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Day 104 of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip witnessed a series of developments, most notably the escalation of clashes in several areas, and the Palestinian resistance’s announcement that the occupation forces had inflicted heavy losses in soldiers and equipment, while those forces continued to commit massacres against the residents of the Strip.

The Israeli army also announced that the bodies of 21 Israeli detainees were found in Khan Yunis.

In the West Bank, the number of martyrs of the ongoing Israeli incursions into Palestinian cities and towns rose to 8 with the sending of military reinforcements to two camps in Tulkarm, and while the exchange of bombardment continued between the occupation army and Hezbollah across the border in southern Lebanon, there were reports that Hezbollah rejected initial ideas from the United States to calm the fighting. The circle with Israel.

To the south, on the Red Sea front, the US army launched new strikes on Houthi sites in Yemen. In return, the leader of the Ansar Allah group (Houthis), Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, vowed to continue targeting ships linked to Israel and develop their weapons after the US strikes.

Resistance strikes in Gaza

At the field level, the incursion areas from Jabalia in the north to Gaza City and Khan Yunis in the south witnessed fierce battles, and the Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), announced that dozens of Israeli soldiers were killed and wounded in ambushes in homes and tunnel mouths and the bombing of tanks, troop carriers and bulldozers.

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On the other hand, the occupation army announced that 18 soldiers were injured, and Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant said that there is no complete solution to the pockets of resistance in Gaza.

For his part, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the war in the Gaza Strip will continue for additional months until its goals of victory over Hamas and the recovery of detainees are achieved.

He added that stopping the war before achieving the goals would be a message of weakness.

Israeli Channel 12 reported that the mothers of Israeli detainees in Gaza are blocking a road in Tel Aviv and demanding a new deal.

Haaretz newspaper quoted an Israeli military official as saying that Hamas is rehabilitating the brigades that the Israeli army announced its dismantling in the northern Gaza Strip.

The newspaper reported that Hamas is appointing new leaders and trying to bring together elements from different brigades.

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Massacres and violations

The Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip documented that the occupation forces committed 15 massacres against families in the Strip during the past 24 hours, killing 172 martyrs, in addition to wounding 326 individuals.

The spokesman for the Ministry of Health in Gaza, Ashraf Al-Qudra, said that the number of martyrs of the Israeli aggression on the Strip rose to 24,620, while the number of injured reached 61,803 since the seventh of last October.

The occupation forces began demolishing residential squares, causing massive destruction, as they destroyed buildings containing hundreds of apartments in Beit Hanoun as well as in Beit Lahia.

Al-Isra University denounced the occupation forces’ bombing of the university’s headquarters in southern Gaza City, including the only university hospital in the Strip.

The university administration explained in a statement that the occupation forces blew up the graduate studies building and bachelor’s colleges after occupying it for about 70 days and turning it into a military base, a Palestinian sniper center, and a temporary detention center.

The university administration confirmed that before blowing up the buildings, the occupation soldiers looted collectibles and artifacts inside the National Museum, which contains more than 3,000 artifacts.

Protection of journalists

The Guardian newspaper quoted the International Committee to Protect Journalists as saying that Israel joins the list of the worst jailers of journalists, and that it occupies sixth place on the list after recording the presence of 19 Palestinian journalists in its prisons.

For its part, the government media office in the Gaza Strip announced that the number of journalist martyrs had risen to 119 journalists since the start of the Israeli war on the Strip.

Bodies of detainees

Israeli media reported that Israeli army forces exhumed a grave in the Bani Suhaila area, east of Khan Yunis, yesterday, Wednesday, and transported a number of bodies to Israel to examine them and verify the identities of their owners.

The Israeli army said that it found the bodies of 21 Israeli detainees in Khan Yunis and transferred them to Israel last night.

Meanwhile, Israeli Channel 14 said that a number of the bodies examined so far turned out to be Palestinians.

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"Hannibal's engineer"

Israeli philosopher and researcher Asa Kasher said that incidents in which poor military order was used during the October 7 attack, which caused the deaths of civilians or military personnel by friendly fire, must be investigated immediately.

