Bd24live | Bangla Online News Portal Famous Bangla newspaper Mon, 08 Apr 2024 08:56:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Bd24live | Bangla Online News Portal 32 32 Brazil can import RMG directly from Bangladesh: PM Mon, 08 Apr 2024 08:56:54 +0000 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called upon Brazil to import directly Readymade Garment (RMG) products from Bangladesh.

“RMG goods from Bangladesh have been being exported to Brazil on a limited scale through the third party. It will be more affordable for Brazil if the country directly imports RMG items from Bangladesh,” she said.

The premier came up with the remarks while a delegation of Brazil led by its Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira paid a courtesy call on her at her office here this morning.

PM’s Speech Writer M Nazrul Islam briefed the newsmen after the meeting.

Stressing the need for ensuring trade balance between Bangladesh and Brazil, Sheikh Hasina said the trade balance between the two countries has highly tilted to Brazil.

Brazil can import more products including jute and jute goods and leather items from Bangladesh to make sure the trade balance between the two countries, she continued.

The prime minister said Bangladesh mainly imports sugar, soyabin oil and cotton from Brazil.

“There are huge scopes to increase bilateral trade between Bangladesh and Brazil,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina has also stressed the need for enhancing the existing bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Brazil.

The Brazilian foreign minister has conveyed an invitation letter of his country’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to the Bangladesh premier to attend the final meeting of the G20 Task Force for the creation of a global Alliance against Hunger and Poverty to be held at Rio de Janeiro on July 24.

Mauro Vieira has also highly praised the socio-economic development of Bangladesh under the prudent leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

He said Brazil wants to use the experience of Bangladesh’s journey towards development for its advancement.

The Brazilian minister said Brazil and Bangladesh have same size of population and have been working to fight poverty and hunger.

He also appreciated Bangladesh’s stance on Gaza issue, saying his country is also against the Israeli attack on Gaza.

The Bangladesh premier said Bangladesh and Brazil cherish same opinion on different international issues.

Sheikh Hasina described the attack on Gaza by Israel a genocide as women, children and aged people have been killed even in the attacks on hospitals and shelter centers.

“Women, children and aged people don’t get any respite from the attacks,” she said.

The prime minister recalled with due respect that Brazil being a South American country first recognised Bangladesh as an independent country on May 15, 1973.

She also sought help from Brazil for the development of Bangladesh football.

The Brazilian foreign minister as well gifted a jersey of his country’s national football team inscribed with Sheikh Hasina to the prime minister.

PM’s Principal Secretary M Tofazzel Hossain Miah and Senior Secretary of the Foreign Ministry Masud Bin Momen were present.

Top Russia diplomat arrives in China for official visit: ministry Mon, 08 Apr 2024 08:55:45 +0000 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov arrived in China for an official visit on Monday, his ministry said, as the two countries look to strengthen diplomatic ties as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine grinds on.

The foreign ministry announced Lavrov had touched down in Beijing in a post on X Monday morning.

He will spend two days in the Chinese capital and hold meetings with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, according to a previous readout from the ministry.

“An in-depth exchange of points of view is expected on a certain number of ‘burning subjects’,” the statement said, citing “the Ukrainian crisis and the situation in the Asia-Pacific region”.

The ministry added that the two men would “discuss a wide range of questions linked to bilateral cooperation, as well as cooperation on the international scene”.

Lavrov last visited Beijing in October for an international forum on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s flagship Belt and Road infrastructure initiative.

China sees itself as a neutral party in the Ukraine conflict, but it has become Russia’s leading trade partner in the last two years and favours a political settlement to end the fighting.

Western nations regularly urge Beijing to play a greater role in restoring peace in Ukraine by using its influence over the Kremlin.

Germany faces Gaza genocide case at top UN court Mon, 08 Apr 2024 08:54:21 +0000 Germany faces charges from Nicaragua at the top UN court on Monday that it is “facilitating the commission of genocide” against Palestinians with its military and political support for Israel.

Nicaragua has hauled Germany before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), demanding judges impose emergency measures to stop Berlin providing Israel with weapons and other assistance.

