Most important developments of the 117th day of Israeli war on Gaza

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On the 117th day of the ongoing Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip, the Hamas movement called on human rights organizations to document Israel's crime of executing 30 handcuffed Palestinians in the northern Gaza Strip, while Israeli incursions into areas of the West Bank continued .

Gaza Strip

Israeli occupation forces continued to bomb residential areas and communities of displaced persons, while the Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip announced that the occupation had carried out 16 massacres in the Strip, claiming 150 martyrs and 313 injured during the past 24 hours. Has been done The number of victims of the attack since last October 7 has been 26,900 martyred and 65,949 injured.

Al Jazeera's correspondent said the occupation blew up a residential square in the center of Khan Younis governorate on Wednesday morning, and bombarded the center and west of the governorate with artillery, while the Palestinian Red Crescent Society said Israeli occupation forces destroyed a courtyard. Attacked Al Amal hospital west of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.

The al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), published a video clip showing its fighters clashing with occupation forces in the Tal al-Hawa neighborhood, west of Gaza City.

On the other hand, Hamas called on human rights organizations to document the crime of Israel's execution of 30 handcuffed Palestinians in a school in the occupied Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip, while the Palestinian Prisoners' Club said that the bodies were being found . The 30 martyrs – handcuffed – were executed for their “crimes of hanging.” There is clear evidence of “Zionism”, and growing data indicating that detainees from Gaza have been executed as massacres continue in the Strip.

UNRWA Agency

The Israeli campaign against the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) continued on Wednesday, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claiming it had been infiltrated by the Hamas movement, adding that its mission should be ended immediately. Needed

In turn, EU foreign policy official Josep Borrell said he agreed with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that what is happening in Gaza is “a wound on our common conscience,” adding that UNRWA's life-saving work It has a backbone. Humanitarian response in Gaza, calling for a rapid response to the problem of the involvement of some of its staff in the Hamas attack on 7 October.

As of January 26, 18 countries and the European Union have decided to suspend their funding to UNRWA based on Israeli allegations that 12 of the agency's staff have been killed in the “al-Aqsa flood” carried out by Hamas against the army on October 7, 2023. Took part in the operation. Bases and settlements. Israelis in the Gaza Strip.

Western coast

The Palestinian Prisoner and Former Prisoner Affairs Authority and the Palestinian Prisoner Club said on Wednesday that Israeli occupation forces launched a new arrest campaign in the West Bank, targeting about 28 Palestinians, including two women, increasing the total number of detainees . 6,240 Palestinians have been in the West Bank since October 7.

The Commission and the Club reported that the arrest campaign was concentrated in the governorates of Nablus, Ramallah and Qalqilya, while the remaining arrests were distributed among the governorates of Bethlehem, Jenin and Jerusalem.

On Wednesday evening, Al Jazeera's correspondent said Israeli occupation forces attacked the town of Qabalan, south of the city of Nablus in the West Bank, and launched raids and arrests among civilians.

lebanon

Israeli media outlets, including the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper and the Ynet website, said the Israeli military decided on Wednesday to reduce the number of troops deployed in Israeli areas near the Lebanese border and reduce the number of troops deployed in the area.

On the ground, Lebanese Hezbollah said it targeted a gathering of Israeli occupation troops in al-Tihat Hill in southern Lebanon with missiles, causing a direct hit. Its fighters also targeted the Israeli al-Manara Colony with appropriate weapons, resulting in an exchange of fire. Direct hit on one of the buildings.

Israeli army radio said sirens were activated in Shlomi in the Upper Galilee after two shells fired from southern Lebanon were detected. On the other hand, reports speak of 3 Israeli strikes targeting areas between the cities of Hanin and al-Tiri in southern Lebanon.

the Red Sea

Ansar Allah group (Houthis) military spokesman Yahya Sari announced that the group fired missiles at the US destroyer USS Greeley in the Red Sea, hours after the US military announced that it had shot down a Houthi missile in the area.

The group planned to continue targeting American and British warships in the Red Sea in self-defense, the spokesman said in a statement broadcast on Houthi-run al-Masirah TV.

On the other hand, US forces said they destroyed a Houthi missile that posed an “imminent threat” to US aircraft. The Houthis also spoke of American and British forces launching multiple airstrikes on Saada governorate in the northwest in the evening. Country.

political developments

The Wall Street Journal quoted US officials as saying that Washington has been pressing for a long-term ceasefire in the Gaza Strip to stop Israel's military advance. The newspaper said US negotiators believe it is difficult for Israel to resume the war at its current strength after a long pause.

Meanwhile, Israeli Channel 12 said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu informed the families of Israeli detainees in the Gaza Strip that he would approve a prisoner exchange deal with Hamas that would not harm Israel's security, even if it would harm their The government should fall.

The same channel quoted Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich as saying that halting the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip for a month for an exchange deal could jeopardize the entire war and result in much higher prices in the Gaza Strip and on other fronts. Are. The extremist minister said: “We are prepared to bear the high price for the hostage deal, but why doesn't Yahya Sinwar, the Hamas leader in Gaza, pay it and why can't we?”

In turn, Qatar's Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani stressed that his country's goal is to quickly conclude negotiations and mediation efforts between Hamas and Israel, end the war on Gaza and return to Israel. Have to return. captive.

In a statement to US national radio (NPR), the Qatari prime minister said he hoped “nothing will happen that would undermine our efforts, or jeopardize the process,” adding that Qatari mediation has achieved results. Nothing was achieved by the fighting, including the release of over 100 captives, he said, adding that “the operation proved successful. The military operation did not do that, it was quite the opposite. In fact, some of them were killed.”

In turn, Qatari Foreign Ministry spokesman Majid al-Ansari today told the American “PBS” network that negotiations between Hamas and Israel “are now at a good time,” and the parties have reached a resolution on a number of matters that have been pending through mediators for two months. Are away from. ,

A Qatari Foreign Ministry spokesman said that Hamas announced that it had received a draft and was discussing it, noting that the issue dated back two weeks.

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