Israeli genocide in Gaza
More than two months into Israel’s genocidal onslaught on Gaza, the regime presses ahead with its airstrikes and ground attacks across the blockaded territory. A new Israeli strike on two homes in Al-Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza has left nearly 30 Palestinians dead. Civilian structures, including schools, hospitals and mosques, are still among main targets of the regime’s air raids. Gaza officials say Israel is deliberately destroying healthcare facilities in northern Gaza where some 800-thousand Palestinians are left without access to medical services. In the south, the regime has intensified its attacks on Palestinians. The city of Khan Yunis is targeted by intense airstrikes, which have killed scores of Palestinians so far. Israeli gunboats are also pounding the coastal areas of Khan Yunis and Rafah. There are no immediate reports on the number of fatalities there. The overall death toll from the regime’s relentless bombardment now stands at over 16-thousand and two-hundred.
Israel 'death traps'
A senior Hamas official has condemned Israel’s incessant attacks on southern Gaza, which had been declared safe by the regime after it ordered the people to move there. Osama Hamdan, who is also the representative of Hamas resistance movement in Lebanon, said the so-called safe areas announced by the Israeli regime are actually death traps. Elsewhere in his remarks, Hamdan held Israel responsible for obstructing the extension of the temporary humanitarian truce in Gaza after its expiry last Friday. He stressed that the movement will not accept negotiations with the occupying regime under fire. Hamdan noted that the sole way to solve the Palestinian issue and bring stability to the region is ending the occupation of the Palestinians territories.
Israel onslaught on Gaza
Iran’s foreign minister has warned that the coming days will be dreadful for Israel, given the Palestinian resistance's powerful response to the regime’s aggression against Gaza. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the comment in a phone call with his Qatari counterpart Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani. The two ministers condemned Israel’s atrocities against women and children in the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank. They urged the international community to take immediate steps to end the regime’s war crimes, genocide, and blatant violations of international law. Earlier, Amir-Abdollahian had called on Egypt to open the Rafah border crossing without any preconditions to facilitate flow of medicines, food and fuel into the besieged territory.
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