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Israel-Hamas War: 'Operation in Gaza will grind to a halt in next 48 hours,' says UN

Israel-Hamas War: Hospitals in the northern Gaza Strip are currently non-operational, according to the health ministry controlled by Hamas. 

A medical worker assists a premature Palestinian baby who lies in an incubator at the maternity ward of Shifa Hospital, which according to health officials is about to shut down as it runs out of fuel and power, as the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas continues, in Gaza City October 22, 2023. REUTERS/Mohammed Al-Masri (REUTERS)Premium
A medical worker assists a premature Palestinian baby who lies in an incubator at the maternity ward of Shifa Hospital, which according to health officials is about to shut down as it runs out of fuel and power, as the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas continues, in Gaza City October 22, 2023. REUTERS/Mohammed Al-Masri (REUTERS)

Israel-Hamas War: Hospitals in the northern Gaza Strip are currently non-operational, according to the health ministry controlled by Hamas, AFP reported.

Israel's military and rescue services reported that Hezbollah, the Lebanese group, carried out attacks resulting in injuries to seven Israeli soldiers and 10 others.

Three UN agencies expressed dismay at the conditions in hospitals, revealing that in 36 days, they documented a minimum of 137 attacks on healthcare facilities.

As reported by Reuters, these attacks resulted in 521 deaths and 686 injuries, which included 16 medics killed and 38 wounded.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus reported that the World Health Organization has successfully reestablished communication with healthcare professionals at Shifa.

He emphasized the severity of the situation, describing it as “dire and perilous," with ongoing gunfire and bombings intensifying the already critical circumstances.

“Tragically, the number of patient fatalities has increased significantly," he said in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter. “Regrettably, the hospital is not functioning as a hospital anymore."

By Sunday afternoon, a minimum of 80 aid trucks had entered Gaza from Egypt, as reported by two sources. Additionally, Jordan announced that it had air-dropped a second batch of aid into a field hospital.

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13 Nov 2023, 08:59:22 PM IST

‘Medical waste and bodies decomposing’, says Gaza Health Ministry

The Gaza Ministry of Health has said that Al-Shifa Hospital staff have been unable to bury at least 100 bodies because of Israeli attacks. The bodies are decomposing in the hospital yard.

The ministry also said that medical waste is accumulating inside the hospital. The decomposing bodies and the medical waste are both endangering patients’ lives and threatening to spread diseases, which could lead to a “health catastrophe".

13 Nov 2023, 08:40:28 PM IST

Israeli airstrikes kill 3 Palestinians in Bani Suhaila

At least three Palestinians have been killed and 20 others injured after an Israeli airstrike hit Bani Suhaila, a town east of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip, Reuters reports health officials have said.

13 Nov 2023, 08:02:10 PM IST

Five out of every 1,000 killed in Gaza is a student: Statistics bureau

The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics says 3,117 students enrolled in schools in the Gaza Strip have been killed by Israel since October 7. Twenty-four students were killed in the occupied West Bank during the same period.

All educational facilities in the Gaza Strip have been closed since October 7 meaning about 608,000 students are out of school.

The bureau said 70 government and 145 UNRWA school buildings are being used as shelters for internally displaced people

13 Nov 2023, 07:09:36 PM IST

UN warns fuel shortage to halt Gaza aid work in '48 hours'

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees warned Monday its operations in war-torn Gaza would shut down within two days due to fuel shortages as fighting rages between Israel and Hamas.

"The humanitarian operation in Gaza will grind to a halt in the next 48 hours as no fuel is allowed to enter Gaza," UNRWA's Gaza chief Thomas White wrote on X, formerly Twitter.

13 Nov 2023, 06:27:04 PM IST

Amnesty urges EU to call for ceasefire

Rights group Amnesty International says EU countries “must" call for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza

“The expanding humanitarian and human rights catastrophe unfolding in Gaza urgently needs to end," the UK-based group said in a statement amid the ongoing European Union Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Brussels.

