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Continuous coverage The war in Gaza tops the agenda of the Arab summit, and Israel sends troops

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The Israeli war on the Gaza Strip continues for the 223rd day in a row, amid violent bombardment that leaves hundreds dead and wounded daily, while the Israeli government insists on moving forward with its military operation in the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, which puts negotiations on releasing prisoners and stopping the war “in a dead end.” “.

On the ground, Israeli forces launched a series of raids and shelled various areas of the Gaza Strip with artillery, especially in Jabalia and east of Rafah in the south of the Gaza Strip, where fierce battles are taking place with Palestinian fighting factions.

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant said on Thursday that additional forces will join a ground operation in an area in the city of Rafah, and that the campaign will eliminate Hamas. He added in a statement, “Hamas is not an organization that can reorganize, has no reserve forces, has no stockpiles of supplies, and no ability to treat the terrorists we target. The result is that we eliminate Hamas.”

This comes as the head of the movement’s political bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, stressed that the ceasefire negotiations and hostage exchange have become “in a dead end,” while the work of the thirty-third Arab summit began in Bahrain, in which Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, during his speech, accused Hamas of providing “pretexts.” “For Israel to attack Gaza.

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