Jerusalem, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 21st Nov, 2023) Fighting raged Tuesday in Gaza, more than six weeks after an unprecedented Hamas attack sparked an air and ground offensive by Israel, which has vowed to destroy the Palestinian group.
In Gaza, more than 13,300 people, at least 5,600 of them children, have been killed in the war, officials in the Hamas-run territory said.
Here are five key developments from the past 24 hours:
– Hamas says Gaza truce deal ‘close’ –
“We are close to reaching a deal on a truce,” Haniyeh said, according to a statement sent by his office to AFP.
Under the agreement, between 50 and 100 Israeli civilian and foreign hostages would be released, but no military personnel.
On Monday, US President Joe Biden said he believed a deal was close, as the International Committee of the Red Cross said its president had travelled to Qatar to meet the Hamas leader.
– Netanyahu vows no letup –
“We wanted to hear about a deal and that return of the abductees is a priority among the war objectives. We didn’t hear that,” said Udi Goren, whose cousin Tal Haimi is among the hostages,
– Gaza City telecom blackout –
– Hospital evacuation –
Health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra told AFP 200 people were evacuated from the Indonesian hospital in Jabalia and taken to Nasser hospital in the southern city of Khan Yunis.
“The Israeli army is laying siege to the Indonesian hospital,” he said.
– Babies arrive in Egypt –