Israel-Hamas war situation report day 126
February 9, 2024 - The White House has told Israel it would not support an offensive on Rafah City, the last refuge of many Palestinians fleeing the fighting, and that it would be “disaster”.
Israel has rejected a Hamas ceasefire proposal to end the four-moth long conflict in Gaza. According to the plan, over three 45-day stages Israeli hostages would be released, Palestinian prisoners freed and bodies identified and exchanged, while Israeli troops would be withdrawn and fighting would cease.
Israel has proposed the exile of Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar, an end to Hamas government in Gaza and the return of all hostages.
Palestinian militias - including the mainly Syrian-based Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine–General Command (PFLP-GC), not previously seen in Gaza - launched 14 rocket attacks on southern Israel, the most since December 4, 2023.
- Iran update (ISW)
- Hamas ceasefire proposal details (Reuters)
- US tells Israel it will not support Rafah offensive as it would be a ‘disaster’ (The Guardian)
- Snipers gun down civilians outside hospital (Al Jazeera)
- Scores of civilians killed in Gaza as Israel goes on with its relentless genocide campaign (WAFA)