On the "The Week" program broadcast by the Israeli newspaper "Haaretz", Kasher - a senior researcher at the Institute for National Security Studies and the architect of the Israeli army's ethics code known as the "Hannibal Directive" - ​​discussed the issue of using the code's rules in an attack by the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas).

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American rebuke

Israeli Channel 13 reported that American officials told the Israelis that their statistics indicate that 150 civilians are killed daily in Gaza, adding that senior officials in the Biden administration rebuked the Israelis because of the continuing high number of civilian deaths.

The channel indicated that the Americans informed Israel that the number of uninvolved civilians is still high, despite the transition to a less intensive phase.

For his part, White House Strategic Communications Coordinator John Kirby said that the number of civilian deaths in Gaza is very high, and stressed that the US administration continues to urge the Israelis to be more careful and less harmful in their operations.

He added that Gaza will remain after the war and will not be reoccupied again, noting that the two-state solution is not only in the interest of the Palestinian people, but also in the interest of the Israeli people and the region.

Oroye vote

Also on the political level, the European Parliament voted by majority on a draft resolution to cease fire in Gaza and accelerate the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Strip.

The decision supports the work of the International Court of Justice, and emphasizes the importance of presenting a new European initiative to resume the political path towards a two-state solution.

The European resolution also calls for the dismantling of Hamas and the release of Israeli prisoners.

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Entry of aid

On the aid front, the United Nations praised Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the Secretary-General of the United Nations, for announcing the delivery of medicines and supplies to civilians in Gaza, and medical medications to detainees in the Strip.

For his part, Qatari Foreign Ministry spokesman Majid Al-Ansari told a CNN correspondent that there is a high probability that the medicines reached the Israeli detainees.

But confirming the arrival of the medicines is difficult due to the communications outages in Gaza.

On the other hand, the Israeli Broadcasting Authority quoted Israeli sources as saying that Qatar promised that medicines would reach detainees in Gaza this evening.

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Mexico and Chile

The Mexican Foreign Ministry said that it, along with Chile, had referred the status of the State of Palestine to the International Criminal Court to investigate possible crimes.

She added that she took this measure due to growing concern about the recent escalation of violence, especially against civilian targets.

She explained that she is following up on the lawsuit filed by South Africa before the International Criminal Court.

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Escalation in the West Bank

The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported that the number of martyrs in the Tulkarm and Nour Shams camps in the West Bank had risen to 8 since yesterday, Wednesday.

The occupation forces continued to send more bulldozers to facilitate the incursion of military vehicles into Tulkarm camp for the second day in a row.

These developments coincide with a raid on homes and an arrest campaign of Palestinians in the camp.

Human rights activists described the camp as a disaster area because the occupation forces bombed the homes of those they described as wanted people and because supplies ran out in the camp as a result of the Israeli siege.

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South Lebanon Front

On the southern Lebanon front, Hezbollah announced that it had carried out 4 attacks on Israeli sites and gatherings off the Lebanese border.

The party said that it targeted with missiles a gathering of Israeli soldiers in the vicinity of the Admit barracks and the positions of Al-Malikiyah and Al-Samaqa, Barkat Risha, confirming that direct hits were achieved.

On the other hand, Israeli fighters launched air strikes and carried out artillery shelling on several towns in southern Lebanon.

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This comes amid reports of Hezbollah's refusal to reject initial ideas from the United States to calm the ongoing fighting with Israel across the border, which included withdrawing its fighters away from the border, but the party is still open to American diplomacy to avoid waging an all-out war.

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Al-Houthi and the Red Sea

On the Red Sea front, the leader of the Ansar Allah group (Houthis), Abdul Malik al-Houthi, said that Yemen will continue to support the Palestinian people and put pressure by all means to liberate the Gaza Strip, including continuing to target ships linked to Israel.

The Houthi-run Al-Masirah Channel said that American and British aircraft targeted several sites in the governorates of Hodeidah, Taiz, Dhamar, Al-Bayda and Saada at dawn on Thursday.

For its part, the US Central Command announced the implementation of strikes targeting 14 missiles that were prepared to be launched from Houthi areas in Yemen.

Source: Al Jazeera