Thosands of Isreali citizen soliders might have been sent home….
Israel keeps pounding sections of Gaza wherever they find Hamas fighters. who ARE still engaging in combat in places…
Isreal civilinas have been moved from the border of Lebanon …..
Palestinians to be ‘in charge’ of Gaza after war ends, says Israeli defence minister…
Here’s what we know:
Growing attacks have forced thousands from their homes on both sides of the border between Lebanon and Israel, while Israeli forces continue to pummel the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis.
In southern Lebanon, many residents have already fled.
Frustration grows for tens of thousands of Israelis relocated from the Lebanese border.
A strike on a home kills more than a dozen people, Palestinian news media say.
At the funeral for a Hamas leader assassinated in Beirut, many vow revenge.
A dozen countries warn of consequences for Houthi attacks in the Red Sea….
Here’s what to know
Palestinian militias continued to try to defend against Israeli clearing operations in Daraj and Tuffah neighborhoods of Gaza City on January 3. Israeli forces in the neighborhoods coordinated with artillery and ground forces to direct a drone strike targeting Palestinian fighters surveilling them with drones. Hamas’ military wing, the al Qassem Brigades, conducted three attacks targeting Israeli forces and vehicles in Daraj and Tuffah. The group claimed that it detonated a Shawaz explosively formed penetrator (EFP) and anti-tank rocket at an Israeli bulldozer and tank east of Tuffah.
Unspecified fighters conducted a terrorist attack near Qassem Soleimani’s burial site in Kerman on the fourth anniversary of Soleimani’s death. Bloomberg News reported that the United States initially believes that the Islamic State or a related group was responsible for the attack.
The Houthis fired two anti-ship ballistic missiles at the Malta-flagged commercial vessel CMA CGM TAGE in the Red Sea. US CENTCOM reported that this was the 24th Houthi attack on maritime shipping in the Red Sea since November 19.
Israel’s defence minister, Yoav Gallant, has said that there will be no Israeli civilian presence in Gaza and Palestinian bodies will be “in charge” of the territory after the war ends.
In a statement by his office, reported by Reuters, Gallant said Hamas would no longer control Gaza and Israel would reserve its operational freedom of action. He was quoted as saying:
Gaza residents are Palestinian, therefore Palestinian bodies will be in charge, with the condition that there will be no hostile actions or threats against the State of Israel.”