Israel announced that the intensive phase of its operations in southern Gaza “will end soon”

Israeli military vehicles move out of the Gaza Strip, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, as seen from southern Israel, January 15, 2024. REUTERS/Amir Cohen TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY (AMIR COHEN/)

The “intensive phase” of the fighting in the south of Loop “It will end soon,” he said. Israeli Defense Minister after more than a hundred days of war that, according to Hamashave left 24,000 dead in the Palestinian territory.

At the beginning of the war in October, “we clearly said that the intensive phase of operations would last approximately three months“said Monday night Minister Yoav Gallant.

“In the north of Loop, this phase comes to an end. In the south, we are going to get it and this will be over soon,” he added.

But throughout the night, the Israeli aircraft bombed the area of Khan Younisin the south of the Stripeepicenter of the fighting in recent weeks and where, according to the Hebrew State Armythe local leadership of Hamas.

The press office of palestinian islamist movement said that the latter night bombings about Loop They left a total of 78 dead and numerous injured.

The Defense Forces withdrew five brigades deployed in the enclave in December, as part of a reduction in the intensity of fighting in the northern part of the region (REUTERS/Amir Cohen)
The Defense Forces withdrew five brigades deployed in the enclave in December, as part of a reduction in the intensity of fighting in the northern part of the region (REUTERS/Amir Cohen) (AMIR COHEN/)

On the eve, Hamas reported the death of two Israeli hostages through a video in which a young woman, also kidnapped by the group, announced the deaths.

“They died in Zionist bombings on Loop”, stated the armed branch of the movement. He israeli army rejected these “lies” and denounced “the brutal use of innocent hostages”.

“Risk of famine”

He UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterresasked again for a humanitarian ceasefire “immediate” in the Gaza Stripwhich he considers necessary to ensure the arrival of aid to the population and to “facilitate the release of hostages.”

The war began with the unprecedented attack of Hamas against Israel on October 7, which killed around 1,140 people, mostly civilians, according to a count by the AFP based on official Israeli figures. Among the dead there are more than 300 soldiers.

Islamist fighters too They kidnapped about 250 people. A hundred were released during a truce in Novemberbut 132 are still in Loopof which 25 would have died, according to recent estimates by the Israeli authorities.

Israel announced air strikes against Hezbollah “positions” in the Lebanese town of Marun ar Ras, near its northern border (EUROPA PRESS/ARCHIVE)
Israel announced air strikes against Hezbollah “positions” in the Lebanese town of Marun ar Ras, near its northern border (EUROPA PRESS/ARCHIVE) (Europa Press/Contact/Koby Gideo/)

The Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip has left some 24,100 dead, mostly women and minors, according to the Hamas Ministry of Health.

He conflict has caused the displacement of the vast majority of the 2.4 million inhabitants of this small territory.

In a joint statement, UNICEFhe World Food Program and the WHO warned of “the risk of famine” and “deadly disease epidemics” in Loopand called for “fundamental changes” in the delivery of humanitarian aid, including opening new, “safer and faster” entry points.

“Children do not stop being sick. “They don’t stop coughing and having colds, their clothes aren’t thick enough to keep them warm,” she told the AFP Raidah Aouadfrom the makeshift shelter of his family in the city of Rafahat the southern tip of Loop.

Extension of hostilities

The hostilities generated by war extend beyond the Gaza Strip.

On Monday in a suburb of Tel Aviva woman died and thirteen people were injured after being hit by a vehicleaccording to policewhich arrested two Palestinian suspects.

He conflict also accentuates the regional tensions between Israel and his allies on the one hand and Iran and his “resistance shaft” formed by armed groups such as Hamasthe Houthi rebels of Yemen or the Lebanese Hezbollah movement.

Hostilities generated by the war extend beyond the Gaza Strip (REUTERS/Amir Cohen)
The hostilities generated by the war extend beyond the Gaza Strip (REUTERS/Amir Cohen) (AMIR COHEN/)

At night, Israel announced air strikes against “positions” of Hezbollah in the Lebanese town of Marun ar Rasnear your northern borderwhere exchanges of fire are regular.

Off the coast of Yemenan American cargo ship was hit on Monday by a missile fired by the Houthis.

On Tuesday morning, the British maritime safety agency UKMTO reported a new “incident” in the Red Sea, although without giving more details.

Last weekend, USA and United Kingdom They bombed Houthi positions in Yemen in response to the attacks by this group against ships in the Red Sea in “solidarity” with the Palestinians of Loop.

And in Iranthe Guardians of the Revolution launched missile attacks against Syria and close to Erbilin it Iraqi Kurdistanwhere they said they had destroyed an “espionage” center Israelsaid the official agency IRNA.

(AFP)

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