Thirty-five Palestinians were killed in an Israeli airstrike

The israel-israeli conflict and the fate of the Kerem Shalom crossing: the case for a U.S. naval vessel

But that crossing has been largely inaccessible because of fighting linked to Israel’s offensive in the nearby city of Rafah. Israel says it has allowed hundreds of trucks to enter, but United Nations agencies say it is usually too dangerous to retrieve the aid on the other side.

The side of the crossing that Egypt doesn’t want to reopen until control of the Gaza side is given to Palestinians. The US and Egypt reached an agreement that diverted traffic through Israel’s Kerem Shalom crossing.

The Israeli government has said that 14,000 militants and 16,000 civilians have been killed in Gaza since the start of the war, without providing evidence.

Hamas claimed to have captured an Israeli soldier during fighting in northern Gaza and released video late Saturday showing a wounded man being dragged through a tunnel. The Israeli military denied any of its soldiers had been captured, and Hamas did not provide any other evidence to substantiate its claim.

A small U.S. military vessel made its way to the southern Israeli city of Ashdod on Saturday after weather sent a strip of docking. The U.S. central command said two of its ships were affected by rough seas and had to anchor near the pier in Gaza.

Instability in Rafah: The impact of Israel’s military offensive on civilians and civilians in the epoch of war

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said Israel must take over Rafah in order to eliminate Hamas’ last remaining battalions and achieve its goal of “total victory” over the militants, who have recently regrouped in other parts of Gaza where the military had already operated.

Netanyahu is being pressured by the Israeli public to negotiate with Hamas for the release of the remaining hostages in order to stop the war and withdraw Israeli troops. Netanyahu, as well as other Israeli leaders, ruled that out.

The police clashed with protesters in Tel Aviv after thousands of people gathered to demand the return of hostages. The protesters called for Netanyahu’s resignation and demanded new elections.

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court requested warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel’s Defense Minister Yoav Gallant after three European countries announced they would recognize a Palestinian state.

On Friday, the International Court of Justice ordered Israel to end its military offensive in Rafah. The top United Nations court also said Israel must give war crimes investigators access to Gaza.

Israel is likely to refuse to comply with the orders, and has criticized the move towards arrest warrants for its leaders. In order to avoid harming civilians, Israel blames Hamas because it operates in dense residential areas.

“People [were] literally burned alive in their tents,” Smith told NPR. “This is unlike anything I have seen in the six-plus weeks I have been back here in Gaza. Truly one of the most horrific massacres to have occurred in recent days here in Rafah and across the Gaza Strip.”

Dr. James Smith, an emergency doctor who is working just outside Rafah, said that the injured were taken to a trauma stabilization center in Tal al-Sultan and then referred to surrounding field hospitals for further treatment. The Israeli military shut down a number of hospitals in Rafah and other cities in the past months.

“At around 6:30 p.m. yesterday, I heard a huge noise. I heard an explosion, it sounded like an earthquake,” he told NPR. “I couldn’t get out of the door so I jumped out of the window and saw injured children… one without a head.”

Gaza Air Strikes: Israel, the U.S., and the Commons – High-level Negotiations between the CIA and the Prime Minister

RAFAH, Gaza — The Gaza health ministry said that an airstrike in Rafah on Sunday killed 35 Palestinians and injured dozens more. Most of the victims killed were women and children, according to the report.

Israeli media reports that officials plan to resume negotiations next week. There were some high level discussions in Paris this weekend between the Israeli Mossad’s David Barnea, the U.S. CIA’s William J. Burns and the Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahma al-Thani.

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