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Prospects for a truce in Gaza between Hamas and Israel disappear

Prospects for a truce in Gaza between Hamas and Israel disappear

Prospects for a truce in Gaza between Hamas and Israel disappear

The prospects for a truce between Israel It is Hamas in Link They disappeared this Sunday after the threat of U.S block a new resolution in UN and a mediator’s pessimism about the possibilities of a ceasefire.

Efforts to put an end to the fighting ravaging the narrow territory coincide with the determination of the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahuto enter Rafa.

LOOK HERE: Netanyahu insists Hamas demands to release hostages are “hallucinatory”

Almost 1.4 million Palestinians live in precarious conditions in this border city with Egyptmost displaced from other parts of the small enclave.

Women mourn the deaths of their loved ones during the Israeli bombing of Al-Najar hospital in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, on February 12, 2024. (Photo by MOHAMMED ABED / AFP). (MOHAMMED ABED/)

The tireless Israeli campaign to “annihilate“The Palestinian Islamic movement is getting closer and closer to this city, the last urban center where Jewish State troops have not yet entered.

The war broke out in October 7th after that Hamas will attack the south of Israelleaving 1,160 dead, most of them civilians, according to a balance established by the AFP based on official Israeli data.

Islamic commandos also captured 250 people that day, 130 of whom are still detained in Gaza, including 30 who reportedly died, according to Israeli data.

In response, Israel’s air and ground offensive has already left 28,985 people dead, most of them women and minors, according to the Gaza Ministry of Health.

Not entering Rafah, Netanyahu insisted on Saturday, would amount to “lose the war” against Hamas, which has governed the enclave since 2007 and is considered a “terrorist” organization by Israel, U.S and the European Union.

A man inspects the damage in a room after the Israeli bombing of the Nasser hospital in Khan Yunis, southern Gaza Strip, on December 17, 2023. (Photo by STRINGER/AFP).

A man inspects the damage in a room after the Israeli bombing of the Nasser hospital in Khan Yunis, southern Gaza Strip, on December 17, 2023. (Photo by STRINGER/AFP). (SPAR/)

Despite international calls to avoid an attack on the city, Netanyahu insisted the operation would go ahead with or without an agreement with Hamas to release hostages.

The latest negotiations, however, were not “very promising“, admitted on Saturday Qatar, an important mediator in the conflict, together with the United States and Egypt.

MORE INFORMATION: Qatar says Gaza truce talks not progressing as expected

“It’s not a war, it’s a genocide”

The Prime Minister of Qatar, Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani He explained that efforts for a truce were complicated by the insistence of “many countries”that a new truce includes new hostage releases.

Hamas has also threatened to suspend its participation in the dialogue unless aid is sent to northern Gaza, where NGOs warn of imminent famine.

He United Nations Security Council could vote next week on a call for a “humanitarian ceasefire” in Gaza, although the United States has announced that it will likely block the initiative.

If it is put to a vote as written, it will not be approved“warned the American ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas Greenfield.

A father holds his injured daughter in the hospital after the Israeli bombing of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on February 12, 2024. (Photo by MOHAMMED ABED / AFP).

A father holds his injured daughter in the hospital after the Israeli bombing of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on February 12, 2024. (Photo by MOHAMMED ABED / AFP). (MOHAMMED ABED/)

The project, presented by Algeria, seeks an immediate ceasefire. The United States, on the other hand, supports a truce agreement to release the hostages that halts fighting for six weeks.

Algeria began discussions on this new resolution after the International Court of Justice decided at the end of January that Israel must prevent any act of “genocide” in Gaza.

For the Brazilian president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silvathe Hebrew State does not do enough.

What is happening in the Gaza Strip is not a war, it is a genocide”, he declared in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, comparing his actions with the campaign of Adolf Hitler to exterminate the Jews.

Hamas’ Health Ministry reported on Sunday that 127 people had died in the last 24 hours in Gaza.

SEE TOO: The United States reiterates to Israel that it will not support the attack on Rafah without a plan for civilians

“They martyred him in the safe zone”

In a morgue in Rafah, a group of people said goodbye to their loved one. “He’s my cousin, they martyred him al-Mawasiin the ‘safe zone’” he declared Ahmad Muhammad Aburizq.

Egypt, which borders Gaza, fears that an offensive against Rafah will trigger an exodus of Palestinians to its territory.

Displaced Palestinian children hold their plates as they receive food aid provided by a group of young people in the Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip on February 1, 2024. (EFE/EPA/HAITHAM IMAD).

Displaced Palestinian children hold their plates as they receive food aid provided by a group of young people in the Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip on February 1, 2024. (EFE/EPA/HAITHAM IMAD). (HAITHAM IMAD/)

In a phone call, the Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al Sisi and its French counterpart Emmanuel Macron agreed that forcing Gazans to cross into Egypt would constitute “a violation of international humanitarian law“and would increase the risks”regional climbing”.

The war has raised fears of an expansion of the conflict. The Israeli army reported on Sunday that it bombed “terrorist infrastructures”from the Islamic movement Hezbollahsupported by Willin southern Lebanon.

The conflict also fueled violence in West Banka Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 1967.

The head of European Union diplomacy, Josep Borrellstated that the situation in that area was an obstacle to peace.

The West Bank is the real obstacle to the two-state solution” he declared at the Munich Security Conference, insisting that the EU must “support the Arab initiative”of creating a Palestinian state, both in the West Bank and in Gaza.

A Palestinian cries before the shrouded bodies of his relatives killed during an Israeli bombing in the southern Gaza Strip, on February 8, 2024. (Photo by Mahmud Hams/AFP).

A Palestinian cries before the shrouded bodies of his relatives killed during an Israeli bombing in the southern Gaza Strip, on February 8, 2024. (Photo by Mahmud Hams/AFP). (MAHMUD HAMS/)

The Israeli army reported on Sunday that its troops continue to operate “at the Nasser Hospital” in Jan Yunisthe city in southern Gaza where the armed forces concentrate their operations.

Israeli troops entered the hospital on Thursday after receiving “credible information” that hostages were held in the compound.

SEE TOO: Hamas chief demands ceasefire and withdrawal of Israeli troops from Gaza

The operation left the medical center “out of service”Despite the presence of 200 patients, denounced the head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesuson social network X.

Six patients, including a child, died in the hospital due to power cuts, according to Hamas.

The Islamic group indicated that “70 medical professionals”was arrested and reported that“dozens of patients while in hospital beds” and that they were taken to “an unknown destination”.

Source: Elcomercio

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