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Israel-Hamas War Highlights: Hamas suspends hostage talks over Al Shifa Hospital bombing by Israel

Israel-Gaza War LIVE: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Palestinians were facing a 'genocidal war' and urged the United States to end Israeli 'aggression'.

Israel-Hamas War LIVE: A Relative mourns loved ones killed during overnight strikes on Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, at Al-Najjar hospital on November 12, 2023, amid the ongoing battles between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas. More than 10,000 people have been killed in relentless Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip, according to the Hamas-run health ministry, since the war erupted last month after Palestnian militants raided southern Israel on October 7 killing at least 1200 people. (AFP)Premium
Israel-Hamas War LIVE: A Relative mourns loved ones killed during overnight strikes on Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, at Al-Najjar hospital on November 12, 2023, amid the ongoing battles between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas. More than 10,000 people have been killed in relentless Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip, according to the Hamas-run health ministry, since the war erupted last month after Palestnian militants raided southern Israel on October 7 killing at least 1200 people. (AFP)

Israel-Gaza War LIVE: Saudi Arabia and several other Muslim nations on Saturday collectively urged for an immediate halt to military operations in Gaza.

They dismissed Israel's rationale for its actions against Palestinians, asserting that it was not justified as self-defence, Reuters reported.

The joint Islamic-Arab summit in Riyadh urged the International Criminal Court to investigate “war crimes and crimes against humanity that Israel is committing" in the Palestinian territories, according to a final communique, according to Reuters.

Saudi Arabia has actively urged the United States and Israel to cease hostilities in Gaza, with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the de facto leader of the kingdom, convening Arab and Muslim leaders to emphasize this plea.

Among those present were Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who was reinstated into the Arab League earlier this year.

"There is no other way but to resist Israel. We kiss the hands of Hamas for its resistance against Israel," Raisi said in his address.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Palestinians were facing a 'genocidal war' and urged the United States to end Israeli 'aggression'.

Since then, Israel has escalated its assault on Gaza, where 11,078 people had been killed as of Friday, 40% of them children, according to Palestinian officials.

Check all the Israel-Gaza War LIVE updates here

12 Nov 2023, 09:06:35 PM IST

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12 Nov 2023, 08:43:58 PM IST

About 500 people cross Rafah into Egypt: Reports

About 500 foreigners and dual nationals, as well as several wounded Palestinians, have been evacuated from the Gaza Strip to Egypt, news reports say.

12 Nov 2023, 08:30:30 PM IST

Hamas says ‘suspending hostage negotiation’

Hamas on Sunday said it is suspending hostage negotiations because of Israel’s handling of the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza, a Palestinian official briefed on the hostage talks has told Reuters.

12 Nov 2023, 08:23:34 PM IST

Al-Ahli remains the only functioning hospital in north Gaza

Dr Fadel Naim is a surgeon at al-Ahli, the last functioning hospital in Gaza City and the northern areas. He says the hospital is overwhelmed with casualties.

12 Nov 2023, 08:19:55 PM IST

About 120 people have crossed Rafah today: Egyptian security 

In an update on the number of people who have been able to exit Gaza and enter Egypt today, Reuters reports that at least seven injured Palestinians arrived on Egyptian soil to receive medical treatment, and that 32 Egyptians crossed over, alongside 80 foreign nationals and dependents.

-Al Jazeera

12 Nov 2023, 08:07:20 PM IST

Israel says plan to evacuate babies from hospital ‘developing’

Israel military spokesperson Lt Col Richard Hecht has said plans to try to evacuate babies from the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza were still being “developed".

Hecht told Sky News:

We understand the timeliness of this and we are working very hard to try to coordinate this effort. There will be more information coming on that. Our goal is not to take over hospitals. Our goal is to dismantle terrorist infrastructure

12 Nov 2023, 07:59:39 PM IST

Gaza's biggest hospital goes out of service

The spokesman for the Ministry of Health in Gaza, Ashraf al-Qudra, has told Al Jazeera that al-Shifa Hospital is completely out of service, and cannot provide any treatment even to the patients inside the facility, due to constant Israeli attacks.

Israeli bombing has been targeting the vicinity’s external surroundings as well as anyone walking inside the courtyard and between its various buildings, and those wanting to reach the gate of the complex.

“We have deaths in the nursery after the life support machines stopped working inside the section that includes 37 other children who may be on the verge of death," al-Qudra said.

