Explosion hits Kenya’s capital
Kenyan authorities have confirmed at least 3 people have been killed in a car bombing in the country’s capital of Nairobi.
The explosion occurred in a passenger van that had been traveling from the Nairobi suburb of Eastleigh to the city center.
As of yet, no person or group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Flooding in Gaza
Over 5,000 residents of the Gaza Strip have been evacuated after four days of heavy rain flooded homes in the area. It’s part of the same storm system that has blanketed Jerusalem and parts of the West Bank in snow, the heaviest seen in 50 years.
Rescue workers used fishing boats and construction equipment to evacuate Gaza residents from the high floors of buildings.
Exacerbating the situation in Gaza is a fuel shortage and repeated cuts to the power supply, due to the closure of the Egyptian border.
In light of the fuel shortage, the UN has distributed 5,000 liters of fuel to local pumping stations, and requested emergency aid from Israel.
The Israeli government responded by sending aid that included four water pumps and diesel fuel for heating. Maj. Guy Inbar, an Israeli military official, said that Israel was ready to meet additional requests if necessary.