Germany has hit back at the allegations, with Sebastian Fischer, spokesman for the German foreign ministry, telling reporters ahead of the hearings: “We reject the allegations from Nicaragua.”

“Germany has violated neither the Genocide Convention nor international humanitarian law and we will demonstrate this in full before the International Court of Justice,” added Fischer.

Nicaragua will set out its case on Monday, with Germany due to respond the following day.

In a 43-page submission to the court, Nicaragua argues that Germany is in breach of the 1948 United Nations Genocide Convention, set up in the wake of the Holocaust.

“By sending military equipment and now defunding UNRWA (UN agency for Palestinian refugees)… Germany is facilitating the commission of genocide,” says the submission.

“Germany’s failure is all the more reprehensible with respect to Israel given that Germany has a self-proclaimed privileged relationship with it, which would enable it to usefully influence its conduct,” added Nicaragua.

Nicaragua asked the ICJ to decide “provisional measures” — emergency orders imposed while the court considers the broader case.

It is “imperative and urgent” the court orders such measures given that the lives of “hundreds of thousands of people” are at stake, runs the Nicaraguan case.

– ‘Appropriate reaction’ –

The ICJ was set up to rule in disputes between nations and has become a key player in the war between Israel and Hamas militants that erupted after the October 7 attacks.

In a separate case, South Africa has accused Israel of perpetrating genocide in the Gaza Strip, charges Israel vehemently denies.

In that case, the court ordered Israel to do everything in its power to prevent genocidal acts and recently toughened its stance, ordering additional measures obliging Israel to step up access to humanitarian aid.

The court’s rulings are binding but it lacks an enforcement mechanism — for example it has ordered Russia to stop its invasion of Ukraine, to no avail.

Nicaragua has requested five provisional measures, including that Germany “immediately suspend its aid to Israel, in particular its military assistance including military equipment.”

It also calls on the court to order Germany to “reverse its decision to suspend the funding of UNRWA.”

Germany said in January it was halting funding pending a probe into Israeli accusations that several UNRWA staff members took part in the October 7 assault.

Nicaragua said in its submission that “it could be comprehensible” that Germany would support an “appropriate reaction” by ally Israel to the October Hamas attacks.

“But this cannot be an excuse for acting in violation of international law,” said Nicaragua.

On Friday, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said that Israel had “no more excuse” to delay aid getting into Gaza.

The bloodiest-ever Gaza war began with Hamas’s unprecedented October 7 attack on Israel that resulted in the deaths of 1,170 Israelis and foreigners, most of them civilians, according to an AFP tally based on official Israeli figures.

Palestinian militants also took around 250 hostages, about 130 of whom remain in Gaza, including 34 the army says are dead.

Israel’s retaliatory campaign has killed at least 33,175 people, according to the health ministry in Hamas-run Gaza, while the United Nations has warned of “catastrophic” hunger.

Convenience and User Experience: Reviewing Interfaces and Usability in Online Bookmakers and Mobile Applications Sat, 06 Apr 2024 06:54:07 +0000 Title: Convenience and User Experience: Reviewing Interfaces and Usability in Online Bookmakers and Mobile Applications
Description: Want to play comfortably and with maximum enjoyment – pay attention to the quality of the interface and the actual user experience when using a bookmaker’s website or application on Android and iOS

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Bookmaker app interface overview

When it comes to the app’s user experience for Android users, they report great success in this regard. Some of the main factors that players highlight include:

Navigation – using the app is quite easy and simple. All the main functions are located on certain sections (profile, casino, bonuses), so it is possible to find the necessary information or page quickly.
Design – the developers of the 1xBet app paid a lot of attention to the design. At the same time, all additional elements were removed from the application: banners, pictures, pop-up menus and so on. This was done to unload the main screen and leave on the page only the essentials.

Functionality – as far as features are concerned, the 1xBet app offers identical features to the website. However, players can still set up push notifications.

Thus, if we evaluate the level of the user experience of the iOS app from 1xBet, it is at a high level. The app is comfortable to use, and the design allows you to play with great pleasure.

