The potential Israeli prime minister, Yamina party leader, Naftali Bennett, threatened to launch a military operation on the Gaza Strip and Lebanon if the need arises, at a time when Egyptian mechanisms are preparing to help remove the rubble left by the Israeli bombing of the Strip.
Bennett, who is expected to head the Israeli government, said that the possible Israeli government of change, which he will head alternately with the leader of the centrist “There is a Future” party, Yair Lapid, will not refrain from launching a war on Gaza or Lebanon if the need arises. Read also The occupation army kills women.. Horrific stories of the martyrdom of 39 women in Gaza Thomas Friedman: In Israel, Chaitanya is Trump, and the new coalition for change is Biden Beyond the news – how will the Biden administration deal with the new government in Israel?
He said if there is a need for military action in Gaza or in Lebanon, what should we do? We will do it, there are no political restrictions, and at the end of the war itself if there is a coalition (government) so be it, if not we will go to the polls, everything is fine.
On the ground, more than 20 Palestinians were injured as a result of the Israeli occupation forces’ attacks with rubber bullets and tear gas canisters on a marathon that took place in occupied Jerusalem yesterday, Friday, from Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood to Silwan neighborhood.
The occupation forces arrested a number of young men after they severely beat them, and threw tear gas canisters at the homes where the marathon participants and journalists had taken refuge from the attacks. Hundreds had participated in the marathon and chanted slogans calling for the rescue of Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.
A number of Palestinians were also injured during clashes that broke out with the occupation forces at a number of seam points in the West Bank, after they tried to prevent settlers from implementing projects aimed at increasing settlement outposts.
The town of Beita (south of Nablus) witnessed the most violent confrontations with the occupation army, after hundreds of Palestinians went out after Friday prayers in a demonstration to protest against the establishment of a new settlement outpost on Jabal Sabih.
On the other hand, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said – in a tweet on his Twitter account – that he had held important talks with leaders of Palestinian society in the United States.
Blinken affirmed his country’s commitment to rebuilding its relationship with the Palestinian people, adding that Israelis and Palestinians deserve equal measures of security, freedom and dignity.
Blinken also said – in another tweet – that he had similarly good conversations with leaders of the Jewish community in the United States, and renewed US President Joe Biden’s commitment to combating anti-Semitism, amid a worrying rise in incidents, he said.
Regarding Gaza, the US ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas Greenfield, said – during an interview with Al Jazeera’s “Today’s Meeting” program – that Washington is seeking to win additional international support for Gaza and its reconstruction, adding that the Security Council is closely following the situation in Gaza, and expressed Satisfaction with the steadfastness of the ceasefire.
Egyptian equipment and mechanisms arrived in the Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing to help remove the rubble left by the Israeli bombardment, which targeted houses and residential towers in separate areas of the Strip.
These equipment and mechanisms are scheduled to start their work today, Saturday, as part of the operations to remove the rubble of destroyed buildings in Gaza, in preparation for the start of the reconstruction operations promised by the international community in the Strip.
The Israeli aggression on Gaza resulted in the death of 290 martyrs – including 69 children, 40 women and 17 elderly people – and more than 8900 injured, compared to the killing of 13 Israelis and the injury of hundreds; As a result of the response of the factions in Gaza by firing missiles at Israel