Day 185 of the Israeli Genocide War on Gaza Featured

Negotiations over a truce are making progress in Cairo, and all parties have agreed on basic points, according to local reports.

Here’s how things stand on Monday, April 8, 2024:

Fighting and humanitarian crisis

Israeli Troops' Retraction from Khan Younis and Humanitarian Operations
• Al Jazeera's Hind Khoudary visited destroyed houses after Israeli troops withdrew from central Khan Younis.
• About 322 humanitarian trucks were allowed into the Gaza Strip from both the Karem Abu Salem and Rafah border crossings.
• Palestinian Red Crescent Society reported the death of nurse Mohammed Abed two weeks after Israeli forces fired at him during the evacuation of al-Amal Hospital.
• Israel's Defense Minister Yoav Gallant announced that Israeli troops are preparing for future ground operations in Rafah.

Diplomacy and Geopolitical Tensions
• Negotiations over a truce are progressing in Cairo, with all parties agreeing on basic points.
• Israel and Hamas sent teams to Egypt for new talks on a potential ceasefire.
• The UK's backing for Israel is not unconditional, as stated by British Foreign Secretary David Cameron.
• The UN Security Council will consider Palestine's request to become a UN member state.
• German civil servants have written to Chancellor Olaf Scholz and senior ministers calling on the government to cease arm deliveries to the Israeli government.
• The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is set to begin public hearings in a case brought by Nicaragua over Germany's support for Israel's war on Gaza.

Violence in the Occupied West Bank
• Israeli forces arrested at least 23 Palestinians during extensive raids in the Hebron governorate of the occupied West Bank.