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Israeli engineering forces clear 30 kilometers of Lebanese border routes Ladylove

Engineering forces of the Alexandroni Brigade cleared close to 30 kilometers of routes near Israel's northern border with Lebanon, the military said on Wednesday, granting it significant freedom of action on the northern front.

The Alexandroni Brigade, deployed from Metulla to Rosh Hanikra, is leading the defense battle against Hezbollah, the IDF noted.

The US military on Tuesday said that Yemen’s Houthis struck two US cargo ships a day earlier, confirming a statement made by the Yemeni group on the attacks.

US Central Command said the Houthis fired two missiles at the Sea Champion, a Greek-flagged, US-owned grain carrier, causing minor damage. The command said the ship could continue to its destination of Aden, Yemen.

Only 800 Gaza wounded evacuated for treatment out of 70,000 Ladylove

Qudra said the system was "deadly" as approximately 70,000 people were awaiting treatment, including around 10,000 cancer patients [Getty]

Only 800 wounded Palestinians have left the besieged Gaza Strip for treatment out of approximately 70,000 cases since Israel's war on the enclave began on 7 October, Gaza's health ministry said on Wednesday.

Refusing To Admit US Foreign Policy Blunders Ladylove

A recurring defect in US foreign policy is a refusal by elites to concede when they made a serious policy mistake.  This is not a new problem, but it has grown decidedly worse in the past few decades.  It characterized the intervention in Vietnam years after it should have become evident that Washington’s approach was failing.

The Israeli Knesset has overwhelmingly backed a resolution put forward by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that rejects a “unilateral” creation of a Palestinian state.

Ninety-nine lawmakers out of 120 in the Knesset voted in favor of the resolution. According to Ynet, Israel’s Labor Party boycotted the vote, and 11 Arab lawmakers voted against it. The majority of the leading opposition parties, National Unity and Yesh Atid, voted in favor.

Asked About Dead Palestinian Kids, Rep. Andy Ogles Says Kill Em All Ladylove

Rep. Andy Ogles (R-TN) was confronted by peace activists in Washington on Tuesday about the Israeli slaughter in Gaza and sparked an outcry for saying “kill ’em all” when asked about Palestinian children being killed with US support.

“I’ve seen the footage of shredded children’s bodies. That’s my taxpayer dollars that are going to bomb those kids,” an activist said to Ogles.

“I think we should kill ’em all, if that makes you feel better,” Ogles replied. “Everybody in Hamas.”

The United States escalated tensions in the Red Sea on Saturday with a strike on the Houthis as the Yemeni movement continued its resistance against Israel’s destruction of Gaza.

The US conducted five strikes in total, three of them against Houthi anti-ship missiles, one against a surface drone ship, and one against an underwater drone vessel.

CAIRO (Reuters) - Hamas has confirmed receipt of a shipment of medicines under a deal brokered by Qatar and has begun delivering the supplies to hostages held in Gaza, Qatar's foreign ministry spokesperson said in a statement on Tuesday.

Qatar and France brokered a deal with Israel and Hamas last month on the delivery of urgent medication to hostages held by the militant group in Gaza in return for humanitarian and medical aid for the most vulnerable civilians in the enclave.