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18 Apr 2024

Gaza is ‘humanitarian hellscape’, says UN as Israeli strikes continue

Israelis are now expecting their government’s latest military action against Iran to be after next week’s Jewish Festival of Passover.

There are also growing signs that Benjamin Netanyahu will press ahead with – as he sees it – ‘finishing the job’ against Hamas in the southern Gaza city of Rafah. There have been more Israeli attacks on Gaza today which the UN Secretary General described today as a “humanitarian hellscape”.

There are developments too on Iran, but today American and Israeli officials are reported to have held high level talks amid suggestions that “limited and narrow” action against Iran is Israel’s price for acceptance in Washington that they will go into Rafah.

A warning that there are extremely distressing images from the start of this report.