The Israeli army said it used the Arrow 3 anti-missile system for the first time to intercept a missile fired “from the Red Sea region.” At the same time, Houthi rebels in Yemen said they had fired ballistic missiles against Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Fox News that his country does not seek to conquer or occupy the Gaza Strip. At tvn24.pl we summarize the most important events in the Middle East in recent hours.
> The Israeli military announced on Friday morning that it had carried out attacks in… Syria in response to a drone attack on a school in Israel’s southernmost city, Eilat, the Times of Israel reported. An Israel Defense Forces (IDF) statement said the target was the organization that launched the drone. However, it was not specified who was behind the attack, where it came from or what the IDF attacked.
> Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu told US television Fox News that his country does not seek to conquer or occupy the Gaza Strip, or to rule in this Palestinian territory after the end of the war with Hamas. However, he stressed that Israel must have “credible strength” to be able to enter the Strip if necessary.
> The UN Office of the Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported on the night from Thursday to Friday that 50,000 Palestinians fled from the northern to southern Gaza Strip through humanitarian corridors created by Israel.
> The Israeli army said it used the Arrow 3 anti-missile system for the first time to intercept a missile fired “from the Red Sea region.” Simultaneously Houthi rebels in Yemen stated that they had fired ballistic missiles against Israel.
> Evacuations from the Gaza Strip to Egypt through the Rafah crossing for foreign passport holders and Palestinians in need of medical care resumed on Thursday after a one-day suspension, Reuters reported, citing Egyptian security and medical sources.
> The “limited, localized steps” taken in the Gaza Strip are intended to enable the evacuation of Palestinians and will not limit the offensive, said Israeli Defense Minister Joaw Galant, probably referring to the humanitarian breaks in the fighting announced by the US, writes Reuters.
> Palestinian Organization Islamic Jihadwhich fights against Israel alongside Hamas, published a video of two Israeli hostages and announced that it was ready to release them if “certain security conditions are met” in the Gaza Strip.
> More than 70 percent stopped working. medical facilities in the Gaza Strip. 18 out of 35 hospitals are also not functioning, and those that remain open can provide very limited assistance and are slowly closing their departments – CNN reports, citing health department in Ramallah.
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