Israel–Hamas war hostage crisis

UN 'shocked' at civilian toll of Israeli operation to free hostages

The U.N. voiced alarm on Tuesday at the civilian toll of Israel's rescue of four hostages in Gaza, and the fact that Palestinian armed groups are holding captives there.

The United Nations rights office said acts committed by both Israelis and Palestinians "may amount to war crimes".

UN Security Council Adopts Ceasefire Resolution for Gaza Strip

The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution calling for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. With 14 votes in favor and 1 against, the American proposal for a truce between Israel and Hamas was approved. The resolution supports Joe Biden's peace proposal, which Washington claims has already been accepted by the Israeli side.

Türkiye welcomes UN Security Council's adoption of Gaza ceasefire resolution

Türkiye welcomes the United Nations Security Council's adoption of a resolution aimed at reaching a comprehensive cease-fire deal to end the war in Gaza, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

"We consider the United Nations Security Council Resolution to establish a ceasefire as an important step towards ending the massacres in Gaza," the statement read.

Israel says ready to resume truce talks as strikes ravage Gaza

Israel bombed Gaza on Thursday even as it said it was ready to resume stalled talks on a truce and hostage release deal with Hamas to pause the war raging since Oct. 7.

Global pressure for a ceasefire has mounted on Israel and its Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as three European countries said Wednesday they would recognise a Palestinian state.

Quest for Peace: Hamas Contemplates Truce Amid Ceasefire Talks

Efforts persist to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, with the latter considering a proposed 40-day truce from Israel. The proposal entails the release of Israeli hostages in exchange for the ceasefire, prompting Hamas to deliberate over its response. US President Joe Biden has engaged in discussions with leaders from Qatar and Egypt to facilitate peace talks.