Fierce fighting rocks Gaza after US warning of post-war ‘anarchy’

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At least fifty-seven Palestinians were martyred and eighty-two injured in four massacres committed by Israeli occupation forces against families in the Gaza Strip during the last 24 hours.

According to Health Ministry in Gaza, the martyrdom toll of Palestinians in Israeli aggression since October 7 last year in Gaza has crossed thirty-five thousand.


  •  At least 35,091 people have been killed and 78,827 wounded in Israeli attacks on Gaza since October 7. The revised death toll in Israel from Hamas’s October 7 attacks stands at 1,139, with dozens of people still held captive.
  •  Fourteen Palestinians were killed in an Israeli attack on the Nuseirat camp, while Gaza’s Health Ministry says 57 people have been killed in the enclave in the latest 24-hour reporting period.
  •  UN chief Antonio Guterres has called for a “full investigation” after the Israeli military fired on a car in Rafah, killing the first foreign staff member of the UN during the war on Gaza.
  •  The Biden administration does not believe that Israel’s stated strategy of pursuing “total” victory over Hamas in Gaza is feasible, Deputy Secretary of State Kurt Campbell said.
  •  The White House has also said that it is “firmly on record rejecting” the “proposition” that Israel’s war on Gaza constitutes a genocide.

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Updated On:Tue, 14 May 2024 10:14:34 PKT

‘Absurd’ to provide Israel with 900kg bombs, says Senator Sanders

US Senator Bernie Sanders has said that President Joe Biden is “clearly right” for pausing a weapons shipment of powerful bombs to Israel over fears of their potential use on civilians in Rafah.

“I certainly support the president saying that it is absurd to provide Israel with 2,000-pound [907kg] bombs, which could level an entire square block in the midst of Rafah, which is an incredibly densely populated area,” he told NBC News.

When asked if Israel’s war on Gaza could be Biden’s equivalent of the Vietnam War, Sanders said he is “strongly supporting the president”.

“But I think there are a lot of people in the Democratic base who are concerned about his support for Israel in this war,” he said. 

Updated On:Tue, 14 May 2024 09:50:25 PKT

Deir el-Balah in central Gaza running out of space as more displaced Palestinians arrive

It has been a very tiring and frustrating day for people in Rafah and Jabalia.

In Rafah, there has been intense air strikes, artillery shelling and people were forced to evacuate under fire. People around the Kuwaiti Hospital in the city have also been receiving calls to evacuate. And most people are fleeing towards Khan Younis and here, in central Gaza.

We have seen more people coming to Deir el-Balah, looking for tents, looking for space. But unfortunately, Deir el-Balah is running out of space.

Updated On:Tue, 14 May 2024 09:06:34 PKT

Survivor of Israeli air attack faces long road to recovery

Israel’s war on Gaza has left many children orphaned in the besieged enclave.

Those who survive face a hard road ahead, like Ghazal from northern Gaza. She not only lost her entire immediate family in an Israeli air strike, but she was also left with severe injuries, meaning she will need to use a wheelchair for the rest of her life. 

Updated On:Tue, 14 May 2024 08:39:50 PKT

Resignation of US military official over Gaza war ‘seems to be the first’

Major Harrison Mann had been with the army for about 13 years with a specialisation in Middle East policy. He worked at an embassy. He had been working at the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) focusing on the Middle East.

That’s a fairly powerful agency within the Pentagon. But now he’s released this open letter.

He gave a little bit of his history saying that as a descendant of European Jews, he was raised in a particular moral environment when it came to bearing responsibility for “ethnic cleansing”.

So really strong words from the major.

He resigned on November 1 from the DIA and, at the time, people asked him, ‘Why did you quit early and you don’t have a job lined up?’

He didn’t go public until now, possibly because of what is happening in Rafah.

We don’t know if he is the first person from the armed forces to quit because of [the war in Gaza]. We know there have been a few resignations within the State Department. And they have all been very public about why they’ve left.

But, publicly quitting the Pentagon, because of this. This seems to be the first.

Updated On:Tue, 14 May 2024 08:08:23 PKT

Israeli protesters attacking aid trucks bound for Gaza is “utterly unacceptable behaviour”, says US National Security adviser Jake Sullivan, after the latest incident in Hebron. 

Updated On:Tue, 14 May 2024 08:04:20 PKT

Fierce fighting rocks Gaza after US warning of post-war ‘anarchy’

Israel battled Hamas in Gaza on Monday, including in far-southern Rafah, despite US warnings against a full-scale invasion of the crowded city and of the threat of post-war “anarchy” across the Palestinian territory.