The importance of a quality interface

The importance of a comfortable interface is manifested in many aspects. First of all, a design that is clearly structured and intuitive of the website and app makes it easier to navigate through the various sections and functions. The user should easily find the events, sports, types of bets and other information he is interested in.

Fast loading pages, smooth operation of the application, as well as adaptability and screen resolutions also play a significant role. No one wants to spend a lot of time waiting for pages to load or encounter display problems on their device.

In addition, the usability of forms for filling out data when registering or placing a bet is also important. The comfort and simplicity of these processes contribute to user satisfaction and boost the chances of users coming back to the platform.


Aid worker killed by Israel felt need to help, parents say Fri, 05 Apr 2024 09:49:18 +0000 The father of US-Canadian citizen Jacob Flickinger, one of seven aid workers killed in an Israeli strike earlier this week, said Thursday his son was hesitant to go to Gaza but had felt a need to help.

Flickinger, 33, was among a group of World Central Kitchen staff who died on Monday when Israel bombed their vehicle convoy in what it called a “grave mistake,” sparking outrage from world leaders.

In interviews with US media, parents John Flickinger and Sylvie Labrecque paid tribute to their son, who started working with food relief organization World Central Kitchen in Mexico last year before traveling to Gaza.

“He was hesitant to go, he’s a new father. He has a beautiful 18-month-old son,” John Flickinger told CBS News. “But he felt the need and he of course needs to support his family.”

In a separate interview with BBC News, he said his son — a Canadian Armed Forces veteran — felt “reasonably confident that he could accomplish the mission safely” in Gaza, adding that he had a “desire to serve and to help others.”

“He felt that the World Central Kitchen knew what they were doing there. They were in a de-conflicted zone, controlled by the IDF,” Flickinger said.

In the emotional interview, he said his thoughts went to his son’s family. “Now my grandson will grow up without having his father,” he said.

Jacob Flickinger’s partner, Sandy Leclerc, told ABC News in an interview Thursday that she wanted to know the “truth of what happened, because this situation is so unclear.”

“I am devastated by this news… He was a part of me,” Leclerc said, adding that she did not know how to explain to their son that his father had died.

Monday’s strike was widely condemned by global powers, with US President Joe Biden saying he was “outraged and heartbroken,” before warning Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday that continued American support depended on Israel’s protection of civilians in Gaza.

Biden emphasized the need for a series of “specific, concrete, and measurable steps to address civilian harm, humanitarian suffering, and the safety of aid workers,” a White House statement said.

World Central Kitchen, which was founded in 2010 by Spanish-American chef Jose Andres, has paused its operations in Gaza since the attack, which also killed a Palestinian as well as citizens from Australia, Britain and Poland.

The aid workers had just unloaded supplies at a warehouse in central Gaza when they were killed.

Biden warns Netanyahu of US shift, as domestic pressure mounts Fri, 05 Apr 2024 09:46:18 +0000 President Joe Biden warned Israel of a sharp shift in his policy over the Gaza war Thursday amid growing frustration with Benjamin Netanyahu and mounting domestic pressure in a US election year.

A tense phone call between the two leaders appeared to yield at least some results, as Netanyahu’s office announced within hours it would temporarily allow more aid to flow into Gaza.

Biden has stood solidly behind Israel and its prime minister since Hamas’s October 7 attacks, and his criticism of civilian deaths in Gaza has not stopped Washington from supplying military hardware to its key ally.

But the Democrat faces spiraling anger from Muslim and younger voters over his support for Israel, and political allies have been pressing him to make the aid conditional on changed Israeli behavior.

In a 30-minute call with Netanyahu after Israeli strikes killed seven aid workers from US-based charity World Central Kitchen, Biden hinted at doing just that.

For the first time, Biden “made clear that US policy with respect to Gaza will be determined by our assessment of Israel’s immediate action” to curtail the killing of civilians and aid workers and improve the dire humanitarian situation, the White House said.

The tough language, describing the aid worker attack as “unacceptable” and urging Israel to take steps towards an immediate ceasefire, reflected mounting tensions with Netanyahu.

“What happened to the World Central Kitchen, that event certainly was a catalyst for the call today,” White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told CNN Thursday evening.

