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ਹਮਾਸ-ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲ ਯੁੱਧ, 2023: ਇੱਕ ਵਿਸ਼ਲੇਸ਼ਣ


Jul 22, 2023
Israel's military is intensifying its operations in central and southern Gaza, including the Rafah and Khan Younis area, where the Hamas-controlled health ministry said at least 22 people were killed by an Israeli airstrike.
Israel also issued new evacuation instructions for parts of the enclave. Palestinians tell CNN they're exhausted from repeatedly fleeing to new areas and living without access to food, electricity or water.

Top Israeli officials told a visiting US envoy that time is running low to address security on its borders with Lebanon Tensions with Iran-backed Hezbollah were further inflamed this week by the killing of senior Hamas Leader in Beirut.
ISIS says it was behind deadly twin blasts in Iran. Iranian officials initially blamed Israel for the attack, underscoring fears of wider Middle east conflict. . The Israeli military told CNN it had "no comment" on the matter.
US Secretary of State Blinken expressed optimism over truce deal potential, saying Hamas response had some “non-starters” but left “space for agreement to be reached”
Israeli PM Netanyahu says in a press conference that war in Gaza will continue until “victory” is achieved, one day after receiving Hamas response to truce deal.

A Hamas official has told that “reasonable and realistic” counterproposal specifies deadlines and that any disagreements could be “ironed out” through negotiations.
At least 27,708 people have been killed and 67,147 wounded in Israeli attacks on Gaza since October 7. The death toll in Israel from the October 7 Hamas attacks stands at 1,139.


Jul 22, 2023
Five patients at Nasser Hospital Gaza's largest functioning medical facility, died on Friday after power was lost at the hospital, according to the Hamas-run health ministry. The death comes as Israeli special forces raided the hospital on Thursday after laying siege to the facility for days. Israel's military claimed it apprehended more than 20 suspects the October 7 attack by Hamas and found weapons amid their continued raid of the hospital in Khan Younis. António Guterres, the United Nation's secretary-general, condemned the raid.
Ahead of an estimated Israeli Offensive , with many trying to figure out whether to stay or evacuate. Israel's defense minister said Israel has no intention of sending Palestinians into Egypt as part of an evacuation of Rafah. Still, satellite images show Egypt building a buffer zone and wall along its border.
The International Court of Justice decided on Friday that the “perilous situation” in the Gaza strip does not demand further provisional measures beyond those already in place. The court previously ordered Israel to “take all measures” to limit the death and destruction caused by its military campaign, prevent and punish incitement to genocide, and ensure access to humanitarian aid. The court's latest decision is in response to an urgent request from South Africa asking it to consider whether the escalating situation in Rafah calls for additional provisional measures.
Israel released more details Friday about the 12 employees with the UN's Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) who are accused of participating in the October 7 terrorist attacks and kidnappings — including their names, photos and alleged roles with Hamas.

Talks surrounding a hostage and ceasefire deal appear to have hot a standstill. In a post on X ,Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed international dictates " on the creation of a Palestinian state.
US President Joe Biden told reporters Friday he has had extensive conversations with Netanyahu, where he relayed his position that "there has to be a temporary ceasefire" to secure the safe release of hostages still held by Hamas. “I'm still hopeful that can be done," Biden said.
Israel will pay with blood for its attacks on southern Lebanon, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised speech on Friday. The strong words come after the Israel Defense Forces said Thursday that it had eliminated a senior commander and two operatives belonging to Hezbollah's Radwan forces in an airstrike conducted late Wednesday in Lebanese territory. Lebanon's state-run news agency said civilians were killed in the attack.


Jul 22, 2023
The largest medical facility in Gaza still functioning is now out of action following an Israeli raid, the World Health Organization and the Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza said. About 200 patients remain at the Nasser hospital, the WHO added.
Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, says he will press on with plans for a ground operation in Rafah, the only major area of Gaza yet to be occupied by Israel. He said there was a "realistic" plan to protect the 1.5 million people living there.
Israeli airstrikes in central Gaza killed at least 68 people, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital told CNN. Video showed dead bodies, including a baby, wrapped in cloth on the hospital floor. Israel continues to operate against Hamas across Gaza.
Talks on a hostage and ceasefire deal for Gaza appear to be at an impasse. Israel's hostage coordinator told CNN on Saturday that Hamas demands are delusional ."
Israel has carried out overnight air strikes in Rafah in southern Gaza, killing at least 67 people. Israeli forces hit houses, hospitals and three mosques, Palestinian officials said.
Rafah hosts 1.4 million Palestinians, most of whom were displaced by Israeli offensives in northern and central Gaza.
The total death toll of Palestinians in Gaza stands around 29000 since the start of the war on October 7.
The Israeli military said it rescued two captivess from the Gaza Strip early on Monday, during an Israeli raid that included the Rafah strikes.
The Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) has called for the protection of its staff after multiple incidents, including the killing of two ambulance officers who went to rescue six year old Hind Rajab . Rajab’s body was found inside a car.
US President Joe Biden is hosting Jordan’s King Abdullah II in Washington on Monday. The agenda for the meeting involves discussions about the Israeli military operation in Rafah, the release of captives in Gaza and growing concern over a possible Israeli ground operation in Rafah.
A ship came under attack by two missiles in the key Bab el-Mandeb Strait on Monday, the latest assault carried out by Yemen's Houthi rebels.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has arrived in Doha for talks on securing a ceasefire in Gaza with the Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. Palestinian news agency Wafa reported that the two leaders would meet on Monday.
US Senator Bernie Sanders has said “no one in Congress” should support the Biden administration sending military aid to Israel, in a post on X.
In Occupied West bank a pro-settler organisation released a report on Sunday showing that the population of Israeli sellers in the occupied West Bank increased nearly 3 percent in 2023 and expecting growth to accelerate this year. The number of settlers in the West Bank now stands at 517,407, up from 502,991 a year earlier. Israeli forces detained a Palestinian man, Hassan al-Sayed, on Sunday evening and seized a vehicle from the city of Jenin, Wafa reported. Wafa also reported that Israeli forces shot and injured a young Palestinian on Sunday evening near the entrance to the town of Battir, west of Bethlehem.
Israeli forces on Sunday evening detained five Palestinian young men in the Old City of Hebron, Wafa reported.


Jul 22, 2023
At least 112 palestianians have been killed and hundreds injured in Gaza after Israeli forces opened fire as Palestinian civilians were waiting for food, according to the Palestinian health ministry in Gaza.
US President Joe Biden said the aid site deaths add urgency to ceasefire talks but will also comlplicate the negotiations
It comes as more than 30,000 people have been killed in Gaza since Israel’s war with Hamas began in October, the health ministry said Thursday.
Palestinian factions are meeting in Moscow today to discuss forming a new government after the Palestine Authority Cabinet resigned on Monday. Hamas hasn’t confirmed attendance, but a Russian official said "all parties" have agreed to participate.
Hamas issued a response to a proposed truce deal with Israel, which the mediator Qatar called “mostly positive”. Israel has said that it is “thoroughly” evaluating Hamas’s comments on the prospective agreement.
The Israeli military said that 31 captives held in Gaza have been pronounced dead, adding to grief in Israel and rising pressure on the Netanyahu government to prioritise the return of the remaining captives.
The Israeli military apologised after a military drill simulating a Palestinian being abducted by Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank drew ire from right-wing politicians. Prime Minister Netanyahu slammed the drill as “detached from reality” but attacks on Palestinians by Jewish settlers across the West Bank have surged to new heights since October 7.
The UN raised alarm about an anticipated Israeli assault on Rafah near the border with Egypt where an estimated 1.9 million of Gaza’s 2.3 million people are now concentrated in the hope of finding safety. The UN said that “everything possible” must be done to stop an Israeli assault that could bring “large scale” of life for displaced Palestinians with nowhere to flee.


Jul 22, 2023
Gaza people have no food, water, medicine, accommodation and safety from Israels's continuous bombing. Death toll is continuously rising.

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday visited the Egyptian side of the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip, reiterating his call for an immediate ceasefire in the besieged Palestinian enclave. UN chief calls blocked aid for Gaza a 'moral outrage' on Rafah visit

Russia and China veto US resolution calling for immediate cease-fire in Gaza

Veto by Russia and China is on use of inappropriate word of the resolution.
Russia and China have vetoed a U.S.-sponsored U.N. resolution calling for “an immediate and sustained cease-fire” in the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza to protect civilians and enable humanitarian aid to be delivered to more than 2 million hungry Palestinians.


Smoke rises during an Israeli raid at Al Shifa hospital in Gaza City, March 21, 2024. REUTERS/Dawoud Abu Alkas Purchase

JERUSALEM, March 22 (Reuters) - Israeli forces have detained hundreds of Hamas and Islamic Jihad fighters including a number of security officials and military commanders during its extended raid into Gaza's main hospital, the military's main spokesperson said.
Israeli troops entered the Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza City in the early hours of Monday morning and have been combing through the sprawling complex, which the military says is connected to a tunnel network used as a base for Palestinian fighters.
It says troops have killed hundreds of fighters in the operation and also detained over 500 suspects, including 358 members of the Islamist militant groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the largest number captured at the same time since the beginning of the war nearly six months ago.

Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari, Israel's main military spokesperson, said special forces units had used "deception tactics" to surprise the fighters and had severely damaged Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

New Gaza hospital raid shows Hamas is not a spent force

The fighting in Gaza has left few safe places for Palestinians Four months after Israeli troops first stormed Gaza's biggest hospital, al-Shifa, claiming it was a cover for a Hamas command and control centre, they have returned.
The Israeli military said it had "concrete intelligence" that Hamas operatives had regrouped there. Palestinians have told the BBC of their fears at being trapped in fierce battles.
While this week's raid again highlights a desperate humanitarian situation, it is also a strong reminder that Hamas is far from a spent force.
Some analysts suggest it shows the desperate need for a comprehensive strategy to deal with the Islamist armed group and a clear plan on the post-war governance of Gaza.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) now claim to have killed "over 140 terrorists" in ongoing fighting at al-Shifa and to have made some 600 arrests, including dozens of top Hamas commanders as well as some from Islamic Jihad. Two Israeli soldiers have also been killed.

Israeli reports suggest that in recent weeks the army found that senior Hamas figures had resumed operations at al-Shifa and that some even took their families to the hospital. The IDF says it uncovered arms caches and a large quantity of cash at the site.

Hamas has denied that its fighters were based there and claims that those killed were wounded patients and displaced people. Israeli forces raid Gaza's al-Shifa hospital

Palestinian witnesses have told the BBC that gunfire and Israeli air strikes have been endangering patients, medics and hundreds of people still sheltering in the grounds.

A local journalist has shared footage of smoke billowing from the complex.

