Leaders from Arab nations gathered in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, demanding an immediate cessation of military operations in Gaza and holding Israel accountable for their crimes against Palestinians. Disturbing reports emerged of several hospitals in Gaza being relentlessly bombarded, with the death toll surpassing 11,000.
The Israeli military released a video claiming to depict soldiers and tanks on the ground in Gaza as the conflict worsens. Meanwhile, Israel continues its airstrikes, resulting in plumes of smoke rising above Gaza. Satellite images reveal numerous fires raging in Gaza City, including near the main medical center, alifa Hospital, where injured individuals are packed into hallways.
The Indonesian Hospital in Gaza also experienced a series of explosions, leaving reporters diving for cover. Israel maintains that they have evacuated the rantisi Children’s Hospital, stating that Hamas has strategically positioned their capabilities in, around, and beneath hospitals.
Unfortunately, there are still thousands of severely wounded patients who cannot be relocated, despite the efforts of ambulance services. In the face of the escalating violence, Israel has been urging individuals to flee southward and has opened humanitarian corridors. Over the past two days, more than 150,000 people, mostly on foot, have fled. However, tens of thousands of individuals remain in the northern region, where the fighting is most intense.
According to the Hamas-run Health Ministry, over 11,000 Palestinians have lost their lives, while Israeli officials report over 1,200 deaths. Despite growing concerns about Israel’s conduct in the war against Hamas, the Biden Administration has pledged continued support for Israel. The United States’ unwavering assistance has led to rising anger in the Arab world, as diplomats warn of potential long-term damage to the US’s reputation.
The gravity of the situation has caused public opinion towards the US to deteriorate in the eyes of many in the region..