Gaza’s Hamas health ministry reports 241 deaths in 24 hours, while Israel continues military operations. Palestinian President Abbas calls the war a “grave crime.” The conflict has killed 20,915 Palestinians in 11 weeks.

Palestinian President Abbas describes the Gaza Strip war as unprecedented, threatening West Bank implosion. Washington vetoes ceasefire resolutions, while Israel Defense Forces chief of staff, Gen Halevi, warns of prolonged war.

The general pledged to arrest or eliminate Hamas leadership, stating the IDF was near dismantling Hamas battalions in northern Gaza. Egypt proposed a ceasefire plan, involving the release of Israeli hostages and Palestinian prisoners, ending with a suspension of Israel’s offensive. Both Israel and Hamas have resisted such calls.