Palestinian men walk with their hands raised, carrying a white flag, before being shot at in Khan Younis in southern Gaza on Monday. Ahmed Hijazi

• In the past 24 hours, Gaza’s Health Ministry reported 174 Palestinians killed and 310 wounded in Israeli attacks, bringing the total to 26,257 killed and 64,797 wounded since October 7.

• The International Court of Justice (ICJ) stated it has jurisdiction in South Africa’s genocide case against Israel but did not call for an immediate ceasefire. Despite the ICJ’s order, Israel escalated bombings in Gaza. The ICJ issued an interim ruling directing Israel to cease all acts of genocide in Gaza, prevent incitement, allow humanitarian aid, and submit a progress report within a month.

• A video shared on Instagram by journalist Ahmed Hijazee documented the killing of Ramzi Abu Sahloul, a Palestinian civilian, by Israeli forces in Gaza. Despite waving a white flag, Abu Sahloul was shot in the chest while attempting to rescue displaced people. The incident, condemned globally, was also reported by ITV. The killing occurred in the al-Mawasi area, near Khan Younis, three days ago.

• The director of the UN Office for Humanitarian Affairs in Gaza, Georgios Petropoulos, stated that 2.2 million people in Gaza are at risk of famine due to the months-long war. He emphasized the urgent need for humanitarian aid and a ceasefire, stating that only a third of the population’s clean drinking water needs can be met. Medical and humanitarian facilities in Gaza require protection.

• Following Israel’s claim that Egypt hindered humanitarian aid through the Rafah crossing, a report by The Wall Street Journal revealed that Egyptian officials considered withdrawing the ambassador from Tel Aviv. After discussions, Egypt opted for a statement denying the allegations. Egypt asserted that Israel’s claims about the Rafah crossing were lies and emphasized its commitment to aid delivery in Gaza.

• A British oil tanker hit by a Houthi missile from Yemen received assistance from Indian, United States, and French Navy vessels. The fire has been extinguished, and the tanker is heading to a safe harbor. The Trafigura company, which owns the vessel, acknowledged the crucial support and stated that all crew members are unharmed.


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