Thu Nov 30th, 2023 at 08:43:36 AM EST
Israel and Hamas agree to extend truce for seventh day | Al Jazeera |
An agreement has been reached, with 10 minutes to go.
The last time a ceasefire extension was announced was for two days; this one is only for the next 24 hours.
This goes to show you how hard-fought these negotiations are and how difficult it is for the Qatari mediators, Egypt and the US to get to an agreement.
Antony Blinken's third visit since 7 October
17 hour IDF raid on Jenin two children killed
Israeli forces kill two Palestinian children in occupied West Bank raid
Residents of Jenin camp, which has seen nightly raids since October 7, say they were `shocked' at scale of 17 hour siege
Last minute threats and attack on civilians in Jerusalem
Netanyahu, Gallant emphatic war will resume soon, though current truce may be extended
Israel's ambulance service says a shooting attack took place in Jerusalem | Al Jazeera |
Smotrich: Israel 'at war on all fronts,' will pursue and 'destroy' terrorists everywhere | TOI |
Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich responds to this morning's Jerusalem terror attack by saying that Israel is "at war on all fronts."
Terrorists shot people at a bus stop, killing two people and wounding seven, shortly after Israel's ceasefire with Hamas was extended for a seventh day.
"The terrible attack in Jerusalem reminds us that our enemies are not only the Nazis in Gaza. We will pursue and destroy them, with God's help, everywhere," Smotrich writes on X, saying Israel is going for "total victory on all fronts."
US ambassador condemns `abhorrent' Jerusalem terror attack | TOI |
Has Mr. Ambassador condemned any military raid on civilians in Jenin, Hebron or West Bank? How about daily attacks on Palestinian community by illegal Zionist settlers on West Bank? Continuing harassment and making life and making a living impossible? Incitement to hate across the Israeli ministers and government. "We're in total war."
'Continue Killing Them': Twitter Deletes Post of Israeli MK Who Said Soldiers Did 'Nice Work' in Fatal Jenin Raid | Haaretz - 27 Jan. 2023 |
Almog Cohen said he was referring to terrorists, not those uninvolved in fighting in the post he wrote after ten Palestinians were killed and 20 others were wounded in clashes that ensued an Israeli army raid in the West Bank city of Jenin.
Hurt, scared but free now. Palestinian boy recalls abuse in Israeli prison | Al Jazeera |
Mohammad Salhab Tamimi, 18, was returned to his family on Tuesday as part of an ongoing prisoner exchange deal.
Hebron, occupied West Bank - After eight months in Israeli prisons without being charged or processed, 18-year-old Mohammad Salhab Tamimi was finally able to return to his family as part of an ongoing prisoner exchange deal.
He had been through a lot in the past eight months of uncertainty, torment that only increased since the start of the Al-Aqsa Flood operation on October 7.
The last thing he was told by the forbidding Israeli prison guards was that he would be rearrested and put back into the limbo of administrative detention if his family and friends showed any signs of celebrating his return.
"'Tell your friends [they said]'... If we have a big celebration, I will return to prison," he recalled.
At 7am (05:00 GMT) on Monday, November 27, a guard at Rimon Prison demanded that Mohammad get ready to be transferred to Ofer Prison. That was all; nothing about the reason why he was being moved. Just told to strip off completely, put on just a grey prison sweatsuit, and gather all his belongings.
"I put my clothes in one of those plastic envelopes and walked to the cell door where they cuffed my hands and forced my head down so I was looking at the ground.
"The officer then kicked me, hard. His boots have steel in them, so it felt like he crushed my feet, it really hurt.
"He dragged me to the prison yard but, as he was dragging me out of the prison, he stopped to take my clothes from me and threw them into a garbage pail. Then, cursing me with obscene language, he dragged me out," Mohammad recalled haltingly.
Mohammad was loaded into a prisoner transfer vehicle known as a "bosta" - a van with blacked-out windows and tight cells with metal seats, to which prisoners are chained.
Bosta rides can take 12 hours or more. There are no rest stops, food, or toilet breaks. "I was kept in the vehicle cell without anything to eat or drink until after midnight," said Mohammad.
A decision to humiliate
Things were more unpleasant than usual in prison after October 7, which was when Hamas launched a surprise attack from Gaza on southern Israel killing some 1,200 people.
People held in several institutions have reported severe beatings, denial of medical attention, lawyer and family visits, yard time, electricity, water, and hygiene essentials from the prison shop.
Abraham Accords agreed over the heads of the Palestinian people
Destroying Palestinian culture, libraries and mosques in the Gaza Strip
Israel-Palestine war: Gaza's main public library destroyed in Israeli bombing | MEE - 26 Nov. 2023 |
The bombing of the library has been decried as a deliberate attempt to destroy thousands of books and historical documents
Authorities in Gaza announced on Monday that the pause in fighting has revealed that Gaza City's main public library was among the many civilian buildings destroyed during the war.
Officials have decried the bombing of the building as a "deliberate attempt to destroy historical documents and books".
Photos of the destroyed building, with books scattered around on the floor, were released by the Municipality of Gaza.
Video footage shared by Storyful, an intelligence agency and open source intelligence and verification platform, showed the destroyed building and the collapsed bookshelves inside.
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