On Tuesday, November 21, 2023, the following is the situation:
most recent events
- After an Israeli attack, premature infants were evacuated from al-Shifa Hospital in northern Gaza and brought to Egypt on Monday for medical attention. According to a spokesperson for the World Health Organization, all 28 infants are battling serious infections.
- Details of a truce agreement with Israel will be revealed in the hours to come, Hamas official Izzat al-Rishq told Al Jazeera on Monday.
- Following the hijacking of an Israeli-linked ship in the Red Sea that is run by a Japanese company, Japan is making an effort to have direct talks with Yemen’s Houthi group. On Monday, Tokyo stated that it is also pleading with the international community to help the rebels free the hostage-taking ship and its crew.
- To protest Israel’s Monday bombardment of Gaza, activists in Italy lit smoke flares and hung a sizable Palestinian flag on the sagging Pisa tower.
- According to Arab news source Al-Mayadeen, an Israeli attack on the Hafsah school housing displaced Palestinians in the al-Falouja region of northern Gaza on Tuesday resulted in several fatalities and injuries.
Fighting and human impact
- 20 people have died as a result of an Israeli attack on the Nuseirat refugee camp on Monday, according to Tareq Abu Azzoum, one of our correspondents. According to Hani Mahmoud, another Al Jazeera correspondent, three Palestinians were killed on Tuesday during bombing in Jabalia.
- Hezbollah claimed that on Tuesday, it attacked an Israeli soldier’s home in Metulla, northern Israel.
- Since October 7, Israeli airstrikes have destroyed 83 mosques in Gaza and damaged an additional 170 more, according to the city’s media office.
- Israeli families of Hamas-captured prisoners urged far-right lawmakers to veto a bill on Monday that would simplify the use of the death penalty against Palestinian prisoners. They argued that doing so would increase the risk of their relatives being held captive.
- According to the most recent flash update from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), about 25, 000 people left northern Gaza on Monday via a “safe” corridor that Israel had built. The situation of displaced people who are sleeping outside because there isn’t enough room in shelters has gotten worse as a result of the heavy rains in the besieged enclave.
- According to his family, Palestinian poet and author Mosab Abu Toha was detained by Israeli forces while attempting to flee Gaza.
hospitals in Gaza are in a crisis
- Israeli tanks surrounded the Indonesian Hospital in northern Gaza on Monday, and 12 Palestinians were also killed inside the complex by artillery fire. According to medical sources, the hospital is home to about 700 people, including medical staff and patients, and Israeli snipers have been spotted on the roofs of nearby buildings.
- Three Indonesian students who were volunteering at the hospital were no longer in contact with the country’s foreign ministry, it was announced on Monday.
- According to the UN’s OCHA, Israeli operations at al-Shifa continued on Monday for the fifth day in a row. According to the Ministry of Health in Gaza, there were still 259 patients and 19 health workers at al-Shifa as of Saturday.
- John Kirby, a spokesman for the US National Security Council, stated on Monday that Israel does not want to “wipe the Palestinian people off the map” in defense of Israel. Additionally, he objected to some critics of Israel’s actions in Gaza using the term “genocide.”
- On Monday, the state of Qatar issued a statement denouncing Israel’s “strengthening” attack on the Indonesian Hospital. The foreign ministry of Qatar expressed “full solidarity” with the Republic of Indonesia and pledged to support efforts to address the “brutal crime” against the hospital through political and legal means.
- The Times of Israel reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with the families of Israeli prisoners detained in Gaza on Monday. The Times reported that he spoke with the families about “the diplomatic, intelligence, and operational efforts we are leading around the clock.”
- The establishment of a Palestinian state is “the best guarantee for Israel’s security,” according to Josep Borrell, the top diplomat of the European Union, who spoke to 27 EU ministers on Monday. Borrell recently traveled to the Middle East and interacted with Qatari, Israeli, and Palestinian Authority officials.