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Around 20 Palestinians, including three children, were killed this Monday (3) after another air strike launched by Israel against the Gaza Strip. The bombing takes place amid negotiations for a ceasefire agreement between the Netanyahu government and Hamas, brokered by US President Joe Biden.

In the south of the enclave, air strikes were reported by the Palestinian news agency, WAFA, in several areas of Rafah and in Khan Younis, where twelve people were killed. In central Gaza, shelling hit the Bureji refugee camp, killing at least six people.

Attacks in the Nuseirat camp killed another four Palestinians, while another seven were killed in the az-Zawayda area.

In Jabalia, north of Gaza, civil defense teams said Monday they were still working to extract bodies from the rubble.

At least 36,439 Palestinians since the start of the Israeli campaign in revenge for attacks orchestrated by Hamas on October 7. According to the Ministry of Health in Gaza, over 82 thousand people were injured and thousands are still missing.

Israeli attacks continue to destroy Gaza and claim more Palestinian lives amid a tentative agreement for a ceasefire and exchange of hostages for Palestinian prisoners.

The agreement is being crafted by the government of American President Joe Biden and imposes a three-phase Israeli plan to end the conflict. Biden called it a “road map to a lasting ceasefire” after more than eight months of conflict.

In the three phases, Israel and Hamas would implement “a total and complete ceasefire” lasting six weeks, with the withdrawal of Israeli forces “from all populated areas of the Gaza Strip”, while all hostages would be released by the Islamic group , including male Israeli soldiers.

If both parties comply with the agreement, this would lead, according to the plan, to a “permanent end to hostilities”, according to Biden, when a reconstruction and stabilization plan for the Gaza Strip would have the support of the Yankees and the international community.

The Egyptian government stated this Monday (3) that Hamas welcomed the American proposal. The agreement, however, remains blocked because of the Israeli far right, which threatens to leave Netanyahu’s coalition if the prime minister accepts the ceasefire plan.

Sources from an Israeli television station, channel 12, claim that in a closed-door meeting of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee of the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, Netanyahu said that “the proposal presented by Biden is incomplete”.

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