In Israel, clashes have erupted between Israeli troops and Hamas gunmen outside Gaza’s largest hospital. The Alifa hospital lost power and ran out of generator fuel, leaving patients, medical staff, and displaced civilians in a dangerous situation. Tragically, at least five people, including a premature baby, have died.
Another hospital, Al’s hospital, is also at risk of closure due to lack of fuel. This adds to the dire situation as 18 out of Gaza’s 35 functioning hospitals have already lost service. The Red Cross has deemed Gaza’s healthcare system as reaching a point of no return. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia is hosting a joint Arab Islamic Summit in Riad on the Israel-Hamas War.
Several heads of state, including Syria, Indonesia, KGAN, Egypt, and Iran, are attending. The president of the Palestinian Authority is also present. The Saudi Crown Prince expressed unequivocal opposition to the war, describing it as a humanitarian catastrophe. Regarding the hostage situation, negotiators are discussing the possibility of a temporary ceasefire in exchange for the release of a large group of hostages.
Priority would be given to vulnerable groups, such as women and children. However, reaching a deal could take days, and so far, only four hostages have been released, with over 200 still being held..