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    Volker Türk “Russia's full-scale armed attack on Ukraine, which is about to enter its third year with no end in sight, continues to cause serious and widespread human rights violations, destroying lives and livelihoods. The invasion has exacted a horrific human cost, inflicting immense suffering on millions of civilians.” 3 hours ago
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    Tymofiy Mylovanov “In 2022, the [US] administration [of Joe Biden] submitted funding requests in the spring, almost immediately after the invasion. But in 2023, it waited until mid-fall to announce what it plans to submit. Avdiivka demonstrates the cost of these political delays: human lives, lost territory, and encouraged Russia. If that's the plan 'to be with Ukraine as long as it takes', then the US delays in aid have just prolonged the war.” 5 hours ago
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    Dmytro Kuleba “The era of peace in Europe is over. And every time Ukrainian soldiers withdraw from a Ukrainian town because of the lack of ammunition, think of it not only in terms of democracy and defending the world-based order, but also in terms of Russian soldiers getting a few kilometres closer to your towns.” 5 hours ago
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Israel

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“This has been experimented [with] over the past three decades. Palestinians have been negotiating with Israel, and Israel doesn't want to get anywhere with these negotiations. At the same time … Israel has been taking more land, expelling Palestinians from their homes and controlling their lives more. What we can see today in the Gaza Strip, Israel has not even thought that apartheid is enough, now they are committing genocide. So what should we wait for? Should we wait until there are no more Palestinians to talk to?”

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Palestinian human rights lawyer from occupied East Jerusalem
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“Rafah is the last bastion of Hamas control and there remain battalions in Rafah which Israel must dismantle to achieve its goals in this war. The only potential delay to the Israeli assault on Rafah could come should Hamas give ground in hostage negotiations and hand over the prisoners it took on Oct. 7. Even that would only delay the advance on Rafah unless it is coupled with the demilitarization of the city and surrender of the Hamas battalions there.”

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Former Israeli intelligence official and a negotiator during the first and second intifadas
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“We shall not bow down to international dictates in regards to a future deal with the Palestinians. Such a compromise should be through direct negotiations with no preconditions. How can we give recognition to such a state after the massacre of October 7. This would be a reward for terrorism.”

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Prime Minister of Israel
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“This was a predictable development of the situation on the ground. The tension has been brewing in the West Bank, including Jerusalem, since October 7. More than 7,000 Palestinians have been detained, almost 400 Palestinians killed by Israeli soldiers and settlers. The situation was being described as a pressure cooker, and now we've seen just how that pressure would explode in a very deadly and tragic manner. The writing was on the wall, and anyone who didn't see it just didn't want to.”

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Palestinian political analyst based in Ramallah
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“A peace deal between Israel and Hamas will only be reached through direct negotiations between the parties. Israel outright rejects international dictates regarding a permanent settlement with the Palestinians. Israel will continue to oppose the unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state. Such recognition in the wake of the October 7 massacre would give a huge reward to unprecedented terrorism and prevent any future peace settlement.”

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Prime Minister of Israel
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“Now is not the time to be speaking about gifts for the Palestinian people, at a time when the Palestinian Authority themselves have yet to even condemn the October 7 massacre. Here in Israel, we are still in the aftermath of the October 7 massacre. Now is the time for victory, total victory over Hamas. All discussions of the day after Hamas will be had the day after Hamas.”

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Spokesperson for the Israeli government
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“We will in no way agree to this plan, which says Palestinians deserve a prize for the terrible massacre they carried out against us: a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital. A Palestinian state is an existential threat to the State of Israel as was proven on Oct. 7.”

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Finance Minister of Israel
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“We're going to do it while providing safe passage for the civilian population so they can leave. Those who say that under no circumstances should we enter Rafah, are basically saying 'lose the war, keep Hamas there'.”

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Prime Minister of Israel
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“The Khan Younis Brigade of the Hamas organisation is disbanded, we will complete the mission there and continue to Rafah. We will continue until the end, there is no other way.”

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Israeli Defence Minister
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“The ICJ ruling puts a lot more pressure on the US and other Western allies to move on a ceasefire resolution. It makes it a lot harder for the US, along with Israel, to make the case to Western governments that are still very much concerned with international legitimacy, to maintain the idea that Israel is acting within the constraints of international law in Gaza and that it's acting in self-defence.”

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Human rights lawyer and a fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
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“Israeli politicians have already said that they're going to ignore the ICJ order. It is much harder for, particularly, the US and European states including the UK, to ignore the order because they have a much stronger record of holding or supporting the International Court of Justice.”

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Executive director of Ceasefire Centre for Civilian Rights
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“The ruling sends a strong message to Israel that the court views the situation as very serious and that Israel should do what it can to perform restraint in carrying out its military campaign.”

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Assistant professor of international human rights law at Trinity College in Dublin who served as an associate legal officer at the International Court of Justice in The Hague from 2010 to 2014
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“Israelis have upped the ante of what they were doing beforehand. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been vocal about calls for an escalation. Israel is also ramping up its attacks to stave off attacks by Iran and allies in the region, however many of these groups are part of the axis of resistance and are doing so in their own national interests.”

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Professor at the University of Tehran
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“The appalling suffering of civilians, both Israeli and Palestinian, is first and foremost the result of Hamas' strategy. If there were acts of genocide, they have been perpetrated against Israel. Hamas seeks genocide against Israel.”

