Israeli Airstrike on Gaza School Leaves Dozens Dead

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The sources claim that multiple missiles fired by an Israeli fighter plane destroyed at least three classrooms.

Hamas’s October 7 strike on southern Israel, which claimed 1,194 lives, set off Gaza’s bloodiest-ever conflict.

The health ministry of the Hamas-run territory reports that at least 36,586 individuals have died in Gaza as a result of Israel’s subsequent bombardment and ground invasion, the majority of them were civilians.

Due to the way it conducted the war, Israel has come under increasing diplomatic pressure, with lawsuits against it pending before two international courts and the recognition of a Palestinian state by several European governments.

Since January, UNRWA, which oversees almost all aid to Gaza, has been embroiled in a crisis as a result of Israel’s accusations against approximately twelve of its 13,000 employees stationed there for their involvement in the October 7 attack.

According to its head, Philippe Lazzarini, Israel “must stop its campaign against UNRWA,” as stated in a New York Times editorial piece last week.

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The most recent attack occurred as negotiations to try to negotiate a ceasefire and hostage release agreement were resuming on Wednesday between US, Qatari, and Egyptian mediators.

Last week, US President Joe Biden unveiled what he described as a three-phase Israeli plan to stop hostilities for six weeks while aid is increased and hostages held in Gaza are swapped for Palestinian detainees.

The plan that Biden presented has received support from the G7 and Arab nations, but there are still issues. For example, Israel has categorically rejected Hamas’ demands for a lasting ceasefire and an Israeli pullout.

A meeting “between the Qatari prime minister and head of Egyptian intelligence with Hamas in Qatari capital Doha to discuss a deal for a truce in Gaza and the exchange of hostages and prisoners” was held on Wednesday, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations who spoke with AFP.

After months of negotiations, He has pushed Hamas to accept the agreement and sent CIA Director Bill Burns to Qatar, the location of the organization’s political office, in an effort to redouble efforts.

According to the source, Burns will “keep working with mediators on getting Hamas and Israel to agree on a ceasefire in Gaza and the release of hostages.”

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said his group would “deal seriously and positively” with any offer meeting those demands.

Muhammad al-Najjar, a 35-year-old man from northern Gaza twice displaced by the war, told AFP: “We just want to solve and end the catastrophic situation that we are living. What matters to us is that the war made us exhausted, destroyed us and destroyed everything in our lives.”

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