The Palestinian demise toll within the Israel-Hamas battle surpassed 9,700 with greater than 4,000 of them kids and minors, in response to the Hamas-run Health Ministry in Gaza. In the occupied West Bank, greater than 140 Palestinians have been killed in violence and Israeli raids.
More than 1,400 folks in Israel have been killed, most of them within the Oct. 7 Hamas attack that began the preventing, and 242 hostages had been taken from Israel into Gaza by the militant group.
Roughly 1,100 folks have left the Gaza Strip by way of the Rafah crossing since Wednesday below an obvious settlement among the many United States, Egypt, Israel and Qatar, which mediates with Hamas.
— Protest marches from U.S. to Berlin name for fast halt to bombing.
Here’s what is going on within the newest Israel-Hamas battle:
EMOTIONAL SCENES AS AUSTRALIANS WHO LEFT GAZA ARRIVE AT SYDNEY AIRPORT
SYDNEY — A dozen Australians who fled the battle in Gaza arrived in Sydney on Sunday after touring final week by way of the Rafah border crossing into Egypt.
Elated evacuee Sara El-Masry advised Nine News on arrival at Sydney Airport: “It means the world to me that we had been in a position to go away safely and we had been in a position to come right here and see their (household) faces yet one more time. I truthfully didn’t suppose I might make it.”
Another seven evacuees returned to different Australian cities on Saturday. The Australian authorities continues to press for extra Australians to be allowed to depart Gaza. There are about 67 residents, everlasting residents and their members of the family that the Australian authorities says it’s making an attempt to assist go away Gaza.
US MILITARY ACKNOWLEDGES POSITIONING SUBMARINE IN MIDEAST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The U.S. navy has acknowledged positioning a nuclear-capable submarine within the Middle East.
It supplied no different particulars in its on-line assertion Sunday, although it posted a picture that appeared to point out a submarine in Egypt’s Suez Canal close to its Suez Canal Bridge.
U.S. acknowledgment of an Ohio-class submarine location is extremely uncommon as they characterize a part of America’s so-called “nuclear triad” of atomic weapons — which additionally contains land-based ballistic missiles and nuclear bombs aboard strategic bombers.
Several Ohio-class submarines as an alternative carry cruise missiles and the aptitude to deploy with particular operations forces, so it’s unclear if the submarine working now within the Mideast carries nuclear ballistic missiles.
The U.S. has deployed submarines into the area earlier than and introduced its latest presence as tensions had been excessive with Iran.
Central Command individually launched a picture of a nuclear-capable B-1 bomber additionally working within the Mideast on Sunday.
UN AGENCIES AND HUMANITARIAN ORGS CALL FOR IMMEDIATE CEASE-FIRE
UNITED NATIONS – The heads of 11 U.N. companies and 6 humanitarian organizations issued a joint plea for an instantaneous humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza, the safety of civilians, and the swift entry to Gaza of meals, water, drugs and gas.
In a press release issued Sunday evening, they referred to as Hamas’ shock Oct. 7 assaults in Israel “horrific.”
“However, the horrific killings of much more civilians in Gaza is an outrage, as is reducing off 2.2 million Palestinians from meals, water, drugs, electrical energy and gas,” the heads of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee on the scenario in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory mentioned.
The U.N. and humanitarian organizations mentioned greater than 23,000 injured folks want fast remedy and hospitals are overstretched.
“An complete inhabitants is besieged and below assault, denied entry to the necessities for survival, bombed of their properties, shelters, hospitals and locations of worship,” the joint assertion mentioned.
The U.N. and support group leaders mentioned over 100 assaults in opposition to well being care operations have been reported and 88 workers members from the U.N. company for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, have been reported killed – “the best variety of United Nations fatalities ever recorded in a single battle.”
JORDAN AIR-DROPS AID TO HOSPITAL IN GAZA
AMMAN, Jordan – Medical support was airdropped into Gaza by a Jordanian navy cargo plane, the dominion’s chief introduced on social media early Monday.
A trickle of humanitarian support has entered Gaza by way of its land border with Egypt, however this gave the impression to be the primary time support was delivered by Jordan, a key U.S. ally that has a peace take care of Israel.
King Abdullah II mentioned the help reached the Jordanian subject hospital within the northern Gaza Strip. “This is our responsibility to help our brothers and sisters injured within the battle on Gaza,” he wrote on X, previously often known as Twitter.
King Abdullah II has recalled its ambassador to Israel and advised Israel’s envoy to not return to Jordan till the Gaza disaster was over.
ISRAEL AMBASSADOR TO US CALLS GAZA THE WORLD’S “BIGGEST TERROR COMPLEX”
Michael Hertzog, the Israeli ambassador to the U.S., says Gaza is “the most important terror advanced on this planet,” with tens of 1000’s of fighters and rockets, amongst different weaponry — and 310 miles (500 kilometers) of underground tunnels.
