Center East disaster dwell: Netanyahu says date for Rafah invasion has been set; Turkey restricts exports to Israel

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Center East disaster dwell: Netanyahu says date for Rafah invasion has been set; Turkey restricts exports to Israel

Turkey imposes export restrictions on Israel till ceasefire is asserted in Gaza

Turkey will impose restrictions on the export of merchandise from 54 totally different classes to Israel till a ceasefire is asserted in Gaza, the Turkish commerce ministry has stated.

The ministry stated the measures would take impact instantly, including that the restrictions would come with iron and metal merchandise and development gear, amongst different issues.

“This choice will stay in place till Israel declares a ceasefire instantly and permits sufficient and uninterrupted movement of humanitarian help into Gaza,” the ministry introduced on social media.

The announcement from Ankara comes after Israel denied Turkey’s request to affix airdrops of humanitarian help to Palestinians in Gaza on Monday.

Israel didn’t instantly clarify why the request was rejected, with its refusal resulting in Turkey’s international minister, Hakan Fidan, warning: “There isn’t any excuse for Israel to dam our try and drop help to ravenous Gazans.”

The US began dropping deliveries of help into Gaza by air in March, with the Netherlands, France, Spain and different international locations contributing to the humanitarian effort.

Turkey, which has backed steps to have the Israeli management tried for genocide on the World Courtroom, has repeatedly referred to as for a right away ceasefire within the battle, which, in keeping with the Gaza well being ministry, has seen over 33,000 Palestinians killed by Israeli strikes since 7 October.

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As Palestinians ready for Wednesday’s Eid al-Fitr vacation marking the tip of the fasting month of Ramadan, these returning to Khan Younis got here again to a devastated metropolis left in ruins from intense Israeli bombardment.

Israel stated on Sunday it had withdrawn extra troopers from southern Gaza, leaving only one brigade.

“I got here to see my house, solely to search out it destroyed and decreased to a pile of rubble,” Umm Ahmad al-Fagawi instructed AFP after coming again to the town.

“I’m shocked by what I noticed. Each house is destroyed, not solely mine but additionally all of the neighbours’ properties.”

One other returnee stated she had come again to search out “a ruined place”.

“No water, no electrical energy, no columns, no partitions, and no doorways, there’s nothing. Gaza just isn’t Gaza any extra,” she stated.

The rubble of destroyed homes after an Israeli navy operation in Khan Younis within the southern Gaza Strip. {Photograph}: Mohammed Saber/EPA
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Qatar’s embassy in Washington has dismissed a press release by the US Home Oversight Committee chairman, James Comer, that it says “inaccurately claims” Doha has paid Hamas “$30 million per thirty days since 2018”.

Within the press launch, Comer threatens to subpoena the Justice Division if the company doesn’t willingly flip over paperwork associated to any investigations of TikTok and Al Jazeera underneath the International Brokers Registration Act.

It briefly mentions Qatar when it says: “Qatar has reportedly hosted a Hamas headquarters in Doha, paying the terrorist group $30 million per thirty days since 2018.

In response, Qatar’s embassy in Washington stated that “Qatar doesn’t pay Hamas”, including that it has supplied help to Gaza in two methods with the “full coordination” of the Israeli authorities.

Immediately in Washington, the Home Committee on Oversight and Accountability @GOPoversight issued a press launch that inaccurately claims Qatar has paid Hamas “$30 million per thirty days since 2018.”

Qatar doesn’t pay Hamas.

In full coordination with the Authorities of Israel, Qatar…

— Qatar Embassy USA (@QatarEmbassyUSA) April 9, 2024

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Turkey imposes export restrictions on Israel till ceasefire is asserted in Gaza

Turkey will impose restrictions on the export of merchandise from 54 totally different classes to Israel till a ceasefire is asserted in Gaza, the Turkish commerce ministry has stated.

The ministry stated the measures would take impact instantly, including that the restrictions would come with iron and metal merchandise and development gear, amongst different issues.

“This choice will stay in place till Israel declares a ceasefire instantly and permits sufficient and uninterrupted movement of humanitarian help into Gaza,” the ministry introduced on social media.

The announcement from Ankara comes after Israel denied Turkey’s request to affix airdrops of humanitarian help to Palestinians in Gaza on Monday.

Israel didn’t instantly clarify why the request was rejected, with its refusal resulting in Turkey’s international minister, Hakan Fidan, warning: “There isn’t any excuse for Israel to dam our try and drop help to ravenous Gazans.”

The US began dropping deliveries of help into Gaza by air in March, with the Netherlands, France, Spain and different international locations contributing to the humanitarian effort.

