5 May 2024

Israel closes Gaza border crossing after nearby Hamas rocket fire – as ceasefire talks continue

Israel has closed the Kerem Shalom crossing with Gaza after several rockets were fired by Hamas from an area nearby in southern Gaza, according to the Israeli Defence Forces.

Meanwhile – with ceasefire talks now reportedly on a knife-edge – the director of the CIA headed to Qatar to discuss how to exert maximum pressure on Hamas and Israel to continue negotiations. Jane Deith has this.