Israel’s prime minister is facing increased international criticism for the military offensive in Gaza. At an Arab Islamic Summit, leaders called for a ceasefire and rejected Israel’s claim of self-defense.
CBS News’ Bradley Blackburn provides updates on the worsening situation in Gaza’s hospitals. The Israeli military continues to bombard Gaza, targeting Hamas terrorist infrastructure.
Despite concerns about civilian casualties, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows to continue the fight against Hamas. The World Health Organization reports that over half of Gaza’s hospitals are now non-functional, with medical teams working under difficult conditions due to limited power, water, and supplies. The situation is dire, and the international community is calling for action.
More than 100,000 Palestinians have fled through evacuation corridors in the past two days, seeking safety. A summit of Arab and Islamic nations demanded a ceasefire, joined by French President and protestors in London, Sydney, Spain, and even outside President Biden’s home in Delaware, all expressing support for Palestinians. In Israel, thousands gathered in Tel Aviv demanding the release of 240 hostages still held by Hamas.
Israel has stated that there will be no ceasefire until the hostages are returned. The Israeli military is collaborating with officials from Gaza’s largest hospital to relocate patients to a safer location.
Tragically, two babies died in the neonatal care unit when the power went out, and many others remain at risk..