13 Nov 2023, 04:43:24 PM IST

Death toll of infants increases in Al-Shifa

Six premature babies and nine patients have died since electrical shortages began affecting al-Shifa Hospital several days ago, Gaza’s health ministry says.

13 Nov 2023, 04:38:51 PM IST

Al-Shifa patient count on compound reduces

Al Jazeera is reporting that Mohammed Zaqout, director of hospitals in Gaza, has said that about 650 patients, 500 healthcare workers, and an estimated 2,500 displaced people remain inside the al-Shifa hospital compound.

The figures are lower than those issued at the weekend, when it was reported that 1,500 patients, 1,500 medical workers, and 7,000 displaced people were there.

13 Nov 2023, 04:29:14 PM IST

No one can move or dare to go out of Al-Shifa hospital

CNN has spoken to a reporter in AL Shifa hospital. The report quotes, 

"Communication is very bad and almost impossible for us to report what is happening in the hospital and its yards, we barely have cell lines but no internet.

No one can move or dare to go out of the hospital, the staff here are aware of many strikes that are happening around the hospital, we see smoke coming up from those strikes and we know that there are people in some of those buildings but ambulances do not make their way out of the hospital because … during the last days an ambulance was hit on its way out of the hospital."

13 Nov 2023, 04:17:24 PM IST

Israel conducted 4,300 strikes on Gaza Strip

The Israel Defence Force has issued an update on its military operation in Gaza, where it says its forces have conducted 4,300 strikes to date. It claims to have struck “approximately 300 tunnel shafts" and “approximately 3,000 terrorist infrastructure sites."

In a statement published to the Telegram messaging app, it said:

IDF troops are continuing to operate in the Gaza Strip. IAF aircraft and ground forces have conducted 4,300 strikes, struck hundreds of anti-tank missile launch posts, approximately 300 tunnel shafts, approximately 3,000 terrorist infrastructure sites, including over 100 structures rigged with explosives, and hundreds of Hamas command and control centres.

13 Nov 2023, 03:36:47 PM IST

Suella Braverman fired after police favouring pro-Palestine protesters remark

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has fired Home Secretary Suella Braverman, who drew anger for accusing police of being too lenient with pro-Palestinian protesters.

The government says Braverman has left her job as part of a Cabinet shuffle.

Sunak was under growing pressure to fire Braverman, a divisive figure popular with the authoritarian wing of the governing Conservative Party.

In a highly unusual attack on the police last week, Braverman said London’s police force was ignoring lawbreaking by “pro-Palestinian mobs." She described demonstrators calling for a cease-fire in Gaza as “hate marchers."

13 Nov 2023, 02:44:30 PM IST

Israel war news: Is Gaza ceasefire on cards? Israeli PM Netanyahu hints at possible hostage deal with Hamas

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told US media that there could be a potential deal to free hostages being held in the Gaza Strip. However, he refrained from giving specifics about the plan. 

Speaking to NBC show ‘Meet the Press’, the Israeli PM said, “We heard that there was an impending deal of this kind or of that kind and then we learned that it was all hokum. But the minute we started the ground operation, that began to change," as quoted by AFP

Asked whether there is a potential deal to free more of the hostages being held by Hamas militants, Netanyahu replied: “There could be."

Read the complete story here.

13 Nov 2023, 02:33:50 PM IST

Israel-Gaza War Day 39: Biden talks to Qatari emir; EU condemns Hamas for using civilians as ‘human shields’. Top points

Israel-Hamas War: On the 37th day of the Israel-Gaza conflict, the Israeli military supplied 300 litres of fuel to Shifa Hospital for critical medical needs. Here are the top ten key developments in the Israel-Hamas conflict.

1. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said that their troops delivered 300 litres of fuel to Shifa Hospital for urgent medical needs. According to the IDF, Hamas prevented the hospital from accepting the fuel. “Our troops risked their lives to hand-deliver 300 litres of fuel to the Shifa hospital for urgent medical purposes. Hamas forbade the hospital from taking it," IDF wrote on X. Read the complete story here.

13 Nov 2023, 02:16:35 PM IST

North Gaza hospitals 'out of service' as fighting rages

The hospitals in the centre of the heaviest north Gaza fighting have been forced out of service amid shortages and combat, the Hamas-run health ministry said Monday, adding the number of patients dying in the biggest medical centre had risen.

Israel argues that its Hamas enemies have built their military headquarters in tunnels beneath the Al-Shifa hospital complex, while UN agencies and doctors inside the facility warned the effects of the raging battles were claiming the lives of civilians including infants.

As witnesses reported more "violent fighting", overnight aerial bombardments and the clatter of gunfire echoed across the sprawling Al-Shifa hospital at the heart of the Gaza City, now an urban war zone. (AFP)

13 Nov 2023, 01:51:50 PM IST

44 Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza since start of war: army

The Israeli army on Monday announced the death of two additional soldiers in northern Gaza, raising to 44 the number killed in the Palestinian territory since October 7.

An army spokesperson told AFP that 44 were killed "inside Gaza during the war" that began when Hamas militants stormed Israel's southern border. (AFP)

13 Nov 2023, 01:41:08 PM IST

44 Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza since start of war: IDF

44 Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza since the start of war: army. (AFP)

13 Nov 2023, 01:38:04 PM IST

More than 180,000 people across France march against soaring antisemitism amid the Israel-Hamas war

More than 180,000 people across France, including 100,000 in Paris, marched peacefully on Sunday to protest against rising antisemitism in the wake of Israel’s ongoing war against Hamas in Gaza.

Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne, representatives of several parties on the left, conservatives and centrists of President Emmanuel Macron's party as well as far-right leader Marine Le Pen attended Sunday’s march in the French capital amid tight security. Macron did not attend, but expressed his support for the protest and called on citizens to rise up against “the unbearable resurgence of unbridled antisemitism." (AP)

13 Nov 2023, 01:26:40 PM IST

Eight pro-Iran fighters dead in US strikes in Syria: monitor

At least eight pro-Iran fighters were killed in US strikes on eastern Syria, a war monitor said Monday, after Washington carried out raids a day earlier in response to attacks on American forces.

The toll is "eight pro-Iran fighters dead, including at least one Syrian, and Iraqi nationals", the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, following the strikes late Sunday on the Mayadeen and Albu Kamal areas of Syria's eastern Deir Ezzor province near the Iraqi border. (AFP)

13 Nov 2023, 01:16:54 PM IST

Hamas government says all hospitals in northern Gaza 'out of service'

None of the hospitals in the northern Gaza Strip are operational, the Hamas-run health ministry said Monday, as intense fighting rages between Israeli troops and Hamas militants.

Youssef Abu Rish, deputy health minister in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, told AFP all hospitals in the north of the enclave were "out of service". (AFP)

13 Nov 2023, 12:59:06 PM IST

US hints at more strikes unless Iran-linked groups halt attacks

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Monday left open the possibility of more strikes against Iran-linked groups if attacks against American forces in Iraq and Syria don't stop, hours after overnight U.S. air strikes in Syria.

The U.S. military carried out its third air strike in as many weeks in Syria late on Sunday, targeting a training facility near the city of Albu Kamal and a safe house near the city of Mayadeen.

The strikes came after at least 40 attacks against U.S. and coalition troops in Iraq and Syria by Iran-backed forces in recent weeks, as regional tensions mount over the Israel-Hamas war. At least 45 US troops have suffered traumatic brain injuries or minor wounds. (Reuters)

13 Nov 2023, 12:43:01 PM IST

US strikes Iran-linked targets in Eastern Syria

The US conducted airstrikes in eastern Syria on targets linked to Iran, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said, while President Joe Biden spoke with Qatar’s ruler about trying secure the release of hostages in the Gaza Strip.

