The prospect of a ceasefire for a new prisoner exchange remains distant and the bombings in Gaza continue. The families of the Israeli hostages block again the Kerem Shalom border crossing Preventing relief trucks from entering the strip.
Gaza, Al Jazeera: Shots fired into crowd waiting for help, 20 dead
Twenty Palestinians were killed and at least 150 others injured by Israeli forces when they met people waiting for humanitarian aid in Gaza City, according to Qatari broadcaster al-Jazeera. The attack reportedly occurred in Kuwait Square in the Zeitoun district, east of Gaza City in the north of the enclave. The spokesman for the Ministry of Health in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, Ashraf al-Qudra, spoke of a massacre of “hungry mouths”. There is a risk that the death toll will rise as many of the injured are seriously and have been taken to Al-Shifa hospital, where there is no medical care and few doctors work, al-Qudra said.
Civil protection spokesman Mahmoud Basal reported on the difficulties the rescuers had in reaching the site because the Israeli military prevented them from doing so.
Gaza: Death toll from attack on UN refuge rises to 12
The death toll from yesterday's attack on the UNRWA shelter in Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip rose to 12, according to a statement from Thomas White, deputy humanitarian coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territories. The Guardian reports on it.
White said a number of missions to reach the dead and wounded had been rejected, without directly saying the attempts had been blocked by Israel. He said UN teams only managed to reach the site in the evening.
Another 75 people were injured, 15 of whom were in critical condition. Israel denied responsibility for the attack, in which two tank shells hit a UNRWA training center.
Qatar: “Netanyahu is hindering negotiations”
Qatar blamed the Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu for obstructing mediation efforts in the Gaza war and prioritizing his career after a leaked recording allegedly caught him calling the Gulf state “problematic.”
Qatar Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Majed Al Ansari, written on These remarks, if confirmed, are irresponsible and destructive to efforts to save innocent lives, but they are not surprising… If the reported remarks turn out to be true, the Israeli Prime Minister would only hamper the mediation process for apparent reasons and undermined to serve his political career instead of prioritizing saving innocent lives, including Israeli hostages.”
In a leaked recording of a meeting with hostage families broadcast on Israel's Channel 12 on Tuesday, Netanyahu called Qatar “problematic”!
We are appalled by the Israeli Prime Minister's alleged comments in various media reports about Qatar's mediating role. If confirmed, these comments are irresponsible and destructive to efforts to save innocent lives, but they are not surprising.
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Hamas, to Qatar, Israel shows that it does not want an exchange
Hamas has criticized the Israeli leadership's statements about Qatar's mediating role in the Gaza war. Their sentiment reflects the reality of Israel's position to prevent reaching an agreement on the exchange of Israeli and Palestinian prisoners, the Islamist group denounced, Al Jazeera reported.
In a statement, Hamas said Qatar was playing an active role in ending the aggression against Gaza and reaching an agreement on the prisoner exchange.
Israeli broadcaster Channel 12 released audio recordings in which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described Qatar as “more problematic” than the United Nations and the Red Cross. (AGI) Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich also described Qatar as the “main sponsor of Hamas”.
Tajani: We treat Palestinian children and are ready to open a field hospital
“Yes, we will continue with the help. Italy is treating Palestinian children injured on the volcano ship, and Italian pediatricians are doing the same in the United Arab Emirates. We are prepared to build a field hospital either inside Gaza or just outside the Gaza Strip.” Gaza. Entry into Gaza with the help of the Egyptians. “In addition, we are already working to treat 100 injured Palestinian children in Italian children’s hospitals.” This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani when answering some questions from followers on Instagram.
Pro-Iranian forces have attacked the port of Ashdod
The Islamic Resistance in Iraq, an acronym for pro-Iranian forces, claimed responsibility for a drone attack this morning on the Israeli port of Ashdod between the Gaza Strip and Tel Aviv. This was learned from the Telegram account of Hezbollah, ally of the pro-Iranian Iraqi forces.
New Israeli protests at the Kerem Shalom border crossing against aid for Gaza
Protests against humanitarian aid for the civilian population in the Gaza Strip continue at the Kerem Shalom border crossing. According to the Times of Israel, a group of Israeli demonstrators are making their way to the border crossing to form protest demonstrations, demanding a disruption in the flow of aid until the full release of all hostages still in Hamas's hands. Some protesters were initially stopped at a checkpoint but were later able to get through. Other people would have already arrived at the crossing. “Nobody can stop us from blocking trucks in Gaza,” said one protester. “Since Prime Minister” Benjamin Netanyahu “didn’t do it, we will do it for him,” he warned.