Clashes also raged in northern and central Gaza as Israel marked a sombre Memorial Day, which is followed by Independence Day from Monday night, more than seven months into the war sparked by Hamas’s October 7 attack.

Israelis marked a moment’s silence and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed that “our war of independence is not over yet. It continues even today… We are determined to win this struggle.”

AFP correspondents in Gaza reported helicopter strikes and heavy artillery shelling in the east of Rafah, as well as battles in northern Gaza’s Jabalia refugee camp and Gaza City’s Zeitun neighbourhood.

Israel last week defied a chorus of warnings, including from top ally Washington, and sent tanks and troops into the east of Rafah, the city on the Egyptian border where some 1.4 million Palestinians had sought shelter.

This has sparked an exodus of nearly 360,000 people from Rafah so far, said the UN agency for Palestinian refugees UNRWA, which warned that “no place is safe” in the largely devastated territory.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday that Washington had not seen any credible Israeli plan to protect civilians in Rafah, and that “we also haven’t seen a plan for what happens the day after this war in Gaza ends”.

“Israel’s on the trajectory, potentially, to inherit an insurgency with many armed Hamas left or, if it leaves, a vacuum filled by chaos, filled by anarchy and probably refilled by Hamas,” he told NBC.

Fighting has raged in northern Gaza where — months after Israel declared Hamas’s command structure had been dismantled — an Israeli army spokesman said there were “attempts by Hamas to rebuild its military capabilities”.

“The army threw leaflets and sent a message on mobile phones warning everyone to leave Jabalia” refugee camp, said one displaced Palestinian, Umm Adi Nassar, after arriving in Gaza City.

“This is not the first time we have been displaced,” she said. “Every time we try to return and settle, there is an invasion operation, and the army with its airplanes and tanks bombards the houses and kills people.”


Hamas’s armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, also said that its militants were engaged in ground battles in Rafah and Jabalia.

A strike overnight on a house in Rafah killed at least four people, said the city’s Kuwaiti hospital.

Rafah residents on Monday received more evacuation orders through phone calls and text messages, prompting yet more people to leave their homes, witnesses said.

While Israel has vowed to destroy remaining Hamas forces in Rafah, the New York Times cited unnamed US officials as saying that both US and Israeli intelligence suggested the group’s leader Yahya Sinwar was not hiding there.

Sinwar — who has not been seen since the October 7 attack which Israel says he orchestrated — “most likely never left the tunnel network” under southern Gaza’s main city of Khan Yunis, the newspaper said.

Amid the fighting, Egyptian, Qatari and US mediation efforts towards a truce appeared to have stalled.

UN chief Antonio Guterres urged “an immediate humanitarian ceasefire, the unconditional release of all hostages and an immediate surge in humanitarian aid” into Gaza.

As Israel marked its Memorial Day, sirens sounded across the country at 11 am (0800 GMT), prompting a two-minute silence in honour of fallen soldiers and civilian victims of attacks.

Memorial Day comes ahead of the country’s 76th Independence Day, beginning Monday at sunset, when Israelis celebrate the creation of their state in 1948.

Palestinians remember Israel’s establishment as the “Nakba”, or catastrophe, when hundreds of thousands were expelled or pushed out of their homes amid the war, and commemorate it annually on May 15.


The bloodiest ever Gaza war broke out after Hamas’s October 7 attack on Israel, which resulted in the deaths of more than 1,170 people, mostly civilians, according to an AFP tally based on Israeli official figures.

Militants also seized some 250 hostages, scores of whom were freed during a week-long truce in November. Israel estimates 128 captives remain in Gaza, including 36 the military says are dead.

Israel’s bombardment and offensive in Gaza have killed at least 35,091 people, mostly women and children, according to the health ministry in the Hamas-run territory.

Israel’s military says 272 soldiers have been killed since the start of the ground offensive in Gaza on October 27.

The war has displaced most Gazans, many multiple times.

UNRWA chief Philippe Lazzarini said on Sunday that Israel’s latest evacuation orders were “forcing people in Rafah to flee anywhere and everywhere”.

Umm Mohammed Al-Mughayyir, who has had to move her family seven times to escape the fighting, said: “We have reached a point where we wish for death.”

Residents were told to head to the Al-Mawasi “humanitarian zone” on the coast northwest of Rafah, though aid groups have warned it is not ready for an influx of people.

The health ministry said Monday that Gaza’s health system was “hours away” from collapse after fighting has blocked fuel shipments.

Israel’s military said Sunday it had opened a new border crossing into northern Gaza as “part of the effort to increase aid routes”.

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