12 Nov 2023, 07:16:18 PM IST

US condemns Israeli bombing of Gaza hospitals

The US does not want to see firefights in hospitals in the Gaza Strip where civilians get caught in the crossfire, White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan has said.

“The United States does not want to see firefights in hospitals where innocent people, patients receiving medical care, are caught in the crossfire and we’ve had active consultations with the Israeli Defense Forces on this," Sullivan told CBS News’ “Face the Nation" program

12 Nov 2023, 07:04:43 PM IST

Pope Francis calls for the Israel-Hamas war to end

Pope Francis has called for the fighting between Israel and Hamas to end.

“May the weapons fall silent, they will never bring peace, and let the conflict not spread. Enough, enough brothers, enough!" he said while offering prayers at the Vatican.

The Pope also said that the injured in Gaza should be helped and more humanitarian aid should be sent to the besieged enclave.

He added that the people taken as captives by Hamas on October 7 should also be released.

“Every human being, whether Christian, Jew, Muslim, or whatever religion, every human being is sacred, is precious in the eyes of God, and has the right to live in peace," he said.

12 Nov 2023, 06:22:20 PM IST

Gaza unable update death toll due to hospital bombing

Al Jazeera reports that the Hamas-run health authority in Gaza has said it is unable to issue updated casualty statistics in the Gaza Strip “due to the targeting of hospitals."

The news network carries a statement from the government media office in Gaza which said:

Due to the targeting of hospitals and the prevention of entry of any of the bodies or wounded, the ministry of health was unable, on Saturday, to issue accurate statistics for the numbers of dead and injured during the past hours.

We recall that the occupation committed more than 1,130 massacres, and the number of casualties reached more than 11,100 dead, including more than 8,000 children and women, and the number of wounded was more than 28,000.

During the course of the conflict it has not been possibly for the casualty figures issused from inside the Gaza Strip to be independently verified.

12 Nov 2023, 05:55:49 PM IST

Communication services to be cut in Gaza by Thursday

Al Jazeera reports, by Thursday, 16 November, all communications services in Gaza will be cut off due to a lack of fuel, the Palestinian communications minister has said.

12 Nov 2023, 05:51:29 PM IST

Rafah crossing: Injured Palestinians arrived on Egyptian soil

Four Egyptian security sources have told Reuters that so far on Sunday morning after the Rafah border crossing re-opened, several injured Palestinians arrived on Egyptian soil to receive medical treatment, plus 80 foreign nationals and dependents, with more undergoing border procedures.

12 Nov 2023, 05:07:54 PM IST

"Even if Israel has to stand against world...": Netanyahu vows to defeat Hamas

Hitting back at the global criticism over civilian deaths in Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated his vow to defeat Hamas pledging to "stand firm against the world if necessary", Times of Israel reported.

In a joint press conference, PM Netanyahu, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and Minister Benny Gantz urged the Western leaders to throw their support behind the Jewish state, stating that its victory would mean "victory for the entire free world as well".

He also indicated that Israel would oppose the return of the Palestinian Authority to Gaza following the war, Times of Israel reported.

12 Nov 2023, 04:56:29 PM IST

Gaza says no communication on baby evacuation from Al-Shifa

Israel’s chief military spokesperson, Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari, had said the Israeli military would help evacuate babies from the Al-Shifa hospital, at the request of the staff at al-Shifa Hospital.

Asked about the evacuations, Health Ministry spokesperson Ashraf al-Qudra told Reuters, “We have not been informed about any mechanism to get the babies out to a safer hospital. So far we are praying for their safety and not to lose more of them."

He said there were 45 babies in total.

Al-Shifa staff told Reuters there had been continuous bombardment for more than 24 hours. Most hospital staff and people sheltering there had left, but 500 patients remained.

12 Nov 2023, 04:02:14 PM IST

Israeli minister says Gaza should be occupied: Report

Israel’s far-right National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir said that Gaza should be occupied, according to Israeli media.

“What’s needed here is an occupation," the minister told the Israel Broadcasting Authority. Israel withdrew illegal settlements from the strip in 2005.

“When you have presence out on the ground, you have intelligence and control; you’re the landlord," he was quoted as saying by Israeli media.

12 Nov 2023, 03:55:27 PM IST

Al-Quds Hospital out of service: PRCS

Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) has announced that al-Quds Hospital is no longer operational due to a lack of fuel and a power outage.

“PRCS holds the international community and signatories of the Fourth Geneva Convention accountable for the complete breakdown of the health system and the resulting dire humanitarian conditions," it said on X.

