Senior UN official Jean-Perre Lacroix said the shortcomings of UN peacekeepers present in conflict zones can frustrate local populations but are not a “magic wand” for crises as they work in increasingly difficult conditions.
Senior UN official Jean-Perre Lacroix said the shortcomings of UN peacekeepers present in conflict zones can frustrate local populations but are not a “magic wand” for crises as they work in increasingly difficult conditions. They do not have unanimous consent to work on site.
The Yemen-based Houthi militant group released a video on Monday in which it said its gunmen disembarked from a helicopter and seized an Israeli cargo ship bound for India on a key shipping route through the Red Sea on Sunday.
The footage was published by the Houthi television station Al Masirah. However, Israel said the seized ship, the Galaxy Leader, was owned by the British and operated by the Japanese.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) claimed that Gazan civilians have confirmed that terrorist groups are actively operating in hospitals in Gaza. In the video, the IDF showed three Palestinians explaining how militants from Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and other terrorist groups are hiding in Al-Shifa and Rantisi hospitals and have even become deeply embedded in the Palestinian Red Crescent Society.
The IDF said its Unit 504 intelligence group has so far interviewed around 500 Palestinians.
At least six American citizens have been killed since Hamas militants went on a rampage in Israel on October 7, the US State Department said. She also said that more than 1,200 Americans remain trapped in the besieged Palestinian enclave, while about 800 have successfully crossed into Egypt through the Rafah border.
The top diplomat of the European Union, Josep Borrell, declared at a conference of foreign ministers of the member countries that the best way to ensure the security of Israel is the creation of a Palestinian state.
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