• It is the 124th day of the war: over 27,800 people killed in Gaza. In Israel, 1,200 died in the October 7 attack
• America to Israel: attacking Rafah would be disastrous
• 007 USA, Israel is not close to eliminating Hamas
04.55 am – USA to partner countries: do not violate human rights with weapons purchased from us
The Biden administration issued a national security memorandum requiring foreign governments to ensure they will not violate human rights with weapons purchased from the United States. The Israeli newspaper `Haaretz’ writes it.
04.53 am – Palestinian media: Israeli bombs on a kindergarten occupied by displaced people, 4 dead
The Palestinian news agency Wafa says four people were killed and several others injured in an Israeli shelling that hit a kindergarten occupied by displaced people in the town of Zawayda, in the center of the Gaza Strip.
03.33 am – USA, Houthi missile and naval drone launch stations attacked
US Central Command (Centcom) forces conducted seven “self-defense” strikes in Yemen yesterday against four marine drones and seven Houthi mobile anti-ship cruise missiles that were ready to be launched into the Red Sea. Centcom itself states this in a post on its X account, confirming media reports close to the pro-Iranian Yemeni rebels.
02.37 am – UN: Israeli attack on Rafah could have unspeakable consequences
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned Israel that its plan for a military operation against Rafah will “exponentially increase what is already a humanitarian nightmare with untold regional consequences.” Guterres said on social media that he was alarmed by reports that “the Israeli army intends to focus on Rafah.” “Half the population of Gaza is now crammed into Rafah with nowhere to go,” he said.
02.01 am – Al Jazeera: Israeli raids in Rafah: at least 8 dead and 18 injured
Arab broadcaster Al Jazeera says at least eight people were killed and 18 others injured in attacks by Israeli forces on two houses in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip.
01.23 am – Palestinian media: a house in Deir-al-Balah hit by Israel, 2 dead and several injured
The Palestinian news agency Wafa says two people were killed and several others injured in shelling by Israeli forces last night that hit a house in the town of Deir al-Balah, in the center of the Gaza Strip.
01.20 am – Israeli drone hits a car in southern Lebanon: three dead
An Israeli drone hit a car in the center of the southern Lebanese city of Nabatieh, killing at least three people, the Lebanese government news agency NNA reported. The NNA did not provide the names of those killed in the attack, which occurred on Thursday, but the Israel Defense Forces told CNN that it had carried out an attack against a “Hezbollah commander involved in a series of (rocket) launches towards areas of Kiryat Shmona and Metula in northern Israel.”
01.16 am – Israel: ready to hit Lebanon with hundreds of planes
The Israeli Air Force says hundreds of its planes are ready to strike Lebanon in the event of war, CNN reports. The Israeli Air Force – CNN reports – declared on Thursday that «the dozens of planes currently operating in the skies of Lebanon are only part of our capabilities. Once the order is given, my intention is that these dozens become hundreds of aircraft capable of carrying out all missions within minutes, from the launch of operations in the skies of Lebanon” said Major General of the Israeli Air Force, Tomer Bar , in front of military personnel.
01.15 am – New York Times: only a third of Hamas fighters killed
US intelligence officials estimate that only a third of Hamas fighters have been killed. The `New York Times’ writes it. Senior US military intelligence officers have told members of Congress in recent days that although Israel has reduced Hamas’s military capabilities, it is not close to eliminating it.