Earlier this week the WCK convoy was repeatedly struck by Israeli forces despite clearing its route with the military. A US-Canadian dual national was among those killed in the attack, which Israel has called a mistake.

Biden’s “frustration has been growing over recent weeks and months over the dangers to the civilian population in Gaza and to aid workers,” Kirby said.

Later that evening Netanyahu’s office announced it was reopening the Erez border crossing for the first time since October 7 to allow aid into the northern Gaza Strip, as well as allowing supplies to pass through the port of Ashdod. Increased levels of Jordanian aid will go through Kerem Shalom.

The White House said the steps were taken “at the president’s request” and “must now be fully and rapidly implemented.”

– ‘Stop it now’ –

The Biden administration faces a difficult balancing act on Gaza between what Kirby called its overall “ironclad” commitment to Israel and mounting opposition at home to the war.

Democrats fear anger among Arab American and Muslim voters in an expected tight election against Republican Donald Trump in November.

A key Biden confidant had earlier urged him to leverage the huge military aid that Washington gives Israel every year.

“I think we’re at that point,” Chris Coons, a Democratic senator from the president’s home state of Delaware, told CNN.

Biden also reportedly faces pressure even closer to home — from First Lady Jill Biden.

“Stop it, stop it now,” she told the president about the growing toll of civilian casualties in Gaza, according to comments by Biden himself during a meeting with members of the Muslim community, reported by the New York Times.

– Bedrock ally –

Despite historic tensions with right-winger Netanyahu, Biden traveled to Israel as a self-described “Zionist” days after the Hamas attacks and hugged the premier.

But Biden’s rhetoric has sharpened as the civilian death toll soared past 30,000 and the humanitarian situation becomes ever more dire.

Biden ordered US airdrops of aid into Gaza. He also allowed a UN Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire to go through — infuriating Netanyahu.

Biden’s words, however, have not been matched by concrete steps to limit the billions of dollars in military aid flowing to Washington’s bedrock regional ally.

The United States approved the transfer of thousands more bombs to Israel on the same day as the Israeli strikes that killed the WCK aid workers, the Washington Post reported Thursday.

US voters are increasingly turning against Israel’s Gaza offensive.
A majority of 55 percent now disapprove of Israel’s actions, compared to 36 percent who approve, according to a Gallup poll released on March 27.

PM seeks Chinese cooperation for Bangladesh’s southern region’s development Wed, 03 Apr 2024 15:45:23 +0000 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today sought Chinese cooperation for Bangladesh’s southern region’s development as its Ambassador here Yao WEN called on her at her official residence Ganabhaban.

“Direct road communication was already established with country’s southern region through Padma Bridge. I want China to help Bangladesh for its southern region’s further development,” PM’s Speech Writer Md Nazrul Islam quoting her as saying in a media briefing after the meeting.

According to Islam, Sheikh Hasina told the Chinese envoy that the southern region of the country was neglected for so long as except Awami League (AL), no government took effective steps for the development of this area.

Turning to cooperation, the Chinese ambassador requested the prime minister to offer specific proposal for the development of Bangladesh’s southern region.

Yao WEN also conveyed an invitation to Sheikh Hasina to visit China in the coming July as the premier received the invitation.

Mentioning that China is the great development partner of Bangladesh, the Prime Minister hoped that the cooperation which is going on between the two countries will strengthen in the days to come.

She said that there will be a deep seaport in Paira and China can take advantage of that.

Sheikh Hasina mentioned that southern part of Bangladesh is the most vulnerable area of the country.

In this connection, she said that there are some big rivers in this area and the effect of the climate change is much wider in this area. “We’re now giving priority to the development of this area,” she added.

Talking about the last election, she said that it was a challenging one from various aspects. “We’ve overcome that and held a peaceful election, we have formed a sustainable government and a stable situation is prevailing in the country,” she said.

The premier said that the government wanted to advance the development spree of the country, and hoped that as a trusted friend and development partner, China will help Bangladesh.

The envoy said that China will support Bangladesh to complete the unfinished works of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

“China will remain beside Bangladesh to implement Sheikh Hasina’s Vision to make Smart Bangladesh by 2041,” he added.

