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Strikes on Gaza, Washington criticizes Israel for the conduct of the war

Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip continued early Saturday despite criticism from Washington over the conduct of the war and the risks, according to the UN, of a “colossal humanitarian catastrophe” in the densely populated town of Rafah. Early Saturday, AFP teams reported strikes in different sectors of Gaza after the broadcast of a report from the State Department on the situation in this territory at the heart of a war which has now stretched over more than seven months. The United States considers it “reasonable to believe” that Israel has violated international humanitarian law in Gaza without being able to definitively conclude this, and will continue to deliver weapons to this country, according to a State Department report.  At the same time, an overwhelming majority of the UN General Assembly ruled that the Palestinians deserved full membership in the organization, granting them some additional rights in the absence of real membership blocked by the United States, Israel’s first ally despite these recent criticisms. This symbolic vote, welcomed by the Palestinian Authority, provoked the anger of Israel. “Violence pays,” said its head of diplomacy, Israel Katz, for whom the UN is rewarding Hamas for its attack on October 7. – “Without delay” -Indirect talks aimed at achieving a truce and avoiding a major offensive on Rafah ended Thursday in Cairo without reaching an agreement. In order to “defeat” Hamas, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defends an operation in Rafah (south), where according to him the last battalions are entrenched of the Islamist movement but where, according to the UN, there are also 1.4 million Palestinians, the majority displaced by the violence. Defying international warnings, the Israeli army has been carrying out incursions into the east of Rafah, and took control of the border crossing with Egypt, blocking a key entry point for humanitarian aid convoys. The army also indicated on Friday that it was continuing its “precision anti-terrorist operation” in certain sectors of the east of Rafah, and having “eliminated terrorist cells”.- Famine -A large operation in Rafah would lead to a “colossal humanitarian catastrophe”, warned UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, adding that famine was looming in the Palestinian territory. “We call on the Israeli authorities to cease this military operation without delay and to return to the path of negotiations, the only possible path to lead to the immediate release of the hostages and obtain a lasting ceasefire,” said French diplomacy added overnight. American President Joe Biden threatened to stop certain arms deliveries to Israel in the event of a major offensive on this city located on the edge of Egypt. The United States is “observing with concern ” the operation in Rafah, but do not judge that it is “major” at this stage, estimated Friday a spokesperson for the White House, John Kirby. – Flee Rafah – According to the UN, around 110,000 people have fled since Israel called on Monday the population of eastern Rafah to evacuate. “Some 30,000 people flee the city every day,” said the UN Office of Humanitarian Affairs (Ocha), specifying that most ” have already had to move five or six times” since the start of the war. Like Oum Soubhi, displaced from Gaza City (north). “At the beginning of the war, we went to Rafah, then we were moved several times to the Rafah area due to threats, strikes and the scary and terrifying situation, before coming to Nuseirat (center),” she told AFP. Despite the reopening on Wednesday of the Kerem Shalom crossing, neighboring Rafah, closed by Israel for three days after Hamas rocket attacks, the delivery of aid remains “extremely difficult “, told AFP Andrea De Domenico, the head of the OCHA office in the Palestinian territories. Friday evening, Cogat, the body of the Israeli Ministry of Defense overseeing civil affairs in the Palestinian Territories, nevertheless announced “the transfer of 200,000 liters of fuel to international organizations” via Kerem Shalom. – Still “possible” – The war broke out on October 7 when Hamas commandos infiltrated from Gaza carried out an unprecedented attack against Israel, causing more 1,170 dead, mostly civilians, according to an AFP report based on official Israeli data. More than 250 people have been kidnapped and 128 remain captive in Gaza, 36 of whom are believed to have died, according to the army. In response, Israel has promised to destroy Hamas, in power in Gaza since 2007, and launched an offensive that has so far left 34,943 dead, according to the Islamist movement’s Health Ministry. Egypt urged Hamas and Israel on Friday to proof of “flexibility” while the efforts of mediators “continue” with a view to a truce according to the media Al-Qahera News despite the departure from Cairo of the delegations of the two belligerents. For Hamas, the “rejection by Israel” of this proposal takes the negotiations “back to square one”. On Monday, he gave the green light to an agreement in three phases of 42 days each according to him, including an Israeli withdrawal from Gaza as well as an exchange of Israeli hostages and Palestinian prisoners, with a view to a “permanent ceasefire”. Israel is opposed to a definitive ceasefire as long as Hamas, which it considers a terrorist organization, is defeated .bur-gl/ib

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