In another unverified video, shared on social media, dozens of women can be seen hunkering down in a building with their children. One says: "They took our men to an unknown place and now they're asking women and children to leave. We don't know where we'll go".

In the background, an IDF officer says over loudspeaker: "Do not leave the buildings without instructions. We seek to evacuate civilians without harm, as we did in other hospitals in the past."

Since Wednesday evening, communications have been severely restricted, making it hard to contact medics and others at the scene.

The attacks on al-Shifa hospital have displaced Palestinians who were sheltering there

Back in November, there were accusations of possible violations of international law as Israeli tanks closed in on al-Shifa, in the heart of Gaza City. Premature babies were among those who died as conditions deteriorated in the besieged hospital.

The IDF released surveillance camera footage which showed two hostages snatched from Israel being taken into the hospital. After an extensive search, Israeli troops blew up a large tunnel with rooms which ran under the site and later withdrew.

The Israeli army went on to suggest that Hamas's regional brigades and battalions in the north of the Gaza Strip had been disbanded. But soon reports emerged that small cells were regrouping.

While Hamas has undoubtedly been severely weakened by the war, there have since been signs that it has been trying to restore its governing capability, including through policing and with some possible involvement in aid distribution.

Washington has indicated that Israel's renewed military action at al-Shifa Hospital illustrates its worry that its close ally does not have an adequate strategy to dismantle the organisation.

"Israel cleared Shifa once. Hamas came back into Shifa, which raises questions about how to ensure a sustainable campaign against Hamas so that it cannot regenerate, cannot retake territory," the US National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan, said this week.

The US has been pressing Israel to come up with a feasible alternative for Hamas rule in Gaza. Its plan has been to promote individuals linked to the internationally recognised Palestinian Authority (PA) and to work with Arab states to prevent a power vacuum.

Blink in Israel and Egypt to discuss the Hamas Israel war solution.

Israel previously said it was seeking to cooperate with clan leaders in Gaza without affiliation to the PA or Hamas.

Now, the Wall Street Journal has reported that Israeli security officials are "quietly developing a plan to distribute aid", working with Palestinian leaders and businessmen not linked to Hamas. The suggestion is that this "could eventually create a Palestinian-led governing authority".

Israeli media have suggested the operation at Shifa Hospital could last for several days. It is not being linked to the military operation in Rafah which Israel insists it must carry out to win the war with Hamas.

There has been international concern over the impact such an offensive on the Egypt border could have as more than half of the 2.3m residents of Gaza are now displaced there.

"It's going to happen. And it will happen even if Israel is forced to fight alone," the Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister, Ron Dermer, told the Call Me Back with Dan Senor podcast.

While the IDF has formulated operational plans for Rafah and handed these to Israel's government, no order has yet been given to execute them.

It is seen as unlikely that such a move will take place during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which ends around 9 April. It would also take time for Israel to build up the necessary forces in Gaza.

Despite declarations to the contrary, Israeli experts also believe that in order for a Rafah operation to be effective, ultimately coordination will be needed with Egypt and the US.

"The Egyptians are on the other side of the border," pointed out retired General Amos Gilad on Israel's Kan Radio. "You can't do anything in Rafah without coordinating with the Egyptians and the Americans."

Top US diplomat warns Israel of global isolation if it attacks Rafah

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday that Israel risked further global isolation if it attacks the Palestinian city of Rafah in the Gaza Strip.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has met Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and reiterated the call for a truce in the war on Gaza and support for the two-state solution, the US Department of State has said.

The meetings over the past two days are part of Blinken’s sixth trip to the Middle East since the war broke out.

In his talks with the Saudi crown prince in Jeddah, Blinken “underscored the importance of urgently addressing humanitarian needs” in Gaza, the State Department said in a statement.
“Secretary Blinken reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to achieve an enduring end to the crisis in Gaza and to the establishment of a future Palestinian state with security guarantees for Israel,” it added.

Blinken also travelled to Cairo, where he met top Egyptian officials, including el-Sisi.

“Secretary Blinken and President el-Sisi discussed negotiations to secure an immediate ceasefire for at least six weeks and the release of all hostages,” the State Department said.
In a joint news conference with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry later on Thursday, Blinken laid out the US vision for post-war Gaza.
“Gaza cannot be used as a platform for terrorism. There can be no displacement of its population. There can be no re-occupation by Israel,” the top US diplomat told reporters.

The US secretary of state, who also met with Arab diplomats from across the region in Cairo, was asked about the Biden administration’s “paradoxical” position, where Washington is pushing to address the humanitarian crisis in Gaza that is caused by its own weapons that it transfers to the Israeli army.

“We’re committed to Israel’s right to defend itself, and to making sure that it has what it needs to defend itself and to make sure that October 7 never happens again,” Blinken said. “We’re also committed to doing everything we possibly can to help people who are in harm’s way.”
United Nations experts have warned that famine is imminent in Gaza as a result of Israel’s blockade.

In a major speech earlier this month, Biden warned Israel against using humanitarian assistance to Gaza as a “bargaining chip”.

On Monday, the White House also cautioned Israel against a major ground assault on the crowded city of Rafah, where more than one million Palestinians have taken shelter since being displaced.

Blinken echoed that warning on Thursday, saying that a Rafah invasion would be a “mistake”.

The Israeli military has killed nearly 32,000 Palestinians in Gaza since October 7 after Hamas launched an attack on southern Israel, killing 1,139 people and taking more than 200 captive.

Despite the mounting Palestinian death toll and destruction of large parts of Gaza, the Biden administration has pushed on with its financial and diplomatic support for Israel. The White House is working with Congress to secure more than $14bn in additional aid to the US ally.
Washington has also vetoed three UN Security Council proposals that would have called for a ceasefire.
Instead of calling for an end to the war, the Biden administration has worked to secure a pause in hostilities to allow the release of captives taken from Israel on October 7 and the delivery of humanitarian assistance to Gaza.
The top US diplomat has travelled several times to the region to finalise the truce agreement. On Thursday, he said the gaps to secure an agreement are narrowing, but there are still “real challenges” in the talks.
Blinken is set to conclude his trip in Israel. The visit will be his first since officials from Biden’s Democratic Party have intensified their criticism of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu.
Last week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called for new elections in Israel to replace Netanyahu – comments that the Israeli prime minister described as “totally inappropriate”.
Still, the Biden administration has signalled that it will continue with its pro-Israel policies.
The State Department said Blinken and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed discussed “greater integration among countries in the region” during their meeting.
The Biden administration has used “integration” to refer to establishing formal diplomatic relations between Israel and Arab states, a process more commonly known as “normalisation”. But a US push for official ties between Saudi Arabia and Israel has been complicated by the Gaza conflict.
Last month, after the White House suggested that Saudi Arabia-Israel normalisation talks are continuing despite the war on Gaza, the kingdom denied the account in a strongly worded statement.

“The kingdom has communicated its firm position to the US administration that there will be no diplomatic relations with Israel unless an independent Palestinian state is recognised on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, and that the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip stops and all Israeli occupation forces withdraw from the Gaza Strip,” the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said at that time.

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Iranian-backed Houthis launched the missiles in the vicinity of M/V Huang Pu, a Chinese-owned oil tanker, the Central Command said in a post on X.

A fifth missile was fired toward the oil tanker, which issued a distress call, the Central Command said, adding that no casualties were reported in the incident and a fire on board was extinguished.

Palestinian President Abbas appoints Mohammed Mustafa as prime minister

The move comes as the Palestinian Authority faces pressure to reform from the US amid Israel’s war on Gaza.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (L) poses for a photo with former Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Palestinian Investment Fund Mohammed Mustafa (R) after appointed him as the new Prime Minister in Ramallah

PA President Mahmoud Abbas, left, poses with a long-trusted economic adviser Mohammed Mustafa after appointing him as prime minister [Palestinian Presidency/Anadolu Agency]

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has appointed his longtime economic adviser Mohammed Mustafa to be the next prime minister in the face of US pressure to reform the Palestinian Authority as part of Washington’s post-war vision for Gaza.

Mustafa, a US-educated economist and political independent, now faces the task of forming a new government for the PA, which has limited powers in parts of the Israeli-occupied West Bank.


Jul 22, 2023

UNSC calls for a ‘lasting, sustainable ceasefire’ in Israel’s war with Hamas in Gaza and the release of all captives.

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) demands an immediate ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas in the Gaza Strip and the release of all hostages as the United States abstains from the vote. The remaining 14 council members voted in favour of the resolution, which was proposed by the 10 elected members of the council. There was a round of applause in the council chamber after the vote on Monday.
The resolution calls for an immediate ceasefire for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which ends in two weeks, and also demands the release of all hostages seized in the Hamas-led attack on southern Israel on October 7.
“The bloodbath has continued for far too long,” said Amar Bendjama, the ambassador from Algeria, the Arab bloc’s current Security Council member and a sponsor of the resolution. “Finally, the Security Council is shouldering its responsibility.”
The US had repeatedly blocked Security Council resolutions that put pressure on Israel but has increasingly shown frustration with its ally as civilian casualties mount and the UN warns of impending famine in Gaza.
Speaking after the vote, US Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield blamed Hamas for the delay in passing a ceasefire resolution.
“We did not agree with everything with the resolution,” which she said was the reason why the US abstained.
“Certain key edits were ignored, including our request to add a condemnation of Hamas,” Thomas-Greenfield said. She stressed that the release of Israeli captives would lead to an increase in humanitarian aid supplies going into the besieged coastal enclave.
Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations Riyad Mansour addresses the Security Council on the day of a vote on a Gaza resolution
Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour addresses the UN Security Council [Andrew Kelly/Reuters]
The White House said the final resolution did not have language the US considers essential and its abstention does not represent a shift in policy.
But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said the US failure to veto the resolution is a “clear retreat” from its previous position and would hurt war efforts against Hamas as well as efforts to release Israeli captives held in Gaza.
His office also said Netanyahu will not be sending a high-level delegation to Washington, DC, in light of the new US position.
US President Joe Biden had requested to meet Israeli officials to discuss Israeli plans for a ground invasion of Rafah in southern Gaza, where more than 1 million displaced Palestinians are sheltering.
White House spokesperson John Kirby said the US was “disappointed” by Netanyahu’s decision.
“We’re very disappointed that they won’t be coming to Washington, DC, to allow us to have a fulsome conversation with them about viable alternatives to them going in on the ground in Rafah,” Kirby told reporters.
He said senior US officials would still meet for separate talks with Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant, who is currently in Washington, on issues including the captives, humanitarian aid and protecting civilians in Rafah.

