U.N. observers injured in Lebanon; Gaza to get meals for one million meals | EUROtoday

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Four members of a United Nations peacekeeping crew have been injured in a blast in southern Lebanon, close to a contentious demarcation line shared with Israel, the U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) mentioned in an announcement.

“The targeting of peacekeepers is unacceptable,” UNIFIL mentioned, including that it was “investigating the origin of the explosion.” The Israel Defense Forces denied any involvement.

According to UNIFIL, an explosion occurred Saturday when three army observers from the U.N. Truce Supervision Organization and an interpreter have been conducting “a foot patrol along the Blue Line” close to the Lebanese city of Rmeish. They have been evacuated for medical care, UNIFIL mentioned.

Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency mentioned the army observers have been from Australia, Chile and Norway and mentioned they’d been “targeted by an Israeli drone.” Hezbollah-affiliated Al-Manar TV additionally mentioned there was “preliminary information” that an Israeli drone was behind the assault, citing its correspondent. Neither offered any proof for the declare, and The Washington Post couldn’t instantly confirm the reviews.

A 400-ton cargo of assist left Cyprus for Gaza on Saturday, as starvation continues to be widespread amongst its inhabitants of roughly 2.1 million. Loaded with rice, pasta, flour, canned greens, dates and different items, the convoy of ships is anticipated to usher in sufficient meals to organize 1 million meals, in keeping with the nonprofit World Central Kitchen. It’s the second assist cargo organized by the WCK.

“We need to have more routes and more ways to deliver by land,” Juan Camilo, a group outreach supervisor for WCK, mentioned in a video posted to social media. “There is not enough aid [arriving] to Gaza.”

Israel’s raid of al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City was persevering with as of Saturday, in what the IDF says is a sweep for Hamas militants that began in mid-March. “A number” have been killed exterior the hospital, and Israeli forces killed two extra in an “encounter” within the maternity ward, the IDF mentioned. It added that forces killed militants in “close combat” and located weapons and “intelligence materials” on the advanced. The Gaza Health Ministry mentioned that 107 sufferers and 60 medical employees are nonetheless contained in the hospital and that Israeli forces have prevented their evacuations. The Washington Post couldn’t confirm both facet’s claims.

Protesters clashed with police in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem on Saturday night time, with images and movies displaying crowds of demonstrators calling for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to do extra to safe the discharge of Israeli hostages nonetheless held by Hamas. Some additionally referred to as for Netanyahu’s resignation and new elections. Israel’s nationwide police mentioned 16 protesters have been arrested in Tel Aviv after “several hundred protesters violated public order, lit bonfires, shook a police car, blocked roads and confronted the police.”

At least 32,705 folks have been killed and 75,190 injured in Gaza for the reason that battle startedin keeping with the Gaza Health Ministry, which doesn’t distinguish between civilians and combatants. Israel estimates that about 1,200 folks have been killed in Hamas’s Oct. 7 assault and says 254 troopers have been killed for the reason that begin of its army operation in Gaza.