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Week #30 | Israel Weekly War Summary | April 28-May 4,2024

An IDF map of the civilian evacuation of Rafah ahead of the planned offensive | Source: IDF Spokesperson
  • Turkish President Erdogan announced that he plans to suspend trade with Israel until there is a permanent ceasefire and a continuous entrance of aid. 

  • Turkey’s Foreign Minister, Hakan Fidan, stated that Turkey would join South Africa’s genocide case against Israel at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). 

  • President of Colombia, Gustavo Petro announced that Colombia is severing diplomatic ties with Israel and joining the ICJ case against Israel. 

  • The Washington Post reported, that Secretary of State Antony Blinken advised Qatari Prime Minister, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani to expel Hamas leadership from its territory if the terrorist organization continues to reject ceasefire proposals with Israel.  It was also reported that Qatar has advised Hamas to make alternative residency plans should they need to leave as Qatar is reassessing its role as mediator and as a result may close Hamas’s political office in its capital, Doha.  

  • Erez crossing in Northern Gaza from which terrorists stormed to Israel on October 7th re-opened for the first time since the start of the war, with a record number of trucks crossing, including 30 from Jordan.  

  • World Central Kitchen NGO resumed operation on April 29th for the first time since the tragic incident in which 7 of its volunteers were accidentally killed by an IDF strike.   

  • Hamas leaders and Iranian leaders have praised the Pro-Palestinian demonstrators on US campuses and have even declared that they would be the next generation of American leaders. 

  • Egyptian officials and Israeli negotiators have been going back and forth between the two countries as CIA Director William Burns arrived in Cairo earlier in the week. 

  • The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that Israel had given Hamas one week to agree to the hostage deal on the table, or it would launch its long-pledged offensive in Gaza’s southernmost city

  • It was reported that France is trying to promote a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hezbollah that would end the fight in the north in three stages and within 10 days while the terror organization and other armed groups would retreat 10 km north of the border.  This is still not in compliance with UN Resolution 1701. 

  • Houthi leader Abdul Malik al-Houthi declared that they would not stop fighting Israel until it is destroyed and repeated his request that Saudi Arabia open a land passage for them to reach Israel. 


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