‘Operation al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 272: Israelis Urge Netanyahu to Accept U.S. Ceasefire Deal as Hamas Gives its Response – Qassam Muaddi 7/4/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Hezbollah has fired hundreds of rockets on the Galilee after Israel’s assassination of one of its senior commanders.

Casualties

  • 38,011 + killed* and at least 87,445 wounded in the Gaza Strip. Among the dead, 28,200 have been fully identified. These include 7,779 children, 5466 women, and 2418 elderly people as of May 1. In addition, around 10,000 more are estimated to be under the rubble.*
  • 561+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. These include 136 children.**
  • Israel revised its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,140.
  • 677 Israeli soldiers have been recognized as killed, and 4021 as wounded by the Israeli army since October 7.***

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Arab League Suddenly Revokes Hezbollah’s Terrorist Designation – ZeroHedge 7/1/24

Source: ZeroHedge.com

While some Western countries have ramped up sanctions against Hezbollah amid daily missile fire on northern Israel, the Arab League has issued a surprise reversal of its terror designation.

The influential regional organization, which is akin to an ‘Arab UN’ will no longer classify the Tehran-backed group as a terrorist organization, Egypt’s Al-Qahera news channel first reported.

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Over 80 UK War Planes Deployed from Cyprus to Lebanon Since 7 Oct: Report – The Cradle 7/28/24

Source: TheCradle.co

The UK has sent over 80 military transport planes to the Lebanese capital of Beirut since the start of Israel’s war on Gaza nine months ago, Declassified UK reported on 28 June.

All the flights have gone from the UK’s massive Akrotiri airbase on the nearby island of Cyprus, long a staging post for UK bombing missions in West Asia.

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Iran Threatens Israel With ‘Obliterating War’ If It Attacks Lebanon – ZeroHedge 6/29/24

Source: ZeroHedge.com

Iran’s mission to the United Nations has put Israel and the world on notice, saying that if Israel launches an all-out war against Hezbollah in Lebanon the whole region will burn.

A Friday statement from Iran’s ambassador warned the UN that any “full-scale military aggression” in Lebanon against Hezbollah will mean that “an obliterating war will ensue.”

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‘Operation al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 262: Netanyahu says he Refuses to End the War on Gaza – Qassam Muaddi 6/24/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

As Benjamin Netanyahu tells Israeli TV he is prepared to continue the war in Gaza indefinitely, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant visits Washington D.C. to meet U.S. officials amid a possible all-out war with Lebanon.

Casualties

  • 37,598 + killed* and at least 86,032 wounded in the Gaza Strip. Among the killed, 27,706 have been fully identified. These include 7,779 children, 5466 women, and 2418 elderly. In addition, around 10,000 more are estimated to be under the rubble.*
  • 553+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. These include 135 children.**
  • Israel revised its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,140.
  • 665 Israeli soldiers have been killed since October 7.***

* Gaza’s Ministry of Health confirmed this figure on its ًWhatsApp channel on June 23, 2024. Some rights groups estimate the death toll to be much higher when accounting for those presumed dead.

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US Ready To Back Israel Against Hezbollah If Diplomacy Fails – ZeroHedge 6/20/24

Source: ZeroHedge.com

The White House has been warning against escalation toward an all-out Israel and Hezbollah war, as the daily exchanges of rocket and drone barrages has ramped up for weeks.

However, on Thursday’s Biden’s special envoy for the region Amos Hochstein signaled to the Lebanese government that if diplomacy fails, the US is ready to stand behind Israel in a new anti-Hezbollah offensive.

The “blunt” warning was delivered as Hochstein is meeting with officials on both sides of the border, and as Israel’s top generals have lately approved war plans for an offensive into southern Lebanon. He was previously in Israel at the start of this week and is now in Beirut….

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‘Operation al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 258: Threat of All-Out War Between Israel and Hezbollah Rises – Qassam Muaddi 6/20/24

Source; Mondoweiss.net

Hassan Nasrallah warned in a televised speech that Hezbollah would “fight without restraints and without limits” in the event of an all-out war. Meanwhile, the first lawyer to visit Gaza detainees in Sde Teiman said they face “unimaginable” abuse.

Casualties

  • 37,431 + killed* and at least 85,653 wounded in the Gaza Strip.*
  • 544+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.**
  • Israel revised its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,140.
  • 662 Israeli soldiers have been killed since October 7, and at least 3,860 have been wounded.***

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Report: US Thinks Israel Is Rushing Into War With Hezbollah With No Clear Strategy – Dave DeCamp 6/13/24

Source: Antiwar.com

The Biden administration is concerned that the violence on the Israel-Lebanon border could soon escalate into a full-blown war and that Israel is rushing into the conflict without a clear strategy, Axios reported on Wednesday.

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What does Israel Seek to Gain From a War on Lebanon? – Robert Inlakesh 6/5/24

Source: TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is openly threatening a major attack on Lebanon, following a series of Hezbollah strikes that have embarrassed his government. However, the threats and plans to invade Lebanon did not start over the past days.

