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Luckily cicadas are harmless – they don’t bite or sting, nor do they carry disease. But because they are terrible fliers and even worse at landing, they could end up creating a large amount of debris.

The US is preparing to experience trillions of cicadas surfacing across as many as 16 states in the country this year. These pudgy insects with bulging orange eyes are known for their extraordinary, highly synchronized life cycles. Unlike annual cicadas, periodical cicadas – of which there are just 10 species – spend most of their lives in larval form, buried beneath the soil and feeding on plant root fluid.

But this year their emergence will be a dramatic spectacle as two groups of cicadas are expected to erupt from the earth simultaneously for the first time in several hundred years. The broods are known as Brood XIX and Brood XII. Their joint appearance is rare as this concurrent event has not happened since 1803 and won’t occur again for another 221 years.

Tags: SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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The House Freedom Caucus recently unveiled a list of demands to earn support for funding the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland, calling on the Biden administration to lift its ban on natural gas exports.

Members of the House Freedom Caucus revealed their wishes on the same day President Joe Biden traveled to Baltimore, where he said that the federal government would cover the cost of rebuilding the bridge, which costs billions.

The caucus wants House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) to take up their demands, considering Republicans’ narrow razor-thin majority in the House.

Webmaster addition: Why are we paying to replace the bridge?!?

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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Billionaire Zionist Lucian Grainge is the Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group, the largest music company in the world. But since February, he and his company have also been named ” defendants” in a lawsuit against hip-hop impresario P Diddy, whose legal name is Sean Combs.

As one of the most influential figures in one of the most popular musical genres of this century, Combs has many friends. Yet, among his closest are an outsized number of influential Zionists.

Combs has been hit with five civil lawsuits in four months, while the Department of Homeland Security raided his homes in Miami and Los Angeles in late March. Said to have hundreds of cameras inside his properties, and, naturally, footage of politicians and music industry executives, Combs’ role in a potential sexual blackmail operation with links to the Israel lobby bears shocking resemblance to the Jeffrey Epstein conspiracy.

Tags: ENTERTAINMENT, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Shant Soghomonian, a 35-year-old man who is also known as Michael Soghomonian, was arrested on Sunday after a federal criminal complaint was made in the case.

As revealed in a press release by the Attorney’s Office for the District of Vermont, Soghomonian is charged with damaging the building at One Church Street in Burlington using fire.

The targeted building was described as “a building used in interstate commerce and as a place of activity affecting interstate commerce.”

Soghomonian reportedly entered the building on Friday morning and went to the third floor where Sanders’ office is located. According to the press release, Soghomonian was recorded on the surveillance camera spraying a liquid substance near the outer door of the lawmaker’s office. He then reportedly lighted the area with a handheld lighter, resulting in a blaze that “quickly began while Soghomonian departed via a staircase.”

Webmaster addition: Looking at the other story where a Trump supporter known for his RV covered in Trump posters was bludgeoned with a sledge hammer, this looks to be a very violent election season!

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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On Monday, President Joe Biden announced a second attempt at federal student loan forgiveness. The new plan, which is estimated to affect over 30 million borrowers when combined with earlier efforts, aims to enact widespread loan cancelation primarily by expanding existing forgiveness programs and targeting borrowers with high balances due to accumulating interest.

The Biden administration's first attempt at large-scale federal student loan forgiveness was struck down by the Supreme Court last year in Biden v. Nebraska. The plan, unveiled in 2022, sought to provide up to $20,000 in federal student loan forgiveness for borrowers earning less than $125,000 a year and couples earning less than $250,000 annually. 

Last June, the Court ruled in a 6–3 decision that Biden's original plan was unconstitutional, finding that the HEROES Act, the 9/11-era law used to justify the loan forgiveness, did not give the Education Department the authority to forgive over $400 billion in federal student loans.

Webmaster addition: Biden is very generous ... with other peoples' money!

Tags: ECONOMY, EDUCATION, WHITE HOUSE
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Transgender athletes are now prohibited from participating in women’s sports by a guideline released by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

Transgender athletes are no longer permitted to compete in women’s sports alongside biological females, according to a NAIA ruling on Monday.

