The war between Israel and Hamas, which entered its twenty-ninth day on Saturday, was sparked by the bloody attack launched by the Palestinian Islamic movement on October 7 on Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip, which it controls.
In response, Israel declared war to “annihilate” Hamas, and relentlessly bombed the Gaza Strip, a completely blockaded territory where 2.4 million Palestinians are concentrated. The Israeli army is also conducting increasingly deep ground operations there.
Here are the latest developments:
11:15 AM | Blinken reaffirms US support for “humanitarian truces.”
6:42 AM | According to the latest Hamas report, 9,488 people, including 3,900 children, were killed in the Gaza Strip.
According to the latest Hamas report, 9,488 people, including 3,900 children, most of them civilians, have been killed in the Gaza Strip since October 7, in a retaliatory bombing by Israel, which said it wanted to “exterminate” the Palestinian Islamic movement.
On the Israeli side, more than 1,400 people have been killed since October 7, most of them civilians on the day of the Hamas attack, according to authorities.
According to the army, 341 Israeli soldiers have been killed since the beginning of the war.
A strike confirmed by the Israeli army, in which it announced that it targeted members of the Hamas movement using a car, which was denied by the Palestinian Islamic Movement.
Meeting of Arab countries in Amman with Blinken
On Saturday, Amman announced a meeting in the Jordanian capital for the foreign ministers of Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the Emirates and Qatar, with the participation of US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and a representative of the Palestinian Authority.
Mr. Blinken, who arrived in Amman on Friday evening from Tel Aviv, is scheduled to meet with King Abdullah II on Saturday.