Israel Hamas War LIVE Updates: A spokesperson from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), James Elder, warned of the risk of infant deaths due to dehydration, with water output at 5% of normal levels, Reuters reported.
About 940 children are reported missing in Gaza, he said, with some thought to be stuck beneath the rubble.
“So child deaths due to dehydration, particularly infant deaths due to dehydration, are a growing threat,” he said, adding that children were getting sick from drinking salty water.
At least 50 bodies were recovered from the rubble after an Israeli airstrike on the Jabalia refugee camp completely destroyed the shelter.
Meanwhile, Gaza???s interior ministry reported the Jabalia refugee camp has been ???completely destroyed” by Israeli bombardment.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken will head back to Israel on Friday and also visit other countries in the region.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Hamas is part of an axis of evil Iran has formed.
Meanwhile, Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Gilad Erdan characterized Hamas as a group with intentions similar to that of the ???Nazis??? and emphasized that the organization does not appear to seek a resolution to the conflict.
Erdan said that Hamas is interested in the annihilation of the Jewish people.
Israel’s armed forces have reported conducting operations that targeted over 600 militant sites in recent days, as they escalate their ground actions in the region.
This comes at a critical juncture in the conflict, with Palestinian civilians facing severe shortages of essential supplies such as fuel, food, and safe drinking water, as the conflict enters its fourth week.
More than 8,300 people have been killed ??? 66% of them women and children ??? and tens of thousands injured, according to the latest figures from Gaza???s Ministry of Health.
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01 Nov 2023, 03:18:15 PM IST
Israel-Hamas War LIVE Updates: 7 hostages killed in Israel’s bombing of Gaza, Hamas claims
Hamas said Wednesday that seven hostages, including three foreign passport holders, were killed in Israel’s bombing of Gaza’s largest refugee camp.
Dozens of bodies were seen on Tuesday at the Jabalia camp where Israel said it killed a Hamas military commander in a strike on a tunnel complex.
“Seven detainees were killed in the Jabalia massacre yesterday, including three holders of foreign passports,” said a statement from the Hamas military wing.
01 Nov 2023, 03:09:13 PM IST
Israel-Hamas War LIVE Updates: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei calls upon Muslim countries to boycott Israel
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on Muslim states to cease oil and food exports to Israel, demanding an end to its bombardment of the Gaza Strip, state media reported.
“The bombings on Gaza must stop immediately … the path of oil and food exports to the Zionist regime should be stopped,” Khamenei said in a speech, according to Iranian state media.
Israel has vowed to wipe out Tehran-backed Hamas, which rules Gaza, in retaliation for an Oct. 7 attack that killed 1,400 people and saw hundreds taken hostage.
Israel has launched an unprecedented bombardment of Gaza and imposed a siege of the enclave. Palestinian authorities say more than 8,000 people have been killed.