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On the 137th day of the war on the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian resistance inflicted more losses on the occupation forces, and Israel admitted that 46 soldiers were injured in the battles in the Gaza Strip during the past 24 hours, while the occupation committed 9 new massacres that claimed the lives of 103 martyrs, bringing the death toll since the start of the war to 29 thousand and 195 martyrs.

The humanitarian crisis is still getting worse, and the Strip is facing famine. The United Nations World Food Program estimates that more than a quarter of Gaza's population has exhausted their food supplies, and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned that 90% of Gaza's children are suffering from malnutrition.

For the third time in a row, today, Tuesday, the United States used its veto power against an Algerian draft resolution in the UN Security Council regarding the Israeli war on Gaza, which obstructed the demand for an immediate ceasefire for humanitarian reasons.

This comes at a time when the International Court of Justice continued for the second day in a row its arguments regarding the legal consequences of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories.

The field situation in Gaza

The Israeli army admitted that 46 soldiers were injured in the battles in the Gaza Strip during the past 24 hours, bringing the number of its wounded since the beginning of the war on October 7 to more than 3,000.

The announcement of the new toll of occupation losses comes at a time when Israeli Army Chief of Staff Herzi Halevy said: “We have been fighting for 4 months and the road ahead of us is still long.”

On the other hand, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades - the military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) - said that it clashed with the occupation soldiers and killed a soldier from zero distance south of the Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza City, and targeted two Merkava tanks with “Al-Yassin 105” shells south of the Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza City. .

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The occupation continued to commit 9 new massacres, killing 103 martyrs in Israeli bombing of residential neighborhoods in the Gaza Strip, bringing the death toll since the start of the war to 29,195 martyrs.

Developments in the West Bank

In the West Bank, Al Jazeera's correspondent reported that Israeli special forces stormed the Jenin camp from all directions, amid armed clashes with resistance fighters.

Palestinian medical sources reported that a Palestinian was injured by bullets from the occupation forces during the confrontations in Jenin, while Israeli Army Radio announced the elimination of a number of militants in the Jenin camp.

In other areas, the occupation forces opened fire on Palestinians during confrontations in Jabal Jawhar in the city of Hebron, and besieged Burqa, north of Nablus.

The occupation forces also stormed the towns of Al-Khader and Husan in the Bethlehem District, and arrested 20 Palestinians in several areas of the West Bank.

Famine in Gaza

The humanitarian crisis continues to worsen, and famine is approaching, as Israel continues to prevent the entry of food and basic supplies into the Strip. UNICEF said - in a statement - that the Gaza Strip is on the verge of witnessing an explosion in the number of child deaths as a result of the severe nutritional crisis, noting that this crisis and health problems can be avoided if the conflict stops.

At the same time, the government media office in Gaza announced - in a statement - that the famine was deepening in the Strip, and warned of a disaster in which hundreds of thousands of children and women would fall victim.

In light of these tragic circumstances, the World Food Program announced - today, Tuesday - that it has temporarily suspended the delivery of food aid to the besieged northern Strip until conditions allow for “safe” distribution.

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The Algerian draft resolution was supported by 13 members of the Council, with one member abstaining from voting (French)

A new American veto

In New York, the UN Security Council failed to adopt the Algerian draft resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. The resolution received the support of 13 member states of the Council, with one vote abstaining.

The American delegate justified the American veto by saying that presenting this resolution at this time was not appropriate, because accepting it constitutes an undermining of efforts to exchange detainees, while the Algerian delegate to the Security Council said that rejecting the draft resolution constitutes approval of starvation as a means of war against the Palestinians.

For its part, the Hamas movement - today, Tuesday - denounced Washington’s use of its veto, describing it as a “green light” for Israel to commit “more massacres,” and said in a statement, “This veto serves the agenda of the Israeli occupation, obstructs international efforts to stop the aggression, and increases the suffering of our people.” .

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Court of Justice pleadings

For the second day in a row, the International Court of Justice held hearings on the consequences of the Israeli occupation in Palestine. Today, Tuesday, South Africa urged the International Court of Justice to issue an advisory opinion recognizing that the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories is illegal, considering that the decision will help efforts aimed at reaching a settlement.

