- Israel resumes combat operations against Hamas: The Israeli military says that it has renewed combat operations against Hamas and has accused Hamas of breaking the truce accord through firing at Israel.
- The announcement of the military came after thea seven-day ceasefire with Israel and Hamas to release civilian hostages ended without any indication that both sides were in agreement to extend the truce.
- Egyptian as well as Qatari negotiators are seeking in order to prolong talks to prolong the temporary cease-fire for another two day, Egypt said. The deal was formally ended on the 7th of November at seven a.m. in the local hour (midnight ET).
- Eight hostages were freed of Gaza as well as 30 Palestinians were released from Israeli jails on Thursday.
- US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Israel needs to intensify efforts to safeguard civilians in Gaza as Israel is preparing to resume its military operation.
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- Gunfire and explosions are reported on the streets of Gaza as Israel is resuming its fight against Hamas and accuses the Hamas group of violating the terms of a cease-fire
- The ceasefire lasted for seven days, and it saw an end to the detention of hostages being held by Hamas and more than 240 Palestinian prisoners detained by Israel
- The news has learned that mediators are attempting to come up with a compromise between the two parties, even as fighting continues to escalate.
- Hamas strikes on Israel on the 7th of October killed more than 1,200 people. 240 more being held hostage
- Since since then, Gaza’s Hamas’s health ministry has reported that over 14,800 persons were killed as a result of Israel’s retaliatory attack which includes 6 000 children
- The top US diplomatic official Antony Blinken – who is in the Middle East – has told Israel it needs to adopt “more effective steps” to safeguard civilian lives
The talks among Israel and Hamas continue despite the return of hostilities, as per an announcement from the Qatar Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday.
“Negotiations between the two sides are continuing with the aim of returning to a pause,” the statement read.The ministry also noted the following “the continued bombing of the Gaza Strip in the first hours after the end of the pause complicates mediation efforts and exacerbates the humanitarian catastrophe in the strip.”
The resolution urged members of the world community to “move quickly to stop the violence.”
Qatar condemned any form of targeting and forced expulsion of people in Gaza and demanded an immediate ceasefire in order to guarantee an uninterrupted flow of assistance into the Strip in accordance with the statement.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) dropped leaflets in the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis on Friday, declaring the area an “fighting zone” and telling residents to “evacuate immediately.”
“To inhabitants from Al Qarara, Khirbet Khaza’a, Abadan and Bani Suheila. You must evacuate as soon as possible and go to the refuge in the Rafah region. Khan Younis city has been declared a zone of war,” the leaflet said in Arabic.
In the course of fighting before the recent cease-fire, Israel repeatedly told residents of northern Gaza to relocate to the south to Wadi Gaza for their safety. City of Khan Younis is located south of the line. It is estimated by the United Nations estimates that at the least 946,000 Gazans who are internally displaced are located in the southern region of Gaza.
The leaflet was distributed just as Israel declared on Friday that it was resuming combat operations against Hamas following the seven-day ceasefire.
Sirens warning of approaching rockets rang out in areas around areas around Gaza Strip and the city of Ashkelon early on Friday morning according reports from the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
The warnings came within the hours following a brief cease-fire among Israel and Hamas was declared in the early hours of 7. a.m. at local time (12 a.m. ET). One siren rang during the hour before the truce was over.
The IDF declared that it has resumed fighting operations in the fight against Hamas in the belief that Hamas broke the truce and fired at Israel.
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