Turkey, which has backed steps to have the Israeli management tried for genocide on the World Courtroom, has repeatedly referred to as for a right away ceasefire within the battle, which, in keeping with the Gaza well being ministry, has seen over 33,000 Palestinians killed by Israeli strikes since 7 October.

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Hamas says Israeli ceasefire proposal fails to fulfill Palestinian calls for

Hamas has stated Israel’s proposal that it obtained from Qatari and Egyptian mediators didn’t meet any of the calls for of Palestinian factions.

However the Palestinian militant group did additionally say on Tuesday it was contemplating a brand new framework for a truce proposed throughout the most recent spherical of negotiations in Cairo.

The three-part proposal would halt combating for six weeks to facilitate an change of hostages held by Hamas for Palestinian prisoners in Israel.

Saying it “appreciates” the mediators’ efforts, Hamas on Tuesday accused Israel of not responding to any of its calls for in the course of the talks.

“Regardless of this, the motion’s management is finding out the submitted proposal,” the militant group stated in a press release.

Israel and Hamas despatched groups to Egypt on Sunday for talks that included Qatari and Egyptian mediators in addition to the CIA director, William Burns.

Israel stated it was eager to succeed in a prisoners-for-hostages deal, by which it could free numerous Palestinians jailed in its prisons in return for the hostages in Gaza, nevertheless it wasn’t prepared to finish the navy offensive earlier than it invaded Rafah.

Hamas needs any settlement to safe an finish to Israeli navy offensive, get Israeli forces out of Gaza and permit the displaced to return to their properties throughout the territory.

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Welcome to our newest dwell information weblog on Israel’s struggle in Gaza and the broader Center East disaster. Right here’s a rundown on the most recent information.

Hamas says Israel’s proposal it obtained from Qatari and Egyptian mediators in ceasefire negotiations didn’t meet any of the calls for of Palestinian factions.

Nonetheless, the militant group added in a press release on Tuesday morning that it could examine the proposal, which it described as “intransigent”, and ship its response to the mediators.

A Hamas official instructed Reuters on Monday that the group had rejected the Israeli ceasefire proposal made at talks in Cairo, the Egyptian capital.

In the meantime, Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, stated a date had been set for an invasion of Gaza’s southernmost metropolis of Rafah, with out specifying when.

Extra on that quickly. In different developments:

  • An Israeli strike on southern Lebanon killed a area commander within the nation’s militant Hezbollah group early on Monday, whereas the UN warned that shelling was spreading and urged a halt to the violence. Hezbollah and the Israeli navy have commonly exchanged hearth throughout Lebanon’s southern frontier in parallel with Israel’s struggle on Gaza.

  • Within the US, sixteen extra Democrats have signed a letter urging the US president, Joe Biden, to halt weapons transfers to Israel.

  • Nicaragua has referred to as on the UN’s high courtroom to halt German navy and different help to Israel, arguing that Berlin’s assist is enabling acts of genocide and breaches of worldwide humanitarian legislation within the struggle.

  • Palestinians started returning to the devastated metropolis of Khan Younis on Monday after Israel’s surprising withdrawal of forces from southern Gaza. These returning to the town, which has been underneath a relentless Israeli navy assault for the previous 4 months, described scenes of widespread destruction.

  • Israel is but to offer a passable rationalization for the demise of seven help employees final week, the prime minister of Australia, Anthony Albanese, stated because it appointed a senior former navy official to check Israel’s inquiry into the assault. Israel stated on Friday its troopers mistakenly believed they have been attacking Hamas gunmen. Two officers have been dismissed and others reprimanded.

  • Lebanon’s prime minister, Najib Mikati, and the visiting Cypriot president, Nikos Christodoulides, mentioned the Syrian refugee disaster on Monday, Beirut stated, as Nicosia pushes Lebanese authorities to stem boat departures.

  • The commander of a European Union naval mission within the Crimson Sea needs to considerably enhance its dimension to raised defend towards potential assaults by Houthi rebels based mostly in Yemen, as simply 4 warships are patrolling an space twice the scale of the 27-nation bloc. The EU mission – dubbed Aspides, from the Greek for “protect” – has escorted 68 ships and repelled 11 assaults because it was established lower than two months in the past.

  • Iran’s international minister, Hossein Amirabdollahian, left Oman to go to Syria’s capital of Damascus per week after Iran’s consulate there was focused in a suspected Israeli assault, state media has reported. Iran has vowed to avenge the demise of seven of its Revolutionary Guards commanders killed within the assault.

Smoke rises after an Israeli airstrike on the southern Lebanese village of Khiam, close to the Israeli border, on Monday. {Photograph}: Rabih Daher/AFP/Getty Pictures




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