Diplomatic steps to discuss massacre against families in Gaza and second ceasefire

The health ministry in Gaza said Israeli occupation forces carried out 12 massacres against families in the Gaza Strip during the past 24 hours, leaving 107 martyred and 165 injured, at a time when a second ceasefire resolution was being discussed in the territory. Diplomatic movements are being seen for. ,

The Health Ministry in Gaza said the number of martyrs since the start of the Israeli war on October 7 has risen to 27,238, while the number of injured has reached 66,452.

Two Palestinians were martyred and three were wounded by Israeli snipers in the al-Nasr neighborhood in Gaza City, Al Jazeera correspondent reported, as clashes and violent bombardment continued in neighborhoods in the west of the city.

In Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, 24 Palestinians were killed and dozens injured in Israeli air strikes on the homes of the Hijazi and al-Hams families.

Al Jazeera's correspondent also said that 4 Palestinians were martyred and dozens were injured in an Israeli bombardment of the home of the Abu Nusair family in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip early today. Funeral prayers for the martyrs were held at Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital.

Meanwhile, 18 Palestinians were killed and dozens injured in Israeli bombings targeting homes in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

The city of Rafah, where millions of Palestinians have taken refuge to escape fighting between Israeli forces and the Palestinian resistance in the Gaza Strip, saw intensified Israeli attacks on Saturday, as diplomatic efforts continue to reach a new ceasefire . Tension is increasing in the area.

Shortly after midnight, the French news agency reported that loud attacks were heard in the town in the far south of the strip, near the border with Egypt.

The Health Ministry announced that at least 100 civilians were killed overnight in attacks targeting two residential buildings, 14 of them in the early hours of Saturday.

In recent weeks, Israeli operations have focused on the neighboring city of Khan Younis, the second largest city by area in the Gaza Strip.

cease fire movement

Efforts and calls to reach a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip have recently intensified, amid cautious optimism towards the conclusion of a prisoner and captive exchange agreement between the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) and Israel.

Hamas political bureau chief Ismail Haniyeh is expected to visit Egypt again to discuss a proposal drawn up during a meeting in Paris in late January between CIA Director William Burns and Egyptian, Israeli and Qatari officials.

A source in the movement said that the proposal consists of 3 phases, and the first phase provides for a ceasefire lasting 6 weeks, during which Israel would release 200 to 300 Palestinians in exchange for the release of 35 to 40 prisoners detained in Gaza. Will release the prisoners. , provided that between 200 will be able to enter. Up to 300 aid trucks per day into Gaza.

However, Israel insists that it will not permanently end its war on Gaza until it eliminates the Hamas movement, frees all prisoners, and respects security in its lands. Doesn't get the guarantee, as it says.

The ceasefire proposal will be at the center of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's new trip to the region starting on Sunday, which will include stops in Qatar, Egypt, Israel, the occupied West Bank and Saudi Arabia.

Blinken said Friday evening that he wanted to work on “lasting peace in the region, including permanent security for Israelis and Palestinians” during the visit.

This will be the fifth time Blinken has visited the region since the start of the Israeli war on Gaza.

In turn, French Foreign Minister Stephane Segournet – today, Saturday – will begin a Middle Eastern tour that will continue until Tuesday, and will focus on political prospects for the post-war period in Gaza.

This round, which will include Egypt, Jordan, Israel, the Palestinian territories and Lebanon, will move towards a “ceasefire and the liberation of hostages” and “open political horizons” based on the existing two-state solution. According to what French Foreign Ministry spokesman Christophe said, the Palestinian state stands with Israel. Lemoyne.

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