➤ Humanitarian organizations horrified by Israeli attacks in southern Gaza

  • 13:14

After the ceasefire, Israel massively bombed the south of the Gaza Strip. In this area, a large part of the Palestinian civilian population seeks shelter in confined spaces. Israel’s actions are causing horror and outrage among humanitarian organizations. “Hundreds and hundreds of explosions. In a place so densely populated by civilians, everything has to hit something… someone,” James Elder, a spokesman for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), wrote on X (formerly Twitter) on Saturday. Hiba Tibi, director of the humanitarian organization Care, told CNN about the situation of civilians: “They don’t know where to go.” There are not enough places to accommodate people.

UNICEF spokesman Elder described Saturday night, when the Israeli army said it bombed more than 50 targets in the area of ​​the town of Khan Yunis in the south of the isolated Gaza Strip alone, as “merciless.” Care Director Tibi demanded: “We must protect the civilian population and the vital infrastructure on which they depend.”

The Hamas Islamist hostages remaining in the Gaza Strip must be released immediately and unconditionally. “We need a humanitarian ceasefire,” Tibi said. “The fighting must stop.” (DPA/VOI)

+++


Balance of power in the Middle East: allies US/Israel, allies Iran

© dpa-infografik GmbH

Other news can be found in our WhatsApp channel. Subscribe now!

Further news on the war in the Middle East on December 2:

50 trucks: humanitarian aid supplies delivered to the Gaza Strip

  • 14:02

Aid workers say urgently needed aid has arrived in the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian Red Crescent announced on X (formerly Twitter) that 50 trucks carrying humanitarian aid passed through the Rafah border crossing into the closed coastal zone on Saturday. The trucks were loaded with food, water, medical supplies and supplies.

Humanitarian groups earlier announced that Israel had not allowed humanitarian aid supplies from Egypt to the Gaza Strip since a ceasefire on Friday morning. Humanitarian organizations reported this. The responsible Israeli body, Cogat, could not initially be reached for comment. (dpa)

+++

Hamas authorities report 200 deaths since Gaza ceasefire

  • 12:05

Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip have killed about 200 people since the ceasefire, according to the health body controlled by the Islamist group Hamas. An official said Saturday that another 589 people were also injured. Initially, the figures could not be independently verified. (dpa)

+++

Fighting resumes on the border between Israel and Lebanon

  • 11:58 am

Shelling has resumed on the border between Lebanon and Israel. On Saturday afternoon, the Israeli military announced that it had recorded two mortar grenade launches into Israeli territory in the north. Thus, the mortars fell on open ground. In response, the military attacked rocket launch sites and fired artillery at several places in Lebanon. Iran-backed Hezbollah militia in Lebanon said it attacked an artillery bunker in the border area with rockets this morning.

Israel said it had already been shelled by its northern neighbor this morning. The Israeli army announced on Saturday morning that its own artillery responded by attacking the area from which shells were fired towards Israel. An Israeli fighter jet hit a target in Lebanon, the report said. There was no information about possible casualties.

The day before, fighting broke out again on the border of the two countries. Since the ceasefire between Israel and the Islamist Hamas movement came into effect, the Gaza Strip on Israel’s border with Lebanon has also been tense, with only a few incidents. The ceasefire in the Gaza Strip expired on Friday morning without any expected extension. (dpa)

+++

Reports of widespread sexual violence against women by Hamas are increasing.

  • 11:02 am

Even weeks after the Hamas massacre in Israel, new reports of brutal sexual violence against women and girls continue to emerge. Many of them are deeply troubling. Zach’s rescue assistant told a special parliamentary commission about the horror that awaited him in the border town on October 7: “The corpse of a woman, naked, with a sharp object stuck in her intimate area.” Rescuer Haim Otmazgin said he also found several dead women with their stomachs exposed in other places after massacres carried out by terrorists from Hamas and other groups.

On October 7, Hamas terrorists from the Gaza Strip committed the worst massacre in Israeli history near the border. Reports of extreme sadistic violence on the day of the massacre are also causing concern among young women still under the terrorist organization’s control and whom Hamas has so far refused to release.

Israeli police began investigating reports of widespread sexual crimes against women on October 7. The independent expert commission also collects eyewitness testimony, forensic and other evidence. Terrorists from Hamas and other groups themselves documented many of their atrocities using body cameras, some of which were broadcast live on social media and on victims’ cell phones.

Police officer Shelley Harush told a parliamentary committee meeting that about 1,500 witness statements had been collected so far about the incidents. Arrested Hamas terrorists said during interrogation that they were also ordered to rape women. What complicates the evidence: In many cases, the bodies were in such poor condition that sperm or DNA samples could not be taken.

Just eight weeks after the Hamas attack and following widespread criticism, the women of the UN wrote in X-Post on Saturday evening: “We unequivocally condemn the brutal Hamas attacks on Israel on October 7th. We are concerned by numerous reports of gender issues. atrocities and sexual violence during these attacks.” (DPA/VOI)

+++

Israeli army reports further attacks on 400 targets in Gaza Strip

  • 8:49 am

The Israeli military continues bombing the Gaza Strip. More than 400 “terrorist targets” were attacked throughout the Gaza Strip over the past day, the army announced Saturday morning. Overnight on Saturday, military aircraft attacked more than 50 targets near the city of Chan Yunis in the south of the blocked coastal zone.

Its own troops also attacked terrorists and Islamist Hamas infrastructure in the Beit Lahiya area with tanks and targeted airstrikes, the report said. Israeli naval units also attacked Hamas military installations at the port of Khan Yunis and Deir al-Balah using precision-guided munitions during the night, the report said. The infrastructure and equipment of the naval forces of the terrorist organization were damaged. According to reports, Israeli armed forces again fired at targets on the ground and from the air in the northern Gaza Strip.

The terrorist cell that lured Israeli troops into the ambush was also reportedly hit by an explosion. In addition, an Israeli warplane fired at a mosque that served as an Islamic Jihad command center. All information could not initially be independently verified. (dpa)

+++


Based on materials from dpa and AFP.

Tickers for the last few days:

  • War in the Middle East: Events of December 1 read
  • War in the Middle East: Events of November 30 read
  • War in the Middle East: Events of November 29 read
  • War in the Middle East: Events of November 28 read


video
War in the Middle East

The fight for a new ceasefire in Gaza

JTI certified

This is how the editors workTells you when and what we report, how we handle bugs, and where our content comes from. We adhere to the principles of the Journalism Trust Initiative in reporting.