Smoke and flame rises from different parts of Salah al-Din Road following Israeli attacks in Deir Al Balah, Gaza on January 07, 2024. (Ali Jadallah/Anadolu via Getty Images)

• The Palestinian foreign ministry asserts that after 100 days of the conflict, the international community is failing to implement resolutions, and Gaza has become uninhabitable due to Israeli actions.

• UNRWA states that Israel’s war on Gaza has caused massive destruction, displacement, hunger, and loss, staining shared humanity. The tight Gaza siege limits aid delivery, making the humanitarian operation complex and challenging. UNRWA chief Philippe Lazzarini describes the dire conditions in Gaza’s UNRWA-run shelters and schools, with children begging for water and bread. He requests more aid trucks for the besieged Gaza Strip.

• In the West Bank, Israel has arrested 5,875 Palestinians, including 355 children and 200 women, during the 100 days of the Gaza war. Conditions in detention have deteriorated, with reports of severe beatings and six Palestinian prisoners dying in Israeli custody since October 7.

• The Bank of Israel estimates that Israel’s war on Gaza is expected to cost over $54 billion between 2023 and 2025, with $6.6 billion already spent on various aspects of the conflict.

• A significant turnout occurs at the Hostage Square protest in Tel Aviv, with groups like Women Wage Peace calling for an end to the war. Families of captives and victims of the October 7 attack express desperation and urgency for their return. The rhetoric at the rallies shifts from unity to a sense of impatience, with calls for an end to waiting for the return of captives. Families and activists demand immediate action after 100 days.

• New US-UK strikes hit Yemen’s Hodeidah governorate, with Houthi media reporting attacks on Jabal al-Jada. The strikes aim to limit Houthi capabilities to attack Red Sea shipping, with Hodeidah being a key focus.


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