The Israeli army announced on Friday that it had found in Gaza the remains of Noa Marciano, a 19-year-old soldier held hostage by Hamas, whose death was announced on Tuesday. On Monday, the Islamist movement released a photo of dead Noa Marciano, presenting her as “killed by bombing” Israeli. According to the IDF, the body was extracted “from a structure adjacent to al-Chifa hospital”, the army said in a statement. Follow our live stream.
The Israeli army says it is searching every floor. IDF inspects Gaza hospitals, accusing Hamas of using them as bases and using sick people as “human shields”. Late Thursday evening, the army announced that it had discovered the body of Yehudit Weiss, a hostage “Murdered by terrorists in the Gaza Strip” after being kidnapped by Hamas on October 7.
Alarming humanitarian situation. International aid to Gaza arrives in dribs and drabs by truck from Egypt, in insufficient quantity according to the UN, which is calling in particular for the delivery of fuel to operate the generators in hospitals. UN says communications are back “totally cut off” with the Gaza Strip, due to lack of fuel.
Concerns for the West Bank. The head of American diplomacy Antony Blinken called on Israel on Thursday to take measures “urgent” to end settler violence against Palestinians in the West Bank. In the occupied Palestinian territory, more than 190 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli settlers and soldiers since October 7, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.
Strike in Syria. Israeli airstrikes resulted in “damage” near Damascus, reports the official Syrian press agency Sana. According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the strikes targeted sites belonging to the Lebanese Islamist movement Hezbollah.
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