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Israeli foreign ministry's legal adviser
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“Israel's political leaders, military commanders and persons holding official positions have systematically and in explicit terms declared their genocidal intent. These statements are then repeated by soldiers on the ground in Gaza as they engage in the destruction of Palestinians and the physical infrastructure of Gaza. [Netanyahu's comments on October 28, 2023, urging ground troops preparing to enter Gaza to 'remember what Amalek has done to you'] This refers to the Biblical command by God to Saul for the retaliatory destruction of an entire group of people. The evidence of genocidal intent is not only chilling, it is also overwhelming and incontrovertible.”

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Lawyer for South Africa
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“Every day we line up our convoys, we wait for clearance, and we don't get it - and then we come back and we do it again the next day.”

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World Health Organization Emergency Medical Teams coordinator in Gaza
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“It is absolutely necessary to avoid Lebanon being dragged into a regional conflict. Nobody will win from a regional conflict. We are seeing a worrying intensification of exchange of fire across the Blue Line.”

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EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
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“We are reaching them all ways. There already is engagement and there are hostages there too sadly. This will continue as high intensity efforts in the heart of Khan Younis.”

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Israeli Defence Minister
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“The military elite has grown increasingly uncomfortable over the past 10 years, and they're not pacifists by any means - they are not doves. But they understand what is strategically important for Israel, and they have been pushing against the overly militarist ambitions of the civilian government.”

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Middle East and North Africa director at Global Counsel
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“[Smotrich] didn't want that discussion [on the day after] to take place. He is very much against the Palestinian Authority [PA] having any rule in Gaza post the war. Netanyahu cancelled the war cabinet, worried it would fracture his coalition, fracture his government and put his position as prime minister at risk. The war cabinet was also meant to discuss a deal with Hamas - negotiated by the Americans, the Qataris and the Egyptians - about exchanging captives for Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli jails.”

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Al Jazeera correspondent reporting from East Jerusalem
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“One challenge is a ceasefire versus a truce. Palestinians are talking about a full-fledged ceasefire. The Israelis are hearing a 'truce,' a pause. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would also have to pull back from its stated mission of eradicating Hamas. On the one hand [Netanyahu] is still negotiating with Hamas indirectly, but at the same time his main dream is to eradicate Hamas. He lives in two separate worlds and he needs to unify them.”

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Professor of conflict resolution at George Mason University
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“The world's foremost superpower of the past 70 years is being humiliated by Israel. America laid few red lines: No reoccupation of Gaza, which is now no reoccupation of Gaza long term; no indiscriminate bombing. And then Sullivan comes to the region and says, 'No, we understand'. Every time we talk about a spat, it involves Israel spitting and America's face-saving. It is not exactly an equal relationship. The patron continues to follow the orders of the client.”

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Senior political analyst at Al Jazeera
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“I urged the Security Council to press to avert a humanitarian catastrophe and I reiterated my appeal for a humanitarian ceasefire to be declared. Regrettably, the Security Council failed to do it, but that does not make it less necessary.”

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Secretary-general of the United Nations
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“There is no way we are not going back to fighting until the end. This is my policy, the entire cabinet stands behind it, the entire government stands behind it, the soldiers stand behind it, the people stand behind it - this is exactly what we will do.”

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Prime Minister of Israel
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“It's unlikely to happen, given the messages coming from the Israeli side. I also think a ceasefire is not the same as putting out the fire to the original spark - the original point of conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. If they are just extending the truce for a few days, and resuming the carnage, it doesn't seem like an effective way to move forward. It's not moving forward at all.”

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Professor at Northwestern University in Qatar
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“For every Palestinian prisoner [the Israelis] release, there seems to be a continued disregard for the freedoms of Palestinians they continue to detain, a continuous disregard for Palestinian life as they continue to kill people in very violent and endless raids in the occupied West Bank.”

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Al Jazeera’s journalist reporting from Ramallah in the West Bank
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“Israel has no good options after its bad war ends. This may be its last chance to pull away from the brink, stop the war, embrace US President Joe Biden's vision of a two-state solution, impractical as it is today, and accept America's red lines for Gaza: no to reoccupation, no to ethnic cleansing and no to shrinking its territories. But Netanyahu, along with his fanatic coalition, who've long taken America for granted, have once again ignored - read rejected - America's advice to the detriment of both sides.”

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Senior political analyst at Al Jazeera
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“The negotiations on the release of our hostages are advancing and continuing constantly. The start of the release will take place according to the original agreement between the sides, and not before Friday.”

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Israeli National Security Adviser
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“He's [Benjamin Netanyahu] very vulnerable, more than he's ever been in his political career given that he presided over the greatest intelligence security failure in Israel's history. Prime ministers have fallen for far less than that.”

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Expert on Palestinian-Israeli Affairs at the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC
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“The extensive Israeli bombardment of Gaza, including the use of high-impact explosive weapons in densely populated areas ... is clearly having a devastating humanitarian and human rights impact. The attacks must be investigated ... We have very serious concerns that these amount to disproportionate attacks in breach of international humanitarian law. Any use by Palestinian armed groups of civilians and civilian objects to shield themselves from attack is in contravention of the laws of war. But such conduct by Palestinian armed groups does not absolve Israel of its obligation to ensure that civilians are spared.”

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UN high commissioner for human rights
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“There are violations by Hamas when they have human shields. But when one looks at the number of civilians that were killed with the military operations, there is something that is clearly wrong. It is also important to make Israel understand that it is against the interests of Israel to see every day the terrible image of the dramatic humanitarian needs of the Palestinian people. That doesn't help Israel in relation to the global public opinion.”

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Secretary-general of the United Nations
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“Our forces must not shed blood to give the Gaza Strip to the Palestinian Authority wrapped in a bow.... Only full Israeli control and a complete demilitarisation of the strip will restore security.”

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Lawmaker in Netanyahu's religious-nationalist coalition
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