Al Jazeera’s diplomatic editor James Bays said the vote is still a “very, very significant” development.
“After almost six months, … the vote, almost unanimous,” has demanded a lasting and immediate ceasefire in Gaza.
“The US has used its veto three times,” Bays said. “This time, the US let this pass.”
“Resolutions of the Security Council are international law. They are always seen as binding on all the member states of the United Nations,” he added.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a post on X that the resolution “must be implemented”, adding that “failure would be unforgivable”.
The vote came amid international calls to bring the nearly six-month-long conflict to an end as Israeli forces pummel Gaza and humanitarian conditions in the besieged strip reach critical levels.
More than 90 percent of Gaza’s 2.3 million residents have been displaced, and conditions under Israeli siege and bombardment have pushed Gaza to the brink of famine, the UN said.
More than 32,000 Palestinians have been killed in the Israeli assault since October 7, mostly women and children, according to Palestinian health authorities.
Israel began its military offensive in Gaza after Hamas led an attack on southern Israel on October 7, killing at least 1,139 people, mostly civilians, and seizing about 250 others as hostages, according to Israeli tallies.

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Palestinian leaders welcomed the adoption of the resolution, saying it was a step in the right direction.
“This must be a turning point,” Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour told the UNSC, holding back tears. “This must signal the end of this assault, of atrocities against our people.”
In a statement, the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on UNSC member states to fulfill their legal responsibilities to implement the resolution immediately.

‘Vote in favour of peace’​

The ministry also stressed the importance of intensifying efforts to achieve a permanent ceasefire that extends beyond Ramadan, secure the entry of aid, work on the release Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails and prevent forced displacement of Palestinians.
Hamas welcomed the resolution and said in a statement it “affirms readiness to engage in immediate prisoner swaps on both sides”.
France called for more work on securing a permanent ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
“This crisis is not over. Our council will have to remain mobilised and immediately get back to work. After Ramadan, which ends in two weeks, it will have to establish a permanent ceasefire,” French Ambassador Nicolas de Riviere said.
The latest vote was held after Russia and China vetoed a US-sponsored resolution on Friday that would have supported “an immediate and sustained ceasefire”.
Russian Ambassador Vasily Alekseyevich Nebenzya said his country hopes Monday’s resolution will be used in the “interests of peace” rather than advancing the “inhumane Israeli operation against Palestinians”.
“It is of fundamental importance that the UN Security Council, for the first time, is demanding the parties observe an immediate ceasefire, even if it is limited to the month of Ramadan,” he said. “Unfortunately, what happens after that ends remains unclear.”
Russia tried to push for the use of the word “permanent” in regards to the ceasefire. It had complained that dropping the word could allow Israel “to resume its military operation in the Gaza Strip at any moment” after Ramadan, which ends on April 9.
“We are disappointed that it did not make it through,” Nebenzya said.

Many world leaders have welcomed a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution that demands an immediate ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas in Gaza.
While the United States abstained from the vote on Monday, the remaining 14 council members voted for the resolution.
The resolution, which the US said it did not agree with in its entirety, calls for an “immediate ceasefire” for the duration of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which ends in two weeks. It calls for the ceasefire to lead to a “lasting” truce, for the release of all hostages held by Hamas in Gaza, and for respect for international law from each party when it comes to detainments.
Here are some reactions from key officials around the world: The ministry of Foreign Affairs said that adopting the resolution is a step in the right direction to end the five-month war, to allow the entry of aid, and to begin the return of those displaced.
The ministry also called on UNSC member states to fulfill their legal responsibilities to implement the resolution immediately. The ministry stressed the importance of achieving a permanent ceasefire that extends beyond Ramadan – along with securing the entry of aid, working to release prisoners, and preventing forced displacement. Fatah Central Committee member Sabri Saidam said the resolution “is a step in the right direction leading towards the end of the ongoing massacre in Palestine”.
“The consensus we witnessed today should pave the way for the full recognition of the much-delayed rights of the Palestinians and independence of the State of Palestine,” Saidam told Al Jazeera. Hamas official Basem Naim of the Palestinian group Hamas said it was committed to the conditions of the resolution and said Israel must be held accountable in adhering to it.
“It is the role of the international community to oblige Israel and to end this double standard,” Basem Naim, a senior official in Hamas’s political bureau, told Al Jazeera.


“The question is ‘How strong is the international community to oblige Israel to implement this resolution?'” he said.
The group also stressed the necessity of reaching a permanent ceasefire that leads to the withdrawal of all Israeli forces from the Gaza Strip, and affirmed its readiness to engage in an immediate exchange process that leads to the release of prisoners on both sides. Israeli ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan said the resolution failed to demand a ceasefire without “conditioning” it on the release of captives in Gaza, saying it “undermines the efforts to secure their release”.
“It is harmful to these efforts because it gives Hamas terrorists hope to get a ceasefire without releasing the hostages. All members of the council … should have voted against this shameless resolution,” he said.
Shortly after the resolution passed, Netanyahu cancelled the visit of an Israeli delegation to Washington, DC, which the US had requested to discuss concerns over a proposed Israeli invasion of Rafah, a city in crowded southern Gaza.
The US abstention was “a clear retreat from the consistent position of the US”, and would hurt Israel’s war efforts and bid to release the hostages still held by Hamas, the prime minister’s office said.

The White House said in a statement that Washington’s abstention from the vote “does not represent a shift in our policy … but because the final text does not have the language that we think is essential, like a condemnation of Hamas, we could not support it”.
White House spokesperson John Kirby said that US officials were “very disappointed about Netanyahu’s decision not to send his advisers for talks at the White House about the Rafah operation”.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Tl said the resolution “must be implemented”, adding that failure to do so would be “unforgivable”. China’s ambassador to the UN Zhang Jun “After repeated vetos of the council’s actions, the United States finally decided to stop obstructing the council’s demands for an immediate ceasefire. Despite all this, the US still tried to find all kinds of excuses and made accusations against China,” said China’s ambassador to the UN, Zhang Jun.
“For the lives that have already perished, the council resolution today comes too late, but for the millions of people in Gaza who remain mired in an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe, this resolution, if fully and effectively implemented, could still bring long-awaited hope,” he added. Russia’s ambassador to the UN Vasily Alekseyevich Nebenzya said Moscow hopes the resolution will be used in the “interests of peace” rather than advancing the “inhumane Israeli operation against Palestinians”.
He said Russia preferred a version of the text that demanded that a Ramadan ceasefire would lead to “a permanent sustainable ceasefire”. “We are disappointed that it did not make it through. Nevertheless, we believe it is fundamentally important to vote in favour of peace. The council must continue to work on achieving a permanent ceasefire,” he said. French ambassador to the UN Nicolas de Riviere said the adoption of the resolution shows that the UNSC can “still act when all of its members make the necessary effort to discharge their mandate”.
“The Security Council’s silence on Gaza was becoming deafening. It is high time now for the council to finally contribute to finding a solution,” he told the session.
He also said that work needs to be done to establish a permanent ceasefire and to revive the political process to bring about the two-state solution.
UK ambassador to the UN Barbara Woodward said London “regrets” that the resolution did not condemn the October 7 Hamas attack and stressed that the United Kingdom “condemns” the attacks “unequivocally”. Woodward also said that the resolution sends a “clear” message on the need for international humanitarian law to be upheld.
“We call for this resolution to be implemented immediately. President, we need to focus on how we chart the way from an immediate humanitarian pause to a lasting, sustainable peace without a return to fighting,” she said.
“That means the formation of a new Palestinian government for the West Bank and Gaza accompanied by an international support package,” she said.
Algeria representative to the UN Amar Bendjama said the Security Council was “finally shouldering its responsibility as the primary organ responsible for maintaining international peace and security”.
“I would like to thank all the council members for their flexibility and the constructive way that allowed us today to adopt this long-awaited resolution, [a] resolution that calls for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip in order to put an end to the massacres that unfortunately are still ongoing over the five months,” he said.
“This bloodbath has continued for far too long.”

Slovenia’s envoy to the UN Samuel Zbogar said: “UNSC delivered the strongest signal thus far: We demand an immediate ceasefire for the month of Ramadan leading to a lasting ceasefire. It is a call we have all been desperate to hear from the council,” said Samuel Zbogar, Slovenia’s envoy.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen welcomed the passing of the resolution.
“Implementation of this resolution is vital for the protection of all civilians,” she said on X.
Human Rights Watch UN director Louis Charbonneau said Israel “needs to immediately respond” to the resolution “by facilitating the delivery of humanitarian aid, ending its starvation of Gaza’s population, and halting unlawful attacks”. “Palestinian armed groups should immediately release all civilians held hostage. The US and other countries should use their leverage to end atrocities by suspending arms transfers to Israel,” he said.
South Africa Foreign minister Naledi Pandor welcomed the resolution on public radio but stressed that “the ball is in the court of the Security Council”.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez applauded the resolution, saying it was “in line with what Spain has been saying since the start of the conflict.
“The realisation of two states, Israel and Palestine, living side-by-side in peace and security is the only realistic and viable solution for the region,” he wrote on X.
Outgoing Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte welcomed the resolution, adding: “What is now needed is to stop the violence, free the hostages, immediately send in vastly more humanitarian aid to Gaza and find a lasting solution.”
The country’s far-right leader, Geert Wilders, who swept to victory in recent polls, voiced support to “my Israeli friends in fighting Hamas”.
“The UN, USA and Europe don’t understand you are fighting an existential war. Against the dark forces of hate and destruction called Hamas,” he said on X.

Turkey called the resolution and prospective return of humanitarian access to Gaza “a positive step”.
“We hope that Israel will comply with the requirements of this resolution without delay,” Turkish foreign affairs spokesman Oncu Keceli wrote on X.

Amnesty International’s Secretary General Agnes Callamard said the resolution is “long overdue”.
“This resolution must be accompanied by a shift in political pressure, including an immediate and comprehensive arms embargo,” Callamard added.

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim expressed the country’s endorsement of the resolution in the “strongest terms” and said it should be immediately enforced.
“We must immediately relieve the people of Gaza from the immense pain and suffering they have now endured for almost six months,” Anwar said in a statement.
“Particularly, the United States must prevail upon its ally to respect the will of the international community and accordingly observe the ceasefire and permit the immediate and massive entry of emergency aid.”


Jul 22, 2023
On Monday, the Israeli military withdrew from its second devastating raid on Gaza’s largest hospital, Shifa, leaving it in ruins, with the walls blown out and frame blackened. Despite the destruction, Israel claimed the battle as a victory in its battle against Hamas militants — and said it hadn’t harmed civilians sheltering inside the hospital.

But accounts from observers on the ground and the World Health Organization tell a different story.
They describe a terrifying two-week raid during which more than a dozen civilians died and others were brutally detained and trapped inside a facility with dwindling supplies.
Israel said its forces launched the surprise attack March 18. After two weeks of battles inside Shifa, the military had killed 200 militants, spokesperson Daniel Hagari told reporters Monday. He maintained that no civilians sheltering inside the hospital were harmed and said forces had provided some 6,000 Palestinians sheltering there with food, water, and medicine. The army deployed medical teams and Arabic speakers to communicate and help those inside before evacuating everyone effectively, he said.


