Israel’s Conflict with Gaza: Day 165 Key Events | Update on Israel’s Actions against Gaza

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Early on Tuesday morning, twenty Palestinians lost their lives in Israeli air strikes on Rafah and other parts of the Gaza Strip. The violence continued as at least six individuals were killed in an attack on a house in the Nuseirat refugee camp. In northern Gaza, Israeli forces shelled a house in Jabalia on Monday, resulting in the deaths of at least eight Palestinians, including children.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire after a report warned of a potential famine in northern Gaza between mid-March and May. Al Jazeera Arabic correspondent Ismail al-Ghoul was released after being detained and beaten by Israeli forces in Gaza City.

In diplomatic news, US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to have their teams meet in Washington, DC to discuss alternative approaches to a ground offensive on Rafah. The US military’s Central Command also launched attacks on Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen.

In the occupied West Bank, Israeli forces arrested three Palestinians from Qalqilya governorate. Two men were taken from their homes in Azzun, while another was arrested in Kafr Thulth. Elsewhere, a man was arrested in Hebron and Palestinian groups targeted a bulldozer with an explosive device in response to an Israeli raid in the Balata camp.

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