Israel-Hamas war day 70: Biden adviser Jake Sullivan to meet Palestinian President Abbas today |  top 10 updates

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Israel-Hamas war day 70: Biden adviser Jake Sullivan to meet Palestinian President Abbas today | top 10 updates – Gudstory

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US President Joe Biden’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, will meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Friday about the war in Gaza and ensuring that the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel is not repeated, senior officials said .

Sullivan will discuss the Palestinian Authority’s “ongoing efforts to rebuild and revitalize” and rein in “extremist settler violence” against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, said an official, who declined to be named.

Here are the top 10 updates on Israel-Hamas war,

1) Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh said in an interview on Thursday that the Biden administration must now “walk the walk” and take specific steps toward a two-state solution, including putting pressure on Israel. AP informed of.

2) This occurred as the United States defended Israel against growing international calls for an immediate ceasefire, but publicly disagreed with its close ally on the post-war scenario.

3) “We are continuing till the end, no question. I am saying this despite immense pain and international pressure. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said, “Nobody will stop us.”

4) Heavy fighting has been going on for several days in Shijaiyah and other areas around eastern Gaza City, which were previously engulfed in the war. Thousands remain in the north despite repeated evacuation orders, saying they do not feel anywhere in Gaza is safe or fear they will never be able to return to their homes.

5) According to the Health Ministry, more than 18,400 Palestinians have been killed in Hamas-controlled areas. Israel said 113 of its soldiers were killed in a ground attack after Hamas attacked southern Israel on October 7, killing about 1,200 people – mostly civilians – and taking about 240 hostages.

6) On Thursday, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan spoke with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Yoav Galant and other senior Israeli officials, spending time Thursday discussing the “phasing out” of Israeli operations. AP Report.

7) The talks also discussed the humanitarian situation in Gaza, the ongoing threat of attacks on ships in the Red Sea from Houthi rebels in Yemen, and the situation of Iranian proxy groups across the region.

8) A United States intelligence report revealed that more than half of the bombs dropped were not precision bombs but ‘dumb bombs’ or untargeted bombs.

9) The revelation of US intelligence reports could reveal a huge death toll in Gaza, which includes a large proportion of civilians.

10) An assessment compiled by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence stated that about 40-45% of the 29,000 air-to-ground weapons used by Israel were unguided. The rest are precision-guided munitions, the assessment said.

(with inputs from agencies)

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Published: 15 Dec 2023, 06:32 am IST


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