We are a vessel. The captain received treatment at the scene for burns, but his injuries are not life-threatening.
Now, let’s take you to the Middle East, specifically to the ongoing crisis in Gaza City where Israeli forces are continuing to push in. The intense battles with Hamas have resulted in thousands of Palestinians fleeing south to save their lives.
Although Israel’s military leaders claim they have not targeted hospitals, they have been under rocket fire and there have been numerous deaths from these attacks. Richard Sherman now provides more details from Tel Aviv. The Israel-Hamas war is escalating further into Gaza City as Israeli troops advance.
The war against Hamas and ISIS is progressing full force with the goal of winning. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu states that the ground operation is going as planned.
However, there have been agreed upon pauses throughout the day to allow people in northern Gaza to escape. Many are leaving their homes with only the clothes on their backs, feeling displaced and distressed. With large parts of the Gaza Strip in ruins, Hamas claims that over 11,000 people have died. The war has now reached the doorstep of Shifa Hospital in downtown Gaza City, leaving its staff concerned about the lives of newborn babies who depend on electricity.
The system in this section relies on solar panels, but sometimes there isn’t enough power, putting these babies at risk. Trucks are delivering much-needed medicine, food, and water this week, but fuel remains a challenge for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Meanwhile, tensions are high in the region, with daily attacks from Hezbollah in the north and retaliatory strikes from the IDF in Lebanon to the south.
Additionally, the Houthi rebels in Yemen have claimed responsibility for attempted strikes in southeast Israel and for shooting down a U.S. drone.
Prime Minister Netanyahu emphasizes that Israel will work to ensure that Hamas never threatens them again. The live look at Gaza shows a future where there will no longer be a threat from the Gaza Strip to the state of Israel, and Israel will do whatever it takes to ensure that there is no threat, for as long as necessary..