Israel-Hamas War, what is happening today October 13, 2023

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The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip enters its sixth day after the surprise attack by Hamas, which led to massive bombings and left more than 2,000 dead between both regions. Until last night, the bombing of the Gaza Strip, as well as the airports of Aleppo and Damascus, continued.

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The Secretary of State of the United States, Antony Blinken met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to express support and solidarity, where he was able to see the shocking photos of the babies beheaded and cremated by Hamas in the Beeri and Kfar Aza kibbutzim. Today, protests against Israel are called throughout the Muslim world.

These are the latest news on what is happening today, October 13, 2023, in the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

7:40 AM | An employee of the Israeli embassy in Beijing is attacked

An employee of the Israeli embassy in Beijing was attacked on Fridays, reported the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The attack did not take place on the embassy grounds. The video spread on social networks, and geolocated by the AFP agency in an area about a kilometer and a half from the diplomatic headquarters, shows an individual stabbing another man, with blood visible on the ground.

Then, the man with the knife leaves the place, with the weapon in his hand. In another recording, in the same place, members of security are seen interrogating people.

"An Israeli employee at the Israeli embassy in Beijing was attacked," according to a statement from the ministry, which stated that he had been taken to hospital and was "stable."

7:30 AM | Putin: Death toll from Israeli offensive on Gaza would be "unacceptable"

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that an Israeli ground offensive in Gaza would cause a level of civilian casualties that would be "absolutely unacceptable."

Putin spoke after Israel's military asked all civilians in Gaza City - more than 1 million people - to move south within 24 hours, as it built up tanks ahead of an expected ground invasion in response. to a devastating weekend attack by the Islamist militant group Hamas.

7:00 AM | Islamic world holds 'day of wrath' protests

Thousands of people in Iraq and other Islamic countries held mass demonstrations on Friday in a show of support for Palestinians against retaliatory Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip. Thousands of followers of influential Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr have gathered in al-Tahrir Square in central Baghdad since Thursday night for a pro-Palestinian rally.

Waving Iraqi and Palestinian flags and holding up photographs of Al-Sadr, protesters chanted slogans against Israel and the United States on Friday, witnesses added. "We cherish Jerusalem and Palestine is in our hearts," al-Sadr said in a message to protesters read on his behalf.

6:45 AM | Lloyd Austin meets with his counterpart in Israel

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, who is visiting Israel, stated on Friday that President Joe Biden told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that democratic countries are "stronger when they respect the laws of war". He explained that "terrorists like Hamas harm civilians, democracies do not."

Austin also said the Pentagon was ready to deploy additional military assets to Israel as the Israeli military prepares for new attacks on the Gaza Strip.

6:30 AM | Hamas orders Palestinians to remain in Gaza

Mosques asked Gaza Strip residents not to leave their homes on Friday after Israel's military told all civilians, more than 1 million people, to move south ahead of an expected ground invasion that risks mass casualties.

This may be the crucial moment in the fighting between the Israeli army and the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which on Saturday launched the bloodiest attack on the country since the 1973 Arab-Israeli war. Israel has already launched its most intense airstrikes on Gaza to date, and speculation has grown that it will go further with a massive invasion. in their attempt to eliminate Hamas.

With information from AFP, Reuters and Europa Press | dmr

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