Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has rejected Israel’s plans to separate or isolate any part of the Gaza Strip, emphasizing its integral role in the Palestinian state. Abbas called for an immediate halt to aggression against Gaza and sought U.S. intervention to prevent attacks and annexation in the West Bank. The death toll in the Israeli attack on Gaza since October 7 has risen to 15,899, with over 42,000 injured. The UN Secretary-General urged Israel to avoid actions worsening the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Tensions on the Lebanon-Israel border escalated, with six Lebanese civilians injured, and Qatar announced a $18 million contribution to UNRWA for Palestinian refugees.
Source – CGTN