Weekend Reads: Gaza: The EU and Russia "worried", Iran with the Palestinians

Gaza: The Israeli army launches strikes against Islamic jihad and left several dead

 Gaza: The Israeli army launches strikes against Islamic jihad and left several dead © Mohammed Abed, AFP A Palestinian firefighter attacks the fire triggered after an Israeli strike in Gaza, August 5, 2022. The Israeli army led strikes on the Gaza Strip on Friday targeting the Islamic jihad armed group, which in return accused the Hebrew State of wanting to "trigger a war" against the Palestinian people. According to the Israeli army, fifteen people are dead, including a child and head of the Islamic jihad group, said the Palestinian health authorities.

Une boule de feu éclate à la suite d'une frappe aérienne israélienne sur un bâtiment dans la ville de Gaza, le 6 août 2022. © Ashraf Amra A ball of fire broke out following an Israeli air strike on a building in the city of Gaza, 6 August 2022.

The extreme tension in the Gaza strip pushes the international community to react. This is the worst confrontation between the Hebrew State and the armed organizations of Gaza since the May 2021 war which had made 260 days in the Palestinian side in eleven days, among which fighters, and 14 dead in Israel, including a soldier , according to local authorities.

The Islamic jihad, an organization considered terrorist by Israel, the United States and the European Union, excluded the option of a ceasefire on Saturday, saying "Concentrating on the ground" . After the first raids, the organization accused the Hebrew state of having "triggered a war".

About twenty members of Islamic jihad arrested by Israel during raids in the West Bank

 About twenty members of Islamic jihad arrested by Israel during raids in the West Bank © Amir Cohen, Reuters of the rockets drawn from the Gaza Strip are intercepted by the Israeli air defense system in Ashkelon, August 6, 2022. The Israeli army announced on Saturday the arrest of 19 members of Islamic jihad and new strikes on Gaza. Air raids presented as a "preventive attack" while the Hebrew state has been targeted by rocket fire since the arrest of a head of the occupied West Bank.

On the other side, Israeli Prime Minister Yaïr Lapid speaks of an "precise counter-terrorism operation against an immediate threat" , that of Islamic jihad, "an an extra Iran" wanting " Kill innocent Israelis ”.

The British condemn the "terrorist groups", the EU and Russia "worried"

as a good speaker, the international community was quick to react. British Foreign Minister Liz Truss defended Israel on Saturday to "defending himself" and called to "a rapid end of violence" , after the exchanges of fire between the Israeli army and the Palestinian Islamic jihad in the Gaza Strip. "The United Kingdom supports Israel and its right to defend itself" , said the head of British diplomacy in a statement on Twitter.


Video: Israeli strikes on Gaza: at least 15 dead, including a Palestinian child and chief (Dailymotion)

With the truce, Gaza heals her children injured by bombings

 With the truce, Gaza heals her children injured by bombings © Mahmud Hams/AFP of Palestinian doctors at the Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza, August 6, 2022. in Gaza, life only resumes Appearance, despite the truce entered into force Sunday, August 7 in the evening, after a new outbreak of violence between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic jihad. There are 46 people dead on the Palestinian side, with civilians, including children, a balance sheet denied by Israel, and important destruction in the paved enclave under blockade. Some have lost everything.

"We condemn terrorist groups that open fire to civilians and the violence that has made victims on both sides , said Liz Truss, also in campaign to succeed Boris Johnson at the head of the British government. "We call for a rapid end of violence" , she added, after the exchanges of fire in the Gaza Strip have already left a dozen deaths on the Palestinian side.

Russia has declared itself "deeply worried" of the exchanges of fire between the Israeli army and the Palestinian Islamic jihad in the Gaza Strip, calling the two parties to the restraint. "We observe with deep concern the evolution of events, which can lead to a resumption of the large-scale military confrontation and further worsen the already deplorable humanitarian situation in Gaza" , said the spokesperson for Russian diplomacy, Maria Zakharova, in a press release.

Once it is not customary, on the same line as the Russians, the European Union says it follows with an "lively concern" violence in the Gaza Strip and calls on all parties to an "maximum restraint to avoid a new escalation, the spokesman for European diplomacy Josep Borrell said on Saturday. "Israel has the right to protect its civilian population, but everything must be done to prevent a broader conflict, which would affect the civilian populations on both sides above all and would lead to new victims and more suffering" , insisted Peter Stano in a press release.

"Possibility for negotiations": Iran ready to resume nuclear negotiations

 Iran has signaled its willingness to resume nuclear negotiations. "We have received important messages in the past few days (...) In fact, it will soon be the case Possibility for new negotiations, ”said foreign office spokesman Nasser Kanaani in Tehran on Monday. © dpa Ebrahim Raisi, President of Iran. The country has signaled its willingness to resume nuclear negotiations. Iran definitely wants an end to the nuclear dispute and a comprehensive Appeal.

He stressed that violence had already made "a number of deaths, including civilians, a five -year -old Palestinian girl, and more than 80 injured" . "These last events once again highlight the need to restore a political horizon and ensure a lasting situation in Gaza" , he said.

Iran affirms that the Palestinians are "not alone"

General Hossein Salami, leader of the Guardians of the Revolution of the Islamic Republic of Iran, said on Saturday that the Palestinians were "not alone" in Their fight against Israel, which strikes the Gaza Strip for the second consecutive day. "Today, all Jihad's capacities against the Zionists are on site in united training to work in order to release Jerusalem and enforce the rights of Palestinians" , said General Salami according to a press release published on the goalkeeper site , Sepah News.

"We are with you to the end on this path, and let Palestine and Palestinians know that they are not alone" , he said to the secretary general of Islamic jihad, Ziad al-Nakhala , visiting Iran, main support for the movement. The Israeli army said on Saturday preparing to carry out raids during "a week" in the Gaza Strip, where it multiplies the strikes against the Islamic Jihad armed organization.

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