US Urges Protection of Civilians Amid Israel’s Ground Assault Preparations
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called for the protection of civilians in both the Gaza Strip and Israel as the Israeli military ordered half of the Palestinian territory’s population to evacuate in advance of an expected ground assault.
Diplomatic Efforts Aim to Prevent Regional Conflict Amid Israel-Hamas War
Blinken met his Saudi Arabian counterpart in Riyadh, launching a third day of intense Middle East diplomacy aimed at preventing the Israel-Hamas war from expanding into a regional conflict and fueling a humanitarian crisis.
Civilian Safety Emphasized as Israel Prepares for Assault
Both leaders stressed the importance of minimizing harm to civilians as Israel prepared for an anticipated incursion against Hamas a week after the militant group’s unprecedented attack in Israel.
Israeli Defense Forces Respond to Forced Transfer Allegations
Israel’s defense forces responded to allegations of forced transfers in northern Gaza, emphasizing that they are not forcibly moving people but rather instructing them to move south, away from the expected conflict zone.
Pro-Palestine Supporters Rally in London as Conflict Escalates
Thousands of pro-Palestine supporters began their march through London, expressing solidarity with Palestine and demanding an end to Israeli bombings in Gaza.
The protests took place as the conflict continued to escalate.
Tragic Consequences of Strike on Palestinian Convoy
Reports confirmed the tragic consequences of a strike on a Palestinian convoy of vehicles fleeing northern Gaza to the south.
The strike resulted in multiple casualties, including women and children.
Antisemitism and Islamophobia Surge in London Protests
As thousands marched in support of Palestine in central London, concerns rose over a surge in antisemitic and Islamophobic incidents, prompting a strong police presence and warnings against incitement to violence during the protests.
Saudi Arabia Suspends Talks on Normalizing Ties with Israel
Saudi Arabia reportedly suspended talks on potentially normalizing ties with Israel amid the ongoing conflict.
The Gulf kingdom had never recognized Israel and didn’t join the 2020 US-brokered Abraham Accords.
Sickening Footage Reveals Hamas Holding Israeli Children
Disturbing footage released by Hamas showed terrorists holding Israeli toddlers and children during a recent attack.
The video depicted the shocking situation as Hamas gunmen carried out their mass infiltration of Israel.
RAF Flights Help UK Nationals Leave Israel
The Royal Air Force (RAF) organized repatriation flights to help British citizens leave Israel amid the escalating conflict.
These flights became essential as commercial options were limited due to insurance issues.
Israeli Forces Target Hamas Commander
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) announced the targeted killing of a senior Hamas commander responsible for aerial operations in Gaza City.
The strike aimed to weaken Hamas’s military capabilities.
Thousands Flee Northern Gaza as Israel Prepares for Ground Invasion
Amid Israel’s order for nearly half the population of northern Gaza to evacuate, thousands of Palestinians began to flee the area as Israeli tanks rolled in.
However, Hamas urged Palestinians to ignore the evacuation order, leaving families facing a difficult choice.
Devastation in Gaza: Buildings and Homes Destroyed
The United Nations reported extensive devastation in Gaza, with over 1,300 buildings destroyed and nearly 3,750 homes rendered uninhabitable due to fierce bombardments by Israeli forces. The humanitarian situation in Gaza continued to deteriorate.