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ADDITION • The missile or rocket explosion near Shifa Hospital in Gaza City hit an outside wall of the compound and caused damage but no casualties. • “An IDF force uncovered a terror access shaft in Gaza in which were weapons, maps and IDF uniforms, all intended for the execution of terror attacks against Israel,” said an IDF statement. “In addition, an IDF force attacked several militants emerging from a tunnel opening in the southern Gaza Strip. Since the beginning of the ground operation more than 60 access shafts leading to some 28 tunnels have been uncovered.” • IDF = Israel Defense Forces
CONCESSION • Fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants roared on despite a major Muslim holiday and a strong statement from the United Nations Security Council calling for an "immediate and unconditional" ceasefire. • Sholom & Mohamed: brothers in spite ofIsraeli-Palestinian conflict.
RESULT • “It’s Eid, so Palestinians from everywhere are sending money to help their relatives,” said Rami al-Arouki, the deputy manager of the Western Union office. • In New York, an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire". And while it was the council's strongest statement yet on the Gaza war, it was not a resolution and therefore not binding.
CONTRAST • Israelis have expressed outrage that thousands of tons of concrete built a vast network of tunnels rather than schools or hospitals, but that argument has little traction in Gaza, where many see violence as the only language that works. • Celebrations are expected to be muted, and Gazans said that instead of buying gifts they would help displaced families who can’t celebrate Eid in their own houses.
PURPOSE • In order to relieve suffering in the densely populated Gaza Strip, the ICRC is working tirelessly with the Palestine Red Crescent Society and local authorities to restore people’s access to water, medical care and shelter. • She had put her hair up so as to look older.
CAUSE • Still, many Gazans said that Eid will be bittersweet this year because of the numerous Palestinian casualties. • Take my hand, take my whole life too, for I can’t help falling in love with you. (Elvis Presley)
CONDITION • But he still supports the Palestinian resistance — and he doesn’t want a cease-fire unless it addresses Palestinian demands, he said. • “If we had any suspicions about the house or the family, we would have left the area,” said a 66-year-old neighbor who gave his name as Abu Ahmed.
TIME • The latest bloodshed occurred as international efforts to end the devastating war were intensifying. • “Israel is not obliged and is not going to let a terrorist organization determine when it’s convenient for them to fire at our cities, at our people, and when it’s not,” Netanyahu said on “Fox News Sunday.”