US House of Representatives approves new military aid for Israel

The US House of Representatives on Saturday passed a bill that would provide billions of dollars in new military aid to Israel, which continues to prosecute its war against Hamas despite growing international concern for civilians in Gaza. The news came after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Palestinians to 'act with unity' amid the Gaza war, following hours-long talks with Hamas political chief Ismail Haniyeh in Istanbul, his office said. Read our blog to see how the day's events in the Middle East unfolded.

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