The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on Friday (January 5, 2024) stated it had killed Palestine Islamic Jihad (PIJ) commander Mamdouh Lolo.
The Israeli military stated he was struck by an IDF plane in northern Gaza.
“Lolo was a senior determine within the IJ terrorist group, deliberate and led numerous assaults in opposition to Israeli civilians and troopers, and was involved with senior officers in IJ’s headquarters overseas,” IDF tweeted.
Amid studies of continued Israeli airstrikes in a single day in southern and central Gaza and extra rocket hearth into Israel from the enclave, UN groups stated on Thursday (January 4, 2024) they’ve been unable to ship urgently wanted assist to civilians past central areas and additional north for the previous three days.
In its newest alert on the deteriorating scenario for 1.9 million displaced individuals within the Strip, UN assist coordination workplace OCHA blamed “delays and denials” together with energetic battle for the shortage of distribution past Wadi Gaza.
“This consists of medicines that may have offered important assist to greater than 100,000 individuals for 30 days, in addition to eight vehicles of meals for individuals who presently face catastrophic and life-threatening meals insecurity,” OCHA stated in a scenario replace revealed late on Wednesday.
Wadi Gaza has been “severed” from the south for greater than a month, the UN assist workplace continued, earlier than reiterating requires secure, sustained and unhindered entry to northern areas of the enclave.
“The safety scenario, entry, transport and deconfliction stay extraordinarily difficult, particularly for hospitals within the northern governorates,” the OCHA report defined, indicating that most of the similar bodily and administrative obstacles which have hindered earlier assist convoys, stay in place.
In a associated improvement, UN human rights chief Volker Türk spoke out on Thursday at reported negotiations between Israeli authorities officers and third international locations to absorb Gazans.