or "One Day." Tishby will also deliver a special message to students in the video previewed by Fox News Digital, highlighting how Jews have historically prevailed over hate.

Click here to read the full article by Emma Colton

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OPINION: Columbia University board member's resignation reveals how Jews really feel right now

A non-Jewish friend sent me a piece about Jewish billionaire Henry Sweica's resignation from the Columbia University board over concerns that the university allowed pro-Hamas protesters to engage in hate speech on campus.

My friend wrote: "These don't help anyone." I don’t agree or disagree. I don’t know Mr. Sweica. I don’t know what it will achieve. But I understand why he did so. What follows is my reply to her, edited only slightly for readability.

It’s hard to explain how unnerved American Jews are right now. Our sense of security has given way to not understanding how we didn’t realize so much antisemitism was right below the surface, and where it was lurking. Our sense of security was grounded in knowing friend from foe. That has been upended.

Click here to read the opinion piece by Philippe Reines

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Israeli-American Council CEO calls antisemitism 'a barometer for societal decay'

Israeli-American Council CEO Elan Carr joined "America Reports" on Monday to discuss the rise of antisemitism nationwide amid the Israel-Hamas war.

In the interview, Carr called antisemitism "a barometer for societal decay and evil of all kinds."

"What we're seeing in the world today is shocking: a genocide perpetrated against Jews in the Jewish homeland, in the Jewish state," he continued. "And then around the world, people standing up and supporting it. "

Carr then spoke about the upcoming pro-Israel march in Washington, D.C. planned for Tuesday.

"This march tomorrow in Washington is yes, it's about supporting Israel. Yes, it's about allowing Israel to finish the job and eliminate the threats against it," he explained. "This promises to be, by the way, the largest gathering of Jews and pro-Israel Americans in and one of the largest in the history of the country."

"This is also about fighting antisemitism here and saying enough is enough," he added.

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Israel-Hamas war: State Department spox says Hamas shouldn't have refused fuel from Israel

U.S. State Department Spokesperson Matt Miller called out Hamas terrorists on Monday for reportedly refusing fuel from Israeli officials at al-Shifa Hospital.

The State Department spokesman made his remarks during a press briefing on Monday afternoon.

"If they need fuel, which they clearly do, they should have taken the offer from the government of Israel," Miller said. "But to the larger point, Hamas is sitting on fuel reserves in northern Gaza. Hamas is using fuel reserves to ventilate its tunnels."

Miller then accused Hamas of neglecting hospital patients in Gaza by not giving them their own fuel.

"If Hamas truly cared for the people in al-Shifa and in other hospitals in the north, it could take the fuel that it's using to protect its fighters and send it to the hospitals so the hospitals could protect patients," he added. "They are not doing that."

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Israeli minister says Hamas has 'lost control of Gaza'

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant says Hamas has "lost control" of Gaza amid the Israeli military's assault on the terrorist organization.

Gallant made the statment in a Monday broadcast to Israeli television. Israel is in the 38th day of its war against Hamas, and its ground assault in Gaza has lasted for roughly two weeks. While Gallant says Hamas' control over the region has been removed, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said Israel will not stop until the terrorist organization is "destroyed."

“Hamas has lost control of Gaza. Terrorists are fleeing southward. Civilians are looting Hamas bases,” he said. “They don’t have faith in the government anymore."

"There is no power that Hamas has capable of stopping the IDF. The IDF is advancing to every point," he added.

Israel has yet to release images of the looting Gallant referenced, however, as it has done for many incidents since Hamas' Oct. 7 massacre.

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John Kirby admits Biden administration has to 'do more' to combat antisemitism in US

White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby admitted that President Biden's administration has to "do more" to combat rising antisemitism in the U.S.

Kirby made the statement during a Monday appearance on Fox News, acknowledging the surge in antisemitism in the wake of Hamas' Oct. 7 massacre in Israel. Kirby says Biden has been very clear and very consistent about the rise of "hate, and particularly antisemitism" in the U.S.

"We've got to do better. We've got to be better," Kirby said, adding that he had been horrified at stories of what Jewish students are going through at college campuses in the U.S. "I don't disagree that we've got to do more. We know that, and the president is focused on that very, very seriously."

