War between Israel and Hamas: Day 58, key events

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Bombardment by Israel

  • War between Israel and Hamas: Day 58, key events. Hundreds of Palestinians have been killed since the truce ended on Friday as the Israeli army has relentlessly bombed different parts of the Gaza Strip. There have been at least 15,207 Palestinian deaths to date, with 6,150 children among them.
  • In the southern cities of Khan Younis and Rafah, more than 30 Palestinians were killed on Sunday morning alone. Over 600 air raids have been conducted by Israel since Friday. Some residents from Khan Younis neighbourhoods have been asked to evacuate to other neighborhoods. Gaza has been divided up into many small blocks as part of a new evacuation system intended to limit civilian casualties.
  • According to reports, Israel may expand its ground offensive to include southern Gaza as well. Palestinians are left without shelter as a result of this and the brutal aerial raids.
  • In the south, in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Hamas fired the most rockets from Gaza since the ceasefire ended. These were intercepted for the most part.
  • In an article published in the Times of Israel, an Israeli official confirmed that Israel plans to create a buffer zone along the Gaza border to prevent further attacks.

The diplomatic process

  • There was an impasse in the talks between Israel and Qatar late Saturday night, as the Mossad delegation that had been sent to Qatar to negotiate was recalled.
  • During the interview, a Hamas official said that negotiations on the exchange of prisoners had come to an end and would not resume until Israel ceased its attacks and handed over all Palestinian prisoners.
  • During his time leading forces against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), U.S. Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said that “you can only win in urban warfare as long as you protect the civilian population”. Aside from that, he emphasized that Washington has always been Israel’s closest ally in the world and will remain so.
  • Emmanuel Macron, the French president, who is currently in Doha to help negotiate a truce, has said that if Israel achieves its security through the sacrifice of Palestinian lives, then there will be no lasting security for it in the region.
  • During his visit to Israel and the occupied West Bank on Saturday, Karim Khan, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), met with political and security leaders. According to Palestinian rights groups, Khan should boycott the visit and explain why he did not visit refugee camps under Israeli bombardment in Gaza during his visit.

The West Bank and humanitarian aid

  • A report by the United Nations on Friday revealed that humanitarian aid had been “largely halted” in Gaza due to the return of Israeli attacks. As part of the report, it said that in the past few days, only a limited amount of flour has been distributed in the areas south of Wadi Gaza.
  • It has also been reported by the UN that the besieged enclave has been without electricity since October 11 based on data shared by the Gaza Electricity Distribution Company. The Palestinians are also still struggling to access water on a daily basis.
  • As for Israeli raids on the West Bank, they haven’t stopped either. More than 250 Palestinians have been killed since October 7 in the occupied territories as a result of a gun attack on Qalqilya, where a 21-year-old Palestinian man was shot dead on Sunday morning.

That news provided by timenews.

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