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The Israeli military said Hezbollah fired about 215 projectiles against northern Israel this morning, setting off sirens across the area and setting fires. Officials downplayed the large number, saying there were no injuries.

A building in the al-Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza was hit by an Israeli airstrike on Monday, with footage showing the moment of impact.

“Israel has offered a comprehensive new proposal.” -Joe Biden, May 31st

“Conditions for ending the war have not changed … the destruction of Hamas military and governing capabilities, the freeing of all hostages and ensuring that Gaza no longer poses a threat to Israel.” -Bibi Netanyahu, May 31st

He should not have security clearance. That’s just common sense,” a former Special Forces officer warned after Rep. Brian Mast showed up to work in an Israeli military uniform.

Brian Mast, a member of the United States Congress seated on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, showed up for work this October 13 clad in the uniform of the Israeli military. 

The Israeli military raid on the Nuseirat camp, in which soldiers hid in an aid truck to rescue a handful of hostages and in the process killed more than 270 Palestinians, violates international laws, experts say.

After tarrying for almost two weeks, Hamas finally delivered its response to the latest Israeli-American offer for a hostage deal. Not surprisingly, Hamas continues to demand a total cessation of hostilities in the Gaza Strip, as well as international guarantees that Israel will abide by its commitments, two things it will apparently not receive.

"This war was necessary for the region, because it thwarted attempts at normalization with the Zionist entity and its control over the region," Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei said earlier this month, explaining the strategic importance he attributes to the war in the Gaza Strip.