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Israel-Hamas war highlights: Gaza war death toll hits 11,320

Israel-Hamas war highlights: Follow latest updates from the conflict in the West Asia as the developments take place.
A smoke plume erupts during Israeli bombardment in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.
A smoke plume erupts during Israeli bombardment in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

Israel-Hamas war highlights: As the fighting in Gaza Strip intensifies, US President Joe Biden called for ‘less intrusive action’ around Gaza's hospitals. The Israeli military has encircled the complex of al-Shifa, the largest hospital in the enclave, claiming that Hamas has a key command centre underneath the complex and using patients as shield. Hamas has denied the Israeli claim....Read More

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said al-Shifa is ‘not functioning as a hospital anymore’ after it ran out of essential items including fuel, medicine and water. The Gazan health officials said they are desperately trying to keep premature babies warm after removing them from incubators as they cannot function without the electricity.

Meanwhile, Israel's defence minister Yoav Gallant said Hamas has ‘lost control of Gaza’ adding that its ‘terrorists are fleeing south’.

Follow all the updates here:
Nov 14, 2023 10:27 PM IST

What's happening in Gaza

The southern part of Gaza is not much safer. Israel carries out frequent airstrikes against what it says are militant targets that often kill women and children.

Nov 14, 2023 9:15 PM IST

US, UK impose new round of sanctions on Hamas

The United States and Britain imposed a fresh round of sanctions targeting Hamas as they seek to cut off funding for the militant Palestinian group following its deadly attack on Israel last month.

Nov 14, 2023 8:54 PM IST

Brazil's Lula says Israel committing 'equivalent of terrorism' in Gaza

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Israel is committing the "equivalent of terrorism" in Gaza by killing innocent women and children in its war on Hamas.

Nov 14, 2023 8:49 PM IST

Islamic Jihad chief: method of negotiations over Israeli hostages may push group out

Islamic Jihad chief Ziad al-Nakhala said in a statement on Tuesday that the method of negotiations on Israeli hostages may push the Jihad movement out of any deal. The group added it may keep the hostages it holds "for better circumstances".

Nov 14, 2023 7:34 PM IST

Israel army says seized Gaza parliament, other Hamas bodies

The Israeli army said it had captured Gaza's parliament and other government institutions run by Hamas in Gaza City, as its forces deepened their offensive in the Palestinian territory.

Nov 14, 2023 7:17 PM IST

US unveils third round of Hamas sanctions: ‘Key officials backed by Iran…’

The sanctions target “key Hamas officials and the mechanisms by which Iran provides support to Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.”

Nov 14, 2023 5:27 PM IST

What's happening in Gaza

Fighting between Israeli troops and Palestinian militants in northern Gaza caused another 200,000 people to flee south in the past 10 days, the U.N. humanitarian office said.

Nov 14, 2023 5:04 PM IST

Israel's museums enact war protocol to protect most precious treasures

"These works of art have experienced war, some of them survived World War Two," said museum director Tania Coen-Uzzielli.

Nov 14, 2023 4:14 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE: IDF confirms death of soldier held hostage in Gaza

The Israel Defence Force on Tuesday announced the death of a 19-year-old soldier who was held captive by Hamas. Noa Marciano was deployed at the Nahal Oz base in southern Israel when the Hamas militants crossed over the boundaries, overrun the area and carried out onslaught on October 7.

In a video released yesterday by Hamas four days after her capture, the soldier was shown speaking to the camera followed by a jump shot straight to her dead body.

Nov 14, 2023 3:39 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE: ‘No objection, but no mechanism there’, Gaza health ministry on evacuation of babies

The Gazan health ministry said there was no objection to evacuate babies from al Shifa hospital but there is a dearth of mechanism for carrying out the operation.

"We have no objection to have the babies moved to any hospital, in Egypt, the West Bank or even to the occupation hospitals. What we care most is about the wellbeing and the lives of those babies," Ashraf Al-Qidra, spokespers, Gazan health ministry, told Reuters.

Nov 14, 2023 3:03 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE: Indian woman evacuated from war-torn Gaza

An Indian woman from Kashmir who had sought immediate evacuation from the war-torn Hamas-ruled Gaza has safely reached Egypt with the help of Indian missions in the region, according to her husband.

