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Pro-Palestinian protesters blocked roads outside the British Parliament in London on Saturday, demanding an immediate ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war and clashed with police, who prevented them from marching on Westminster Bridge.
Videos posted on social media showed police blocking protesters from reaching the bridge, and a Reuters reporter said several small skirmishes broke out. Unable to fully reach the bridge, where they planned to unfurl the banner, protesters took over nearby streets instead.

The purpose of the protests was to push politicians to take a tougher stance towards Israel. So far, Britain has stopped short of calling for an immediate ceasefire, with Foreign Minister David Cameron arguing that any such agreement could be unstable and lead to increased violence without a plan for a long-term peace.

Like other Western cities, there are regular and sometimes large demonstrations in London, demanding Israel to stop the bombing of Gaza, which has so far killed thousands of people, mostly women and children, according to Palestinian health officials. Are.

The Israeli attack began after Hamas fighters from Gaza attacked Israel on October 7, killing 1,200 and taking 240 hostage. The Israeli strikes had killed 22,722 people as of Saturday and devastated the tiny region of 2.3 million people, according to Palestinian health officials.

Fighting continued inside Gaza, particularly in and around the southern town of Khan Yunis, where the Israeli military said it had killed three Hamas members. Palestinian officials said a late-night Israeli air strike on a home belonging to the al-Nabris family killed seven people and wounded dozens.

He said at least 122 Palestinians were killed and 256 others were injured in Gaza during the 24 hours. According to the official Palestinian WAFA news agency, 18 Palestinians were killed in an Israeli attack on a house east of Khan Younis.
The Palestinian Red Crescent reported heavy shelling inside Khan Younis, near al-Amal hospital. Shrapnel flew into the medical facility amid heavy gunfire from drones, a post on social media platform X said.

The Israeli military said its commandos had killed three fighters and found “numerous weapons, grenades, magazines and vests that were used by Hamas” in a civilian house. Overall, Israel claimed to have killed 8,000 Hamas fighters in northern Gaza, but some still remain.

Gaza’s traumatized residents, most of whom have been displaced at least once by bombing, are suffering severe shortages of food, medicine and fuel. Israel said that its campaign to eliminate Hamas has been completed.
In a further escalation of the war, Lebanon’s Hezbollah group said on Saturday it had fired rockets at Israel, and its arch-enemy said it had attacked a “cell” in retaliation as the US and EU Top diplomats have visited the region to look for ways to stop it. Leaks from war.

Air raid sirens sounded across northern Israel early Saturday after the army said it had identified about 40 “launches” from Lebanon toward the Meron area. Hezbollah said it had struck a key Israeli observation post with 62 rockets as an “initial reaction” to the killing of the Hamas deputy chief.

Saleh al-Arouri Arouri was killed by a drone in the southern suburbs of Beirut on Tuesday. The Lebanese group Jama’a Islamiya said it fired two rockets at Kiryat Shmona in northern Israel, the third such operation since the Israel-Hamas war began on October 7.

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