On the 92nd day of the Israeli aggression on GazaThe Israeli occupation army continued its bombing of the center and south of the Gaza Strip, resulting in the fall of a number of martyrs, while the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades By carrying out new operations, the occupation inflicted additional losses in soldiers and equipment.
The Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement, announced:agitation)- Its mujahideen eliminated an Israeli force of 8 soldiers from zero distance after setting them up in a tight ambush in the middle of Bani Suhaila, east of Khan Yunis.
It also announced “the detonation of an anti-personnel device in a Zionist force inside a building in Khuza'a, east of Khan Yunis,” leaving its members dead and wounded, according to Al-Qassam.
In turn, the Al-Quds Brigades announced that they bombed military concentrations in the station area (central Khan Yunis) with heavy-caliber mortar shells. It also announced its bombardment of Sderot, Niram, and the settlements surrounding the Gaza Strip with a missile salvo.
A high-ranking officer was killed
For its part, the Israeli army announced the killing of the deputy training commander of the Israeli Nahal Brigade during the battles in the northern Gaza Strip. He was an officer with the rank of major and was promoted to lieutenant colonel after his death.
Palestinian news platforms said that the dead man was the son-in-law of the former coordinator of the activities of the occupation authorities in the West Bank, Yoav Mordechai.
Thus, the announced death toll of the Israeli army, including officers and soldiers, rises to 510 since the operation Al-Aqsa floodAbout 180 of them have been killed since the start of the ground attack on Gaza.
The last officer killed in the occupation army during the battles in northern Gaza was the son-in-law of the former coordinator of the activities of the occupation government in the West Bank, Yoav Mordechai. pic.twitter.com/ehHJaMRdIR
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A new tally of martyrs
For its part, the Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip announced, on Saturday, that the death toll of Palestinian martyrs as a result of the ongoing Israeli war since the seventh of last October had risen to 22,722 martyrs, while 58,166 people were injured.
The ministry said – in a statement – that “the Israeli occupation forces committed 12 massacres against families, claiming 122 martyrs and 256 injuries during the past 24 hours.”
Al Jazeera's correspondent reported that 10 Palestinians were martyred in the targeting of a gathering near the Saraya Junction, west of Gaza City.
Borrell issues a warning from Lebanon
For his part, European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell stressed, during his visit to Lebanon on Saturday, the need to avoid regional escalation.
Borrell stated, after his meeting with Lebanese caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati and Foreign Minister Abdullah Bou Habib, that he saw “a worrying intense exchange of fire across the country.” Blue line“, referring to the dividing line between Lebanon and Israel.
The European official stated that he told Israel that “no one will win if a regional conflict breaks out,” stressing the need to avoid dragging Lebanon into such a conflict.
During the same visit, Al Jazeera's correspondent said that Borrell met with a Hezbollah delegation headed by Muhammad Raad.
The occupation intensifies its incursions into the West Bank
On the other hand, Palestinians were shot and others were arrested – today, Saturday – during new incursions carried out by the Israeli occupation army in West Bank The occupied territories included violent clashes with resistance fighters, most notably in the towns of Balaa and Anabta, east of Tulkarm, and in Qalqilya and Jenin in the northern West Bank.
The occupation forces also raided the Old City and its surroundings in the city of Nablus. The raids and arrests also included the towns of Qatana and Al-Qubaiba, northwest of occupied Jerusalem.
In Hebron, south of the West Bank, Israeli incursions targeted the town of Bani Naim, the city of Dura, and the Al-Samoud Hill area in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron.
Picture messages of captured Israeli soldiers
Al Jazeera broadcast scenes it obtained of Israeli soldiers who were prisoners of the Palestinian resistance before the Israeli army killed them in Al-Shuja'iya East of Gaza City, including their appeals to their government to work to stop the war and release them.
Blinken begins his visit to the region in Türkiye
Bloomberg News website quoted a senior American official, accompanying Blinken on his trip, as saying that Washington is seeking to mobilize Ankara’s support for plans to govern Gaza after the war.
The same source added that Blinken will convey a message to the region that Washington will respond to attacks targeting its interests, adding that America expects the Arab partners to convey the message that Blinken carries to Iran.
Israel launches Operation Indigo
The American network NBC News quoted sources as confirming that Israel was behind the assassination Saleh Al-Arouri Deputy Head of the Political Bureau of Hamas, noting that Tel Aviv is planning to carry out a series of assassinations over several years.
The network stated that Israel has not officially claimed responsibility for the assassination of Al-Arouri, but this operation may be the first step in an assassination campaign in response to the attack of last October 7, in reference to the operation. Al-Aqsa flood Launched by the Palestinian resistance against the occupation.
The network quoted Israeli officials as saying that the intelligence services formed a joint mission under the name “Indigo” to pursue Hamas leaders and cadres in several countries.
Initial response from Hezbollah
stated Hizb allah The Lebanese newspaper said that it fired 62 missiles at the Israeli Meron air control base as part of what it described as the initial response to the assassination of Al-Arouri in the southern suburb of Beirut, which is the largest missile barrage since the start of the border exchange of fire on the eighth of last October.
The party confirmed that it caused direct casualties by targeting the Israeli military base, explaining that the Meron base is the only management, monitoring and air control center in northern Israel and there is no major alternative to it.
He was the Secretary General of the Lebanese Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah Yesterday, Friday, he reaffirmed that a response to Al-Arouri’s assassination is “inevitably coming,” and that the party’s fighters on the border will be the ones who will respond.
New targeting by Iraq of American forces in Syria
The “Islamic Resistance in Iraq” announced that it had attacked my base with drones Al-Tanf WaLashdadi deep into Syria,” stressing its continued “destruction of enemy strongholds,” according to a statement it published.
This comes amid American fears of the outbreak of a widespread regional conflict The Israeli war on GazaAn American official said – the day before yesterday, Thursday – that American forces in the Middle East have been subjected to about 115 attacks since last October 17.