Israel-Hamas war today updates: Israel says it has dropped 6,000 bombs on Gaza.


Israel-Hamas war today updates:

The cousin said the Israeli-American dual citizen was killed while trying to help the woman escape.

The family of Jonathan Roma, a dual citizen of Israel and America, said he was killed in a Hamas attack on the Nova festival on Saturday. His cousin, Daniel Zaken, said Rom was trying to help a young woman escape the festival and was met with heavy gunfire.

Zaken said the IDF informed Roma’s family of his death on Wednesday. Rom was born in South Carolina but lived in Israel for several years, he said.

British-Palestinian surgeon Ghassan Abu-Sitah told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Thursday that 10% of the victims in recent Israeli airstrikes in Gaza were children. “30% to 40% of the wounded.” “Most of the wounded came from the ruins of the houses themselves,” Abu-Sita said, speaking at Gaza’s Al-Awada Hospital

Another Canadian was presumed dead and four people were missing after the attack in Israel.

The Canadian government says another Canadian citizen is believed to be dead after a Hamas attack on Israel, along with two other Canadians who have confirmed their deaths and four others are missing.

Top Global Affairs Canada officials also shared details of evacuations from the country, saying two Canadian Armed Forces flights flew from Tel Aviv to Athens, Greece on Thursday, carrying a total of nearly 300 evacuees. Senior officials say they know of more than 1,600 Canadians who need help to leave the war-torn region, about half of whom are in Israel. Others are in the West Bank and cannot fly, so the government is trying to provide them with ground transportation to Jordan. Meanwhile, more than 100 Canadians are stuck in Gaza and Global Affairs is currently unable to help them leave, officials said.

Surgeons told CNN that 30 to 40 percent of those injured in Gaza airstrikes were children.

Surgeons said the children and other patients were left with wounds from “explosions, shrapnel, bricks flying in and damaging their bodies or being crushed under the rubble of their homes”.

“All of these injuries were severely contaminated and required surgery and re-operations,” he said, adding: “The most disturbing part is that this is a lifelong reconstructive surgery for a child.”
“When that body — that scarred body — tries to grow in the future, those kids are going to have surgery after surgery, like we’ve seen in past wars in Gaza or Syria or Yemen. , or anywhere there are children. … it hurts.”

“It completely overwhelms the health system, which was already overwhelmed at the end of the 15-year siege,” Abu-Sita said, pointing to Israel’s tight control over the movement of goods in the occupied territories, as well as its tight sea. land and air blockade. “We have reduced consumables and materials needed to treat patients,” he said.

Abu Sita, who traveled to Gaza from London on Sunday, said: “As a Palestinian I am motivated to keep coming back to help people who are under constant attack.”

Israel-Hamas war today updates
An injured Palestinian child is pictured in the aftermath of Israeli airstrikes at al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza on October 9.  photo credit: Jadallah/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

France: Paris police used tear gas to support Palestinian protesters.

Despite police bans, hundreds of people demonstrated in Paris to condemn Israeli military strikes and show support for the Palestinians. French police in helmets fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowd.

Demonstrators, mostly young people of various backgrounds who support the Palestinian cause, spray-painted the words “Free Palestine” on a monument in the Place de la République in eastern Paris. Many draped Palestinian flags over their shoulders and shouted “We are all Palestinians.”

There is heavy bombing in Gaza.
By Tareq Abu Azzoum, Gaza. Israeli occupation forces attack the Gaza Strip with hundreds of bombs and airstrikes.

In the past few minutes, Israeli airstrikes have heavily bombarded various areas of the Gaza Strip. In the north, the Jabalia refugee camp came under a very aggressive attack and dozens of people were injured. Another attack took place in central Gaza, where buildings were razed to the ground. The sound of Israeli jets circling the Gaza Strip looking for additional targets. The nights are absolutely terrifying for Gazans.

Live video shows the latest explosion in Gaza.