“This is what we’re up in opposition to. And we’ve got to uproot it, as a result of if we don’t, they may strike repeatedly,” Hertzog advised CBS’ “Face the Nation” in an interview aired Sunday.
He additionally mentioned Israel was making each effort to differentiate between “terrorists and the civilian inhabitants” in its battle with the Hamas militant group that guidelines Gaza.
“This is a really difficult navy operation in a densely populated space, and we’re making an attempt to maneuver the inhabitants away from that battle zone,” he mentioned.
FORMER PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS ALL SIDES OF CONFLICT ARE “COMPLICIT TO SOME DEGREE”
Former President Barack Obama says “no person’s palms are clear” within the Israel-Hamas battle and acknowledged that he’s questioned in latest days whether or not his administration may have accomplished extra to push for a sturdy peace when he was in energy.
“If you need to clear up the issue, then it’s important to absorb the entire fact,” Obama mentioned in an interview on “Pod Save America.” “And you then need to admit no person’s palms are clear. That all of us are complicit to some extent.”
The former president did make an try at peace between Israel and Palestinians throughout his second time period, however months of talks collapsed in 2014 amid disagreements on Israeli settlements, the discharge of Palestinian prisoners and different points.
“I have a look at this and I feel again what may I’ve accomplished throughout my presidency to maneuver this ahead — as laborious as I attempted, I’ve received the scars to show it,” Obama mentioned in an excerpt launched on X.
The complete interview is scheduled to be launched on Tuesday.
GAZA EXPERIENCES THIRD COMMUNICATIONS BLACKOUT SINCE START OF WAR
JERUSALEM — Gaza on Sunday fell below its third whole communications blackout because the begin of the battle between Israel and Hamas.
Palestinian communications firm Paltel introduced that each one of its “communication and web companies” had been down as soon as once more. Internet-access advocacy group NetBlocks.org confirmed that communications had been curtailed throughout the besieged enclave.
Alp Toker, the group’s government director, mentioned that the blackout was more likely to be skilled by most residents as a complete or near-total lack of connectivity.
Juliette Touma, spokesperson for the Palestinian refugee company UNRWA, advised The Associated Press that the company has misplaced communication with most of its staff.
STATE-RUN NEWS IN IRAN SAYS SUPREME LEADER HAS MET WITH HAMAS LEADER
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s state-run IRNA information company says the nation’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei met with Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh.
The date of the assembly was not disclosed within the report on Sunday.
According to IRNA, Khamenei praised the endurance and endurance of the folks of Gaza and emphasised Iran’s coverage in supporting the Palestinians within the battle between Israel and Hamas.
Khamenei urged Islamic international locations and worldwide organizations to take severe actions in assist of Gaza’s folks.
Israel’s navy final week accused Haniyeh, who lives in exile, of flying to Iran on a “non-public jet” because the folks of Gaza endure in a devastating Israeli offensive in opposition to Hamas.
Israel accuses Iran of destabilizing the area by supporting proxies like Hamas and the Hezbollah group in Lebanon.
NEW US AMBASSADOR TO ISRAEL SAYS RELEASE OF HOSTAGES IS A TOP PRIORITY
JERUSALEM — Israel’s president obtained the diplomatic credentials of the newly minted U.S. ambassador to Israel on Sunday, with each males expressing the robust bond between the 2 international locations throughout wartime.
Ambassador Jacob Lew mentioned he had met with the households of these held hostage in Gaza throughout his go to, and that the discharge of the hostages was a high precedence for the U.S. He reiterated U.S. assist for Israel within the battle effort.
“As President Biden has mentioned so passionately, Israel has a proper and certainly a duty to defend this nation and its folks in a way that displays the values that we share,” Lew mentioned.
President Isaac Herzog thanked Lew and mentioned he was “talking for all Israelis after I say: by no means has American friendship been extra evident or extra valued than it’s proper now.”
ISRAELI TROOPS FIND WEAPONS CACHE IN GAZA
JERUSALEM — The Israeli navy mentioned Sunday that it found an in depth stash of weapons in a house in Beit Hanoun within the northern Gaza Strip because it searched the realm. It discovered rifles, grenades, explosives, suicide drones and missiles within the residence, bringing a number of the weapons again to Israel to examine them. The navy mentioned that forces had additionally destroyed a close-by explosives lab.
PROTESTERS IN TURKEY MARCH TO THE US EMBASSY
ISTANBUL – Supporters of an Islamist group marched to the U.S. Embassy in Ankara on Sunday, hours forward of Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s anticipated arrival within the Turkish capital.
Several hundred protesters chanted “God is nice” and held their index fingers skywards as they approached the compound within the metropolis’s Cukurambar neighborhood. Riot police lined up in entrance of the U.S. advanced as the group, many carrying black and white flags with Arabic script, referred to as for Turkish troopers to be despatched to Gaza.
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