In the Gaza Strip, 125 people were killed in twenty-four hours, according to a report released on Sunday January 14 by the local health ministry, administered by Hamas, which has governed the territory since 2007. This report, which totals 23 968 deaths since the start of the war between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist movement on October 7 could not be independently verified. Hamas also reports 60,582 injured, while thousands remain under the rubble.

For its part, Israel continued to bomb the Gaza Strip on Sunday, January 14, on the hundredth day of a war which has plunged the population of this territory into a major humanitarian crisis and which has raised fears of a regional conflagration. “No one will stop us, neither The Hague nor the “axis of evil” nor anyone else,” Benyamin Netanyahu proclaimed on Saturday evening, while his country rejects accusations of genocide before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), located in the Netherlands and seized by South Africa.

Hamas’ military wing said Sunday that “many” of the hostages “were probably killed recently” and placed “full responsibility” for their deaths on Israel. “The fate of many hostages has been unknown for recent weeks, and the rest have all entered the tunnel of the unknown,” Abou Obeida, spokesman for Hamas’ military wing, said in a televised address, adding that “many of them have probably been killed recently and the rest are in great danger,” for which “the leadership of the enemy and its army bears full responsibility.”

In Israel, families and loved ones of hostages continue their mobilization to obtain the return of their loved ones, trying to put pressure on the government. Hundreds of thousands of people observed a hundred-minute strike in the morning to mark the hundred days of detention of the hostages, announced the major trade union center Histadrut, Sunday being a working day in Israel.

“We are here to remind the whole world that 136 men and women brutally kidnapped are still in captivity (…) in Gaza, in tunnels and cellars,” declared its leader, Arnon Bar-David, during a rally in Tel Aviv. Dozens of people gathered in a square renamed “Place des Otages”, some carrying yellow balloons, the color that has become the symbol of the captives, others carrying signs with their photos.

Thick clouds of smoke rose on Sunday morning above the towns of Rafah and Khan Younes, in the south of the territory. According to the Hamas government’s media office, many people have been killed by Israeli nighttime bombings across the territory, including in Khan Yunis. The Ezzedine Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, spoke of fighting in particular in Al-Maghazi, Deir Al-Balah, in the center of the enclave, and Khan Younes.

The Israeli army has said in recent days that it is concentrating its operations against Hamas on this last town located in the south of the territory, where hundreds of thousands of civilians are massed who fled the massive bombings in the north of the territory at the start of the war. war. She reported the death of a soldier on Sunday, bringing to 188 the number of soldiers killed since the start of ground operations in Gaza.

The rain and cold make daily survival difficult for Gazan civilians. The UN estimates that 1.9 million people, almost 85% of the population, have been forced to leave their homes.

Many are seeking refuge in the south of the territory, while the local health ministry repeats that there is no infrastructure to accommodate them. Furthermore, according to the World Health Organization, less than half of the hospitals in the Gaza Strip are functioning, and only partially.

In the West Bank, where violence has been on the rise since October 7, the Israeli army reported the arrest, for “incitement to terrorism,” of two sisters of Hamas number two, Saleh Al-Arouri, killed on October 2 January in Lebanon in a drone attack attributed to the Israeli army.

Still in the West Bank, more than 330 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli army or settlers since October 7, including at least thirty-five in Tulkarem, according to a count by Agence France-Presse (AFP) based on data from the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

The Israeli army announced that it had killed “three terrorists” infiltrating from Lebanon in the border area where an Israeli was killed by a missile on Sunday.

During a patrol “in the Har Dov sector [Israeli name of the Chebaa farms, contested border area]”, Israeli soldiers “spotted a terrorist cell entering Israeli territory from Lebanon which opened fire” on them , the army said in a statement. Responding, Israeli soldiers killed “three terrorists,” she added, adding that five soldiers were wounded.

For its part, Hezbollah claimed to have carried out six attacks against Israel on Sunday, including one against the Israeli border village of Kfar Yuval. In this locality, a forty-year-old died after an anti-tank missile fired from Lebanon hit a house, according to emergency services and the Israeli army.

The Egyptian and Chinese foreign ministers pleaded together in Cairo on Sunday for a ceasefire and for the creation of a “State of Palestine” as a full member of the UN. During a joint press conference at the start of an African tour by the Chinese Wang Yi, he said he was in favor, with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Choukri, of “an independent and sovereign State of Palestine within the borders of 1967 with East Jerusalem as its capital”. In a joint statement, the two men also called for “an end to the violence and fighting”.

The communiqué also calls for “an international summit for peace in order to find a just, complete and lasting solution to the Palestinian question with the end of the [Israeli] occupation and an independent State of Palestine, with territorial continuity” while Currently the Palestinians live in fact under two rival and parallel governments.

Several pro-Houtist media reported new “American-British strikes” carried out on Sunday against the port city of Hodeida, in western Yemen, controlled by the rebels of this pro-Iranian movement. For its part, Washington denied this announcement.

“Airstrikes by the US-British aggressor hit Hodeida,” reported the Houthi news site Ansar Allah, after strikes carried out Friday and Saturday by Washington and London in response to attacks on ships in the Red Sea perpetrated by the Houthis in “solidarity” with Palestinians in Gaza.

The United States immediately denied: “No American or coalition strikes took place today,” an American official said anonymously.