In the third month The War Against Hamas in Gaza Another 135 hostages remain in the hands of the terrorist group Israel This Thursday suspended negotiations for the release of the captives Despite the ambush of 10 soldiers the previous day, Gazan vowed to continue fighting in the Strip despite international pressure over the massacre of civilians, with no place to seek refuge from repeated bombings or access to water, food and medicine.
Israel’s War Cabinet It canceled a planned visit by the head of Mossad this Thursday to Qatar to resume negotiations A possible second agreement for the release of hostagesSources close to the talks have confirmed.
Relatives of the hostages They say they are “shocked”. The Israeli press reported that it was demanding an “immediate explanation” from the news and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Kogat – the Israeli military and civilian governing body of the territories – announced this Thursday that the army would use a “tactical humanitarian pause” for a few hours in the Al-Salam suburb of Rafah, south of the Strip.
The suspension, he said, “is to allow the public Replenish food and water supplies“.
The pause will be brief. Israel has vowed to continue fighting in Gaza until Hamas is crushed After one of the war’s deadliest battles for its soldiers, it faced international calls for a ceasefire and unrest from its closest ally, the United States.
Ambush in Gaza City, one of the worst affected areas of the war Hamas protested He questioned whether Israel could defeat it without destroying the entire region. Support for Hamas has grown among Palestinians (in part because of the militant group’s fierce resistance in the face of a more powerful enemy), while the United States has expressed growing dismay at civilian deaths.
US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan visited Israel on Thursday, days after President Joe Biden said Israel It lost international support because of its “indiscriminate bombing”.
Meanwhile, fierce fighting continues between the Israeli army and Hamas. A group of paratroopers discovered and destroyed a firing position in the school compound of the militants from Hamas’ Shujaya Battalion on Wednesday night, an army spokesman said.
Soldiers from the elite “Maglan” unit in Khan Younis, southern Gaza, the army spokesman added. They found and destroyed many weapons, two tunnel entrances and a launch pad. In Jabalya, troops destroyed a terrorist infrastructure.
Aerial bombardment also continues over the Strip. At least 13 people were killed in an Israeli airstrike on Al Shabura refugee camp, in Rafah, south of the Strip. This was reported by the Syrian news agency SANA.
Obviously, Two residential buildings were damaged in the attack And it is possible that other victims They are still trapped under the rubble.
According to US intelligence, nearly half of the air-to-ground weapons Israel has used in Gaza in its war against Hamas since October 7 They are not accurateThat is, they are also called unguided munitions “Dumb bombs.”
That’s according to an exclusive CNN report published Thursday, according to a new assessment by US intelligence services.
The assessment, carried out by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, was confirmed to the US network By three sources.
The document states that between Between 40 and 45% of the 29,000 air-to-ground were used by Israel Until today they were unguided and the rest were precision guided munitions.
Unguided munitions are generally less accurate And could pose a major threat to civilians, especially in a densely populated area like Gaza.
On Tuesday, the president Joe Biden confirmed that Israel is carrying out indiscriminate bombings. In Gaza. Asked to comment on the US intelligence assessment, Israel Defense Forces spokesman Nir Dinar said: “We do not comment on the explosives used.”
For his part, Israeli spokesman Commander Keren Hajioff announced, “As an army dedicated to international law and moral norms, we are devoting enormous resources to reducing harm to civilians forced to fulfill the role of human shields by Hamas.”
“Our war is against Hamas, not against the people of Gaza.”
On October 7, Hamas launched an offensive against Israel in which more than 1,200 people were killed and nearly 240 were kidnapped and taken to Gaza.
Israel declared a state of war and began military operations in the Palestinian Territory by air, land and seaThere have already been nearly 18,800 deaths and over 50,800 injuredAccording to the Gaza Ministry of Health.
With information from the Associated Press and ANSA
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