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Hamas still able to fire rockets from Israeli-controlled areas in Gaza, IDF says

Hamas terrorists are still able to fire rockets into Israel from IDF-held territory in Gaza, Fox News Foreign Correspondent Trey Yingst said Monday.

Yingst says Hamas is using timers to launch rockets belatedly from land they have lost to encroaching Israeli forces. Hamas also has a labyrinth of hundreds of miles of tunnels underground in Gaza.

"Hamas and the Islamic Jihad have rockets that are set on times. They have rockets that they set in the past and they can remotely activate them and they can fire on population centers. So even if there are not militants in the area, they are able to fire on Israel," Yingst said.

Israel's war on Hamas is nearing the end of its 38th day. Israeli leaders have vowed to destroy Hamas before the end of the conflict, rejecting calls for a cease-fire.

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Rabbi Moshe Hauer: Israel 'won't turn the other cheek when faced with evil'

Orthodox Union executive vice president Rabbi Moshe Hauer appeared on Fox News ahead of his congressional testimony on antisemitism and the 'March for Israel' rally in Washington, D.C. on Monday.

Hauer said that the voice of the Jewish people and the voice of Israel is a "voice of peace." He argued that everything Israel is doing in Gaza is "done to save."

Moshe rejected the claim that Israel must "turn the other cheek" when faced with violence from Hamas, however.

"We won't turn the other cheek when faced with evil," he said. "If we turn the other cheek then they are here, and then they will destroy everywhere in the world. It is not a value of ours to do that against an active threat."

"Against a personal insult, we can turn the other cheek. Against something which will then encroach, threaten and do what they did on October 7--unspeakable acts of brutality--we have to stand and we have to stand firm and we have to stand strong, and we have no hesitation about that as people of faith," he added.

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Jerusalem deputy mayor disputes ‘misinformation’ around fights at Gaza hospitals

Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Fleur Hassan-Nahoum joined Fox News on Monday to discuss Israel's ongoing war against Hamas in Gaza, contesting recent media framing around firefights near Gaza hospitals.

Hamas has accused the Israeli military of attacking civilians in and around the Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, though Israel has said it is only targeting the Hamas headquarters it says is located beneath the facility.

While Hamas denies using Shifa and other hospitals as shields, the Israeli Defense Forces released footage of a Hamas terrorist wielding an RPG at the entrance of the Al-Quds hospital in northern Gaza on Monday.

The IDF says the terrorist fired the RPG at nearby Israeli forces.

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Internal State Department memo accused Biden of 'misinformation' on Israel-Hamas war

An internal State Department dissent memo that was reportedly leaked to the press accused President Biden of "spreading misinformation" about the Israel-Hamas war and claimed Israel is committing "war crimes."

Following an earlier Politico report on the topic, Axios reported that it obtained a "scathing" memo that was signed by 100 State Department and USAID employees that suggested Biden’s continued support of Israel has made him "complicit in genocide" as the Jewish state continues to retaliate after Hamas killed at least 1,400 civilians during the Oct. 7 terror attack.

"Some of the memo's language echoes that of progressive activists in the U.S., whose anger and protests over Biden's handling of the war have rippled through the Democratic Party — and created a new challenge for the president's 2024 campaign," Axios reported. 

The memo does not offer specific examples of what "misinformation" Biden has helped spread, according to the report. 

Hamas kidnapped hundreds of civilians, including children and the elderly, during the Oct. 7 terror attack. The memo recommended that the U.S. government advocate for the release of the hostages, but lumped in "thousands" of Palestinians it claimed are being held in Israel. 

Fox News' Brian Flood contributed to this report

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MIT criticized for not expelling anti-Israel protesters over 'visa issues'

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was blasted this week after its administrators acknowledged the university stopped short of expelling anti-Israel student protesters because of "visa issues."

MIT President Sally Kornbluth said in a statement Nov. 9 that the school would merely suspend students who participated in the disruptive protest from non-academic campus activities to avoid "collateral consequences for the students, such as visa issues." One day earlier, the Coalition Against Apartheid, a pro-Palestinian student group, conducted a large protest that Kornbluth confirmed defied MIT policies governing student actions.

