Latest On Israeli-Palestinian War: Amnesty accuses UK PM of ‘diminishing’ gravity of Israel rights violations

Rights group Amnesty International accused UK PM Rishi Sunak and senior opposition member Lisa Nandy of “diminishing” the gravity of the Israeli human rights violations in the Gaza Strip.

“By refusing to condemn clear breaches of international law, by not saying clearly that Israel’s restriction of water and food is collective punishment and a war crime, and that Israel’s evacuation order amounts to forcible displacement, UK politicians are diminishing the gravity of Israel’s actions,” Sacha Deshmukh, Amnesty International UK Chief Executive, said in a statement.

Sunak and Nandy, the shadow cabinet secretary for international development, have faced backlash for refusing to condemn Israel’s total blockade of the Strip during interviews.


Ten more Palestinians killed in Israeli attacks on Gaza

People stand next to the bodies of Palestinians who were killed in Israeli strikes

Israeli attacks on Gaza on Monday morning have killed at least 10 more people, according to Hamas officials who earlier reported the killing of 60 others in overnight attacks.

The Hamas-controlled government media office in the blockaded Gaza Strip said in a statement that “more than 60 were martyred in the (Israeli) raids” during the night, including 17 who were killed in a single strike that hit a house in Jabaliya, in northern Gaza.

At least 10 other people were killed in new strikes, the media office said in a separate statement, bringing to overall toll since Sunday night to at least 70.

The Israeli military said in the morning that it had hit “over 320 military targets in the Gaza Strip” in the past 24 hours.

Turkey sends more aid supplies to Gaza

Turkey says that it has sent more aid supplies to the Gaza Strip, a day after a presidential plane carrying medical supplies and 20 health workers reached Egypt.

The country’s defence ministry said in a post on X that a military plane carrying aid packages, which mostly consist of medical supplies, departed from the capital Ankara for Egypt.

At least 222 captives in Gaza: Israeli military

In his latest press briefing, Israel’s top military spokesperson has said 222 people are being held captives by Hamas.

“We will use every method in order to release the captives and return them to their families,” Daniel Hagari told reporters.

‘Situation in the Jalazone camp is tense’-Nida Ibrahim

In addition to the two Palestinians killed in Nablus, two more were killed on Sunday night here in Jalazone camp in an Israeli raid.

We saw young men take the bodies of the 20-year-old and the 22-year-old that were killed to their families to prepare for the funerals.

The situation in the Jalazone camp is tense. The Israelis are intensifying their raids which are getting more frequent and more aggressive.

Palestinians are concerned that, after the recent airstrikes, the situation in the occupied West Bank will become even more volatile.

Israeli settler attacks have also significantly increased since October 7. Settlers have forced several Bedouin communities to leave their land.

EU’s foreign policy chief calls for humanitarian pause

Palestinians gather at the site of Israeli strikes on houses, as the conflict between Israel and Palestinian Islamist group Hamas continues, in the northern Gaza Strip

By doing so, Josep Borrell has echoed the call from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for a ceasefire to allow more aid trucks to enter the Gaza Strip.

“Now the most important thing is for humanitarian support to go into Gaza,” Borrell told reporters as he arrived for a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg.

“I cannot anticipate the result of the meeting but it is certainly something which the ministers will have to discuss … The Secretary-General of the United Nations asked for it very much,” the bloc’s top diplomat said.

“Personally, I think a humanitarian pause is needed in order to allow humanitarian support to come in and be distributed,” he added.

Latest casualty figures

Killed: 4,651
Wounded: 14,245

Occupied West Bank
Killed: 95
Wounded: 1,650

Killed: 1,405
Wounded: 5,431

*Figures since October 7

Culled from Aljazeera