Lubna Nazir Shaboo and her daughter Karima, crossed the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza on Monday evening.

"They are in al-Arish (a city in Egypt). Tomorrow morning (Tuesday) they will move to Cairo," Lubna's husband Nedal Toman said in a text message sent to PTI from Gaza. Read more

Nov 14, 2023 2:42 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE: Shifa director says 179 bodies buried in ‘mass grave’

A total of 179 bodies have been buried in a ‘mass grave’ inside the complex of Gaza's biggest hospital al Shifa, says its director. Among the dead were babies and patients who died in the intensive care unit. "We were forced to bury them in a mass grave…There are bodies littered in the hospital complex and there is no longer electricity at the morgues," top medical official Mohammad Abu Salmiyah said as cited by AFP.

Nov 14, 2023 2:25 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE: IDF hits around 200 Hamas targets

The Israel Defence Forces said its troops have hit around 200 targets in connection with Hamas , including terrorists, weapons production sites, anti-tank missile launch sites and military headquarters over the past 24 hours.

Nov 14, 2023 1:49 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE: ‘My son was fighting your fight’, says father of bereaved soldier to Biden

The father of Major Moshe Yedidya, who was killed over the weekend in a tunnel in Gaza, called on US President Joe Biden to ‘cease and desist’ from pressuring Israel to stop its war against Hamas. In an open letter to Biden, Israeli-American father Yechiel Leiter said his son gave his life so ‘those barbarians wouldn’t get through gates of our democracies'.

“His fifteen years in special forces, med- school; manager of two businesses, educational institutions; and father of six. His last son, born just three months ago, will never know his father," he wrote in the letter which he read out in English at the tail end of his son's funeral, as reported by Jerusalem Post.

Nov 14, 2023 1:28 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE: China, Arab states condemn Israeli minister's comment on nuclear option

China and several Arab nations including Iran condemned the statement given by Israeli minister that an option in the ongoing war against Hamas could be to drop a nuclear bomb on the Gaza Strip.

Israel’s Heritage Minister Amihai Eliyahu hinted at the possible use of nuclear weapons in Gaza in a radio interview on Sunday.

China’s deputy U.N. ambassador Geng Shuang said Beijing was “shocked” at what “Israeli officials said about the use of nuclear weapons in the Gaza Strip,” calling the statements “extremely irresponsible and disturbing” and saying they should be universally condemned.

Nov 14, 2023 1:03 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE: IDF soldiers uncover Hamas tunnel through Gaza mosque

Soldiers of Israel Defence Forces have recently discovered shaft opening to a tunnel through Gaza mosque.

Troops of the Harel Reserve Brigade’s reconnaissance unit and Givati Brigade’s reserve reconnaissance unit found a Hamas tunnel shaft inside the mosque, said the IDF.

Nov 14, 2023 12:27 PM IST

Is Hamas hiding in Gaza's main hospital? Israel's claim in focus in dayslong stalemate

Al Shifa is Gaza’s largest and best-equipped hospital. Israel, without providing visual evidence, claims the facility also is used by Hamas for military purposes. It says Hamas has built a vast underground command complex center below the hospital, connected by tunnels, something Gaza health officials and Hamas deny.

Since Israel declared war against Hamas in response to a deadly cross-border attack by Hamas on Oct. 7, its forces have moved in on Shifa. While Israel says it is willing to allow staff and patients to evacuate, Palestinians say Israeli forces have fired at evacuees and that it is too dangerous to move the most vulnerable patients. Meanwhile, doctors say the facility has run out of fuel and that patients are beginning to die. Read more

Nov 14, 2023 11:53 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE: Death toll in West Bank rises to 6

At least six Palestinian reportedly killed in West Bank on Tuesday by Israeli forces, including three deaths in a drone strike, Palestinian media said.

Israeli troops shot dead at least two Palestinians during earlier clashes in a refugee camp in the city, WAFA reported.

Nov 14, 2023 11:21 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE: Hamas ready to release 70 hostages only if…

Hamas said it is ready to release up to 70 women and children hostages in return of a five-day truce in Gaza.

