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Gaza Ceasefire Talks Collapse – Civilian Nightmare Returns

The ceasefire in the Gaza Strip lasted just one week. With the expiration of the extension of the truce, they began the Israeli bombings in the north and south. In town Han Yunis explosions occurred even near camps where many of the displaced from northern Gaza are located, as well as the Rafah crossing.

As it also transmits BBC citing a source close to the negotiations in Doha, talks on a ceasefire have “collapsed” as negotiations have proved deadlocked. Despite the resumption of airstrikes, talks continued in the background in the hope of further extend the temporary suspension of the fighting, with the state news agency of Egypt, one of the negotiating countries – says that Cairo is making every effort to return the truce between the two sides.

Earlier, Qatar, which has played a key role in the negotiations between Israel and Hamas, expressed its deep regret over the new “Israeli attack” on Gaza after the end of the humanitarian ceasefire. Specifically, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar announced that “the continued shelling of the Gaza Strip in the first hours after the end of the ceasefire complicates mediation efforts and worsens the humanitarian disaster in the Strip.”

Injured baby in Gaza

But also O White House announced that he would continue efforts for new pauses in the war. In his meeting with the members of the war cabinet, Mr Anthony Blinken demanded that operations in the south not be comparable to the north: “I made it clear that before Israel resumes major military operations, it must put in place civilian protection planswhich minimize further loss of innocent Palestinians.”

Hostilities

Rockets from Gaza to Israel

The Israeli military said it hit “more than 200 terrorist targets» in the Gaza Strip after the end of the seven-day ceasefire. In particular, the Israeli army emphasized that it hit areas “explosives, tunnels used for terrorist purposes, launch (missile) bases and operational command centersof Hamas. Hamas, for its part, launched a barrage of rockets aimed at Tel Aviv and with sirens sounding in Israeli territory near the border.

From morning, more than 100 people have been killed from the Israeli attacks, according to the Hamas Health Ministry, while the Israeli army dropped leaflets warning residents to areas of southern Gaza to leave for their safety.

“The nightmare is back for civilians”

Humanitarian organizations condemned the end of the temporary seven-day ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. Save the Children says it is “death penalty for children in Gaza” and that there are already reports of injuries after fighting resumed this morning. The organization says fuel shortages and damaged infrastructure are preventing supplies from getting in, and an estimated 1.8 million people have been displaced from their homes as a result of the conflict.

Palestinians wait for food in Gaza

THE “nightmare” for civilians in the Israel-Hamas war returned as the battles have started again, he stated at CNN on Friday o Robert Mardini, director general of the International Committee of the Red Cross. “The nightmare is back for civilians in this conflict. The people of Gaza, of course, but also the Israelis on the other side of the front line,” Mardini told CNN’s Becky Anderson. “After seven days of respite that gave a breather to the humanitarian crisis, now it too is challenged by the resumption of fighting,” he said, underlining the need for a new ceasefire. Mardini stressed the importance of hoping for a new truce. “We have to keep hope alive. Let us not forget that there were seven whole days of truce. That was a glimmer of hope.” He also stressed that both sides in the conflict “must work harder to protect civilians, because it is their obligation, period.”

The UN Secretary-General describes the return to war as catastrophic with his message, while in a strict style the representative of Unicef, James Elderfrom a hospital in Gaza, speaks of a war against children.

Source: News Beast

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