More than 50% of Gaza population at risk of death and starvation by July, Israel ready for “powerful action” near Lebanon: 243 days of war

A United Nations report warns that more than half of the population of the Gaza Strip could face death and hunger “until mid-Julyâ€. The document indicates that the situation results from the “devastating impact of the ongoing conflict, the strong restrictions on access to goods and the collapse of local agri-food systems†.

The Israeli Prime Minister warned that Israel is prepared for “a very powerful action†on the northern border, where fighting with the Lebanese Hezbollah movement is daily. “We are ready for a very powerful operation in the north. One way or another, we will reestablish security in the region,” said Benjamin Netanyahu, during a visit near the border with Lebanon.

The United States warned Israel that an “escalation†of the conflict in Lebanon would compromise its security. “We do not want to see an escalation of the conflict, which would only cause more loss of human life, both Israeli and Lebanese, and would significantly harm Israel’s security and stability in the region,†declared the spokesperson of the State Department, Matthew Miller.

Other news of the day:

⇒ The Minister of the Israeli War Cabinet, Benny Gantz, escalated criticism of Benjamin Netanyahu, for not having met with the president of the Chamber of Kiryat Shmona, on the border with Lebanon. Gantz demands that the head of the Government call the mayor, apologizing and inviting him to a meeting, to address the situation of the area’s residents. Netanyahu’s office responded by stressing that the prime minister’s visit to the northern border was strictly military in nature and to understand the security situation.

⇒ The Israeli army announced that it has extended attacks to the center of the Gaza Strip, where it says it has taken control of areas east of the al-Bureij refugee camp and the city of Deir al-Balah. “Troops are operating against underground and external terrorist infrastructures and destroying rocket launch sites. The troops achieved operational control of the area, eliminated terrorists on the ground and in the air and located several tunnel mouths,” he said in a statement.

“The organization Doctors Without Borders indicated that the Al Aqsa hospital, in the center of the Gaza Strip, received at least 70 deaths and 300 injured in the last few hours, following “indiscriminate†attacks by the army Israeli, denouncing an “apocalyptic situation†.

Al Aqsa Hospital receives dead and injured


⇒ Hamas insisted that without a firm commitment from Israel to a definitive ceasefire and the full withdrawal of Israeli troops from Gaza it will not accept any agreement to exchange hostages for Palestinian prisoners. “Israel does not want a ceasefire and does not want realistic results. For all these reasons, we conveyed to our mediators that an agreement must be reached that guarantees or confirms a permanent ceasefire and a complete withdrawal from the Gaza Strip,” said the group’s spokesman, Osama Hamdan.

⇒ Israel’s Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben Gvir, announced that his party, Otzma Yehudir, will leave the government coalition until it has more details on the proposed ceasefire with the Hamas. Gvir wants the Israeli Prime Minister to reveal the details of the proposed ceasefire and hostage surrender that was presented last week by the President of the United States, Joe Biden.

⇒ Human Rights Watch accused Israel of the widespread use of white phosphorus munitions in southern Lebanon, putting the civilian population at risk. The non-governmental organization says it has verified the use of white phosphorus munitions by Israeli forces in at least 17 municipalities in southern Lebanon since October 2023, including five municipalities where white phosphorus munitions Aerial blasts were used illegally in populated residential areas.

⇒Israel will create an anti-terrorist unit to operate in areas close to the border with the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army announced. The Israeli military revealed that this unit will be called “Lotar Otef†and will be made up of reservists, veterans and former members of elite units who reside in the area.

⇒ Slovenia and Palestine formally established diplomatic relations, after the Adriatic country recognized the Palestinian state on Tuesday. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia, Tanja Fajon, delivered a statement on the recognition and establishment of relations between the two countries to the Palestinian ambassador, Salah Abdel-Shafi.

⇒ Around 800 Jewish extremists invaded the Esplanade of the Mosques, in the Old City of Jerusalem, chanting provocative chants and under strong police protection, to mark Flag Day or Jerusalem Day . On the occasion of the date, more than 3000 police officers were mobilized in occupied East Jerusalem and military checkpoints were set up on the main roads.

⇒ Thousands of Israelis, most of them ultranationalists, participated in an annual march held in a sensitive Palestinian area of ​​Jerusalem, with some fueling already existing wartime tensions with cries of “death to the Arabs†. Protesters gathered in front of the Damascus Gate, a central meeting point for Palestinians in East Jerusalem, chanted anti-Arab and anti-Islamic slogans, danced and waved Israeli flags as the march began. or.

⇒ An Israeli court extended for another 45 days the ban on broadcasting by the television station Al-Jazeera, following a law that limits the operations of media outlets § foreigners considered “hostile†. The court accepted a petition presented by Israel’s Minister of Communications, Shlomo Karhi, and confirmed the closure of the station’s offices, as well as the blocking of its website and the seizure of all systems and equipment.

You can remember here the main events of the previous day.


Francesco Giganti

Journalist, social media, blogger and pop culture obsessive in newshubpro

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