#Watch: Wow, IDF strikes in Khan Younis, Gaza
— Open Source Intel (@Osint613) December 1, 2023
- Israel Pounds Southern Gaza As Officials Say ‘Long War’ Expected For A Year Or More
by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
Update(1405ET): All hell has broken loose on the first day of renewed fighting in Gaza post-truce. A UNICEF spokesperson said of the Friday bombardment, “This nightmare for people today just somehow got so much worse.” Already, Palestinian sources have said that over 100 have been killed in the last hours of IDF bombing of the Strip. Israeli media is reporting that at least 50 rockets have been launched from Gaza onto southern Israel.
The aerial campaign has even expanded to include the southern half of the Strip, after throughout the early phase of the conflict Gazans were told to abandon their homes in the north and flee south for safety:
Footage verified by Al Jazeera shows numerous plumes of smoke in the sky from Israeli army strikes on Khan Younis. …Khan Younis in southern Gaza is where thousands of Palestinians have fled from bombing farther north. Earlier in the day, the Israeli army dropped leaflets on the city, instructing Palestinians there to flee farther south to Rafah.
The White House has said it supports Israel, and has blamed Hamas for the ceasefire’s collapse. Israeli officials have explained that Hamas refused to release ten more women captives. Israel says “This violated the terms of the agreement, which specified that Hamas would first release all women and children being held in Gaza in exchange for Israel agreeing to a truce for as long as nine days.”
Perhaps the biggest and most ominous development in terms of what the future holds is seen in Israeli officials’ words to Financial Times. The Netanyahu is planning for a “long war” which could reach over the next year or more. FT writes in a new report:
Israel renewed its bombing campaign of the Gaza Strip on Friday morning after talks to extend the truce which went into effect a week ago had failed.
Dozens of Palestinians have been killed by the new bombardments, which hit buildings in Khan Younis, Rafah and northern Gaza. pic.twitter.com/ZGCXSycNaG
— Middle East Eye (@MiddleEastEye) December 1, 2023
As Israel resumed its attack on Gaza today, @SecBlinken's "motorcade sped out of his hotel in Israel on its way to the Tel Aviv airport… Asked onboard his plane, Blinken declined to comment."
Reminds me of when Ford and Kissinger visited Indonesia in December 1975 and gave the… pic.twitter.com/HOHe6VHjur
— Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate) December 1, 2023