NU.nl regularly provides you with an overview of the situation in Israel and the Palestinian territories. This time: large-scale attacks by the Israeli military in Jenin in the West Bank and calls for an extended ceasefire in Gaza.
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Israel carries out massive attacks in the West Bank
According to various Arab media, the Israeli army is conducting one of its biggest offensives in recent years in Jenin.
The attacks in the West Bank began around 9pm on Tuesday and are still ongoing, according to reports Al Jazeera Wednesday morning. Witnesses spoke of loud explosions and drones in the sky.
Accordingly the attacks take place Al Jazeera Takes place in and around Jenin in three different locations: a village outside Jenin, the Jenin refugee camp, and the city itself. It is also said that the hospital was surrounded.
More are coming Al Jazeera Reports also suggest that he was arrested at Al Jalason refugee camp. It is located north of Ramallah.
Israel has been carrying out routine operations in the West Bank since the October 7 attack by Hamas. At least 170 Palestinians and three Israelis have been killed in unrest in the region so far, according to official figures from both sides. Israel arrested about 3,300 people during that period.
A new list of hostages will be released
According to Israeli media, Hamas received from Israel a list of hostages it wants to release on Wednesday. It is not known how many people were involved. The families of the hostages are said to have been informed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office.
If the transfer goes through, it will be the sixth group of hostages released since the ceasefire.
So far 80 hostages have been released. In return, Israel released 180 Palestinians from prisons.
Ceasefire enters final day, G7 foreign ministers call for extension
The ceasefire officially ends tonight, but behind the scenes Israel, the US, Egypt and Qatar are reportedly still discussing a possible extension. There are rumors that both Israel and Hamas are in favor of extending the temporary ceasefire.
G7 foreign ministers have called for an extended ceasefire in Gaza in a joint statement. “All efforts should be made to ensure humanitarian support to civilians, including food, water, fuel and medical supplies, and the release of all hostages.”
G7 ministers are not in favor of a permanent ceasefire. They insist once again that Israel has the right to defend itself and its people.
First aid supplies from the US to Gaza
The White House said the United States airlifted about 24.5 tons of food and medical aid to a humanitarian logistics center in Egypt on Tuesday. Relief supplies must reach civilians in Gaza from Egypt.
According to National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, this is the first of three planned deliveries.
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