No power, water or fuel to Gaza until hostages freed : According to the Israeli government, until all hostages held by Hamas terrorists are released, there won’t be a humanitarian pause allowing gasoline, electricity, water, or food to enter the Gaza Strip. Enoughinfo.com
No power, water or fuel to Gaza until hostages freed
In reaction to the brutal atrocities that the Palestinian Islamist organisation Hamas carried out in 20 Israeli villages over the weekend—during which dozens of hostages were also taken—Israel is getting ready to invade Gaza on foot. This is the most significant escalation in the area in fifty years.
On Thursday, October 12, Israel Katz, the minister of energy, said on social media that until the “abductees” were liberated, “no electrical switch will be turned on, no water hydrant will be opened, and no fuel truck will enter.”
At least 33 individuals were murdered by Israel Defence Forces attacks in two hours on Thursday night, according to Al Jazeera, increasing the number of deaths in Gaza to 1,354. As per the article, civil defence organisations retrieved the deceased corpses after fighter planes hit buildings in many regions. In several regions, locals were using their bare hands to search through debris in search of dead and survivors.
Following the arrival of the first US jet filled with bombs in Israel on Wednesday night, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken touched down in Tel Aviv on Thursday as part of a Middle East visit intended to demonstrate Washington’s support for Israel.
“You may be strong enough on your own to defend yourself,” Blinken said at a joint press conference with Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. “But as long as America exists, you will never, ever have to. We will always be there by your side.”
As of Wednesday night, Netanyahu led a freshly created unity government and war cabinet that included opposition members, with the pledge to “crush and destroy” Hamas.
The UN said late on Wednesday that 339,000 people had been displaced by the attacks in only 24 hours, with two-thirds of them crammed inside UN schools. According to Palestinian media, a top commander from Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the brother of Hamas’s military leader, Mohammed Deif, were murdered in a blast.