Netanyahu: ‘Israel does not want to govern Gaza’
Israel is there not out to occupy and govern Gaza. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said this on Thursday to the American television channel Fox. He does think that after the end of the war against the militant Palestinian movement Hamas must be “a credible force”. who enters the enclave if there is a military threat. According to medical sources, the Israeli attacks on Gaza have already caused more than 10,800 deaths.
Earlier, Netanyahu had said that Israel would remain responsible for Gaza’s security indefinitely, which went down poorly in the United States, Israel’s most important ally. Washington stated that it was against an occupation of Gaza by Israel.
Netanyahu told Fox that there is one civilian administration in Gazabut that Israel will ensure that large-scale attacks on Israelsuch as by Hamas on October 7, which left more than 1,400 dead, can no longer happen.
The United States believes that the Palestinian Authority should take over the administration. Hamas put an end to the rule of the Palestinian Authority in Gaza in 2007. The Palestinian Authority itself, including President Mahmoud Abbas, wants to return to Gaza, but also wants there There is talk of returning the territories conquered by Israel in 1967.
Washington says attack on weapons depot in Syria caused no casualties
The American one attack on a weapons depot in Deir ez-Zor, Syriawhich is used by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and affiliated groups no casualties made. The Pentagon said this on Thursday. For example, the US Department of Defense contradicts the report from the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). That spoke of nine fatalities on Wednesday. They are said to have had links with pro-Iranian militias.
fell on Wednesday two American F-15 aircraft the storage location. US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin spoke of one “self-defense attack”. It would be a response to the attacks of pro-Iranian militias on US personnel in Iraq and Syria. These militias had stepped up their attacks in recent weeks in response to the Israeli attacks on Gaza, which have now been going on for more than a month.
“At this time we have not recorded any casualties,” said Sabrina Singh, deputy spokeswoman for the Pentagon. According to the Pentagon, US troops have been in Iraq and Syria since October 17 already attacked 46 times. 56 people were slightly injured, Sabrina Singh added. In the context of the fight against the jihadist group Islamic State 2,500 American troops are in Iraq and 900 in Syria.
Building in southern Israeli city of Eilat hit by drone
In the Israeli resort Eilat has had a building hit by a drone. There were reportedly no injuries. Later, the military also said that the anti-aircraft downed a missile over the Red Sea. Yemen’s Houthis say they have launched a rocket attack on Israel, including on military targets in Eilat.
Eilat is located in the southernmost tip of Israel on the Gulf of Aqaba, a branch of the Red Sea. In recent weeks it has been in that city air raid sirens have been sounded more than once, but then the missiles and drones could be shot out of the sky. According to Israel, the Yemeni Houthis were responsible for those attacks. That rebel group, which, like Hamas and Hezbollah, is supported by Iran, confirmed that it had carried out attacks on southern Israel.
Last week, Israel announced it would deploy additional missile boats to the Red Sea to defend itself against air strikes from the south.
Balance after Israeli raid on West Bank rises to 14 dead
Fourteen Palestinians were killed on Thursday during a military operation by the Israeli army in Jenin, in the north of the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced this. Eight deaths were previously reported.
Got there also injured more than twenty people. According to reports in Palestinian media, the army ended the operation, which started in the morning, by the evening. The Israeli army said it carried out a drone strike on the Jenin refugee camp. The people there would shot at soldiers and threw explosives.
It Israeli army itself reported ten deaths and arrested twenty suspects, including suspected members of the extremist organization Islamic Jihad. The soldiers also discovered weapons. According to the Palestinian aid organization Red Crescent, one of their employees was injured during the raid.
Five arrests after pro-Palestinian demonstrators climb onto the Scottish parliament building
The Scottish police on Thursday five people arrested after a pro-Palestinian protest on the roof of Parliament in Edinburgh.
The demonstrators had climbed onto the roof of the building and carried a Palestinian flag and a banner reading “Stop arming Israel” hung above the building’s main entrance.
They told reporters that they demonstrated against the “genocide” of the Palestinians. After several hours they came down from the roof and were arrested.
The Parliament’s work was not disrupted, a parliament spokesperson said afterwards. The Liberal Scottish Government has been calling for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip for some time.
Paris sees “Russian interference” in Star of David tags
France condemns the role of a Russian network in “artificially amplifying” and “spreading it first” on social media of photos of tags of stars of david in paris. The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs said this on Thursday.
In the press release, the Foreign Affairs accuses the Russian network Recent Reliable News (RRN). “This new operation of digital Russian interference is evidence of one persistent opportunistic and irresponsible strategye to exploit international crises, to sow confusion and create tensions,” it said.
On October 31st dozens of Stars of David found on facades of buildings in the fourteenth arrondissement in Pariss, and in other places in Paris and its suburbs. The Stars of David were applied with stencils.
An investigating judge must identify the perpetrators and determine their motive. The trace of a client abroad is “not excluded at this time”, says the French court. “It may have happened at the express request of a person abroad.”
The tags caused a lot of fuss in France. Especially now that more and more anti-Semitic crimes are being committed due to the war between Israel and the extremist Palestinian organization Hamas. On Thursday, before the publication of the French press release, Russia denied any involvement. Moscow called the accusations that surfaced in the French press “stupid” and “scandalous”.