Deir al-Balah (Gaza Strip), November 5 (AP) Israeli warplanes attacked two refugee camps in the central Gaza Strip on Sunday, killing a large number of people and injuring many. Gaza health officials gave this information.
As part of his Middle East diplomacy on the Israel-Hamas conflict, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday visited Ramallah in the occupied West Bank and met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
After holding talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel, Blinken met with foreign ministers of Arab countries in Jordan on Saturday. Netanyahu stressed that there could be no temporary cease-fire until all hostages held by Hamas were released.
America had appealed to Israel to stop attacks for some time to provide relief to civilians, but Israel says that it will continue its attacks to crush Hamas rulers in Gaza.
Thousands of pro-Palestinian people demonstrated in America’s capital Washington, France’s capital Paris, Germany’s capital Berlin and other European cities, demanding an end to Israeli bombing in Gaza.
These demonstrations reflect growing discontent in European countries with large Muslim populations over the rising number of casualties in the Israel-Hamas war and the deepening humanitarian crisis.
During his recent visit to the region, US Secretary of State Blinken had proposed to stop the attacks for some time to provide humanitarian aid, which Israel has rejected.
“Every person living in the Gaza Strip is risking his or her life,” Israeli Defense Minister Yaav Galant said.
The Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza said the number of Palestinians killed in the Israel-Hamas war has risen to 9,700.
More than 1,400 people have died in Israel. Most of these people died in the initial attacks by Hamas on October 7. This war started after these attacks.
Health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said at least 40 people were killed and 34 injured in an airstrike on Gaza’s Maghazi refugee camp mid-morning Sunday.
The camp, built in a residential area, is located in an evacuation zone where the Israeli army has urged Palestinians in Gaza to take shelter as it focuses its military offensive in the northern areas.
Despite such appeals, Israel has continued bombing across Gaza with the aim of destroying Hamas fighters and their assets. Israel has accused Hamas of using civilians as human shields.
Another attack on Sunday destroyed a building near al-Quds hospital in Gaza City, the Palestinian Red Crescent rescue service said.
He shared a video in which medical workers are seen taking an injured man to the hospital and a woman and children running behind him.
Arab leaders condemning the deaths of thousands of Palestinians in the Israel-Hamas war on Saturday called for an immediate ceasefire, while the US Secretary of State warned that such a move would be counterproductive and encourage the terrorist group to commit further violence. Will get a boost.
AP Shobhana Parul