South Africa's ambassador to the Netherlands, Vusimuzi Madonsela, told the judges that "a clear legal characterization of the nature of the Israeli regime in its relationship with the Palestinians can only help address the ongoing delay and achieve a just settlement."

These hearings come amid increasing international legal pressure on Israel regarding the war in Gaza.

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Netanyahu said that he would not yield to any pressure before achieving all the goals of the war (Reuters)

Aftershocks of war

In the repercussions of the war, Israeli political disagreement and bickering are escalating under the title of the issue of returning Israeli prisoners from Gaza and the price, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he will not yield to any pressure before achieving all the goals of the war. He added that his government is not prepared to pay any price, especially the price of what he called the illusions demanded by Hamas, which mean the defeat of Israel, as he put it.

For his part, Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich said that the return of the prisoners at any cost is not the most important matter, but what is important is the destruction of Hamas, to which Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid responded by saying that Smotrich’s position on the return of the prisoners is a moral disgrace.

In turn, Minister in the War Council, Benny Gantz, said that returning the prisoners is the most urgent issue and that they will not miss any opportunity to return them.

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Haniyeh reiterated that Hamas wants a "complete cessation of aggression" in Gaza (Al Jazeera)

Political movements

The head of the political bureau of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) arrived Tuesday morning in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, at the head of a delegation from his movement, to hold “discussions with Egyptian officials” about the situation in the Gaza Strip in light of the ongoing Israeli aggression for about 5 months.

On Saturday, Haniyeh reiterated that the movement wants a “complete cessation of aggression” in Gaza without “compromising the sacrifices of our people” and “the achievements of their resistance,” the day after US President Joe Biden called for a “temporary truce” to ensure the release of the hostages.

Haniyeh's visit comes as negotiations continue, mediated by Egypt and Qatar, between Hamas and Israel, with the aim of reaching a prisoner exchange deal and a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, and in light of international and regional concerns about the danger of Tel Aviv expanding its military operations in the city of Rafah, adjacent to the Egyptian border, and crowded with displaced Palestinians.

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Israel continued its bombing of towns in southern Lebanon (Reuters)

Lebanese Front

On the Lebanese front, Hezbollah announced the bombing of a gathering of Israeli soldiers in the vicinity of the Ramim barracks, and four missiles were also fired from southern Lebanon towards the Israeli Summaqa and Ruwaisat al-Alam in Kafr Shuba.

In return, Israel carried out air and artillery bombardment on several towns in southern Lebanon.

For his part, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant said that the equations that Hezbollah thought it had imposed collapsed with Israel targeting sites in Damascus, Beirut, Sidon, and Nabatieh.

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Smoke rising from a ship in the Gulf of Aden after it was exposed to a Houthi attack (Associated Press)

Red Sea confrontations

In Yemen, the Houthi group said on Tuesday that it targeted the Israeli cargo ship (MSC Silver) with a number of missiles in the Gulf of Aden near the Red Sea, and also targeted sensitive sites in Eilat, south of Israel.

The Houthi military spokesman, Yahya Saree, said in a statement, "The group's naval forces carried out a targeting operation against sensitive sites of the Israeli enemy in the Umm al-Rashrash area (Eilat) in southern occupied Palestine, with another number of drones."

He added that the group's naval forces also carried out a targeting operation against an Israeli ship in the Gulf of Aden with a number of suitable naval missiles.

Before that, the Houthis vowed to respond to “any European foolishness” to protect Israeli ships in the Red Sea, in response to the European Union’s announcement of launching naval operations to protect navigation in this vital waterway. A member of the group's Supreme Political Council, Muhammad Ali al-Houthi, said, "We tell the Europeans not to play with fire."

On the other hand, this group broadcasted scenes that it said showed it shooting down an American MQ9 drone, worth $30 million, after targeting it with a missile in Hodeidah Governorate, western Yemen.

On the other hand, the French Ministry of the Armed Forces announced that two French army frigates destroyed two drones in the Red Sea on Monday night, Tuesday, “after monitoring multiple attacks on drones originating in Yemen.”

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Highlights of the previous day's developments

Source: Al Jazeera + agencies