"In late morning, the face-to-face confrontation between the protesters and counterprotesters intensified," Kornbluth said. "We had serious concerns that it could lead to violence. To prevent further escalation and protect the physical safety of everyone present – including both student protesters and passers-by in our busiest lobby — the administration felt it was essential to take action."

"The students will remain enrolled at MIT and will be able to attend academic classes and labs," she continued, noting some of the protesters' "visa issues." "We will refer this interim action to the Ad Hoc Complaint Response Team, which includes the chair of the Committee on Discipline, for final adjudication."

Fox News' Thomas Catenacci contributed to this report

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IDF death toll rises to 42 amid heavy fighting around hospitals in Gaza

Fox News Foreign Correspondent Trey Yingst delivered an update on the Israel-Hamas war from near Gaza's northern border on Monday.

Yingst said the death toll for Israeli Defense Forces operating in Gaza has risen to 42 amid the intense fighting. The IDF has surrounded the Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, the region's largest population center. The IDF says Hamas has placed its headquarters underneath the facility, a claim Hamas denies.

Yingst also drew attention to an IDF-supplied video showing a Hamas terrorist wielding an RPG outside the Al-Quds hospital, another major medical facility in Gaza.

Israel had long accused Hamas of using civilian infrastructure and human shields as cover for their terrorist operations.

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NY Dem calls on 'Ceasefire Now camp' to demand people stop tearing down Israeli hostage posters

A senior Jewish New York Democrat lawmaker called on the leaders of the "Ceasefire Now camp" to publicly "urge" people to stop tearing down posters of Israeli hostages.

Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., posted on X Monday calling for the prominent "Ceasefire Now" members to tell people to stop tearing down the posters of Israelis kidnapped by the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.

Nadler wrote the posters being torn down is causing "hostilities" and "altercations" and that releasing the hostages is the fastest way toward a ceasefire.

"An earnest request to well-intended people, particularly those with large followings, in the Ceasefire Now camp: urge people publicly to stop tearing down hostage posters," Nadler wrote.

"It’s creating hostilities/altercations that aren’t good for anyone," he continued. "And of course, hostage release is the quickest route to ceasefire."

Fox News' Houston Keene contributed to this report

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US forces attacked 4 more times since airstrikes that killed 6 Iranian fighters

U.S. bases in Iraq and Syria have weathered 52 attacks since Oct. 17 from Iran-backed terrorist groups in the region, the Pentagon announced Monday.

Ten of the attacks have hit the bases since the U.S. launched airstrikes agaisnt a terrorist weapons depot in Syria on Nov. 8. No deaths have been reported in any of the 52 attacks, though there have been multiple minor injuries.

The most recent attacks came after the U.S. killed at least six Iran-backed fighters with airstrikes in Syria this weekend. It is the first time since the beginning of the Israel-Hamas conflict that the U.S. has taken action against Iran-backed personell.

The U.S. has deployed extensive military assets to the region, including carrier strike groups to the eastern Mediterranean and near Iran in an attempt to prevent the conflict from widening.

Fox News' Liz Friden contributed to this report

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US strikes on Iran proxies trigger fear of 'major escalation' in Israel's war with Hamas

American airstrikes against Iran-backed fighters in Syria have triggered fears that there could soon be a major escalation in Israel's war against Hamas.

"America Reports" spoke with Fox News correspondent Alex Hogan in Northern Israel. Hogan, standing next to Israeli mobile artillery platforms, said the IDF has ramped up its retaliatory strikes against Hezbollah targets in Lebanon.

Hezbollah, another Iran-backed terrorist group, has launched rockets and anti-tank missiles into Israel for weeks.

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US reveals names, photos of 5 special operators killed in Mediterranean aircraft 'mishap'

The U.S. military released the names and photos of the five special operators who were killed in an aircraft "mishap" this weekend.

