Palestinian Data Provider Reports Internet Service Disruption in Gaza Strip
Source: The Associated Press
The Gaza Strip has experienced a disruption in internet service due to Israeli bombardment, according to Palestinian data provider Paltel. The service was cut off following a series of airstrikes, plunging the territory into darkness. The blackout has also impeded communication for rights groups, journalists, and individuals attempting to connect with colleagues in Gaza.
Support for Families of Missing Americans
Source: The White House
Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff recently met with the families of Americans who are still unaccounted for following the Hamas terrorist attacks in Israel. The families shared their experiences, and Harris expressed her support. She emphasized the ongoing efforts to secure the release of hostages and work with Middle Eastern partners to use their influence over Hamas for that purpose.
Israeli Ground Forces Expand Activities in Gaza
Source: NBC News
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have intensified their bombing campaign in Gaza, preparing for a potential ground operation. According to an IDF spokesperson, the ground forces are expanding their activity to achieve the goals of the war. The IDF’s operations on the ground are not publicly disclosed, and the focus remains on the Israeli Defense Forces’ actions and progress.
President Biden’s Briefing on Israel-Hamas Conflict
Source: NBC News
President Joe Biden received a briefing from his national security team on the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas. The meeting included discussions with top officials, such as the National Security Advisor, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Director of National Intelligence, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza
Source: United Nations
The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, expressed grave concern over the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza. He described the current state as a “total collapse” of the humanitarian system and warned of impending suffering if a fundamental change does not occur. The number of supply trucks entering Gaza has significantly decreased, exacerbating the crisis.
Flight Cancellations and Safety Concerns
Source: Picture Alliance
Lufthansa Group has extended flight cancellations to Tel Aviv until November 30th due to safety concerns related to the ongoing Israel-Hamas war. The cancellations affect multiple airlines within the group, including Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian Airlines, and Brussels Airlines. Delta Air Lines has also suspended its Tel Aviv service from multiple locations due to similar safety concerns.
Attacks against U.S. Servicemembers in the Middle East
Source: NBC News
In the past ten days, there have been approximately 20 attacks against bases in the Middle East that house U.S. forces. The Biden administration has warned against escalating tensions in the region amidst the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict. The U.S. forces successfully defended against a recent attack drone near Al-Assad Air Base in Iraq.
Rocket Hits Tel Aviv Apartment, Injuring Three
Source: United Hatzalah
Three people suffered injuries when a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip hit an apartment in Tel Aviv. United Hatzalah, a volunteer medical response group, provided immediate treatment to the injured individuals. The rocket penetrated the Iron Dome missile defense system, which typically intercepts most rockets from Gaza.
EU Council Initiates Peace Conference on Two-State Solution
Source: European Union Council
The European Union Council plans to convene a peace conference focused on achieving a two-state solution to address the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine. The conference aims to facilitate dialogue and promote negotiations for a peaceful resolution.
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