Highlights: Israeli Airstrikes Reported Near Rafah, Gaza Death Toll Nears 10,000
The Israel Hamas war broke out on October 7, 2023 after the militant group launched surprise attack on the Jewish state - killing 1,400 people and taking over 200 hostages. Due to continuous Israeli bombardment and raids, the death toll on the Palestinian side has surpassed 8,000. Read below for the latest updates on the Israel Hamas war
Israel Hamas War LIVE Updates on Gaza Conflict
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Israel-Hamas War LIVE: Evacuation Efforts SuspendedEfforts to evacuate injured Gazans and foreign nationals through the Rafah crossing to Egypt have been suspended since Saturday after a deadly attack on an ambulance. This statement comes from the Egyptian, U.S. and Qatari officials close to the matter.
Meanwhile, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has demanded an immediate Israeli ceasefire during his meeting with U.S Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Ramallah.
Israel Hamas War LIVE: Israeli Air Strikes Land Near Rafah, Many Feared DeadSeveral people have been reported killed following an Israeli air strike on the southern area of the Gaza Strip. As per videos on social media, at least five people were killed in their residence near Rafah.
Israel Gaza Conflict LIVE: Anti-Netanyahu Sentiment on the rise in IsraelAs the war in Gaza escalates, anti-Netanyahu sentiment has also taken precedence in Israel. Several protestors surrounded the Israel's PM residence and demanded for a ceasefire and pause in Gaza
Israel-Hamas War LIVE: Death Toll As of November 6Palestine
- 9,770 Killed
- 26,000 Injured
West Bank -
- 152 Killed
- 2,100 Injured
- 1,430 Killed
- 5,600 Injured
Israel Hamas War LIVE: Communication Blackout in GazaSince the start of the war on October 7, Israel has continued its siege and blockade on Gaza. On Sunday as the war closed in to a month, Israel cut off all internet and phone lines in Gaza, effectively blocking all communication in and out of Gaza.
Israel Hamas War LIVE: No Ceasefire Until Hostages are Freed - Says NetanyahuIsraeli Prime Minister has continued his bid against a ceasefire in Gaza. In his latest remarks, the Israel PM has once against stated that a ceasefire will not be called until Hamas frees all hostages it took on October 7
Rockets Hit Kiryat Shmona in Israel, Several Homes DamagedThe Kiryat Shmona municipality was hit by several rockets on Sunday night. Several homes were damaged. No injuries reported.
WHO 'Very Concerned' About Reports Of Another Communications Outage in GazaTedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a post on X that WHO is "very concerned" about reports of another communications outage in Gaza.
Jordan Airdrops Medical Aid Into GazaKing Abdullah II confirmed that Jordan's air force air-dropped medical aid to a field hospital in the Gaza Strip,
UAE, Saudi Arabia Condemn Israeli Minister's Comments About Nuking GazaUAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Qatar condemned Amichai Eliyahu's statements on using nuclear weapon on Gaza.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken Arrives in TurkeyUS Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Turkey and is expected to meet with Turkish officials to discuss the Israel-Hamas war.
Gaza is the 'Biggest Terror Complex in the World': Israeli Envoy to USMichael Herzog, the Israeli ambassador to the US, said that Gaza is “the biggest terror complex in the world."
Israeli Military Conducting Significant Strike In Gaza Strip: IDF SpokespersonRear Adm. Daniel Hagari said the Israeli military is conducting a significant strike on Gaza, targeting Hamas infrastructure above and underground, CNN reported.
Air India Suspends Tel Aviv Flights Amid Ongoing Israel-Hamas ConflictAir India has suspended its scheduled flights to Tel Aviv till November 30 amid the tensions between Israel and group Hamas.The airline has not operated a scheduled flight to and from Tel Aviv since October 7, reported PTI.An airline spokesperson on Sunday said flights to Tel Aviv have been suspended till November 30.
Israel-Hamas War Day 30: PA's Possible Comeback in Gaza? Abbas Links It to a 'Political SolutionPresident Mahmoud Abbas stated that only a "comprehensive political solution" to the Israel-Palestine issue could lead to the Palestinian Authority (PA) regaining control of the Gaza Strip.On Sunday, Abbas had a meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who is currently on a second tour to the region as the one-month mark of Israel's devastating military operation in Gaza approaches.
