• It is the 28th day of the war: more than 9,000 Palestinians have been killed, according to Hamas. 1,400 Israelis; 241 hostages in Gaza.
• Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah, said in his public speech that “October 7 was an entirely Palestinian-led action.”
• Israeli Channel 12: “Zelensky is in Israel next week.”
• Words and abbreviations for understanding conflict: Here is the glossary.
• The history of the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis, explained here.
06:19 AM – USAID officials call for an immediate ceasefire
Hundreds of US Agency for International Development (USAID) officials called on the White House to pressure Israel for a ceasefire with Hamas. This was announced by Foreign Policy magazine. “The letter calls for an ‘immediate ceasefire’ and a ‘cessation of hostilities,’” the newspaper wrote. USAID officials – at least 360 of whom signed the petition – want the United States to ask Israel to respect international law.
05.53 am – Guterres is “terrified” by the Israeli attack on the ambulance
UN Secretary-General António Guterres said he was “appalled” by the attack by Israeli forces on an ambulance, which, according to Hamas, was part of a convoy transporting the wounded from Gaza to Egypt. “I was horrified by the news of the attack in Gaza on the ambulance convoy outside Al-Shifa Hospital. The images of bodies scattered in the street outside the hospital are heartbreaking.” The UN Secretary-General stressed “not to forget the terrorist attacks committed by Hamas in Israel,” but added that “for nearly a month, civilians in Gaza, including children and women, have been under siege, deprived of aid, and being killed.” And expel them from Gaza.” He continued: “All of this must stop.”
05.50 am – Israeli forces seize a Hamas stronghold with important documents
Israeli forces announced the capture of an important Hamas stronghold in the Gaza Strip, where Givati Brigade soldiers also found documents that may be crucial for further steps in the war. An army spokesman explained this. According to Israel, the facility housed Hamas intelligence headquarters stationed in Jabalia. Inside the stronghold, soldiers discovered Hamas intelligence headquarters and related documents, complete with detailed maps, schedules, media and personal details about terrorists and Hamas leaders. He added that similar contents were found on the bodies of arrested and killed terrorists after the October 7 attacks.
05.05 am – A New York Times journalist resigns after signing an anti-war letter
For expressing his support for the Palestinian people and his opposition to the Israeli siege on Gaza, a journalist in the New York Times Magazine Jazmine Hughes She resigned. The decision was made after a conversation with his publisher. In recent days, the journalist signed a letter opposing the war between Israel and Gaza by Writers Against the War on Gaza, which – according to the New York Times – represents a violation of editorial policies. “While I respect that he has strong beliefs, this was a clear violation of Times policy, which I fully support and which is an important part of our commitment to independence,” the New York Times editor wrote. Silverstein in an email to the editorial team. Hughes, who has worked at the Times since 2015, had no comment on the resignation. The anti-Gaza letter was also signed by other journalists from the Los Angeles Times, Jewish Currents, Al Jazeera, Fox Media, and New York Magazine.
05.04 am – Guterres: “Horrified by the attack on ambulances in Gaza.”
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said he was “appalled” by the attack launched by Israeli forces on an ambulance convoy in Gaza. He said this in a statement, adding that the conflict “must end.” “I am horrified by the attack reported in Gaza on the ambulance convoy outside Al-Shifa Hospital. The images of bodies strewn on the road outside the hospital are heartbreaking.”
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