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Palestinians inspect the ruins of a residential building for the Abu Muammar family after an Israeli airstrike in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Friday, March 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Hatem Ali)
US pushes alternatives to Rafah invasion in Hamas war talks with Israel
Palestinians carry the body of a person following an Israeli airstrike, into the Al Aqsa hospital in Deir al Balah, Gaza Strip, Monday, April 1, 2024. Gaza medical officials say an apparent Israeli airstrike killed four international aid workers with the World Central Kitchen charity and their Palestinian driver after they helped deliver food and other supplies to northern Gaza that had arrived hours early by ship. (AP Photo/Abdel Kareem Hana)
Gaza medical officials say Israeli strike kills 4 foreign aid workers, driver after delivering food

But World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Sunday that 21 patients inside the hospital had died since the start of the siege. He said 107 patients had been left inside the hospital, including young children and adults in critical condition. He said they lack “health support, medical care and supplies.”

“Since yesterday only one bottle of water remains for every 15 people. Contagious diseases are spreading due to extremely unsanitary conditions, and a lack of water,” he wrote on X.

The raid triggered days of fighting for blocks around Shifa. Witnesses and journalists reported airstrikes, the shelling of homes and troops forcing residents to evacuate.

One resident, Mohammed Al-Sheikh, said Israeli fighter jets were “hitting anything moving in the area.”

Another, Bassel al-Hilou, said seven relatives were killed in Israeli airstrikes.

“There was a massacre in my uncle’s house,” he said Monday morning, as hundreds returned to bury the dead, examine the damage or search for loved ones. “The situation was indescribable.”

The Israeli military did not comment on any civilian deaths near or outside the hospital.

Israel said it arrested 900 suspected militants. Of those, Israel said, it has confirmed 500 are militants — some of them high-level commanders and members of Hamas’ top political echelon.​

But accounts from the Gaza Health Ministry and Al Jazeera, a Qatari-based media network, said medical workers and journalists were among those detained and brutalized by Israeli forces.

A group of reporters was handcuffed, blindfolded and stripped of their clothes for 12 hours, a statement from Al Jazeera said. Israel’s military did not respond to an AP request for comment on the allegation.

After killing and rounding up suspects inside the hospital, military spokesman Hagari said, Israeli forces retreated, exiting the compound on Monday. Two Israeli soldiers were killed and eight injured in the fighting, he said.

Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, a militant group loosely linked to President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement, said its fighters had targeted Israeli forces with artillery during the operation and as forces withdrew.

Hamas also released videos of militants preparing shells that it said were directed toward Israeli forces in the hospital compound.

Hagari acknowledged that the fighting had destroyed Shifa’s emergency ward and a major hospital compound.

“Beside the success, there is a tragedy,” he said. “Because of the barricading, because of the bombs and explosives that we used in those buildings. That is the tragedy of ruining the hospital, although we tried everything we can to prevent it.”

Since Hamas militants stormed southern Israel on Oct. 7, Israel has made Shifa a central component of its blistering counteroffensive on Gaza.

Israel faces heavy scrutiny over its two major offensives on Shifa. Hospitals receive special protections under international law. Israel says Shifa lost that protection because it is a central command and control center for Hamas. Rights groups and international lawyers say evidence to support this claim has been faulty and insufficient.
In justifying its first raid, Israel said that underneath the hospital lay a complex network of tunnels, a central command center for Hamas. Evidence produced from that raid— caches of weapons, a tunnel leading to small, rusty quarters that appeared out of use, and no scores of militants found — fell far short of the claim.

Hagari said Monday that the intelligence had been wrong and that Israel had tipped off Hamas militants at Shifa by announcing its attack plans.

“They left there because they knew we were coming,” he said. “And this time, we did something else.”

Israeli forces have raided Jenin city and refugee camp in the occupied West Bank, and have brought in bulldozers and destroyed essential infrastructure. Confrontations broke out soon after, according to local media. Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh has said the group remains committed to its demands for a potential ceasefire, including the Israeli army pulling out of Gaza.
At least four Palestinians have been killed in an Israeli air attack on a residential building in central Gaza’s Deir el-Balah.
The United States has said it wants to see the Israeli investigation into an attack that killed seven World Central Kitchen (WCK) aid workers in Gaza wrapped up as soon as possible, as international outcry over the incident mounts.
Qatar’s Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani has met Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez in Doha, where the two discussed the situation in Gaza and the region.


Jul 22, 2023

Israel blocked half of March food convoys, UN.​

At least 14 people have been killed in an Israeli attack on al-Zawaida in central Gaza’s Nuseirat refugee camp, according to civil defence workers.
UK Foreign Minister David Cameron said his country will not halt arms sales to Israel by UK companies.
Amnesty International has slammed Cameron’s remarks, saying he failed to remove himself and other UK officials “from their current complicity in Israeli war crimes, apartheid and possible genocide”.
An in-person meeting of Israeli and US officials on the planned operation in the southern city of Rafah will take place in a couple of weeks, the White House’s Jake Sullivan has said.
The UN’s humanitarian office and its agency for Palestinian refugees have disputed Israel’s claim that more aid is getting into Gaza, saying half of March’s food convoys to the north were blocked.
Khan Younis ‘destroyed beyond recognition’
After the Israeli army announced its withdrawal from Khan Younis in southern Gaza on Sunday, residents have been slowly returning to their old neighbourhoods to survey the destruction.


Jul 22, 2023
Three sons and four grandchildren of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh were killed in an Israeli air attack on a Gaza refugee camp.


The car in which three sons of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh were reportedly killed in an Israeli air strike is pictured in the Shati camp, west of Gaza City [AFP]

Joe Biden said the US’s commitment to Israel’s security against Iran and its proxies is ‘iron clad’.
Yemen’s Houthi rebels say they have carried out “four military operations” against two ships they claim are Israeli, as well as two US ships, in the Red Sea.
Israeli forces stormed the village of Nabi Saleh, northwest of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian news agency Wafa.
The Israeli air force reportedly carried out attacks on the outskirts of the towns of Naqoura, Yarin, and Alma ash-Shaab.
A total of four Palestinians, including a 15-year-old, were wounded by live bullets during the Israeli settler attack on the town of Burqa, near Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank.
Death casulaility of Hamas is nearing 34000

Basem Naim, the head of political and international relations for Hamas, told Al Jazeera that the Israeli prime minister has been “doing the maximum to block or to undermine any chance to reach ceasefire agreement”.

Speaking after three children and four grandchildren of Hamas’s political leader Ismail Haniyeh were killed in an Israeli attack, he said Netanyahu is “under pressure” from the US, the international community and from Israeli society so he has resorted to “using all the other dirty tools by killing our children, our wives, [or] by assassinating leaders”.
On its Telegram channel, the Lebanese group said it carried out two attacks today in the “eastern sector”. This is a relatively low number of attacks for Hezbollah as it continues to exchange fire with the Israeli army across the Lebanon-Israel border.

The two attacks were, according to Hezbollah:

  • Against the “Al-Samaqa site in the occupied Lebanese hills of Kafr Shuba”, which was hit directly with artillery fire.
  • Against the Zibdin barracks in the occupied Lebanese Shebaa Farms, which were hit directly.
The group also expressed its condolences to Hamas Leade

Iranis waiting n wings to carry out the orders of their head on attack on Israel. There are chances of flare up of this war into global one. Biden says it has provided Iron clad cl=over to israel against Iran attack.
Coming days ar to be closely watched


Jul 22, 2023
Iran has launched an unprecedented drone and missile attack on Israel after pledging retaliation for a strike on its consular building in Syria. Iran launched over 300 drones and missiles at Israel as its proxies and allies also carried out coordinated attacks on Israeli positions. "The regime in Iran sent a massive swarm of over 300 killer drones, ballistic missiles and cruise missiles," an Israeli army spokesman said.
Iran insists it acted in "self-defence" after the targeting of its diplomatic mission in Damascus. It said it hoped its action would prompt no further escalation and "the matter can be deemed concluded."
The Israeli army said that Iran's attack on Israel using hundreds of drones and missiles had been "foiled," with 99 percent of them intercepted. Troops are deployed on all fronts, prepared, and continuing to defend Israeli territory, the statement said.
President Joe Biden said that US forces helped take down "nearly all" the drones and missiles fired by Iran at Israel, adding that he had reaffirmed his "ironclad" support to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Biden said he would convene his fellow leaders of the G7 group of wealthy nations to coordinate a "united diplomatic response" to Iran's "brazen" attack.
Some White House officials, however, told local media that US will not participate in any offensive operations against Iran. The comments were relayed during the phone call that Biden and Netanyahu had earlier today, the officials said.
Israeli PM Netanyahu has vowed to respond defensively and offensively, saying that Israel has been preparing for a direct attack by Iran for years.
The European Union, Britain, France, Mexico, Czechia, Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands all condemned Iran's attack. The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting today over Iran's unprecedented drone and missile attack on Israel, the body's president said.
India, meanwhile, said its seriously concerned at the escalation of hostilities between Israel and Iran that threatens the peace and security in the West Asia region. "We call for immediate de-escalation, exercise of restraint, stepping back from violence and return to the path of diplomacy," a Foreign Ministry statement said.
The Gaza war between Israel and Hamas, now in its seventh month, has driven up tensions in the region, spreading to fronts with Lebanon and Syria and drawing long-range fire at Israeli targets from as far away as Yemen and Iraq.
Those clashes now threaten to morph into a direct open conflict pitting Iran and its regional allies against Israel and its main supporter the United States, with regional power Egypt urging "utmost restraint"


Jul 22, 2023
Iran seized a tanker with Iraqi crude destined for Turkey on Thursday in retaliation for the confiscation last year of the same vessel and its oil by the U.S., Iranian state media reported, a move likely to stoke regional tensions. The seizure of the Marshall Islands-flagged St Nikolas coincides with weeks of attacks by Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi militias targeting Red Sea shipping routes.
"After the theft of Iranian oil by the United States last year, St Nikolas tanker was seized by Iran's Navy this morning with a judicial order ... it is en route to Iranian ports," the semi-official Fars news agency reported, citing a statement by the Navy.
The ship has 17 Indians as crew members. India is in contact with Iran for release of Indians.


Jul 22, 2023
The United States, Canada and the United Nations have condemned the Iranian air attack on Israel, with President Joe Biden reaffirming America's 'ironclad commitment' to the Jewish nation and vowing to convene a meeting of the G-7 leaders on Sunday to develop a coordinated response to the brazen assault.