Gaza's Food Crisis: WFP Reports Decline In CommoditiesCindy McCain, the head of the World Food Programme (WFP), stated that there is "nowhere near enough" food and other supplies reaching the war-torn Gaza. “We need to continue to work together to get safe and sustained access to Gaza at a scale that aligns with the catastrophic conditions facing families there."
Detailed Report: Israel Minister Who Talked Of 'Nuclear' Option In Gaza Suspended From All Government MeetingsAmihai Eliyahu, the Israeli heritage minister and a member of a far-right party, said recently that dropping an atomic bomb in Gaza may be "one of the possibilities". After facing massive backlash, the minister then went on to say he was only speaking of the nuclear option as a metaphor. Read Full Story Here
Israel-Hamas War: Turkey Extends Lifeline To 1,000 Severely Injured And Cancer Patients From GazaOne thousand cancer patients and injured Gaza civilians in need of immediate medical attention will be treated by Turkey.Fahrettin Koca, the minister of health, claims he spoke with his Egyptian counterpart over the phone about the issue, reported Al Jazeera.“Our efforts continue for almost 1,000 patients, especially cancer patients who were being treated at the Turkey-Palestine Friendship hospital in Gaza that had to stop its operations, and wounded persons we were previously notified about and who are in need of urgent care, to be brought to Egypt through the Rafah border crossing,” Koca said on social media platform X.
Israel-Hamas Updates: 300 Americans and US Residents Evacuated from Gaza, White House SaysAccording to an Al Jazeera report, around 300 Americans, US citizens, and their families have been evacuated from the Gaza Strip. "We have been able to get out over 300 Americans, lawful permanent residents, and their family members over the last several days, through pretty intensive negotiations with all sides relevant to this conflict," White House deputy national security adviser Jonathan Finer told CBS News, according to an Al Jazeera report. According to him, Washington still thinks that "a number" of Americans are trapped in the beleaguered Palestinian region.
Israel-Hamas War: Blast Rips Through Al-Maghazi Refugee Camp In Gaza, 52 dead: OfficialA powerful blast ripped through the Al-Maghazi refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip on Saturday late at night, resulting in dozens of fatalities and numerous injuries, CNN reported, citing hospital officials. Mohammad al-Hajj, the director of communications at the nearby Al-Aqsa Martyr's Hospital in Deir Al-Balah, said the blast claimed the lives of 52 people.
Palestine President Accuses Israel Of Genocide In Gaza During Talks With US Secretary of State"I have no words to describe the genocide and destruction suffered by our Palestinian people in Gaza at the hands of Israel's war machine, with no regard for the principles of international law," Wafa quoted Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas telling US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who arrived in West Bank on a surprise visit.
Israel Palestine War: 346 Soldiers Killed Since The Start Of The WarNow, 346 Israeli soldiers have lost their lives since the war began, 32 of them as a result of Israeli forces entering Gaza.The Israeli army reported that Yehonatan Maimon, 20, was killed on Saturday during combat in the northern part of the strip.
In Blinken's Surprise Meeting With Abbas, Ceasefire Not Discussed: ReportDuring his surprise meeting with Palestine's leader Abbas, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken reaffirmed US’ commitment to deliver humanitarian assistance to Gaza and also that essential services resume in the besieged strip. But a report by Al Jazeera informed that the news outlet did not hear in the US statements the word “ceasefire.” Meanwhile, Mahmoud Abbas called for a ceasefire in the meeting, according to his spokesperson.
Netivot's Air Raid Sirens: Vigilance In The Face Of UncertaintyIn the nearby city of Netivot, rocket alarms go off, reported the Times of Israel.There are no current reports of any effects in the city, some of whose citizens have fled as a result of the horrors committed by Hamas on October 7 and the subsequent frequent missile bombardment.
Israel-Hamas War Day 30: Blinken Holds Unplanned Meeting With Palestinian President Abbas In West BankThe Palestinian Authority announced in a statement on November 5 that US Secretary of State Antony Blinken unexpectedly visited the West Bank and met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The meeting takes place as hostilities in the besieged Gaza Strip between Israel and Hamas intensify.