Israel’s military pressed on with its offensive against Hamas, designated a terrorist organization by the US and European Union, engaging in ground battles in a district in northern Gaza that also contains Shati refugee camp, the third-largest in the enclave. Israel says it killed militants in the area, which is in a zone it has told civilians to leave. (Bloomberg)

13 Nov 2023, 12:19:21 PM IST

US strikes Iran-linked targets in Eastern Syria

The US conducted airstrikes in eastern Syria on targets linked to Iran, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said, while President Joe Biden spoke with Qatar’s ruler about trying secure the release of hostages in the Gaza Strip.

Israel’s military pressed on with its offensive against Hamas, designated a terrorist organization by the US and European Union, engaging in ground battles in a district in northern Gaza that also contains Shati refugee camp, the third-largest in the enclave. Israel says it killed militants in the area, which is in a zone it has told civilians to leave. (Bloomberg)

13 Nov 2023, 11:54:00 AM IST

Saudi Arabia, UAE, 7 others block proposal to snap all ties with Israel at Islamic nations' summit: Reports

Saudi Arabia, considered as the de-facto leader of the Muslim world, along with its neighbour the United Arab Emirates, was among the countries that blocked a proposal moved at the Islamic-Arab summit to snap all ties with Israel, reports said.

The proposal was to sever all diplomatic and economic relations with Tel Aviv, deny Arab airspace to Israeli flights and that the oil-producing Muslim countries should “threaten to use oil as a means of leverage" to achieve a ceasefire in Gaza, The Times of Israel reported Ehud Ya’ari, the Arab affairs analyst of Israeli news platform Channel 12, as saying. Read the complete story here.

13 Nov 2023, 11:27:07 AM IST

Israel-Hamas War news: Hamas planned extensive attacks on Israel for over a year, documents reveal: Report

Israel has shared new evidence alleging that Hamas planned to launch extensive strikes into Israeli territory on October 7, the Washington Post reported. If successful, the planned attack would have led to a broader conflict in the Middle East, it said.

The evidence includes drawings, maps, notes, and weapons collected from slain militants, it added. Security officials alleged that Hamas militants were prepared to penetrate as far as the eastern border close to the West Bank in a series of attacks, as per the report.

Evidence gathered from the slain militants' belongings revealed notes with Quranic verses and orders instructing them to "Kill as many people and take as many hostages as possible", the report said. It added that these militants breached the Israeli border in around 30 places, resulting in mass slaughter in at least 22 villages and prompting a day-long gun battle with the Israeli military.

13 Nov 2023, 11:13:27 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.

Dr Munir Al-Bursh, Director-General of the health ministry, told CNN that two babies died at Al-Shifa Hospital after a shell struck nearby which resulted in cutting off the generator that powers the incubators in the neonatal ward while another baby died on Saturday morning.

Al-Shifa director Mohammad Abu Salmiya said the facility was hit repeatedly overnight in a new round of strikes that knocked out the power for several hours. Read the complete story here.

13 Nov 2023, 10:57:41 AM IST

Israel-Hamas War news: Hamas planned extensive attacks on Israel for over a year, documents reveal: Report

Israel has shared new evidence alleging that Hamas planned to launch extensive strikes into Israeli territory on October 7, the Washington Post reported. If successful, the planned attack would have led to a broader conflict in the Middle East, it said.

The evidence includes drawings, maps, notes, and weapons collected from slain militants, it added. Security officials alleged that Hamas militants were prepared to penetrate as far as the eastern border close to the West Bank in a series of attacks, as per the report.

Evidence gathered from the slain militants' belongings revealed notes with Quranic verses and orders instructing them to "Kill as many people and take as many hostages as possible", the report said. It added that these militants breached the Israeli border in around 30 places, resulting in mass slaughter in at least 22 villages and prompting a day-long gun battle with the Israeli military. Read the complete story here.

