February 12, 2024

Armed conflicts and attacks

Israel–Hamas war

Rafah offensive

Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip

At least 67 people are killed during overnight Israeli airstrikes in Rafah. (Al Jazeera)

Israel–Netherlands relations

A Dutch appeals court orders a suspension of exports of F-35 jet parts to Israel within the next seven days over concerns that the aircraft parts are being used to commit serious violations of international humanitarian law. Prime Minister Mark Rutte says that the government will appeal the suspension. (Reuters)

Israel–United Kingdom relations

British Foreign Secretary David Cameron announces sanctions against four Israeli settlers for engaging in extremist violence towards Palestinians in the occupied-West Bank. (Al Jazeera)

Moro conflict

The Armed Forces of the Philippines confirm that the alleged mastermind of the Mindanao State University bombing in Marawi, a commander of Dawlah IslamiyahMaute Group, was among the nine militants killed in counterterrorist operations in Lanao del Sur in January. (AFP via VOA) (Manila Bulletin)

Syrian civil war

Islamic State insurgents attack a military barracks near Al-Sukhnah, Syria, killing nine soldiers and seizing multiple weapons and vehicles left behind by fleeing government forces. (AP)

Disasters and accidents

Trinidad and Tobago declares a national emergency after a massive oil spill off the coast of Tobago. (CBS News)

Two boats collide on the Congo River near Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo; with the death toll remains unclear. (AP)