US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said on Wednesday that the Israeli military will likely remain in Gaza immediately after the war until a security architecture for the enclave is developed. On Wednesday evening, Israeli fighter jets attacked the military posts of the Hezbollah terrorist movement in Lebanon. US welcomes Germany’s decision to ban pro-Hamas activities. Another shipment of emergency medical supplies and medicines has arrived at Al-Shifa Hospital in the north of the Gaza Strip. Detained Hamas terrorist allegedly justified killing children during interrogation.
US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told reporters on Wednesday that the Israeli military is likely to remain in Gaza immediately after the end of the war with Hamas. “In the immediate aftermath of the conflict, it is certainly likely that, at least for a period of time, the Israel Defense Forces will still be in Gaza to manage the immediate aftermath of the war and the security situation,” Kirby said.
However, the White House and the State Department specified that the territory must ultimately be under the control of the Palestinians, or the Palestinian Authority, in a situation where Gaza and the West Bank will be united under one government, The Jerusalem Post wrote.
Israeli army (IDF) fighter jets struck the infrastructure of the Hezbollah terrorist movement in Lebanon on Wednesday evening, an IDF spokesman said. The strike came in response to the rockets fired by this Lebanese terrorist organization towards Israel in the past day. Among the targets Israeli fighter jets hit were military posts and technological assets used by Hezbollah to facilitate attacks on Israel, The Jerusalem Post reported.
Israel’s Haaretz reports on a statement from the US State Department in which the United States welcomes Germany’s decision to build on the EU’s proposal to fully limit and criminalize support for Hamas. The statement said: “We call on other governments around the world to take action under their own authority and hold Hamas accountable as it seeks to maintain its terrorist activities. Hamas does not represent the aspirations of the Palestinian people who deserve to live in safety, dignity and peace .”
A long-awaited delivery of emergency medical supplies and medicine has arrived at Al-Shifa hospital in the war-torn north of the Gaza Strip, the United Nations said, warning that many more such supplies were needed. The heads of the UN agency supporting Palestinian refugees and the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a joint statement that aid had arrived at Gaza’s largest hospital “despite the enormous risks to our staff and health partners due to continuous bombardment”.
According to The Times of Israel, they stressed that this is only the second shipment of vital supplies to arrive at the hospital since the war between Israel and Hamas broke out more than a month ago. Israel, on the other hand, claims that Hamas built its main command center right under this hospital.
The same newspaper, referring to information from the Haaretz server, reported that a captured terrorist from the elite units of Hamas, Nuchba, told investigators of the Shin Bet secret service that he had been ordered by commanders to kill Israeli children before attacking Israel. “They will grow up and become soldiers,” he said during the interrogation.
He further justified the beheading of Israeli victims by saying it was done to “sow fear” among the Israeli public. The captured terrorist said he did not regret anything he had done, saying that “in terms of brutality, there is no difference” between the acts carried out by Hamas and those carried out by ISIS.