Israel-Hamas war highlights: Israeli forces ‘conduct search’ in Al Shifa’s basement
Israel-Hamas War News Highlights: Israeli forces entered Gaza's largest hospital on Wednesday, aiming at a Hamas command centre allegedly located beneath areas where civilians sought medical care and shelter. The Israel Defence Forces claim their operation is precise and targeted, focusing on a specific area within Al-Shifa hospital. The US, on Tuesday, affirmed intelligence supporting Israel's claim that Hamas, designated as a terrorist group by the US and EU, utilities hospitals like Shifa for concealing and supporting its operations....Read More
• Authorities claim that the Hamas October 7 attack on Israel resulted in over 1,200 casualties.
• Rallies call for the release of hostages taken by Hamas
• Israel responds with weeks of intense attacks on the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.
• The reported casualties from Israel's actions exceed 11,300, including thousands of children.
• PM Benjamin Netanyahu faces widespread criticisms for his handling of the situation.
What World Health Organisation said
Only a quarter of Gaza’s hospitals are still functioning, with about 26 out of 36 institutions now closed — either because they have been damaged or because they ran out of fuel, the World Health Organization said.
Israel inflation rate eases to 3.7% in October ahead of Nov. 27 rates decision
Israel's inflation rate edged lower to 3.7% in October from 3.8% in September, the Central Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday in data that will likely allow the central to leave interest rates steady later this month.
Iran calls for 'urgent' UN efforts to get aid into Gaza
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian called on the United Nations Wednesday to do more to get desperately needed aid into war-battered Gaza.
Israel police say demolished home of Palestinian attacker in east Jerusalem
Israeli police reported the demolition of the residence belonging to Khayri Alqam, who fatally attacked seven Israelis and a Ukrainian near a synagogue in an annexed east Jerusalem settlement on January 27.
Alqam was shot dead during the attack, and subsequently, his family received a demolition order for their apartment.
Israel-Hamas War News LIVE Updates: Israel a ‘terror state’, says Erdogan
Israel-Hamas War News LIVE Updates: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan denounced Israel as a "terror state," accusing it of committing war crimes and violating international law in Gaza. He reiterated his stance that the Palestinian militant group Hamas is not a terrorist organization.
Israel-Hamas War News LIVE Updates: What happened today? A recap
Israel-Hamas War News LIVE Updates: Violent clashes persisted in Gaza on Wednesday, extending over five weeks since Hamas's surprise attack on October 7 triggered a forceful Israeli response, with a commitment to dismantle the Palestinian militant group. Israeli officials report approximately 1,200 casualties, mostly civilians, and around 240 hostages taken. In Gaza, health officials in the Hamas-controlled territory claim over 11,300 casualties, primarily civilians.
Israel-Hamas War News LIVE Updates: Pope urges faithful to pray every day for peace in Ukraine, MidEast
Israel-Hamas War News LIVE Updates: "Let us pray, brothers and sisters, for peace, in a special way for martyred Ukraine, it is suffering a lot. And then the Holy Land, Palestine and Israel, and let's not forget Sudan," Francis said during his weekly audience in St Peter's Square.
"Let us think (about) all places where there is war, there are many wars. Let us pray for peace, every day someone should take some time to pray for peace," he added.
Israel-Hamas War News LIVE Updates: First truck with fuel begins crossing into Gaza from Egypt
Israel-Hamas War News LIVE Updates: The first fuel delivery to Gaza since Israel imposed a total siege began crossing from Egypt on Wednesday.
Two additional trucks are waiting on the Egyptian side of the Rafah crossing. While limited humanitarian aid has been reaching Gaza since October 21, Israel had previously refrained from permitting fuel deliveries.
Al Shifa doctor says staff hiding from gunfire during Israeli raid
A doctor at the Gaza Strip's Al Shifa hospital told Reuters on Wednesday that gunfire outside the compound forced staff to stay away from windows for their safety after an Israeli raid.
Israel-Gaza conflict challenge to India-Middle East-Europe corridor: Sitharaman
"The India-Middle East-Europe Connectivity Corridor (IMEC) is not without its geopolitical challenges and the ongoing conflict in Israel and Gaza is a worrying manifestation of these,"Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said during a conference.