IMAGE: An anti-missile system operates after Iran launched drones and missiles towards Israel, as seen from Ashkelon, on April 14, 2024. Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

The Israeli military said on Sunday that 99 per cent of more than 300 Iranian drones and missiles were intercepted by Israel and its allies. Biden said 'We helped Israel take down nearly all' of them.
His comments came as American forces joined efforts to down drones and missiles launched by Tehran.

Iran attacks Israel, fires 200 drones, missiles

Iran attacked Israel with 300 missiles​

India calls for de-escalation as Iran attacks Israel

India asks for deescalation​

​"Earlier today, Iran -- and its proxies operating out of Yemen, Syria and Iraq -- launched an unprecedented air attack against military facilities in Israel. I condemn these attacks in the strongest possible terms," Biden said after his call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday.
Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) said the attack was aimed at 'specific targets'.
Iran had vowed to retaliate for a strike on its consulate in Syria on 1 April which killed seven IRGC officers, including a top commander. It accused Israel of carrying out that attack, but Israel neither confirmed nor denied it.
Netanyahu called a war cabinet meeting after the start of the Iranian attack, and later spoke to President Biden, who said he had reaffirmed 'America's ironclad commitment to the security of Israel'.
Biden said at his direction, to support the defence of Israel, the US military moved aircraft and ballistic missile defence destroyers to the region over the course of the past week.
"Thanks to these deployments and the extraordinary skill of our servicemembers, we helped Israel take down nearly all of the incoming drones and missiles," he said.
"I've just spoken with Prime Minister Netanyahu to reaffirm America's ironclad commitment to the security of Israel," he said.
Israel demonstrated a remarkable capacity to defend against and defeat even unprecedented attacks -- sending a clear message to its foes that they cannot effectively threaten the security of Israel, he said.
"Tomorrow, I will convene my fellow G-7 leaders to coordinate a united diplomatic response to Iran's brazen attack.
"My team will engage with their counterparts across the region. And we will stay in close touch with Israel's leaders. And while we have not seen attacks on our forces or facilities today, we will remain vigilant to all threats and will not hesitate to take all necessary action to protect our people," Biden said.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken also said the United States condemns Iran's attack on Israel in the strongest terms.
"While we do not seek escalation, we will continue to support Israel's defence, and as the President made clear, we will defend US personnel. I will be consulting with allies and partners in the region and around the world in the hours and days ahead," he said.
In New York, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in a statement condemned the serious escalation represented by the large-scale attack launched on Israel by Iran.
"I call for an immediate cessation of these hostilities," he said.
"I am deeply alarmed about the very real danger of a devastating region-wide escalation. I urge all parties to exercise maximum restraint to avoid any action that could lead to major military confrontations on multiple fronts in the Middle East," he said.
UN General Assembly Dennis Francis expressed deep concerns about the unfolding situation in the Middle East, involving the launch by Iran of drones and missiles against Israel.
"The Iranians have explained their action in the context of article 51 of the UN Charter, following the recent Israeli attack on the Iranian Embassy in Damascus. The Iranian response compounds the already tense and delicate peace and security situation in the Middle East," he said and called upon all parties to exercise the utmost restraint to avoid further escalation of tension in the region.
This is a moment that calls for wise and prudent judgement, in which the risks and extended risks are very carefully considered, he said.
"I expect that the Iranian authorities will honour their word that by their action today, the matter can be deemed concluded. A vicious cycle of attack and counter-attack will lead to nowhere, but inevitably, to more death, suffering and misery. Dialogue and diplomacy are the only way to resolve any differences through peaceful means," Francis said.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unequivocally condemned Iran's airborne attacks against Israel.
"We stand with Israel. After supporting Hamas' brutal October 7 attack, the Iranian regime's latest actions will further destabilise the region and make lasting peace more difficult," he said.
"These attacks demonstrate yet again the Iranian regime's disregard for peace and stability in the region. We support Israel's right to defend itself and its people from these attacks," Trudeau said.
Meanwhile, US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said that American forces remain postured to protect its troops and partners in the region, provide further support for Israel's defence, and enhance regional stability.
"We condemn these reckless and unprecedented attacks by Iran and its proxies, and we call on Iran to immediately halt any further attacks, including from its proxy forces, and to de-escalate tensions. We do not seek conflict with Iran, but we will not hesitate to act to protect our forces and support the defence of Israel," he said.
Austin said he will continue to monitor the situation closely and to consult with US allies and partners.
He also spoke with Israeli Minister of Defence Yoav Gallant to discuss urgent regional threats and reiterated unwavering US support for Israel's defence.
During the call, Austin made clear that Israel could count on full US support to defend Israel against any attacks by Iran and its regional proxies, his spokesperson said on Saturday.


Jul 22, 2023
India on Sunday said it is seriously concerned over escalating hostilities between Israel and Iran, and called for immediate de-escalation of the situation.

IMAGE: Objects are seen in the sky above Jerusalem after Iran launched drones and missiles towards Israel, on April 14, 2024. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/ Reuters
Iran has launched a missile attack on Israel as part of its retaliation to a suspected Israeli air strike on its consulate in Damascus on April 1.

India talks to Iran to free 17 citizens onboard ship

India talks to Iran to free 17 Indian citizens onboard ship.

We are seriously concerned at the escalation of hostilities between Israel and Iran which threatens the peace and security in the region,' the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said.
'We call for immediate de-escalation, exercise of restraint, stepping back from violence and return to the path of diplomacy,' it said in a statement.
The MEA said India is closely monitoring the evolving situation.
'Our embassies in the region are in close touch with Indian community. It is vital that security and stability are maintained in the region,' it added.


Jun 6, 2018

A woke PRo-Palestine Ridhi Patel threatened to kill Bakersfield Mayor through a violent speech .Now she is arrested and is being held on a 2 million bail .Her friends in the Anti -Israel group distanced themsleves from her as soon as she was arrested . She is a well kown Anti Hindu and Anti Modi as well .


Jul 22, 2023
Iran Missile/drone attack on Israel and its effectiveness

Dr Dalvinder Singh Grewal

Iran has fired a combination of 300 missiles and drones in to Israel in retaliation to Israel’s attack on Iran embassy killing important functionaries. Iran launched the assault in retaliation for what it believes was an Israeli attack on its embassy compound in Syria on April 1, resulting in the deaths of top Revolutionary Guards commanders. This incident was part of ongoing tensions fueled by the war in Gaza and conflicts with Iran's allies in the region.

Israel has vowed to retaliate however, the World leaders have urged calm and the US, Israel's top ally, called on Israel to refrain from a military response

The 300 missiles or drones fired against Israel included 170 drones, 120 ballistic missiles and 30 cruise missiles. Roughly 50 per cent of the ballistic missiles fired by Iran failed to launch or crashed before reaching their targets.

"The missile-drone attack on Israel was very likely intended to cause significant damage below the threshold that would trigger a massive Israeli response," the Institute for the Study of War says. So the question arises, “did Iran calibrate the attack to prevent retaliation?”

The strike package was reportedly modeled on those the Russians have used repeatedly against Ukraine to great effect.

But while the Ukrainian air defences have averaged interception rates of only 46 per cent of Russian ballistic missiles, the Israelis and their allies knocked out 99 per cent of the total missiles.

The unprecedented Iranian missile and drone attack on Israel, and the ability of the Israeli missile defence shield to soak up 99 per cent of the weapons fired at it, is among the most remarkable technical feats in the history of warfare.

The strike rate was well short of Iranian expectations, which clearly did not know about the effectiveness of the Israeli shield.

But at the same time, by now knowing about the capabilities of the Israeli system, the Iranians may be able to plan more effective attacks in the future. So will a future Iranian attack be more effective and successful?

World leaders have urged calm and the US, Israel's top ally, called on Israel to refrain from a military response, at a time when the region is already in turmoil over the Gaza war.

Israeli defense and intelligence forces have reportedly used GPS jamming to thwart an attack by a swarm of Iranian drones and missiles. The interference disrupted the guidance systems of Iranian weapons aimed at Israeli targets, averting potential harm and demonstrating Israel's technological prowess in countering regional threats.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) deployed sophisticated jamming technology to neutralize the GPS capabilities of Iranian drones and missiles, preventing them from accurately reaching their intended destinations. The strategic maneuver was a proactive measure to safeguard Israeli territory and populations from potential attacks orchestrated by Iran.

An IDF spokesperson affirmed the effectiveness of the GPS jamming technique, stating, "Israeli intelligence was able to identify and neutralize the imminent threat posed by Iranian drones and missiles through precise jamming of their GPS signals." The spokesperson emphasized Israel's commitment to defending its sovereignty and ensuring the safety of its citizens against hostile actions.

Despite the launch of over 300 missiles and drones targeting Israel, the damage was relatively minor. The majority of these were intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome defense system, with additional support from the US, Britain, France, and Jordan.

The most significant injury reported in Israel was to a 7-year-old child, who suffered from shrapnel wounds.

President Joe Biden has informed Israel that the United States will not join any Israeli retaliation, according to a US official. However, Israel is still weighing its response and will "exact the price from Iran in the fashion and timing that is right for us," Israeli minister Benny Gantz said on Sunday.
While specific details about the operation remain classified, Israeli officials reiterated their determination to confront any threats to national security head-on. (With inputs from Agencies)


Jul 22, 2023
ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲ ਉਤੇ ਇਰਾਨ ਦੇ ਮਿਜ਼ਾਈਲ/ਡਰੋਨ ਹਮਲਾ ਅਤੇ ਇਸਦੀ ਪ੍ਰਭਾਵਸ਼ੀਲਤਾ

ਡਾ: ਦਲਵਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਗ੍ਰੇਵਾਲ

ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲ ਦੇ ਇਰਾਨ ਦੇ ਦੂਤਾਵਾਸ ਉਤੇ ਹਮਲੇ ਦੇ ਬਦਲੇ ਵਜੋਂ, ਜਿਸ ਕਰਕੇ ਰੈਵੋਲਿਊਸ਼ਨਰੀ ਗਾਰਡਜ਼ ਦੇ ਚੋਟੀ ਦੇ ਕਮਾਂਡਰਾਂ ਦੀ ਮੌਤ ਹੋ ਗਈ ਸੀ, ਇਰਾਨ ਨੇ 300 ਮਿਜ਼ਾਈਲਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਡਰੋਨਾਂ ਦੇ ਸੁਮੇਲ ਨੂੰ ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲ ਉਤੇ ਦਾਗਿਆ ਹੈ। ਈਰਾਨ ਨੇ 1 ਅਪ੍ਰੈਲ ਨੂੰ ਸੀਰੀਆ ਵਿੱਚ ਇਸ ਦੇ ਦੂਤਾਵਾਸ ਦੇ ਅਹਾਤੇ 'ਤੇ ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲੀ ਹਮਲਾ ਮੰਨਿਆ, ਦੇ ਬਦਲੇ ਜਿਸ ਵਜੋਂ ਹਮਲਾ ਸ਼ੁਰੂ ਕੀਤਾ। ਇਹ ਘਟਨਾ ਗਾਜ਼ਾ ਵਿੱਚ ਜੰਗ ਅਤੇ ਖੇਤਰ ਵਿੱਚ ਈਰਾਨ ਦੇ ਸਹਿਯੋਗੀਆਂ ਨਾਲ ਟਕਰਾਅ ਕਾਰਨ ਚੱਲ ਰਹੇ ਤਣਾਅ ਦਾ ਹਿੱਸਾ ਸੀ।

ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲ ਨੇ ਜਵਾਬੀ ਕਾਰਵਾਈ ਕਰਨ ਦੀ ਸਹੁੰ ਖਾਧੀ ਹੈ ਹਾਲਾਂਕਿ, ਵਿਸ਼ਵ ਨੇਤਾਵਾਂ ਨੇ ਸ਼ਾਂਤ ਹੋਣ ਦੀ ਅਪੀਲ ਕੀਤੀ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲ ਦੇ ਚੋਟੀ ਦੇ ਸਹਿਯੋਗੀ ਅਮਰੀਕਾ, ਨੇ ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲ ਨੂੰ ਫੌਜੀ ਜਵਾਬ ਤੋਂ ਬਚਣ ਲਈ ਕਿਹਾ ਹੈ।

ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲ ਵਿਰੁੱਧ ਦਾਗੀਆਂ ਗਈਆਂ 300 ਮਿਜ਼ਾਈਲਾਂ ਜਾਂ ਡਰੋਨਾਂ ਵਿੱਚ 170 ਡਰੋਨ, 120 ਬੈਲਿਸਟਿਕ ਮਿਜ਼ਾਈਲਾਂ ਅਤੇ 30 ਕਰੂਜ਼ ਮਿਜ਼ਾਈਲਾਂ ਸ਼ਾਮਲ ਸਨ। ਈਰਾਨ ਦੁਆਰਾ ਦਾਗੀਆਂ ਗਈਆਂ ਬੈਲਿਸਟਿਕ ਮਿਜ਼ਾਈਲਾਂ ਵਿੱਚੋਂ ਲਗਭਗ 50 ਪ੍ਰਤੀਸ਼ਤ ਆਪਣੇ ਟੀਚੇ ਤੱਕ ਪਹੁੰਚਣ ਤੋਂ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ ਲਾਂਚ ਕਰਨ ਵਿੱਚ ਅਸਫਲ ਰਹੀਆਂ ਜਾਂ ਕ੍ਰੈਸ਼ ਹੋ ਗਈਆਂ।

ਇੰਸਟੀਚਿਊਟ ਫਾਰ ਦ ਸਟੱਡੀ ਆਫ਼ ਵਾਰ ਦਾ ਕਹਿਣਾ ਹੈ, "ਇਸਰਾਈਲ 'ਉੱਤੇ ਮਿਜ਼ਾਈਲ-ਡਰੋਨ ਹਮਲੇ ਦਾ ਇਰਾਦਾ ਬਹੁਤ ਹੀ ਸੰਭਾਵਤ ਤੌਰ 'ਤੇ ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲ ਦੀਆਂ ਜੜ੍ਹਾਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਮਹੱਤਵਪੂਰਨ ਨੁਕਸਾਨ ਪਹੁੰਚਾਉਣ ਦਾ ਸੀ ਜੋ ਇੱਕ ਵੱਡੇ ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲੀਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਜਵਾਬ ਦੇਣ ਲਈ ਉਕਸਾਏਗਾ,"। ਇਸ ਲਈ ਸਵਾਲ ਉੱਠਦਾ ਹੈ, ਕਿ "ਕੀ ਇਰਾਨ ਨੇ ਜਵਾਬੀ ਕਾਰਵਾਈ ਨੂੰ ਰੋਕਣ ਲਈ ਹਮਲੇ ਨੂੰ ਧਿਆਨ ਵਿੱਚ ਰੱਖਿਆ ਸੀ?"

ਇਰਾਨੀ ਹਮਲੇ ਦਾ ਢਾਂਚਾ ਕਥਿਤ ਤੌਰ 'ਤੇ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਮਾਡਲਾਂ 'ਤੇ ਤਿਆਰ ਕੀਤਾ ਗਿਆ ਸੀ ਜੋ ਰੂਸੀਆਂ ਨੇ ਯੂਕਰੇਨ ਦੇ ਵਿਰੁੱਧ ਬਹੁਤ ਪ੍ਰਭਾਵੀ ਤੌਰ ਤੇ ਵਾਰ-ਵਾਰ ਵਰਤੇ ਹਨ। ਜਦੋਂ ਕਿ ਯੂਕਰੇਨੀ ਹਵਾਈ ਰੱਖਿਆ ਨੇ ਰੂਸੀ ਬੈਲਿਸਟਿਕ ਮਿਜ਼ਾਈਲਾਂ ਤੋਂ ਔਸਤਨ ਸਿਰਫ 46 ਪ੍ਰਤੀਸ਼ਤ ਸੁਰੱਖਿਆਂ ਕੀਤੀ ਹੈ, ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲ ਅਤੇ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੇ ਸਹਿਯੋਗੀਆਂ ਨੇ ਕੁੱਲ ਮਿਜ਼ਾਈਲਾਂ ਵਿੱਚੋਂ 99 ਪ੍ਰਤੀਸ਼ਤ ਨੂੰ ਮਾਰ ਗਿਰਾਇਆ ਹੈ।

ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲ ਨੂੰ ਨਿਸ਼ਾਨਾ ਬਣਾਉਣ ਵਾਲੀਆਂ 300 ਤੋਂ ਵੱਧ ਮਿਜ਼ਾਈਲਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਡਰੋਨਾਂ ਦੀ ਸ਼ੁਰੂਆਤ ਦੇ ਬਾਵਜੂਦ, ਨੁਕਸਾਨ ਮੁਕਾਬਲਤਨ ਮਾਮੂਲੀ ਸੀ। ਇਹਨਾਂ ਵਿੱਚੋਂ ਜ਼ਿਆਦਾਤਰ ਨੂੰ ਅਮਰੀਕਾ, ਬ੍ਰਿਟੇਨ, ਫਰਾਂਸ ਅਤੇ ਜਾਰਡਨ ਦੇ ਵਾਧੂ ਸਮਰਥਨ ਨਾਲ ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲ ਦੀ ਆਇਰਨ ਡੋਮ ਰੱਖਿਆ ਪ੍ਰਣਾਲੀ ਦੁਆਰਾ ਰੋਕਿਆ ਗਿਆ ਸੀ, ।

ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲ ਵਿੱਚ ਸਭ ਤੋਂ ਮਹੱਤਵਪੂਰਨ ਸੱਟ ਇੱਕ 7 ਸਾਲ ਦੇ ਬੱਚੇ ਦੀ ਸੀ, ਜੋ ਕਿ ਛਾਂਟੇ ਦੇ ਜ਼ਖ਼ਮਾਂ ਤੋਂ ਪੀੜਤ ਸੀ।

ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲ ਉੱਤੇ ਬੇਮਿਸਾਲ ਇਰਾਨੀ ਮਿਜ਼ਾਈਲ ਅਤੇ ਡਰੋਨ ਹਮਲਾ, ਅਤੇ ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲੀ ਮਿਜ਼ਾਈਲ ਡਿਫੈਂਸ ਦੀਵਾਰ ਦੀ ਇਸ ਉੱਤੇ ਫਾਇਰ ਕੀਤੇ ਗਏ 99 ਪ੍ਰਤੀਸ਼ਤ ਹਥਿਆਰਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਸੁੱਟ ਲੈਣ ਦੀ ਸਮਰੱਥਾ, ਯੁੱਧ ਦੇ ਇਤਿਹਾਸ ਵਿੱਚ ਸਭ ਤੋਂ ਅਨੋਖਾ ਤਕਨੀਕੀ ਕਾਰਨਾਮਾ ਹੈ।

ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲੀ ਰੱਖਿਆ ਅਤੇ ਖੁਫੀਆ ਬਲਾਂ ਨੇ ਕਥਿਤ ਤੌਰ 'ਤੇ ਇਰਾਨੀ ਡਰੋਨਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਮਿਜ਼ਾਈਲਾਂ ਦੇ ਇੱਕ ਝੁੰਡ ਦੇ ਹਮਲੇ ਨੂੰ ਅਸਫਲ ਕਰਨ ਲਈ ਜੀਪੀਐਸ ਜੈਮਿੰਗ ਦੀ ਵਰਤੋਂ ਕੀਤੀ ਹੈ।ਇਸ ਤਰ੍ਹਾਂ ਕੀਤੀ ਦਖਲਅੰਦਾਜ਼ੀ ਨੇ ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲੀ ਟੀਚਿਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਨਿਸ਼ਾਨਾ ਬਣਾਉਣ ਵਾਲੇ ਇਰਾਨੀ ਹਥਿਆਰਾਂ ਦੀ ਮਾਰਗਦਰਸ਼ਨ ਪ੍ਰਣਾਲੀ ਨੂੰ ਵਿਗਾੜ ਦਿੱਤਾ, ਸੰਭਾਵੀ ਨੁਕਸਾਨ ਨੂੰ ਟਾਲਿਆ ਅਤੇ ਖੇਤਰੀ ਖਤਰਿਆਂ ਦਾ ਮੁਕਾਬਲਾ ਕਰਨ ਵਿੱਚ ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲ ਦੀ ਤਕਨੀਕੀ ਸ਼ਕਤੀ ਦਾ ਪ੍ਰਦਰਸ਼ਨ ਕੀਤਾ।

ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲੀ ਰੱਖਿਆ ਅਤੇ ਖੁਫੀਆ ਬਲਾਂ ਨੇ ਕਥਿਤ ਤੌਰ 'ਤੇ ਈਰਾਨੀ ਡਰੋਨਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਮਿਜ਼ਾਈਲਾਂ ਦੇ ਇੱਕ ਝੁੰਡ ਦੇ ਹਮਲੇ ਨੂੰ ਅਸਫਲ ਕਰਨ ਲਈ ਜੀਪੀਐਸ ਜੈਮਿੰਗ ਦੀ ਵਰਤੋਂ ਕੀਤੀ ਹੈ। ਦਖਲਅੰਦਾਜ਼ੀ ਨੇ ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲੀ ਟੀਚਿਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਨਿਸ਼ਾਨਾ ਬਣਾਉਣ ਵਾਲੇ ਈਰਾਨੀ ਹਥਿਆਰਾਂ ਦੀ ਮਾਰਗਦਰਸ਼ਨ ਪ੍ਰਣਾਲੀ ਨੂੰ ਵਿਗਾੜ ਦਿੱਤਾ, ਸੰਭਾਵੀ ਨੁਕਸਾਨ ਨੂੰ ਟਾਲਿਆ ਅਤੇ ਖੇਤਰੀ ਖਤਰਿਆਂ ਦਾ ਮੁਕਾਬਲਾ ਕਰਨ ਵਿੱਚ ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲ ਦੀ ਤਕਨੀਕੀ ਸ਼ਕਤੀ ਦਾ ਪ੍ਰਦਰਸ਼ਨ ਕੀਤਾ।

ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲ ਡਿਫੈਂਸ ਫੋਰਸਿਜ਼ (ਆਈਡੀਐਫ) ਨੇ ਇਰਾਨੀ ਡਰੋਨਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਮਿਜ਼ਾਈਲਾਂ ਦੀਆਂ ਜੀਪੀਐਸ ਸਮਰੱਥਾਵਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਬੇਅਸਰ ਕਰਨ ਲਈ ਆਧੁਨਿਕ ਜੈਮਿੰਗ ਟੈਕਨਾਲੋਜੀ ਨੂੰ ਤਾਇਨਾਤ ਕੀਤਾ, ਇਰਾਨੀ ਡਰੋਨਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਮਿਜ਼ਾਈਲਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਉਹਨਾਂ ਦੀਆਂ ਮੰਜ਼ਿਲਾਂ ਤੱਕ ਸਹੀ ਢੰਗ ਨਾਲ ਪਹੁੰਚਣ ਤੋਂ ਰੋਕਿਆ। ਰਣਨੀਤਕ ਅਭਿਆਸ ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲੀ ਖੇਤਰ ਅਤੇ ਆਬਾਦੀ ਨੂੰ ਈਰਾਨ ਦੁਆਰਾ ਕੀਤੇ ਗਏ ਸੰਭਾਵੀ ਹਮਲਿਆਂ ਤੋਂ ਬਚਾਉਣ ਲਈ ਇੱਕ ਕਿਰਿਆਸ਼ੀਲ ਉਪਾਅ ਸੀ।

ਆਈਡੀਐਫ ਦੇ ਬੁਲਾਰੇ ਨੇ ਜੀਪੀਐਸ ਜੈਮਿੰਗ ਤਕਨੀਕ ਦੀ ਪ੍ਰਭਾਵਸ਼ੀਲਤਾ ਦੀ ਪੁਸ਼ਟੀ ਕਰਦੇ ਹੋਏ ਕਿਹਾ, "ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲੀ ਖੁਫੀਆ ਆਪਣੇ ਜੀਪੀਐਸ ਸਿਗਨਲਾਂ ਦੀ ਸਹੀ ਜੈਮਿੰਗ (ਜਾਮਿੰਗ) ਦੁਆਰਾ ਇਰਾਨੀ ਡਰੋਨ ਅਤੇ ਮਿਜ਼ਾਈਲਾਂ ਦੁਆਰਾ ਪੈਦਾ ਹੋਣ ਵਾਲੇ ਆਉਣ ਵਾਲੇ ਖਤਰੇ ਦੀ ਪਛਾਣ ਕਰਨ ਅਤੇ ਉਸ ਨੂੰ ਬੇਅਸਰ ਕਰਨ ਦੇ ਯੋਗ ਸੀ।" ਬੁਲਾਰੇ ਨੇ ਆਪਣੀ ਪ੍ਰਭੂਸੱਤਾ ਦੀ ਰੱਖਿਆ ਕਰਨ ਅਤੇ ਦੁਸ਼ਮਣੀ ਕਾਰਵਾਈਆਂ ਦੇ ਵਿਰੁੱਧ ਆਪਣੇ ਨਾਗਰਿਕਾਂ ਦੀ ਸੁਰੱਖਿਆ ਨੂੰ ਯਕੀਨੀ ਬਣਾਉਣ ਲਈ ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲ ਦੀ ਵਚਨਬੱਧਤਾ 'ਤੇ ਜ਼ੋਰ ਦਿੱਤਾ।

ਮਿਸਾਈਲਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਡਰੋਨਾਂ ਨੇ ਜੋ ਨੁਕਸਾਨ ਪਹੁੰਚਾਇਆ ਉਹ ਇਰਾਨੀ ਉਮੀਦਾਂ ਤੋਂ ਬਹੁਤ ਘੱਟ ਸੀ, ਜਿਸ ਦਾ ਕਾਰਨ ਇਰਾਨ ਨੂੰ ਸਪੱਸ਼ਟ ਤੌਰ ਉੱਤੇ ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲੀ ਢਾਲ ਦੀ ਪ੍ਰਭਾਵਸ਼ੀਲਤਾ ਬਾਰੇ ਪਤਾ ਨਹੀਂ ਸੀ।

ਪਰ ਇਸ ਦੇ ਨਾਲ ਹੀ, ਹੁਣ ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲੀ ਸਿਸਟਮ ਦੀਆਂ ਸਮਰੱਥਾਵਾਂ ਬਾਰੇ ਜਾਣ ਕੇ, ਇਰਾਨੀ ਭਵਿੱਖ ਵਿੱਚ ਹੋਰ ਪ੍ਰਭਾਵਸ਼ਾਲੀ ਹਮਲਿਆਂ ਦੀ ਯੋਜਨਾ ਬਣਾਉਣ ਦੇ ਯੋਗ ਹੋ ਸਕਦੇ ਹਨ। ਕੀ ਭਵਿੱਖ ਵਿੱਚ ਇਰਾਨੀ ਹਮਲਾ ਵਧੇਰੇ ਪ੍ਰਭਾਵਸ਼ਾਲੀ ਅਤੇ ਸਫਲ ਹੋਵੇਗਾ? ਲ਼ਗਦਾ ਨਹੀਂ ਕਿ ਇਰਾਨ ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲ ਅਤੇ ਅਮਰੀਕਾ ਸਮੇਤ ਪੱਛਮੀ ਦੇਸ਼ਾਂ ਦੇ ਅਧੁਨਿਕ ਹਥਿਆਰਾਂ ਦੇ ਮੁਕਾਬਲੇ ਵਿੱਚ ਹੋਰ ਕਾਰਗਾਰ ਹਥਿਆਰ ਬਣਾ ਸਕੇਗਾ ਜਾਂ ਚੀਨ ਜਾਂ ਰੂਸ ਤੋਂ ਪ੍ਰਾਪਤ ਕਰ ਸਕੇਗਾ।ਹਾਂ। ਜੇ ਲੋੜ ਪਈ ਤਾਂ ਇਰਾਨ ਨਿਊਕਲੀਅਰ ਬੰਬਾਂ ਨਾਲ ਜ਼ਰੂਰ ਹਮਲਾ ਕਰ ਸਕਦਾ ਹੈ ਪਰ ਇਸ ਵਿੱਚ ਵੀ ਅਜੇ ਉਸ ਦੀ ਸਮਰਥਾ ਨਹੀਂ।

ਵਿਸ਼ਵ ਨੇਤਾਵਾਂ ਨੇ ਸ਼ਾਂਤ ਹੋਣ ਦੀ ਅਪੀਲ ਕੀਤੀ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲ ਦੇ ਚੋਟੀ ਦੇ ਸਹਿਯੋਗੀ ਅਮਰੀਕਾ, ਨੇ ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲ ਨੂੰ ਅਜਿਹੇ ਸਮੇਂ ਜਦੋਂ ਖੇਤਰ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ ਹੀ ਗਾਜ਼ਾ ਯੁੱਧ ਨੂੰ ਲੈ ਕੇ ਗੜਬੜ ਵਿੱਚ ਹੈ, ਫੌਜੀ ਪ੍ਰਤੀਕਿਰਿਆ ਤੋਂ ਬਚਣ ਲਈ ਕਿਹਾ ਹੈ, । ਇੱਕ ਅਮਰੀਕੀ ਅਧਿਕਾਰੀ ਦੇ ਅਨੁਸਾਰ, ਰਾਸ਼ਟਰਪਤੀ ਜੋ ਬਿਡੇਨ ਨੇ ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲ ਨੂੰ ਸੂਚਿਤ ਕੀਤਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਸੰਯੁਕਤ ਰਾਜ ਕਿਸੇ ਵੀ ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲੀ ਜਵਾਬੀ ਕਾਰਵਾਈ ਵਿੱਚ ਸ਼ਾਮਲ ਨਹੀਂ ਹੋਵੇਗਾ। ਹਾਲਾਂਕਿ, ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲ ਅਜੇ ਵੀ ਆਪਣੀ ਪ੍ਰਤੀਕ੍ਰਿਆ ਨੂੰ ਤੋਲ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ "ਅਗਲੇ ਸਮੇਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲ ਈਰਾਨ ਤੋਂ ਸਹੀ ਕੀਮਤ ਲਵੇਗਾ," ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲ ਦੇ ਮੰਤਰੀ ਬੈਨੀ ਗੈਂਟਜ਼ ਨੇ ਐਤਵਾਰ ਨੂੰ ਕਿਹਾ।

ਜਦੋਂ ਕਿ ਓਪਰੇਸ਼ਨ ਬਾਰੇ ਖਾਸ ਵੇਰਵੇ ਗੁਪਤ ਰਹਿੰਦੇ ਹਨ, ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲੀ ਅਧਿਕਾਰੀਆਂ ਨੇ ਰਾਸ਼ਟਰੀ ਸੁਰੱਖਿਆ ਲਈ ਕਿਸੇ ਵੀ ਖਤਰੇ ਦਾ ਸਾਹਮਣਾ ਕਰਨ ਲਈ ਆਪਣੇ ਦ੍ਰਿੜ ਇਰਾਦੇ ਨੂੰ ਦੁਹਰਾਇਆ।


Jul 22, 2023

Israel launched missile strikes against Tehran during early hours on Friday (local time), ABC News reported citing a senior United States official.

