Israel bombs Gaza and Rafah, Netanyahu cancels the war cabinet


By John

Benjamin Netanyahu announced the dissolution of the war cabinet. The prime minister – according to the media – informed the ministers during the meeting of the political security cabinet after the recent resignations of Benny Gantz and Gadi Eisenkot from the war cabinet. Netanyahu is expected to continue holding limited meetings for “consultation” purposes, which have already taken place in the presence of ministers Yoav Gallant, Ron Dermer and the head of the National Assembly Tzachi Hanegbi.

The army continues military operations in Rafah

Five people died and 13 others were injured following an Israeli bombardment that hit a house in the city of Gaza this evening. Two more victims yesterday evening in Rafah, in the south of the Strip. This was reported by the Palestinian news agency Wafa. A residential building was hit in the Zarqa neighborhood, after another raid hit a house in the Sheikh Radwan area. Last night two more victims in Rafah, in the south of the Strip.

The toll in the Palestinian enclave since 7 October has been at least 37,337 dead and 85,299 injured, according to data from the local Ministry of Health managed by the Islamist movement Hamas.

The army is continuing its “targeted and intelligence-based” operations in Rafah, southern Gaza. Military spokesman Daniel Hagari made this known according to which “numerous weapons were located and a series of structures equipped with explosives were hit which posed a threat to the soldiers” 17/israel-bombarda-gaza-e-rafah-netanyahu-zeros-the-war-gabinet-0f2ded61-377e-4b70-90b6-0998bd76d514/.”At the same time – continued the same source – in the Tel Sultan area , several terrorists who posed a threat to the troops were eliminated in close combat and by drones.” In addition to Rafah, soldiers are continuing to operate in the central part of Gaza where “armed terrorists were eliminated in close combat. A series of military structures that posed a threat to the soldiers and used by Hamas for terrorist purposes were also destroyed.”

Al Jazeera, attacks throughout Gaza during the night

There were attacks throughout the Gaza Strip overnight, from the northern town of Beit Hanoon to the city of Rafah, along with heavy artillery attacks along the eastern border. Al Jazeera reports it, speaking of “heavy attacks in the central and eastern parts of Rafah”. Israeli forces, writes Al Jazeera, continued to demolish houses in the eastern part and near the Philadelphia Corridor. According to Qatari TV, the Israeli army carried out heavy artillery attacks in central Gaza, including the refugee camps of Bureij and Maghazi and the south-eastern part of the city of Deir el-Balah.