Sat Nov 11th, 2023 at 09:20:09 AM EST
Elijah J. Magnier is an excellent source on activities and views on the Hezbollah resistance movement and its political issues in Beirut and Lebanese government. There is no Saudi frontmen active in leadership like the Hariri's in the past. The Sunni (Sidon and Tripoli) and Shia divide (South and East in the Bekaa valley) May join fir es after the division led to the Syrian civil war causing nearly half a million deaths and millions of displaced persons and war refugees moving into Türkiye and beyond.
Will the rapprochement between Saudi Arabia and GCC countries with the Islamic Republic of Iran, brokered by China president Xi Jinping, endure is the $64k question. The hand of Joe Biden behind escalation of military adventure of the Netanyahu war cabinet is clearly visible. No escalation without clearance from the White House.
Joe Biden is well known for his miscalculations on foreign policy as a Senator and as Vice-President under Barack Obama from 2009-2016. A long losing streak spanning 50 years.
One week ago ...
Rockets fired from Lebanon at north; IDF strikes terror cells, Hezbollah sites | TOI - 29 Oct 2023 |
The IDF said a drone strike was carried out against the terror cell that launched those rockets, and that fighter jets hit a Hezbollah position in response to the attack.
Also Sunday, the IDF said it struck two terror cells in southern Lebanon preparing to carry out anti-tank guided missile attacks against northern Israel.
The IDF said it also carried out a drone strike on a terror operative flying a drone over the border.
The IDF released footage showing troops of the elite Maglan unit striking Hezbollah positions on the Lebanon border, as well as the bolstering of forces in northern Israel.
Shebaa Farms disputed territory belongs to Lebanon ... is "strategic" to Israel.
The Shib'a Farms Dispute and Its Implications| CRS Report - August 7, 2001 |
One person killed, many children wounded after Israeli snipers target al-Quds hospital, according to Palestinian Red Crescent
The Red Cross statement calling for the protection of patients, healthcare workers, medical facilities in Gaza comes as the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PCRS) said Israeli forces opened fire on the intensive care unit at al-Quds hospital in Gaza City.
One person was killed and 28 others were wounded in sniper fire by Israeli forces at the hospital, the organisation said.
The majority of the injured were children, it said, two of whom are in critical condition.
Source from The Guardian about sniper attack, yet unverified from a second source? Will check.
Destruction affecting Gaza hospitals 'becoming unbearable', says Red Cross
In a statement on Friday, the ICRC said attacks on medical facilities and personnel have dealt a "heavy blow" to Gaza's healthcare system - already "severely weakened" after more than a month of heavy fighting - and which is "taking a heavy toll" on civilians, patients and medical staff.
William Schomburg, head of ICRC sub-delegation in Gaza, said:
The destruction affecting hospitals in Gaza is becoming unbearable and needs to stop. The lives of thousands of civilians, patients and medical staff are at risk.
Children's hospitals have not been spared from the violence, the organisation says, including the "heavily damaged" al-Nasser hospital and al-Rantisi hospital, which has had to cease its operations.
Noting that the al-Shifa medical complex now hosts thousands of displaced families, it said any military operation around hospitals "must consider the presence of civilians, who are protected under international humanitarian law".
Al-Shifa medical complex
Israel targets Red Crescent ambulance near Al Shifa hospital | NBC News |
It was a harrowing scene of chaos that left several people killed and dozens outside the Al Shifa hospital in Gaza City.
At least 15 people were killed and dozens injured in the strike, which unfolded outside Gaza City’s Al Shifa hospital, Palestinian health ministry spokesperson Ashraf Al-Qudra said in a televised interview aired by Al Jazeera. The Palestine Red Crescent Society, a humanitarian organization, corroborated the information in a statement.
Al Shifa hospital suspends operations, baby dies - Gaza health ministry | Arab News |
The spokesperson for the Gaza health ministry said that operations in Al Shifa hospital complex, the largest in the Palestinian enclave, were suspended on Saturday after it ran out of fuel
“As a result, one newborn baby died inside the incubator, where there are 45 babies,” Ashraf Al-Qidra, the spokesman for the Health Ministry in Hamas-controlled Gaza told Reuters.
Israel’s military, which residents said had been fighting Hamas gunmen all night in and around Gaza City where the hospital is located, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
“The situation is worse than anyone can imagine. We are besieged inside the Al Shifa Medical Complex, and the occupation has targeted most of the buildings inside,” Qidra said by telephone.
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There is no Hamas military command center
Israel has been bombing Lebanon and Syria indiscriminately over many months or years really. Also the assassinations in Iran are in clear violation of the UN Charter International,law and human rights. There is no limit of the "right of self-defense" of the young Jewish State of Israel. Decades of impunity as Europe looks the other way. Not finding a solution or working for peace cannot last.
Sisters of the War: Two Remarkable True Stories of Survival and Hope in Syria (Scholastic Focus)
The Escalating Violence Between Israel and Lebanon | The New Yorker - 10;Nov 2023 |
There's a sense of history repeating itself along the border, where tens of thousands have been displaced and the civilian death toll is climbing.