Violent and bloody Israeli bombing of Gaza and the US ambassador to Israel


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The Israeli military intensified its bombardment of Gaza on Sunday, targeting the Nusirat camp, killing 31 people, according to Civil Defense in the Strip, as US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan discusses the coming war on the Jewish state. It has been going on for over seven months.

In the eighth month of the war between Israel and Hamas, which has so far claimed the lives of 35,456 people in Gaza, most of them civilians, the Israeli military said Hamas had reorganized its ranks as fighting resumed in Jabalia (north). According to witnesses, clashes continue in Rafah (south).

The Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza said “70 martyrs and 110 wounded have been counted in the last 24 hours,” bringing the total number of wounded to 79,476.

For its part, the Civil Defense in the Gaza Strip confirmed that Israeli bombing targeted a house in the Nusirat refugee camp. His spokesman, Mahmoud Bassal, told Agence France-Presse, “Civil security teams in the Central Governorate were able to rescue 31 martyrs and 20 wounded from a house belonging to the Hassan family targeted by Israeli occupation forces in Nusirat camp. .”

“The search for the missing persons is still ongoing,” he stressed.

The Arab National Hospital (Al-Baptist) said three people were killed in an Israeli attack on a school housing displaced people in the al-Taraj neighborhood east of Gaza City, in the north of the besieged and devastated Palestinian territory.

– Against a “superpower” –

Also, witnesses said there were explosions and continued fighting overnight in Jabalia, in the northern Gaza Strip, after the Israeli army ordered the evacuation of additional neighborhoods, accusing the Islamist movement (Hamas) of firing rockets south of the Hebrew state. In the past days.

The Israeli military announced several months ago that it had “destroyed the military structure” of Hamas in the northern Gaza Strip, but on Friday it again told Agence France-Presse that “the movement was under the full control of Jabaliya until a few days after our arrival. Before.”

“I appeal to everyone who has an ounce of humanity,” Abu Nabil, a resident of Jabaliya, told AFP. Massacres are happening here. Children turn into pieces. What is wrong with these children and women? I don’t understand, do you think you are fighting a superpower? “I swear it’s civilians that die.”

In the southern Gaza Strip, the army announced it was intensifying its operations in Rafah, where Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pushing for a major ground offensive, which he considers necessary to eliminate the Hamas movement in its last major “defences”.

On May 7, the Israeli army began a ground incursion into the densely populated city near the border with Egypt, despite widespread international opposition.

Since the Israeli order to evacuate the eastern parts of the city on May 6, some “800,000” Palestinians have been “forced to leave”, according to the United Nations.

The al-Qassam Brigades, the Hamas movement’s military wing, said it targeted Israeli forces at the Rafah crossing with mortar shells and that clashes took place in the east and southeast of the governorate.

For its part, the army announced on Saturday that it had killed two more soldiers, bringing its death toll to 282 since it launched a ground offensive in Gaza on October 27.

Fighting erupted in the Gaza Strip on October 7, after Hamas launched an attack on Israeli territory that killed 1,170 people, most of them civilians, according to a census conducted by Agence France-Presse based on official Israeli data.

About 250 hostages were taken in the attack, 124 of whom are still in Gaza, and the military says 37 were killed, according to Israeli estimates.

The Israeli blockade and restrictions on the entry of humanitarian aid have led to severe food shortages and warnings of starvation for 2.4 million people.

– Disagreements-

Politically, Israel’s main ally, the United States, announced that National Security Adviser Jack Sullivan would visit the Jewish state on Sunday.

The visit coincides with deepening divisions among Israeli political elements as wartime government minister Benny Gantz threatened to resign on Saturday if Netanyahu did not approve a post-war plan for the Gaza Strip.

Earlier, Defense Minister Yoav Galant called on Netanyahu to “immediately prepare” an “alternative to Hamas” in Gaza, calling on him to declare that “Israel will not impose civilian control on the Gaza Strip.”

Netanyahu, who has so far refused to discuss the post-war period, quickly responded to Gantz, saying his demands “have a clear meaning: the end of the war, the defeat of Israel, the release of most of the hostages.” , leave Hamas intact and establish a Palestinian state.”

Meanwhile, many Israelis protested in Tel Aviv, demanding the return of the hostages. They were carrying placards saying ‘Send them back to their country’.

– Rare humanitarian aid –

On the humanitarian level, aid deliveries have almost completely stopped since the Israeli army took control of the Rafah crossing and closed it.

It comes as talks on a ceasefire sponsored by the US, Egypt and Qatar over the release of hostages and an increase in humanitarian aid to Gaza have reached an impasse.

With major land routes closed or operating to a limited extent, some relief supplies have begun arriving in Gaza via a temporary floating port established by the United States.

But humanitarian organizations and the rest of the United Nations insist that aid by sea or air cannot replace aid coming in by land.

In this regard, United Nations humanitarian coordinator Martin Griffiths said on Sunday that the ban on aid to Gaza is forecasting “horrendous” consequences, warning of famine in the besieged area.

“If the fuel runs out and the aid doesn’t reach those who need it, that’s the famine we’ve been talking about for a long time,” Griffiths told Agence France-Presse in the Qatari capital Doha. Looming on the horizon no longer looms.” “It will be there.”

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