Israel-Hamas war, what is happening today October 11, 2023

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The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip enters its fifth day after the surprise attack by Hamas, which led to massive bombings between both regions and which has already left more than a thousand dead on both sides Of the territory. Until last night, the rescue of compatriots waiting to be repatriated and removed from the conflict has begun.

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The president of the United States, Joe Biden, confirmed that 14 Americans died at the hands of Hamas after the attack on a rave festival in the border area with Gaza, while more than thirty foreigners of other nationalities (such as Thailand, France and Argentina) have also died.

These are the latest news on what is happening today, October 11, 2023, in the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

9:00 AM | Egypt alerted Israel "three days" before Hamas attack, US congressman says

Egypt warned Israel about risks of possible violence "three days" before Hamas attacksaid US Congressman Michael McCaul, head of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, on Wednesday.

"We know that Egypt warned the Israelis three days earlier that a similar event could occur," he said after a briefing before the US Congress.

8:40 AM | Zelensky asks NATO leaders not to leave Israel alone after Hamas attack

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky showed his full support for Israel following the unprecedented attack by Hamas, calling on world leaders not to leave Israel alone at this time. In statements from the allied headquarters where he is participating in the meeting of the Ramstein group, Zelensky has assimilated the Hamas attack to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, recalling that in the first moments of the offensive the important thing is "not to be alone."

"My recommendation to the leaders is that they go to Israel and support the people who have suffered the terrorist attack and are dying. It is important not to be alone," he stated, emphasizing that the international community must be united in the face of the "tragedy" experienced. by the Israeli State.

8:05 AM | Pope Francis calls for "immediate" release of hostages in the conflict

The Supreme Pontiff asked this Wednesday the "immediate" release of the hostages captured in Israel by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamasand said he was "very concerned" about the Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip.

"I ask that the hostages be released immediately (...) Those who have been attacked have the right to defend themselves, but I am very concerned about the total siege in which the Palestinians of Gaza live, where there are also many innocent victims," ​​declared the pontiff after his weekly general audience at the Vatican. "Terrorism and extremism do not contribute to achieving a solution to the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, but rather they fuel hatred, violence and revenge, and make both of them suffer," the Argentine Jesuit highlighted before the faithful from several countries. .

8:00 AM | Netanyahu and Gantz reach agreement to form emergency government

According to a source in the ruling Likud party, An agreement has been reached between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the leader of the National Unity party, Benny Gantz, for the formation of an emergency government.

The source claims that it was agreed that Netanyahu, the Defense Minister and Gantz will be part of the war cabinet. Gadi Eizenkot, a member of Gantz's party and former IDF Chief of Staff, along with Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer, will serve as observers. The authorities of the ordinary security cabinet, as established by law, will remain unchanged. Gantz's party will have five ministers in the government without assigned dependencies.

7:40 AM | US increases tensions in Israel-Palestine region: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of circumventing an established process to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. and trying to take matters into their own hands without resolving the fundamental issues. According to him, the United States is increasing tensions in the region with the deployment of its navy.

Describing the violence in Israel as terrible, Putin said that The conflict could not be resolved without addressing issues such as the establishment of a Palestinian state. He added that "It is necessary to minimize civilian losses." He further added that the expansion of the conflict zone can have serious consequences, including on the global energy sector.

7:30 AM | Egypt discusses plans to provide aid to Gaza under limited ceasefire

Egypt's government has discussed plans with the United States and other countries pto provide humanitarian aid across its border with the Gaza Strip under a limited ceasefire, two Egyptian security sources said on Wednesday. The aid would pass through the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, the sources said, speaking on condition of anonymity to Reuters.

7:00 AM | Ben Gurion Airport closed after bombing

Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport closed after a missile attack. The Al-Qassam Brigades — the armed wing of Hamas — say they are bombarding the airport and other parts of Tel Aviv with a barrage of missiles in response to the attacks on civilians.

6:45 AM | Gaza's only power plant shut down due to lack of fuel

The only power plant in the Gaza Strip was stopped this Wednesday due to lack of fuel, announced the head of the Palestinian enclave's Energy Authority, two days after Israel announced the cessation of electricity supplies.

"The only power plant in the Gaza Strip stopped at 2:00 p.m. (local time) due to lack of fuel, Jalal Ismaïl said in a statement. Later, he indicated that the plant lacked fuel.

6:30 AM | There are more than 2,400 deaths due to the conflict

According to Israeli and Gaza Strip authorities, at At least 2,430 people have been killed between Israeli and Hamas forces, as well as more than 8,500 injured.. On the Israeli side, 1,200 people have died, while on the Palestinian side there have been only 1,055.

The Israeli Forces also They have reported the death of at least 1,500 Hamas elements. Also among the balance are five people of Lebanese origin, due to the attacks also launched from the neighboring country

With information from AFP, Reuters and Europa Press | dmr

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