International 7 New Facts on Gaza: Update on the Ceasefire-Putin Angry News – 2 hours ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Israel’s attacks on Gaza continue to show the latest developments. This time, both parties agreed to extend the ceasefire after previously agreeing to pause attacks from Friday to Tuesday morning.

However, Israel is still preparing to carry out a large-scale attack when the ceasefire ends.

The following are the latest developments as summarized CNBC Indonesia from various parties, Tuesday (28/11/2023):

1. The ceasefire is extended

The ceasefire in Gaza, Palestine, has been extended. From the original four days, now the ceasefire has been extended by two days, for the next 48 hours.

Hamas revealed the reasons for this extension. Officials said they hoped to extend the ceasefire even further and end the Israel-Hamas war.

“We have now agreed to release more hostages and extended the agreement for two days. This is good news for our people, especially the people of Gaza,” said Ghazi Hamad, a Hamas official, quoted by Al JazeeraTuesday (28/11/2023).

“I hope we can extend it until we reach the end of this war,” he added.

“We want to end the war. We are in a temporary ceasefire, but we are trying to extend it. There is a lot of support from Qatar, Egypt and many Western countries to end this disaster,” he explained again.

During the first three days of the ceasefire, 39 Israeli prisoners were freed by the armed group. They were exchanged for 117 Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli prisons.

As a result of parallel negotiations led by Qatar, 17 Thai citizens, one Filipino and one dual Russian-Israeli citizen have also been released by Hamas. In today’s latest wave, 11 hostages were released, mostly children.

2. Putin rages at Israel

Russia reportedly strongly criticized Israel. This was the result of the attack on Damascus International Airport in Syria.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the attack could exacerbate tensions in the region, already fueled by the Gaza war. Syria itself is Russia’s close ally in the Middle East.

“We strongly condemn Israel’s latest provocative attack on Syria’s critical civilian infrastructure facilities,” Zakharova said in a statement, quoted from AFP Tuesday (28/11/2023).

“We believe that such despicable practices have very dangerous consequences, especially in the context of the worsening situation in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict zone and the resulting increase in regional tensions,” he added.

Previously, Israeli air strikes were carried out on Sunday local time at Damascus airport. As a result the airport was inoperable, just hours after flights resumed following a similar attack last month.

The attack also reportedly targeted the runway. The sound of explosions was also heard from the direction of the military airport in the Mazzeh area on the other side of Damascus.

“Israeli warplanes on Sunday afternoon carried out new strikes targeting Damascus international airport… rendering it unusable,” the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. AFP.

“An officer and two other personnel were injured in an attack targeting an air defense force base in the Mazzeh area,” said the same source.

3. Israel invades South Lebanon

An Israeli strike hit near the town of Aita al-Shaab in southern Lebanon, Lebanon’s state news agency reported.

Although Israel has stopped fighting in the Gaza Strip during the ceasefire, the agreement does not cover Lebanon. However, since a lull in hostilities began on Friday, weeks of cross-border shooting between Lebanon’s Hezbollah armed group and Israel have come to a halt.

4. Palestinian refugee camps are overrun by disease

Mohamed Adnan Abu Hasna, UNRWA spokesperson, explained to Al Jazeera that there were indications of disease outbreaks that were starting to threaten Palestinian refugees. This happened after puddles of water appeared after the rain some time ago in the camp.

“In the Nuseirat refugee camp in Gaza, people are queuing at the last functioning gas station. Aid trucks should deliver fuel to this station because people use wood to cook and keep warm,” he said

“Ambulances are also queuing hoping to be filled. We can confirm that 100 trucks entered northern Gaza today and several water desalination plants were equipped with fuel.”

“However, at least 200 trucks are needed every day to provide supplies for the people of Gaza. Those who have fled are in poor health and there have been reports of disease outbreaks in shelters,” he concluded.

5. Israel destroys Gaza monuments

Israeli troops have destroyed many important buildings in Gaza, including cultural and educational centers.

These are some of the ones that stand out:

– Municipal Public Library, Gaza City.

– Rashad El Shawa Cultural Center.

– Diana Tamari Sabbagh Library.

– City printing.

– Childhood Happiness Center.

– Islamic University.

6. Israel frees 33 Palestinian prisoners

Thirty-three Palestinians, 30 children and three women, have been released from Israeli prisons after 11 Israeli hostages were freed from Gaza.

The Israel Prison Service said the prisoners were released from Israel’s Ofer prison in the West Bank and from a detention center in Jerusalem, bringing the total number of Palestinians who have been freed since Friday to 150.

Footage posted on Twitter showed crowds of Palestinians welcoming the former detainees as they arrived in the West Bank.

In East Jerusalem, Muhammad Abu al-Humus, 17, called his release “an indescribable joy” and kissed his mother’s hand as she entered his home.

7. British doctor reveals Israel’s goals in Gaza

A surgeon in London described his experience of witnessing “massive carnage” during 43 days of bombing in Gaza, and said that destroying the Palestinian health system was a military goal of the war.

Speaking at a press conference in London, Prof Ghassan Abu-Sittah, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, who will later give evidence to Scotland Yard, described the horrific scenes at al-Ahli Arab and Dar al-Shifa hospitals when they stopped functioning and said he witnessed the use of white phosphorus ammunition.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) denies using such weapons.

“Having seen this massacre happen, the creation of an uninhabitable Gaza Strip was the goal and the destruction of all components of modern life where the health system exists was the military’s main goal,” said Abu-Sittah, who has a health practice in west London and has worked in Gaza since 2009, as well as in the wars in Yemen, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.

When asked about Israel’s claims of being at war with Hamas and its refusal to target civilians in Gaza, he said: “Statistically, it seems the numbers tell a different story.”

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