The war between Israel and Hamas, which entered its 30th day on Sunday, was sparked by the Palestinian Islamist movement’s bloody October 7 attack on Israeli soil from the Gaza Strip it controls.
In retaliation, Israel vowed to “annihilate” Hamas, relentlessly bombing the Gaza Strip, a besieged territory home to 2.4 million Palestinians. The Israeli army has also been conducting ground operations deep into the territory since 27 October.
Here are the latest news:
9:34 am | The Israeli minister was sanctioned after discussing the use of the nuclear bomb in Gaza
An ultra-nationalist Israeli minister was chastised by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday after he said using a nuclear bomb in Gaza, in the war against Palestinian Hamas, was “an option”.
8:30 am | Israeli strikes carried out at the site of a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip caused at least 52 deaths.
The IDF says it is carrying out these intensive attacks with the aim of “eradicating” Hamas.
7 in the morning | New death toll rises to 9,770, including 4,800 children and 2,555 women, in Gaza
According to Israeli authorities, at least 1,400 people died on the Israeli side, most of them civilians killed on the same day of the attack perpetrated by Hamas.
At least 345 Israeli soldiers have been killed since October 7, according to the army.
4:32 am | The Israeli minister talks about the use of the nuclear bomb in Gaza
The summary of the last hours:
“More than 2,500 terrorist targets”
The Israeli military said on Sunday it had struck “more than 2,500 terrorist targets” in the Gaza Strip since the start of the ground offensive about 10 days ago in the Palestinian territory, during ground, air and the navy
On Thursday, Israel said it had struck 12,000 targets in the Gaza Strip since the start of the war on October 7.
A bombed refugee camp
At least 45 people, mostly children and women, were killed and about 100 others were wounded in an Israeli airstrike Saturday evening on the Maghazi refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, according to the Hamas Health Ministry of Defense.
Blinken is expected in Ankara
After Israel and Jordan, US foreign policy chief Antony Blinken is expected in Ankara on Sunday, where Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he was severing all contact with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , due to the military actions carried out. by Israel in the Gaza Strip. Turkey also announced the withdrawal of its ambassador to Israel for consultations.
Progress towards a ‘humanitarian pause’
Asked about progress on achieving a humanitarian pause, US President Joe Biden replied “yes”, giving a thumbs up.
A little earlier, from Amman, Washington had reaffirmed Washington’s support for “humanitarian pauses”, while rejecting the idea of a ceasefire.
Hamas suspends evacuations
Hamas has suspended the plan to evacuate foreigners and dual nationals to Egypt because of Israel’s refusal to let wounded Palestinians go to Egyptian hospitals, a Palestinian official in Gaza said on Saturday.
Since Wednesday, dozens of wounded Palestinians, but also several hundred nationals and foreigners have been evacuated from Gaza.