Ceasefire talks in Doha struggling amid disputes

  • Israeli forces have launched “violent” ground and air attacks on Khan Younis and bombed homes in Rafah and Deir el-Balah, killing at least 14 Palestinians, according to media reports.
  • Mediation efforts to end the bloodshed in Gaza appear to be struggling, with a Hamas official telling Al Jazeera that Israeli negotiators have rejected their latest proposals for a ceasefire.
  • Israeli attack on Rafah City kills at least 6 people from same family

  • More death and devastation caused by the ongoing relentless air strikes on overcrowded Rafah City.

    A residential home was targeted overnight, killing at least six people, including three children, from the same family. Remaining family members are critically injured and all were rushed to the Najjar Hospital in Rafah.

    People are still being removed from under the rubble.

    The attack not only caused destruction of this residential home, but it damaged its vicinity, forcing more people into internal displacement.

    Israel forces raped, killed women during raid on al-Shifa, witness says

    A Palestinian woman who was trapped in a building near al-Shifa Hospital has told Al Jazeera that Israeli forces raped, kidnapped and killed women during their ongoing raid on Gaza’s largest hospital.

    Jamila al-Hissi, who spent six days inside the besieged building before being forced out by Israeli forces, told Al Jazeera Arabic that al-Shifa was a “war zone”.

    “They raped women, kidnapped women, executed women, and pulled dead bodies from under the rubble to unleash their dogs on them,” she said. “Is there anything worse than this? Is there anything more horrifying than hearing women call for help, and when we try to reach them to provide assistance, they shoot at us?”

    Al-Quds Brigades says fighters attacked, injured Israeli soldiers

    Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad group, has said fighters in the Jenin Brigades targeted Israeli troops this morning.

    A statement on X said the soldiers were attacked as they passed through the Sanur Roundabout in Jenin in the occupied West Bank.

    It added that some of the troops were injured.

    Demonstrators in Tel Aviv say that Israeli PM Netanyahu must resign and an election should be held immediately.

    Additionally, they are calling for a deal to bring back the remaining captives who are still being held in Gaza. The protesters say as the war enters its sixth month, the government simply has not done enough to secure their release.

    Now the pressure has been mounting on Netanyahu from all directions – both internationally and domestically. But he is seemingly unfazed by all of these protests that are still going on.

    Families in Gaza cook traditional meals despite limits in Ramadan

    Observing the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Gaza has been a challenge for the Palestinians amid the relentless bombing and attacks.

    However, despite the hardships, some are finding ways to keep the spirit and traditions of Ramadan alive.

    Israeli defence minister heading to US for Gaza talks

    Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant is set to leave for Washington, DC today for meetings with his US counterpart, Lloyd Austin, according to a government statement.

    Gallant will also meet US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and will discuss the war in Gaza, the captives held by Hamas and humanitarian efforts, the statement said.

    Gallant’s visit would be his first to the US capital since Israel launched its war on Gaza last October.

    US planes deliver 80,000 meals to Gaza

    The US Air Force has airdropped 80,000 meals to famine-threatened Gaza, marking the largest aid delivery by the country since the war in Gaza began.

    The C-17 planes that took off from Doha made a three-hour journey to carry the much-needed food to the enclave.

    US should support ‘straightforward’ Security Council resolution: Palestinian politician

    Hanan Ashrawi, a former member of the Palestine Legislative Council, has told Al Jazeera’s Inside Story that the United States should support a “straightforward” resolution in the UN Security Council instead of using “using evasive tactics”.

    UN Security Council members are expected to vote on a new resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire on Monday.

    “This latest resolution to be presented is very clear and very succinct and precise,” said Ashrawi.

    By comparison, Ashrawi said a US resolution, which failed to pass on Friday, used passive language “in order to exonerate Israel”.

    “Israel holds all of Gaza hostage, all the Palestinian people, even the West Bank,” she said.

    Israel arrested more than 7,350 Palestinians in West Bank during Gaza war

    In early November, the Israeli authorities summoned Hashim Matar* to the police station in occupied East Jerusalem. For 10 days, he was interrogated about whether he supported Hamas and was a member of the Palestinian group.

    Between questioning, Matar was locked in a small room with other detainees, where they were punched, kicked and beaten with batons.

    “Lots of people had their [sternums] or heads broken, often gushing with blood,” Matar, a 54-year-old man with a short grey beard and laugh lines around his eyes, told Al Jazeera three months after he was released from detention. “We weren’t even treated like animals. At least animals are treated with some sort of dignity.”

    If you’re just joining us

    It’s 7am (05:00 GMT) in the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel.

    Here are the main developments from overnight:

      • Israeli forces bombed residential buildings in Rafah and Deir el-Balah in the Gaza Strip, killing at least 14 Palestinians, according to witnesses and media reports.
      • The Wafa news agency reported “violent” Israeli air and ground attacks on Khan Younis, with soldiers firing from helicopters and carrying out a ground incursion near the Nasser medical complex.
      • Ceasefire talks between Hamas and Israel in Qatar appear to be struggling, with the Palestinian group accusing Israeli negotiators of seeking the release of captives without ending the war on Gaza.
      • Israel’s military said it bombed a Hezbollah weapons workshop in Lebanon after the armed group launched 50 rockets at Israeli territory. A Lebanese official said three people were wounded in the Israeli attack on the Baalbek region.
      • US military said the oil tanker that was hit by a Houthi missile in the Red Sea on Saturday was a Chinese-owned and operated vessel. The attack caused minimal damage, it said.
      • Israeli soldier killed in northern Gaza Strip

        A 21-year-old Israeli soldier has been killed in a battle in the northern Gaza Strip, the Israeli army said in a statement.

        Earlier, we reported that the Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, said it had hit three tanks near the al-Shifa Hospital Complex in Gaza City, “killing and wounding a number of occupation soldiers”.

        Israel claimed at the beginning of January that it had “dismantled” Hamas in the northern Gaza Strip.

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