Protester critically injured after setting self on fire outside Israeli consulate in Atlanta
A protester was in critical condition Friday after setting themself on fire outside the Israeli consulate in Atlanta, authorities said. A security guard who tried to intervene was also injured, AP reports.
MAE: A hostage from the Gaza Strip with dual citizenship, Israeli and Romanian, has died
The Israeli authorities informed about the death of a person with dual citizenship, Israeli and Romanian, held hostage in the Gaza Strip, announced the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) from Bucharest.
Israel resumes fighting against Hamas in the Gaza Strip
The truce has expired and has not been extended. The Israeli military has announced that it has resumed fighting against Hamas in Gaza and accuses the group of violating the ceasefire and attacking Israel. Bombings happen in the north of the Gaza Strip, and the Israeli army intercepted a rocket launched from the enclave, reports Digi24.ro.
Ukraine's Zelenskiy calls for fortifications in key frontline areas
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy called for faster construction of fortifications in key sectors under pressure from Russian forces, particularly in eastern Ukraine, the focal point of Moscow's advances 21 months into its invasion, Reuters reports.
EU defence spending skyrockets
Fuelled by the ongoing war in Ukraine, the European Union's (EU) military spending reached an unprecedented €270 billion in 2023, marking a significant increase from the €240 billion recorded in 2022. This marks the ninth consecutive year of growth in EU defence expenditures, underscoring the heightened focus on bolstering security capabilities amidst the geopolitical turmoil.
Israel-Hamas ceasefire extended amidst negotiations
In a joint agreement on Thursday, Israel and Hamas decided to extend the ceasefire in their conflict for at least one more day, just moments before the initial six-day truce was set to expire, as reported by Reuters.