UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk said he was “deeply concerned” by statements by senior Israeli officials calling on Palestinians to leave the Gaza Strip.
Upon his return home, Türk wrote: “I am deeply disturbed by the statements of senior Israeli officials regarding plans to transfer civilians from the Gaza Strip to third countries. International law prohibits the forcible transfer of protected persons to or deportation from the occupied territories.”
TV: “Gallant’s plan for the future of Gaza with four actors”
The future administration of the Gaza Strip should be entrusted to four actors who will work in harmony: the Israeli army, Egypt, a multinational task force, and a coalition of local Palestinian committees: this – according to Kan public television – is a compromise. A detailed plan drawn up by Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant with military commanders. The channel added that this plan will be discussed by the Military Council of Ministers and then in an expanded forum: “The Political and Security Ministerial Council.”
Israel, a house was hit by a missile fired from Lebanon
A house in the city of Metulla in northern Israel was hit by an anti-tank missile fired from Lebanese territory. This was stated by the head of the city's municipal council, quoted by Haaretz newspaper.
Blinken flies to 5 Arab countries, Israel and the West Bank
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is leaving on a new tour in the Middle East that includes five Arab countries, Israel and the West Bank, State Department spokesman Matthew Miller announced. Miller said the mission aims to get an “immediate” increase in aid to Gaza.
Iraq: The leader of a pro-Iranian faction was killed in an American attack
The Popular Mobilization Forces, which includes armed factions close to Iran, announced the killing of a military officer and another member of the Popular Mobilization Forces in Baghdad in a “drone attack” attributed to the United States, according to what this Iraqi organization announced. Harakat al-Nujaba, one of these factions loyal to Iran and strongly anti-American, said in a statement that the Deputy Commander of Baghdad Operations, Mushtaq Talib al-Saadi, “was martyred in an American attack.” A security official said that the attack killed “two members of the Popular Mobilization Forces” and wounded seven others, but the United States did not comment.
Iraq: “The US-led coalition is behind the aggression against Baghdad”
Iraq blamed the US-led anti-jihadist coalition for an attack that killed a senior commander and another member of a pro-Iranian faction in Baghdad. The office of Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani said in a statement, “The Iraqi Armed Forces hold the international coalition forces responsible for this attack,” describing it as “a dangerous escalation and aggression.”
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