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Israel is intensifying its strikes in the Gaza Strip this Thursday, November 2, 2023. The UN said it was "dismayed" by IDF bombings. This could constitute “war crimes”, according to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The Israeli army, for its part, affirmed that having completed "the encirclement of Gaza City."

New "massive Israeli strikes" took place this Thursday, November 2 at Gaza, according to Hamas.  UN experts, including the special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, have estimated that: that the Palestinian people “are at serious risk of genocide.” 27 days after the start of the war, Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of the UN,  said "floored" by these new attacks. They would have hit the Jabaliya camp. The UN agency for Palestinian refugees announces that four schools have been closed. According to Hamas, 195 people died, 777 were injured, and 120 disappeared under the rubble. An assessment that has not yet been completed. verified by independent authorities. Bombings which could constitute "war crimes", says the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, "taking into account the number of raised ” of civilian victims and the scale of the destruction”. The head of UN humanitarian operations Martin Griffiths had previously denounced the Israeli bombing as “the latest atrocity” in date hitting the inhabitants of Gaza.

AFP was able to observe significant destruction at the scene, where survivors were moving the rubble around the corner. the search for survivors. Rescue workers said that "entire families" had been decimated. Israel justified these strikes by saying they had eliminated the head of the unit anti-Hamas tanks, Muhammad Atzar. After a week of ground operations, the Israeli army also announced an attack on the ground. having completed “The encirclement of Gaza City,” according to Israeli army spokesman Daniel Hagari.

For its part, France announces the sending of a second helicopter carrier “transformed” by hospital boat" à Gaza, to support hospitals there.  The helicopter carrier is currently located at Toulon, it could "be equipped" of a certain number of hospital beds",  says Sébastien Lecornu, Minister of the Armed Forces. It will be ready around mid-November.

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400 people evacuated to Egypt

A group of 100 people was invited. evacuated towards Egypt, according to a Palestinian spokesperson. In total, 400 people and 60 injured are expected to reach Egypt this Thursday, November 2. For his part, the Egyptian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ismail Khairat, announced that his country was ready to "facilitate the reception and evacuation of foreign citizens from Gaza", before specifying that this concerned "7,000 people of more than 60 nationalities."< /p>

A first group of foreigners and dual nationals crossed the Rafah crossing towards Egypt, from the Gaza Strip, this Wednesday, November 1. According to a Palestinian official, ;more than 80 injured people were killed. authorized to out, including 40 children, women and elderly people. Egyptian caregivers and rescuers carried out the rescue work. They transferred the wounded Palestinians and carried them on stretchers to Egyptian ambulances. According to a Hamas spokesperson, a list of 4,000 wounded was carried out.  subject to Egypt for care that cannot be provided in the enclave at war.

At the same time, Hamas announced in a video broadcast late Tuesday that it intended to release foreign hostages in the coming days. As a reminder, between 200 and 250 people are believed to be held by Hamas in this area. Gaza since October 7, with the Israeli army citing the figure of 242 hostages, including 30 children.

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Tuesday October 31, the French assessment was set to day. According to the Quai d'Orsay, two French children lost their lives in the Gaza Strip. Their mother would be injured. The state of his third child, also injured, is unknown; Jerusalem not succeeding in get in touch with her. It appears that this woman and her children are among the 54 French nationals who have been stuck in the Gaza Strip since the start of the conflict, and not hostages. /p>

The toll of the war between Israel and Hamas, which still amounted to more than 100,000. 35 French deaths Thursday October 26, therefore moving on to 37 deaths. Thursday October 26, the Minister of Foreign Affairs announced that nine French nationals were still missing since the Hamas raid in Israel. October 7, some of them having been released. taken hostage, according to her. Catherine Colonna had also indicated; to have had "proof of life" hostages.

Around a hundred people who work for organizations are also in the Palestinian enclave, according to French authorities. following a European summit Brussels Friday October 27, Emmanuel Macron announced that France was preparing the evacuation of 170 nationals abroad. Gaza.

The results of the war

The toll of the war taking place in Gaza is difficult to get to establish, the figures provided by Hamas being difficult to establish; check and monitor distinguish from propaganda. At least 195 Palestinians were reportedly killed. killed in airstrikes carried out this week by Israel, according to the latest estimates dated Wednesday, November 1. by the press service of the Gaza government, controlled by by Hamas, in a press release.

