Smoke billows during Israeli bombardment on Khan Yunis from Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip early on January 3, 2024, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas. (AFP)

• As of Tuesday, Gaza’s health ministry reported that 22,185 Palestinians have lost their lives, and at least 57,000 have been injured since the violence erupted on October 7. Israel continues its operations in various parts of the occupied West Bank, resulting in 324 Palestinian casualties since the same date.

• Gaza’s health ministry reiterated the grim toll, while the UN humanitarian affairs agency OCHA documented further demolitions of Palestinian structures, including an incident on Tuesday in the At-Tur neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem.

• On Tuesday night, the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) revealed that Houthi forces, backed by Iran, launched two anti-ship ballistic missiles from Yemen-controlled areas into the Southern Red Sea.

• An emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council is scheduled for Wednesday to address the Houthi attacks in the Red Sea, focusing on peace and security concerns.

• While there has been no official response from Israel regarding the killing of al-Arouri, Mark Regev, an adviser to Prime Minister Netanyahu, stated on MSNBC that Israel does not take responsibility for the attack.

• On Tuesday, Malaysia expressed support for South Africa’s appeal to the International Court of Justice against Israel in a statement.


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