Erdogan mediated the release of four Hamas terrorists in Libya
The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, mediated the release of four Hamas terrorists who were imprisoned in Libya since 2016 for arms trafficking to the Gaza Strip.
Nasib Choubeir, Mouayad Abed, Marwan Al-Ashqar and his son Baraa Al-Ashqar were released from the Mitiga detention center, located at a Libyan air base east of the capital, Tripoli, by order of the local Prosecutor’s Office.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Europa Press/Turkish Presidency)
What will the second stage of the Israeli offensive on Gaza be like and until when will the war continue?
After seven days of freeing hostages and prisoners, the truce was broken and the operation in the south of the Strip began. The United States warned the Israeli government that it has “weeks, not months” to complete the operation and asked to avoid a greater humanitarian crisis.
Israeli soldiers advancing from the north of the Gaza Strip towards the south where they expect to encounter stiff resistance from Hamas. (REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)
It was not yet six in the morning on Friday in Israel when the sirens began to sound in the city of Sderot. The clear sign that the ceasefire had been broken. The defense battery managed to intercept the missile launched from Gaza. Ten minutes later, heavy fighting was reported between militants from Hamas’ Al Qassam Brigade and Israeli soldiers in the Sheik Radwan area and on the strategic route from Salah to Din, on the southern outskirts of Gaza City. At the same time, the Israeli planes took off and launched their first round of projectiles at a column of terrorists who were taking up positions. After a week of exchange of hostages and prisoners, the war resumed, which according to the United States “cannot last for months, but weeks” and which according to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “will take as long as it has to until victory.” .
Israel confirmed the death of five hostages
The Israeli Army confirmed that five hostages held in Gaza died.
“In recent days, the Israeli Army and Police notified their families of the deaths (of the hostages),” the armed body reported without giving further details.
Israel imposes movement restrictions in Upper Galilee over fears of attacks from Lebanon
Israel imposes movement restrictions in the Upper Galilee over fears of attacks from Lebanon. (Europa Press/Nir Alon)
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reinstated restrictions on the movement of civilians in the Upper Galilee region, amid fears of fire coming from Lebanon.
Several communities in this area had already been evacuated at the beginning of the conflict, and the current guidelines are aimed at those residents who decided to remain in the town.
In a message sent to security coordinators, it was indicated that the doors of the communities must remain closed, traffic in the area must be reduced and a ban on agricultural work was also imposed. Additionally, residents still in these communities were instructed to stay near protected areas.
Israel intensifies its offensive in Gaza, hitting more than 400 terrorist targets after the end of the truce with Hamas
The shelling, which began on Friday morning, focused on Khan Younis, in the south of the enclave, and surrounding areas, including Deir al-Balah.
Israel intensifies its offensive in Gaza, hitting more than 400 terrorist targets after the end of the truce with Hamas. (REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have intensified their attacks in the Gaza Strip, hitting more than 400 targets since the end of the truce with the Hamas terrorist group, according to military sources.
The Israeli Army neutralized two Hezbollah members in airstrikes near Damascus
The Israeli Army neutralized two Hezbollah members in airstrikes near Damascus. (Europa Press/Ayal Margolin)
Two pro-Hezbollah terrorists were neutralized this Saturday in aerial bombardments against facilities of the Lebanese armed movement near the Syrian capital, Damascus, indicated the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH).
“Two Syrian fighters collaborating with Hazbollah were killed and seven others […] “They were injured in Israeli air strikes on armed group sites near Sayyida Zeinab,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the OSDH, an NGO that has a wide network of informants in Syria.
The UN called for an end to the fighting in Gaza and denounced the “unacceptable” situation of civilians after the end of the truce
The UN called for an end to the fighting in Gaza and denounced the “unacceptable” situation of civilians after the end of the truce. (EFE/LUDOVIC MARIN)
The head of Humanitarian Affairs of the UN, Martin Griffiths, insisted on the need to end the clashes between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip and described the situation of civilians in the region after the end of the Gaza Strip as “unacceptable”. truce began on November 24.
Griffiths stressed that, “almost two months after (the start of) the fighting, the children, women and men of Gaza are terrified”, “they have nowhere safe to go” and have “very little to survive on”.
“They live surrounded by disease, destruction and death. This is unacceptable,” condemned the United Nations representative, who has once again insisted on the need for a humanitarian ceasefire, to “maintain – and take advantage of – the progress in providing aid,” to protect “civilians and infrastructure.” on which they depend to sustain life,” release the remaining hostages “immediately and unconditionally.”
In this sense, Griffiths highlighted that the truce in force during the last week “has offered an idea of what can happen when the guns fall silent” and that, on the contrary, “the current situation in Khan Yunis is a shocking reminder of what “It happens when they don’t.”
Israel ordered the confiscation of the homes of terrorists involved in the attack on civilians in Jerusalem
Israel ordered the confiscation of the homes of terrorists involved in the attack on Jerusalem that left four dead. (AP Photo/Ohad Zwigenberg)
The Israeli Army ordered the confiscation of the homes of the two Palestinian terrorists who attacked a group of Israelis at a bus stop in the city of Jerusalem, an attack that left four dead and was claimed by Hamas.
“The commander of the Home Front Command, Major General Rafi Milo, signed an order for the confiscation and temporary sealing of the two houses where terrorists Murad Nimr and Ebrahim Nimr lived in East Jerusalem,” he said in a statement.
The attack took place at 7:40 a.m. (local time) at the Givat Shaul intersection, where the two armed terrorists opened fire, resulting in three deaths: a 24-year-old girl, a 60-year-old woman, and a 73-year-old man, according to the Haaretz newspaper.
A fourth victim – who was mistaken for one of the Palestinian attackers – succumbed late Thursday to gunshot wounds by Israeli forces, the Shaare Zedek hospital reported in a statement.