Talking about the Prime Minister’s upcoming visit in July, Yao WEN said that it is expected that the bilateral relations between Bangladesh and China, especially trade, investment, people to people contact, will be in a new height.

“The development partnership between Bangladesh and China will be strengthened further,” he said.

The envoy also requested the Prime Minister to use the maiden flight of Bangladesh Biman’s Dhaka-Beijing route for her upcoming visit to inaugurate the route.

He also said that China wants to help Bangladesh and to invest in agriculture, green energy, ICT and manufacturing sectors.

The Chinese envoy expressed his country’s interest in making partnership for metro rail in Bangladesh.

He said that China is interested to import more mango, jute and jute products and leather products.

The envoy showed more interest in providing training to youths, young leaders, women leaders and government officials.

He said that the cooperation between Awami League and Communist Party of China will be strengthened.

Praising Sheikh Hasina’s leadership, the Chinese envoy said, “Sheikh Hasina is not only the leader of Bangladesh, she is also the world leader.”

Regarding Rohingya issue, he said that China is working so that they could be repatriated.

PM’s Principal Secretary M Tofazzel Hossain Miah was present.

Saima Wazed for making right to health a reality for all Wed, 03 Apr 2024 15:44:30 +0000 Regional Director of WHO South-East Asia Region Saima Wazed has called for making the right to health a reality for all as WHO is committed to advancing the right to health and other human rights.

She made the call on the occasion of the World Health Day to be celebrated on April 7 to mark the foundation of the World Health Organization, said a press release received here today.

The spotlight of this year’s the World Health Day is ‘My Health, My Right’, as in a world witnessing multiple crises, from diseases to disasters to conflicts and climate change, realizing people’s right to health is now more important than ever, according to the press release.

“Realizing the right to health for all means creating conditions where everyone, everywhere can access high quality health facilities, services and goods that prioritize people’s needs, understanding and dignity,” the Regional Director said.

“It also means a full set of rights that enable people to live healthily, such as education, safe water and food, nutritious food, adequate housing, good working and environmental conditions and information-or the underlying determinants of health,” she added.

To fulfill the right to health, both health services and the underlying determinants should be available, accessible, acceptable and of adequate quality, the Regional Director emphasized.

“The right to the highest attainable standard of mental and physical health – or, the right to health has been core to WHO’s mission, globally and in the Region. It is enshrined in WHO’s Constitution,” Saima Wazed said.

“However, despite progress, we still have a considerable way to go to make the right to health a reality for all in the WHO South-East Asia Region,” the Regional Director said.

As WHO marks its seventy-sixth year on 7 April, the South-East Asia Region has seen many gains and has much to celebrate with regard to the right to health, according the press release issued by WHO South-East Asia Region.

The Universal Health Coverage service coverage index has improved from 47 in 2010 to 62 in 2021, the press release said adding the average density of medical doctors, nurses and midwives in the Region stands at 28.05 per 10, 000 population, up by 30.5% since 2015.

The Region achieved a 68.5% reduction in the maternal mortality ratio between 2000 and 2020. Under-five mortality rate declined significantly from 84 per 1000 livebirths in 2000 to 29 per 1000 livebirths in 2021 and the neonatal mortality rate from 41 per 1000 livebirths in 2000 to 17 per 1000 livebirths in 2021, it added.

Between 2015 and 2021 new HIV infections declined by 25% and malaria incidence by 62 percent, the release added.

Despite global commitments to the right to health, nearly 40% of the Region’s people lack coverage by essential health services. Investment in health by national governments, which is the foundation of advancing the right to health, is unacceptably low, which has resulted in high out-of-pocket expenditure. The proportion of households experiencing financial hardship in accessing basic health care has been rising.

TB mortality rate in the Region increased by 8.6% in 2021 compared to 2015. The probability of death between the ages of 30 and 70 years from four major diseases – cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases – is still unacceptably high at 21.6%.

The poorest and groups with vulnerabilities face the greatest barriers in accessing needed healthcare, often with catastrophic consequences for their health and wellbeing. Poor quality care accounts for more disease and deaths than lack of access to care.

