Israel-Gaza war live updates: Netanyahu rejects Hamas’s terms for release of hostages

Health officials said the Gaza death toll passed 25,000. Netanyahu rejected what he said were Hamas’s hostage release terms, including the withdrawal of Israeli forces.

By Niha Masih and Annabelle TimsitJanuary 22, 2024

They were ready to give up on Israel. Now they’re all in.

The Hamas attack of Oct. 7 has spurred many liberal Israelis to reassess their relationship with the state.

By Steve Hendrix and Itay SternJanuary 22, 2024

What Netanyahu sees from the river to the sea

The original party platform of Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud party insists that “between the Sea and the Jordan there will be only Israeli sovereignty.”

By Ishaan TharoorJanuary 22, 2024

Search ends for Navy SEALs lost at sea on mission to seize Iranian arms

After an exhaustive search scouring 21,000 square miles off the coast of Somalia, two Navy SEALs reported missing during the boarding of a ship carrying Iranian weapons to Houthi fighters were declared dead by the Pentagon.

By Alex HortonJanuary 21, 2024

Gaza Health Ministry says 25,000 dead; U.S. prepares for military campaign against Houthis

The Biden administration is planning a sustained military campaign targeting the Houthis in Yemen, administration officials told The Washington Post.

By Niha Masih, Leo Sands and Nick ParkerJanuary 21, 2024

The Conflict Explained

Here are the hostages released by Hamas and those remaining in Gaza

Some 110 hostages held by Hamas have been released; more than 100 are believed still to be in Gaza. Here are names of those released and what we know about remaining hostages.

By Sammy Westfall and Helier CheungJanuary 9, 2024

Who is Hasan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah?

Hasan Nasrallah, the head of Hezbollah, is set to make a speech that could signal how the group may respond to the killing of a senior Hamas leader in Beirut.

By Bryan PietschJanuary 2, 2024

Tracking damage within the Gaza Strip through maps

Analysis of satellite imagery reveals the latest damage across Gaza since the start of the Israel-Gaza war.

By Júlia Ledur and Janice Kai ChenDecember 28, 2023

Iranian-linked militants strike Iraqi base housing U.S. troops

The attack against Ain al-Asad Air Base injured at least one Iraqi service member, Centcom said. Some U.S. personnel were evaluated for traumatic brain injuries.

By Justine McDaniel, Annabelle Timsit, Louisa Loveluck and Mustafa SalimJanuary 21, 2024

Growing Oct. 7 ‘truther’ groups say Hamas massacre was a false flag

Denial of Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack on Israel is spreading. The untrue narrative seeded on social media from TikTok to Reddit is bleeding into the real world.

By Elizabeth DwoskinJanuary 21, 2024

American teen killed in West Bank, leaving mosque ‘devastated’ back home

Tawfic Hafeth Abdel Jabbar, a 17-year-old who grew up in the New Orleans area, was killed Friday in the West Bank, according to a relative.

By Heidi Pérez-Moreno, Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff and Sufian TahaJanuary 21, 2024

Iran accuses Israel of deadly Syria strike

Most of the missiles fired at al-Assad Air Base in Iraq were intercepted by air defenses, while others landed on the base, according to U.S. officials.

By Andrew Jeong, Kelsey Ables, Victoria Bisset, Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff and Justine McDanielJanuary 21, 2024

War in Gaza is making childbirth a nightmare

Doctors and aid workers say infant and maternal mortality have spiked.

By Louisa Loveluck, Heba Farouk Mahfouz and Hajar HarbJanuary 21, 2024

As Houthis vow to fight on, U.S. prepares for sustained campaign

U.S. officials say they don’t expect operations in Yemen to last years, but they acknowledge it’s unclear when the Houthis’ military capability will be eroded.

By Missy Ryan, John Hudson and Abigail HauslohnerJanuary 20, 2024

How Houthi attacks on ships in the Red Sea threaten Israel’s economy

In just a few months, Yemen’s Houthis have taken an outsize bite out of global shipping — and have begun to threaten economically their stated target, Israel.

By Bryan PietschJanuary 20, 2024

A kitchen table amputation without anesthetic in Gaza is one of many

The gruesome procedure highlights the daily horrors facing Gazans amid the collapse in their health-care system.

By Heba Farouk Mahfouz and Loveday MorrisJanuary 20, 2024

Why Namibia invoked a century-old German genocide in international court

After Germany defended Israel from charges of genocide, Namibia’s president cited a genocide that the Germans committed in Namibia when it was a German colony.

By DeNeen L. BrownJanuary 20, 2024

Growing number of Senate Democrats question Biden’s Israel strategy

Discomfort with Israel’s onslaught, which started with the party’s liberals, is moving to the Democratic mainstream

By Liz Goodwin and Yasmeen AbutalebJanuary 19, 2024

HuffPost presses White House over ‘smear’ of Gaza story

Spokesman John Kirby later made partial amends, saying the White House didn’t mean to “cast aspersions” on Akbar Shahid Ahmed’s journalism.

By Laura WagnerJanuary 19, 2024

U.S. launches more strikes on Houthis; communications restored in Gaza after week-long outage

U.S. strikes in Yemen Friday targeted “Houthi missile launchers that were ready to launch attacks,” National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told reporters.

By Kelsey Ables, Victoria Bisset, Itay Stern, Adam Taylor and Karen DeYoungJanuary 19, 2024

Deep divisions emerge in Israeli government over Gaza war strategy

A member of the war cabinet said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is selling “illusions.”

By Miriam Berger and Itay Stern January 19, 2024

How Israel’s war in Gaza became a tangled crisis spanning the Middle East

As strikes cascade in the Middle East, experts warn that a simple miscalculation in the “dangerous game” could quickly spiral out of control.

By Adam Taylor and Samuel GranadosJanuary 19, 2024

In Ann Arbor, an Arab and Jewish hub, school board calls for cease-fire

A resolution passed in the Michigan city is probably one of the first instances of a school board weighing in on the Israel-Gaza war.

By Heidi Pérez-MorenoJanuary 19, 2024