Gaza, media: 11 dead in Israeli attack on Nuseirat camp
Arabic broadcaster Al Jazeera reports that at least 11 people were killed in an Israeli airstrike that hit a house in the Nuseirat refugee camp in the center of the Gaza Strip yesterday evening. Among the victims were a journalist and some members of his family.
Haaretz: Israel and Hamas have reached an agreement on a ceasefire and the release of hostages
Israel and Hamas have reached an agreement in principle on most of the terms of the agreement regarding the ceasefire and the release of hostages. Haaretz writes this, citing a source familiar with the negotiations. As expected – writes the portal – the agreement will last for 35 days, during which all Israeli hostages will be released. In return, Israel will release Palestinian prisoners and provide humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip. According to the source, the only unresolved question is whether the deal will declare a full ceasefire, a demand from Hamas that Israel rejects. The Haaretz source added that the criteria for the release of Palestinian prisoners have already been established, but their identities are still in question. He then added that “there may be other small changes in the plan, but the main issue that needs to be resolved concerns the absolute ceasefire that Hamas insists on.”
Jan 25, 2024 8:37:46 p.m
Houthis in Moscow for talks on Middle East tensions
A Houthi delegation met with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov to discuss growing tensions in the Middle East. Al Jazeera reports, adding that the Houthi's chief negotiator said in a social media post that the group was discussing the need to increase pressure on the United States and Israel to end the war in Gaza.
Jan 25, 2024 8:21:13 p.m
A delegation of the Houthi militias visits Moscow
A delegation from the Houthi militias in Yemen met in Moscow this afternoon with the Russian President's Special Representative for the Middle East, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov. This was announced by the spokesman of the same pro-Iranian Shiite group, Mohammed Abdulsalam, after which Bogdanov was “confronted with the situation in the region, in particular the genocidal crimes taking place in Gaza,” as well as “the need to intensify international efforts, to put pressure on the US and Israel to stop them.” “Yemen,” the spokesman continues on social media, “during the meeting, reiterated its position of solidarity with Gaza and informed about the American-British aggression under which it is suffering “America must stop aggression against Gaza and bring humanitarian aid to Gaza instead of militarizing the Red Sea.”
Jan 25, 2024 7:39:26 p.m
Hamas: We will respect the Hague ceasefire if Israel does so
In a statement released through its official Telegram channel, Hamas said that if the International Court of Justice orders a ceasefire in Gaza, Palestinian militants will abide by the decision as long as Israel also abides by it. Al Jazeera reports on it. The statement also said that if Israel releases currently imprisoned Palestinians, Hamas will release all hostages. “The Zionist enemy must end its 18-year siege of the Gaza Strip and provide all necessary assistance to the population,” the statement concluded.
Jan 25, 2024 6:18:12 p.m
Tajani: The Hague? for a ceasefire in Gaza
“We are for an end to the conflict” in Gaza. Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani said this in response to a question about whether the Hague court would decide tomorrow to impose a ceasefire on Israel. “But provided,” he added, “that this is not a proposal against Israel and that no more rockets from Hamas arrive to hit the country.”
Jan 25, 2024 5:37:18 p.m
Biden sends CIA chief to mediate hostages
Joe Biden plans to appoint CIA Director William Burns to help craft an ambitious deal between Hamas and Israel that includes the release of all remaining hostages and a two-month ceasefire, the longest pause in hostilities since the war in Gaza began. This is reported by the Washington Post, citing some sources, according to which Burns will travel to Europe in the next few days to meet the heads of Israeli and Egyptian intelligence as well as the Prime Minister of Qatar.
Jan 25, 2024 1:20:12 p.m
Hamas: Shooting at crowd waiting for help, at least 20 dead
The spokesman for the Hamas-controlled Ministry of Health in Gaza condemns an attack on people queuing to receive humanitarian aid in Gaza. “The Israeli occupation has committed a new massacre of thousands of hungry people waiting for help,” Ashraf al-Qudra said in a statement on Telegram, Al Jazeera reported. The attack occurred at the Kuwait roundabout in Gaza City, killing at least 20 people and wounding 150 others, he said.
Kiev: “Oil refinery in Tuapse hit”
The Ukrainian secret service SBU claims to have attacked an oil refinery in Tuapse, Russia, during the night. RBC Ukraine reports about it. According to SBU sources, drones attacked the Russian refinery and a major fire broke out after two violent explosions.
Tajani meets Israeli President Isaac Herzog in Jerusalem
Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani, who visited the region, met with Israeli President Isaac Herzog in Jerusalem this morning. According to the findings, the meeting lasted 35 minutes and discussed the war in Gaza and the resulting international situation. Tajani will then meet with Foreign Minister Israel Katz and War Cabinet Minister Benny Gantz
USA: “Israel has a responsibility to defend civilians”
The United States “strongly supports Israel's right to defend itself, in accordance with international humanitarian law, against Hamas terrorists hiding among the civilian population and seeking to destroy the State of Israel.” But Israel retains the responsibility to protect civilians, including of humanitarian personnel and locations.” Adrienne Watson, spokeswoman for the National Security Council, weighed in, saying the U.S. was “seriously concerned by reports of attacks on a UN Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) facility.”
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“We are deeply concerned by reports of attacks on a UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) facility, which led to reports of fires in the building, in a southern Gaza neighborhood where they are said to have sought refuge. More than “30,000 Palestinians displaced,” we read in a statement. “While we do not yet have all the details of what happened and we will continue to seek more information about today's events,” it continued, “the loss of every innocent life is a tragedy.” This conflict has already resulted in devastating deaths and deaths This has resulted in the injury of tens of thousands of Palestinian civilians, and we mourn every single civilian life that has been lost. It is heartbreaking to see children killed, injured and orphaned.”
Palestinian media reports that four children were killed in an Israeli airstrike on the Nuseirat refugee camp in the center of the Gaza Strip last night. Nine people were killed and 75 injured in an attack on a UNRWA refuge for displaced people in Khan Yunis. However, the IDF believes that a Hamas rocket caused the massacre. “Israel has a responsibility to protect humanitarian sites,” reminds the White House. Tajani is in Jerusalem today to meet Israeli President Herzog, then he will travel to Ramallah.
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