Breaking news on the 100th day of the Israeli war on Gaza

The Israeli occupation marked the 100th day its occupation of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank continued, and the day saw signs of civil strife in Israel, amid US frustration with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Before the end of the day, the spokesman for the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Abu Ubaida, released an audio and video recorded speech for the first time since November 23.

He confirmed that al-Qassam had targeted and destroyed 1,000 Israeli military vehicles during the 100-day Israeli war in the Gaza Strip.

He insisted that any talks would have no value other than ending the occupation against the Palestinian people.

A series of bombings and an international alert

On the 100th day, the occupation continued its attacks and artillery and aerial bombardments in the Gaza Strip, killing at least 125 martyrs within 24 hours, bringing the total number of martyrs since the beginning of the war to about 24 thousand.

International bodies and organizations have warned of the seriousness of the humanitarian situation in Gaza, including Doctors Without Borders, which expressed its “concern” about the spread of infectious diseases.

Meanwhile, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) reported that residents of Gaza lived for 100 days as if they had lived for 100 years.


Israeli statistics

The occupation army's death toll has risen to 523 officers and soldiers in the Gaza Strip since October 7, while the Palestinian opposition says the Israeli army's death toll is higher than reported.

For its part, the Israeli Medical Association registered 100,000 requests for psychological help in Israel during the war.

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Israel's Channel 12 reported that 11,000 rockets have been fired at Israel since the war on Gaza began on October 7.

The channel indicated that 9,000 of the aforementioned missiles were launched from the Gaza Strip and the remaining number from Lebanon.

The Israeli military announced that it had bombed 30,000 “targets” in the Gaza Strip and 3,400 “targets” in Lebanon since the war began on October 7.

The occupation army said that since October 7, 970 wounded soldiers have been evacuated by helicopters and around 1,700 by ambulances. He explained that since the beginning of the war, 295,000 soldiers and officers had been recruited from the reserve ranks.

He also said he had arrested 2,300 Palestinians from the Gaza Strip, some of whom he said had participated in the October 7 attack on Israel (al-Aqsa flood).


Internal conflicts

Internal disagreements among decision-makers in Israel surfaced, with war council member Benny Gantz appearing at a demonstration for the families of Israeli prisoners.

Demonstrators – in which Gantz took part – chanted for the government's resignation and immediate elections, and called for the rescue of their children to be prioritized and for the resumption of negotiations with Hamas to achieve this.

Avigdor Lieberman, head of the “Israel Our Home” party, criticized the Israeli government led by Benjamin Netanyahu.

“The current government can no longer lead the people and we must form a new government,” Lieberman said in press reports.

On the other hand, Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth said that people close to US President Joe Biden believe that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is prolonging the war on Gaza for political and personal reasons.

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U.S. news website Axios reported that Biden and Netanyahu last spoke on December 23, with the U.S. president hanging up on Netanyahu and ending the call.

On the economic impact, the Gaza war has led to a 1.1% decline in economic growth for the current year, according to Reuters, an Israeli draft budget.

A revised draft of the Israeli budget showed an increase in the deficit as a percentage of GDP to 6.6%, the agency said.


West Bank

In the West Bank, a Palestinian was killed and another wounded by Israeli bullets during a shootout near a settlement north of the city of Hebron. The occupation army arrested and abused many Palestinians, including the two sisters of the deputy head of the office, Martyr Saleh al-Aruri.Politics of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas).

Al Jazeera's correspondent confirmed that in Jenin, in the northern West Bank, there were armed clashes between Palestinian resistance fighters and occupation forces in the northern West Bank.

Lebanon leads

In the north, Israel announced that it had killed gunmen who had infiltrated the Golan from Lebanon, and five soldiers were wounded and taken to Rambam Hospital in an armed clash on the northern border early Sunday, the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation reported.

Israeli media reported that a female settler was killed by a missile fired from Lebanon, which hit a building in the town of Yuval in the Upper Galilee.

The Houthis and the US-British bombing

Houthi-affiliated media reported renewed US and British bombing of areas in Yemen, and while Britain said it was ready to carry out further attacks on Houthi targets, the UN ambassadors to Yemen and China and Djibouti expressed their concern, and Iran also warned. Any country against participating in strikes.

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