If confirmed, this figure would increase to 100%. nearly 9,000 deaths, including more than 2,000 women and more than 3,760 children, since the start of the war. There are more than 21,000 injured. The UN deplored Tuesday October 31 the fact that the Gaza Strip has become “a cemetery for thousands of children”. Washington nevertheless questions Hamas's record, saying it does not have confidence.

On the side Israeli, the record is still evaluated à 1,400 dead. Daniel Hagari, IDF spokesperson, said: that 332 soldiers had died since the attack on October 7. Hamas is holding 242 hostages, including 30 children, according to the Israeli army. While the release of these people is a priority, for Israel and the countries affected by these spoils of war, Hamas posed its conditions, Saturday October 28, and demanded the release of all Palestinian prisoners held by Israel in exchange for the release of the hostages. Around 5,000 Palestinians are held in Israeli prisons, according to the latest UN estimate as of July 2023.

L' objective of Israel to Gaza

If Israel bartered his "massive offensive" against a "methodical" organized by "measured and very powerful steps" In the Gaza Strip, the goal remains the same: destroy Hamas. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once again reminded us of this. on the evening of Monday October 30. The Israeli army claimed responsibility for the attack. strikes on "around 300 targets" belonging to Hamas including "anti-tank grenade launch sites (…), tunnel entrances and military sites". These tunnels, whose network extends under an entire part of Gaza, are strategic for the Islamist group taking refuge there and their destruction is just as much for Israel.

The IDF aims to attack the underground network: it “can hit them with high-speed bombs.” severity which can be dropped from a plane and which will go deep and explode at the same time. about ten meters deep" and on the ground it is the bulldozers which could be used, according to General Jérôme Pellistrandi when questioned about the situation. by BFMTV. For the moment, Israel does not communicate on the presence of bulldozers, but assures that tanks are still present everywhere. inside the enclave, especially in the north of the Gaza Strip.

In addition to air strikes, there are also clashes on the ground. The Israeli army cites in particular “fierce fighting against Hamas terrorists”; in a press release published this October 31. Seeking also boasted Following its military successes, Hamas claims to have targeted "two armored vehicles" and "annihilated" an Israeli force in an ambush thanks to his mastery of the terrain.

When can we hope for a ceasefire?

While calls to ceasefires are increasing, with the UN regularly calling for an “immediate humanitarian ceasefire”; which would make it possible to quickly and effectively provide the aid that the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip need, the Israeli Prime Minister assured, Monday, October 30, that the host state would respond quickly and efficiently. breu will not give in.

"Just as the United States would not agree to a ceasefire after the bombing of Pearl Harbor or after the 9/11 terrorist attack, Israel would not “Won't accept a cessation of hostilities with Hamas after the horrific attacks of October 7,” said Hamas. Monday evening Benjamin Netanyahu. And anyone who judges that such a choice would be equivalent to give in in the face of "barbarism" Hamas added: "There is a time for peace and a time for war." 

For its part, the White House reaffirmed ; his position Monday evening regarding a ceasefire. Saying they are in favor of “Temporary and localized humanitarian pauses”, Washington however judged that a ceasefire was "not the right answer at the moment". For the United States, this would especially benefit Hamas.

Tuesday October 31, calls to However, a ceasefire has emerged. of the community 85 Jewish figures – teachers, academics, activists, trade unionists and others – have demanded the right to justice. in a column published in Lib&eac;ration"the immediate cessation of Israeli bombings and the withdrawal of Israeli armed forces from Gaza,"the lifting of the blockade and siege of Gaza" and "international sanctions against the Israeli state". And they add: "We understand and share the pain and fear felt by many Jews in France following the war crimes of Hamas. (…) But this pain cannot justify wholesale ethnic cleansing; Gaza. The continuation of the war and occupation will bring neither peace nor the return of the hostages."

THE Context

The war between Israel and Hamas began on October 7, 2023 with a surprise and massive strike launched by the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas on the Jewish state. Many fighters carried out incursions near the Gaza Strip border while airstrikes were carried out. launched. These attacks terrorist character gave place at scenes of horror and massacres in several Jewish kibbutzim in Israel.

Israel ordered responded in the hours following the attack before imposing the siege of Gaza on Monday, October 9. The same day, the Israeli army announced that it would having regained control of the border with the Gaza Strip. Since then it seems to be preparing a ground attack on Palestinian territory.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116