An Israeli mobile artillery unit fires a shell from southern Israel towards the Gaza Strip. AP
A month into the war, Israel's military says it's fighting in the ‘depths’ of Gaza City after encircling the northern part of the besieged Palestinian enclave.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel will have "overall security responsibility” in Gaza "for an indefinite period” after its war with Hamas. His comments in a TV interview offered the clearest indication yet that Israel plans to maintain control over the territory that's home to some 2.3 million Palestinians.
Several hundred thousand people are believed to remain in the north in the assault’s path. Hundreds of Palestinians fled Gaza City to the south on Tuesday, raising their hands and waving white flags to move past Israeli tanks. Some came on donkey carts, most on foot, a few pushing aged relatives in wheelchairs, all visibly exhausted and many with nothing but their clothes on their back.
The number of Palestinians killed in the war passed 10,300, including more than 4,200 children, the Hamas-run Health Ministry in Gaza said on Tuesday.
A woman holds up a white shirt trying to prevent being shot, as Palestinians flee to the southern Gaza Strip. AP
In the occupied West Bank, more than 160 Palestinians have been killed in the violence and Israeli raids. More than 1,400 people in Israel have been killed, most of them in the Oct. 7 Hamas attack that started the fighting, and 242 hostages were taken from Israel into Gaza by the Hamas group.
An Israeli military statement said troops came under heavy fire during an operation in the city of Jenin, in which an armed operative of the Hamas group and two other people were arrested. It said troops returned fire and "hits were identified".
The Israeli military said Palestinians had started "a violent riot" near the town of Qarawet Bani Hassan on Saturday and soldiers who had been operating there opened fire.
Israel and Palestinians unleashed salvos of fire for a fifth day on Saturday, with the Islamic Jihad group launching dozens more rockets and the Israeli military pounding targets inside the Gaza Strip.
On Commemoration Day, observed annually on 30th November, the UAE recalls the heroism of its righteous sons who gave their lives in the pursuit of upholding the nation's honour and safeguarding it with unwavering courage.
Ten Israeli hostages — nine women and a 17-year-old girl — and two Thais were handed over to the Red Cross in Gaza and were back in Israeli territory, the military said. About an hour later, Israel released 30 Palestinian prisoners.
ICESCO’s headquarters is in Rabat, Morocco, with a regional headquarters in Sharjah, UAE, recognising the emirate’s pivotal role in promoting Arabic and Islamic culture and facilitating cross-cultural communication.
The message was received by His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Presidential Court, today while receiving Sultan Al Mansouri, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the UAE, at Qasr Al Bahr.