Live updates | Shell hits Gaza hospital, killing 12, as heavy preventing breaks out

A shell hit the second flooring of a hospital in northern Gaza, killing at the very least 12 individuals, in response to the Hamas-led Health Ministry and a medical employee, as Israeli troops deal with clearing medical services the place they are saying Hamas militants take cowl.

Heavy preventing broke out across the Indonesian Hospital, which has housed hundreds of sufferers and displaced individuals for weeks.

The preventing got here a day after the World Health Organization evacuated 31 untimely infants from Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, the territory’s largest, the place they have been amongst greater than 250 critically ailing or wounded sufferers stranded there days after Israeli forces entered the compound.

Israel says Hamas makes use of civilians and hospitals as shields, whereas critics say Israel’s siege and relentless aerial bombardment quantity to collective punishment of the territory’s 2.3 million Palestinians after Hamas’ Oct. 7 rampage into southern Israel.

More than 11,500 Palestinians — two-thirds of them girls and minors — have been killed because the warfare started, in response to Palestinian well being authorities, who don’t differentiate between civilian and militant deaths. About 2,700 individuals are reported lacking.

Some 1,200 individuals have been killed in Israel, principally through the Oct. 7 assault, and round 240 have been taken captive by militants.


— 31 untimely infants are evacuated from Gaza’s largest hospital

— Yemen’s Houthi rebels hijack an Israeli-linked ship within the Red Sea

— China welcomes Arab and Islamic international ministers for talks on ending the warfare in Gaza

— Attacks are on the rise within the West Bank, which faces its personal warfare

— French performers lead a silent Paris march for peace between Israelis and Palestinians

— Tens of hundreds rally in Pakistan towards Israel’s bombing in Gaza

— Dissent over US coverage within the Israel-Hamas warfare stirs uncommon public protests from federal workers

— French Holocaust survivors are recoiling at new antisemitism, and activists are pleading for peace

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Here’s what’s taking place within the newest Israel-Hamas warfare:


Egypt’s state-run media say infants evacuated from Gaza’s embattled Shifa hospital have arrived in Egypt.

The Palestinian Red Crescent rescue service stated it was transporting 28 untimely infants from a hospital in southern Gaza to a different throughout the border in Egypt on Monday. Egypt’s Al-Qahera satellite tv for pc channel broadcast photographs of the infants inside Egyptian ambulances, with out specifying what number of had arrived.

On Sunday, the World Health Organization stated 31 untimely infants in “ extremely critical condition ” had been evacuated from Gaza’s largest hospital and could be transferred to Egypt for specialised care. There was no quick rationalization of the differing numbers.

More than 250 sufferers with severely contaminated wounds or different pressing circumstances stay stranded at Shifa Hospital days after Israeli forces entered the compound.

Four different infants died within the two days earlier than the evacuation on Sunday, in response to Mohamed Zaqout, the director of Gaza hospitals.

Shifa can not present most remedy after it ran out of water, medical provides and gas for emergency turbines due to a territory-wide blackout. Israeli forces battled Palestinian militants exterior its gates for days earlier than getting into the power final Wednesday.


TOKYO — Japan on Monday condemned the hijacking of a Japanese-operated cargo ship within the southern Red Sea and stated it’s doing its utmost to realize the discharge of the vessel and its 25 crew members.

“The government of Japan absolutely condemns such an act,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno informed reporters.

Yemen’s Houthi rebels seized the Israeli-linked cargo ship and took its crew hostage Sunday, elevating fears that regional tensions heightened by the Israel-Hamas warfare have been spilling into the seas. The Iran-backed insurgent group stated it might proceed to focus on ships linked to Israel.

No Israelis have been aboard the Bahamas-flagged ship Galaxy Leader, which was operated by Japan’s NYK Line with crew members from the Philippines, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Mexico and presumably Romania. Public transport databases related the ship’s house owners with Ray Car Carriers, an organization based by Abraham Ungar, who is called one of many richest individuals in Israel.

Ungar informed The Associated Press he was conscious of the incident however couldn’t remark as he awaited particulars. A ship linked to him skilled an explosion in 2021 within the Gulf of Oman. Israeli media blamed it on Iran on the time.

Matsuno stated Japan is negotiating with Houthi rebels, whereas additionally speaking with Israel and cooperating with the governments of Saudi Arabia, Oman and Iran to realize the discharge of the ship and its crew.

NYK Line stated the Galaxy Leader was seized off the Yemeni coast whereas heading to India. NYK chartered the ship from its British proprietor, Galaxy Maritime Ltd.

NYK stated the ship had no cargo on the time of the hijacking. It was taken to Yemen’s port metropolis of Hodeida, in response to the British army’s United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations.


Video shot Monday in northern Israel exhibits in depth harm following a declare by the Israeli army that a number of artillery launches from Lebanon had struck the world.

It comes because the Israel Defense Forces stated its artillery struck a number of areas in Lebanon.

Firefighters have been seen within the video shot in Biranit after the artillery strikes set some areas aflame. Israeli troops and Hezbollah militants and their allies have been clashing alongside the border because the Israel-Hamas warfare began on Oct. 7.

While largely contained, clashes have elevated in depth. Most of the Israeli inhabitants residing within the border villages with Lebanon have been evacuated.


