The Gaza Strip was hit by a series of explosions this Tuesday morning (31), following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rejection of a ceasefire in the war.
Destroyed buildings lined the besieged Palestinian territory, seen from southern Israel, with thick clouds of smoke covering the sky amid Israel’s expanding ground operation.
Netanyahu said on Monday night (30) that Israel would not agree to a cessation of hostilities with Hamas in Gaza and would continue with its plans to eliminate the group.
Gaza health authorities say 8,306 people, including 3,457 minors, have been killed in Israeli strikes since October 7. UN officials say more than 1.4 million of Gaza’s civilian population of around 2.3 million have been left homeless.
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“The United States did not agree to a ceasefire after Pearl Harbor or 9/11, and we are not willing to accept it after October 7,” said the Israeli prime minister.
“It is important to distinguish right from wrong. Distinguish the execution of innocent people from the accidental death of people in a war”, said the prime minister.
In recent days, during an offensive on Gaza, the Israeli Army was accused of attacking civilians and demanding the evacuation of hospitals at risk of attack.
Netanyahu used an example from 1944, in the midst of World War II, to discuss the situation.
Source: CNN Brasil
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