The Regional Director said gender inequality affects equitable access to diagnosis and treatment of non-communicable health conditions. For example, compared with men, a higher proportion of women with raised blood glucose go untreated. This diagnosis and treatment gap is also seen for hypertension, she added.

Violence against women and girls-a violation of their human rights and a priority public health issue-remains pervasive. More than one in every three women in the Region have experienced intimate partner violence at least once in their lifetime, with rural and uneducated women and those from the poorest households facing a significantly higher risk, she said.

“Too many still face stigma related certain health conditions, such as TB, HIV/AIDS, disability or mental ill-heath. They also face discrimination in the health system based on their gender, class, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or other characteristics,” the WHO Regional Director said.

Equality and non-discrimination are core to a human rights-based approach to health, Saima Wazed said, adding a human rights-based approach also entails adherence to the principle of participation.

“Accountability is also integral to a human rights-based approach: for example, reporting back to affected groups and communities about the performance of the health system or health programmes to address their needs,” she said.

The Regional Director said, “All governments and other duty-bearers have the obligation to respect, protect and fulfil the right to health and other human rights and to ensure their progressive realization. Governments need to increase investments in health-especially to advance universal health coverage grounded in primary health care approach.”

Good laws can lay the foundation for more effective tobacco control, environmental protection, better nutrition, control of obesity and cardiovascular diseases, fair and equal working conditions, and much more, she said, adding Health services need to be made more available, accessible acceptable and of better quality for all.

Child, maternal mortality rates fall for govt’s pragmatic steps: PM Wed, 03 Apr 2024 15:42:59 +0000 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said that the government has been able to reduce the child and maternal mortality rates along with poverty rate in the country through various pragmatic steps.

“We’ve established community clinics across the country to ensure the primary medicare facilities for the people. As a result, the child and maternal mortality rates have reduced,” she said.

The Prime Minister made this remark when the management team of Sheikh Fazilatunnessa Mujib Memorial KPJ Specialised Hospital and Nursing College called on her at her official residence Ganabhaban here.

President and Managing Director of KPJ Healthcare Berhad Chin Keat Chyuan led the team. Youth and Sports Minister Nazmul Hassan was present on the occasion.

PM’s Speech Writer Md Nazrul Islam briefed reporters after the call on.

The Prime Minister said that the Sheikh Fazilatunnessa Mujib Memorial KPJ Specialised Hospital was established at the industrial belt so that the workers and people of the area could get the medicare facilities easily.

Mentioning that the hospital is run under the Bangabandhu Memorial Trust, Sheikh Hasina said, “I and my sister Sheikh Rehana donated all our properties to the Trust in people’s interest. We have no more and we’ve donated our properties for the welfare of the people,” she said.

She recalled that once upon a time people of Bangladesh were poor and deprived of the healthcare facilities.

“We’ve been able to reduce the poverty rate,” she said.

Sheikh Fazilatunnessa Mujib Memorial KPJ Specialised Hospital and Nursing College was established by the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Trust.

The 250-bed hospital is operated by KPJ Healthcare Berhad, a renowned Malaysian Private Healthcare organization. KPJ Healthcare Berhad currently has a chain of 29 hospitals in Malaysia.

Named after Bangabandhu’s wife Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, the 250-bed world class hospital has been serving people since its inception in 2013.

Established at Kashimpur union under Kaliakair upazila in Gazipur by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Trust, the state-of-the-art facility is being operated by Kumpulan Perubetan Johor (KPJ) Healthcare Berhad, a renowned Malaysian private healthcare organisation.

The facility has become the first integrated management system (IMS) certified Hospital & Nursing College in Bangladesh, providing patients with more confidence in healthcare. Bureau Veritas, an international certification agency, awarded it for its contributions to Bangladesh’s health sector in 2017.

Israeli army says 600 soldiers killed since October 7 Mon, 01 Apr 2024 09:27:38 +0000 The Israeli military on Monday announced the death of a soldier in fighting in the Gaza Strip, bringing the total number of troops killed since the October 7 Hamas attacks on Israel to 600.

The military announced the death of 20-year-old soldier Nadav Cohen, and updated its overall toll to 600 killed since the attacks that triggered the war.