JERUSALEM — The households of Israeli hostages being held in Gaza have tearfully pleaded with Israeli lawmakers to not advance laws that might allow the loss of life penalty for convicted Palestinian militants, together with these concerned in Hamas’ Oct. 7 assault on Israel.

The households, who signify a number of the 240 individuals kidnapped by Hamas and different militants that day, informed far-right National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir that the laws risked angering Hamas and placing the lives of their family members in danger.

“Not now, when the lives of our loved ones are on the line, when the sword is on their necks,” Gil Dikman, whose cousin is believed to be held hostage in Gaza, stated Monday throughout an emotional listening to on the Knesset, Israel’s parliament.

The National Security Committee listening to devolved right into a screaming match between nationalist lawmakers and hostage households. After the listening to, Ben-Gvir wrote on X, previously referred to as Twitter, that the laws is a vital instrument for growing strain on Hamas. “In the Middle East, you don’t blink, you hit your enemy with every tool and bring them to their knees,” he stated.

Ophir Katz, the pinnacle of the federal government coalition and a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud occasion, informed reporters that the modification to the penal code wouldn’t come up for a vote till it was vetted by senior Cabinet members and Netanyahu.


TEL AVIV, Israel — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he has determined to grant the nation’s central financial institution chief a second time period.

The transfer to maintain on central financial institution Gov. Amir Yaron was an try by Israel to sign stability at a turbulent time for the nation’s economic system, which has been rocked by the Oct. 7 Hamas assault and the warfare it set off.

With a whole bunch of hundreds of reservists referred to as up and enterprise slowing throughout a broad swath of sectors due to the warfare, Israel’s economic system has been shaken, whilst Yaron has emphasised its resilience, calling it “robust and stable.”

Following the warfare’s outbreak, the central financial institution lower its 2023 financial progress forecast and earmarked billions of {dollars} to shore up the shekel.

Yaron’s time period was set to wrap up in December. His ties with Netanyahu and Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich had been icy earlier than the warfare due to his criticism of a deliberate authorities overhaul to the nation’s judiciary. It wasn’t clear if he could be requested to remain on.

Monday’s resolution will come up for approval within the subsequent assembly of Netanyahu’s Cabinet, in response to a press release from Netanyahu’s workplace.


TEL AVIV, Israel — An Israeli Cabinet minister is selling the concept of resettling Palestinians from the Gaza Strip in international international locations as a means to make sure Israel’s safety alongside the border as soon as the warfare with Hamas is over.

Intelligence Minister Gila Gamliel stated in an op-ed within the Jerusalem Post newspaper on Sunday that “voluntary resettlement” was the easiest way to offer Palestinians from Gaza with a greater life. “It could be a win-win solution,” she wrote. Gamliel didn’t say what her plan would imply for many who selected to stay in Gaza, nor what international locations could be open to take them. She didn’t specify what Israel’s function could be in a future Gaza.

Gamliel’s proposal stands in sharp distinction to the postwar imaginative and prescient for Gaza set forth by Israel’s high ally, the United States, which opposes the concept of displacement. The U.S. requires a united and Palestinian-led authorities for Gaza and the West Bank below the Palestinian Authority after the warfare ends, whereas Gamliel, echoing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, stated the Western-backed Palestinian Authority, which administers elements of the West Bank, can not have a foothold in Gaza.

Gamliel’s ministry was behind a wartime proposal final month that recommended transferring the Gaza Strip’s 2.3 million individuals to Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. While dubbed by Israel as a hypothetical train, that concept drew condemnation from the Palestinians, who’ve painful recollections of their individuals’s mass displacement through the warfare that led to Israel’s creation. Egypt has made clear all through this newest warfare that it doesn’t wish to soak up a wave of Palestinian refugees.

Gamliel’s op-ed follows an analogous proposal made final week by two Israeli lawmakers within the Wall Street Journal, who stated international locations world wide “should offer a haven for Gaza residents who seek relocation.”


KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip — Materials to construct a Jordanian subject hospital have arrived in Gaza via the Rafah border crossing.

Jordan will construct the hospital in southern Gaza to assist with the territory’s well being disaster. The arrival of the supplies follows a siege of Gaza’s largest hospital, Shifa and assaults on different hospitals.

Some of the vehicles within the convoy on Monday had Jordanian flags draped throughout their entrance or aspect.


JERUSALEM — The Israeli army says feminine troopers are working in Gaza alongside male troops, together with in fight roles.

In a briefing with reporters Monday, brigade commander Col. Elad Aderi stated girls make up 40% of his Search and Rescue brigade, which has labored to facilitate the penetration of floor troops into Gaza. Aderi stated women and men are “on the front lines, fighting together.” Female troopers additionally served inside Gaza throughout Israel’s 2014 floor operation there and have been in fight roles for greater than 20 years.

As of February 2022, about 18% of the Israeli military’s fight forces have been girls, in response to the Israel Democracy Institute, a Jerusalem assume tank. That’s a results of a number of authorized challenges to permit girls to serve in elite and common fight items. Female troopers serve in varied fight roles together with tanks, artillery, and the navy, although the mixed-gender infantry items normally serve on the Egyptian border and never in energetic fight.

The Israeli army declined to touch upon the general variety of feminine troopers at the moment in Gaza.