As the conflict between Israel and Hamas continues into its sixth week, Palestinians are evacuating Northern Gaza temporarily while Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) advance further into Gaza. Israel has opened a second humanitarian corridor for people to leave the area.
Alex Hogan from Fox News is reporting from Israel, where tensions have escalated with continued attacks between IDF and Hezbollah. Defense Minister Yuav Galant visited Northern Israel and issued a stern warning to Hezbollah, stating that if attacks persist, IDF will not hesitate to replicate the actions taken in Gaza.
Hezbollah’s leader, Hassan Nasala, delivered a speech in Lebanon, asserting that Lebanon serves as a pressure point on Israel and mentioned their possession of new weapons and ammunition. In Gaza, IDF has been targeting Hamas through various modes – land, air, and sea. According to IDF, over 90 tunnels used by Hamas have been discovered. To enable civilian evacuations, the Israeli government has agreed to temporarily halt the fighting.
In recent days, around 100,000 individuals have taken advantage of this opportunity. Today, IDF announced the elimination of a Hamas member who had been holding 1,000 people hostage in a Gaza Hospital, preventing them from leaving. Disturbing footage from these hospitals has emerged, showing patients under attack. The Palestinian Health Minister is urgently calling for assistance as Gaza’s Alifa Hospital faces a lack of electricity, resulting in oxygen and medicine shortages.
Meanwhile, Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia are convening to discuss the ongoing war and the return of hostages. Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman emphasizes the need for an end to the conflict.
Iran is celebrating what it describes as the unity of Islamic nations. On the ground, Israelis and government officials express curiosity about global protests and the level of support for Israel’s right to self-defense following the October 7th attacks.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has criticized the blame being directed solely at Israel, arguing that Hamas should also be held accountable. This is Alex Hogan reporting for Fox News..