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‘Operation al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 244: Israel Commits new Massacre in Strike on UNRWA School in Nuseirat – Qassam Muaddi 6/6/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

The U.S. and 16 other countries urged Hamas and Israel to “make concessions” to secure a ceasefire deal. Meanwhile, Israel killed 40 people in a bombing of an UNRWA school in the central Gaza Strip.

Casualties

  • 36,654 + killed* and at least 83,309 wounded in the Gaza Strip.*
  • 527+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.**
  • Israel revised its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,140.
  • 646 Israeli soldiers have been announced killed since October 7, and at least 3,657 have been announced as wounded.***

*Gaza’s Ministry of Health confirmed this figure on its Telegram channel on June 6, 2024. Some rights groups estimate the death toll to be much higher when accounting for those presumed dead.

** The death toll in the West Bank and Jerusalem is not updated regularly. According to the PA’s Ministry of Health on June 5, this is the latest figure.

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Blowback in the African Coup Belt – Marcel Dumas Gautreau 5/11/24

Source: Mises.org

Starting in 2020, things started to get strange in Africa for those who knew what to look for. Normally, coups in Africa are nothing to write about. But starting in 2020, we saw six countries flip into a pro-Russian direction in just three years. Individually, they were a curiosity. Taken together, that rate of turnover outpaced even the most optimistic neoconservative ambitions for pro–United States regime changes in the Middle East. As General Wesley Clark summarized, “We’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.”

That fourth country, Libya, is where our story starts….

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‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 173: Israel Continues Attacking Gaza’s Hospitals, Kills 7 People in Lebanon – Qassam Muaddi 3/27/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Following the UN Security Council ceasefire resolution, Israel continued its attacks on Gaza hospitals, killing 76 Palestinians across the Gaza Strip. Meanwhile, in southern Lebanon, Israel killed 7 Lebanese people during cross-border fighting.

Casualties 

  • 32,490 + killed* and at least 74,889 wounded in the Gaza Strip.
  • 449+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.**
  • Israel revises its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,139.
  • 594 Israeli soldiers have been killed since October 7, and at least 3,221 injured.***

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‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 106: Israel Bombs Gaza, Lebanon and Syria, U.S. Bombs Yemen – Mondoweiss 1/20/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Biden insists Netanyahu is open to a two-state solution, despite Netanyahu stating the opposite. Meanwhile, a Palestinian-American teenager was killed by Israelis in the West Bank, and the UN estimates two mothers are killed in Gaza every hour.

Casualties:

  • 24,927 killed* and at least 62,388 wounded in the Gaza Strip.
  • 369 Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem
  • Israel revises its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,147.
  • 550 Israeli soldiers killed since October 7, including 194 since the beginning of the ground invasion, and at least 3,221 injured.**

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Report: Israel Used U.S.-Supplied White Phosphorus in Lebanon Attack – Michael Arria 12/11/23

Source: Mondoweiss.net

A new Washington Post report reveals Israel used white phosphorus in Lebanon that was manufactured in Louisiana and Arkansas.

A new exclusive from The Washington Post shows that US-made white phosphorus munitions were used by the Israeli military in Lebanon. The reporting team of William Christou,  Alex Horton, and  Meg Kelly uncovered three 155-millimeter artillery rounds fired into the Lebanon border town of Dheira.

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Hezbollah Attacks Israeli Border Sites in Solidarity with Palestinian Resistance – The Cradle 10/8/23

Source: New.TheCradle.co

An exchange of fire took place on Lebanon’s southern border on 8 October between Hezbollah and Israel, coinciding with a massive and ongoing Hamas offensive in the Israeli-occupied territories.

Three Israeli army sites in the occupied Shebaa Farms area of the Lebanese border were targeted by Hezbollah, a statement by the resistance group said.

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Lebanon’s MoFA to Submit Complaint to UN Security Council, Says Israeli Attack Violates Lebanon’s Sovereignty – LBC Group 4/7/23

Source: LBCGroup.tv

Lebanon’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants stated on Friday that after consulting with Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati, Foreign Affairs Minister Abdallah Bou Habib instructed Lebanon’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York to submit an official complaint to the UN Security Council.

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Lebanon’s Exchange Rate Soars to 100,000 LBP to the Dollar, Currency Loses 98.5% of Pre-Crisis Value – LBCGroup 3/14/23

Source: LBCGroup.tv

Lebanon’s unofficial exchange rate soared to reach 100,000 LBP to the dollar on Tuesday morning; this means the currency lost around 98.5 percent of its pre-crisis value in 2019 in less than four years.

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From Pocket Change to Scrap Metal: The Sad Fate of Lebanon’s Coins – LBCGroup 3/4/23

Source: LBCGroup.tv

Today, many small shops and bakeries in Lebanon no longer accept coins, including the 250 LBP coin, which weighs around 5 grams and is made of yellow brass, aluminum, and zinc.

Its value as a currency today is 0.0032 USD, while its metal value is 0.025 USD, which is equivalent to 2000 LBP. This means that the value of the 250 LBP coin as a metal is eight times higher than its value as a currency….

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