12 Nov 2023, 03:08:34 PM IST

Israeli drama 'Fauda' crew member reported dead in Gaza

A crew member from the popular Israeli television series Fauda has reportedly been killed in action in Gaza.

Matan Meir, a reservist in Israel's 551st Brigade's 697th Battalion and a crew member on the show, was announced in an IDF list of those soldiers who died in the line of duty in Gaza, The Jerusalem Post reported.

The social media team of 'Fauda' also posted a statement on social media announcing the demise of Matan Meir.

"We are devastated to share that one of our Fauda family members, Matan Meir, was killed in action in Gaza. Matan was an integral crew member. The cast and crew are heartbroken by this tragic loss. We extend our condolences to Matan's family and friends. May his soul rest in peace," the post read.

12 Nov 2023, 02:51:45 PM IST

Israeli army has temporarily halted fighting in Jabalia refugee camp

The Israeli army says civilians will be allowed to flee northern Gaza along the Salah al-Din highway from 9:00am to 4pm (local time).

On top of the evacuation corridor, the army said there will be a four-hour “temporary tactical cessation of military activities" in Jabalia starting from 10am (local time).

“We call on residents to take advantage of this temporary suspension of fires and move south," the army said on its Arabic page on X.

12 Nov 2023, 02:48:13 PM IST

Israel media reports possible progress on captives deal : Report

Israel’s three major TV news channels, citing anonymous people familiar with the development, said there was some progress toward a deal to free captives held by Hamas fighters in Gaza.

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would not discuss details of any possible deal, which according to N12 News would involve 50 to 100 women, children and elderly being released in stages during a three to five day pause in fighting.

According to the reports, Israel would release women and minor Palestinian prisoners and consider letting fuel in to Gaza, while reserving the right to resume fighting.

12 Nov 2023, 02:22:38 PM IST

Israel-Gaza War Day 38: Israel says will help 'evacuate babies from Al Shifa Hospital' | Top updates

On the 37th day of the Israel-Gaza conflict, the Israeli military is set to assist in the evacuation of infants stranded at Gaza's Al Shifa Hospital on Sunday. Here are the top ten developments on the Israel-Hamas war.

1. The Chief Israeli military spokesperson Admiral Daniel Hagari, said that the military will facilitate the evacuation of children who are currently trapped in Gaza's Al Shifa Hospital on the upcoming Sunday. “The staff of the Shifa hospital has requested that tomorrow we help the babies in the pediatric department to get to a safer hospital. We will provide the assistance needed," Hagari told a news conference, as reported by Reuters.

2. Three babies died in the neonatal unit of Al-Shifa Hospital located in northern Gaza after the hospital went “out of service" amid continuous Israeli fire in the vicinity, CNN reported quoting the Hamas-controlled Ministry of Health on Saturday. Read the complete story here.

12 Nov 2023, 02:15:23 PM IST

Israel offers to evacuate babies from crippled Gaza hospital

Israel's military said it was ready to evacuate babies from Gaza's largest hospital on Sunday, where Palestinian officials said two newborns died and dozens more were at risk after fuel ran out amid intense fighting in the area.

As the humanitarian situation worsened, Gaza's border authority said the Rafah crossing into Egypt would reopen on Sunday for foreign passport holders. Jordan also air-dropped more aid into a field hospital in the enclave.

Hamas said it had completely or partially destroyed more than 160 Israeli military targets in Gaza, including more than 27 tanks and vehicles in the past 48 hours. An Israeli military spokesperson said Hamas had lost control of northern Gaza. (Reuters)

12 Nov 2023, 02:09:30 PM IST

'Disingenuousness,' Rupi Kaur reacts to White House reply amid Diwali invitation decline

During a recent press briefing, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, in response to a question about Rupi Kaur turning down the Diwali invitation extended to Kamala Harris, stated that everyone has their opinion, we respect folks' opinion, and that is her opinion.

However, Rupi Kaur termed the White House's reply ‘saddening’. Read the complete story.

12 Nov 2023, 01:58:10 PM IST

Hamas opens fire at soldiers during evacuation of civilians: Israel Defence Force

The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said that a "significant" number of soldiers continue to fight in Gaza City's al-Shati camp, The Times of Israel reported.

It said that Givati Brigade troops identified civilians in a building and enabled them to evacuate. The IDF said that Hamas opened fire at the soldiers during the evacuation.

