American Sec of State raised the two state idea to the Israeli’s….
Netanyahu has NEVER been a fan of that and I’d bet he STILL isn’t…..
Here’s what we know:
Israel’s leader said any cease-fire was contingent on the release of hostages. Israel’s military confirmed a strike near Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza; the hospital’s head said it hit near an entrance, killing at least 13 people and injuring many more.
Blinken urged Israel’s leaders to protect Palestinian civilians and allow more aid into Gaza.
Many are killed near a Gaza hospital, its chief says, in a strike the Israelis say was aimed at Hamas.
In a high-stakes speech, Hezbollah’s leader stops short of calling to expand the Israel-Hamas war.
Thousands of Gazan workers stranded in Israel return to a changed home.
An American evacuates to Egypt: ‘Let’s just hope we can make it.’
The U.N. says it needs four times as much money for aid efforts for Palestinians.
Conditions worsen for civilians in Gaza.
US look-down drones have been flying over Gaza for awhile….
The U.S. military is flying surveillance drones over the Gaza Strip, according to two Defense Department officials and an analysis by The New York Times. The officials said the drones were being used to aid in hostage recovery efforts, indicating that the U.S. is more involved than previously known.
The aircraft are MQ-9 Reapers operated by U.S. Special Operations forces and were first spotted on Saturday on Flightradar24, a publicly accessible flight-tracking website, though Pentagon officials said that the aircraft have been active in the area since the days after the Oct. 7 surprise attack on Israel by Hamas.
While Israel frequently conducts reconnaissance flights over Gaza, U.S. defense officials said it was believed to be the first time that U.S. drones have flown missions over Gaza….
Hezbollah leader says his people do NOT want with Israel and isn’t afraid of American military power….
Since the war in Gaza began after Hamas’s surprise attack on Israel on Oct. 7, people across the Middle East have feared it could set off a second war between Israel and Hezbollah, the powerful Lebanese militia, and ignite a broader regional conflagration.
That is not Hezbollah’s plan, the group’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, said in a widely anticipated address to his followers on Friday, his first public remarks since the start of the war. He warned, however, that Hezbollah’s forces were ready for anything.
Hezbollah, he said, was already doing what it set out to do: exchanging fire with a portion of Israel’s military to keep it tied up along the northern border with Lebanon, reducing the burden on Hamas.
“The Lebanese front has lessened a large part of the forces that were going to escalate the attack on Gaza,” Mr. Nasrallah said. “Some in Lebanon say that we are taking a risk, it’s true. But this risk is part of a beneficial, correct calculation.”
But he added that he was keeping Hezbollah’s forces prepared should hostilities with Israel escalate. “All the possibilities on our Lebanese front are open,” he said. “All the choices are available and we could resort to them at any time.”
Israel and Hezbollah have clashed repeatedly along the Israel-Lebanon border since the war began, targeting each other’s positions and killing combatants on both sides. Mr. Nasrallah’s address, which lasted more than an hour and repeatedly erupted into fiery crescendos, was far from a call for peace….
He also said the group was not intimidated by the two aircraft carriers that the United States had dispatched to the eastern Mediterranean, which could strike Hezbollah targets.
“Your fleets in the Mediterranean do not scare us and will never scare us,” Mr. Nasrallah said. “Your fleets that you threaten us with, we are prepared for them as well.”
Should the United States intervene directly in the war, Mr. Nasrallah said, it could expect attacks by Hezbollah’s allies on its military bases and other targets in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere….
Israel struck a convoy of ambulnces today saying Hamas fighters were in them….
The Israeli military confirmed it struck a convoy of ambulances leaving a Gaza hospital Friday, which it said was being used by “Hamas terrorist operatives.”
Gaza health officials said the strike killed “a big number” of people, while the leader of the World Health Organization said he was “utterly shocked” by the news and reiterated his call for a cease-fire in the war.
Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesperson for the Hamas-run Gaza health ministry, said the ambulance was being used to ferry wounded people towards the south of Gaza and to more advanced medical facilities in Egypt.
But in a statement claiming responsibility for the attack, the Israel Defense Forces said the strike killed “a number of Hamas terrorist operatives” and that the ambulances were being used to transfer weapons. The military provided no evidence for its claim but pledged to release additional information….
It needs to be pointed out….
Israel IS going to hunt down ANYBODY connected to Hamas and the Oct. 7 attacks….
In conflicts it is NOT unherd of for some combatants to hide behind civilians….
Some fight wars with rules….
Some do NOT….