• It is the thirtieth day of the war: more than 9,700 Palestinians have been killed, according to Hamas. 1,400 Israelis; 241 hostages in Gaza.
• Intense attacks on Gaza. Army: “Gaza is besieged and we will enter it within 48 hours.”
• Khamenei meets with Hamas leaders Haniyeh in Iran.
• Netanyahu: “No to a ceasefire until the hostages return to their homes.”
• Words and abbreviations for understanding conflict: Here is the glossary.
• The history of the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis, explained here.
06.22 AM – Palestinian media: “Night bombings in Gaza kill at least 27 people.”
At least 27 people were killed in overnight bombings in Gaza. This was supported by the Palestinian Wafa News Agency, as reported by Al Jazeera. In detail, at least 15 people were martyred in the Tal Al-Sultan neighborhood in the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip. 10 other people were also martyred in Al-Zawaida in the central Gaza Strip, while two others were martyred in an attack on a house in the Jabalia refugee camp. “The authorities or emergency services were unable to reach some areas of Gaza due to heavy bombing – Wafa claimed – and the death toll is likely to be higher.”
06:05 am – Family members held hostage by Hamas are in Washington to ask for help
Family members of some Israeli citizens kidnapped by the Palestinian Islamist organization Hamas during the October 7 attack on Israel traveled to Washington to demand the release of their family members and more assistance from US and international authorities. Family members of the hostages gathered in front of the American Red Cross headquarters yesterday, carrying pictures of their loved ones who are currently being held by Hamas. Volunteers present at the demonstration distributed leaflets reading “kidnapped” over pictures of those still in the hands of the Palestinian organization. “It has been 30 days and we do not know what conditions they are living in or how they are being treated,” Itay Raviv, one of the speakers at the event, said to the attendees. “We don’t even know if they’re alive or not.” Raviv also referred to the Holocaust, saying: “The world remained silent. Never stay silent again. We need your help to bring our loved ones home.”
04.47 am – Humanitarian Aid in Gaza, Kamala Harris speaks with partner countries
US Vice President Kamala Harris will discuss the Biden administration’s efforts to increase the flow of humanitarian aid to Gaza with foreign leaders. According to what was reported by The Guardian newspaper (quoting Reuters), a phone conversation is scheduled for Monday and will take place while US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is carrying out diplomatic work in the Middle East: after being in Iraq and the West Bank, he is now in Turkey for talks with his counterpart Hakan. Fidan.
03.21 am – UN agencies call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza
Major UN relief agencies and international charities called for an “immediate humanitarian ceasefire” in Gaza. This is what we read in a joint declaration signed by, among others, the leaders of OSHA, UNICEF, the World Food Programme, the World Health Organization, Save the Children and Care International. The memorandum described the situation in Gaza as “terrible” and “unacceptable.”
01.33 am – The United States also deploys a nuclear submarine in the Middle East
The United States is flexing its muscles in the Mediterranean as a deterrent against the expanding conflict between Hamas and Israel: The US military’s Central Command announced on the 10th of this month that an Ohio-class nuclear submarine had been deployed in the area under its responsibility, which extends from northeastern Africa through the Middle East. To Central and South Asia. The letter comes two days after the Navy announced that two aircraft carrier strike groups — the Gerald Ford and the Dwight Eisenhower — launched aircraft and practiced missile defense during a three-day exercise in the Mediterranean.
00:58- Jordan releases aid to Gaza. King Abdullah: “This is our duty.”
Jordanian King Abdullah announced the sending of urgent medical aid to the Gaza Strip by military aircraft: this is the first shipment of humanitarian aid to the besieged area, which has so far only received supplies through the Rafah border crossing. With “Egypt”. “Our brave Air Force personnel sent urgent medical aid to the Jordanian field hospital in Gaza at midnight. “It is our duty to help our brothers and sisters who were injured in the war in Gaza,” King Abdullah II of Jordan said on January 10.
00.17 am – World Food Program: Food supplies sufficient for five days in Gaza
Current supplies of basic food items in Gaza are sufficient for about five more days. This is supported by the World Food Programme, the United Nations food aid agency and the largest humanitarian organization in the world. According to Cindy McCain, Executive Director of the World Food Programme, the situation for the people of Gaza is “catastrophic” because not enough food is being sent to the war zone.
7.58 pm – Army: Gaza City will be besieged within 48 hours
The Israeli army expects that Gaza City will be completely surrounded within 48 hours and that fighting will begin inside the city. The Israeli Defense Forces announces this.
7.37pm – Gaza, militiamen against tanks: Hamas combat techniques and Israeli countermeasures
(By Guido Olimpio) Israeli soldiers involved in Gaza tell her: The enemy is there but it is difficult to see it because it is using its territory as best as possible. The Mujahideen, dressed in civilian clothes, take up positions in a destroyed house, protected by a gate, behind a dilapidated wall and “fire” modified anti-tank RPGs with a double charge. Then they retreat, passing through open gaps in the walls or taking advantage of those created by cannon fire. In some cases, they dive into tunnels.
Some videos released by Hamas record the final moments, as fighters manage to engage armored vehicles up close, apparently undetected by soldiers locked in cockpits with limited visibility. Many experts have emphasized the tactical error committed by the Israeli side, as sending “isolated” tanks between houses without being accompanied by infantry forces is in the interest of the militiamen. An absence determined by the desire not to detect infantrymen and overconfidence in vehicles equipped with anti-missile trophy equipment, cameras and other countermeasures. But nothing, they repeat, can completely replace the reflection and eye of a soldier. It was clearly visible at dawn on October 7, when the digital wall along the Strip was overcome because it was “blind” and guarded by modest forces.
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