According to the IDF, the troops returned fire and tanks fired on terrorists and killed them. In another incident, the IDF said that the soldiers identified a group of Hamas operatives holed up in a building in al-Shati and directed an airstrike to strike them. (ANI)

12 Nov 2023, 01:42:31 PM IST

Rocket alerts sounded in evacuated Israeli town near Gaza

Amid the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas, rocket alerts were heard in the border area town of Israel, Kissufim, near Gaza earlier today, The Times of Israel reported.

Said to be the first rocket alarm of the day, there were no reports of impacts or casualties as the town had long been evacuated.

The border town, Kissufim is a kibbutz in the northwestern Negev desert in Israel and is located adjacent to the Gaza Strip. It was devastated following the Hamas invasion on October 7, The Times of Israel reported. (ANI)

12 Nov 2023, 01:25:51 PM IST

IDF recovers weapons, ammunition and explosive devices inside a Gazan kindergarten| WATCH

IDF posted on Twitter, “IDF troops found weapons, ammunition and explosive devices inside a Gazan kindergarten while operating in northern Gaza.  explosives. Inside a kindergarten. The 551st Brigade exposed and destroyed weaponry found in civilian areas over the past two weeks, as well as dozens of tunnel openings."

12 Nov 2023, 01:15:10 PM IST

Heavy fighting rages near main Gaza hospital as Netanyahu dismisses calls for cease-fire

In Gaza City, residents reported heavy airstrikes and shelling overnight, including in the area around Shifa Hospital. Israel, without providing evidence, has accused Hamas of concealing a command post inside and under the hospital compound, allegations denied by Hamas and hospital staff.

“We spent the night in panic waiting for their arrival," said Ahmed al-Boursh, a resident taking shelter in the hospital. “They are outside, not far from the gates."

The hospital's last generator ran out of fuel on Saturday, causing the death of a premature baby, another child in an incubator and four other patients, according to the Health Ministry in Hamas-ruled Gaza. (PTI)

12 Nov 2023, 01:12:32 PM IST

What is two-state solution to end Israel-Hamas war? Explained

Several Arab and European leaders stressed that a stable and secure outcome to the Israel-Palestine conflict must be built on a two-state solution. This came during the first session of what was billed by Egypt as the Cairo Peace Summit which aims to find ways to prevent the war between Israel and Hamas. Read the complete story here.

12 Nov 2023, 12:42:19 PM IST

Israel-Hamas war news: 3 babies die as Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza goes 'out of service' under intense Israeli strikes

Thousands of displaced Palestinians looked to Gaza's largest hospital, Al-Shifa, as a safe haven, but with Israeli strikes intensifying and the fighting reaching the gates of the compound, there seems nowhere for them to escape. 

Amid the intense fight, three newborn babies died in the hospital after it went “out of service" amid intense fighting in the area, the Hamas-controlled Ministry of Health stated. Read the complete story here.

12 Nov 2023, 12:15:33 PM IST

Israel-Hamas battles create havoc in Gaza hospitals

Heavy fighting between Israeli forces and Hamas trapped thousands of people in Gaza's hospitals on Sunday, with medics and aid workers warning patients will die in the crippled facilities unless there is a pause in the battle.

Bright flares lit up the night sky over Gaza City and blasts echoed across the city, AFP television images showed, as Israel's air and ground campaign to destroy Hamas brought the fight to key medical installations. (AFP)

12 Nov 2023, 12:05:41 PM IST

'One war for another': Ukrainian refugees return from Israel

Tetiana Kocheva fled her home in Ukraine's northeastern city of Kharkiv after Russia invaded last year, taking refuge in Israel's coastal town of Ashkelon, near Gaza.

Her husband had worked in Israel in the past, and she thought taking their three children there -- away from Russian attacks -- would guarantee living in peace.

But then came October 7, when Hamas attacked Israel, leading to a war that has since killed thousands.

Like several thousand other Ukrainian refugees, Kocheva fled war for a second time. (AFP)

12 Nov 2023, 11:56:43 AM IST

'Israel’s apartheid must end NOW,' says Saket Gokhale

12 Nov 2023, 11:34:01 AM IST

Former UK PM Johnson condemns 'anti-Semitic rally' in London

Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday condemned the anti-Semitic rally in London and the Hamas massacre of October 7, stressing that they will not succeed in their intent to wipe Israel off the map.

A pro-Palestinian rally kicked off in the UK as thousands of people started gathering in central London to show their anger against Israeli aggression in Gaza.

