Egypt Warns of Consequences from Escalation in Israel, Türkiye’s Erdogan Calls for Restraint

File photo: Rockets are fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israel, on November 13, 2019. (Anas Baba/AFP)
File photo: Rockets are fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israel, on November 13, 2019. (Anas Baba/AFP)
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Egypt Warns of Consequences from Escalation in Israel, Türkiye’s Erdogan Calls for Restraint

File photo: Rockets are fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israel, on November 13, 2019. (Anas Baba/AFP)
File photo: Rockets are fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israel, on November 13, 2019. (Anas Baba/AFP)

Egypt warned on Saturday of what it said were “grave consequences” from the recent escalation in tension between Israel and the Palestinians following a series of Israeli aggression against Palestinian villages.

In a statement, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry urged both sides to “exercise maximum restraint and avoid exposing civilians to further risks".

The Ministry warned “of serious repercussions as a result of escalation in violence," which would negatively affect the future of peace talks between the two.

Egypt voiced calls on all parties involved in the peace process discussions to urge Israel to stop the attacks and provocations against the Palestinian people and to abide by the rules of international humanitarian law with regard to the responsibilities of the occupying state.

Moreover, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called on Israelis and Palestinians to act with restraint and refrain from hostile acts that could exacerbate the situation.

"We call for restraint from all parties," Erdogan said at a congress for his ruling AK Party in Ankara. "They must refrain from aggressive acts," he said.
 



Israeli Military Says it has Struck Houthi Targets in Yemen

A huge column of fire erupts following reported strikes in Hodeidah on July 20, 2024. (Photo by AFP)
A huge column of fire erupts following reported strikes in Hodeidah on July 20, 2024. (Photo by AFP)
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Israeli Military Says it has Struck Houthi Targets in Yemen

A huge column of fire erupts following reported strikes in Hodeidah on July 20, 2024. (Photo by AFP)
A huge column of fire erupts following reported strikes in Hodeidah on July 20, 2024. (Photo by AFP)

The Israeli army said Saturday it has struck several Houthi targets in western Yemen following a fatal drone attack by the militias in Tel Aviv the previous day.

A number of “military targets” were hit in the western port city of Hodeidah, the Israeli army said, adding that its attack was in response to “hundreds of attacks” against Israel in recent months.

“The Houthis attacked us over 200 times. The first time that they harmed an Israeli citizen, we struck them. And we will do this in any place where it may be required,” Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said in a statement.
Israel’s military said it alone carried out the strikes and “our friends were updated.” An Israeli Defense Forces official didn't say how many sites were targeted, but told journalists that the port is the main entry point for Iranian weapons. The official didn't say whether it was Israel’s first attack on Yemen.

Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdulsalam posted on X that the “blatant Israeli aggression” targeted fuel storage facilities and the province’s power station. He said the attacks aim “to increase the suffering of the people and to pressure Yemen to stop supporting Gaza.”

Abdulsalam said the attacks will only make Yemen's people and armed forces more determined to support Gaza. “There will be impactful strikes,” Mohamed Ali al-Houthi of the Supreme Political Council in Yemen wrote on X.

A media outlet controlled by the Houthis in Yemen, Al-Masirah TV, said the strikes on storage facilities for oil and diesel at the port and on the local electricity company caused deaths and injuries, and several people had severe burns. It said there was a large fire at the port and power cuts were widespread.

The drone attack by the Houthis killed one person in the center of Tel Aviv and wounded at least 10 others early Friday.