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WHO has lost contact with agents in Gaza, and the blackout makes it impossible for ambulances to reach the injured, says director

The World Health Organization (WHO) has lost contact with its employees and health units in the Gaza Strip, as announced by the organization’s director general, Tedros Adhanom, via social media this Saturday (28).

He expressed concern about the bombings in the region and said that evacuating patients is not possible under these conditions, “as is finding a safe place”.

“The blackout also makes it impossible for ambulances to reach the injured. We are still out of contact with our team and health units. I am worried about their safety”, highlighted Tedros, calling for a ceasefire.

Death of Hamas commander

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) stated this Saturday (28) that a fighter jet attack killed Asem Abu Rakaba, one of the Hamas air operations chiefs who helped plan the October 7 attack.

Rakaba would have commanded Hamas members who invaded Israel using paragliders, in addition to being responsible for drone attacks against Israeli military posts, according to the IDF note.

“Abu Rakaba was responsible for Hamas’ UAVs, drones, paragliders, aerial detection and defense,” said the statement on social media.

Expansion of land operations

In addition to intensifying bombings against the Gaza Strip, the Israel Defense Forces stated that they are “expanding ground operations”.

The announcement was made by IDF spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari also on Friday (27), after a rocket fired by Hamas hit a residential building in Tel Aviv and caused a fire.

Israeli troops are “operating in force” on all fronts in order to fulfill their objectives in the war with Hamas, and “will continue attacking Gaza City and calling on civilians to evacuate the south,” Hagari said.

Source: CNN Brasil

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