/ 06 May 2024

The war grinds on

Gaza aid van

Tomorrow marks 7 months since the 7 October Hamas attacks in Israel, sparking a major escalation of tensions and a war in Gaza – but there’s still no end in sight as Israel has rejected the latest ceasefire deal. Tens of thousands of Israelis took part in protests over the weekend, demanding PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s government secure a new hostage deal. As pressure on Netanyahu rises, reports say he has ordered the Israel offices of news channel Al Jazeera to close, calling it “an incitement channel”, which the network intends to challenge. In Gaza, further Hamas attacks on borders are hampering aid deliveries and World Food Programme director Cindy McCain says although the United Nations hasn’t made an official declaration, a “full-blown famine” is happening in the north and is “moving its way south”. 

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