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Israel-Hamas war Highlights: Gaza death toll reaches 17,700, with 48,780 wounded

Israel-Hamas war Highlights: Palestinian president says US 'responsible for bloodshed'
People try to salvage belongings from the rubble of a house destroyed in an overnight Israeli strike, in the southern Lebanese village of Majdal Zoun near the border, on December 8, 2023.
People try to salvage belongings from the rubble of a house destroyed in an overnight Israeli strike, in the southern Lebanese village of Majdal Zoun near the border, on December 8, 2023.

Israel-Hamas war Highlights: Israel has sharply increased its strikes on the Gaza Strip, killing hundreds in a new, expanded phase of the war. On early Saturday, at least 10 people were killed and many others wounded after Israeli forces bombed a family home in southern Gaza's Khan Younis. This comes after the Israeli military on Wednesday said that its forces in Gaza were operating "in the heart of Khan Younis" for the first time....Read More

According to the Israeli military, they have struck over 540 targets in Gaza through land, sea, and air over the past 24 hours - the most since a truce with Hamas collapsed last week.

Decrying a "spiraling humanitarian nightmare", UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres declared that nowhere in Gaza was safe for civilians.

Meanwhile, the United States vetoed a UN resolution on Friday which was backed by almost all the other Security Council members, demanding an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza. The vote, including 13 members in favor and one abstaining, diplomatically isolated Washington as it shielded ally Israel.

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Dec 9, 2023 11:19 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Israeli jets hit Hezbollah command center in Lebanon

According to a report by ANI, Israel Defense Forces have claimed to have attacked operational headquarters of the terrorist organization Hezbollah in Lebanon on Saturday.

Dec 9, 2023 10:44 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Yemen's Houthis say they will target ships in Red Sea bound for Israeli ports

A military spokesperson for Yemen's Houthis has warned that they would target all ships in Red Sea which are bound for Israeli ports.

"If Gaza does not receive the food and medicine it needs, all ships in the Red Sea bound for Israeli ports, regardless of their nationality, will become a target for our armed forces," Yahya Saree said as quoted by Reuters.

Dec 9, 2023 10:23 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Latest update from battlefield

Israel pounded areas of the Gaza Strip with airstrikes and artillery. This comes just a day after the United States vetoed a UN resolution demanding an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza.

Dec 9, 2023 10:06 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Gaza death toll reaches 17,700, with 48,780 wounded

At least 17,700 Palestinians have been killed and 48,780 wounded by Israeli attacks in Gaza since October 7.

Dec 9, 2023 9:36 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: US govt uses emergency authority to provide tank shells to Israel

The Joe Biden administration has used an emergency authority to allow the sale of about 14,000 tank shells to Israel without congressional review, the Pentagon said as per news agency Reuters as Tel Aviv continues its war against Hamas in Gaza.

Dec 9, 2023 9:31 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Israel shares video of released hostage spending time with family

Israel shared lovely moment of a released hostage spending time with family.

Dec 9, 2023 8:51 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Turkey's Erdogan accuses western countries of tolerating Islamophobia for their stance in Gaza war

On Saturday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the West of “barbarism” for its stance on the Israel-Hamas war, reported PTI. He also accused the West of tolerating Islamophobia.

“Israel has carried out atrocities and massacres that will shame the whole of humanity,” Erdogan said.

“All the values relating to humanity are being murdered in Gaza. In the face of such brutality, international institutions and human rights organisations are not taking any concrete steps to prevent such violations," he added.

Dec 9, 2023 8:10 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: IDF claims Hamas hid weapons in teddy bear

Israel Defense Forces have shared a video, claiming that Hamas hid sniper rifles and ammunition inside a teddy bear.

Dec 9, 2023 7:44 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: US left alone on Gaza issue after veto at UN, says Turkey's foreign minister

Turkey's foreign minister Hakan Fidan has criticised US' vote against UN resolution seeking ceasefire in Gaza. He said that the US was left alone on the Gaza issue.

"Our friends once again expressed that America is now alone on this issue, especially in the voting held at the United Nations today," said Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan on Friday as quoted by Reuters.

Dec 9, 2023 7:01 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Turkey's president labels UNSC as 'Israel protection council'

Furious over US' veto against UN resolution seeking cease-fire in Gaza, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday labelled the UN Security Council as 'Israel protection council'.

"Since October 7, the security council has become an Israel protection and defence council," Erdogan said.

Dec 9, 2023 6:38 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Turkey's president wants UN Security Council to be reformed after US veto against Gaza cease-fire

After US vetoed a UN resolution seeking cease-fire in Gaza, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday called for UN Security Council to be reformed.

"The United Nations Security Council demand for ceasefire is rejected only by U.S. veto. Is this justice?," Erdogan said in a human rights conference in Istanbul.

"The U.N. Security Council needs to be reformed," he added.

Dec 9, 2023 6:16 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Israelis near Lebanon border fearful of escalation in conflict with Hezbollah

Amid repeated exchange of fire between Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah, Israelis are growing fearful of an escalation in the conflict, reported AFP. Since the start of Israel-Hamas war, tensions are high on Israel's border with Lebanon.

Dec 9, 2023 5:23 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Gaza aid checks at Kerem Shalom being tested, says UN official

A UN official has said that a new process for inspecting aid for Gaza at the Kerem Shalom crossing is being tested, reported Reuters. However, the crossing is not yet open and efforts are on to get permission for trucks to enter through the crossing.