IMAGE: A view of an Iron Dome anti-missile battery, near Ashkelon, in southern Israel on April 17, 2024. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters
However, the official could not confirm whether Syria and Iraq sites were hit as well.
The report came shortly after local sources reported blasts in Isfahan region in Central Iran.
Iran's air defence systems were activated in several locations after multiple explosions were heard close to the airport and an army base in the Iranian city of Isfahan, state media reported early Friday morning.The missile launches come after Iran launched an offensive on targets around Israel on Saturday last week, according to Israeli military authorities, in which the nation fired a barrage of over 300 unmanned drones and missiles.
Meanwhile, as per Syrian media reports on Friday morning, the Syrian Army's locations in the southern Syrian governorates of As-Suwayda and Daraa were also the target of attacks.
The attacks targeted Syrian military radar sites between Qarda and Izraa in Daraa, southern Syria, according to the local news outlet As-Suwayda24.
Residents of Mosul and Erbil in Iraq reported hearing the sounds of fighter jets as well on Friday during early morning hours, the Jerusalem Post reported.
According to officials, Israel and its allies, which include the US, intercepted all but a small number of them. Iran launched its attack over six months after terrorists from Hamas attacked Israel on October 7 and the Israeli military started bombarding the Gaza Strip.
Since the assaults on Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the nation's war cabinet have convened multiple times; as ABC News has reported, at least three of those meetings resulted in the cancellation of operations.
Iran's Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian warned Israel against taking any military actions targeting Iranian interests.
He stated Iran has concluded its 'defense and counteroffensive measures' and urged the international community to stop Israel from carrying out any military operations against Iran.
During discussions on the Middle East situation at the UNSC in New York on Thursday, Amir-Abdollahian said, "Iran's legitimate defense and countermeasures have been concluded. Therefore, the Israeli regime must be compelled to stop any further military adventurism against our centres, assets and interests. Certainly, in case of any illegal use of force by the Israeli regime and violating our sovereignty, the Islamic Republic of Iran will not hesitate a bit to assert its inherent right to give a decisive and proper response to it to make the regime regret its actions."
He accused Israel of carrying out a missile attack on Iranian diplomatic premises in Damascus on April 1.
He said that Israel's action was a 'clear violation of the Charter of the United Nations international law and the Vienna Convention'.
He criticised the United States, the United Kingdom, and France for not issuing a statement over the attack on the Iranian diplomatic premises in Damascus.
He even expressed regret that the UNSC did not take action on Iran's repeated requests to prevent further attacks by Israel on Iran's interests.
He accused the White House of giving a green signal to Israel's action.
He said, "Regrettably, the Security Council, had not taken any action during the past months to our official and repeated requests to prevent further attacks by the Israeli regime on Iran's interests, centres and official military advisors who were there to fight terrorism and due to the unfortunate and completely irresponsible behaviour of the United States, the UK and France, in response to this illegal attack, failed even to issue a mere statement containing a simple condemnation."
On Saturday, Iran launched several drones and missiles towards Israel in retaliation for an alleged Israeli air strike on its consulate in Syria, resulting in the killing of three top Iranian generals.
And, on Sunday morning, Israel Defence Forces (IDF) spokesperson Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari said that about 99 per cent of the 300 or so projectiles fired by Iran at Israel overnight were intercepted by air defences, as reported by The Times of Israel.
"The Iranian threat met the aerial and technological superiority of the IDF, combined with a strong fighting coalition, which together intercepted the vast majority of the threats," Hagari had said.
On April 17, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed at a cabinet meeting that Israel will make its own decisions and do whatever is necessary to protect itself, even if it contradicts the advice given by its allies, as reported by The Times of Israel.


Jul 22, 2023
Israel is carrying out attacks across the Gaza Strip, including near hospitals and in the south of the besieged enclave, where ground operations are intensifying.
Here are the latest casualty figures as of April 28 at 1:30pm in Gaza (10:30 GMT):


  • Killed: at least 34,454 people, including more than:
    • More than 14,500 children killed
    • 8,400 women
  • Injured: more than 77,575 people
  • Missing: more than 8,000
The latest figures from the Palestinian Ministry of Health in the occupied West Bank are as follows:

Occupied West Bank​

  • Killed: at least 491 people, including more than:
    • 124 children
  • Injured: more than 4,800
In Israel, officials revised the death toll from the October 7 attacks down from 1,405 to 1,139.


  • Killed: 1,139 people
  • Injured: at least 8,730


Devastation across Gaza​

According to the latest data from the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the World Health Organization and the Palestinian government as of April 28, Israeli attacks have damaged:
  • More than half of Gaza’s homes have been destroyed or damaged
  • 80% of commercial facilities
  • 73% of school buildings
  • 11 out of 35 hospitals are partially functioning
  • 83% of groundwater wells not operational
  • 267 places of worship

Nowhere safe to go​

The Israeli army published an online map of the Gaza Strip on December 1, dividing the enclave into more than 600 numbered blocks. It asked Gaza’s civilians to identify the block corresponding with their area of residence and evacuate when ordered.
However, leaflets ordering evacuations have been inconsistent with online warnings, which has confused residents.
Furthermore, many Gaza residents have no reliable way to access the map with little access to electricity or the internet since the blockade of the 365sq-km (141sq-mile) strip has resulted in a collapse of telecommunications infrastructure.

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Every hour in Gaza:​

  • 15 people are killed - six are children
  • 35 people are injured
  • 42 bombs are dropped*
  • 12 buildings are destroyed
*Based on the first six days of the war, according to the Israeli army
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Journalists killed​

As of April 5, more than 100 journalists, mostly Palestinians, have been killed since the Israel-Gaza war began on October 7. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists and the International Federation of Journalists, 96 Palestinian, three Lebanese and four Israeli journalists have been killed.

Sixteen years of Israeli blockade​

The Gaza Strip has a population of about 2.3 million people living in one of the most densely populated areas in the world. It is located between Israel and Egypt on the Mediterranean coast.
Since 2007, Israel has maintained strict control over Gaza's airspace and territorial waters and restricted the movement of goods and people in and out of Gaza.
Since Hamas's October 7 attacks in southern Israel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened to turn Gaza into a “deserted island” and warned its residents to “leave now”.
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How the Hamas attack unfolded​

On the morning of October 7 about 6:30am (03:30 GMT), Hamas fired a huge barrage of rockets into southern Israel with sirens heard as far away as Tel Aviv and Beersheba.
The group said it launched 5,000 rockets in the initial barrage. Israel’s military said 2,500 rockets were fired.
About an hour later, fighters crossed into Israel in an unprecedented multipronged operation by land, air and sea. Most fighters entered through breaches in security barriers separating Gaza and Israel.

Hamas’s surprise attack came after Israeli settlers had stormed the al Aqsa Mosque Compound and after a record number of Palestinians had been killed by Israel at that point in 2023.
At 9:45am (06:45 GMT), blasts were heard in Gaza and at 10am (07:00 GMT), Israel’s military spokesperson said the air force was carrying out attacks in Gaza.
Gun battles continued between Israeli forces and Palestinian fighters in several areas of southern Israel.
Israeli air attacks continued late into the night as did rocket fire into southern Israel.

Gaza's densely populated neighbourhoods​

The Gaza Strip comprises five governorates: North Gaza, Gaza City, Deir el-Balah, Khan Younis and Rafah.
North Gaza extends for 10km (6 miles) and shares the only crossing into Israel through Beit Hanoon, also known as the Erez crossing.
North Gaza is home to the Jabalia refugee camp, the largest in the Gaza Strip.
Gaza City is the largest and most populous city with more than 750,000 residents. Remal, Shujayea and Tal al-Hawa are among its most well-known neighbourhoods.
At the heart of the Remal neighbourhood is al-Shifa Hospital, the largest medical facility in the Gaza Strip.
Deir el-Balah is one of Gaza’s largest agricultural producers. It is also home to four refugee camps: Nuseirat, Bureij, Maghazi and Deir el-Balah.
Gaza’s only operating power plant is located along the district’s boundary with Gaza City.
Khan Younis is home to about 430,000 people. At its centre is the Khan Younis refugee camp, where about 90,000 people live.
Rafah is the southernmost district of Gaza with a population of about 275,000. Rafah is also the name of the crossing with Egypt that is located there.
Both Israel and Egypt have kept their borders largely shut and are responsible for further deteriorating the already weakened economic and humanitarian situation in Gaza.
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Jul 22, 2023
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Tuesday to launch an incursion into the southern Gaza city of Rafah, where hundreds of thousands of Palestinians are sheltering from the almost 7-month-long war, just as cease-fire negotiations between Israel and Hamas appear to be gaining steam.

Netanyahu’s comments came hours before Blinkenas to arrive in Israel to advance the truce talks — which appear to be one of the most serious rounds of negotiations between Israel and Hamas since the war began. The deal is meant to free hostages, bring some relief to the population and avert an Israeli offensive into Rafah and the potential harm to civilians there.

Netanyahu said Israel would enter Rafah, which Israel says is Hamas’ last stronghold, regardless of whether a truce-for-hostages deal is struck. His comments appeared to be meant to appease his nationalist governing partners but it was not clear whether they would have any bearing on any emerging deal with Hamas.

“The idea that we will stop the war before achieving all of its goals is out of the question,” Netanyahu said, according to a statement from his office. “We will enter Rafah and we will eliminate Hamas’ battalions there — with or without a deal, to achieve the total victory.” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said Israeli forces will enter Gaza’s southern city of Rafah regardless of whether a ceasefire deal is reached with Hamas.
UN chief Antonio Guterres called on Israel to create safety for humanitarian workers and facilitate more “urgently needed” aid to Gaza.
Columbia University has threatened students with expulsion after protesters took over a building, as demonstrations against Israel’s assault on Gaza continue to spread across campuses in the United States.
Protesters gathered outside the Israeli Ministry of Defence building in Tel Aviv, calling on Netanyahu to finalise a deal with Hamas that ensures the return of captives held by the group in Gaza.
Israeli warplanes carried out two attacks in southern Lebanon, one on the Wadi al-Asafir area, and another on the al-Maslkh neighbourhood of the village of Khiam.
The International Court of Justice has ruled against issuing emergency measures over German arms sales to Israel.


Jul 22, 2023
Israel troops met with Hamas fire in Rafah operation. Defiant Israeli leadership vows to carry out Rafah ground invasion after US halts big-bomb shipment. US plays down Rafah assault, says it will push for Gaza ceasefire deal. Heavy fighting in Gaza’s Rafah keeps aid crossings closed, sends 100,000 civilians fleeing. Heavy fighting between Israeli troops and Palestinian militants on the outskirts of the southern Gaza city of Rafah has left crucial nearby aid crossings inaccessible and caused over 100,000 people to flee north, a United Nations official said Friday. Israel’s plans for a full-scale invasion of Rafah appear to be on hold for now, with the United States deeply opposed and stepping up pressure by threatening to withhold arms. But even the more limited incursion launched earlier this week threatens to worsen Gaza’s humanitarian catastrophe. Heavy fighting was also underway in northern Gaza, where Hamas appeared to have once again regrouped in an area where Israel has already launched punishing assaults.Over a million Palestinians have fled to Rafah to escape fighting elsewhere, with many packed into U.N.-run shelters or squalid tent camps. The city on the border with Egypt is also a crucial hub for bringing in food, medicine, fuel and other goods.
The UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, known as OCHA, says about 110,000 people have fled Rafah and that food and fuel supplies in the city are critically low. Georgios Petropoulos, an OCHA official working in Rafah, said the two main crossings near the city remain closed, cutting off supplies and preventing medical evacuations and the movement of humanitarian staff.
US has now openly admitted that It were the US Bombs and weapons which Israel used to destroy Gaza



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