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The 122nd day of the Israeli aggression on Gaza witnessed a number of developments at various levels, whether on the ground, politically, or the deterioration of the humanitarian situation, following the visit of US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to the region to discuss recent developments and perhaps a deal between the occupation and the Palestinian resistance.

The Ministry of Health in Gaza announced that the occupation committed 13 massacres that claimed the lives of 113 martyrs and 205 wounded during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of martyrs to 27,478, in addition to 66,835 wounded.

The United Nations Rapporteur on the right to health said that the situation in Gaza is an example of a violation of international humanitarian laws, and that the besiegement of medical personnel and ambulance teams in Gaza represents a major problem.

UNRWA crisis

The United Nations said that its Secretary-General, António Guterres, announced the formation of an independent international committee to evaluate the work of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).

This announcement comes after the United States and other Western countries suspended their funding to the agency, based on Israeli allegations that a number of UNRWA employees participated in the attack on Israel on October 7.

The European Union warned that stopping funding for the international organization threatens the lives of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians.

In this context, the Israeli Bank Leumi decided to freeze the UNRWA account in the wake of the Israeli allegations, according to Israeli media.

However, the Qatari Prime Minister and Foreign Minister stressed that Qatar will continue its support for UNRWA, which has doubled its responsibilities in light of the catastrophic humanitarian situation in Gaza, and stressed the keenness of the State of Qatar to continue the entry of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip in a sustainable and unhindered manner.


On the political level, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken arrived in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, as part of a new tour in the region that also includes Egypt, Qatar, Israel, and the Palestinian territories.

The US State Department said - last Friday - that Blinken will continue efforts to reach an agreement to release all “hostages” and a humanitarian truce in Gaza, and prevent the expansion of the conflict in the region.

On the field

On the field level, the occupation forces continue their incursion into the city of Khan Yunis amid gunfire, artillery shelling, and violent air strikes. The occupation forces also continued to blow up citizens' homes in various parts of the east and west of Khan Yunis.

Al Jazeera obtained new scenes showing Al-Qassam Brigades targeting occupation vehicles penetrating west of the city of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip. The pictures show attacking a convoy of Israeli vehicles with explosive devices, and the pictures also show targeting Israeli tanks and bulldozers with Al-Yassin 105 shells.

The Al-Quds Brigades, affiliated with the Islamic Jihad movement, announced a series of operations against the occupation forces in the Gaza Strip, as they bombarded occupation gatherings and vehicles in the vicinity of Al-Sinaa and Passports, and the Al-Sabra and Tal Al-Hawa areas, in Gaza City.


The Israeli army announced that 5 soldiers were injured in the battles in the Gaza Strip in the past 24 hours.

The Israeli army said that 356 officers and soldiers were still undergoing treatment for their injuries in the battles.

According to the Israeli army, 2,825 officers and soldiers have been injured since the beginning of the war, including 1,302 who were injured since the beginning of the ground battles in the Gaza Strip.

On the political side, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed that he would not end the war without achieving “comprehensive victory because it guarantees Israel’s security and deals a severe blow to the axis of evil.”

Regarding the deal being circulated between the resistance and Israel, Netanyahu confirmed that he would not agree to the demands of Hamas, stressing that any deal must be similar to the previous deal.

For his part, Defense Minister Yoav Galant said that his military operations in Gaza are being conducted with precision and determination, and will continue during the coming months. The minister described the war in Gaza as very complex, and said that his forces would reach Rafah, which is crowded with displaced people in the south of the Strip.

West Bank

Settlers continue to escalate their attacks on Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, the most recent of which was the attack on farmers and shepherds south of Hebron.

Also among the developments in the West Bank, the occupation forces shot a Palestinian for allegedly trying to stab a soldier near the Maale Adumim settlement, east of occupied Jerusalem.

In its report, Amnesty International said that in recent months, Israeli forces launched a massive wave of violence against Palestinians in the West Bank.

Commenting on the United States imposing sanctions on a number of settlers due to their attacks in the West Bank, Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich said that the American sanctions are directed against the State of Israel and vowed not to remain silent.

As for Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir, he attacks the decision to restrict settlers’ bank accounts, and says that Israel’s allies must not be allowed to run the state.

Other fronts

Within the fronts supporting Gaza, Houthi-affiliated media announced that American-British “aggression” targeted the Dune area in Hodeidah Governorate, western Yemen.

This comes a day after intense US-British raids targeted Sanaa and other Yemeni governorates as part of military operations that Washington and London say aim to deter the Houthis from launching further attacks on ships in the Red Sea.

On the Lebanese front, Lebanese Hezbollah announced that it twice targeted with missiles the Israeli Al-Samaqa site in the Kafr Shuba hills and the occupied Lebanese Shebaa Farms, and achieved direct hits.

On the other hand, Al Jazeera's correspondent reported that Israeli aircraft launched raids on the towns and villages of Labouneh, Al-Jebain, and Bara'shit in southern Lebanon.

An American official admitted to Al Jazeera that American forces in Syria were subjected to 3 attacks after the strikes carried out by the Americans in Iraq and Syria.

He said that American forces in Iraq and Syria have been subjected to 169 attacks since last October 17.

Source: Al Jazeera + agencies