An Israeli air strike on an ambulance being used to evacuate the wounded from besieged northern Gaza killed 15 people and injured 60 others on Friday, the Hamas-controlled enclave's health ministry said. Israel's military said it had identified and hit an ambulance "being used by a Hamas terrorist cell". It said Hamas fighters were killed in the strike, and accused the group of transferring militants and weapons in ambulances.
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Qatar-based news outlet Al Jazeera said that an employee working with the news agency lost 19 family members, including his father and two sisters when Israel bombed the Jabalia refugee camp. The refugee camp was home to over 116,000 Palestinian refugees. “Al Jazeera vehemently condemns the heinous and indiscriminate Israeli bombing that has resulted in the killing of 19 family members of dedicated SNG engineer, Mohamed Abu Al-Qumsan.
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Deeply concerned" over the deteriorating security situation and the astounding loss of civilian lives in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, India at the UN urged both parties to "de-escalate, eschew violence." India's Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Yojna Patel said, "The escalation of hostilities in the region will only exacerbate the humanitarian crisis. It is necessary for all parties to display the utmost… read-more
In a breaking news, there is a possible release of Dual Nationality Hostages by Hamas. On October 23, an Israeli military official said, there's a chance that Hamas might release approximately 50 dual-nationality prisoners. As per sources, Hamas has also issued a warning, indicating that a ground invasion could potentially decrease the likelihood of the hostages being… read-more
In Gaza, a massive blast reported at a hospital, killing 500 people, on October 18. As per the Gaza Health Ministry, the Hamas-run government is in charge of both departments. In addition, due to the Gaza attack, Arab leader called off the meeting with Joe Biden. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has canceled a planned meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden, confirmed sources. Meanwhile death toll likely to rise.
The political bater between AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi and Hemant Biswas turned ugly, after Biswa asked Asaduddin Owaisi to go to Gaza. Asaduddin Owaisi during a public rally said that around ten lakh people have become homeless and are forcefully displaced, he also said that Israel is an occupier and the territory is occupeid. Reacting to Owaisi, Assam CM said, Hamas is a terrorist and shouldn't be supported.
The United States President Joe Biden is planning to visit Israel, amid the ongoing Israel-Palestine war. On October 17, the White House released an official statement which read, "He is coming here at a critical moment for Israel, for the region, and the world. President Biden will reaffirm the United States' solidarity with Israel." The visit of Joe Biden on October 18 is after reports of brutal killing by Hamas.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for for rapid and unimpeded humanitarian access to Gaza and for the release of hostages kept by Hamas. "In this dramatic moment, as we are on the verge of the abyss in the Middle East, it is my duty as Secretary-General of the United Nations to make two strong humanitarian appeals." He further said, "They should not become bargaining chips."
US President Joe Biden addressed Jewish community leaders at a roundtable in the White House and called the attacks by Hamas a "campaign of pure cruelty". He confirmed the cruelty of Hamas and said, "I never really thought that I would see and have confirmed pictures of terrorists beheading children." Joe Biden also said administrative efforts to save American hostages amid conflict between Israel-Palestine.
Hamas announces that it will begin execution and live televised killing of Israeli hostages for every building bombarded in Gaza. Abu Ubaida, spokesman for the Military Wing of Hamas - Alaikum Brigades said, "We have decided to put an end to the fascist Zionist crime against our people." He added, "We shall address him in the language he understands.” They said, each target on our people will be answered.