Israel Palestine Conflict: During a meeting on the Israel-Palestine conflict on Tuesday (local time), the US and Russia among other nations called for a “humanitarian pause” to enable safe aid deliveries to civilians in the Gaza Strip, where the enclave is struggling with a lack of food, water, medicine, and electricity.
Israeli Night Operation Claims Palestinian Lives
Following an Israeli night operation in Jenin, the West Bank, three Palestinians were slain. Twenty people were hurt in a drone assault, according to sources who spoke with Al Jazeera. Israel later verified these reports. US President Joe Biden declared that “Israelis can make their own decisions” and that his nation would support Israel no matter what. Visiting soldiers near the Gaza border, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that a potential ground attack was still planned. He stated, “We stand before the next stage, it is coming.”
Israel Vows to Eradicate Hamas Following Unprecedented Strikes
After Hamas launched unprecedented strikes on Israel on October 7 via land, air, and sea, Israel has promised to eradicate the group. More than 5,000 people have already died and hundreds more have been injured in the conflict. In the meantime, two missiles fired into the Golan Heights from Syria prompted airstrikes by the IDF. Thus far, no casualties have been reported. Due to the conflict between Israeli forces and Hamas, US-based Delta Air Lines stated on Tuesday (local time) that it will suspend all flights to Israel until November 15. This information was revealed by The Jerusalem Post.
US Airlines Suspend Israel Flights as Conflict Extends
Direct flights to the war-torn nation of Israel have been suspended by a number of US airlines, including American Airlines and United Airlines. While American Airlines cancelled operations until December 4, Delta announced that it planned to resume certain flights on November 1. As Israel and Hamas continue their eighteen-day war, the Israeli army is keeping unidentified dead in several cold storage units. Shiv Aroor of India Today writes from Israel about how the Israeli military is in possession of these unidentified bodies that are severely burned or disfigured.
Hundreds of Americans Stranded at Gaza Border Amid Hamas Control
The Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s senior adviser, Mark Regev, told CNN that “Hamas won’t let them out” of the hundreds of Americans who are stuck at the Rafah border crossing on the Gaza side. The Rafah border crossing is the only one that is not under Israeli control and is situated between Egypt and Gaza. There are between 500 and 600 Americans in Gaza, according to earlier estimates from US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.