Prominent Updates on the 156th Day of the Ongoing Israeli Aggression on Gaza Featured


Bombing and Casualties

On the 156th day of the war on Gaza, Israel continued to target civilians in different areas, resulting in more casualties. The Israeli army carried out bombings in several parts of the Gaza Strip, causing injuries and deaths to many people. Within 24 hours, there were 8 massacres that led to the deaths of 85 Palestinians and injuries to 130 others. The total number of casualties from the ongoing aggression has now surpassed 31,000 deaths and 72,000 wounded, with a majority being women and children.

Resistance Actions

The Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, carried out operations against Israeli forces. They blew up a house in Bani Suhaila and clashed with another force in a tunnel, resulting in casualties among the Israeli soldiers. The Israeli army also reported the death of one of their soldiers in battles in the south of the Gaza Strip.

Political Developments

The head of the Hamas political bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, blamed Israel for the lack of agreement so far. He mentioned that Hamas is willing to show flexibility on the issue of prisoners if the aggression stops and the displaced people are allowed to return. Haniyeh emphasized that Hamas has set conditions for negotiations, including a ceasefire and preventing any harmful plans against Gaza.

Prisoner Exchange Talks

Egypt is in contact with Hamas, Israel, and other mediators to resume negotiations for a truce during Ramadan. US President Joe Biden expressed his desire for a 6-week truce, during which Israeli detainees in Gaza would be released.

Humanitarian Crisis

The month of Ramadan began in Gaza with severe humanitarian conditions. Many residents are suffering from hunger and lack of basic necessities. The UNRWA highlighted the tragic situation in the north of Gaza, where aid is being blocked despite repeated appeals. The US military announced new aid landing operations over Gaza, and Washington plans to build a naval pier for aid reception.

Post-War Period

A Hamas security official dismissed the occupation's attempt to create governing bodies in Gaza as a failed conspiracy. Hamas warned against collaborating with the occupation and vowed to protect Gaza from any new rules imposed by external forces.

Israeli Confession and Other Developments

The Israeli army admitted to killing an elderly Palestinian in Gaza, sparking outrage from Hamas. In Al-Aqsa Mosque, security measures were heightened during Ramadan prayers. In the West Bank, the Israeli army conducted incursions in various cities and towns. Hezbollah carried out attacks on Israeli sites along the Lebanese border, prompting preparations for a potential large-scale attack by the Israeli army.

Source: Agencies