Live video from Gaza shows one of the most violent waves of attacks since the bombing began. Earlier, the Israeli army announced that it had dropped 6,000 bombs in Gaza, hitting 3,600 targets.

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An aerial view of destroyed buildings following the Israeli airstrikes in Al-Rimal neighborhood of Gaza City photo credit:[Mustafa Hassona /Anadolu]

UNRWA shelters 270,000 people in Gaza, but supplies run short.

UNRWA spokeswoman Jennifer Austin said about 270,000 internally displaced people were currently seeking shelter in UN-run shelters in Gaza, but supplies were running short.

“We have almost exhausted all our supplies. It is very, very difficult, she tells Al Jazeera. The UN says a total of 338,000 Palestinians have been displaced in the enclave. “We have to get fuel to Gaza, the fuel is used to run the desalination plant, so without it we can’t get clean drinking water,” she said. “The hospital’s generators run on fuel and without it Gaza would be in big trouble. “We have 100 shelters right now and 50 of them have clean water and we can send water around, but in four to 10 days we will run out of water,” she said.

Israel-Hamas war today updates
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks after meeting US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Tel Aviv on Thursday Photo[Jacquelyn Martin/AP]

Israel does not want American involvement: White House.

White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby dismissed the possibility of any short-term deployment of US troops to Israel.

“There is no intention or plan to deploy American troops to Israel,” he told reporters. “The Israelis do not want this outcome.”

Kirby added that Washington has not ruled out any options regarding securing the release of the hostages held by Hamas.

A spokesman said 27 American citizens were killed in Israel.

The government has not released the number of prisoners.

‘Especially dangerous consequences’:

Russia condemns Israeli airstrikes in Syria. Russia says that Israeli airstrikes in Syria violate the country’s sovereignty and international law and could lead to a dangerous “escalation” in the Middle East.

Israel’s Foreign Ministry said the Israeli Air Force had damaged runways at international airports in Damascus and Aleppo, forcing them to suspend operations. Given the rapid escalation of the situation in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict zone, such strong actions could have extremely dangerous consequences and could lead to an escalation of armed forces throughout the region. This must not be allowed. ” the statement said. In recent years, Russia has worked closely with Syrian President Bashar Assad, formally intervening in the Syrian war in 2015 and supporting government forces.

The Israeli Knesset approves the emergency government.

The Knesset approved the formation of an emergency government backed by Netanyahu and former defense minister Gantz.

The legislative body has appointed Gantz, the leader of the National Unity Party, and Gadi Eisenkot, the former head of the Israeli army, as members of the Knesset. According to the agreement, Netanyahu, Gantz and Defense Minister Galante will form a war cabinet, with Eysenkot and Likud Strategy Minister Ron Dermer serving as observers.

Other members of the opposition will be part of the wider security cabinet. Yairs Lapid, the leader of the main opposition party Zili und Balts, has not yet joined the emergency government and has criticized its structure.

Jordan donates $4.3 million to UN aid agencies to help Palestinians in Gaza.

Jordan will donate $4.3 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East “to finance its response to the ongoing tragedy in Gaza,” UNRWA said in a statement Thursday.

UNRWA said the fund “will support teams in Gaza as they respond to unprecedented humanitarian needs, including by providing food and other essential supplies to people affected by the current crisis”.

“More than 222,000 people have sought refuge in more than 90 UNRWA schools and other facilities,” the aid agency said. UNRWA said it has provided services to 1.4 million people in Gaza, including providing food assistance to nearly 1.2 million people.

UNRWA also warned that its stockpiles of basic necessities “can only last less than 12 days and can accommodate only 150,000 people”.

The agency requested $104 million on Wednesday “to prevent an escalation in Gaza.”

After Israel, top US diplomats will visit Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Jordan.

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced on Thursday that after leaving Israel, he will travel to Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, as well as Jordan and Qatar.

