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Things to remember from Sunday, February 25

Things to remember from Sunday, February 25

Bombings continued on Sunday in Rafah and elsewhere in the Gaza Strip.

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Palestinians leave the city of Deir al-Balah in the Gaza Strip on February 25, 2024.  (Ali Jadallah / Anadolu / AFP)

Benjamin Netanyahu assessed in an interview CBS On Sunday, February 25, a military offensive in Rafah would guarantee Israel “a few weeks” A “Total Victory” On Hamas. Bombings continued in the city and elsewhere in the Gaza Strip, putting the death toll from the conflict at 29,692, according to Gaza's health ministry. Here's what to remember from Sunday.

Famine in Gaza 'avoidable', says UNRWA

Famine may still exist “abandoned” If Israel allows humanitarian agencies to bring more aid into Gaza, the UN will help Palestinian refugees. UNRWA head Philippe Lazzarini pleaded on Sunday. According to the UN, 2.2 million people, the majority of the population, are threatened by famine in the Gaza Strip. Severe food shortages may occur “explosion” Child mortality rate in the north of the territory where one in six children under two years of age is severely malnourished.

“This is a man-made disaster (…) and the world has vowed not to allow another famine”Philippe Lazzarini wrote on the social network “Famine can still be averted with a genuine political will to provide access and protection to meaningful aid.”

According to Washington, negotiations on a ceasefire are progressing

White House National Security Adviser Jack Sullivan said Sunday that discussions on a possible agreement that would make it possible to reach a ceasefire in Gaza advanced during recent talks in Paris. “It is true that the representatives of Israel, the United States, Egypt and Qatar (…) reached a common position on the definitions between the four” A possible deal for the release of the hostages and “Temporary Ceasefire”he said on CNN.

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“I'm not going to go into the details of that because they're still under negotiation.”Added by Jake Sullivan. “There should be indirect discussions between Qatar and Egypt with Hamas, because ultimately, they will have to agree to release the hostages. This work is ongoing, He promised. We hope to reach a point where there is a firm and final agreement on this issue in the coming days.”

Tel Aviv announces the death of a soldier, whose body is kept in Gaza

The Israeli military confirmed on Sunday that a 19-year-old soldier, Oz Daniel, was killed during Hamas attacks on October 7. According to the IDF, his remains are currently being held by an Islamist group in the Gaza Strip. With this, the number of bodies of hostages in the Palestinian territories has risen to 31.

The Families Forum, the main organization of relatives of hostages kidnapped on October 7, paid tribute to the young man in a press release. “Loved life and people and had an infectious smile and sense of humor”. Oz Daniel was a guitarist and fan of the band Guns N' Roses. “Believing in the Power of Music to Change the World”, the forum noted. Despite the absence of remains, a funeral will be held on Monday in Kaffar Sabah, where the young man lived.

Netanyahu promises that a ceasefire will “delay” the offensive in Rafah

“Overall success will come not within months, but within weeks, when we start operations” Army in Rafah, Benjamin Netanyahu said during an interview with American channel CBS on Sunday. According to the Israeli Prime Minister, this southern city is the “The Last Castle” of Hamas. The leader is determined to launch a ground attack there, despite international protests. “If we have an agreement [sur une trêve]It will be somewhat delayed, but it will happen.”He said about this military operation.

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Benjamin Netanyahu indicated that he will meet with military officials on Sunday. “Dual plan, evacuation plan [la population] “Plan for Dismantling Remaining Battalions” of Hamas militants. “There's room” So the public “Go north of Rafa and go to the areas where we finished the fight”, announced the Israeli Prime Minister. According to the United Nations, nearly 1.5 million people have crammed into the city, which borders Egypt, in a dire humanitarian situation.