Saturday marks the 15th day of the war between Israel and Hamas. The US administration has stopped attacking Lebanon as part of its crackdown on Hamas. The New York Times reported Saturday that Israeli Defense Minister Jove Gallant is a proponent of a preventive strike. “President Joe Biden and his top advisers have urged Israel not to take any major action against Lebanon’s Hezbollah, which could become embroiled in a war between Israel and Hamas,” the New York Times reported, citing anonymous officials in Washington and Tel Aviv. Follow Virtualna Polska’s live coverage.
- The Gaza Strip is cut off from the grid. I don’t know what is the reason for this. However, it is known that the telecommunications infrastructure in the Gaza Strip was previously damaged by the actions of Israeli troops.
Hagari also said that a fifth of the rockets fired at Israel since Friday have landed in the Palestinian territories.
Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari said on Saturday that the number of hostages so far confirmed by Hamas was 210, but noted that the fate of the missing was still being determined.
A pro-Palestinian demonstration took place in Warsaw on Saturday. Crowds of people passed through Kraków Przedmiści.
After fighting broke out in Israel and the Gaza Strip, Turkish officials mediated a halt to the attacks.
– Lasting peace in the Middle East is only possible through a final solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on October 8.
He noted that many countries in the region cannot openly express their true position on this issue because “they are focusing on their own affairs, negotiating with the West and the United States, and using this situation against themselves.”
Fidan also said that the problem with Muslim countries is that they do not realize their potential and do not develop a common position to move towards a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian issue.
– Ankara is trying to facilitate a ceasefire, humanitarian aid and prisoner exchange – Turkish Foreign Minister explained.
He reiterated that Turkey proposes to establish a security guarantee system aimed at achieving a lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, suggesting that Ankara could be one of the guarantors.
– Türkiye is in contact with all parties involved in the crisis in the Gaza Strip. Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan said, “We are working to de-escalate and facilitate the exchange of prisoners.”
A massive wave of protests was sparked by the shelling of al-Ahli Hospital in Gaza, which Palestinian officials blamed on the Jewish state. The Israeli military attributed the explosion to a defective rocket fired by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist organization; This thesis was supported by others, French and American interviews.
Based on, among other things, analysis of satellite imagery and intelligence data, as well as information from open sources, the White House announced that it determined that Israel was not responsible for the attack on the Palestinian hospital.
On Iraq’s border with Jordan, hundreds of supporters of Iran-backed paramilitary groups demonstrated in support of Gaza.
In Iraq, Tehran-backed Shiite militias rallied hundreds of people in Baghdad near a bridge leading to the fortified Green Zone, where the US embassy is located.
Hundreds of people rallied in Tunis and demonstrated in front of the US embassy. Demonstrators also gathered in front of the US embassies in the capitals of Indonesia and Malaysia.
In Egypt, thousands of protesters stood outside the Al-Azhar Mosque, one of the world’s oldest mosques, chanting, “Where is the Arab army?”
“Palestine is the only country that unites our voices. If the Gulf countries don’t send aid, they should stop sending oil and gas. That’s what they should do,” a protester in Cairo told Reuters.
Thousands of protesters also gathered in Turkey and Egypt, two countries that have had diplomatic ties with Israel for years, to demand an end to the bombings.
About 2,000 people gathered in front of the Beyazid Mosque in Istanbul, burning an effigy of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and carrying Palestinian flags. Some held up placards reading “Stop the Genocide” and “Terrorist Israel.”
In Jordan, which made peace with Israel in 1994 but whose population is largely Palestinian, more than 6,000 protesters marched through the center of the capital, and thousands gathered near the Israeli embassy.
Protesters expressed support for Hamas and called for attacks on Israel, Reuters reported.
Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in cities across Muslim-majority countries from Indonesia’s Jakarta to Tunis on Friday to call for an end to attacks on the Gaza Strip.
On Friday, thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators in several Muslim countries demanded an end to Israeli shelling of the Gaza Strip, which has so far killed 4,000 people, according to officials in the region. People.
In Israel, a law has been approved that allows for the temporary closure of foreign news channels in emergency situations. The Times of Israel reported that it was aimed at blocking the Qatari television station Al-Jazeera, which authorities accuse of aiding Hamas.
Iranian authorities announced on Saturday that they had sent the first humanitarian convoy to the Gaza Strip, IRNA news agency reported.
The number of French people killed in attacks by the Palestinian terror group Hamas on October 7 has risen to 30, with seven more missing, Reuters reported on Friday, citing French Foreign Ministry sources.
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