The intense shuttle diplomacy comes as the US tries to stem the spread of the conflict between Hamas and Israel, tries to secure the release of hostages and works with Egypt and Israel to open a humanitarian corridor that starts in Gaza. “In every action, we will continue to call on countries to help prevent the spread of the conflict and to use our leverage with Hamas to immediately and unconditionally release the hostages,” Blinken told a news conference in Tel Aviv.
He added that they will also discuss how to build a more peaceful, prosperous and secure region.

Israel cuts off electricity, food, water and fuel supplies to Gaza.

Looks like it. After Hamas attacked Israel on Saturday, Israel responded by ordering a “total siege” of Gaza and cutting off food, electricity, fuel and water supplies.

The United Nations said in a statement on Thursday that the people of the Gaza Strip “have been living under an illegal blockade for 16 years” and condemned the “further strengthening” of the blockade.
Watch Israel Cut off Gaza:

srael cuts off the Gaza Strip, the humanitarian crisis worsens
Israel ordered a “total siege” on Gaza on Monday night.

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This picture taken on October 11, 2023 shows an aerial view of buildings destroyed by Israeli air strikes in the Jabalia camp for Palestinian refugees in Gaza City. 
PHOTO CREDIT: CNBC.COM/Yahya Hassouna | AFP | Getty Images

The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced that the death toll in Gaza rose to 1,417 on the 11th.
At least 1,417 Palestinians, including 447 children and 248 women, have been killed since Israel launched a deadly attack on Gaza on Saturday, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. Another 6,268 people were injured, the Palestinian Health Ministry added.

“Deterrence and Assurance”:

Britain deploys military assets to support Israel
British Prime Minister Sunack’s office said it was deploying two Royal Navy ships, helicopters and surveillance aircraft to the eastern Mediterranean to support Israel and promote regional stability. Military assets will be on standby to “provide practical support to Israel… and provide deterrence and reassurance.”

“We must be unequivocal to ensure that the horrific scenes we saw this week do not happen again,” Sunak said. “Together with our allies, the deployment of our world-class military will support efforts to ensure regional stability and prevent further escalation.”

Palestinians were killed in a shooting in occupied East Jerusalem.

One Palestinian was killed and two others were wounded in a shootout by Israeli troops outside an Israeli police station in occupied East Jerusalem. Israeli police said they opened fire on a group of Palestinians after a man opened fire at a police station near Herod’s Gate.

Al Jazeera’s Hoda Abdul Hamid reported: “A shootout broke out outside the police station and one of the attackers was ‘subdued’, a term used by Israeli police to mean ‘killed.’ “This is one of the challenges facing the Israeli government in the face of images of mass bombings in Gaza, where Palestinians are increasingly angry.”

What to do now? Four things flashed through Netanyahu’s mind.
by Sultan Barakat, a professor at Hamad bin Khalifa University in Qada, outlines four scenarios for the next steps in Gaza being considered by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his war cabinet.

“The first priority would be to continue the bombings and sieges to quench the bloodlust, but then he would risk damaging international opinion. “The other possibility is that he will advance on Gaza through a ground war. The Israelis are best aware that all their military capabilities are not suitable for urban warfare and they will again suffer more casualties. The worst thing for him is that he has been given the task of running Gaza.

“The third – and I think he’s really thinking about this – is to try to prolong this situation as long as possible to achieve his real goal. His real target is not Gaza. It’s the West Coast. His extremist government aims to annex the West Bank.

“At the end of the day, I think the worst case scenario is to keep bombing and hope the Palestinians just pack up and leave. With the current humanitarian appeal, it is very possible that some units could set up camps on the Egyptian border and he will have achieved his goal of moving people. “

Israel says 3,600 targets have been attacked in Gaza since Saturday.

The Israeli air force said it had hit more than 3,600 targets in Gaza since Saturday. Israel previously said it had dropped 6,000 bombs on the densely populated enclave.

“We will continue to strike vigorously and relentlessly for as long as necessary,” Air Force X said.

The UN says that UN aid workers have been killed in Gaza as the humanitarian crisis escalates.

At least 12 workers from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) have been killed in Gaza since Saturday as the humanitarian crisis escalated, a spokesman for the UN chief said on Thursday.

