Monday Briefing: A Race to Ease the Gaza Crisis | ET REALITY


Diplomats from the United States, Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries were locked in frantic talks yesterday to ease the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Clashes along Israel’s border with Lebanon and Israeli airstrikes inside Syria have stoked fears of a broader conflict in the region.

Israel’s new wartime emergency government held its first formal meeting amid a complete breakdown of trust between citizens and the state, which appeared to be preparing for invasion. “We will dismantle Hamas,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, according to a statement.

Yesterday, the Israeli military offered Gaza residents a three-hour window at noon to leave via a main road, but Gaza’s Health Ministry refused to evacuate hospitals.

“There is no place in Gaza that can accept the number of patients in our intensive care unit or neonatal intensive care unit or even in the operating rooms,” said Dr. Muhammad Abu Salima, director of Al Shifa Hospital, the medical complex. largest in Gaza.

According to the ministry, at least 2,670 people in Gaza died over the past week. An Israeli attack on a house in Rafah, near the closed border crossing with Egypt, killed at least 17 members of a family, Palestinian media reported. These maps show the position of the attacks in Israel and Gaza.

Nearly half of Gaza’s population of more than two million people has already been displaced and faces dwindling food and water supplies. Jake Sullivan, White House national security adviser, told CNN that Israel had restored water supplies to part of Gaza, although there was no immediate confirmation from officials there or in Israel.

Lebanon: Fighting along Israel’s northern border with Lebanon has intensified. Yesterday, at least one Israeli civilian was killed and three others wounded after Hezbollah, the powerful Iran-backed group that dominates southern Lebanon, fired missiles at the Israeli border community of Shtula.

Syria: Israeli airstrikes against the international airport in Aleppo, Syria. During the night he materially damaged the site, according to Syrian state media. Earlier in the week, Israel said it had attacked airports in Aleppo and Damascus, the Syrian capital.

New Zealand voters on Saturday toppled the party once led by Jacinda Ardern and elected the country’s most right-wing government in a generation. New Zealanders overwhelmingly cited the cost of living as the main concern driving their vote.

The next prime minister will be Christopher Luxon, the former chief executive of Air New Zealand, whose centre-right National Party will lead a coalition with Act, a smaller libertarian party. It is the first time that Nacional, which last governed alone in the early 1980s, has formed a coalition with a more conservative partner.

Whats Next: The new government is unlikely to make significant changes on many social issues, a former National Party press secretary said. But Act can push its own priorities, including a referendum on the role of indigenous Māori in policy-making.

“What they really want is a referendum defining any kind of position or rights guaranteed to Māori by the Treaty,” Thomas said, referring to an 1840 agreement that still governs the legislation.

On Saturday, Australia voted “no” to a referendum that would have given indigenous Australians a voice in Parliament in the form of an advisory body. He failed to obtain a majority in any state.

Polls showed that the proposal received broad support from the country’s indigenous people, who make up less than 4 percent of the country’s population. Many of them saw it as a sign that Australia was taking a step to address centuries of abuse and neglect.

It was conceived by indigenous leaders to address the growing and entrenched disadvantages in their communities. For Joe Ross, an Aboriginal leader from the Bunuba tribe in Fitzroy Crossing, the debate and resulting outcome showed “the true underbelly of this country”.

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Megafires, like those that broke out in Australia in 2019 and 2020 and burned the country’s rainforests, dwarf typical wildfires in size. Driven by climate change, invasive species and fire suppression regimes, they kill plants and animals that might have survived smaller fires. In the longer term, changing fire patterns could extinguish some species, transform landscapes, and completely remake ecosystems.

This incendiary era, which some scientists have called the pyrocene, could lead to “a complete conversion of what habitats are found where on the planet,” said Dr. Karen Hodges, a conservation ecologist at British Columbia’s Okanagan University. “Right now, everyone is talking about fires, smoke and who dies, because of the immediacy of this year of fires. But in reality, the long-term consequences are much more serious and sustained.”

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