"The truce should include a complete ceasefire and allowing aid and humanitarian relief everywhere in the Gaza Strip," spokesman for the armed wing of Hamas Abu Ubaida said in a recorded audio published on Telegram.

Nov 14, 2023 11:09 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE: IDF demolishes Hamas militant's home

The Israel Defence Force said that it has demolished the house of one of the Hamas militants who carried out attack in West Bank's Eli in which four Israelis were killed.

Nov 14, 2023 10:49 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE: Israeli foreign minister Eli Cohen to meet WHO, Red Cross chiefs

Israel's foreign minister Eli Cohen will meet with World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Red Cross President Mirjana Spoljaric Egger during his visit to Switzerland today.

Cohen will also brief foreign ambassadors on the international effort to release around 240 hostages held by terrorists in Gaza, Times of Israel reported.

Nov 14, 2023 10:32 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE: More than 11,000 killed in Gaza

The Gazan health ministry said 11,240 people killed in Gaza during Israel's assault which include 4,630 children.

Meanwhile, Israel's top diplomat admitted Monday that his nation has "two or three weeks until international pressure really steps up."

Nov 14, 2023 9:59 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE: 2 more Israeli troops killed in Gaza

The Israel Defence Force said two more soldiers were killed in Gaza while fighting against Hamas militants, raising the toll to 46.

The troops are named as Staff Sgt. Roee Marom, 21, from Ra’anana, a squad commander in the 906 Battalion; and Master Sgt. Raz Abulafia, 27, from Rishpon, a fighter in the 6863 Battalion.

Nov 14, 2023 9:35 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE: Death toll in West Bank surges to 5

A total of five Palestinians were killed during clashes with Israeli forces in northern West Bank, AFP reported citing local health official. The Palestinians were aged between 21 and 29.

The Israeli army confirmed to AFP that an operation had taken place in the same part of the occupied West Bank, but it did not give a reason or comment on any Palestinian casualties.

Nov 14, 2023 9:07 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE: At least 650 patients stranded inside al Shifa hospital

At least 650 patients are stranded inside the al Shifa hospital desperate to be evacuated to another facility. A total of 32 patients died in the last three days, Gaza health ministry said.

Meanwhile, the Israeli military said early on Tuesday it had "initiated a humanitarian effort to coordinate transfer of incubators" from Israel to Al Shifa but made clear none of the devices, often used to keep pre-mature newborns warm, had been received by the facility.

Nov 14, 2023 8:51 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE: Israeli drone strike kills 3 Palestinian

Drone strike by Israeli forces in West Bank killed three Palestinians, reported local news agency WAFA.

Nov 14, 2023 8:34 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE: IDF offers assistance to al-Shifa hospital

The Israel Defence Forces said that its troops are coordinated the transfer of incubators for newborn babies from an Israeli hospital to al-Shifa hospital.

“The IDF remains committed to upholding its moral and professional responsibilities to distinguish between civilians and Hamas terrorists…The IDF is willing to work with any reliable mediating party to ensure the transfer of the incubators,” IDF spokesperson said.

Nov 14, 2023 8:19 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE: Missing peace activist confirmed dead

Canadian-born peace activist Vivian Silver, who went missing since the October 7 attack was confirmed dead. The forensic examination of her remains confirm that she was killed during the Hamas assault in southern Israel

Nov 14, 2023 8:51 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE: Israeli drone strike kills 3 Palestinian

Drone strike by Israeli forces in West Bank killed three Palestinians, reported local news agency WAFA.

Nov 14, 2023 8:34 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE: IDF offers assistance to al-Shifa hospital

The Israel Defence Forces said that its troops are coordinated the transfer of incubators for newborn babies from an Israeli hospital to al-Shifa hospital.

“The IDF remains committed to upholding its moral and professional responsibilities to distinguish between civilians and Hamas terrorists…The IDF is willing to work with any reliable mediating party to ensure the transfer of the incubators,” IDF spokesperson said.

Nov 14, 2023 8:19 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war LIVE: Missing peace activist confirmed dead

Canadian-born peace activist Vivian Silver, who went missing since the October 7 attack was confirmed dead. The forensic examination of her remains confirm that she was killed during the Hamas assault in southern Israel