Israel to Permit 'Limited' Fuel into Gaza Amid Israel-Hamas: War 42nd Day Updates
Israel to Permit 'Limited' Fuel into Gaza Amid Israel-Hamas: War 42nd Day Updates

Israel said on Friday, the 44th day of the conflict, that it would allow a certain amount of fuel to be shipped into Gaza each day. According to report, the fuel is meant for use by the UN and the local communications infrastructure.

On Friday, militants attacked US military installations in Syria and Iraq. Two US officials who spoke anonymously to provide sensitive information about the attacks said that they used single-use attack drones to carry out three strikes against installations, injuring one soldier.

According to an official from the US State Department cited by AP, Israel has agreed to allow 140,000 liters (36,984 gallons) of fuel into Gaza every 48 hours through the Rafah border crossing with Egypt. The first shipments are expected to begin on Saturday. The anonymous official shared details of private diplomatic discussions between the US and Israel.

Humanitarian organizations have had to halt the distribution of essential supplies in the Gaza Strip due to a lack of fuel. The United Nations warns that this severe fuel shortage could potentially result in a widespread famine in the besieged area.

Israel reported the discovery of another hostage's body near Shifa Hospital in Gaza City. The hospital has been at the center of conflicting narratives regarding responsibility for the suffering of Palestinian civilians during the Israel-Hamas conflict.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India urged leaders at a Global South summit to unite and address the challenges arising from the Israel-Hamas conflict.

Tanzania's Foreign Ministry confirmed the death of Clemence Felix Mtenga, a 22-year-old agriculture intern who was reportedly abducted by Palestinian militants on October 7. The ministry's statement did not provide specific details on how the Tanzanian government obtained news of Mtenga's death or the whereabouts of his remains.

Paltel, the Palestinian telecommunications company, announced on Friday the partial restoration of phone and internet services in Gaza. This progress followed the delivery of fuel to restart generators powering the communication networks. NetBlocks, a group monitoring internet outages, confirmed a partial restoration of internet connectivity in the Gaza Strip.

Colonel Elad Goren, in charge of civil affairs at COGAT (the defense body overseeing Palestinian civilian affairs), stated that Israel provided food and water to patients. However, Abu Selmia countered, expressing that the quantity supplied was significantly inadequate for the nearly 7,000 individuals within the compound.

The International Criminal Court Prosecutor, Karim Khan, confirmed receiving a substantial amount of information and evidence regarding alleged crimes during the Israel-Hamas war. However, Khan did not provide specific details about the nature of the information received by his office.

Khan stated that his prosecution office "will continue its engagement with all relevant actors, whether national authorities, civil society, survivor groups, or international partners, to advance this investigation."

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