On Friday, tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Gaza City to inquire about the plight of neighbors and inspect the destroyed buildings and the burials of their dead relatives. Rescuers are working against the clock with scarce resources to find landslide survivors.
– We don’t have another home. Nazmi Dahdoud, 70, whose home was destroyed in an Israeli air strike, says I have to live in a tent above the rubble after my house for it to be rebuilt.
Further clashes were reported from East Jerusalem on Friday, including at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, where police fired dispersal bombs at Palestinians, who in several cases threw rocks and Molotov cocktails.
Two-state solution ‘the only solution’
US President Joe Biden said he has asked the Israelis to stop fighting in Jerusalem, but he also remains determined to protect Israel.
He also stressed the need for a two-state solution, describing it as the “only solution” to the conflict.
It is expected that US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will come on Wednesday and Thursday of next week to the West Bank to meet the warring parties and show his support for the ceasefire. Neither the Israeli nor the Palestinian side, nor the United States have yet published any further detailed plans for Blinken’s visit.
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