Israel-Hamas war, what is happening today October 17, 2023

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The war between Israel and Hamas marks its eleventh day and tensions do not decrease, bombings intensify and fears of a humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip increase and voices calling for the creation of a humanitarian corridor to evacuate the population grow. civil.

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Follow here the latest news on the conflict between Israel and Hamas for this Tuesday, October 17, 2023.

7:15 AM | UN Secretary General to visit Egypt

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is traveling to Egypt as the humanitarian situation in Gaza worsens, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. Guterres is expected to arrive in Cairo on Wednesday and meet with officials, including Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, according to the report.

7:00 AM | US soldiers placed in heightened state of readiness: Pentagon

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin placed approximately 2,000 troops and a variety of units into a heightened state of readiness through a deployment readiness order, the Defense Department said.

The order “increases the Department of Defense's ability to respond rapidly to the evolving security environment in the Middle East. “No decision has been made regarding the deployment of forces at this time,” he said in a statement. "The Secretary will continue to evaluate our force posture and remain in close contact with allies and partners," he added, noting that Austin extended the deployment of one of two aircraft carrier strike groups near Israel.

6:45 AM | Israelis must face trial for 'crimes against Palestinians' in Gaza: Ali Khamenei

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Israeli officials should be tried for their "crimes against the Palestinians," state television reported on Tuesday, a day before US President Joe Biden visited Israel.

Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, Iran's clerical rulers have openly expressed their support for the Palestinian cause. Tehran does not hide its support for Hamas, its financing and its arming of the Islamist terrorist group that controls Gaza.

"No one can stand up to the Muslims and resistance forces if the Zionist regime's crimes against the Palestinians continue... the bombing of Gaza must stop immediately," Khamenei said. "Zionist regime officials should be tried for their crimes against Palestinians in Gaza," he added.

With information from AFP, Reuters and Europa Press | dmr

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