At least one dead in Israeli bomb attack in Rafah this morning
At least one person was killed and others injured when an Israeli warplane bombed a residential building in Rafah at dawn. This was reported by the Palestinian news agency Wafa, citing local sources. The raid took place in the Tal as-Sultan neighborhood west of Rafah, where over 1.3 million Palestinians live in overcrowded conditions.
Spain: Stop attacks against the forces of the international anti-ISIS coalition
The attacks on the “foreign troops” of the international anti-jihadist coalition “must stop,” said the head of Spanish diplomacy from Iraq, José Manuel Albares, who enlists soldiers in this Washington-led military alliance. “We are here at the request of the Iraqi government and we will leave if the Iraqi government decides,” the Spanish minister said during a press meeting in Baghdad with his Iraqi counterpart Fouad Hussein. “It is important to prevent a repeat of the crisis in Gaza,” he added.
UNRWA: The death toll in the attack on our shelter in Khan Yunis has reached 12
The death toll from yesterday's attack on the UNRWA shelter in Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip rose to 12, according to a statement from Thomas White, deputy humanitarian coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territories. The Guardian reports on it. White said a number of missions to reach the dead and wounded had been rejected, without directly saying the attempts had been blocked by Israel. He said UN teams only managed to reach the site in the evening. Israel denied responsibility for the attack, in which two tank shells hit a UNRWA training center.
Israel: “The fear of infiltration from Lebanon’s northern border is over.” A state of alarm has been declared
The Israeli army said concerns about an infiltration threat near the settlement of Hanita on the border with Lebanon were now over. “After reports of the identification of a suspect in the Hanita area on the Lebanese border and after checks by Israeli forces in the area, fears of infiltration have been eliminated,” the Israeli army wrote on April 17, 2016. The Israeli army mobilized troops and stated a Nine settlements near the Lebanese border are on alert this morning after reports of armed individuals entering the country.
Tajani meets Israeli President Herzog
During his visit to Israel, Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani met with President Isaac Herzog.
The meeting reportedly lasted 35 minutes.
Raisi: Isolate Israel politically and economically
The conflict in Gaza shows that the United Nations and other world organizations have lost their effectiveness. Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said this and called on Muslim countries and other nations to unite for a new “just world order,” writes Al Jazeera. Raisi called for Israel's political and economic isolation and stated that “cutting the lifeline” was an effective way to end “Israel's oppression and killings,” adding that Israel would be the “defeated party” in the war in Gaza.
Israeli Minister Smotrich against Qatar: “It protects Hamas”
“Qatar supports and finances terrorism, protects Hamas and is largely responsible for the massacre of Israeli citizens committed by the Palestinian Islamist movement,” said the right-wing extremist Israeli finance minister Bezalel Smotrich. In a post on his X account, Smotrich responded to the comments of the Qatari Foreign Ministry spokesman Majed Al Ansariwho said Doha was “appalled” by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments that Doha’s mediation efforts were “problematic.”
Media: Qatar sends new ceasefire proposal to Israel and Hamas
Qatar has sent Israel and Hamas a new proposal for a ceasefire agreement in the Gaza Strip, Bloomberg reports, citing sources close to the negotiations.
The plan calls for the release of all hostages held by the Islamist movement in exchange for the release of a certain number of Palestinian prisoners. The document also states that the amount of humanitarian aid delivered to the enclave should be increased.
The White House warns Israel. “Concerned after raid on UN center in Gaza”
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 a responsibility to protect civilians, including personnel and humanitarian sites”. National Security Council spokeswoman Adrienne Watson said this, saying the US was “seriously concerned by reports of attacks on a UN facility -Palestinian Refugees Agency (UNRWA) that led to reports of building fires in a neighborhood in the southern Gaza Strip “More than 30,000 displaced Palestinians are believed to have sought refuge,” it said in a statement. “Although we do not yet have full details about this “What happened, and we will continue to seek further 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 injuries.” 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.”
Media: 4 children died in Israeli attack on Nuseirat camp
According to the Palestinian news agency Wafa, four children were killed yesterday evening in a bombing raid by Israeli warplanes on the Nuseirat refugee camp in the center of the Gaza Strip.
Abbas receives British Foreign Secretary David Cameron in Ramallah
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas received British Foreign Secretary David Cameron in Ramallah, to whom he reiterated “the urgency of an immediate end to Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people in Gaza and the West Bank, including Jerusalem.”