13 Nov 2023, 10:42:16 AM IST

Amid war with Hamas, Israel announces ‘historic agreement’ to sell air defence system to NATO member Finland

Despite the ongoing war with Hamas fighters from Gaza, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet minister announced a 317 million euro ($340 million) deal for the sale of its David's Sling air defence system to new NATO member Finland.

Israel has been bombing Palestine's Gaza for 38 days, killing over 11,100 civilians and Hamas fighters. Read the complete story here.

13 Nov 2023, 10:21:59 AM IST

Gaza war: First batch of evacuees reach Egypt after Rafah crossing reopens

Hours after the reopening of the Rafah border crossing on November 12, the first batch of evacuees from the besieged Gaza Strip reached Egypt. The border crossing was closed for nearly two days since November 10.

The group that entered into the neighbouring Muslim-majority country comprised seven injured Gaza residents, along with more than 80 foreign nationals and their dependents, news agency Reuters reported, citing sources. Read the complete story here.

13 Nov 2023, 09:51:15 AM IST

Israel war news: Is Gaza ceasefire on cards? Israeli PM Netanyahu hints at possible hostage deal with Hamas

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told US media that there could be a potential deal to free hostages being held in the Gaza Strip. However, he refrained from giving specifics about the plan.

Speaking to NBC show ‘Meet the Press’, the Israeli PM said, “We heard that there was an impending deal of this kind or of that kind and then we learned that it was all hokum. But the minute we started the ground operation, that began to change," as quoted by AFP. Read the complete story here.

13 Nov 2023, 09:39:16 AM IST

Israel-Gaza War Day 39: Biden talks to Qatari emir; EU condemns Hamas for using civilians as ‘human shields’. Top points

Israel-Hamas War: On the 37th day of the Israel-Gaza conflict, the Israeli military supplied 300 litres of fuel to Shifa Hospital for critical medical needs. Here are the top ten key developments in the Israel-Hamas conflict.

1. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said that their troops delivered 300 litres of fuel to Shifa Hospital for urgent medical needs. According to the IDF, Hamas prevented the hospital from accepting the fuel. “Our troops risked their lives to hand-deliver 300 litres of fuel to the Shifa hospital for urgent medical purposes. Hamas forbade the hospital from taking it," IDF wrote on X. Read the complete story here.

13 Nov 2023, 09:34:08 AM IST

US conducts airstrikes against Iran-backed groups in Syria

The US military conducted airstrikes on two locations in eastern Syria involving Iranian-backed groups, hitting a training location and a weapons facility, according to the Pentagon and U.S. officials. It marks the third time in a bit more than two weeks that the U.S. has retaliated against the militants for what has been a growing number of attacks on bases housing U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria.

In a statement, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the strikes targeted sites near Abukama and Mayadin and were used by Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps as well as Iran-backed militias.

“The President has no higher priority than the safety of U.S. personnel, and he directed today’s action to make clear that the United States will defend itself, its personnel, and its interests," Austin said. (AP)

13 Nov 2023, 09:17:52 AM IST

Attacks by Lebanon's Hezbollah group wound 7 Israeli troops along border with Israel

Attacks by Lebanon's Hezbollah group Sunday wounded seven Israeli troops and 10 other people, Israel's military and rescue services said.

The clashes came as skirmishes between the Iran-backed group and Israeli military continue to intensify along the Lebanon-Israel border, threatening to escalate into another front in the Mideast's latest war.

The assault was the most serious incident involving civilians along the Lebanon-Israel border since an Israeli airstrike in south Lebanon on Nov. 5 killed a woman and three children. (PTI)

13 Nov 2023, 08:56:58 AM IST

IDF delivers 300 litres of fuel to Shifa hospital for urgent medical purposes

The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) have said their troops delivered 300 litres of fuel to the Shifa hospital for urgent medical purposes.

