Egypt is building a barrier to contain the exodus from

Egypt is building a barrier to contain the exodus from Gaza

Rome, February 16, 2024 – Non-stop bombings Gaza Strip. At least twelve people died in an Israeli airstrike yesterday Nuseirat refugee camp, in the center of the strip: 10 of the victims were women and children, reports the spokeswoman for the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital. Tonight another 6 dead and several injured in Rafah where a house in the Al-Nasr district was hit. Two more people died in a raid on two houses east of Jabaliah, in the north of the Palestinian enclave. Yesterday there were also victims of a raid inHospital of Khan Yunis.

Nasser Hospital was gutted

Nasser Hospital was gutted

Egypt is reportedly building Fence in the desert the Sinai, near the border with the Gaza Strip, a barrier a possible one included Exodus of Palestinian refugees. Egyptian officials told the Wall Street Journal, saying that in the event of a large influx of Palestinians from Gaza, Egypt would try to do so Limit the number of refugees well below the area's capacity of around 50,000 to 60,000 people. However, the Egyptian authorities they deny the construction of the work.

Last night there was a long telephone conversation between Netanyahu and Biden. The Israeli Prime Minister rejects the plan the USA and Arab partners for an agreement Palestinian state. The American president reiterated that the military operation in Rafah could not continue “without a credible and implementable plan to ensure security.” Security and support for the civilian population“. A new speech from the company boss is expected today Hezbollah, Nasrallah. The security conference begins today in Munich.

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5:22 p.m

EU: “Israel will not conduct ground operation in Rafh”

“The EU is very concerned about the Israeli government's plans for a possible ground operation in Rafah, where over a million Palestinians are currently seeking refuge from the fighting. The EU recognizes Israel's right to defend itself in accordance with international and humanitarian law” and “calls on the Government of Israel not to take military action in Rafah that worsens an already catastrophic humanitarian situation and to provide the necessary would prevent basic services and humanitarian aid.” This was stated by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell.

5:05 p.m

Meeting between Duke and the Prime Minister of Qatar

Israeli President Isaac Herzog secretly met with Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference. The focus of the talks is negotiations on the release of the hostages. Barak Ravid writes this on Axios, citing two well-informed sources. Herzog arrived in Munich accompanied by the family members of some of the hostages.

3:40 p.m

Israel: “Either the hostages return or the prison in Rafah gets tougher”

“Either our hostages return or we expand the operation to Rafah.” Israeli War Cabinet Minister Benny Gantz said: “There will not be a single day of ceasefire until our hostages return home. Even as the month of Ramadan approaches, the fight can continue.” “We will act in dialogue with our partners, including Egypt. We will direct the population – he concluded – to protected areas.”

3:34 p.m

Israel: “We will coordinate with Egypt for refugees”

Israel will coordinate with Egypt regarding Palestinian refugees and find a way not to harm Cairo's interests. Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz assured this on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, emphasizing that the Jewish state “must deal with Rafah because Hamas cannot be left behind there.” Asked where Palestinians fleeing Rafah would go, Israeli diplomatic chief Khan Younis suggested but said Israel would coordinate with Egypt to ensure Cairo's interests were not harmed. The announced Israeli military operation in Rafah worries the international community, especially Cairo, where there are fears of a mass exodus of Palestinians to the Sinai. To deal with such an emergency, according to the Wall Street Journal, work is underway on the Egyptian side of Rafah to build an enclave surrounded by walls up to seven meters high and intended to house up to 100,000 displaced people.

1:33 p.m

Macron: “Recognition of the Palestinian state is not taboo for France”

“The recognition of a Palestinian state is not taboo for France.” Emmanuel Macron said it for the first time on Friday when he received King Abdullah II of Jordan in Paris. The French president also reiterated that an Israeli military offensive in Rafah would lead to “an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe and represent a turning point” in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic movement Hamas in Gaza.

11:55 a.m

Shooting at a bus stop in southern Israel: 1 dead and at least 6 injured

One-man shootout Bus stop south of Israel: 1 dead and at least 6 injured. Israeli emergency medical service Magen David Adom said its doctors were treating him six people. The injured were taken to Assuta Hospital in Ashdod and Kaplan Hospital in Rehovot. Doctors try to revive a 20-year-old man Critical conditions. Another 20-year-old man, a 16-year-old boy and a 65-year-old man are in serious condition, while two other people, including a 65-year-old woman, are in fair condition. police stated that the terrorist arrived at the scene in a vehicle and open fire at a bus stop until it was no longer there shot by a civilian. Investigations are underway to rule out whether other terrorists were involved.


IDF: More than 20 Hamas terrorists arrested at Khan Yunis Hospital

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has announced that its troops are continuing to conduct searches in the regionNasser Hospital in Khan Yunis and so far they have been arrested more than 20 terrorists who was involved in the October 7 massacres. Elite Maglan forces and the Marine command also found Hamas mortars, grenades and other weapons at the medical facility, the IDF said in a statement. In addition, dozens of suspects were detained for questioning.

10:10 a.m

ActionAid: unprecedented hunger crisis in Gaza

There Hunger crisis in Gaza it has reached “levels”. Without precedent“, in Gaza, where the population is also running out of food for the animals. Today the NGO sounded the tragic alarm Action Help. “An unprecedented and entirely avoidable food crisis” has left “every single person in the area suffering from extreme hunger,” the organization said in a statement, warning that “the situation will get significantly worse” if Israel continues with its plans for a military operation in Rafah.


