On the 127th day of the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip – the number of martyrs increased to more than 28 thousand, and the occupation forces committed 16 massacres in this besieged strip.
Attacks by occupying forces on Rafah intensified, at a time when regional and international voices were raised warning that there would be a massive humanitarian catastrophe if Israel attacked Rafah.
Israel continued its incursions into the West Bank and bombardment of southern Lebanon, while demonstrations in support of Gaza took place in several European countries and demands for an immediate end to the aggression against it.
massacre and martyrdom
The Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip announced that the number of martyrs of the Israeli offensive on the Strip since October 7, 2023 has increased to 28,64 martyred and 67,611 injured.
He said the occupation had led to 16 massacres in the Gaza Strip, with 117 martyrs and 152 injured during the past 24 hours.
hind's body found
Today, the bodies of Palestinian girl Hind Rajab (6 years old) and five members of her family were found 12 days after contact with her was lost, and after Israeli occupation tanks surrounded her inside a vehicle and members of her relatives in the surrounding area. killed. At the “Finance Roundabout” in the Tal al-Hawa neighborhood, where he was instantly martyred. members of her family, while she and her cousin Layanne (14 years old) survived for some time.
The Palestinian Red Crescent announced the discovery of the bodies of two martyred paramedics after losing track of the mission to rescue child Hind 12 days earlier. It said the occupation deliberately targeted the ambulance meters away from the Hind family's vehicle.
Israeli attacks on Rafah
Israel launched several raids on Rafah, and medical sources in Gaza reported that the number of martyrs in Rafah had risen to 42 since this morning.
Two Palestinian police officers have been killed in an Israeli airstrike targeting their vehicle in a Brazilian neighborhood south of Rafah. A similar raid rocked the Tal al-Sultan neighborhood this morning, killing the director of the investigative service, Ahmed al-Yakoubi, his deputy, Ayman al-Rantisi, and the head of the supply investigation department in Rafah, Ibrahim . Shattat, as a result of the bombing of a civilian car by Israeli warplanes west of Rafah in the south of the Gaza Strip.
Warning of military operation in Rafah
Warnings have escalated – today – if Israel attacks Rafah, the last refuge for displaced persons in the besieged region, there would be a major humanitarian catastrophe.
The State of Qatar called on the UN Security Council to take immediate action to prevent Israel from attacking Rafah, and condemned in the strongest terms Israeli threats to attack the city.
For its part, the Saudi Foreign Ministry expressed its concern about the Israeli threat to attack Rafah, and warned of extremely dangerous consequences.
According to the Foreign Ministry, the UAE said it warns against Israel launching a military operation in Rafah, where displaced Palestinians are concentrated.
In return, the German Foreign Ministry said that any attack by Israeli forces on Rafah would be a humanitarian disaster.
The Canadian Foreign Ministry also expressed its concern over reports regarding the Israeli military operation in Rafah.
For its part, the government media office in Gaza warned that there would be global devastation and genocide if Israel invaded Rafah Governorate.
Furthermore, the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) warned that the occupation would lead to a massacre in Rafah, which is filled with displaced people living in harsh humanitarian conditions.
The military operation in Rafah will begin after the mass evacuation of civilians from the city and its suburbs is completed, the official Israeli Broadcasting Corporation said on Saturday.
The Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), said it was “able to target two Zionist tanks with 105 shells in Al-Yasin, southwest of the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza City.”
In turn, the al-Quds Brigades – the military wing of the Islamic Jihad movement – said its fighters bombed a gathering of Israeli soldiers and vehicles east of the Maghazi camp with mortar shells.
Infiltration into the West Bank
Israeli occupation forces attacked the city of Kafr Qaddum, east of the city of Qalqilya in the West Bank, and surrounded several areas of the city.
Offensives by occupying forces in the West Bank also included other towns, including Bani Na'im, east of Hebron, and Beit Omar, north of Hebron city in the south of the West Bank.
Today, Israel launched a series of raids on Lebanon, one of which targeted a Hamas official – according to the Israeli military – but he escaped assassination, according to a Lebanese security source.
Lebanese Hezbollah said it has taken control of an Israeli Skylark drone and that it is in good technical condition.
Israeli media reported that at least 10 missiles were fired from Lebanon toward western Galilee.
The occupation army announced that sirens had been struck in northern Israel, while Hezbollah confirmed that it targeted a building in the al-Manara settlement, which was occupied by Israeli soldiers with appropriate weapons, with a direct attack.
On the other hand, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdallahian discussed developments in the Israeli war on Gaza with Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah, Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati and Palestinian faction leaders in separate meetings in Beirut today.
raid in yemen
The Ansar Allah group (Houthis) said on Saturday that the United States and Britain targeted the al-Salif district in western Yemen's al-Hudaydah governorate with three raids.
The group also announced that 17 of its officers had been killed in a raid launched by the United States and Britain on Yemen, without specifying the place and time of their killing, and that, as it said, they would be given a solemn funeral. Was buried in procession.
On the other hand, the US Central Command said that its forces attacked two piloted boats and 5 cruise missiles which were prepared for launch in the Red Sea yesterday.
Demonstration in support of Gaza
Demonstrations and marches continue in several European capitals and cities – denouncing Israel's war on the Gaza Strip and demanding an immediate end to the war.
Today, 3 large demonstrations took place in the German capital Berlin with the participation of human rights organizations and protesters from other cities.
Dozens of protesters took to the streets of the Swedish city of Malmö to condemn the ongoing Israeli aggression against Gaza.
The French capital also saw a major demonstration demanding an end to Israel's war on the Gaza Strip.
In the British capital, pro-Palestine events took place in 34 cities, including more than 40 demonstrations.
Dozens of doctors and health workers took part in a march in Istanbul, Turkey on Saturday to show solidarity with the Palestinian Gaza Strip and protest Israeli attacks.
Israel's credit rating is being reduced
Moody's downgraded Israel's credit rating to “A2” with a negative outlook. Reuters said Moody's expects Israel's debt burden to increase compared to pre-war expectations.
Moody's justified the downgrade by “the war with Hamas and its fallout that increases political risks for Israel” and stressed that “escalation in the conflict with Hezbollah still exists, leading to the potential for a major negative impact on the Israeli economy.” It has increased.”