Netanyahu: “We are ready to enter Gaza and expand the attack.” But the army will not begin “major military operations” until after civilians leave Gaza, an IDF spokesman told CNN. The goal of the attack is to occupy the northern sector. Two Hamas leaders were killed: The leaders who were eliminated were Abu Murad and Ali al-Qadi, one of the leaders of the Nakba Force. Effects of white phosphorus bullets. Blinken requests the reopening of the Rafah crossing to evacuate the Americans, but Egypt waits: First, he agrees to the passage of humanitarian aid. “Today, American Minister Blinken is on a mission to Cairo.” .Bombs on the convoy in the “Safe Passage”, victims of women and children. Pope Francis moves to take the hostages. The United States sends a second aircraft carrier.
China: “Israel’s actions go beyond self-defense”
Yesterday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a telephone conversation with his Saudi counterpart, Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, to discuss the crisis in the Middle East, noting that Israel’s actions “go beyond the scope of self-defense.” While Tel Aviv must “seriously listen to the calls of the international community and the Secretary-General of the United Nations to stop the collective punishment of the people of Gaza.” According to a diplomatic note issued in Beijing today, they both “expressed their concerns about the situation in Israel and Gaza.”
Chinese Special Envoy Zhai: “The potential for the conflict to expand is very worrying”
Chai’s departure comes as Israel prepares to launch a ground offensive against Hamas militants in Gaza. In an interview with CCTV, Zhai stated, “The possibility of the conflict expanding and relapsing towards the outside world is very worrying. Yesterday, in a phone call with his American counterpart Anthony Blinken, Wang called on the United States to” and called for “to play a constructive and responsible role” in the conflict, He urged “to hold an international peace meeting as soon as possible to promote the achievement of broad consensus” on the establishment of two states, which is the only solution to lay the foundations for peace. Stable and lasting peace. Chinese official statements continue not to specifically mention Hamas in their condemnation of violence, which defines the ongoing conflict between Palestinians and Israelis.
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Zhai Jun, China’s special envoy to the Middle East to push for peace talks
Chinese special envoy Zhai Jun will visit the Middle East next week to push for a ceasefire in the conflict between Israel and Hamas and promote peace talks. State network CCTV reported that Zhai “will visit the Middle East with the aim of coordinating with various parties to achieve a ceasefire, protect civilians, alleviate the situation and promote peace talks.” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi expected Zhai’s visit on Friday, during the press conference with his European counterpart Josep Borrell, at the conclusion of the strategic dialogue between China and the European Union.
The United States sends ground attack aircraft to the Middle East
US Central Command announced that A-10 ground attack support aircraft will soon join F-15 aircraft already deployed in the region. CNN reported this.
Israel: “Major operations do not take place until civilians are evacuated”
An Israeli military spokesman told CNN that Israel will not launch “major military operations” until after civilians leave Gaza. “The important thing to focus on is that we will only begin major military operations when we see that civilians have left the area,” said Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus. “It’s really important that people in Gaza know that we were very generous with time. We gave enough notice, more than 25 hours.”
Moscow calls for a UN vote on the ceasefire resolution on Monday
Russia called on the UN Security Council to vote on Monday on a draft resolution on the conflict between Israel and Hamas that calls for a humanitarian ceasefire and condemns violence against civilians and all acts of terrorism. The Jerusalem Post wrote so. Russian Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations Dmitry Polyansky said he expected the resolution to be voted on on Monday at 3 p.m.
Journalists massacre: 12 dead, 8 wounded, and 2 missing
Twelve journalists killed, eight injured and two missing: This is the tragic toll of the conflict in the Middle East over the past week, compiled by the Committee to Protect Journalists, the New York-based American organization that defends freedom of information. all over the world. The latest victim is Hossam Mubarak, a correspondent for the Hamas-linked Al-Aqsa Radio, who was killed on Friday in an Israeli air strike in northern Gaza. Issam Abdullah, a Reuters videographer in Beirut, was killed during clashes between Lebanon and Israel.
Reuters journalists are exposed to Israeli bombing on the border with Lebanon
Medical examiners in Israel: dismembered bodies, rape and a decapitated child
Corpses without arms and legs, a decapitated child, and extensive marks of torture and rape: this is the picture described by Israeli medical examiners who told journalists about the conditions in which many victims of the Hamas attack on October 7 were found. Reported by Reuters. About 1,300 bodies were transferred to the Ramla military base in Israel for identification. 90% of dead soldiers have names, but for civilians identification will take much longer. Israeli employees who met with reporters spoke of mutilated bodies, amputated limbs, and signs of torture.
Iran threatens to respond to Israel if “crimes continue”
He added: “If the Zionist regime’s crimes against the Palestinian people continue, no one can guarantee that the situation in the region will remain as it is.” The Wall Street Journal reported, citing Iranian media. Tehran’s warning to Israel comes after a meeting in Doha, Qatar, between Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian and Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh.
An Israeli raid on Aleppo airport, wounding five
Five people were injured in an Israeli attack on Aleppo airport. Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said that the air strikes came “from the direction of the sea,” without specifying whether the five wounded were civilians.
CNN: The Gaza Ministry will not evacuate hospitals
The Minister of Health in Gaza will not abandon his hospitals, “even if they are demolished above our heads.” This was reported by CNN, citing a spokesman for the Palestinian Ministry. This announcement came in response to the Israeli army’s order for the Palestinian people to leave Gaza in light of an imminent military attack.
Egypt links the departure of Americans from Gaza to the entry of humanitarian aid
The agreement between Washington and Cairo to allow more than 500 Americans to leave Gaza through the Rafah crossing has been halted. Egypt has made clear that it will only give the green light if humanitarian aid can flow in the opposite direction, according to the Wall Street Journal. The agreement stipulated five o’clock in the evening on Saturday as the last time for the crossing, but the crossing remained closed.
US State Department: 29 American citizens killed and 15 missing
The US State Department confirmed that 29 American citizens were killed in the conflict between Israel and Hamas and that 15 citizens are missing. This was reported by NBC. “We offer our sincere condolences to the victims and the families of all those affected,” the spokesman said, adding that the ministry would not comment further on the identities of those killed or the circumstances of their deaths. “The U.S. government is working around the clock to determine their whereabouts and is cooperating with the Israeli government in every aspect of the hostage crisis, including sharing information and sending experts from across the U.S. government to advise the Israeli government on hostage recovery efforts.” he added.
The Israeli army bombs a tunnel in Gaza
The Israeli military spokesman announced that Hamas activists were seen emerging from a tunnel in Gaza. Haaretz newspaper reported that the tunnel was attacked by a military aircraft and the militants were killed. The army attacked other sites in the Strip, most notably the suburbs of Jabalia, Al-Zaytoun, Al-Furqan, and Beit Hanoun.
Netanyahu: “We are ready to enter Gaza.” Two Hamas leaders were killed
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The United States sends a second aircraft carrier to the Israeli region
The United States sends a second aircraft carrier to the eastern Mediterranean. This was announced by the American television channel ABC, citing sources in the American administration. The sources said that the USS Eisenhower aircraft carrier strike group will move to the eastern Mediterranean to join the USS Ford aircraft carrier strike group, which arrived in the region earlier this week.
Hezbollah Channel: The Israeli attack on Aleppo Airport
Aleppo Airport in Syria was attacked by two missiles: This was reported by Al-Mayadeen TV channel, which is close to Hezbollah, and attributed the attack to Israel. Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said it was “an Israeli air strike coming from the direction of the sea.” A similar attack occurred on Aleppo and Damascus airports two days ago.
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