Israel and Hamas hold up their swords at the start of the seventh day of hostilities

Israel and Hamas continued their bombing campaigns this morning, with the Islamist movement and its related armed groups firing more than 130 rockets against Israeli territory, while the Hebrew army hit more than 90 targets. The organization in Gaza, including senior Hamas officials who have killed another five Palestinians, to a total of 150 since hostilities began on Monday.

The project exchange takes place on a meeting day. On the one hand, the United Nations Security Council is preparing to discuss Spanish Peninsula Time from 6 p.m., which has become the largest escalation of fighting in the region since 2014. The council will also meet in case of emergency by the Israeli government, whose Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended the operation last night as “moral and fair”.

In the past few hours, a new ceasefire measure with Egyptian mediation has been announced that has not yet borne fruit. According to sources in the daily Al Araby Al Jadid, Egypt has requested a temporary cessation of hostilities in order for the emergency services in the Gaza Strip to operate as quietly as possible to search for survivors of the Israeli bombings in the rubble.

Israel and Hamas hold up their swords at the start of the seventh day of hostilities
Israel and Hamas hold up their swords at the start of the seventh day of hostilities

However, the negotiations stalled because Hamas has indicated that it will not accept Israel’s condition to suspend rocket fire completely for the duration of the ceasefire, while Israel has been “completely adamant” on that condition.

Half of the 130 or so rockets that have been fired by Hamas in the past few hours have reached points in central and southern Israel without causing any significant loss or material damage, according to the Israeli army. This is the second offensive against central Israel in the past 24 hours, after the one unleashed yesterday afternoon that killed an Israeli in Ramat Gan.

In total, Hamas has fired around 2,500 rockets at Israel since the start of the hostilities, killing 10 Israelis for the time being.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced this Sunday that they had attacked the home of Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar in the Gaza Strip, as well as that of his brother Mohamed Sinwar, senior manager of logistics operations, the workforce of the organization in the Palestinian enclave.

According to sources in the newspaper “Haaretz”, the local Hamas leader was not in his residence – in the city of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip – at the time of the attack – one of several that Israel has used against those responsible for the organization. in Gaza for the last few hours.

With this in mind, Israel has confirmed bombings against the residences of “number two” of the organization in Gaza and the representative of Sinwar, Jalil al Haya, and against the head of the party for special operations for the area, Raed Saad.

Attacks have also been launched against the office of Samah Saraj, director of planning and development in the organization’s political office, home of Yusuf Abd al Ahoub, commander of Hamas’ Zeitun battalion in Gaza City.

The Israeli army has also confirmed attacks on dozens of arms production and storage facilities in Sabra Tel Aloha, Sheikh Umdan and Gaza City, as well as the destruction of around 40 rocket launchers intended for attacks against Israel.

According to Palestinian medical sources, at least five Palestinians died in the bombings this morning, bringing the death toll to 150. More than a thousand Palestinians have been injured since the offensive began.

After all, Israeli military sources assume that if the low fuel at its main power plant runs out of fuel, the Gaza Strip will be without electricity today. It is worth remembering that when fighting broke out last Monday, the Israeli army closed the Kerem Shalom crossing, through which the main oil pipeline to Gaza runs, blocked the flow of fuel to the Strip and reduced the amount of fuel. Electricity in the enclave for four to five hours a day.

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