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Palestinian death toll from Israeli attacks in Gaza rises to 33,175: ministry

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Palestinian death toll from Israeli attacks in Gaza rises to 33,175: ministry
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Palestinian death toll from Israeli attacks in Gaza rises to 33,175: ministry

2024-04-08 02:29 Last Updated At:05:57

The Palestinian death toll in Israeli attacks has risen to 33,175, the Ministry of Health in Gaza announced on Sunday.

During the past 24 hours, the Israeli army killed 38 Palestinians and wounded 71 others, bringing the total death toll to 33,175 and injuries to 75,886 since the Israel-Hamas conflict broke out on Oct 7, 2023, the ministry said in a statement.

Meanwhile, The Times of Israel Sunday quoted an Israeli government official as saying that Israel will send a delegation to Cairo, Egypt, for negotiations on a ceasefire in Gaza and the release of Israeli hostages held by Hamas.

David Barnea, head of Israel's Mossad intelligence service, and Ronen Bar, director of the Shin Bet, Israel's internal security service, reportedly left for Cairo on Sunday afternoon for the talks.

Hamas announced in a statement on Saturday that a delegation of its leaders would travel to Cairo on Sunday for the talks.

The Palestinian militant group stressed that the release of Israeli hostages is conditional on a full ceasefire in Gaza, the withdrawal of Israeli troops and the return of Palestinians to the northern Gaza Strip.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday that Israel is ready to reach a ceasefire agreement with Hamas, but it will not give in to the "extreme" demands of the group. He stressed that Israel will completely eliminate Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.

Netanyahu reiterated that there would be no ceasefire in Gaza without the release of Israeli hostages.

Palestine's Al-Quds Newspaper reported on Sunday that Israel launched a drone attack on the al-Nasr region in the city of Rafah in southern Gaza Strip, with the number of casualties not immediately clear. Israel hasn't responded to the report yet.

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said on Sunday that Israeli troops had withdrawn from the Khan Younis area in the southern Gaza Strip in preparation for the upcoming offensive in Rafah.

Herzi Halevi, chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), issued a statement on Sunday saying that despite the withdrawal of Israeli troops, the war against Hamas continues and is far from over.

He said that the Israeli military has made significant progress in its military operations in Gaza, but it hasn't fully achieved its goal yet.

Palestinian death toll from Israeli attacks in Gaza rises to 33,175: ministry

Palestinian death toll from Israeli attacks in Gaza rises to 33,175: ministry

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Awarding ceremony held in Jiangsu to honor artists contributing to dancing art

2024-05-28 18:52 Last Updated At:19:27

The 13th awarding ceremony of the Lotus Awards, China's top award for dancing art, was held in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province on Saturday, featuring performances of awarded dance drama, classic dance and modern dance works.

First launched in 1997, the Lotus Awards offers dancers nationwide a good platform to get stage experiences and tell Chinese stories through dance performances.

"Every artist is trying to pursue the essence of art. It's our slogan and our goal," said Feng Shuangbai, president of the China Dancers Association, a non-governmental organization of professional dancers.

The event also saw Zhao Ruheng, former director of National Ballet of China, the only national-level ballet company in China, and Xing dehui, a renowned dance performance director, receive the lifetime achievement award by the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles, the highest accolade in the art community, for their contribution to dancing art.

Awarding ceremony held in Jiangsu to honor artists contributing to dancing art

Awarding ceremony held in Jiangsu to honor artists contributing to dancing art

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