The IDF said Hamas forbade the hospital from taking the fuel.

"Our troops risked their lives to hand-deliver 300 litres of fuel to the Shifa hospital for urgent medical purposes. Hamas forbade the hospital from taking it," the IDF wrote on 'X'.

"Gaza's Hamas-run health ministry has been warning for weeks that its hospitals are running out of fuel. If so, why would they prevent the hospital from receiving it?" it further wrote. (ANI)

13 Nov 2023, 08:43:45 AM IST

More than 180,000 people across France march against soaring anti-semitism amid Israel-Hamas war

More than 180,000 people across France, including 100,000 in Paris, marched peacefully on Sunday to protest against rising anti-semitism in the wake of Israel's ongoing war against Hamas in Gaza.

Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne, representatives of several parties on the left, conservatives and centrists of President Emmanuel Macron's party as well as far-right leader Marine Le Pen attended Sunday's march in the French capital amid tight security. Macron did not attend, but expressed his support for the protest and called on citizens to rise up against “the unbearable resurgence of unbridled anti-semitism." (PTI)

13 Nov 2023, 08:39:47 AM IST

Israel-Gaza War Day 39: Biden talks to Qatari emir; EU condemns Hamas for using civilians as ‘human shields’. Top points

Israel-Hamas War: On the 37th day of the Israel-Gaza conflict, the Israeli military supplied 300 litres of fuel to Shifa Hospital for critical medical needs. Here are the top ten key developments in the Israel-Hamas conflict.

1. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said that their troops delivered 300 litres of fuel to Shifa Hospital for urgent medical needs. According to the IDF, Hamas prevented the hospital from accepting the fuel. “Our troops risked their lives to hand-deliver 300 litres of fuel to the Shifa hospital for urgent medical purposes. Hamas forbade the hospital from taking it," IDF wrote on X. Read the complete story here.

13 Nov 2023, 08:26:03 AM IST

‘Whoever needs surgery dies:’ Al-Shifa director as clashes rage near Gaza hospital; lives of 45 newborns under threat

The largest hospital in Gaza, Al-Shifa, has ceased to function and fatalities of war victims are escalating, as a blistering Israeli assault continues in the Hamas-controlled strip. According to the CNN report, director of the Al Shifa hospital said, “The operating rooms are completely out of service, and now the wounded come to us and we cannot give them anything other than first aid". None of the operating rooms at Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza are functioning due to lack of electricity, the report added.

Israel says Hamas militants, who launched deadly attacks in southern Israel on October 7, have command centers under and near the hospitals. Read the complete story here.

13 Nov 2023, 08:14:54 AM IST

US conducts airstrikes against Iran-backed groups in Syria

The US military conducted airstrikes on two locations in eastern Syria involving Iranian-backed groups, hitting a training location and a weapons facility, according to the Pentagon and US officials. It marks the third time in a bit more than two weeks that the US has retaliated against the militants for what has been a growing number of attacks on bases housing U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria.

In a statement, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the strikes targeted sites near Abukama and Mayadin and were used by Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps as well as Iran-backed militias.

“The President has no higher priority than the safety of US personnel, and he directed today’s action to make clear that the United States will defend itself, its personnel, and its interests," Austin said. (AP)

13 Nov 2023, 08:05:54 AM IST

Attacks by Lebanon's Hezbollah group wound 7 Israeli troops, 10 others along border with Israel

Attacks by Lebanon's Hezbollah group Sunday wounded seven Israeli troops and 10 other people, Israel's military and rescue services said.

The clashes came as skirmishes between the Iran-backed group and Israeli military continue to intensify along the Lebanon-Israel border, threatening to escalate into another front in the Mideast’s latest war.