Noting that it has been almost 80 years since the end of World War II, he said that it is shocking to hear such nakedly anti-Semitic chants on the streets of London. (ANI)

12 Nov 2023, 11:24:15 AM IST

Protestors will demonstrate against world leaders, Israel-Hamas war as APEC comes to San Francisco

Activists protesting corporate profits, environmental abuses, poor working conditions and the Israel-Hamas war are among those planning to march in downtown San Francisco on Sunday, united in their opposition to a global trade summit that will bring leaders from nearly two dozen countries, including U.S. President Joe Biden.

Protests are expected throughout this week's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders’ conference, which could draw more than 20,000 attendees, including hundreds of international journalists. The No to APEC coalition, made up of more than 100 grassroots groups, says trade deals struck at summits such as APEC exploit workers and their families. (AP)

12 Nov 2023, 11:03:48 AM IST

Top US official Brett McGurk to visit Israel: Report

The White House coordinator for West Asia, Brett McGurk will reportedly travel to Israel on Tuesday as part of visit to countries in the region with the goal of reaching a US-brokered deal securing the release of many of the hostages being held by Hamas in Gaza, The Times of Israel reported.

McGurk will first visit Brussels for talks with the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and European Union officials on the Israel-Hamas war, The Times of Israel reported citing The Walla news site which cited two unnamed Israeli and American senior officials. (ANI)

12 Nov 2023, 10:39:11 AM IST

US can stop Gaza offensive but doesn't want to, says Hezbollah chief

“The side that can stop this aggression, is the side that is managing this aggression. It is America," Hezbollah chief Syed Nasrallah said, adding that his militant group would be introducing new weapons in the ongoing battles with Israeli troops. Notably, Hezbollah is yet to formally join the war.

12 Nov 2023, 10:38:59 AM IST

Israel PM rules out role for current Palestinian Authority in post-war Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday ruled out a role for the current Palestinian Authority government in Gaza once the war between Israel and Hamas is over.

"There will have to be something else there," he said, when asked whether the Palestinian Authority (PA), which has partial administrative control in the occupied West Bank, may govern Gaza after the war.

"There won't be a civilian authority that educates their children to hate Israel, to kill Israelis, to wipe out the state of Israel."

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said late last month that the PA should retake control of the Gaza Strip from Hamas, with international players potentially filling a role in the interim. (AFP)

12 Nov 2023, 10:29:37 AM IST

Arab and Muslim leaders demand immediate end to Gaza war

Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries called on Saturday for an immediate end to military operations in Gaza, rejecting Israel's justification of its actions against Palestinians as self-defence.

The extraordinary joint Islamic-Arab summit in Riyadh urged the International Criminal Court to investigate "war crimes and crimes against humanity that Israel is committing" in the Palestinian territories, according to a final communique.

Saudi Arabia has sought to press the United States and Israel for an end to hostilities in Gaza, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom's de facto ruler, gathered Arab and Muslim leaders to reinforce that message. (Reuters)

12 Nov 2023, 10:27:40 AM IST

Israel-Hamas battles create havoc in Gaza hospitals

Heavy fighting between Israeli forces and Hamas trapped thousands of people in Gaza's hospitals on Sunday, as medics and aid workers warned patients will die in the crippled facilities unless there is a pause in the battle.

Bright flares lit up the night sky over Gaza City and blasts echoed across the city, AFP television images showed, as Israel's air and ground campaign to destroy Hamas brought the fight to key medical installations.

"If we do not stop this bloodshed immediately with a ceasefire or at the bare minimum a medical evacuation of patients, these hospitals will become a morgue," medical aid group Doctors Without Borders warned early Sunday. (AFP)

12 Nov 2023, 10:12:31 AM IST

Jordan airdrops humanitarian aid to field hospital in Gaza Strip

The Jordan Air Force has again dropped humanitarian aid from the air to a field hospital in the Gaza Strip, The Times of Israel reported.

The Jordanian army announced that the aid has been airdropped to a hospital operated by Amman in the Gaza Strip amid the crisis faced by Gazan civilians.

Reportedly, this is the second operation by Jordan in recent weeks and the packages were dropped from planes along with parachutes, The Times of Israel reported. (ANI)

12 Nov 2023, 10:07:16 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war news: 3 babies die as Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza goes 'out of service' under intense Israeli strikes

Thousands of displaced Palestinians looked to Gaza's largest hospital, Al-Shifa, as a safe haven, but with Israeli strikes intensifying and the fighting reaching the gates of the compound, there seems nowhere for them to escape.

