כוחות צה״ל ממשיכים לפעול באופן ממוקד בחלק ממרחב בית החולים שיפאא' בו הם סורקים אחר תשתיות ואמצעי טרור של ארגון הטרור חמאס.
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— דובר צה״ל דניאל הגרי – Daniel Hagari (@IDFSpokesperson) November 15, 2023
The use of drones denounced by Gazans
The attack on the Al-Shifa hospital, contrary to international law which requires the sparing of civilian and medical structures, is difficult to carry out. to defend, even for Israel's allies. The United States, which also believes that Hamas uses the Al-Shifa hospital as a military base, assures that they "have not not given green light for operations around Al-Shifa hospital" and that they have "always been" very clear […] on the importance of minimizing civilian casualties. These statements by the spokesperson for the Security Council National security allows the United States to clear itself without really condemning the Israeli attack. On the side Frenchman, Emmanuel Macron said he condemned “with the greatest firmness” the bombing of civilian infrastructure, including the hospital, during a trip to Switzerland Wednesday. Earlier, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had reminded us of the situation. the rules of international law and estimated that the Palestinian population did not have “to pay for Hamas' crimes.
Furthermore, the battles fought, which have nothing conventional, also integrate weapons up to that point. not deployed this level of intensity. Several witnesses and corroborating sources indicate on social networks that they have seen drones flying at high speed. low altitude and capable of firing at low altitudes. live bullets. Doctors at Al-Ahli Arabi Hospital claim to have “treated” more than twenty patients hit in the torso or neck by Israeli quadcopter drones flying at high speed low altitude".
The UN, which is outraged by the situation, denounces again a "carnage" after the attack on Al-Shifa hospital, but others are more virulent about it. with regard to Israel. The Palestinian Foreign Ministry speaks of “actions that [blatantly violate] international law.” And Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who broke all contact with the Israeli Prime Minister, even qualified Israel as a "terrorist state" after the raid on the hospital. On Thursday, the head of European diplomacy called on him to the Jewish state “not to let itself be consumed by rage”, during its visit to a kibbutz targeted during the Hamas attack on October 7 last.
The release of hostages in negotiations
The fate of the hostages held by Hamas remains at the heart of discussions. Israel has also mentioned the possible presence of hostages in the basements of Al-Shifa hospital. "We have certain elements but I cannot verify them. veer" said the French-speaking IDF spokesperson, Olivier Rafowicz, on the set of BFMTV, November 15. "clues" of the passage of hostages through the basements of another hospital in the Gaza Strip have already been investigated. Summer mentioned by the IDF in a video published on November 14 on X (former Twitter). Hamas denounced a "bad staging".
Negotiations are still underway, but an agreement is slow. come. Tuesday, November 14 in the evening, the families of the hostages demanded à what the Israeli power "approves an agreement [in] the evening" same. "We know that a decision can be made this evening," in a press release while they have started a five-day march between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to put pressure on the leaders.
Families of hostages urge Israeli government 'not to block deal' while the Jewish State was destroyed. accused to "procrastinate" “Israel "claimed" the release of 100 hostages, we informed mediation that we could release the hostages if we obtained a five-day truce (i.e. a ceasefire and the passage of aid to all “our people everywhere in the Gaza Strip), but the enemy is procrastinating,” said Hamas. the spokesperson for the Hamas brigades, Abou Obeida. Other conditions would be mentioned in the discussions, notably the release of around ten hostages in exchange for that of "200 children and 75 women" incarcerated by Israel.
The Israeli Prime Minister, however, indicated in an interview given to the NBC on the night of November 12 to 13 that there "could be" an agreement on the release of the hostages. The head of government, however, refused to give the details, believing that “the less [he] talks about it, the more [he] increases[ a] the chances of this coming to fruition. The Israeli military estimates that 239 people have been held by Hamas since the October 7 attack.
On November 16, the Israeli army announced that it would having discovered the body of one of the Hamas hostages in proximity from Al-Shifa Hospital, targeted at by an IDF raid the day before. That same day, the Israeli army assured having discovered "images relating to the hostages" on computers at Al-Shifa hospital. At the same time, the Thai government affirmed that having received reassuring news from Hamas regarding its 25 hostages. “Except”, however, they can only be released if a ceasefire is declared.
The results of the war
The toll of the war taking place across the country Gaza is difficult to get to Since the figures provided by Hamas cannot be independently verified and therefore distinguished from propaganda. According to the latest assessment from the Ministry of Health; Hamas press release Wednesday, November 15, 11,500 people were visited. killed in the Gaza Strip, including more than 4,710 children, since the start of the conflict on October 7. The Palestinian movement also reported more than 29,800 injured, specifying that dozens of bodies currently litter the streets of the north of the Gaza Strip and could not, according to it, not be recovered nor recorded by the emergency services, they being targeted by the Israeli army when they try to approach them. ;Questioned on this assessment, the spokesperson for the Pentagon admitted that, concerning civilian victims at agrave; Gaza, “you have to count in thousands.”
On the side Israeli, the results of the Hamas attack of October 7 were on the other hand reviewed again the drop, Friday November 10, going from 1,400 to 1,200 dead. According to the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, after identification of the bodies, it appears that many of them belonged to Hamas men. Before that, the Israeli army had also specified that 46 soldiers had died since the attack on October 7, according to its latest report.
Among the victims, we must also count the hostages held by Hamas and whose The number would be between 200 and 250. There are 239 according to the Israeli army. According to an estimate by Times of Israel, around 180 hostages are being held by Hamas, 40 by Palestinian Islamic Jihad and around twenty by several local organizations.
Forty French people dead in Israelë l
Forty French people were killed in Israel during Hamas attacks on October 7, according to the report communicated by the Prime Minister, Élisabeth Borne, Monday November 6. It also has eight missing nationals. "It is now confirmed “that some of them are hostages of Hamas,” Hamas said. the government on November 6.
Paris ensures that it will do everything possible to save the hostages and repatriate nationals who wish to do so. The Quai d'Orsay announced on November 14 that in total, 112 French people were able to be there. so far evacuated from the Gaza Strip. "This assessment marks the end of a first phase of our evacuation operations, which allowed almost all of them of our compatriots wishing to leave Gaza to do so,” said the ministry spokesperson in a press release, specifying that these people had been able to be evacuated via the post-border from Rafah which leads to Egypt.
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, she has launched a ground attack on Palestinian territory.