• Morning update | 30 March 2024 09:20 GMT | Middle East Eye

    An Israeli strike hit a car carrying UN observers near south Lebanon border, security sources told Reuters

    The Israeli military struck the Deir al-Balah, Nuseirat and Maghazi refugee camps in central Gaza, destroying residential buildings. It also targeted northern Gaza with massive aerial attacks

    A 13-year-old Palestinian child was shot and killed and two youths were wounded during a dawn raid in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, according to the Palestinian Wafa news agency

    The US said it welcomes the nomination of a new Palestinian Authority cabinet

    Defence Minister Yoav Gallant said that Israel will expand its offensive on the northern border and increase attacks on Hezbollah

    The Israeli army said that it has killed the deputy commander of Hezbollah’s rocket and missile unit, Ali Abdel-Hassan Naim, in an air strike near the southern city of Tyre.


    Late night update 29 March 2024 23:49 GMT

    On Friday, Israel escalated its bombardment campaign against Lebanon and Syria, with a series of air strikes in the Aleppo province that killed more than 40 people.

    Israel also said that it killed a Hezbollah commander in south Lebanon. The escalatory strikes have further raised concerns about Israel’s willingness to seek peace as it continues to increase attacks in the wider conflict amid its ongoing war in Gaza.

    Meanwhile, countries continue to airdrop humanitarian assistance into the Gaza Strip, as the threat of famine grows for the Palestinian population.

    The death toll in Gaza, according to the latest figures from the Palestinian health ministry, stands at 32,623.

    Here’s what else you need to know from Friday’s developments:

    An Israeli strike on a sports centre in Gaza City’s Shujaiyah neighbourhood killed 15 people

    Two Israeli attacks in Gaza City’s Shujaiyah neighbourhood killed several members of the local police force in charge of securing aid convoys to the area

    A UK charity has launched a nationwide billboard campaign calling on the government to end its arms sales and trade agreements with Israel if it continues its bombardment of Gaza

    A senior US State Department official acknowledged that famine in Gaza is both a risk and “quite possibly” present in some areas in the northern part of the enclave

    Israel has destroyed more than 2,000 agricultural sites, including farms and greenhouses, in Gaza since October 2023, according to a report from Forensic Architecture

    The Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, said on Telegram that it destroyed a Merkava 4 Israeli tank in Tal al-Hawa in Gaza City

    The Biden administration has approved the transfer of billions of dollars worth of bombs and fighter jets to Israel in recent days, according to a report from the Washington Post

    The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a statement saying that the government will send a delegation back for negotiations over a truce between Hamas.

    • 🔴 En direct : nouvelle manifestation à Londres pour un cessez-le-feu à Gaza
      Publié le : 30/03/2024 - 11:25

      Une deuxième cargaison d’aide, soit près de 400 tonnes de nourriture, a quitté samedi le port chypriote de Larnaca pour Gaza, a annoncé l’ONG World Central Kitchen, qui a co-organisé le convoi.

      Cinq personnes sont mortes et 30 blessées samedi 30 mars avant l’aube dans la ville de Gaza, lors de tirs et d’une bousculade lors d’une distribution d’aide alimentaire, affirme le Croissant-Rouge palestinien.

      Des milliers de personnes ont défilé une nouvelle fois à Londres pour demander un cessez-le-feu permanent à Gaza, pour la 11e manifestation nationale dans la capitale britannique depuis le début de la guerre, le 7 octobre.

      Une frappe israélienne a touché samedi un véhicule transportant des observateurs des Nations unies et en a blessé le sud du Liban, selon la Finul. L’armée israélienne a démenti toute implication.