The U.S. says the five men were U.S. Army Special Operations aviation soldiers conducting a routine refueling flight at the time of the crash. The Pentagon identified the deceased as the following:

-Chief Warrant Officer 3 Stephen R. Dwyer, 38, of Clarksville, Tennessee

-Chief Warrant Officer 2 Shane M. Barnes, 34, of Sacramento, California

-Staff Sgt. Tanner W. Grone, 26, of Gorham, New Hampshire

-Sgt. Andrew P. Southard, 27, of Apache Junction, Arizona

-Sgt. Cade M. Wolfe, 24, of Mankato, Minnesota

The U.S. says the five men were killed during a refueling flight and that there was no indication of any hostile action.

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IDF releases footage of Hamas terrorist firing RPG from entrance to Gaza hospital

Israeli Defense Forces released footage and images they say show a Hamas terrorist firing an RPG at Israeli forces from the entrance of a Gaza hospital on Sunday.

IDF Spokesman Daniel Hagari said the firing led to a brief battle between Israeli forces and Hamas, resulting in IDF soldiers killing 21 targets. Hagari said the RPG launch came from a pair of Hamas terrorists who had hidden among civilains near the Al-Quds hospital.

"During an operation by the 188th TDF, an RPG and an anti-tank missile were fired at an IDF force from the entrance to the Al-Quds hospital in Gaza city," Hagari wrote on Monday. "The shooting was carried out by a terrorist squad that had assimilated into a group of civilians at the entrance to the hospital. The forces were able to identify among the civilians a terrorist squad with two launchers."

"The force fired at the terrorists. During the exchange of fire, civilians were seen leaving the hospital building, and other terrorists who came out of buildings in the area assimilated into them, and joined the attempted attack," the statement continued. "The forces of the brigade combat team, which included armor, engineering, infantry forces and with the assistance of the air force, responded with live fire and shell fire toward teh sources of the [attack]. In the incident, about 21 terrorists were killed. There were no casualties to our forces."

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OPINION: Iran doubles down on terror but it holds a losing hand

Opinion article by Rebecca Grant

You know the mullahs in Iran are gloating over anti-Israel protests, and harassment attacks by the Axis of Resistance. Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds force commander Esmail Ghaani has been shuttling to Lebanon and other locations, holding meetings, hoping to whip up more mayhem. 

And Iran would love to elbow the U.S. military out of the Middle East and fulfill its dreams of regional hegemony.

Don’t count on it. Iran holds a losing hand. 

Iran’s military options are limited, the economy is a shambles, and behind the scenes, a lot of governments in the region want to contain Iran. The aftermath of the Gaza crisis will leave Iran worse off than before. Here’s why. 

Iran has stuffed the region with enough missiles to overtax Israel’s Iron Dome missile defenses. 

As national security adviser Jake Sullivan said, Iran plays the "sustained, deep and dark role in providing all of this support and capabilities to Hamas." The IRGC arms, funds and trains militias in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, the West Bank and of course Gaza. 

Yet for all the time and money spent, Iran’s proxies can’t overmatch U.S. deterrent forces...

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Macron tries to make amends with Israel after calling for cease-fire, alleging civilian attacks

French President Emmanuel Macron attempted to make amends with the Israeli government on Sunday in a phone call with Israeli President Isaac Herzog.

Macron reportedly told Herzog that he had not meant to accuse Israel of intentionally bombing children and elderly people in his Friday statement calling for a cease-fire. Macron was the first major Western leader to call for Israel to halt its war against Hamas, but he once again told Herzog he believes Israel has a right to defend itself.

Macron "does not and did not intend to accuse Israel of intentionally harming innocent civilians in the campaign against the terrorist organization Hamas," Herzog's office wrote in a statement.

“President Macron also emphasized that he unequivocally supports Israel’s right and duty to self-defense, and expressed his support for Israel’s war against Hamas,” the statement added.

“President Macron explained that his comments during the interview were made in reference to the humanitarian situation, which remained an important issue for him and many countries,” the statement continued. “President Macron reiterated to President Herzog his commitment to demanding the immediate release of the hostages, and noted he was working to help on this important issue.”

Macron had previously stated that Israel's war against Hamas should be waged "without mercy, but not without rules."

