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Things to remember from Thursday, October 12

Things to remember from Thursday, October 12

Since launching its response on Saturday, the Israeli military says it has dropped “about 6,000 bombs” on the Gaza Strip, “a total of 4,000 tons of explosives”.

Six days after the unprecedented attack Launched by the Hamas terror movement against the Jewish state, the human toll continues to rise: over 1,200 dead on the Israeli side, over 1,500. Palestinian side. New massacres of civilians continue to emerge. Here’s what to remember from the situation on Thursday, October 12.

Nearly 2,800 people died in Israel and the Gaza Strip

Since Saturday, more than 1,200 people have been killed and 3,391 wounded in Israel by Hamas attacks, according to the health ministry. In social networkThe Gaza Ministry of Health for its part, on Thursday evening, In the Gaza Strip, 1,537 people died (including 500 children and 276 women) and 6,612 were injured.

The thirteenth Frenchman died

A balance sheet revised upwards every day, and a growing concern. At least thirteen French nationals have been killed since Saturday’s attack. Not since the Nice attack in 2016 have so many French people been killed by terrorists. Emmanuel Macron lamented during his ten-minute televised address.

Earlier, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Ann-Claire Legendre said, “Without news of the 17 comrades, their disappearance is considered highly alarming.” Among them are four children. The Head of State spoke to the relatives who did not know about the missing persons. “I am thinking of the families this evening. I want to tell them that France is doing everything it can to bring them safely to their homes, together with the Israeli authorities and our partners.”.

Families of hostages ask Emmanuel Macron to “do everything possible” to save their loved ones

DAt a press conference organized in Tel Aviv, the French families of the hostages testified to their grief. They have “begged” Emmanuel Macron must intervene. “I am asking for the intervention of France and everyone, to get information about my children and all the missing people”Batsheva Yahalomi, the mother of a 12-year-old boy who has been missing since Saturday in southern Israel, announced in Hebrew.

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The first special flight landed at Charles-de-Gaulle airport

They are tired but relaxed. The first flight repatriating the French nationals from Tel Aviv landed on the tarmac of Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle airport shortly after 9 p.m. In the flight, around 380 passengers, mostly elderly, “Vulnerable”. Foreign Affairs Minister Catherine Colonna and Transport Minister Clement Buon greeted them as they left. To the head of French diplomacy, ““It is important to show our solidarity with our comrades in trial.”. Other flights are scheduled on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The first flight to repatriate French nationals from Tel Aviv landed at Rosy Charles-de-Gaulle Airport on October 12, 2023.  (MEHDI FEDOUACH/AFP)

Catherine Colonna plans to travel to Israel on Sunday

“At the request of the President of the Republic, I will visit the region starting on Sunday” The French foreign minister made the announcement from Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle airport on Thursday evening. Asked if he would visit Israel, the French diplomatic chief responded “Oi”.

The heads of the European Commission and the European Parliament will visit Israel on Friday. Ursula von der Leyen and Roberta Metsola lead the journey “Show solidarity with victims of Hamas terrorist attacks and meet with Israeli leaders”This was mentioned in a joint press release.

The French National Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor’s Office announced it was opening an investigation

The National Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor’s Office announced it was opening an investigation into “murders”, “kidnapping and kidnapping” “in connection with a terrorist organization” in connection with the actions of French citizens in the Hamas attack. In its press release, the prosecution explained its decision “Regarding the French Nationality of Certain Victims”.

Mahmoud Abbas demands an “immediate end” to the aggression against the Palestinian people

He finally speaks. In the first public statement since the offensive launched five days ago, the president of the Palestinian Authority demands “Immediate End of Occupation” against the Palestinian people. During a meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan in Amman, he also declined “Practices of killing or ill-treatment of civilians on both sides”According to a press release from the Palestinian president.

An emergency government and a “war cabinet” were approved by the Israeli parliament

During a special session Broadcast live, the Israeli parliament approved the formation of an emergency government and a “war cabinet” on Thursday evening, with a majority of representatives present: 66 votes in favor, 4 votes against.

Announced earlier in the day by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his rival, Benny Gantz, the government is Mr. It consisted of five new ministers from Kant’s party. Opposition leader Yaïr Lapid had earlier announced his refusal to join the government.

Israel has hit Gaza with 4,000 tons of explosives since Saturday

Since the Israeli response began on Saturday, “6,000 bombs dropped on Gaza Strip, total weight 4,000 tons of explosives”, the IDF explains in a press release. And add to it “Hundreds of Terrorists” were killed.

In turn, the US will organize flights from Friday to evacuate its nationals from Israel

“The president has instructed his team to make sure we help American citizens who want to leave Israelsaid John Kirby, White House spokesman. Starting tomorrow, the US administration will operate chartered flights to transport its citizens from Israel to destinations in Europe.