Israel denies a ceasefire in southern Gaza

Written by Jeppe W

Oct.16 - 2023 12:01 PM CET

Photo: Shotterstuck
Photo: Shotterstuck
Israel denies a ceasefire in southern Gaza

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Multiple media has reported that the United States had reached an agreement with Egypt and Israel to allow hundreds of foreigners and Palestinians with passports from other countries, including U.S. and European citizens, to leave the Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing, according to spanish news site El Mundo.

But these reports has been denied by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office. In a brief statement, he said that "there is currently no ceasefire or humanitarian aid in the Gaza Strip in exchange for the departure of foreigners," as the press had pointed out.

Israel continues to concentrate troops in front of the Gaza Strip

In front of the Gaza Strip, israeli troops keep growing in numbers in preparation for an invasion of the Palestinian enclave, where the bombardments unleashed after the Hamas offensive against its territory, had already left more than 2,600 dead and a million displaced.

The Israeli army has been urging the 1.1 million inhabitants of northern Gaza to leave for the south since Friday in the face of a possible incursion into the enclave.

Israel is also continuing their "large-scale" bombardment of the Gaza Strip, where they in the in the last 24 hours have attacked more than 250 targets of the Islamist movement Hamas, including killing a commander of the Hamas organization: the head of National Security of the Southern District, Muetaz Eid.

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