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Hospital in Gaza.
Hospital in Gaza.
Follow minute by minute what is happening in the Middle East this October 18.
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The eyes of the world remain on the escalation of violence in Israel, since the Hamas attack on October 7.
Recently, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged an “immediate humanitarian ceasefire” in the conflict between Israel and Palestinian fighters in Gaza to “alleviate epic human suffering.”
(You can read: ‘Grotesque’: Father ‘Chucho’ explodes over rumors of the ‘cost’ of his pilgrimage to Israel).
He also assured that Hamas attacks “do not justify the collective punishment of the Palestinian people,” during the forum on the Chinese initiative of the New Silk Roads, in Beijing, this Wednesday.
Besides, A bombing that the Islamist movement Hamas attributed to Israel killed at least 200 people in a Gaza hospital on Tuesday, raising a wave of international outrage and protests in the Muslim world.
(Also: Who can stop the war between Israel and Hamas in the Middle East?).
The event occurred at a time when the US president, Joe Biden, was traveling to the region, while Israel and the Palestinian organization Islamic Jihad exchanged accusations about responsibility for the attack.
Below, you can follow the minute by minute of the conflict during this Wednesday, October 18.
Israel says it has “proof” of Islamic Jihad’s responsibility in hospital bombing
The Israeli army claimed to have “evidence” of the responsibility of the Palestinian group Islamic Jihad in the explosion at a hospital in Gaza that caused hundreds of deaths.
“The evidence, which we share with all of you, confirms that the explosion at a Gaza hospital was caused by the firing of an Islamic Jihad rocket that failed,” said military spokesman Daniel Hagari.
“This professional analysis is based on intelligence data, operational systems and aerial images,” he added.
The deaths from attacks on Gaza now exceed 3,000, of them 853 children, according to the UN
The death toll in the Gaza Strip, besieged for days and without electricity or running water, now exceeds 3,000, including 853 children, warned the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, which has not yet been able to count the deaths. victims of the attack on the Al Ahli Arab hospital.
Israel denies that Gaza’s Al Ahli hospital is destroyed or affected
Israel denied that the bombing of the Al Ahli hospital in Gaza took place and assured that the building is not destroyed, that it has not suffered serious damage and that there was only a minor explosion.
“The explosion at the Al Ahli hospital is due to an Islamic Jihad rocket, whose launch failed. They are inflating the casualty figures. There was no direct impact on the hospital,” the Armed Forces spokesman said in a press conference. Israelis, Daniel Hagari.
The situation in Gaza “is becoming uncontrollable”, warns the WHO
The situation in the Gaza Strip “is becoming uncontrollable,” the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.
“We need the violence to stop on all sides,” said the head of this UN agency, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, on the this Palestinian enclave. “We need immediate access,” he emphasized.
African Union condemns “Israeli bombing” of Gaza hospital
The president of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, condemned the “Israeli bombing” of the hospital, even though Israel denied responsibility for the attack and blamed Palestinian groups.
“There are no words to fully express our condemnation of the Israeli bombing of a hospital in Gaza, killing hundreds of people,” Mahamat said.
Pakistan condemns ‘Israeli attack’ on Gaza hospital
Pakistan’s interim prime minister, Anwaar ul Haq Kakar, condemned this Wednesday the attack on the Al Ahli hospital in Gaza City that has left at least 500 dead, an event he blamed on Israel.
“I strongly condemn the Israeli attack on the Al-Ahly Al-Mamadany hospital in Gaza, which has caused immense civilian casualties. Attacking a hospital, a sanctuary for those in need, is an act of indefensible inhumanity,” Kakar said it’s a statement.
Hezbollah announced that it hit an Israeli tank in first attack since hospital bombing
The Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah announced that it hit an Israeli tank and inflicted casualties on its occupants, in the first attack since the bombing of a hospital in Gaza.
The Shiite formation said in a statement that at dawn it “directly” hit a Merkava-type tank belonging to the Israeli troops and which was at the Raheb military post, in the north of the Jewish State.
Iran condemns the attack on the Gaza hospital and declares a day of mourning
“The flames of the American and Israeli bomb launched against innocent Palestinians who were being treated in a hospital in Gaza will devour the Zionists,” said Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi late last night, according to Iranian media. “Iran, as part of the Islamic nation, is in mourning,” the president added.
We condemn the terrible massacre at Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza. Our solidarity with the innocent civilian victims. International humanitarian law must be respected.
— Ministry of Foreign Affairs, EU and Cooperation (@MAECgob) October 17, 2023
Spain condemns “the terrible massacre” at the Gaza Hospital
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain has condemned “the terrible massacre” that occurred this Tuesday at the Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza, in which at least 500 people died in an attack.
“We condemn the terrible massacre at the Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza. Our solidarity with the innocent civilian victims. International humanitarian law must be respected,” Foreign Affairs published in a message broadcast on the social network X.
Israel demarcates a “humanitarian zone” in southern Gaza before the arrival of Joe Biden
The Israeli Army delimited this Wednesday a “humanitarian zone” in the south of the Gaza Strip, calling on the inhabitants of the north of the enclave to evacuate to that point, hours before the arrival in Israel of US President Joe Biden.
“The Israeli Security Forces ask Gaza residents to evacuate to the Al Mawasi humanitarian zone, where international humanitarian aid will be provided as necessary,” an Israeli Army spokesperson said.
Singapore bans protests linked to
Israel and Palestine for security reasons
The Singapore Police on Wednesday banned protests linked to the conflict between Israel and Hamas for security reasons, amid a wave of demonstrations in other parts of the world after the massacre in a Gaza hospital.
“The Police are aware of the events and public assemblies that are being organized in relation to the conflict between
Israel and Hamas,” they said in a statement released by the police force of the Asian city-state.
Outburst of fury after bombing of Gaza hospital that leaves 200 dead
A bombing that the Islamist movement Hamas attributed to
Israel killed at least 200 people in a Gaza hospital on Tuesday, raising a wave of international outrage and protests in the Muslim world.
The event occurred at a time when US President Joe Biden is traveling to the region, while
Israel and the Palestinian organization Islamic Jihad exchanged accusations over who was responsible for the attack.
UN chief calls for immediate humanitarian ceasefire
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday urged an “immediate humanitarian ceasefire” in the conflict between Israel and Palestinian fighters in Gaza. “I call for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire to… alleviate the epic human suffering we are witnessing,” he declared.
He also said that Hamas attacks did not justify the “collective punishment” of the Palestinian people. The Hamas attacks of October 7 “cannot justify the collective punishment of the Palestinian people.”
With information from EFE and AFP
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