“There are well known sex differences in parameters of physical fitness/performance due to changes occurring during sexual development. Thus, many sport and athletic events have regulations separating male and female participants,” according to the National Library of Medicine.

CBS Sports reported that the NAIA Council of Presidents adopted the policy on Monday by a vote of 20-0. The NAIA, which manages some 83,000 athletes at universities all throughout the United States, is one of the first college sports associations to take this step.

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Mayor Eric Adams keeps blaming Texas Gov. Greg Abbott as the culprit responsible for the city’s migrant crisis, which has hoovered up millions in taxpayer resources.

In the latest broadside, Adams dared Abbott to spend a night in a NYC migrant shelter, while the no-thanks Abbot fired back that Adams’s sanctuary city policies were “aiding and abetting” the border disaster.

Some 37,000 of New York’s estimated 150,000 migrants — or 25% — were bused from Texas.

But there’s another number, comparable to that, that Adams should blame on another politician: Joe Biden.

A new report from me and my organization, the Center for Immigration Studies, finds that the Department of Homeland Security secretly has okayed the flights of some 33,000 illegal immigrants directly to the New York region from foreign airports. That’s 22% of the city’s migrant influx.

Tags: ECONOMY, IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, TAXES, WHITE HOUSE
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During the solar eclipse, NASA launched three sounding rockets into the Earth’s atmosphere on Monday afternoon. NASA scientists launched the rockets to observe “disturbances in the ionosphere when the moon eclipses the sun.”
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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BioNTech acquired its vaccine manufacturing plant in Germany in October or November 2020. How did it know at that point that its vaccine was going to be approved, asks Robert Kogon.
Tags: HIDDEN HISTORY
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Nixon addressed the nation when he suspended the convertibility of the US Dollar to gold (while carving out exceptions for cronies), which effectively declared the US to be bankrupt and unable to pay its debts in gold as promised. While he didn’t use those terms in this address, that is the correct term for when you can’t pay what you have promised. He also simultaneously raised taxes on things Americans were importing as he simultaneously cut their purchasing power by devaluing the currency while dressing it up as a “good thing” for the working man in the typical lies of a politician. 

Tags: ECONOMY
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To put this into context, Pfizer’s revenues jumped to $81.3 billion in 2021, up from $41.7 billion in 2020. So, £34,800 equates to 0.00005% of Pfizer’s 2021 revenues. Or, to put it another way, Pfizer earned about $154,680 per minute in 2021, so the fine equates to roughly 17 seconds of Pfizer’s revenues.
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
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By Germán Gorraiz López

Biden’s signs of senility, the fentanyl crisis, the dearth of life and the disaffection of the democratic left wing in the face of the Israeli massacres in Gaza, would have sunk his popularity to historic lows, which would facilitate the triumphant return of Donald Trump in the November presidential elections by having cleared the way to the White House after the latest decisions of the Supreme Court.

Also, six months after the invasion of Gaza, Israeli society’s disaffection with Netanyahu would have increased due to its nefarious management of the crisis with Hamas and its zero interest in rescuing the Jewish hostages alive and according to the average of the latest electoral polls the Likud of Netanyahu would be arrested in the event of new elections as demanded by the new strongman of Israeli politics, Benny Gantz.

Consequently, the tense telephone call between Biden and Netanyahu would have laid the foundations for an agreement that would benefit both leaders, consisting of the total withdrawal of the Israeli army from a Gaza which will remain a demilitarized zone under the control of the UN Blue Helmets, with which Lebanon and Iran would now be on the target of Israel and the Pentagon who will proceed to their destabilization by expedited methods.

End of the War Campaign in Gaza?

After the asymmetrical punishment inflicted by Israel, all basic infrastructure, schools, mosques, hospitals and 90 per cent of Gaza’s buildings were reportedly razed by systematic aviation bombardments resulting in more than 34,000 Palestinian civilian casualties and several thousand more buried in the rubble.

The real objective of the Gaza military campaign was to provoke a second nakba in which 1.5 million Palestinians were forced to leave a Gaza turned into a mass of rubble and human remains that would make it impossible for the displaced Gazan population to return and confined to the open-air concentration camp in Rafah, described by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, as “apocalyptic”, while warning ” of the growing risk of genocide.