All 12 UN staff killed were Palestinians, spokesman Stéphane Dujarric told reporters in New York on Thursday. Hundreds of thousands displaced: Dujarric said mass displacement across the Gaza Strip continued to rise as Israel carried out airstrikes, rising by 30% in the past 24 hours to more than 338,000 people. Of these, two-thirds sought refuge in 92 UNRWA-run schools. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in an update on Thursday that more than 2,500 homes in Gaza had been destroyed or severely damaged and rendered uninhabitable. Another 23,000 suffered moderate or minor damage. “At least 88 educational institutions were attacked, including 18 UNRWA schools, two of which were used as emergency shelters for displaced persons, and 70 schools in the Palestinian Authority. This is the sixth day in a row that more than 600,000 children cannot receive education in safe locations in Gaza ,” said Dujarric. Water, fuel and food: Dujarik also warned of a “looming” water crisis in the Gaza Strip due to damaged infrastructure, insufficient electricity to run water pumps and desalination plants, and limited water supplies to local markets,” explains Dujarik.

“Due to the Israeli authorities’ total blockade of the Gaza Strip, water supplies cannot be replenished, fuel cannot be imported, and Israeli water suppliers are no longer supplying water to Gaza.”
The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said on Thursday that “seven critical water and sanitation facilities serving more than one million people have been hit by airstrikes and severely damaged” since the conflict began. “In some areas, sewage and solid waste are now piling up on the streets, posing a health hazard.”

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said half of bakeries had less than a week’s supply of wheat flour, while 70% of stores reported a significant reduction in food stocks.

After reading the latest news from OCHA, Dujarric said:

“Humanitarian agencies continue to face significant constraints in delivering humanitarian aid. Uncertainty hinders safe access to affected areas and warehouses. Despite the difficult conditions, humanitarian workers provided assistance, including distributing fresh bread to 137,000 displaced people, delivering 70,000 liters of fuel to water and sanitation facilities, and activating a psychosocial support line. “

Britain to send warships and spy planes to eastern Mediterranean to support Israel.

Prime Minister Sunak “has directed the deployment of British military assets to the eastern Mediterranean to support Israel, increase regional stability and prevent escalation,” the British Ministry of Defense said in a press release on Thursday. “Our military and diplomatic teams in the region will also support international partners to restore security and ensure that humanitarian aid reaches the thousands of innocent victims of the brutal attacks by Hamas terrorists,” the press release said.
The Royal Air Force (RAF) will begin patrols on Friday to “help partners track emerging threats to regional security”, such as arms transfers to terrorist groups, according to a press release. The Royal Navy Task Force will deploy “next week as an emergency measure to support humanitarian efforts”.

“The military suite, which includes P8 aircraft, surveillance equipment, two Royal Navy ships (RFA Lyme Bay and RFA Argus), three Merlin helicopters and a company of Royal Marines will be on standby to serve Israel and partners in the region to provide hands-on support. and provide deterrence and reassurance,” the press release said.
Sunak also called for the strengthening of all military units in Israel, Cyprus and throughout the region to support contingency plans and neighboring countries’ efforts to address the spread of instability in Israel.

Jordan donates $4.3 million to UN aid organizations to help Palestinians in Gaza

Jordan will donate $4.3 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East “to finance its response to the ongoing tragedy in Gaza,” UNRWA said in a statement Thursday.

UNRWA said the fund “will support teams in Gaza as they respond to unprecedented humanitarian needs, including by providing food and other essential supplies to people affected by the current crisis”.

“More than 222,000 people have sought refuge in more than 90 UNRWA schools and other facilities,” the aid agency said. UNRWA said it has provided services to 1.4 million people in Gaza, including providing food assistance to nearly 1.2 million people.

UNRWA also warned that its stockpiles of basic necessities “can only last less than 12 days and can only accommodate 150,000 people”.

The agency requested $104 million on Wednesday “to prevent an escalation in Gaza.”


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