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On the 148th day of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, the occupation continued to commit massacres, as it bombed for the second time in 3 days crowds of Palestinians waiting for aid west of Gaza City. It also committed two massacres in Jabalia in the north and Rafah in the south.

As the humanitarian situation and the hunger crisis worsened, the US Central Command announced that it had carried out, with the Jordanian Air Force, joint air drops of humanitarian aid in Gaza, while the number of deaths among children in the “Kamal Adwan Hospital” due to malnutrition and lack of medicine rose to 13.

On the ground, the Israeli army announced that 3 soldiers were killed and 14 others were wounded in fierce battles with the Palestinian resistance, which published new data and pictures proving that the occupation forces inflicted new losses on the olives.

While a new round of negotiations for an exchange deal between Israel and Hamas was announced in Cairo tomorrow, Sunday, the families of the Israeli detainees continued their pressure on the government of Benjamin Netanyahu by organizing a massive march in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

A Palestinian was martyred as the escalation in the West Bank continued, and while Hezbollah announced an attack on 6 Israeli sites, including a command headquarters in the Liman settlement in Western Galilee, the Israeli army announced the bombing of a car in Naqoura in southern Lebanon.

 Continuing massacres

11 Palestinians were killed in an Israeli raid on tents for displaced people near Tal Al-Sultan Maternity Hospital, west of the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

The Ministry of Health in Gaza said that about 50 others, including children, were injured as a result of the raid that targeted tents and a gathering of displaced citizens next to the hospital gate.

Al Jazeera's correspondent also reported that 20 Palestinians were martyred, and 16 wounded, as a result of an Israeli bombing that targeted a house west of the Jabalia camp at night.

The Ministry of Health in Gaza said that the occupation army committed 10 massacres against families in the Gaza Strip during the last 24 hours, leaving 92 martyrs and 156 wounded.

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New targeting of crowds waiting for aid

The Ministry of Health in Gaza announced the recovery of two martyrs from the Nabulsi roundabout, raising the number of martyrs in the "flour massacre" that took place last Thursday to 118 and the wounded to 760.

Three days after the massacre, the occupation army opened fire and shells on crowds waiting for aid to enter near the Nabulsi roundabout, west of Gaza City.

Al Jazeera's correspondent reported that one person was martyred and 26 injured, as a result of the occupation forces firing fire and shells at crowds of people waiting.

Al Jazeera obtained video clips showing the moment the occupation forces opened fire on Palestinians who were awaiting the arrival of aid.

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Demand an investigation into the flour massacre

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said that Israeli soldiers shooting civilians trying to access food was unjustified.

Borrell called for an impartial international investigation into this event, which he described as tragic.

He pointed out that it is Israel's responsibility to comply with the rules of international law and to protect the distribution of humanitarian aid to civilians.

Borrell urged the Security Council to call for an urgent cessation of hostilities, and to stress the utmost necessity to allow aid to arrive quickly and safely and to protect civilians in Gaza.

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Child deaths from hunger

As the hunger crisis worsened, Al Jazeera’s correspondent reported that the number of deaths among children in “Kamal Adwan Hospital” in the northern Gaza Strip due to malnutrition and lack of medicine rose to 13.

The director of Kamal Adwan Hospital announced the death of 7 children yesterday, Friday, noting that the children are facing advanced dehydration and malnutrition, as the hospital is out of service.

Dropping American aid

In a development that is the first of its kind, the US Central Command announced that it had carried out, with the Jordanian Air Force, joint air drops of humanitarian aid in Gaza.

An American official said that the operation included dropping 66 aid packages from the air, including about 38,000 meals.

CNN quoted officials as saying that the packages did not include medicines or water.

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Occupation losses

The Israeli occupation army announced that 3 soldiers were killed and 14 others were injured, including 5 in serious condition, including an officer, by detonating explosive devices in a building in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

For its part, the Al-Qassam Brigades announced the detonation of a booby-trapped house with an Israeli foot force of 7 soldiers, causing one dead or wounded north of Khan Yunis.

The Israeli army said in a statement that the soldiers of the Commando Brigade continued to fight violent battles west of Khan Yunis, during which they eliminated dozens of Palestinian resistance fighters, according to its announcement.

The statement stated that Israeli forces carried out raids on sites according to specific intelligence information, including a compound belonging to the head of the Hamas movement in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar.

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Battles of Al-Zaytoun neighborhood

Al Jazeera obtained new scenes of the battles between the Qassam Brigades and the Israeli army in the Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza.

The scenes show tanks being targeted, damaged, and ambushes carried out by Israeli forces in the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood.

The Al-Qassam Brigades said that its fighters in the Zaytoun neighborhood captured a Skylark reconnaissance plane that was on an intelligence mission south of the Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza City.

It added that its fighters blew up two Zionist "Merkava" tanks with "Shawaz" charges southeast of the neighborhood, and that it detonated an anti-personnel device in an Israeli foot force southeast of the Zaytoun neighborhood, in addition to targeting two "Merkava" tanks with "Al-Yassin 105" shells southeast of the Zaytoun neighborhood.

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For his part, the spokesman for the Al-Quds Brigades, Abu Hamza, said that, a few days ago, the resistance killed and dismembered all members of a Zionist force in the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood.

He added that over the past days, the resistance carried out many diverse combat missions against the occupation forces.

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Horrific testimonies from Israeli prisons

The Associated Press reported a testimony from a Palestinian detainee from the Gaza Strip after her release, which included details of the occupation army’s treatment of detainees and its methods of intimidation and humiliation.