Such forcible confinement of the Gazan population would be a measure of pressure on Egypt to open its border and settle the Palestinians in the Sinai Peninsula, after which Israel would proceed to the unilateral declaration of sovereignty over Gaza and its maritime areas. To complete his ethnic cleansing, Netanyahu would have ordered the final assault on Rafah prior to evicting the thousands of Gazans held there, military operation that the US would have forbidden him in the certainty that such an operation would result in a new massacre of civilians unaffordable by world public opinion.

Thus, Netanyahu would already be cornered by the international community’s condemnation of the flagrant violation of human rights in Gaza with about 35000 Palestinian civilian victims that has resulted in the presentation by South Africa to the International Tribunal in the Hague (ICC)of a lawsuit against Israel for alleged “crime of genocide”. However, the Solomonic decision of the Tribunal allowed the continuation of the genocide of the Gazan population, using starvation and the lack of medical supplies as weapons of war in the face of the passivity of the US and Europe but Biden and Netanyahu would have agreed the total withdrawal of the Israeli army from a Gaza that will remain as a demilitarized zone under the control of the UN blue helmets.

Lebanon and Iran in the Crosshairs of Israel and the US

According to the agreement between Biden and Netanyahu, Lebanon and Iran would now be on the target of Israel and the Pentagon who would destabilize them by expedited methods, which would mean the beginning of a great regional conflict that will mark the future of the area in the coming years.

In this context, the recent Israeli attack on the Iranian consulate in Damascus that, according to the Syrian agency SANA, resulted in the death of three senior commanders of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Among them would be Brigadier General Mohamed Reda al Zahedi coupled with the latest attacks in Lebanon against Hamas leaders, which would be the Israeli bait to provoke the entry into conflict of Hezbollah and Iran.

According to the secret agreement reached between Biden and Netanyahu, the CIA and the Israeli Mossad would prepare similar false flag attacks in the Persian Gulf and after attributing their authorship to the Iranians and taking advantage of the consequent Iranian response, declare the US Congress a state of war.

This process is known as “statutory authorization” and is a prerequisite for President Biden to be able to apply the 1973 War Powers Act that empowers him to send troops abroad.

Thus, taking advantage of the fact that Russia is occupied with Ukraine, China surrounded by the nuclear crisis arc of the AUKUS to protect Taiwan and that the strategic reserves of the US are at maximum, the Pentagon will take advantage of the surprise attack of Israel to Iran to initiate a new war in the Middle East with the double objective to dry up the energy sources of China and to configure the cartography of the New Middle East.

Claire's Observations:  IF this author's suppositions are true, we all need to hang on tightly, because such a scenario is definitely a recipe for a VERY "bumpy ride" for ALL civilians everywhere.  Please, to my American brothers and sisters;  take care of yourselves, your loved ones, and each other.  Do the lists; make the inventories; see what you are missing, and fix it now.  You won't regret it, I promise you!!!

 

Tags: CHINA/TAIWAN, CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, IRAN, ISRAEL, LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST, NATO, PALESTINE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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On Sunday, The Telegraph published an article about the death of the North Sea oil and gas and what it means for Britain – a disaster. Last year alone more than 200 oil and gas wells were plugged, eight platforms were removed and another 180 of the UK’s 284 oil and gas fields will close down by the end of the decade. Mass closures are not the result of eco-protests, nor because of a lack of demand, The Telegraph wrote and supply isn’t dwindling either. Instead, operators blame punitive taxes for the rapid pullback, with some facing levies of more than 100 per cent on their profits.
Tags: CLIMATEGATE, GREAT BRITAIN/ UK
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A little over a week since his arrest, the Venezuelan illegal immigrant who taught fellow illegal immigrants how to take advantage of American “squatter’s rights” to take over people’s homes is claiming he is being unjustly persecuted.

In a recent interview with the New York Post which was conducted from an Ohio jail, Leonel Moreno said that he is being misrepresented in the news and even suggested that his life is at risk.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY, IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM
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Hackers are actively exploiting a pair of recently discovered vulnerabilities to remotely commandeer network-attached storage devices manufactured by D-Link, researchers said Monday.

