Things going in several directions….
People are evacuating the Al-Shifa Hospital….
Other hospitals are reported to be under attack by the Israeli’s….
There have been NO Hamas or hostage encounters reported , except for two DOA hostage’s recovered…
Thousand’s of Israeli’s have marched on their Prime Minister’s office pushing for the release of hostages…
President Biden has penned a Op-Ed in The Washington Post supporting Isreal and seeking a cease fire and a ‘Two-State’ political policy post conflict
US Sen. Sanders leads a growing group of Democratic lawmakers pushing for a limitation of Israeli aid until there is a end of Israeli attacks and move to what President Biden has proposed….
A ‘Two State’ political solution for Gaza….
Israeli hardliners are NOT happy with ANY concession Netanyahu makes under US pressure in Gaza …
Some former White House people express support for Biden’s dealing with the over a month long conflict….
American public support is eroding for Israel….
Here’s what we know:
There were conflicting reports about the departures from the hospital, which Israel has claimed was a Hamas command center. One witness said the Israeli military declared an evacuation, while Israel said it had agreed to a request to help civilians safely leave.
Patients, workers and displaced Gazans leave Al-Shifa Hospital days after an Israeli raid.
U.N. official says school being used as shelter is hit by bombardment.
Arab countries won’t send postwar peacekeeping troops to Gaza, a Jordanian official says.
Palestinians and the U.N. report intense strikes in Gaza’s south.
Hospitals in southern Gaza are becoming overwhelmed, doctors say.
A march to Netanyahu’s office in support of hostages grew to thousands of people.
They survived Hamas’s attack on a trance party. An ad hoc center with art and music is helping them heal….
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday called for U.S. aid to Israel to be conditioned on a change in the “military and political positions” of its government.
“While Israel has the right to go after Hamas, Netanyahu’s right-wing extremist government does not have the right to wage almost total warfare against the Palestinian people,” the Vermont senator said in a statement.
Sanders also said continued aid should be contingent on a commitment to peace talks for a two-state solution and the end of the Israeli blockade or occupation of Gaza.
Under Sanders’ proposal, the U.S. would withhold further aid “unless there is a fundamental change in their military and political positions.”
Democrats in the House and Senate are discussing how to create conditions for future military aid to Israel, according to two party members….
Israel may move to strike in area’s South of Gaza….
The Israel Defense Forces are “determined” to push forward the offensive, military spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari said at a briefing Friday. “It will happen wherever Hamas exists, including in the south of the strip,” he said.
For weeks, the IDF and senior Israeli officials urged civilians to leave Gaza City and other urban areas in the north, describing the region as a crucial base for Hamas operations. Close to half a million people heeded the calls and fled south, according to the United Nations, where they have packed into homes, schools, shelters and camps.
Aid agencies have warned of the spread of disease and a worsening humanitarian crisis exacerbated by severe fuel shortages and rolling communications blackouts.
In recent days, Israel’s air force began dropping leaflets near the southern city of Khan Younis, warning residents that anyone who is close to militants or their positions is “putting their life in danger.” But it is unclear where Palestinians, many of whom are already displaced, would go if heavy fighting expanded to the south.
“Many of them have fled southward in search of relative safety, only to be now told to relocate — many of them for the second time,” the head of the U.N. aid coordination agency, Martin Griffiths, told a session of the General Assembly on Friday.
Much of the north has been leveled and Israeli troops now control key parts of Gaza City…..
While the outside world puts pressure on Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to slow and even pause his attacks against Gaza?…
His RightWing Hardliners want him to NOT let up at ALL, until Hamas releases ALL of the hostages….
Benjamin Netanyahu scrambled to quell a revolt by religious nationalists and settler leaders within his increasingly unruly governing coalition demanding he reverse a decision to let two fuel trucks per day enter Gaza — a concession the Israeli prime minister made amid growing U.S. and international pressure.
Rebellious coalition partners demanded to have more say over the conduct of the war after Netanyahu’s decision was announced Friday. They argued there should be no delivery of fuel, however limited, to the Palestinian coastal enclave — or any other humanitarian concessions — until Hamas frees the 240 Israeli hostages the group seized on October 7, when gunmen launched an attack on southern Israel, killing at least 1,200 people, Israeli officials say.
Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, a far-right settler leader, insisted the war cabinet be expanded from three people, including Netanyahu, so that all seven parties in the coalition government have a seat. Smotrich said allowing fuel in “is a grave mistake.”…
The eruption within the coalition government over the fuel concession illustrates the dilemma Netanyahu faces in trying to balance far-right religious nationalists in his government and Israel’s Western allies, who are increasingly pressing him to ease the plight of Gaza civilians. The majority of Palestinians in Gaza, which has been under air, land and sea blockade by Israel since 2007 — when Hamas wrested power over the Strip from Fatah — relied heavily on humanitarian aid before the war, including fuel to clean water, operate sewage systems and power now-shut-off telecommunications. Egypt has upheld a blockade on its border crossing at Rafah with Gaza since 2007.
Israeli officials say the decision to let in small amounts of fuel daily, a fraction of the fuel allowed before the war, was allowed as a gesture to Western allies and to avoid a breakdown of Gaza’s sewage and water systems, which would risk spreading disease, impacting civilians and Israeli troops.
“If plague were to break out, we’d have to stop the war,” National Security Council chairman Tzachi Hanegbi told reporters Friday.
But Itamar Ben Gvir, the minister overseeing Israel’s police, dismissed that argument, saying “so long as our hostages don’t even get a visit from the Red Cross, there’s no sense in giving the enemy humanitarian gifts.”….
President Biden gets some support on his Israel policy….
The letter, first reported by The New York Times, has 127 signatures, fewer than a similar letter earlier this month from former White House and campaign staff criticizing Biden’s policy. That letter gained more than 500 signatures….
image…Palestinians on the outskirts of Gaza City heading southward on Saturday after the Israeli military moved into the area.Credit…Adel Hana/Associated Press