Sub Gaza City is in a strangleholdwith Israel’s army declaring its readiness to operate inside the neighborhoods within 48 hours and Netanyahu to clarify that there will be no ceasefire unless the hostages are released. “We destroyed Israeli tanks,” claims Hamas, which announced 200 dead in the last 24 hours.
Ian Israeli strike hit the roof of Shifa hospital in Gaza, killing a number of displaced people who had taken refuge on its top floor and destroying solar panels, the director general of all hospitals in Gaza said. The panels help maintain power at the facility, which has been reduced to using a generator due to a lack of fuel.
Palestinians who fled south on Monday reported heavy overnight Israeli shelling of the Sati refugee camp. They said the Israeli military pounded the camp and the area around Al Shifa Hospital during a communications blackout. “They pounded the camp all night. The hospital buildings were shaking all night and we started receiving bodies and wounded. It was horrible,” a doctor told The Associated Press.
At the same time, the Palestinian Red Crescent emphasized that Israeli airstrikes hit on Monday night area near Al Gudz Hospital in Gaza City, according to a statement. “Israel targeted the hospital area Al Goodes in the Gaza Strip with two rockets, about 50 meters away from the hospital gate“, the organization said.
The Israeli military also said that has captured a group of fighters and is ready to attack fighters hiding in an underground tunnel. “As the days go by the Hamas fighters will run out of food, weapons and oxygen, they will be forced out and that’s where we will be. We know where the tunnels arehe said to ERT Israeli army officer.
From Hamas raid in southern Israel on October 7when militants killed 1,400 people and took 240 hostages, Israel bombed the enclave in an attack that killed more than 10,000 Palestinians. More than 70% of the dead in Gaza are children (4,100), women and the elderly, while some 24,000 people have been injured, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Ramallah.
Both Israel and Hamas have rejected growing calls for an end to the fighting. Israel says that the hostages must be released first. Hamas says it will not release them or stop fighting while Gaza is under siege.
Netanyahu stated that a general ceasefire would hamper his country’s war effortbut a humanitarian ceasefire, an idea supported by Israel’s top ally the United States, will continue to be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
“As for the little regular breaks – an hour here, an hour there – we’ve had them in the past. I guess we will control the circumstances so that humanitarian goods can come in, or our hostages, individual hostages, can leave.Netanyahu told ABC News on Monday. “But I don’t think there will be a general ceasefire” write down.
The president of the USA Joe Biden discussed such pauses and possible hostage releases in a phone call with Netanyahu on Monday, reiterating his support for Israel while stressing that it must protect civilians, the White House said. Like Israel, Washington fears that Hamas will take advantage of a full ceasefire to rebuild.
Netanyahu stated that when the conflict is over he believes that “Israel will indefinitely have … overall responsibility for security (in Gaza)because we’ve seen what happens when we don’t have that responsibility for safety“.
International organizations have said hospitals are unable to cope with the wounded, while food and clean water are running out with aid deliveries running short. “We need an immediate humanitarian ceasefire. 30 days have passed. That’s enough. This has to stop now“, said a statement from the heads of several UN bodies on Monday, including UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk.
Israeli army hereon Monday in the public video of tanks moving on bombed roads and groups of troops moving on foot. It says it has encircled Gaza City, cutting off the northern parts of the narrow coastal strip from the south.
At a news conference, chief military spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Haggari said troops were hunting Hamas commanders. “Neutralizing Hamas’ field command significantly undermines Hamas’s ability to counterattackHagari stated.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Monday that Gaza turns into “cemetery for children”calling for an urgent ceasefire.
“IDF ground operations and continuous shelling are hitting civilians, hospitals, refugee camps, mosques, churches and UN facilities – including shelters. No one is safeGuterres told reporters. “At the same time, Hamas and other militants use civilians as human shields and continue to fire rockets indiscriminately at Israel“, he said.
Over 60% of Gaza’s hospitals and medical centers are now out of order, according to a statement by Palestinian Authority Health Minister Mai al-Qaila. Al-Qaila said that 16 out of 35 hospitals and 51 out of 72 medical centers are no longer operational due to shortages of fuel and medical supplies as well as Israeli shelling.
The UN Security Council met in camera on Monday. The 15-member body is still trying to agree on a resolution, failing four times in two weeks to take action. Diplomats said a key obstacle is whether to call for a ceasefire, a cessation of hostilities or humanitarian pauses to allow aid to reach Gaza.
Tension also on the northern front with new Israeli army strikes against Hezbollah positions. Alarm sirens sounded on Monday afternoon (6/11) in several cities in northern Israel and the Israeli military reported that about 30 rockets were fired at Israeli territory from Lebanon in the last hour.
In possession West Bank, more than 140 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli violence and raids. More than 1,400 people in Israel have been killed, most of them on October 7. About 1,100 people have left the Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing since Wednesday under a deal between the United States, Egypt, Israel and Qatar with Hamas.
Day of mourning in Israel
The Israelis are honoring today the “day of mourning” they organized to honor her one month anniversary of the October 7th shock attack by the terrorist group Hamas, in which more than 1,400 people, mostly civilians, were killed and around 240 were taken hostage.
At 11:00 in the morning a minute of silence will be observed across the country and local authorities will lower the flag to half-mast. Remembrance ceremonies will also be held at schools and universities throughout the day.
Later in the afternoon, the people will gather in the squares of the cities and in other central areas to light candles in memory of fallen soldiers and murdered citizens.
Source: ERT, Reuters, Associated Press