Roughly 92,000 devices are vulnerable to the remote takeover exploits, which can be remotely transmitted by sending malicious commands through simple HTTP traffic. The vulnerability came to light two weeks ago. The researcher said they were making the threat public because D-Link said it had no plans to patch the vulnerabilities, which are present only in end-of-life devices, meaning they are no longer supported by the manufacturer.

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET
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Although the Bank of England and the Government stated in January that no decision has been made to pursue a CBDC, also called a digital pound, in the same announcement it was proclaimed that “work will continue during the design phase exploring its feasibility and potential design choices.” To do this work, three years ago the Digital Pound Taskforce was created to work on the digital pound and related CBDC policy. Despite claiming no decision has been made, it seems they are indeed pursuing a CBDC. Meanwhile, a bill is moving through Parliament which could grant the Government extraordinary new financial surveillance powers. Is it just a coincidence?
Tags: DICTATORSHIP, ECONOMY, GREAT BRITAIN/ UK
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Ten days after receiving a covid mRNA “vaccine,” a 13-year-old boy in New Zealand died suddenly from myocarditis, a known side effect of the injections. The coroner ruled that he couldn’t determine the exact cause of death, as viral particles could not be ruled out as a cause. The ruling failed to consider the larger scientific context and the need to analyse data from the entire population. Access to this data has been denied to New Zealanders; the coroner should have acknowledged this fact.
Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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Israel described its clearly deliberate killing of seven humanitarian aid workers in Gaza on 1 April as a “grave mistake”, a “tragic event” of a kind that “happens in war”. Obviously, Israel was lying. In fact, this entire so-called war in Gaza — which is in reality a genocide — has been based on a series of lies, some of which Israel and its supporters continue to peddle.

For some in the mainstream media, it took months to accept the obvious fact that Israel has been lying about the events that led to its military offensive and the objectives of its constant targeting of hospitals, schools, shelters and other civilian facilities. As such, it was only logical for the occupation state to lie about killing the six internationals and their Palestinian driver working with the World Central Kitchen (WCK) charity. Notwithstanding an event as atrocious as this undoubtedly was, it is implausible for Israel to start telling the truth now.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Almost 2,000 hacked WordPress sites now display fake NFT and discount pop-ups to trick visitors into connecting their wallets to crypto drainers that automatically steal funds.
Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET
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Israel’s foreign minister said that Turkiye has “unilaterally violated” trade agreements with its decision to restrict exports to Israel, and that Israel will respond with its own trade restrictions on products coming from Turkiye, Reuters reports.

Foreign Minister Israel Katz said that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan “is again sacrificing the economic interests of the people of Turkiye in order to support Hamas, and we will respond in kind.”

This comes after the Turkish Trade Ministry announced today that Ankara will restrict exports of a wide range of products to Israel, including steel and jet fuel, until a ceasefire is declared in Gaza.

Tags: ECONOMY, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TURKEY, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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​Attackers are now actively targeting over 92,000 end-of-life D-Link Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices exposed online and unpatched against a critical remote code execution (RCE) zero-day flaw. As BleepingComputer first reported on Saturday, this security vulnerability (CVE-2024-3273) is the result of a backdoor facilitated through a hardcoded account (username "messagebus" with an empty password) and a command injection issue via the "system" parameter. Threat actors are now chaining these two security flaws to deploy a variant of the Mirai malware (skid.x86). Mirai variants are usually designed to add infected devices to a botnet that can be used in large-scale distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. ... After the disclosure, D-Link released a security advisory on Thursday to notify owners about the security vulnerability and advise them to retire or replace the affected devices as soon as possible.
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The humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza has prompted calls for Washington to put conditions on the billions of dollars in military funding and other assistance it provides to Israel, which has received more US foreign aid since World War Two than any other country.

The following are details of US support for Israel as it carried out what the UN’s special rapporteur to the occupied territories has said is a genocide in Gaza.

Mandated by law

In 2016, the US and Israeli governments signed a third ten-year Memorandum of Understanding, covering the period from 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2028. The MOU provides a total of $38 billion in military aid over the ten years, $33 billion in grants to buy military equipment and $5 billion for missile defence systems.

