He is considered the architect of the October 7 terrorist attacks in Israel. The European Union officially designated Yahya Sinouar, the leader of Hamas in Gaza, as a terrorist on Tuesday, January 16. Following this decision, Yahya Sinouar will be subject to a sanctions regime that includes the freezing of funds and financial assets he holds in the EU and a ban on any European operator from financing them. Follow our live stream.
In the south of the Gaza Strip, the end of the “intense” phase of fighting is approaching. The “intense” phase of fighting in the southern Gaza Strip will “soon end,” Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said on Monday. On the night of Monday to Tuesday, Israeli planes bombed the Khan Younes (south) sector, the epicenter of ground fighting and air strikes in recent weeks, where the army says the local Hamas leadership is hiding.
Demand a ceasefire. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Monday for an “immediate humanitarian ceasefire” in Gaza, which he said was necessary to ensure humanitarian assistance but also “to facilitate the release of hostages”.
A heavy toll. The Hamas government puts the number of war dead at 24,000, or 1% of the local population.
New clashes in the West Bank. Three Palestinians were killed in clashes with the Israeli army at two different locations in the occupied West Bank on Monday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.
Clashes on the Egyptian border. The Israeli army announced that it had opened fire on about twenty “suspects,” suspected drug traffickers, who were heading toward southern Israel from neighboring Egypt.