Amid the intense fight, three newborn babies died in the hospital after it went “out of service" amid intense fighting in the area, the Hamas-controlled Ministry of Health stated. Read the complete story.

12 Nov 2023, 09:50:23 AM IST

Israel offers to evacuate babies from main Gaza hospital amid fierce fighting

Israel's military said it was ready to evacuate babies from Gaza's largest hospital on Sunday, where Palestinian officials said two newborns died and dozens more were at risk after fuel ran out amid intense fighting in the area.

As the humanitarian situation worsened, Gaza's border authority said the Rafah crossing into Egypt would reopen on Sunday for foreign passport holders after closing on Friday.

Hamas said it had completely or partially destroyed more than 160 Israeli military targets in Gaza, including more than 25 vehicles in the past 48 hours. An Israeli military spokesperson said Hamas had lost control of northern Gaza. (Reuters)

12 Nov 2023, 09:43:38 AM IST

'As a child and as a parent I went through the same thing,' says Director-General of WHO

12 Nov 2023, 09:28:22 AM IST

Netanyahu rejects growing calls for a cease-fire as Israel battles Hamas outside main Gaza hospital

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pushed back Saturday against growing international calls for a cease-fire, saying Israel's battle to crush Gaza's ruling Hamas militants will continue with “full force."

A cease-fire would be possible only if all 239 hostages held by militants in Gaza are released, Netanyahu said in a televised address.

The Israeli leader also insisted that after the war, now entering its sixth week, Gaza would be demilitarised and Israel would retain security control there. Asked what he meant by security control, Netanyahu said Israeli forces must be able to enter Gaza freely to hunt down militants. (PTI)

12 Nov 2023, 09:25:12 AM IST

‘Hospitals must be places of greater safety, not of war,’ says Martin Griffiths

12 Nov 2023, 09:08:40 AM IST

'Over the last 48 hours, there have been reports of repeated attacks on Al-Shifa Hospital,' says WHO

“Over the last 48 hours, there have been reports of repeated attacks on Al-Shifa Hospital, resulting in the death of several people and the injury of many others. The intensive care unit was damaged as a result of the bombing. There were also reports that a patient connected to a breathing tube may have died as a result of the power being cut off for some time," posted WHO on X.

12 Nov 2023, 09:03:42 AM IST

'Some of those who fled Al-Shifa hospital have been shot at, wounded, or killed,' says WHO Director-General

12 Nov 2023, 09:01:53 AM IST

WHO says it has lost communication with its contacts in Al Shifa hospital in Gaza

The World Health Organization said on Saturday it has lost communication with its contacts in Al Shifa hospital in northern Gaza, and expressed "grave concerns" for the safety of everyone trapped there by the fighting while calling for an immediate ceasefire.

The spokesperson for the Gaza health ministry said that operations in Al Shifa hospital complex, the largest in the Palestinian enclave, were suspended on Saturday after it ran out of fuel.

WHO said it has "grave concerns for the safety of the health workers, hundreds of sick and injured patients, including babies on life support and displaced people who remain inside the hospital", and reiterated its call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. (Reuters)

12 Nov 2023, 09:00:40 AM IST

India supports UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements in Palestine

India joins 145 nations supporting UN resolution in condemning UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements in Palestine, as per media reports. Read the complete story here.

12 Nov 2023, 08:45:50 AM IST

Hamas integral part of axis of terrorism led by Iran: Israeli PM Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called Hamas an "integral part of the axis of terrorism" led by Iran, which he said endangers the Middle East and Arab world as well.

While addressing the press conference along with Israel's Defence Minister Yoav Gallant and Minister Benny Gantz at Kirya in Tel Aviv, he said, “Hamas is an integral part of the axis of terrorism led by Iran, and this axis of terrorism and evil endangers the entire Middle East, and the entire Arab world as well. I am convinced that many Arab leaders understand this." (ANI)

12 Nov 2023, 08:29:55 AM IST

‘Palestinian-led’ Gaza should be unified with West Bank post war with Israel: US

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday outlined Washington's expectations for the besieged coastal territory, Gaza, and said that it should be unified with the West Bank once the war is over. Outlining the United States’ expectations at the end of the Israeli war on Gaza to root out the Hamas militants, Anthony Blinken also said that the post-war governance must include Palestinians. Read the complete story here.

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