“An attack on Kibbutz Kissufim with 107 rockets.”
The Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement, announced that it targeted Kibbutz Kissufim in the Negev Desert with 107 missiles. Report it Al Jazeera.
Media: Civilians were killed in Lebanon by Israeli raids
Official Lebanese media said that Israeli bombing killed two civilians in the south of the country, hours after the end of the truce between Israel and Hamas that largely halted cross-border shooting along the border between the two countries. Al-Ani National News Agency said that “two civilians” were killed in the town of Houla “after their house was targeted by enemy bombing,” explaining that they were Nasifa Mazraani and her son Muhammad. A local official and rescue workers confirmed their deaths to AFP.
Blinken: “The truce ended due to Hamas’ violation”
The truce between Israel and Hamas ended because Palestinian militiamen decided to violate the agreement. This was stated by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Dubai, where he is attending the COP28 climate conference. Blinken added that Israel has the right to self-defense, explaining that the Israelis warned the residents of the Gaza Strip of the need to move to safer areas away from danger.
Hezbollah claims the attack along the border
The Lebanese Hezbollah group claimed responsibility for an attack in which it targeted Israeli soldiers “with sufficient weapons” near a military site along the border with Israel. Reported by Al Jazeera. This announcement represents the first attack for which the group claims responsibility since the end of the truce this morning. Hezbollah and Israel largely respected an undeclared ceasefire along the border over the past week amid a truce agreed upon with Hamas. The Lebanese group said that the border with Israel will remain an active front line as long as the Israeli aggression against Gaza continues.
“A Turkish photographer was killed in the bombings”
The journalist at the Turkish Anatolia News Agency, photographer Montaser Al-Sawaf, was martyred in an air strike launched by an Israeli fighter jet on Gaza City. Anatolia itself denounces this, and speaks of “martyrdom.” The journalist had reported in recent days that 45 members of his family were killed in Israeli raids, including his mother, father, and two brothers, along with their children. He was injured in the face during the raid.
MSF to Israel: “Immediately cancel evacuation orders”
Doctors Without Borders reported that the Israeli army asked residents of some neighborhoods in the central region and Khan Yunis to move south towards Rafah. There are two clinics supported by MSF, the Martyrs Clinic and the Bani Suhaila Clinic, in the area subject to the evacuation order. The Beni Suhaila Clinic receives about 700 patients for outpatient visits every day, most of whom are internally displaced people. Nearly one million displaced people have taken refuge in southern Gaza, where they currently live in tragic conditions. Many civilians have been displaced several times since October 7. Citizens have been ordered to move south, but there is no safe place in Gaza due to indiscriminate bombing and ongoing fighting. MSF therefore calls on the Israeli forces to immediately lift evacuation orders and urges all parties to protect civilians and vital infrastructure. The humanitarian organization concluded that a permanent ceasefire is needed now.
The Israeli Army: More than 200 targets were struck in the Strip today
“The IDF has struck more than two hundred terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip since seven o’clock this morning,” when the truce agreed upon with Hamas ended. This was announced by Israeli army spokesman Daniel Hagari in a tweet. He added in particular that “the forces destroyed areas filled with explosives, tunnel entrances, launching sites and military headquarters used by the Hamas terrorist organization as they prepared to resume fighting.”
United Nations: The resumption of fighting is disastrous
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk described the resumption of fighting in Gaza as “catastrophic” and urged all participants and influential countries to redouble their efforts to secure a ceasefire. In a statement issued in Geneva on Friday, Türk said the situation in Gaza was “beyond crisis point,” with more Palestinians facing the risk of being killed or “forced displacement in areas of Gaza that are already overcrowded and unsanitary.” Türk then reminded all parties to the conflict “of their commitment to allowing and facilitating the rapid and unhindered passage of humanitarian relief supplies to civilians in difficulty throughout Gaza.”
Netanyahu: Forward until the elimination of Hamas
“Our forces are going on the offensive. We continue to struggle with all our might until we achieve our goals: recovering our hostages, destroying Hamas, and ensuring that Gaza will never pose a threat to Israel again.” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wrote this at the end of his speech: “Shabbat Shalom.”
Erdogan: “Crimes against humanity in Gaza”
“What is happening in Gaza is a crime against humanity and a war crime,” and “the loss of more than 16,000 innocent Palestinian civilians, most of whom are children and women, due to Israeli attacks cannot be justified in any way.” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced this while speaking at the Cop28 conference in Dubai, and pointed the finger at Israel. The Turkish President said: “The perpetrators must be held accountable under international law.” Erdogan then stressed the necessity of “establishing an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as its capital.”
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