Following the end of the truce, intense bombing by Israeli forces in Gaza started once again resulting in the death of 240 Palestinians and injuries to 600. Israel also launched attacks on the outskirts of Damascus and the Lebanese border, causing the death of 3 Lebanese civilians. Israel has also blocked the entrance of aid to Palestinians from the Rafah crossing. In response to Israeli attacks on Gaza, Hamas launched numerous retaliatory rocket attacks on Israel, triggering sirens in Tel Aviv.
In response to the Israeli attack in the Syrian region, Russia stated that the Israeli attack on Damascus violates Syria’s sovereignty and international law. The United Nations Human Rights Commissioner, Volker Türk, expressed concern about the Israeli bombings in Gaza, describing Israel’s war against Gaza as destructive, urging the need to stop it.
According to reports, discussions for the extension of a temporary ceasefire in Gaza have been inconclusive, and clashes are continuing for the second consecutive day this week. The Israeli military targeted 200 locations in the northern and southern parts of Gaza. In Khan Yunis, eastern Gaza, there was intense bombing, especially after the truce ended yesterday morning.
The scenes in Gaza’s hospitals are horrific, reminiscent of horror films, suggesting that Israel aims for widespread civilian casualties once again, particularly children.
Near the Lebanese border, several Israeli settlements were alarmed by sirens due to the fear of possible rocket strikes, as reports indicate that Hezbollah launched 5 attacks on Israel within an hour.
UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said in a press conference that the situation in Gaza, with the resumption of war, has become extremely worrisome, and there is no news of aid reaching Gaza.