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Biden advised Netanyahu ‘urgent ceasefire essential’, says Blinken

Joe Biden advised Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday that US coverage in Gaza can be decided by Israel’s efforts to guard civilians and help staff.

A readout from the cellphone name launched by the White House stated that Mr Biden “emphasised that the strikes on humanitarian workers and the overall humanitarian situation are unacceptable. He made clear the need for Israel to announce and implement a series of specific, concrete, and measurable steps to address civilian harm, humanitarian suffering, and the safety of aid workers.”

The president “made clear that US policy with respect to Gaza will be determined by our assessment of Israel’s immediate action on these steps,” the readout continued.

The name between the 2 leaders comes as Mr Biden faces growing strain from a rising refrain of voices who’re fed up with what they understand as a callous refusal to rein in Israeli violations of worldwide humanitarian legislation.

Humanitarian meals charity World Central Kitchen (WCK) has known as for an impartial investigation into the strike that killed seven of its help staff on Monday.

Former US officers, in the meantime, inform The Independent “no one” can halt President Biden’s assist for Israel, even within the aftermath of the WCK strike.


How many civilians have died within the Israel-Hamas battle?

Monday’s lethal IDF strike on a bunch of help staff in Gaza is bringing consideration to the excessive civilian loss of life toll within the Israel-Hamas battle.

Just what number of innocents have been affected?

According to the UN, not less than 32,623 Palestinians total have been killed because the preventing started, with seventy % of the lifeless ladies and youngsters.

Israel, in the meantime, claims that it has killed between 11,500 and 13,000 Palestinian militants because the battle started.

Josh Marcus5 April 2024 01:45


Will help staff be safer with new Israeli techniques

Amid the fallout of a disasterous strike on seven World Central Kitchen help staff in Gaza, Israel has promised to regulate its techniques.

To begin, Israel says it can set up a joint operational coordination room within its Southern Command to work alongside humanitarian businesses and coordinate secure actions.

The nation has additionally stated it can launch an investigative report on the airstrike to the general public, in line with Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari, who gave a public briefing on Thursday.

“And I believe that, after we present this to the ambassadors from the respective countries, and to the members of the WCK organisation, we will make it public in a clear, transparent manner – and that will happen soon,” he stated.

Josh Marcus5 April 2024 01:30


The DOJ’s divergent method on battle crimes in Ukraine vs Gaza

When Russia invaded Ukraine, the US was fast to help the Ukrainians in prosecuting battle crimes, and in bringing costs itself towards 4 Russian-allied troops in December.

However, Attorney General Merrick Garland has barely spoken in public about potential battle crimes within the Israel-Hamas battle, regardless of quite a few situations in the course of the battle that rights group consider have crossed the road.

As NPR notes, Mr Garland has stated simply 29 phrases in public about battle crimes within the battle in Gaza.

“Hamas murdered more than 30 Americans and kidnapped more during their terrorist attack on Oct. 7. We are investigating those heinous crimes, and we will hold those people accountable,” he stated in December.

Josh Marcus5 April 2024 01:15


Jacob Flickinger’s mother and father don’t consider IDF strike on help staff was accident

The mother and father of Jacob Flickinger, one among seven help staff killed this week in an Israeli airstrike, don’t consider the incident in Gaza was an accident.

“They were aware, the entire world was aware, this food shipment was coming in,” John Flickinger advised CBS News on Thursday. “It’s been international news for days. They were aware the food was picked up at the ship on the coast of Gaza and delivered to a warehouse along an approved humanitarian route approved by Israel. Soon after they dropped the food off, we know they were targeted. The convoy was clearly marked. The vehicles were clearly marked. The facts on the ground seemed to indicate it wasn’t a ‘tragic accident.’”

Josh Marcus5 April 2024 00:55


Survivors of Al-Shifa siege recount horrifying experiences

Civilians who survived the preventing on the Shifa hospital stated the violence left them with out meals and medication, and prompted them deep psychological trauma.

One affected person advised the World Health Organization, “My psyche has been shattered from within.”

Read extra of our reporting on the siege.

Josh Marcus5 April 2024 00:40


Israel approves reopening of Erez border crossing

Israel’s battle cupboard has agreed to reopen the Erez border crossing between Israel and northern Gaza for the primary time because the battle with Hamas started final yr, CNN studies, citing an Israeli official.

The choice was made to permit the reopening to let extra humanitarian help into the besieged strip.

Josh Marcus5 April 2024 00:25


Biden shares picture of name with Netanyahu

Joe Biden on Thursday shared a photograph of his current high-stakes name with Benjamin Netanyahu, the primary between the 2 males since seven World Central Kitchen help staff have been killed this week by an Israeli air strike in Gaza.

Read extra on their dialog from Andrew Feinberg and Richard Hall.

Josh Marcus5 April 2024 00:10


Mourners in Poland have a good time World Central Kitchen employee killed in IDF strike

Mourners gathered within the Polish metropolis of Przemysl on Thursday to pay tribute to Damian Sobol, 35, a World Central Kitchen humanitarian employee who was killed by the Israel Defense Forces in Gaza on Monday in an airstrike.

“There is no consent for killing innocent people, let’s remember this and let’s remember that Damian was helping so that other people would not die of hunger,” Waldemar, an area who works with Ukrainian refugees and beforehand labored with Sobol, advised broadcaster TVN.

“We started here as volunteers. Damian set off further on the volunteering path and unfortunately was murdered by Israeli services.”

Mourners positioned candles and flowers in a central plaza on Thursday in honour of Sobol.

Josh Marcus4 April 2024 23:55


Biden and Netanyahu didn’t focus on ‘disaster’ of potential Rafah invasion

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US president Joe Biden reportedly didn’t focus on the IDF’s hinted-at invasion of Rafah throughout their name on Thursday.

A US official advised Al Jazeera that the US president “refused” to broach the subject.

Prime Minister Netanyahu has stated it is going to be inconceivable to defeat Hamas with out coming into the southern Gazan metropolis, the place over 1m individuals are actually residing, lots of whom have been advised by the IDF to evacuate south in the beginning of the battle with Hamas.

US officers, in the meantime, have reportedly warned that an invasion of Rafah can be a “disaster” and argued for various choices.

Josh Marcus4 April 2024 23:40


Over 600 UK authorized specialists name on UK to halt arms transfers to Israel

A bunch of over 600 UK authorized specialists is asking on the federal government to droop weapons transfers to Israel, amid growing scrunity of the hundreds of civilians killed within the IDF’s marketing campaign towards Hamas.

“At least 32,623 Palestinians have now been killed and 75,092 injured in Gaza,” the letter reads. “Seventy percent of recorded deaths have consistently been women and children.”

The letter additionally made point out of the current strike on World Central Kitchen humanitarian staff.

“Strikes on [United Nations Relief and Works Agency] facilities have led to the deaths of 400 people seeking shelter under the UN flag,” the letter continues. “At least 165 employees of the [UNRWA] workers have been killed. 18 In addition to UNRWA staff, other humanitarian workers and volunteers have been killed.”

Josh Marcus4 April 2024 23:11