Attack on Gaza hospital, victims in the pediatric ward. Israel: “Head of Hamas anti-tank unit killed, Jabalya stronghold taken”

Photo of author

By John

Israeli infantry have taken control of the Hamas stronghold in the northern Strip after 10 hours of fighting. The Israeli army said this, quoted by the media, according to which forces of the Nahal Brigade now control the position – known as Outpost 17 – in the Jabalya refugee camp – in the north of the Palestinian enclave, after defeating Hamas and Islamic Jihad who were “both on the ground” and in the tunnels. Dozens – he added – of militiamen killed.

The Israeli army killed Ibrahim Abu-Maghsib, head of the anti-tank missile unit of the central Gaza brigade, in an air strike. The military spokesman said this, explaining that Maghsib “as part of his position directed and conducted numerous launches of anti-tank missiles against Israeli civilians and soldiers”. “As part of the assistance to the ground forces engaged in the Strip, the Israeli navy – continued the spokesperson – struck anti-tank missile launching stations used by Hamas to hit the troops inside Gaza”.

The bodies of 845 Israeli civilians killed on October 7 identified

845 Israeli civilians were killed in the October 7 massacre, whose bodies were identified by the Israeli police. The police themselves announced this, explaining that soldiers are not included in the calculation.

Israel captures Hamas stronghold in Jabalya in northern Gaza

Israeli infantry have taken control of the Hamas stronghold in the northern Strip after 10 hours of fighting. The Israeli army said this, quoted by the media, according to which forces of the Nahal Brigade now control the position – known as Outpost 17 – in the Jabalya refugee camp – in the north of the Palestinian enclave, after defeating Hamas and Islamic Jihad who were “both on the ground” and in the tunnels. Dozens – he added – of militiamen killed.

“At the end of the war Netanyahu will have to call the vote”

At the end of the war, Prime Minister Benyamin Netayahu will have to call new political elections within 90 days. This was said by Israeli Labor Minister Yoav Ben-Tzur, a member of the religious party Shas which is part of the prime minister’s right-wing coalition. “It will happen before an investigative commission of one kind or another. The prime minister himself will want elections. We can no longer continue like this. Public opinion will have its say and then we will see if Netanyahu will get a mandate.”

Turk, “Outlaw Hamas atrocities and collective punishment in Gaza”

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk said both Hamas and Israel had committed war crimes since the conflict erupted last month. “The atrocities perpetrated by Palestinian armed groups on October 7 were terrible, brutal and shocking: they were war crimes, as is the continued holding of hostages,” Türk was quoted as saying by international media. “Israel’s collective punishment of Palestinian civilians also constitutes a war crime, as does the illegal forced evacuation of civilians,” the UN high commissioner added. Türk expressed himself thus after visiting the Rafah crossing, which he defined as a symbolic lifeline for the 2.3 million people living in Gaza. “The lifeline has been unfairly, scandalously weak,” he said, calling for more humanitarian aid to be delivered to the Palestinian enclave.

The UN High Commissioner also urged both sides to accept a ceasefire based on three human rights imperatives: the provision of aid to Gaza, the release of hostages by Hamas, and the implementation of “a lasting end to the occupation based on the rights of Palestinians and Israelis to self-determination and their legitimate security interests.” Israel commented on the war crimes allegations by stating that “Israel Defense Force attacks against military targets are subject to the relevant provisions of international law, including the adoption of feasible precautions and the assessment that accidental damage to civilians is not excessive compared to to the military advantage expected from the attack”

Israel, dead soldiers rise to 32

The Israeli army today identified another soldier killed in the war against Hamas: 29-year-old Eliahou Elmakayes, whose death brings the number of soldiers who have died in the conflict to 32. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said Elmakayes was killed during yesterday’s fighting, while three other soldiers were seriously injured.

Hamas, 27 dead in yesterday’s bombings on the Strip. Victims in Nasser’s pediatric ward

At least 19 people were killed yesterday in a Israeli air strike on a house near a hospital in the Jabalia refugee camp in northern Gaza. This is supported by the Palestinian Ministry of the Interior, run by Hamas. For its part, the Ministry of Health, also run by Hamas, says that Eight people died in a bombing that hit the Nasser medical complex yesterday in the Gaza Strip. According to the same source, some of the victims were hospitalized in a pediatric ward. Images provided by the ministry and published by international media show holes in the walls of buildings and equipment destroyed or covered in dust.