The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is now entering its sixth day, leaving more than 2,700 dead, with no signs of stopping, as the United States gives Israel the green light to use the weapons it receives from it as it deems appropriate.
Foreign news agencies reported on October 12, 2023 that the Israeli government is under intense pressure from society to destroy Hamas. Which fired missiles and sent fighters to attack several sites on Saturday. Many of the children of Israel were slaughtered while the Palestinians in Gaza had to face attacks from Israel, problems of lack of supplies and energy, Israel closed the borders and the power plants began to run out of fuel.
On the same day, Mr. Hirsi Halevy, Chief of Staff of the Israeli Armed Forces, came out to admit that the army had failed to protect the people around Gaza from surprise attacks launched by Hamas.
Egypt is conducting intensive negotiations with Israel and the United States. To request a way to send aid and fuel through the Rafah checkpoint into the Gaza Strip, which remains closed to arrivals and departures on Thursday, October 12, 2023. However, Egypt opposes opening the way for people to leave Gaza. It claims that the mass exodus of Palestinians will have consequences for the Palestinians themselves.
The Israeli military claims to have dropped more than 6,000 bombs on Gaza since the offensive began on Saturday. It has hit more than 600 targets in the past 24 hours. It targets banks and sites claimed by Israel. Hamas uses it to launch direct attacks against Israel.
Israel imposes a complete siege on the Gaza border. Stopping the transfer of food and fuel supplies from the hands of more than 2.3 million Palestinians, according to Israeli Energy Minister Israel Katz. He announced that no humanitarian aid would be sent until the hostages were captured by Hamas. will be released
Israel also plans to attack Gaza from the ground, according to Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant. He told the soldiers this and Hamas said: “We will attack from the air, then we will attack from the ground.” A ground attack would be a disaster for the Israeli army.
While Israel and Lebanon support Hamas, there are still sporadic counterattacks across the border. The media also reported this, and Israeli planes bombed Damascus and Aleppo airports. And Syria as well. If its authenticity is confirmed, this will be the first Israeli attack on Syria since the start of the recent conflict with Palestine.
Loss of life
Officials in the Palestinian health sector confirmed on Thursday. At least 1,417 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza and more than 6,200 others have been injured since the fighting began. Nearly 450 children and 250 women died.
This was stated by the Israeli side and the number of Israeli deaths rose to no less than 1,300, including 222 soldiers and more than 3,300 wounded.
In addition, more foreigners died in combat. Recently, this was confirmed and another Thai died, bringing the total to 21. A number of Americans died, bringing the total to 25. Another 17 people have not been found. 17 people from the UK are missing and possibly dead. France confirmed that the death toll had risen to 12 civilians and 16 others were missing, while Turkey and Estonia also found one dead person.
The Israeli attacks also led to the number of displaced people in the Gaza Strip rising to more than 338,000, according to the United Nations.
The governments of many countries are trying to remove civilians from Israel. For example, Thailand has repatriated 35 civilians, and India plans to use chartered planes to fly about 230 people from Tel Aviv.
Mr. Antony Blinken visited Israel on Thursday (October 12) and met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, where Blinken said he did not come only as US Secretary of State. But also as a Jew he understands the suffering of Jews from Hamas attacks.
While Mr. Lloyd Austin, Secretary of Defense of the United States, told reporters in Brussels, Belgium, that the United States did not set conditions for the use of weapons that Israel received from the United States. “Israel has a professional army. “We hope and expect that they will do the right thing.”
Austin said that the United States is working to provide everything Israel needs, even as it continues to support the fighting in Ukraine, and added: “The United States can withdraw and chew gum at the same time.”
Mr. Jan Ekland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council, came out to demand that Israel lift the blockade. Its willingness to establish a demilitarized zone in the Gaza Strip to help people in distress and requests the international community to help facilitate negotiations for the immediate release of people detained by both sides.
Mr. Olaf Schulz, Chancellor of Germany, welcomed the visit of the Emir of Qatar to discuss the fate of the hostages, stressing that the Hamas movement is fully responsible for their safety, and recognizing the Qatari role. Who was a mediator in conflict resolution in the past
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he was in contact with leaders in the east. To warn the two influential parties in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Avoid escalating the situation. Until the fighting spread to other areas, he also called for the immediate opening of supplies and fuel to Gaza.
Meanwhile, Mr. James Cleverly, Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom travel to Obakim City. Southern Israel This was one of the sites attacked by Hamas on Saturday. By the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs posted a video via which Mr Cleverly had to run to avoid him in the building. After sounding sirens to warn of the attack.
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