Israel bombed the hospital compound of Al Shifa hospital in Gaza, killing and injuring many. I just told BBC News, Netanyahu’s 4 hour pause is “too little and too late” pic.twitter.com/zu5nxzGrUT
— Ashok Swain (@ashoswai) November 10, 2023
A “humanitarian pause” of 4 hours has been announced in Gaza. Think of what it may have felt, for the ppl trapped in Gaza, Palestinians & hostages alike, especially the children, to be bombed incessantly night &day for 33 days. Not even a few hours of respite.
— Francesca Albanese, UN Special Rapporteur oPt (@FranceskAlbs) November 9, 2023
Great news, Palestine!
The UN is bringing you a snack plate before you die!
Israel has agreed to implement daily four-hour humanitarian pauses in its assault against Hamas terrorists in northern Gaza in order to allow ordinary Palestinians to flee the combat zone, the White House said Thursday.
National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told reporters on a conference call that the Jewish state will announce the safe windows at least three hours in advance.
“We’ve been told by the Israelis that there will be no military operations in these areas over the duration of the pause, and that this process is starting today,” Kirby said.
“We believe these pauses are a step in the right direction, particularly to help ensure that civilians have an opportunity to reach safer areas away from the act of fighting.”
The White House has repeatedly insisted that the pauses are different from the cease-fire called for by pro-Hamas activists around the world since the Israel Defense Forces began retaliating after the deadly Oct. 7 attack that killed more than 1,400 people, including at least 33 Americans.
Kirby added that the ultimate goal of the pauses would be to find a way to free “all 239 hostages” who were taken by Hamas. That number is believed to include fewer than 10 Americans, though the Biden administration has refused to give a precise figure.
This is total horseshit.
It’s just PR for the Bidens.
If anything, this is just prolonging the suffering of the people getting bombed.
There is probably more to say.
I will say it at some point in the future, just not right now.
The best way to protect Israel & its citizens is to end occupation, apartheid, forced displacement & deportation of the Palestinian people from the little that remains of Palestine.
How can ethnic cleansing, with the risk of a genocide unfolding in Gaza, ever bring peace? https://t.co/wpD4tHRbtQ
— Francesca Albanese, UN Special Rapporteur oPt (@FranceskAlbs) November 8, 2023