The Defence Ministry and Israel Defence Forces announced that they are now preparing to distribute hundreds of additional weapons and personal protective equipment, such as vests and helmets…reports Asian Lite News
Israeli authorities said they have completed the distribution of hundreds of weapons to civilian standby security units in Sderot and other communities near the Gaza Strip.
The Defence Ministry and Israel Defence Forces announced that they are now preparing to distribute hundreds of additional weapons and personal protective equipment, such as vests and helmets. Distribution will begin “in the coming days,” according to the announcement.
Meanwhile, Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa on Friday condemned Hamas’ October 7 attacks and Israel’s subsequent retaliation. He stressed that the release of hostages is a ‘pre-requisite to a pause in hostilities,’ according to the statement released on the Bahrain Crown Prince’s website.
In his address at the 19th edition of the Manama Dialogue, Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa set out the conditions necessary for ‘breaking the cycle of violence,’ a feat that will only be made possible through the release of innocents and non-combatants, according to the official statement.
He called for the full implementation of international law to ensure that the people of Gaza have access to humanitarian aid. He said that lasting peace will only be secured through a two-state solution that enshrines the rights of Palestinians.
The Bahrain Crown Prince stressed that this process requires international leadership and that the US is indispensable in this regard. He said, “Let me be extremely clear on what matters to the Kingdom of Bahrain. There must be no forced displacement of Palestinians in Gaza, now or ever. There must be no reoccupation of Gaza.”
“There must be no reduction in Gaza’s territory. And on the other side, there must be no terrorism directed from Gaza against the Israeli public. Those are the red lines,” he added.