Hours later one of the few remaining hospitals serving the northern part of the coastal enclave announced its main generator had gone out of service, deepening fears for patients in intensive care. It also came as the first sanctioned exodus from the besieged enclave in weeks began, with injured Palestinians and hundreds of foreign nationals crossing from Gaza into Egypt through the Rafah border crossing. More civilians are expected to cross on Thursday.
Bolivia on Tuesday cut its diplomatic relations with Israel citing “crimes against humanity committed against the Palestinian people.” The strikes continue amid increasingly urgent calls for a ceasefire by the UN and aid organizations, and despite a non-binding UN General Assembly resolution backed by over 100 countries calling for a “sustained humanitarian truce.
Live blog: Blinken to visit Israel as Gaza’s Palestinians count casualties from Israeli massacreTop US diplomat Antony Blinken will begin new trip to Middle East on Friday as Israel’s war on Gaza — now in its 26th day — leads to more massacres and global criticism. Read more ⮕
Israel-Gaza war live updates: Gaza evacuations send Injured, foreign nationals through Rafah crossing in EgyptThe Rafah border crossing opened after negotiations between the U.S., Israeli and Egyptian governments and Hamas, with Qatar mediating, according to a person briefed on the agreement. Read more ⮕
Israel-Gaza war live updates: Foreign nationals gather near Gaza border crossing to enter EgyptThe Hamas border authority told hundreds of foreign nationals and Palestinian dual citizens to show up at the Rafah border crossing. Ambulances also moved through the crossing Wednesday. Read more ⮕
Israel-Gaza war live updates: Foreign nationals, injured Palestinians wait to leave Gaza for EgyptThe Hamas border authority told hundreds of foreign nationals and Palestinian dual citizens to show up at the Rafah border crossing Wednesday. Read more ⮕
‘Dozens killed’ in second Israeli strike on Jabalia refugee camp in GazaA day after Israel acknowledged carrying out a previous attack on the camp, Gaza’s Health Ministry said there were ‘dozens of martyrs and injured’ in a second bombing ‘by the occupation planes’. Read more ⮕
What the U.S. is telling Israel about a Gaza ground invasion — and what Israel is hearingU.S. military advisors are taking ground-war lessons from Iraq to talks with Israel. Whether Israel will take the advice is unclear. Read more ⮕