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Pennsylvania business targeted after displaying pro-Israel sign: 'Deeply concerning'

Pennsylvania business owner Michael Jacobs says his business was attacked after he displayed a pro-Israel outside his office last week, with a vandal attempting to break one of the office's glass windows and attacking the company truck.

Jacobs, the owner of Marvista Design, told "Fox & Friends First" that he had displayed the pro-Israel sign for roughly a week before the attack occurred. Surveillance footage showed an individual dressed in black approach the building an immediately begin swinging a small wrench against the window.

"For some reason, a miracle, the glass didn't break, which was amazing" Jacobs said. "If you look at this video--the anger in those swings--it's deeply concerning for not only myself but for the Jewish community."

After failing to break the office window, the assailant allegedly turned to the company truck, leaving the wrench embedded in a side window.

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CNN cuts photojournalist pictured embracing Hamas leader in Gaza

CNN announced it has cut ties with Gaza-based journalist Hassan Eslaiah over his alleged ties to Hamas.

Eslaiah has been pictured receiving a kiss and an embrace from a Hamas leader in the region. Some reports have also raised questions about how Eslaiah was able to be on the scene of Hamas Oct. 7 massacre in Israel so quickly, though CNN has vehemently denied any foreknowledge of the attack and clarified he was not under their employment at the time.

“We had no prior knowledge of the Oct. 7 attacks. Hassan Eslaiah, a freelance journalist who has worked with a number of international and Israeli outlets, was not working for the network on Oct. 7. As of today, we have severed all ties with him,” CNN said in a statement.

"While we have not at this time found reason to doubt the journalistic accuracy of the work he has done for us, we have decided to suspend all ties with him," it said in a follow-up.

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Israel-Hamas war: At least 6 Iranian proxy fighters killed by U.S. forces

A senior U.S. defense official told Fox News that at least 6 Iranian proxy fighters were killed in the U.S.'s attacks on Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) stations in the Middle East Sunday.

The IRGC stations are located in the Syrian cities of Abu Kamal and Mayadin, according to Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin. The buildings were reportedly a safe house and training facility, but a senior defense source told Fox that the safe house functioned as a headquarters.

An official told Fox that secondary explosions were seen at one of the locations, suggesting that there was a large amount of flammable ammo or weapons in the facility.

Referencing the two previous recent strikes that the U.S. military had against Iran-backed targets, the U.S. official said that, “This one will hurt them a lot more than the past strikes."

Austin said that the airstrikes were "in response to continued attacks against U.S. personnel in Iraq and Syria."

"The President has no higher priority than the safety of U.S. personnel, and he directed today’s action to make clear that the United States will defend itself, its personnel, and its interests," Austin's statement read.

Fox News Digital's Jennifer Griffin and Andrea Vacchiano contributed to this report.

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Israel Ministry of Defense reveals first operational 'Arrow' interception during Swords of Iron war

The Israel Ministry of Defense has published footage showing the operational launch of an "Arrow" interceptor during the "Swords of Iron" war.

"The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) in the Ministry of Defense's Directorate of Defense R&D (DDR&D) captured the operational launch in southern Israel," a Ministry of Defense Spokesperson said. "The Israeli Air Force's Air and Missile Defense Array executed the launch and intercepted the designated target."

Fox News' Landon Minon contributed to this report

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Israeli soldiers eliminate 7 terrorists within 10 minutes: IDF

The Israeli Defense Forces announced that soldiers from the Golani Brigade eliminated seven terrorists within ten minutes.

The IDF said this was possible because of its access to "quick and efficient intelligence in the field."

"Another example of quick coordination that took place in the Defense and Operations Center, is the elimination of the commander of the Naser Radwan Company, the terrorist Ahmed Siam," the IDF said in a press release.

"On Friday morning (November 10th, 2023), ADAN Givati received an indication of the unusual presence of Ahmed Siam at a school in northern Gaza," the IDF continued. "It was revealed that Ahmed Siam held about a thousand residents of the Gaza Strip as hostages and human shields in the Rantisi hospital and prevented them from evacuating to the south of the Gaza Strip. Cross-checking several layers of research with all the sources confirmed his presence above the ground. At noon, he was targeted by an Air Force aircraft using close coordination."

Fox News' Landon Mion contributed to this report

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