Hezbollah's elite commander, Wissam al-Tawil, was killed in an Israeli airstrike. Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Saudi Arabia. His objective: to contain the war in Gaza.
Hezbollah's elite commander Wissam al-Tawil was killed in an Israeli airstrike in southern Lebanon. Hezbollah released images of al-Tawil alongside Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah. According to a Lebanese security official, al-Tawil was traveling in an SUV as part of a secret mission along the border.
Meanwhile, Israeli Defense Minister Joaw Galant said that Israel was leaving behind the “intensive maneuver phase of the war” in the Gaza Strip and that the army would instead conduct more targeted operations.
Palestinians fled to the south
The Hamas-run Health Ministry said more than 23,000 people have been killed in Gaza since October 7. At least 58,000 people were also injured in the offensive.
Thousands of Palestinians fled south on Monday as fighting between Israeli forces and Hamas militants intensified in the central Gaza Strip.
Antony Blinken on mission to Saudi Arabia
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Saudi Arabia. His objective: to contain the war in Gaza with the most important Arab rulers and talk about the future of the Gaza Strip.
He wants to prevent the war in the Gaza Strip from turning into an even bigger regional conflict. To do this, he meets with the Saudi crown prince. His goal: to convince the most important Arab leaders to contain the war in Gaza. He also wants to discuss the future of the Gaza Strip after the conflict.