Antonio Guterres Reacts To Gaza Ambulance Convoy Attack: 'This Must Stop Immediately'UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres denounced the attack on an ambulance convoy near a hospital in Gaza City, saying, "I am horrified by it," and added, "all hostages must be released immediately and unconditionally.""I am horrified by the reported attack in Gaza on an ambulance convoy outside Al Shifa hospital," Guterres stated, taking to X.
Tragedy Unfolds: Israeli Warplanes Strike Gaza Strip Refugee Camp, Dozens DeadMany refugees were killed by Israeli airstrikes that struck a camp in the central Gaza Strip early on Sunday, according to health officials. The attacks took place the day after the United States asked with Israel to cease its merciless bombardment of Gaza in light of the growing number of civilian casualties, reported AP.On Saturday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Arab foreign ministers in Jordan and made yet another effort to assist struggling citizens.
Israel-Hamas War: Latest Death Toll On Both SidesAt least 9,488 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli attacks on Gaza since October 7, Al Jazeera reported. On the other hand, more than 1,400 people have been killed in Israel.
Israel-Hamas War: Israeli Minister Suspended After Nuclear Bomb RemarkThe Israeli minister who was reported as saying that dropping a nuclear bomb on Gaza is a possibility has been suspended from government’s meetings indefinitely, Israeli media reported citing a statement by the PM’s office. In addition to the nuclear bomb comment, Amihai Eliyahu also suggested the entire enclave’s population can move to Ireland or desert areas.
Israel-Hamas War: 'Not Based On Reality', Says Israel PM On Minister’s Remark About Nuking GazaIsrael PM Benjamin Netanyahu has clarified about the comments by a minister in his government that dropping a nuclear bomb on Gaza is “one of the possibilities” and that the Palestinian population can “go to Ireland or deserts”. The PM's office said, "Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: Minister Amihai Eliyahu's statements are not based in reality. Israel and the IDF are operating in accordance with the highest standards of international law to avoid harming innocents. We will continue to do so until our victory."
Israel-Hamas War: 2,500 Gaza Targets Struck Since Ground Operations Began, Claims IDFThe Israel Defense Forces said that since the beginning of the ground offensive in the Gaza Strip a week ago, it has struck more than 2,500 targets by land, air and navy forces, The Times of Israel reported. Overnight, the IDF added, the troops continued battles with Hamas militant operatives in northern Gaza.
Israel-Hamas War: Pro-Palestinian Rallies Held Across World Demand For Ceasefire In GazaPro-Palestinian protesters staged protests in London, Berlin, Paris, Ankara, Istanbul, Sydney and Washington on Saturday to call for a ceasefire in Gaza and criticise Israel after its military strengthened its attack against Hamas, Reuters reported.
Israel-Hamas War: Thousands Join Pro-Palestine Rally In USThousands of people marched on the streets of Washington DC on Saturday to protest against the Biden administration’s support for Israel and its continued military operations in Gaza. The protesters waved Palestinian flags and eventually rallied across the street leading up to the White House, The Guardian reported.
Israel-Hamas War: More Than 30 Killed In Israeli Bombing Of Maghazi Camp, Says Gaza MinistryThe Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza said that more than 30 people were killed in an Israeli bombing of the Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza late on Saturday, Agence France-Presse reported. “More than 30 [dead] arrived at al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir Al-Balah in the massacre committed by the occupation in al-Maghazi camp in the central Gaza Strip,” a health ministry spokesperson, Ashraf Al-Qudra, said in a statement.
Israel-Hamas War: Sirens In Northern Israel Turn Out To Be False AlarmSirens that sounded in northern Israel on Sunday have turned out to be a false alarm, the Israel Defence Forces said on X (formerly Twitter). The Jerusalem Post had tweeted earlier that “rocket sirens sounded in Misgav Am, near the Lebanese-Israeli border, on Sunday morning”.
Israel-Hamas War: Overnight Clashes Reported Across Occupied West BankIsraeli forces clashed with Palestinians across the occupied West Bank on Saturday night and Sunday morning, the Jerusalem Post reported, citing Palestinian reports. As per the report, Jenin, Nablus and Tulkarm were among the locations of the clashes.
Israel-Hamas War: 'What Hamas Did was Horrific...', Says Former US President Obama“If there’s any chance of us being able to act, constructively, to do something, it will require an admission of complexity and maintaining what on the surface may seem contradictory ideas: That what Hamas did was horrific – and there’s no justification for it – and what is also true is that the occupation and what’s happening to Palestinians is unbearable,” Former US President Barack Obama said in an interview for the Pod Save America podcast.
