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Israel-Hamas War: Over 70 Reported Dead In Israeli Air Raids On Gaza2 min read

Israel-Hamas War: Over 70 Reported Dead In Israeli Air Raids On Gaza<span class="wtr-time-wrap after-title"><span class="wtr-time-number">2</span> min read</span>

Death toll from overnight Israeli air raids rises to 71 after attacks on Rafah and three homes bombed in Khan Younis.

  • US President Joe Biden to visit Israel on Wednesday, will emphasise its “right and duty” to defend itself from Hamas.
  • At least 2,808 people killed by Israeli attacks in Gaza, one third of them children. More than 1,400 people killed in Israel in Hamas’s attack.
  • Iran’s foreign minister says pro-Iranian groups in the region could pre-emptively act against Israel, even in the “coming hours”.
  • Hamas’s Al-Qassam Brigades says that there are up to 250 captives in Gaza and it is prepared to release those with foreign nationalities as soon as “circumstances allow”.

Israel has been accused of using white phosphorus in its continuing military operations in Gaza and Lebanon, putting civilians at serious risk.

Rights groups Amnesty and Human Rights Watch have both said they have carried out investigations.

Doctors in Gaza’s overwhelmed hospitals had reached the point where they had to select which patients they could save and which they could not.

Today, doctors at Nasser hospital in Khan Younis told Al Jazeera that operations at an entire department had been suspended due to the lack of resources, in particularly fuel.

Patients were moved to other crowded sections where fuel was still available, for now.

“This has been the case in many hospitals across the Strip,” reported Al Jazeera’s Youmna ElSayed in Khan Younis.

Ten days of relentless bombing of Gaza by Israel has caused widespread destruction to schools and hospitals and displaced nearly a million people, with aid agencies warning of a “catastrophic” shortage of medical supplies in the besieged enclave.

Israel has justified its brutal assault in the wake of Hamas attacks on October 7 that left at least 1,300 Israelis dead. It has since cut off water, power and fuel supplies, trapping 2.3 million people.