Dec 9, 2023 5:07 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: US 'responsible for bloodshed' of Gaza children after UN veto, says Palestinian president

On Saturday, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas heavily criticised the US for vetoing a UN resolution to implement ceasefire in Gaza.

"The president has described the American position as aggressive and immoral, a flagrant violation of all humanitarian principles and values, and holds the United States responsible for the bloodshed of Palestinian children, women and elderly people in the Gaza Strip," said a statement from Abbas's office as quoted by AFP.

Dec 9, 2023 4:53 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: What Palestinian Authority president said on US veto against demands of cease-fire in Gaza

According to a report by Reuters, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has criticised the United States for vetoing a UN Security Council resolution demanding a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza. Abbas said that the US' veto made it complicit in what he described as war crimes against Palestinians.

Dec 9, 2023 4:28 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Why is Israel against cease-fire in Gaza?

Before the UN vote demanding cease-fire in Gaza, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant highlighted how such a step would be catastrophic to Israel's interests.

“A cease-fire is handing a prize to Hamas, dismissing the hostages held in Gaza, and signalling terror groups everywhere. Stand with Israel in our mission - we are fighting for our future, and we are fighting for the free world,” said Gallant .

Dec 9, 2023 3:57 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Here is how UN Secretary-General described Gaza situation

“Attacks from air, land and sea are intense, continuous and widespread,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said before the vote demanding an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza.

Guterres also highlighted how Gaza residents “are being told to move like human pinballs – ricocheting between ever-smaller slivers of the south, without any of the basics for survival.”

Dec 9, 2023 3:37 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Israel also targeting areas where it told civilians to flee

According to a report by AP, on Saturday, Israel also targeted areas where it had told civilians to flee. Meanwhile, United States vetoed a United Nations resolution demanding an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza.

Dec 9, 2023 3:22 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: 'Apocalyptic' conditions in Gaza

According to a report by AFP, situation in Gaza amid the ongoing war has become 'apocalyptic' which threatens the people with starvation and an outbreak of disease.

"The situation in Gaza is not just a catastrophe, it's apocalyptic... with potential irreversible consequences on Palestinian people," said Bushra Khalidi of Oxfam, a UK-based charity.

"Israel safe zones within Gaza are mirage," she added.

Dec 9, 2023 3:08 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Filmmaker Steven Spielberg to document accounts of survivors of October 7 attacks

Hollywood filmmaker Steven Spielberg has announced a project which will document accounts of survivors of the October 7 attacks by Hamas. Notably, on October 7, Hamas had attacked Israel and killed hundreds of innocent civilians, beheaded babies, raped women and captured hostages.

"I never imagined I would see such unspeakable barbarity against Jews in my lifetime," said Spielberg while taking about the attacks.

Dec 9, 2023 2:47 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Israel highlights how Gazan children's future was ruined by Hamas

Israel has shared a video highlighting how Hamas has been ruining the future of children in Gaza. The video claims Hamas used all resources for its terror agenda and for the benefit of its leaders.

Dec 9, 2023 2:30 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Israel strikes Gaza after failed UN ceasefire bid

Israel has continued its offensive in Gaza on Saturday after the United States blocked call for a ceasefire, in the United Nations. The ongoing war has claimed the lives of 17,487 people in Gaza.

Dec 9, 2023 2:15 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: IDF shares proof of Hamas using schools for terror activities

Israel Defense Forces have shared how Hamas uses schools to further its terror agenda. Taking to X, IDF showed pictures of a tunnel found in a school.

Dec 9, 2023 1:48 PM IST

Israeli drone strike in Syria killed three Hezbollah members: Report

Three members of the Iran-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah were killed in an Israeli drone strike in southwest Syria, reported Reuters citing sources.

Dec 9, 2023 12:06 PM IST

US vetoes UNSC resolution calling for immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza

The US has vetoed a draft resolution on the Israel-Hamas conflict in the UN Security Council (UNSC) that would have demanded an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza and the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages taken by the Hamas militant group.

Dec 9, 2023 10:57 AM IST

IDF says it struck manned Hezbollah observation post in Lebanon

The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said it struck a manned Hezbollah observation post in Lebanon during its strikes, reported ANI citing the Times of Israel. The Israeli military also added that it has identified a group of operatives at an anti-tank missile launch site, from where the attack was conducted earlier.

Dec 9, 2023 10:07 AM IST

WHO urges Israel to protect humanitarian workers

Over a dozen member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday submitted a draft resolution that urged Israel to respect its obligations under international law to protect humanitarian workers in Gaza.

Dec 9, 2023 9:52 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war live: 10 killed in Israeli strike in Gaza's Khan Younis

At least 10 people were killed and many others wounded after Israeli forces bombed a family home in southern Gaza's Khan Younis on Friday, Palestinian health officials told Reuters.

Dec 9, 2023 10:57 AM IST

IDF says it struck manned Hezbollah observation post in Lebanon

The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said it struck a manned Hezbollah observation post in Lebanon during its strikes, reported ANI citing the Times of Israel. The Israeli military also added that it has identified a group of operatives at an anti-tank missile launch site, from where the attack was conducted earlier.

Dec 9, 2023 10:07 AM IST

WHO urges Israel to protect humanitarian workers

Over a dozen member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday submitted a draft resolution that urged Israel to respect its obligations under international law to protect humanitarian workers in Gaza.

Dec 9, 2023 9:52 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war live: 10 killed in Israeli strike in Gaza's Khan Younis

At least 10 people were killed and many others wounded after Israeli forces bombed a family home in southern Gaza's Khan Younis on Friday, Palestinian health officials told Reuters.