November 4, 2023 Israel-Hamas war news

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 will meet with the foreign ministers of Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Qatar, as well as the secretary of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s Executive Committee, in Amman, Jordan on November 4.

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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:

Blinken met Arab leaders: A top US diplomat has reiterated his country’s Rejecting the ceasefire Between Israel and Hamas, renewed calls for “humanitarian pauses” to get aid into Gaza. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that his government Opposes any temporary ceasefire In Gaza, Hamas will continue to block fuel from entering the blockade unless it releases all its hostages.

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.

Hamas has blocked foreigners from leaving, official says: It’s Hamas Prohibition of foreign nationals From leaving Gaza until Israel guarantees that ambulances will arrive from the Palestinian territories. Rafa crosses EgyptA US official familiar with the situation told CNN on Saturday.

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.

UN on Israel’s ambulance attack United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement “Terrified” by strikeWhile calling for a ceasefire and release of hostages.

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,” Erdo─čan posted on Saturday on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Work stoppage near hospital and school shelter: Israel launched airstrikes Damaged a building located in front of the emergency entrance Al-Quds Hospital In Gaza City, 21 people were injured, the Palestine Red Cross said on Saturday.

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.

Humanitarian Situation: The number of people fleeing from the north to the south of Wadi Gaza has been counted. 800,000 “per million” U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Humanitarian Affairs David Satterfield said Saturday. has been No new fuel entered Gaza since the start of the war.

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 says Hamas fired at a safe route: Israeli army Hamas blamed it Gaza used the announcement to move residents to safety south as an opportunity to open fire on soldiers from the Israel Defense Forces.

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.

Turkey Recalls Ambassador: Turkey has recalled its ambassador to Israel “for consultation” as the humanitarian crisis unfolds in Gaza and Israeli airstrikes continue, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Saturday. Many In other countriesHonduras, Colombia, Chile and Bahrain have also withdrawn their ambassadors.

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