Israel – Hamas is at war, today’s news | Biden is scheduled to visit Israel on Wednesday; Iran threatens to take imminent “preventive action” as a ground attack on Gaza approaches

Israel – Hamas is at war, today’s news |  Biden is scheduled to visit Israel on Wednesday;  Iran threatens to take imminent “preventive action” as a ground attack on Gaza approaches
to Francesco Battistini, correspondent, David Frattini, correspondent, and the online editorial team

The latest news from Tuesday, October 17 about the war between Israel and Hamas, live. On his trip to Israel on Wednesday, the US President will also stop in Jordan, where he will meet with King Abdullah and Palestinian Authority President Abu Mazen.

• The eleventh day of the war between Israel and Hamas: 2,808 Palestinians killed, 1,400 Israelis, and 199 hostages.
• Where are we in the conflict (and what awaits the forces on the Gaza border).
• The Israeli Ministry of Defense: A long war awaits us.
• Israeli Army: Hamas intelligence chief killed.
• Gaza sources: Israel bombed the Rafah crossing.

06.25 AM – Al-Sharq Al-Awsat: The Israeli army, 600,000 left Gaza, and 100,000 remained.

According to Israeli army spokesman Jonathan Conricus, 600,000 Gazans were evacuated from the Gaza City area following warnings issued by the Israeli army on Friday. In a daily update, Conricus said that more than 600,000 people had evacuated the Gaza City area, but 100,000 people had not yet left. Israel has warned residents not to leave the Gaza City area before what it says military operations will be stepped up in the coming days. Conricus said operations would begin when the time was right.

06.25 am – Gaza: The death toll from Israeli raids has risen to at least 54 people.

The death toll from the recent Israeli air strikes on the southern Gaza Strip has risen to at least 54 people, according to what Palestinian sources said. The radio reported that at least 28 of the dead came from the Shatt camp in Rafah. Among the victims were many women and children.

03.26 am – Israel: 500 thousand displaced after Hamas attack

Nearly 500,000 Israelis have been internally displaced following the October 7 Hamas attacks, an IDF spokesman said in a press conference today. About half a million Israelis were displaced within the country’s borders. We have evacuated all of southern Israel, and all locations close to the Gaza Strip, in accordance with government directives. The IDF officer said we did the same in the north, where 20 sites near the border were evacuated.

The source said that most of these people left on their own initiative, and the evacuation of the southern city of Sderot is now underway. We don’t want civilians anywhere near the combat zones. He added: Above all, we want to protect our citizens from the devastating effects of war. The displaced people found refuge with their relatives in the center of the country, in safer areas. This is a major demographic shift in Israel and not much talked about. The Israeli army officer admitted that the situation in Gaza is worse.

After attacks by the Palestinian Islamic movement that killed 1,400 people in Israel, the army bombed the Gaza Strip and was preparing for a ground offensive that caused major population movements in the small enclave that had been under an Israeli land, air and sea blockade for 15 years. According to the United Nations, one million people fled from the north of the Gaza Strip to the south of the Gaza Strip within a week. According to local Palestinian authorities, retaliatory attacks launched by Israel since 9 October have killed at least 2,750 people, most of them Palestinian civilians, including hundreds of children.

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03.10 am – Biden is also in Jordan and will meet with King Abdullah and Abu Mazen

US President Joe Biden will also stop in Jordan on his trip to Israel tomorrow. Biden is scheduled to meet with King Abdullah and Palestinian Authority President Abu Mazen in Jordan. The US President is scheduled to meet in Israel with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. This was stated by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, at the conclusion of a meeting in Jerusalem with the Israeli Prime Minister that lasted seven and a half hours. Blinken explained that Biden is visiting Israel at a critical time. John Kirby, spokesman for the US National Security Council, added that the US President will talk about humanitarian aid to ensure that we are all working together and to ensure that aid does not reach Hamas but rather reaches civilians. Blinken announced that the United States and Israel will work to develop a plan to allow humanitarian aid from donor countries and multilateral organizations to reach civilians in Gaza, including the possibility of establishing safe zones.

02.24 am – Gaza: Biden speaks with Sisi and close coordination regarding the conflict

US President Joe Biden and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi spoke about ongoing efforts to alleviate the worsening humanitarian crisis in Gaza. The White House announced this, stressing that Biden condemned the terrorist attack carried out by Hamas, and reiterated that the Islamic group does not represent the Palestinians’ right to dignity. The two leaders agreed to continue their close coordination to prevent the spread of conflict and ensure humanitarian aid reaches those in need.

01.30 am – Bombing of Israel and Hezbollah targets in Lebanon

The Israeli army announced that the Israeli army bombed military targets belonging to the Hezbollah terrorist organization on Lebanese territory. Since the beginning of the war, which was sparked by an unprecedented attack by Hamas in Israel on October 7, clashes on the border between Israel and Lebanon have killed about a dozen people on the Lebanese side, mostly fighters but also a Reuters journalist. And two civilians. At least two people were killed on the Israeli side. The international community fears the expansion of the conflict between the pro-Iranian Lebanese Hezbollah, an ally of Hamas, and the Israeli army. Israel began evacuating thousands of residents from 28 locations in the north of the country after these border clashes.

00:43- Iran threatens Israel: imminent preventive action

Iran warned on Monday of possible preventive measures against Israel in the coming hours, as the Israeli army prepares to launch a ground attack in the Gaza Strip. Tehran has repeatedly warned that a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip would lead to a response on other fronts, raising fears of a regional conflagration. Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian told state television that the possibility of taking preventive action by the axis of resistance is expected within the next few hours, referring to his meeting last Saturday with Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah. Amir Abdullahian said yesterday that this axis of resistance – the unofficial name for countries and organizations hostile to Israel and the West – will not allow the Jewish state to do what it wants in Gaza. Also Monday, Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi warned that time was running out to reach a political solution, and warned against the war between Israel and Hamas spreading to other fronts.

October 17, 2023 (Modified October 17, 2023 | 06:37)

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