The assault was the most serious incident involving civilians along the Lebanon-Israel border since an Israeli airstrike in south Lebanon on Nov. 5 killed a woman and three children. (AP)

13 Nov 2023, 07:43:14 AM IST

Saudi Arabia, UAE, 7 others block proposal to snap all ties with Israel at Islamic nations' summit: Reports

Saudi Arabia, considered as the de-facto leader of the Muslim world, along with its neighbour the United Arab Emirates, was among the countries that blocked a proposal moved at the Islamic-Arab summit to snap all ties with Israel, reports said.

The proposal was to sever all diplomatic and economic relations with Tel Aviv, deny Arab airspace to Israeli flights and that the oil-producing Muslim countries should “threaten to use oil as a means of leverage" to achieve a ceasefire in Gaza, The Times of Israel reported Ehud Ya’ari, the Arab affairs analyst of Israeli news platform Channel 12, as saying.

The proposal was shot down by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Jordan, Egypt, Bahrain, Sudan, Morocco, Mauritania and Djibouti, Ya’ari reportedly added. Read the complete story.

13 Nov 2023, 07:36:51 AM IST

Israel-Hamas War: Communication lost with Gaza's Al-Shifa Hospital, says WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Sunday, November 12 reported that it has lost contact with Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, ANI reported.

Al-Shifa Hospital has received international attention after reports of individuals fleeing the hospital being allegedly shot, wounded, or killed. The facility has been under repeated attacks, and the latest information suggests it is surrounded by tanks.

Earlier, 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.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed deep concern for the safety of health workers, hundreds of patients, including babies on life support, and displaced individuals still inside the hospital. Read the complete story here.

13 Nov 2023, 07:26:09 AM IST

Israel-Gaza War Day 39: Biden talks to Qatari emir; EU condemns Hamas for using civilians as ‘human shields’. Top points

Israel-Hamas War: On the 37th day of the Israel-Gaza conflict, the Israeli military supplied 300 litres of fuel to Shifa Hospital for critical medical needs. Here are the top ten key developments in the Israel-Hamas conflict.

1. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said that their troops delivered 300 litres of fuel to Shifa Hospital for urgent medical needs. According to the IDF, Hamas prevented the hospital from accepting the fuel. “Our troops risked their lives to hand-deliver 300 litres of fuel to the Shifa hospital for urgent medical purposes. Hamas forbade the hospital from taking it," IDF wrote on X.

2. Hamas refuted allegations of rejecting the fuel and asserted that the hospital falls under the authority of Gaza's Health Ministry, Reuters reported. They also contended that the amount of fuel offered by Israel was “insufficient to power the hospital's generators for more than half an hour."

3. The largest hospital in Gaza, hospitals in the north of the Palestinian enclave, including the al-Shifa complex, has halted its operations, and the number of patient fatalities is on the rise, according to the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday.

4. The WHO engaged with healthcare professionals at Shifa, who depicted a situation as "dire and perilous," citing ongoing gunfire and bombings that further intensified the already critical conditions, stated Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Read the complete story here.

13 Nov 2023, 07:11:47 AM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE: IDF says it has delivered 300 litres of fuel to Al-Shifa Hospital for medical purposes

The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) early on November 13 announced that their troops successfully delivered 300 litres of fuel to Al-Shifa Hospital for urgent medical purposes. They added that Hamas reportedly prohibited the hospital from accepting the fuel.

"Our troops risked their lives to hand-deliver 300 litres of fuel to the Shifa hospital for urgent medical purposes. Hamas forbade the hospital from taking it. Gaza’s Hamas-run health ministry has been warning for weeks that its hospitals are running out of fuel. If so, why would they prevent the hospital from receiving it?" said the IDF in a post on X. Read the complete story here.

13 Nov 2023, 07:10:09 AM IST

Israel-Hamas War LIVE: More Gaza hospitals suspend operations as Israel hunts Hamas

Gaza's largest and second-largest hospitals, Al Shifa and Al-Quds said they were suspending operations. With more people killed and wounded daily but half of the territory's hospitals now out of action, there are ever fewer places for the injured. (Reuters)

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