Israel launches deadly strikes on Gaza as war enters tenth month

Israel conducted deadly air strikes in the Gaza Strip as the war entered its tenth month on Sunday, with intense fighting continuing across the Palestinian enclave. Amid the violence, new diplomatic efforts are underway to achieve a ceasefire, although significant differences remain between Israel and Hamas regarding the terms of a truce and hostage release.

Israel carried out deadly air strikes in the Gaza Strip as the war entered its tenth month on Sunday, with fighting raging across the Palestinian territory and fresh diplomatic efforts under way to halt the violence.

Israel has said it will send a delegation in the coming days to continue truce talks with Qatari mediators that began recently in Doha.

But Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's spokesman said "gaps" remained with Hamas on how to secure a ceasefire and hostage release deal.

"It was agreed that next week Israeli negotiators will travel to Doha to continue the talks. There are still gaps between the parties," the spokesman said in a statement on Friday.

Paramedics also said Sunday that six people had been killed in an Israeli strike on a house in a northern area of Gaza City.

"Now the ball is in the Israeli court."

(AFP)


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