As Israel’s war in Gaza marks 42 days, Benjamin Netanyahu assures that Israel is doing everything it can to keep civilians away from danger in its fight against Hamas but that its attempts to minimizing the victims “have not been successful.”
This was the response of Israel’s prime minister when asked by US television whether Israel’s killing of thousands of Palestinians in retaliation for the October 7 attack by Hamas militants, who rule Gaza, would fuel a new generation of hate.
More than 11,200 Palestinians have died, two-thirds of them women and children, according to Palestinian health authorities. Another 2,700 people are reported missing, most of them under the rubble. The official count does not distinguish between civilian and militant deaths.
The Israeli military said it had recovered the body of a female soldier, who had been held captive by the Palestinian militant group Hamas, in a building near Gaza’s Al Shifa hospital. There is hardly any progress in the negotiations between Israel and Hamas for the release of the 239 hostages held by the Islamist group, reports Sal Emergui.