Israel-Hamas War News LIVE Updates: Israeli military says it has provided incubators to Al Shifa hospital
Israel-Hamas War News LIVE Updates: "Our precise and targeted operation against Hamas in the Shifa Hospital is still underway. We can confirm that incubators, baby food and medical supplies brought by IDF (Israel Defence Forces) tanks from Israel have successfully reached the Shifa hospital," the military said.
Israel-Hamas War News LIVE Updates: US, UK imposes 3rd round of sanctions on Hamas-affiliated individuals, entities
Israel-Hamas War News LIVE Updates: United Kingdom and the United States Department of Treasury has initiated a third round of sanctions against Hamas entities in response to their October 7 attack on Israel.
This move specifically targets individuals affiliated with Hamas, shedding light on key figures and the channels through which Iran supports both Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and Hamas.
Israel-Hamas War News LIVE Updates: Israel searching basement of AL Shifa Hospital
Israel-Hamas War News LIVE Updates: Gaza Health Ministry spokesperson speaking to Al Jazeera said, Israeli forces are conducting a search in the basement of Al Shifa Hospital.
Israel-Hamas War News LIVE Updates: Biden, Netanyahu discuss hostage release efforts
Israel-Hamas War News LIVE Updates: US president Joe Biden and Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu ‘extensively discussed ongoing efforts to secure the release of hostages held by Hamas’, White House said.
Israel-Hamas War News LIVE Updates: 'Hospitals and patients must be protected,’ says White House
Israel-Hamas War News LIVE Updates: "We do not support striking a hospital from the air and we don't want to see a firefight in a hospital where innocent people, helpless people, sick people trying to get medical care they deserve are caught in the crossfire. Hospitals and patients must be protected," said White House.
UN Security Council is trying for a fifth time to adopt a resolution on the Israel-Hamas war
After four unsuccessful attempts, the U.N. Security Council is making a fifth effort to draft a resolution on the Israel-Hamas war. However, the challenge remains whether deep divisions can be overcome to reach a consensus on the wording.
Israel-Hamas War News LIVE Updates: Israeli forces carrying out operation in Gaza's Al Shifa hospital -military
Israel-Hamas War News LIVE Updates: In a statement, Israeli military said: "Based on intelligence information and an operational necessity, IDF forces are carrying out a precise and targeted operation against Hamas in a specified area in the Shifa Hospital."
The military said: "The IDF forces include medical teams and Arabic speakers, who have undergone specified training to prepare for this complex and sensitive environment, with the intent that no harm is caused to the civilians."
Israel-Hamas War News LIVE Updates: Hamas says Biden 'wholly responsible' for Israeli operation in Gaza hospital
Israel-Hamas War News LIVE Updates: “We hold the occupation (Israel) and President Biden wholly responsible for the assault on the Al-Shifa medical complex," Hamas said in a statement.
"The adoption by the White House and the Pentagon of the occupation's false claim that the resistance is using the Al-Shifa medical complex for military ends has given the green light to the occupation to commit more massacres against civilians."
Israel-Hamas War News LIVE Updates: What is US stance on Israel's claim of Hamas using Gaza's hospitals?
Israel-Hamas War News LIVE Updates: The White House said on Tuesday that its independent intelligence supports Israel's claim of Hamas using Gaza's hospitals, including the largest one, to conceal command posts and hostages.
President Joe Biden expressed a glimmer of progress in hostage negotiations following Hamas' October 7 cross-border rampage. Over 235 people are believed to still be held by the Islamist group in Gaza.
Israel-Hamas War News LIVE Updates: Canadian PM Trudeau tells Israel killing of babies in Gaza must end
Israel-Hamas War News LIVE Updates: "I urge the government of Israel to exercise maximum restraint. The world is watching, on TV, on social media - we're hearing the testimonies of doctors, family members, survivors, kids who have lost their parents," Canadian PM Trudeau said.
"The world is witnessing this killing of women, of children, of babies. This has to stop," he said, Reuters reported.