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• It is the 84th day of the war: “More than 21,500 Palestinians dead,” including around 8,000 children, according to Hamas. In Israel, 1,200 people died in the attack on October 7th.
• Erdogan: “Netanyhau is like Hitler”. The answer: “We don’t accept his sermons.”
• For Israel, the war will “last many more months”
• WHO: “Concerned about the threat of infectious diseases in Gaza”
• Israel: “One of Sinwar’s Hideouts Discovered and Destroyed”

8:26 a.m. – Israeli army: “Fierce fighting in Gaza, dozens of terrorists killed”

There are dozens of Hamas terrorists that the Israeli forces have killed in the last few hours in the Gaza Strip, where “fierce fighting” continues: the IDF itself reports this on its Telegram profile. The air forces, coordinated by ground forces, “attack terrorist cells and infrastructure; The Israeli Navy is supporting the ground forces with fire support from the sea.” In particular, in the army's morning report we read: “During the IDF action in Shejaiya, ground forces located a terrorist cell operating in the vicinity of the forces and a terrorist armed with an RPG “The troops directed an IDF aircraft that hit and destroyed the cell,” while in another incident in Gaza City, the military “killed dozens of terrorists in coordination with the aircraft.” Four identification incidents occurred within three hours of terrorists in which the IAF targeted more than 15 armed terrorists. In addition, fighting broke out and additional terrorists were killed.” In Beit Lahia, “two Hamas military compounds were dismantled by troops who had identified numerous weapons, explosive devices, firearms, military equipment and communications devices before the attack.” Finally, “were During further activity in the area, “two enemy observation officers were identified at a compound adjacent to troops remaining in the area.” After the identification of the terrorists was confirmed, IDF tanks attacked the compound where the observers had been identified and killed them .”

8:25 a.m. – UN: “81 trucks carrying humanitarian aid arrived in Gaza yesterday”

81 trucks carrying humanitarian aid entered the Egyptian Gaza Strip yesterday via the Israeli border crossings of Kerem Shalom and Rafah. This was stated by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), as reported by the Times of Israel. Kerem Shalom was closed for three days due to security incidents including an IDF drone strike, the confiscation of aid by desperate locals, and the transfer of prisoners and the injured, according to OCHA. Unannounced and uncoordinated by Israel. “The level of assistance remains woefully inadequate,” OCHA said in a statement. “The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator stated that this is an impossible situation for the people of Gaza and those who want to help them. The fighting must stop.”

7:58 a.m. – Al Jazeera: “14 arrests in Israeli raid on refugee camp north of Ramallah”

Arabic broadcaster Al Jazeera reports that Israeli forces carried out a dawn raid in the West Bank today, arresting 14 Palestinians from the Jalazone refugee camp north of Ramallah.

06:04 – Gaza: Griffiths (UN) strongly condemns attack on UNRWA convoy

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths expressed his “strongest condemnation” of the incident in which “a humanitarian convoy traveling from the northern Gaza Strip to Rafah came under fire.” The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) announced yesterday that its aid vehicles were hit by Israeli soldiers without causing any casualties. “The convoy was clearly marked and its movements were coordinated with the parties,” Griffiths emphasized in his X account, reminding that “attacks against humanitarian workers are illegal.”

02:34 – Gaza: UN, 81 trucks carrying humanitarian aid arrived yesterday

81 trucks carrying humanitarian aid entered the Gaza Strip yesterday through Israel's Kerem Shalom border crossing and Egypt's Rafah border crossing, the United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported. “The level of assistance remains woefully inadequate,” OCHA commented in a statement.

00:47 – South Africa files a genocide lawsuit against Israel at the United Nations International Court of Justice

South Africa has initiated proceedings against Israel at the United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ), accusing the state of committing genocide during its military operation in Gaza. Israel responded “with disgust” to the allegations and called on the International Court of Justice to reject them. It will likely take years to resolve a case at the United Nations International Court of Justice, but South Africa has called for the court to meet in the next few days to issue “interim measures” and call for a ceasefire. In March 2022, the ICJ ordered Russia to halt its offensive in Ukraine – an order that should have been legally binding – but Moscow still ignored it. However, such a decision risks significantly influencing international public opinion.

“Israel's actions and omissions complained of by South Africa are genocidal in nature as they are intended to bring about the destruction of a significant part of the Palestinian national, racial and ethnic group,” says the South African application to open the proceedings. “In this case, interim measures are necessary to protect against further, serious and irreparable damage to the rights of the Palestinian people under the Genocide Convention, which continue to be violated with impunity.” Article IX of the Genocide Convention allows any State Party to the Convention to bring a case against to file another before the International Court of Justice, even if it is not directly related to the conflict in question.

Last year the court ruled that Gambia could bring genocide charges against Myanmar. The court also ruled in a case between Croatia and Serbia that depriving a population of food, shelter, medical care and other means of subsistence constituted a genocidal act. “Genocidal intent is considered the most difficult element to prove, but the Israelis charged with prosecuting this conflict have made a number of statements that easily establish the necessary intent to “annihilate in whole or in part” the Palestinian population in Gaza. said Susan Akram, director of the International Human Rights Clinic at Boston University.

As examples, Akram cited Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant's reference to Palestinians in Gaza as “human animals” and Israeli Army Major Ghassan Alian's subsequent statement that “human animals must be treated as such.” There will be no electricity or water [a Gaza], there will only be destruction. You wanted hell, you're going to get hell.

Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Lior Haiat immediately dismissed South Africa's allegations on social media. “Israel rejects with disgust the slander spread by South Africa in its appeal to the International Court of Justice,” Haiat said on X, formerly Twitter. “South Africa's lawsuit has no basis in fact or in law and represents a despicable and contemptible exploitation of the court.” “South Africa is collaborating with a terrorist organization that calls for the destruction of the State of Israel,” he added, referring to the Hamas, whose massacre of hundreds of Israeli civilians on October 7 sparked the war in Gaza.