Israel-Hamas war: List of key events, day 72

Israel-Hamas war: List of key events, day 72

Latest developments

  • Al Jazeera is sending what it calls the “assassination” of its cameraman Samer Abudaqa in Gaza to the International Criminal Court. In a statement on Saturday, the Qatar-based network said it ordered its legal team to “urgently” refer the case to the Court.
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looked to confirm captive release negotiations have resumed with Qatari mediation. Reports had suggested talks that had stalled since the start of this month have restarted after Tel Aviv admitted to mistakenly killing three captives in Gaza.
  • The Health Ministry in Gaza has called for an inquiry into witness claims that Israeli bulldozers “buried people alive” at the Kamal Adwan Hospital in northern Gaza. Major parts of the hospital have been “destroyed” by the Israeli army, according to witness accounts.
  • Hundreds of people are stuck inside Gaza’s only Catholic church, including relatives of British MP Layla Moran. The Holy Family Church has said Israeli forces killed a mother and daughter there “in cold blood” on Saturday.

Human effect and fighting

  • Israeli attacks from air, land and sea on Rafah and Khan Younis in southern Gaza continue to rage while the Israeli army also keeps pounding areas in the centre and north of the strip to deadly effect.
  • The latest air raids on the Jabalia refugee camp killed at least 20 Palestinians on Sunday. More than 19,000 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza since October 7.
  • After a Hezbollah drone attack near Lebanon’s border with Israel was announced by the Iran-backed group, the Israeli army said a 53-year-old man was killed near Margaliot.
  • The French Foreign Ministry has demanded answers after one of its officials was among the casualties of an Israeli army attack in Rafah.
  • Hundreds of Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel joined in a large rally in Haifa to call for a ceasefire deal to release captives held in Gaza.
  • International protests calling for an immediate ceasefire have continued, most recently seen in Australia, Belgium, Germany, Tunisia, France and Austria. More are planned in the United States and Canada soon.

Diplomacy

  • The Iran-backed Houthi movement in Yemen has engaged with “international parties” in talks over its attacks on Israel-linked ships in the Red Sea. It said its actions will only stop after Israel stops its “aggression” against Gaza.
  • US Central Command chief Michael Kurilla has met with Israeli military chief of staff Herzi Halevi in Israel. The meeting comes as US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has departed for the Middle East, where he is set to fly to Israel, Bahrain and Qatar.
  • French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna arrived in Israel on Sunday, where she is expected to press for a “immediate and durable” truce with the aim of releasing all captives and providing much-needed humanitarian aid to Palestinians.

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