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The Israeli military has limited time to carry out its operations in the Gaza Strip before anger among the region’s Arabs and global frustration over the rising number of civilian deaths limit Israel’s goal of eradicating Hamas, they said. US officials this week.

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, has said there will be no ceasefire until all those held hostage by Hamas are freed. But he also seemed to understand that Israel did not have unlimited time to achieve its goals.

The country has agreed to establish, in selected areas of northern Gaza, daily four-hour pauses in its attack on Hamas to allow civilians to flee or simply leave without fear of danger, according to the White House. It was the culmination of days of pressure from President Biden as the death toll continued to rise.

In other war news:

Pedro Sánchez, prime minister of Spain and a progressive, sealed an agreement to extend amnesty to Catalan separatists in exchange for their political support. The deal is likely to allow him to remain in power, but has caused turmoil across Spain, doubts in Europe and questions about the country’s stability.

Sánchez, acting as interim prime minister after inconclusive early elections in July, backed amnesties related to an illegal referendum that rocked Spain in 2017 to receive critical support from the Junts party, which supports Catalonia’s independence from Spain. With his support, he will most likely avoid new elections.

The proposed amnesties, something Sánchez had previously said he would never do, caused an uproar, even as his allies tried to present them as fundamental to leaving behind a tense period in the country’s history. Thousands of protesters have angrily surrounded the Socialist Party headquarters in Madrid in recent days.

Suella Braverman, the British secretary responsible for law enforcement and national security, faces calls to resign after writing a newspaper article that attacked London police for their approach to a pro-Palestinian protest, and that implicitly challenged the authority of the prime minister. , Rishi Sunak.

Popular among the far right, Braverman is a divisive figure at the heart of the ruling Conservative Party. His op-ed, published in The Times of London, accused police of bias for their reluctance to ban a pro-Palestinian protest march, and called protesters “hate protesters,” “Islamists” and “mobs.” even though the demonstrations were mostly peaceful.

Sadiq Fitrat Nashenas, 88, is one of the last living stars of a golden era of Afghan music. He recently returned to the stage after an absence of almost 20 years. For his fellow exiles, he evokes the Afghanistan they left behind and what could have been.

“The Marvels,” starring Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, will become the 33rd entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe this week. As always, it’s a feel-good action show that reminds us that heroes are just like us. And like its predecessors, the film will also most likely dominate the box office.

But unlike Larson’s first film as the character, this one is expected to fall short of Marvel Studios’ expectations. That could be due to so-called superhero fatigue, but it may also have to do with the film’s unfavorable reviews. Our reviewer wrote: “It’s almost as if Marvel Studios executives know that it doesn’t matter if their movies are good.”

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