Escalation in Gaza and the West Bank: Multiple arrests and air strikes reported

Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières, MSF) has reported that following a strike on Gaza’s Jabalia refugee camp, 34 patients were brought to al-Awda Hospital. The hospital is struggling with severe shortages, including a lack of drinking water, which complicates the treatment and care of the incoming patients.

Amid escalating tensions in the region, multiple incidents of violence and military action have been reported.

Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières, MSF) has reported that following a strike on Gaza’s Jabalia refugee camp, 34 patients were brought to al-Awda Hospital. The hospital is struggling with severe shortages, including a lack of drinking water, which complicates the treatment and care of the incoming patients.

In the occupied West Bank, Israeli forces conducted early morning raids resulting in the detention of 24 Palestinians. According to the Wafa news agency, 21 individuals were arrested in Hebron during searches in various neighbourhoods of the governorate. Additionally, three Palestinians were detained in Ramallah.

The Israeli military has also confirmed that it carried out air strikes in Gaza, targeting and killing two Hamas security officials who were part of the police forces in central Gaza. This comes as part of a broader campaign against Hamas, which Israel holds responsible for recent attacks.

Meanwhile, in southern Lebanon, Israeli warplanes struck sites associated with the Hezbollah group. This marks a significant escalation, as Hezbollah has been a long-standing adversary of Israel, and the strikes indicate a widening of the conflict.

On the diplomatic front, U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met with Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid to discuss the ongoing war. This meeting underscores the international dimension of the conflict and the U.S.’s involvement in seeking to address the hostilities.

The situation remains highly volatile, with ongoing military operations and a humanitarian crisis developing in Gaza. International observers are calling for restraint and humanitarian access to assist those affected by the conflict.