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War in Gaza: threat grows on overcrowded city of Rafah, negotiations still possible ?

Strikes are increasing in the Gaza Strip, mainly Rafah où the Israeli army said carry out an "anti-terrorist operation". At the same time, negotiations for a ceasefire continue in Cairo.

The Gaza Strip still under bombs. Air strikes on the Gaza Strip are increasing this Wednesday, May 8, reports BFMTV. If negotiations continue in Egypt with a view to a truce agreement in favor, in particular, of the release of the last hostages, the The Israeli army continues to strike different sectors of the Palestinian territory, after regaining control of Rafah. On site, at the border crossing point à Egypt, the last hospital still in operation, said receive "dozens of deaths" as well as "continuously injured". He also fears a "health disaster" important after the continuous bombings of the Hebrew state.

In a publication posted on Telegram this Wednesday, the Israeli army indicated carry out an "anti-terrorist operation" in several specific areas of Rafah. Nearly a hundred terrorist targets located in the Gaza Strip, such as military structures and infrastructure, or observation posts, would have been attacked. té destroyed by the air force, said Israelël.

Towards a ceasefire?

After more than seven months of war between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, discussions around Egyptian, Qatari and American mediators have resumed Cairo with a view to a possible future ceasefire. "All parties agree to return ' the negotiation table" with a view to a truce, indicated the Egyptian media Al-Qahera News, close to the intelligence services. Although White House spokesman John Kirby said he hoped an agreement "very soon", Benjamin Netanyahu gave for indication &agrav; the Israeli delegation, to be “firm on the conditions necessary for this to happen.” the release of the hostages.

While the situation à Gaza has become unsustainable since the closure of humanitarian aid crossing points. Rafah and Kerem Shalom, Khalil al-Hayya, the number two in Hamas's political wing, said: that the proposal which had been made accepted by his movement included three phases lasting 42 days each. These would include a return of the displaced, an exchange of hostages held at home. Gaza and Palestinian prisoners, as well as an Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian territory. The objective being a “permanent ceasefire”. A position that for the moment does not seem to be shared by Israel, which has always opposed the à a permanent ceasefire as long as Hamas, in power since 2007, has not been established. totally "defeated", reports BFMTV.

Since the Hamas military attack on Israel on October 7, which cost life &agrav; More than 1,170 people, mainly civilians, 128 of the 250 people kidnapped and taken to the Gaza Strip are still held hostage. Among them, 36 are considered dead according to the army. In retaliation for Following this attack, the Israeli army continued to bombard the Gaza Strip, making it even worse. 35,000 deaths according to the Ministry of Health of Hamas.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116