3:18 pm ET, November 4, 2023
America’s top diplomat met Arab leaders today. Here’s what you need to know about the Israel-Hamas war
From CNN staff
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken embarked on an international trip on Saturday after visiting Israel for the third time since the October 7 attack by Hamas.
Meanwhile, Hamas is preventing foreigners from leaving Gaza after an Israeli air strike on an ambulance near a hospital on Friday, a US official told CNN.
Here are some of the recent headlines:
Blink met Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Qatar and Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization. The Egyptian and Jordanian leaders made comments after the meeting Strongly condemns Israel’s attack. Blinken, who Acknowledging differences He will also travel to Turkey to discuss approaches to conflict with Arab leaders.
The request comes after Israel agreed on Friday An ambulance was attacked Outside Gaza City’s Al-Shifa Hospital, the largest medical facility in the enclave. During Israel’s siege of Gaza, the only remaining means of getting in and out of Gaza was by convoy to Rafah. Israel said the ambulance was being used by Hamas militants who control the Health Ministry in Gaza. Rejected.
more than 700 foreigners were expected to leave Gaza via the Rafah crossing on Saturday, according to an official source on the Egyptian side of the crossing.
Early efforts to secure safe passage for foreigners into Gaza were blocked in part by Hamas, CNN reported Friday. Including its own members in the list of wounded Palestinians According to a senior US official, Rafah was designated to go through the crossing.
Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Gilad Erdan, accused Guterres of making hasty comments “without even bothering to ask” about the context of the strike. “You completely ignore the fact that Hamas deliberately exploits ambulances for terrorism,” Erdoğan posted on Saturday on X, formerly known as Twitter.
Major UN aid to Palestinian refugees in Gaza A UN-run school serving as a shelter in a refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip was also attacked on Saturday, according to the agency.
The U.S. is looking at the possibility of establishing field hospitals in southern Gaza, Satterfield said, and Israel is working with countries to station hospital ships off the coast of Gaza.
The IDF had issued a call to the residents of Gaza By its Arabic account in XFormerly known as Twitter Use the main Sala-al-Din road It should move south for three hours from 1 pm to 4 pm local time. It is not clear how many Gazans had access to the Internet to see the news.
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