February 24, 2024

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Benjamin Netanyahu rejects Hamas' conditions for release of hostages

Benjamin Netanyahu rejects Hamas' conditions for release of hostages

Update on the situation – Hamas demands “end of war, withdrawal of our forces from Gaza” and “release of all murderers and rapists”, Israeli PM says

The Israeli army shelled the Gaza Strip on Sunday, where the human toll exceeded 25,000, according to Hamas, on the 107th day of the war for control of the tiny Palestinian territory. The leader of Hamas and the Turkish diplomatic chief exchanged blows on Saturday, while Iran threatened of Israel retaliated after five people died.Military advisors» Iranians in Damascus, Syria. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said:with all of them” About the pro-Palestine demonstration. Le Figaro takes on the conflict in the Middle East.

Netanyahu rejected Hamas's conditions for the hostages' release

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected it in a video on Sunday.Definitely» Palestinian Hamas conditions for release of hostages after late release of statement on October 7 attack. “I categorically reject the terms of surrender by the monsters of Hamas» What is requiredThe end of the war, the withdrawal of our forces from Gaza“and”Release of all murderers and rapists“, he announced.

A tunnel was discovered at Khan Yunis

The IDF said on Saturday it had discovered a tunnel in the large southern city of Khan Yunis, which has become the epicenter of the fighting.About twenty hostages» LockedWithout daylight“, with”Little oxygen and terrible humidity».

There the soldiers found paintings by a five-year-old child who had been captured. Hamas announced that 178 people had been killed in the past 24 hours. The Israeli military announced “Eliminated terrorists» To Khan Yunus.

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Homes were destroyed in the West Bank by the Israeli army

Violence has resurfaced in the West Bank, the Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 1967, at its lowest level in nearly 20 years. The Israeli army has carried out deadly operations there in recent days, destroying two family homes in Hebron belonging to Palestinian militants. According to the Palestinian Authority, at least 364 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli soldiers or settlers in the West Bank since Oct. 7, separated from Gaza by Israeli territory.

Hamas says 25,105 people were killed by Israel in Gaza

Air and ground attack by Israelannihilate» Hamas killed 25,105 people in Gaza, mostly civilians, and wounded 62,681, the Palestinian Authority's health ministry said Sunday. At least 1.7 percent of the roughly 2.4 million people living in the small besieged territory have been forced to flee their homes, the U.N. said. says, and the UN warns that all populations are at risk of famine and epidemics.

Exchanges between Hamas leader and Turkish diplomatic chief

Qatar-based Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh held talks with Turkish diplomatic chief Hakan Fidan in Turkey on Saturday.A two-state solution for an early ceasefire in Gaza, increased humanitarian aid, release of hostages and lasting peace», according to diplomatic sources on Sunday. Netanyahu's government has turned a deaf ear to international calls for a humanitarian ceasefire, vowing to prolong the war “Until complete victory» Against Hamas, classified as terrorists by the United States and the European Union.

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French minister of armed forces in Israel for second time in two months

French Armed Forces Minister Sébastien Lecornu met with the families of Hamas hostages in Israel before meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Galant on Monday. Exchanges include “The situation in Gaza, efforts to free French hostages and missing persons, the protection of civilians and the humanitarian support provided by France» But on attempts to avoid “Regional escalation, particularly in Lebanon and the Red SeaYemen's Houthi rebels are carrying out attacks against ships, the French minister's office said on Sunday.

Iran threatens to retaliate against Israel

Iran threatens Israel with retaliation after accusing it of killing fiveMilitary advisors» Iranians are on strike in Damascus. The war is heightening tensions between Israel and Hamas' allies.axis of resistance» This includes Iran, Lebanon's Hezbollah and Yemen's Houthi rebels. On the same day, a new attack was launched in western Iraq, targeting a base where US troops were stationed.Islamic Resistance in Iraq», a nebula of pro-Iranian militias.

London deems Netanyahu's comments on Palestinian sovereignty “disappointing”

British Defense Minister Grant Shabbs said:disappointment» Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed his opposition.Palestinian sovereignty» In Gaza. He added, “There is no other way» A two-state solution to the conflict in the region from the perspective of the United Kingdom.

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Israel shouldMake sure Gaza no longer poses a threat“, what “Contrary to the demand for Palestinian sovereignty“, Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated for his role in rejecting US, European and UN calls for the creation of a Palestinian state.

In Spain, Pedro Sánchez supports pro-Palestinian demonstrators

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Sunday offered his support to tens of thousands of people who took part in pro-Palestinian demonstrations in several Spanish cities earlier in the day. “We are with them all“Declares Socialist During Socialist Party Congress in Galicia (Northwest), Refers to Demonstrations”In many streets and villages in Spain (…) for the recognition of the State of Palestine and the end of the war in the Middle East.».