Gaza residents granted temporary passage
The Israeli military has announced that it will permit the use of Salah al-Din Street, Gaza’s primary artery, for the evacuation of residents from the northern part of the Gaza Strip. This access is scheduled to be open today, providing a critical window for civilians to move to safer areas in the south, as reported by Al Jazeera.
Concurrently, a fresh series of hostile exchanges erupted at the border between Israel and Lebanon. The IDF (Israel Defense Forces) confirmed strikes on Hezbollah outposts following a barrage of rockets launched from Lebanese territory toward Israel’s northern regions. The IDF’s response targeted the rockets’ launch sites and included assaults in Hezbollah surveillance and militant positions.
The situation in Gaza remains dire, with Palestinian health officials reporting catastrophic damage. As reported by the Arabic network, Dr. Ashraf al-Qudra, a spokesperson for Gaza’s Health Ministry, detailed the grim aftermath of recent hostilities:
- Approximately 2,200 people, including 1,250 children, are reportedly trapped under the debris of collapsed structures.
- The conflict has claimed the lives of 150 paramedics since October 7.
- Twenty-seven ambulances have been destroyed, notably two during a recent attack on a medical convoy.
- Over 100 medical facilities have come under direct attack, with 16 now non-operational.
- Also, 32 primary care centers have ceased functioning because of destruction or fuel shortages.