Israel-Hamas War: US, Arab Nations Divided Over Gaza Ceasefire As Israel Attacks EnclaveThe United States and its Arab allies appeared divided over Israel's military offensive in Gaza to attack Hamas, as the US, alongside Israel, resisted pressure for an immediate ceasefire despite the rising death toll among Palestinian civilians, Reuters reported. The Arab foreign ministers at a press conference pushed the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to persuade Israel to agree to a ceasefire. The diplomat, however, dismissed the idea, clarifying that such a halt would only benefit Hamas, allowing the militant group to attack again.
Israel-Hamas War: 29 Arrested At Pro-Palestinian Rally In LondonFour police officers were injured while 29 people were arrested after thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters gathered at Trafalgar Square in London demanding a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war, PA Media reported. They were arrested for inciting racial hatred, other racially motivated offences and violence and assaulting a police officer, the Metropolitan Police said.
Israel-Hamas War: What Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu Said On Hezbollah Chief's 'Regional War' RemarkIsrael Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday warned the Lebanon-based Hezbollah group after its chief Hassan Nasrallah made a “regional war” statement, saying that if the group attacks Israel, it would face “severe consequences”. Read Full Story Here.
Israel-Hamas War: Over 30 Dead In Israeli Attack On Maghazi Refugee CampThe Palestinian news agency Wafa reported that more than 30 Palestinians, mostly women and children, have been killed in Israel’s recent attack on Gaza’s Maghazi refugee camp, Al Jazeera said in a report.
Protests In London, DC And BerlinPro-Palestinian protestors marched on the streets of major cities - Washington DC, Berlin, London and Paris
Biden Confirms That Progress Has Been Made on Humanitarian Pause in GazaUS President Joe Biden said that progress has been made on securing a so-called “humanitarian pause” in the Israel-Hamas war
Protest Outside Netanyahu's HomeHundreds of protestors gathered outside Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu's home in Jerusalem on Saturday.
Hamas Suspends Evacuation Of Dual Nationals, ForeignersAn Egyptian security source confirmed that "no wounded person or holder of a foreign passport arrived at the Egyptian terminal" of Rafah on Saturday.
More Than 60 Hostages Missing, 23 Dead: HamasHamas' armed wing on Saturday said that more than 60 hostages were missing because of Israeli airstrikes on Gaza.
Israel Vows To Hunt Down Head Of Hamas, Yayha SinwarIsraeli soldiers would "find and eliminate" Yayha Sinwar, the leader of the Palestinian militant organisation Hamas in the Gaza Strip, the defence minister Yoav Gallant pledged on Saturday. Gallant declared during a press conference that "we will find Sinwar and will eliminate him," while Israeli soldiers were still engaged in street fighting with Hamas fighters inside Palestinian territory.
Israel-Hamas War: Kamala Harris' Stepdaughter Ella Emhoff Slammed For Supporting Gaza Fundraiser CampaignUS Vice President Kamala Harris' stepdaughter Ella Emhoff was slammed by GOP Congressman Jeff Van Drew for allegedly raising funds for children in Gaza amid the Israel-Hamas conflict. The 24-year-old, according to the New York Post, shared a link to the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund with her 315,000 Instagram followers. The screenshots have gone viral. Read Full Story Here
Israel-Hamas War Updates: Berlin's Streets Filled With Solidarity Marchers For PalestiniansThousands took to the streets of Berlin on Saturday in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza amid ongoing bombardments by Israel after the deadly Hamas attack on its territory on October 7. "We estimate the number of demonstrators at around 3,500, but more are arriving," a police spokeswoman told AFP. The atmosphere was calm at the start of the rally, and many protesters came with their families and children.
Israel-Hamas War Day 29 LIVE: 39 French Citizens Died In Oct 7 Attacks, Several Missing, Says France's Foreign OfiiceAccording to France's foreign ministry, the official count of French nationals killed in the October 7 attack in Israel has increased to 39, while nine more are still unaccounted for. Although Paris has stated that it supports Israel in the wake of the Hamas attack, worries regarding the increasing number of civilian deaths caused by Israel's retaliatory bombardment are beginning to surface. On November 9, France will play host to an international humanitarian conference for Gaza's civilian population.
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