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Israel Intensifies Gaza Offensive Amid Rising International Pressure and Humanitarian Crisis

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The conflict in Gaza escalates with Israeli bombings causing significant casualties and a worsening humanitarian crisis. President Biden and PM Netanyahu are set to meet, while international pressure mounts for Israel to protect civilians and allow humanitarian aid.

Ongoing Conflict in Gaza: Key Developments

The conflict between Israel and Gaza continues to escalate, with significant developments on multiple fronts. Israeli bombings in Gaza City have resulted in at least seven casualties, while Palestinian citizens are seeking refuge amidst ongoing military offensives. The situation remains dire, with water shortages and inflated prices of basic necessities compounding the humanitarian crisis.

Biden and Netanyahu to Discuss Gaza War in Washington

US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are scheduled to meet in Washington later this month to discuss the ongoing war in Gaza. Despite the United States' strong support for Israel, Biden has expressed concerns about the conduct of the Israeli military and urged Netanyahu to take steps to protect civilians in Gaza. This meeting comes at a critical time as international pressure mounts on Israel to ease its military actions.

Humanitarian Crisis and International Reactions

The humanitarian situation in Gaza is worsening, with the United Nations estimating that 250,000 people will have to flee Khan Younis. The European Gaza Hospital in Khan Younis is nearly empty as staff and patients have fled. French President Emmanuel Macron has urged Netanyahu to avoid new military operations in Gaza and to allow humanitarian aid to reach the affected population. Meanwhile, Israeli forces continue their military operations, with new attacks reported in Rafah and central Gaza.

  • In addition to the ongoing bombings, Israeli forces have intensified their military operations in the Nur Shams refugee camp in the occupied West Bank, resulting in the deaths of four Palestinians. The Israeli army claims these operations target terrorist cells, but the violence has contributed to the highest levels of unrest in the West Bank since the Second Intifada.
  • The conflict has also spread to the northern border, with Israel detecting 15 rockets launched from Lebanon. The pro-Iran militia Hezbollah has claimed responsibility for these attacks, which have heightened fears of a broader regional conflict. The Israeli military has responded with airstrikes in southern Lebanon, further escalating tensions.
  • Israeli police have clashed with Jewish settlers in the West Bank while dismantling an illegal settlement. This incident highlights the internal tensions within Israel, as the government faces criticism for its handling of both the Gaza conflict and the settlements in the West Bank.
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