Hamas: 112 dead in Gaza in the last 24 hours, 28,775 since the start of the war

Gaza's Ministry of Health has updated the death toll in the Gaza Strip, which has risen to 28,775 Palestinians who lost their lives during the war between militants and Israel. The budget includes 112 victims in the last 24 hoursA total of 68,552 people were injured.


Hamas: 4 patients died in Khan Yunis hospital due to lack of electricity

A fourth patient He died in Nasser Hospital of Khan Yuniswo is missing electricity Due to Israeli attacks, oxygen supplies were subsequently limited. This was announced by the Gaza Ministry of Health. Three patients died overnight after the hospital was broken into. This was the latest in a series of attacks on medical facilities housing thousands of patients, displaced people and health workers, and where Hamas militants are also hiding, according to Tel Aviv.


Lebanon: Hezbollah facilities attacked, “several terrorists” killed

Last night – in response to a series of rockets fired from Kiryat Shmona Lebanon – The Israeli Air Force struck across the border “Hezbollah military complex” in the city of Qantara in the south of the country. This was said by the second military spokesman “Several terrorists were killed”. The same source added that “another Hezbollah military facility was hit in the city area.”


Russia: Hamas and Islamic Jihad also invite to the intra-Palestinian conference in Moscow

Russia invited 14 Palestinian factions, among them Hamas and Islamic Jihad to take part in one Intra-Palestinian Conference which will take place in Moscow from February 29th to March 2nd. This was stated by Special Envoy for the Middle East Mikhail Bogdanov, quoted by the Tass agency.


Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis: The Israeli army's raid continues

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) continues its operationsNasser Hospital in Khan Yuniswhere intelligence sources have reported the possibility that there are Israeli hostages, but they have not yet been found no prisoners, army spokesman Daniel Hagari confirmed yesterday. According to Haaretz, the Israeli military's previous operations at the hospital, which involved a large number of men who are expected to work there for several days, indicate that the IDF does not expect to find any hostages living there. The hospital now reports that the generators are broken stopped working, endangering the lives of patients, including six people requiring ventilation in intensive care and three premature babies. That was also communicated Hundreds of patients and staff units were relocated to an old building in the hospital complex, where there is an acute shortage of food, water and milk for children.

Non-stop bombings in the Gaza Strip

Non-stop bombings in the Gaza Strip


IDF: Another dead soldier in Gaza, 234 since war began

This was announced by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). another soldier died in the fighting in the southern Gaza Strip. The soldier was 20 years old, originally from Jerusalem and belonged to the 202nd Battalion of the Parachute Brigade. It goes so high 234 The number of soldiers killed since the ground operation began in Gaza.


West Bank, Palestinian media: Dozens arrested in houses in Jenin

The Palestinian news agency Wafa reports from the Israeli army has arrested dozens of people in the last few hours in the city of Silat ad-Dhahr south of Jenin, in West Bank. Soldiers searched over 15 houses and arrested dozens of “young people,” Wafa reports, adding that arrests also took place in Anabta and Qalqilya.


Israeli media: Hundreds of Palestinians are working on a new barrier along the Gaza Strip

hundrets of Palestinian workers from the West Bank are working in Israel to help with the construction a new barrier along the border with the Gaza Strip, despite the Israeli Security Cabinet prohibiting him from doing so: reports the Ynet news site, citing the statements of Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers stationed in the area. Ynet says Palestinian workers are engaged in engineering work on the gaps in the fence, damaged in dozens of places at the beginning of the war against Hamas. The Israeli Ministry of Defense responded to the rumors with this statement only four Palestinians are working on the project and say they are hiring contractors “in accordance with safety guidelines, classification and labor sensitivity” and that the workers are drawn from a group of Palestinian workers “approved to work on essential projects” for Israel.


Gaza Strip: Raid in Nuseirat refugee camp, at least 12 dead

At least 12 people died after an Israeli airstrike on the refugee camp Nuseirat, is in the center of Gaza, according to a spokesman for Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital. Ten of the victims were women and children, said the spokesman and a doctor at the hospital, CNN reported. The other two victims were older men.


Hamas rejects hostage exchange offer for 1,500 Palestinian prisoners

Hamas rejected the Israeli offer Free all hostages taken into the Gaza Strip in exchange for the release of 1,500 Palestinians from Israeli prisons. This was reported by Saudi media Al-Arabiya, which was relaunched by Israeli media. Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said in a statement that any agreement between Hamas and Israel must guarantee a ceasefire, an Israeli withdrawal from Gaza and a “major hostage exchange agreement.”

11:50 p.m

Netanyahu: “Categorical rejection of an agreement for the Palestinian state”

After a conversation with US President Joe Biden, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a statement in the middle of the night insisting this
Israel will not be pressured to accept it a Palestinian state. Israeli media reported on this. “My positions can be summarized in the following two sentences: Israel categorically rejects international dictates regarding a permanent agreement with the Palestinians. Such an agreement will only be reached through direct negotiations between the parties without preconditions,” Netanyahu said in a post on X.