Prominent Updates on the 61st day of the Israeli Aggression on Gaza Featured



Losses Inflicted on the Occupation Army

On the 61st day of the Israeli aggression on Gaza, the Palestinian resistance fought back and caused more losses to the Israeli army in clashes across the Gaza Strip. Meanwhile, Israeli aircraft continued their raids on different locations in Gaza, resulting in numerous casualties. Tragically, 22 members of Al Jazeera correspondent Moamen Al-Sharafi's family were among the martyrs.

Al Jazeera Correspondent's Family Tragedy

The parents and several brothers of Moamen Al-Sharafi, Al Jazeera's correspondent in Gaza, were killed in an Israeli bombing of the Jabalia camp. Al Jazeera Media Network condemned the attack and demanded that the Israeli army be held accountable for its crimes against journalists and innocent civilians. Al Jazeera also pledged to take legal action and called on the international community and journalism defense organizations to put an end to these massacres and seek justice for the victims.

Israeli Army Suffers New Losses

The Israeli army reported the death of an officer in battles in the northern Gaza Strip, bringing the total number of soldiers and officers killed to 10 within 24 hours. The Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, targeted around 20 Israeli army vehicles and engaged in battles with the occupation forces in Khan Yunis and Beit Lahia. Al Jazeera obtained footage showing Al-Qassam fighters directly targeting Israeli forces and destroying tanks, troop carriers, and bulldozers.

Hamas' Deception

According to an Israeli security officer, military intelligence had gathered evidence of a large-scale attack that Hamas had been planning for a year. Israel received intelligence last August about an imminent attack, but it turned out to be a deception. The Israeli army held urgent consultations the night before October 7, but they did not evacuate the Nova Music Festival despite warnings about a possible Hamas attack.

Possible Settlement Between Lebanon and Israel

The United States is reportedly exploring the possibility of reaching a settlement between Lebanon and Israel regarding their borders. The American envoy to Lebanon is working on an agreement to reduce the likelihood of escalation and remove Hezbollah from the border. This comes after the killing of a Lebanese army soldier and Lebanon's complaint to the Security Council about Israel's targeting of its army.

American Predictions for the War's Outcome

The White House stated that American officials have been discussing the future governance of the Gaza Strip with their Israeli counterparts. However, they still do not know how the Strip will be governed after the war. CNN quoted officials in the Biden administration who expect the Israeli ground operation in the southern Gaza Strip to continue until January, with a focus on targeting Hamas leaders.

Weapons Shipment to Israel

Israel announced that it has received 10,000 tons of weapons and equipment since the beginning of the war. The 200th plane loaded with American equipment, weapons, and armored vehicles arrived as part of the ongoing air bridge. This highlights the significant military support Israel has received.

Unprecedented Message from the UN Secretary-General

UN Secretary-General António Guterres sent an unprecedented message to the Security Council, warning of the global dangers posed by the Israeli war on Gaza. He expressed concern that public order in Gaza is on the verge of complete collapse. Guterres invoked Article 99 of the UN Charter, which allows him to draw attention to matters that threaten international peace and security. This is the first time he has used this authority since taking office in 2017.

Gaza's Dire Humanitarian Situation

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Refugees (UNRWA) reported another wave of displacement in Gaza, with the situation worsening by the minute. UNRWA stated that the entire Gaza Strip has become one of the most dangerous places in the world, with no safe areas. Approximately 85% of the population has been displaced due to Israel's ongoing attacks. The World Food Program urgently called for a humanitarian ceasefire, as distributing aid has become extremely challenging and puts the lives of humanitarian workers at risk.

Source: Al Jazeera + agencies