Infostani Sources- The Israel-Hamas conflict has now entered its third month, with the Ministry of Health of Hamas reporting an additional 350 Palestinian casualties in the past 24 hours. This brings the total death toll over the last two months to 17,177. The official Palestinian news agency “Wafa” reported that an Israeli airstrike on a house in the Maghazi region of central Gaza killed 17 people.
House-to-house fighting is ongoing in Khan Yunis, the second-largest city in Gaza, where Israeli forces are targeting Hamas positions with tanks, armored vehicles, and bulldozers, as per reports from the French news agency AFP. The Israeli army claims to have killed terrorists, destroyed infrastructure, and recovered weapons in targeted attacks in central Khan Yunis. All major cities in the Gaza Strip are reportedly under siege, but the Israeli army is facing strong resistance from Hamas Mujahideen.
Escalation and Tragedy: Updates on the Israel-Hamas Conflict
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a video message, asserts that his army has surrounded the house of Hamas leader Beti Sinwar and vows to capture her soon. A clash with Hamas resulted in the death of a major from the Israeli reserve force, Adi Shani. An anti-tank missile fired from Lebanon killed a 60-year-old Israeli in northern Israel. The Israeli army reports destroying entrances to Hamas’ defense lines and tunnel systems in Gaza and is preparing to fill the tunnels with seawater.
Israeli planes attacked camps in Rafah, southern Gaza, near the Egyptian border, where 1.9 million displaced Palestinians are located. Hamas claims a fierce battle with Israeli forces in Khan Yunis and Beit al-Hayeh. Destroying two Israeli military vehicles in recent clashes. Aid agencies note that displaced people in northern Gaza lack safe places due to the war in the south. An investigation into the shooting of journalists in Lebanon reveals that Israeli tanks targeted them. Prompting human rights organizations to call for prosecuting Israel for war crimes.
Since the end of the ceasefire. 30 members of Al Jazeera families and two CNN journalists’ families have died in Israel’s bombings in Gaza. Doctors Without Borders reports changes in Israeli army actions. Beheading Palestinians in the West Bank instead of other body parts, and a worsening situation in Gaza, hindering aid efforts.
Key Developments in Israel, Gaza, and Regional Tensions
The US Senate rejected a $110 billion funding request for Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan, and border security. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, at COP28, called Israel a spoiled child of the West responsible for Middle East unrest. The US, China, and Turkey expressed concern over Gaza, emphasizing the need for an immediate, peaceful solution. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza.
UN Human Rights Commissioner Volker Turk stated that the crimes of genocide against Palestinians in Gaza have peaked. Israel prevents visits to hide these crimes. The G7 virtual meeting reiterated support for a two-state solution. The US State Department’s Matthew Miller expressed concerns about a security vacuum after Israeli forces withdrew from Gaza. The Israeli army admitted to conducting 10,000 airstrikes on Gaza. During the month of Douma and announced an acceleration of attacks.
The Zionist State’s Minister of Cultural Heritage, Mechai Ya Ho. Called for the execution of Palestinian prisoners and opposed further prisoner exchange agreements. Meanwhile, Yemeni Houthis claimed a fresh ballistic missile attack on Israel, targeting the city of Eilat.