US rejects Israeli plan to maintain control of Gaza after war: Live updates
Secretary of State Antony Blinken declined on Wednesday Israel’s plan to maintain “comprehensive security responsibility” of the Gaza Strip after the war, saying that the Palestinian Authority must ultimately assume responsibility for the devastated Palestinian Strip.
Blinken, who was speaking after a meeting of G7 foreign ministers in Japan, said Israel and Hamas cannot lead Gaza after the war. The “voices and aspirations” of the Palestinian people must be at the heart of governance, and united with the West Bank under the leadership of the Palestinian Authority.
Blinken said: “There will be no reoccupation of Gaza after the end of the conflict.” “There will be no attempt to blockade or siege Gaza, nor to reduce the territory of Gaza.”
Earlier this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicated Israel’s plans to do so Maintain a tight grip They bear “overall security responsibility” in Gaza when the war ends. The war has raged since October 7, when Hamas militants stormed the border and killed more than 1,400 Israelis, most of them civilians. The Gaza Ministry of Health says that the Israeli attack on Gaza led to the death of more than 10,000 Palestinians.
Israeli forces penetrate deep into Gaza City: Netanyahu is open to “short pauses” to get help
∎ The Israeli army said it is extending the period during which the corridor will remain open for Gazans in the north to move south.
∎ The Israeli army announced that an Israeli fighter jet killed the head of Hamas’ weapons and industries department. Mohsen Abu Zeina was “an expert in developing strategic weapons and missiles.”
Rashida Tlaib’s House Rebuke: MP defends his statements regarding Israel
The House of Representatives reprimands the American congresswoman of Palestinian origin
The House of Representatives voted Tuesday night in favor Convicting the only Palestinian-American in CongressRepresentative Rashida Tlaib, Democrat of Michigan, for her comments regarding the war between Israel and Hamas. The move to censure Tlaib was approved by 234 votes–188. All but four House Republicans voted for the measure, which was supported by nearly two dozen House Democrats.
Among Tlaib’s statements that sparked the most controversy in Congress was his use of the phrase “from the river to the sea.” A slogan meaning the creation of the Palestinian human being The country extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River. Supporters of Israel say this phrase is anti-Semitic And the call for the destruction of the State of Israel. Tlaib defended the phrase as “an ambitious call for freedom, human rights and peaceful coexistence, not death, destruction and hatred.” Read more here.
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Doctors Without Borders laboratories were among dozens killed in the bombing
Today, Wednesday, Doctors Without Borders announced the killing of a laboratory technician working for Doctors Without Borders in Gaza, along with a number of his family members. Muhammad Al-Ahl was at his home in Al-Shati refugee camp when the area was bombed on Tuesday. The agency said that the building in which he lived collapsed, killing dozens.
“We reiterate our call for an immediate ceasefire to prevent further deaths and allow the entry of much-needed humanitarian supplies,” the agency said in a statement. statement. He added: “The international community must take stronger measures to stop the bloodshed in Gaza.”
Contributing: The Associated Press
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