THE CONFLICT between the Israeli army and Hamas has entered its 45th day. At least eight people were killed in an attack by Israeli forces on an Indonesian hospital in the Gaza Strip, Al Jazeera reported.
Friendly fire: The IDF had several deadly incidents in Gaza
The Israel Defense Forces have had a number of incidents of so-called “friendly fire” during the fighting in the Gaza Strip, some with deadly results, according to Israeli security sources.
There are currently thousands of infantry, tanks and other troops in Gaza during the Israeli ground offensive, operating in dense neighborhoods of Gaza City.
The military said it is constantly assessing ongoing fighting, including cases of friendly fire, and is quickly applying lessons learned. Sixty-six soldiers have been killed in Gaza since the ground invasion began on October 27.
IDF: Hamas manufactured rockets under the mosque
The Israeli army (IDF) announced today that it found a facility under the mosque in the Zeytun neighborhood of Gaza City that the Palestinian militant group Hamas allegedly uses to manufacture rockets.
12,000 Palestinians killed in Gaza
The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced today that the number of Palestinians killed has risen to 12,916, while the number of wounded has reached around 32,850, since the start of the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip on October 7.
Raisi wrote to the leaders of 50 countries
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi sent a letter to the leaders of 50 countries, urging them to influence Israel to stop attacks on the Gaza Strip.
Raisi’s message about the call for a ceasefire in Gaza was sent to the Russian and Chinese presidents, as well as to the leaders of Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Turkey and South Africa, TASS reported.
IDF intelligence: Captured Hamas members reveal tunnel locations
Israel Defense Forces (IDF) intelligence questioned a total of about 500 Palestinians, including about 300 operatives from Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other groups, which revealed the locations of Hamas underground tunnels and that the group was using civilians as human shields.
The intelligence service issued millions of calls to civilians to evacuate the northern Gaza Strip, according to the IDF.
The IDF said dozens of Arabic-speaking intelligence soldiers are on the ground in the Gaza Strip alongside combat units and are conducting field investigations and providing intelligence to the force.
The intelligence service – Unit 504 – doubled its staff amid the fighting and established a new unit for southern Israel, The Times of Israel reported.
The IDF released a video of the destruction of the tunnel (VIDEO)
The Israeli army released a video of the destruction of Hamas tunnels in the Gaza Strip.
IDF: Hezbollah launched 25 rockets and three kamikaze drones in one hour
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) announced that Hezbollah from Lebanon launched about 25 rockets and three kamikaze drones at several locations in the north of Israel in one hour.
The announcement states that the Israeli air defense system “Iron Dome” intercepted three rockets, while the rest fell on open areas.
The IDF adds that there were no injuries in the attacks and that it responds to the attacks with artillery shelling.
Ankara: The arrival of evacuees from Gaza is expected
Nearly 200 evacuees from Gaza are expected to arrive in Turkey, including dozens of patients who will receive medical treatment there, a spokesman for the Turkish Ministry of Health and Foreign Affairs said, according to Reuters.
Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said 61 patients, accompanied by 49 relatives, arrived in Ankara today after initially fleeing to Egypt on Sunday.
– I think that the steps we took made, albeit a very small, contribution in terms of protecting human dignity – Koca told reporters at the airport in Ankara, where he visited the injured.
He added that the priority for evacuation is now children from Gaza, babies, and wounded civilians.
Turkey’s health minister announced last week that Ankara wants to receive nearly 1,000 cancer patients, mostly from a Turkish-Palestinian hospital that was closed due to Israeli attacks.
The first 27 patients arrived in Turkey last Thursday, and so far a total of 150 patients, mostly cancer patients, have arrived in Ankara.
The former head of the New York Stock Exchange bought the media company Coindesk
The company led by former head of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Tom Farley announced today that it has acquired 100 percent of the cryptocurrency-oriented media company Coindesk, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports.
As previously reported by Fox News, Farley recently showed interest in buying the failed crypto exchange FTX.
Tom Farley is the CEO of the successful cryptocurrency trading platform Bullish, which two years after its launch was ranked among the top four in terms of daily trading volume of bitcoin and yttrium at spot prices, the WSJ reports.
– We expect that cryptocurrency exchanges that accept regulation will be the leaders of the trend and digital assets will soon become the main type of asset – said Farley.
World Children’s Day as a reminder of the 5,500 Palestinian children killed in Gaza
World Children’s Day is marked today amid Israeli attacks on Gaza, which according to Palestinian officials have killed 5,500 children since October 7, which is one child killed every 10 minutes, Al Jazeera reports.
In addition to the official number of children killed, it is assumed that another 1,900 are dead under the rubble. Around 9,000 children have been injured since the beginning of the conflict, most with serious and long-term injuries.
Of the 2.3 million inhabitants of Gaza, half are children, and a total of 70 percent of the victims are women and children, while it is estimated that the percentage of civilian victims is over 90 percent.
Israel: Three Hamas commanders killed in an airstrike
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said that three Hamas operatives were killed during the night, the Times of Israel reports.
As stated, the airstrikes were carried out after Shin Bet and the Directorate of Military Intelligence provided information on the location of Palestinian militants.
The Nahal Brigade, according to reports from the Israel Defense Forces, allegedly identified a building used by Hamas as a weapons depot and destroyed it in a bombardment.
In talks with Abbas and Netanyahu, Macron condemned the violence against the Palestinians
French President Emmanuel Macron condemned the violence against Palestinian civilians in the West Bank in telephone conversations with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the French Presidency announced.
The statement states that Macron told Abbas that it is necessary for the Palestinian Authority and all countries in the region to unequivocally and with the greatest determination condemn the terrorist attack carried out by Hamas in Israel on October 7.
The French presidency states that Macron said in a conversation with Netanyahu that there were “too many civilian casualties” in Gaza.
Ministers of Arab and Islamic countries from Beijing called for a truce in Gaza
The ministers of the Arab and Islamic countries called today from Beijing for an urgent ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and the delivery of humanitarian aid to that Palestinian enclave.
The head of Chinese diplomacy, Wang Yi, said during a meeting with diplomats from Arab and Muslim countries that the international community must take urgent measures to stop the “humanitarian disaster” unfolding in Gaza, reports the Guardian.
– Let’s work together to quickly calm the situation in Gaza and restore peace in the Middle East as soon as possible – said Wang.
He confirmed that China fully supports the call to accept the two-state solution.
Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan al Saud said the international community should take responsibility and stop Israel.
A delegation of Arab ministers, which is scheduled to meet with official representatives of all permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, is also trying to pressure the West to reject Israeli justifications that military actions against the Palestinians are an act of self-defense, Reuters reports.
At an extraordinary joint Islamic-Arab summit in Riyadh earlier this month, an end to the blockade of Gaza, access to humanitarian aid and a halt to arms sales to Israel were requested, Reuters recalls.
It also called on the International Criminal Court to investigate, as stated, “war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by Israel in the Palestinian territories.”
A new round of humanitarian aid from Russia to Gaza
Russia will deliver another 27 tons of humanitarian aid to the residents of the Gaza Strip.
The Minister of Defense of Israel spoke
Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant said that Lebanon’s Hezbollah has fired more than 1,000 missiles at Israel since the beginning of the conflict.
An attack on an Indonesian hospital in the Gaza Strip
At least eight people were killed in the overnight attack by Israeli forces on an Indonesian hospital in the Gaza Strip, “Al Jazeera” reported. According to reports, at least two doctors were wounded, and the second floor of the hospital was damaged.
The hospital is under siege, surrounded by Israeli tanks.
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