Advanced weapons

Israel is the first international operator of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, considered the most technologically advanced fighter jet ever made. It is in the process of buying 75 F-35s and – as of last year – had taken delivery of 36, paying for them with US assistance.

The United States has also helped Israel develop and arm its Iron Dome short-range rocket defence system, developed after its 2006 war on Lebanon. The United States has repeatedly sent Israel hundreds of millions of dollars to help replenish its interceptor missiles.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Gaza’s government media office has reported more than one million cases of infectious diseases due to mass displacement in the besieged Gaza Strip, Anadolu Agency reports.

“Some 1,089,000 cases of infectious diseases and 8,000 cases of hepatitis C were recorded in Gaza,” the office said in a statement on Monday.

Israel has launched a deadly military offensive on the Gaza Strip since a 7 October Hamas attack, which killed nearly 1,200.

However, since then, it has been revealed by Haaretz that helicopters and tanks of the Israeli army had, in fact, killed many of the 1,139 soldiers and civilians claimed by Israel to have been killed by the Palestinian Resistance.

The onslaught has forced more than 1.4 million people to flee their homes and seek refuge in Rafah in the southern tip of the Gaza Strip near Egypt’s border.

“There are 10,000 cancer patients at the risk of death and urgently need medical care,” the media office said.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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On March 29 I watched with horror as Jonathan A. Greenblatt, the Executive Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) compared the Palestinian keffiyeh to the Nazi swastika on MSNBC’s show Morning Joe. The hosts did not challenge Greenblatt’s accusations and allowed him to demonize the Palestinian people. He intentionally wanted to spread fear and misinformation to the public. On that morning, he was successful.  

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The wars in Ukraine and Gaza have led several leading politicians to compare the current period with the 1930s, and to raise the possibility of a World War. Are these fears justified, or are they just fear-mongering?

To answer this question, we’re going to summarize events that are unknown to everyone, though well known to specialists. We shall do so dispassionately, at the risk of appearing indifferent to these horrors.

First, let’s distinguish between the conflicts in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. They have only two things in common:

 They represent no significant stakes in themselves, but a defeat for the West, which, after its defeat in Syria, would mark the end of its hegemony over the world.

 They are fueled by a fascist ideology, that of Dmytro Dontsov’s Ukrainian "integral nationalists" [1] and that of Vladimir Ze’ev Jabotinsky’s Israeli "revisionist Zionists" [2]; two groups that have been allies since 1917, but went underground during the Cold War and are unknown to the general public today.

There is, however, one notable difference between them:

Tags: ISRAEL, NATO, PALESTINE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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In an effort to push back China’s influence and expand its presence in Oceania, the U.S. is renovating Lombrum Naval Base on the Island of Los Negros in Papua New Guinea.

The U.S. recently announced that the U.S. Navy is looking at three projects for Lombrum: a 7,556-square-foot Regional Maritime Training Center; a 7,351-square-foot small Boat Team and Boson Facility; and overhauling a 118-foot-long deteriorated small boat jetty. The combined expected price tag for these projects ranges from $11 million to $25 million.

“These…projects will support the PNGDF (Papua New Guinea Defence Force), maritime security operations, U.S. military personnel participating in joint exercises, and USINDOPACOM Theater Campaign Plan with various critical facilities located at Lombrum Naval Base.” reads the announcement.

The U.S. announced plans to redevelop Lombrum naval base in 2018, when former Vice President Mike Pence, announced that the U.S. would partner with both Australia and Papua New Guinea on the initiative.

Tags: CHINA/TAIWAN, PACIFICA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that “there is a date” set for Israel’s plans to attack the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah but did not share when it would be.

“This victory requires entry into Rafah and the elimination of the terrorist battalions there. It will happen – there is a date,” Netanyahu said.

His comments came a day after the Israeli military withdrew troops from areas of southern Gaza, including the city of Khan Yunis, which was left in ruins.

Israeli Defense Minster Yoav Gallant said the purpose of the withdrawal was to prepare for the invasion of Rafah. Any Israeli assault on Rafah would incur huge civilian casualties as over one million Palestinians are packed into the city, and many are sheltering in tents on the street.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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