The agency stated that a report by an Israeli human rights organization stated that the Israeli Prison Service and the army were given freedom to deal with detainees in the manner that those in charge of the prison deem appropriate.

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The first demonstration inside the Green Line

The town of Kafr Kanna, north of the city of Nazareth, witnessed the first march inside the Green Line since the start of the Israeli aggression on Gaza to demand an end to the war and starvation policy against civilians in the Strip.

A statement by the Higher Follow-up Committee inside the Green Line said that the demonstration also came to express a firm position against imposing restrictions on Palestinians inside the Green Line during the month of Ramadan, and preventing them from reaching Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Cairo negotiations

Sources told Al Jazeera that two delegations from Hamas and Israel will arrive in Cairo tomorrow, Sunday, to begin a new indirect negotiating round to reach an agreement.

For its part, the Qatari Foreign Ministry said that Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani reviewed, during a meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, the latest developments in Gaza.

The Qatari Foreign Ministry statement added that the two parties discussed joint efforts with regional and international partners to reach an immediate ceasefire.

For its part, Israeli Channel 12 reported that an Israeli delegation will not go to Cairo before obtaining clear answers from Hamas regarding the Israelis detained in Gaza.

For its part, the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth quoted an unidentified senior official that Israel will not send any delegation to the Cairo talks unless it obtains a complete list of the names of detainees in Gaza who are still alive.

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The march of the families of the detained Israeli prisoners arrived in Jerusalem this evening (European)

March of the detainees' families

The march organized by thousands of Israelis arrived in occupied Jerusalem this Saturday evening, to demand the release of prisoners held by Palestinian resistance factions in Gaza since last October 7.

Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid said, while participating in the march of the families of the prisoners, that if the kidnapped people did not return to their homes, Israel would have betrayed its citizens, and this should not be allowed, as he put it.

Lapid added that Israel stands with the families of the detainees, embraces them, and participates in their struggle to return them to their homeland, as he put it.

At the same time, Israelis demonstrated in Tel Aviv to demand that the government restore the remaining prisoners in Gaza. Israel estimates their number at about 130, and it is likely that a number of them were killed.

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Gantz does not coordinate with Netanyahu

Reuters quoted a White House official as saying that US Vice President Kamala Harris will meet with Israeli war cabinet minister Benny Gantz on Monday in Washington.

The Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth said that Gantz will go to Washington on Sunday, and then to London, to hold a series of meetings without coordination with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The newspaper added that those close to Netanyahu confirmed his anger at Gantz’s behavior, and that it violates government regulations, as they put it.

Two martyrs and raids in the West Bank

In the West Bank, a 13-year-old Palestinian child was martyred by occupation bullets in the Jalazoun camp, north of Ramallah, on Thursday evening. The people of the village of Kafr Ni’ma, west of the city of Ramallah, had earlier mourned the body of the martyr, the boy Muhammad al-Deek, who was martyred with an injury to his head. After the occupation forces opened fire on him during confrontations that broke out in the town at dawn on Saturday.

The occupation forces continued their raids and arrest operations in cities and towns in the West Bank, as they raided the Sumra area, which witnessed a stabbing incident of a settler.

Settlers also attacked homes in the village of Burqa, east of Ramallah, in the central West Bank, and destroyed residents’ property.

Palestinian websites published video clips showing residents responding to the attackers.

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Press coverage: Residents confront a settler attack on the town of Barqa, east of Ramallah.

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Clashes between security services and resistance fighters in Jenin camp

An Al Jazeera correspondent said that armed clashes broke out tonight between the Palestinian security services and resistance fighters in the Jenin camp in the northern West Bank, following an attempt to arrest the persecuted and freed prisoner Qais Al-Saadi.

The reporter added that Al-Saadi was injured while being chased in the camp.

Demonstrations and marches around the world

Cities around the world witnessed demonstrations on Saturday, several European countries and cities around the world denouncing the ongoing Israeli war on the Gaza Strip and demanding its cessation.

Among the countries that witnessed marches and demonstrations were France, Britain, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Luxembourg, Austria, Japan, South Korea and Malaysia.

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Demonstrations in Paris to denounce the Israeli massacres against the Palestinians and to demand an immediate end to the war and hold those involved accountable.. Details with Al Jazeera correspondent Hafez Mrebih from the French capital #Gaza_War #News

- Al Jazeera Channel (@AJArabic) March 2, 2024

South Lebanon Front

On the southern Lebanon front, Hezbollah announced attacking 6 Israeli sites, including a new Israeli command headquarters in the Liman settlement in the Western Galilee, while the Israeli army announced that it targeted a car in southern Lebanon that was carrying those responsible for launching the missiles.

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The Houthi Ministry of Transport in Yemen announced that British and American hostilities caused a defect in submarine cables in the Red Sea.

She stressed Yemen's keenness on the security of submarine cables in Yemeni waters in accordance with international laws

The Crisis Cell, affiliated with the internationally recognized Yemeni government and authorized to deal with the British ship MV Rubymar, also announced the sinking of the ship yesterday evening, Friday, coinciding with the weather conditions and strong winds witnessed in the Red Sea.

The cell expressed its regret at the sinking of the ship, which will cause an environmental disaster in Yemeni territorial waters and the Red Sea, because it contains thousands of tons of inorganic fertilizers and fuel, according to international warnings.

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Source: Al Jazeera