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As of: May 4, 2024 11:34 a.m

Israel has given Hamas an ultimatum for a hostage deal, based on a report. The UN accuses Israeli civilians of damaging support provides. All developments within the reside weblog.

11:34 am

Report: Hamas delegation arrives in Cairo for ceasefire talks

A delegation from the terrorist group Hamas has arrived within the Egyptian capital Cairo for brand new talks on a ceasefire within the Gaza struggle with Israel and the discharge of Israeli hostages. The Al-Kahera News tv station, which is near Egyptian intelligence, reported the arrival of the Hamas delegation.

“Significant progress has recently been made” within the oblique negotiations between Hamas and Israel, the tv report mentioned, citing negotiating circles. The Egyptian mediators had “found an amicable solution” to many of the disputes. The US, Egypt and Qatari mediators have been ready for days for a response from Hamas to a proposal to cease combating for 40 days and change Israeli hostages for Palestinian prisoners.

Before the departure of its delegation, Hamas mentioned it had examined the proposal in a “positive spirit” and now wished to “reach an agreement” in Cairo.

11:15 a.m

Israel shells rocket launch pads within the Gaza Strip

While mediators between Israel and Hamas in Egypt are speaking a few ceasefire and the discharge of hostages within the Gaza Strip, the Israeli military says it has bombed rocket launch pads within the Gaza Strip.

Among different issues, such a tool was hit within the space of ​​the southern metropolis of Khan Yunis, from which rockets have been fired in the direction of Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha on Friday night, the military mentioned. In addition, a launch pad within the central space of ​​the Gaza Strip that was already geared up with rockets and was meant to fireplace at Israeli troops was destroyed. The navy additionally supported its personal floor troops from the Mediterranean within the combat towards the Islamist Hamas.

According to Palestinian safety providers, the Israeli military additionally attacked a constructing in Abasan commune, east of Khan Yunis. Israeli tanks shelled refugee camps within the central a part of the coastal strip. At least one Palestinian was killed within the Israeli navy's shelling. Nothing was reported about doable further victims.

9:56 a.m

Stark-Watzinger: Universities should do extra to fight anti-Semitism

Federal Education Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger (FDP) calls on German universities to take constant motion towards anti-Semitism. “The extent of hatred of Israel and Jews at numerous Western universities is unbearable,” she advised the “Rheinische Post” with a view to the rising pro-Palestinian protests worldwide.

The huge riots of the previous few days at universities within the USA ought to be a “reminder and warning” for Germany. The Education Minister referred to as for a constant combat towards hate speech towards Jews and the glorification of terror.

Anti-Israel and anti-Jewish actions have additionally taken place at universities in Germany since October seventh. The rule of regulation, but in addition college administration, is required right here. “They must consistently exercise their house rules and de-registration must also be possible in particularly serious cases.” Jewish college students ought to have the ability to really feel secure at German universities.

9:04 a.m

Letter from US Democrats: Biden ought to rethink arms gross sales to Israel

Numerous Democratic congressmen have referred to as on US President Joe Biden to rethink arms gross sales to Israel. In a letter obtained by the White House in Washington on Friday, 88 signatories expressed “significant concerns” about Israel's navy motion within the Gaza Strip.

They refer particularly to the “deliberate withholding of humanitarian aid”. This contributed to an “unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe” within the Palestinian territory. The lawmakers are calling on Biden to make it clear to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that any obstruction of support deliveries to the Gaza Strip “endangers the country's eligibility for further offensive security support from the United States.”

According to the MPs, the US ought to proceed to finance defensive weapons, such because the Israeli “Iron Dome” missile protection system. “We continue to strongly support providing such life-saving defense funding to Israel,” mentioned the letter, signed by members of the House Defense and Foreign Affairs Committees, amongst others.

04:12 am

Anti-Semitism Commissioner fears anti-Israel protests at universities

In view of the protests towards the Israeli navy deployment within the Gaza Strip at many US universities, the Federal Government's Anti-Semitism Commissioner fears an escalation of anti-Israel actions in Germany too. “It is with great concern that I am observing an aggressive anti-Israel mood at German universities, which is also motivated by anti-Semitic sentiment,” Felix Klein advised the “Rheinische Post”. “We have not reached the dimensions that are to be complained about in the USA. But an anti-Semitic attitude is unfortunately widespread and can very quickly lead to an escalation.” On Friday, round 150 individuals protested towards the struggle on the Humboldt University (HU) in Berlin.

4:06 a.m

UN accuses Israeli civilians of damaging support deliveries

The United Nations has accused Israeli civilians of vandalizing support provides from Jordan destined for the Gaza Strip. The convoy was carrying meals parcels together with sugar, rice, supplementary meals and milk powder, mentioned UN deputy spokesman Farhan Haq. A restricted quantity of it was unloaded and broken by Israeli civilians whereas touring by way of the West Bank on Thursday. This incident will initially haven’t any influence on additional support deliveries from Jordan. The vans have now arrived within the Gaza Strip and are being distributed as deliberate, it mentioned.

4:06 a.m

Report: Israel gave Hamas ultimatum for hostage deal

According to a media report, Israel has given the unconventional Islamist Hamas one week to comply with a ceasefire settlement within the Gaza struggle. Otherwise, the introduced navy offensive on town of Rafah will proceed, the Wall Street Journal reported late within the night, citing Egyptian officers conversant in the matter.

Indirect negotiations over the discharge of hostages and a ceasefire will proceed this weekend in Cairo, it mentioned. Hamas confirmed within the night that its delegation would arrive on Saturday. Hamas circles mentioned there have been nonetheless factors to be mentioned and clarified, however the reply could be “positive.”

4:06 a.m

Friday's reside weblog for studying

According to Egyptian authorities circles, CIA chief Burns has arrived in Cairo for negotiations. Police cracked down on a pro-Palestinian sit-in at Sciences Po University in Paris. All developments may be learn within the reside weblog.