June 16, 2024

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The Hamas health ministry said at least 50 people were killed in the strike on the United Nations school

The Hamas health ministry said at least 50 people were killed in the strike on the United Nations school

The Hamas Health Ministry announced on Saturday, November 18, that at least 50 people were killed in an Israeli attack on a school housing displaced people in a UN-run refugee camp in the north of the Gaza Strip. This strike happened “At dawn, in the school of al-Faqura”, A ministry official told AFP. Pictures published on social networks show bodies, some covered in blood, others in dust, on the floors of the building, with mattresses installed under school desks. Follow our live stream.

Chaotic situation around al-Sifa hospital in Gaza. Hundreds of people left Gaza’s al-Sifa hospital on foot on Saturday, AFP noted. For the fourth day in a row, the Israeli army has been raiding the hospital. however, “120 injured” And the Hamas health ministry announced that premature babies were still there. Doctors stayed at the hospital to attend to the patients, they said. The Israeli military, for its part, has not issued an order to leave, but says it must stay “Responded to a request” Hospital Director. Israel believes Hamas, which is in power in Gaza, is using the structure as a military base.

26 killed in airstrike on hospital An airstrike was carried out in Hamad region. The director of Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis, in the heart of the Gaza Strip, announced on Saturday that 26 people had been killed in a strike against three residential buildings in the city. He told AFP that 23 people were seriously injured in the strike.

“Imminent Danger of Famine”. “We’re not asking for the moon. We’re asking for the basic measures needed to meet the essential needs of the public and stem the tide of this crisis,” Martin Griffiths, the head of humanitarian operations at the United Nations, protested in a video intervention in New York. The population of the Gaza Strip faces “In immediate danger of starvation”For its part, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) warned.

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New demonstration for “ceasefire in Gaza” and release of hostages. The Socialist Party, French Communist Party and Europe Ecologie Les Verts (ecologists), as well as the CGT, FSU and Solidaires, have called for demonstrations in Paris from 2:30pm on Saturday. “Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza” And “The release of all hostages”. The signatories to the press release are also demanding “Lifting the Gaza Blockade”, “Human Rights Violations in the West Bank and Ending Colonization”, And “Resuming the Peace Process to Recognize the State of Palestine with the State of Israel”. Other demonstrations demanding a ceasefire in Gaza are planned for Saturday afternoon in Annecy, Marseille, Strasbourg, Lille, Nantes, Rennes, Montpellier, Lyon and Bordeaux.

Armed Forces Minister’s surprise visit to Qatar According to franceinfo, Armed Forces Minister S├ębastien Lecornu made a surprise visit to Qatar on Saturday, where he met with the Qatari Foreign Minister and the Qatari Prime Minister. The latter has been holding discussions on hostage taking by Hamas since October 7 and the start of the war with Israel.