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Man Arrested for Sending Abusive Messages about Israel and Gaza to UK MP

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A 36-year-old man from Swindon, Wiltshire has been arrested and charged with stalking MP Justin Tomlinson after allegedly sending abusive messages about Israel and Gaza. Feras Al-Jayoosi was taken into custody by counter-terror police on Thursday on suspicion of harassment.

Charged with Stalking and Criminal Damage

Al-Jayoosi is accused of sending multiple abusive and threatening emails to Tomlinson, causing fear and concern. He appeared in Swindon Crown Court, where it was revealed that the alleged emails centered around the crisis in Israel and Gaza. The suspect was remanded in custody and is set to appear in Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday. Additionally, he is facing charges of criminal damage related to an unrelated matter.

Israeli Families Reunited with Children Released by Hamas

In other news related to the Israel-Gaza conflict, heartwarming footage captured the moment Israeli families were reunited with their children, who had been held captive by Hamas for 48 days. The release of the hostages is part of a truce deal brokered by Qatar, with 14 more hostages set to be released today.

Devastation and Suffering in Gaza

The conflict has left Palestinian civilians fleeing for their lives as Israel seeks to dismantle Hamas in response to the group's killing of 1,200 civilians on October 7. Gaza residents have been caught in the crossfire, with allegations that Hamas is using them as "human shields." The northern part of the strip has been ravaged by war, with destroyed buildings, limited supplies, and immense suffering for the people of Gaza.

Conflicting Death Toll Figures

The death toll from the conflict remains disputed, with Hamas officials claiming over 14,000 civilian deaths, including more than 4,500 children. Israel and US President Joe Biden have expressed doubts about these figures, and the UN has stated that it will not confirm a number until it can be independently verified. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attributes the deaths to Hamas, not Israel.

Calls for a Permanent Humanitarian Ceasefire

Amid the ongoing horror, there is a growing demand for a permanent humanitarian ceasefire to bring an end to the bloodshed.