Today is the 22nd day of the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas. Meanwhile, for the third consecutive day on Friday, the Israeli Army (IDF) entered the Gaza Strip with tanks and targeted Hamas positions. According to Israel, Palestinians have claimed that during this period Israeli soldiers also had an encounter with Hamas fighters. Hamas also said that Israeli troops had attacked the areas of Beit Hanoun and Burij in Gaza.
The IDF has said that they are increasing ground attacks in Gaza. Even during air strikes, underground bases of Hamas are being specifically targeted. Due to the attack, communication has been disrupted in the Gaza area and the internet has been shut down. About 23 lakh people have been cut off from the world.
Resolution passed for ceasefire in UN
Earlier, a resolution to stop the Israel-Hamas war was passed in the UN General Assembly at 2 pm on Friday night (Indian time). 120 votes were cast in favor of the proposal, while 14 countries voted in opposition. 45 countries including India did not vote.
America and Israel voted against this resolution. Israeli Ambassador Gilad Erdan said at the UN meeting in New York, ‘We will not sit idly by allowing Hamas to commit such atrocities. Israel has the right to defend itself. This right is meant to ensure that such atrocities are never repeated. This will happen only when Hamas is completely destroyed.
Why did India distance itself from the UN resolution?
After the war started, during a phone conversation with Netanyahu, PM Modi had said that we are against all types of terrorism. The people of India are with Israel in this difficult time. According to foreign affairs expert and ORF researcher Kabir Taneja, the Indian government’s diplomacy in the last 10 years has been against terrorism. PM Narendra Modi’s statement is part of that diplomacy.
Taneja believes that India still has the same stand regarding Palestine as it did during the time of Indira or other governments. India supports two state solution to solve this problem. Even amidst the war, India sent essential goods to help the Palestinians. This is the reason why India distanced itself from the UN resolution.
Israel said- Hamas’ main base below Al-Shifa Hospital
Meanwhile, citing the military, Israeli media CAN said that there are more than 200 hostages in Hamas captivity. Of these, 30 are children. The age of 20 people is more than 60 years. According to Al Jazeera, a 12-year-old child is in captivity. His mother said- Many members of my family were killed. Hamas fighters took away my son. Some videos of prisoners went viral. My son was seen among them. Glad to see him. He is alive.
Here, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) says that the main operation base of Hamas is beneath Gaza’s largest Al Shifa Hospital. IDF has released the satellite image related to this. IDF spokesperson said- We have evidence that hundreds of fighters are hiding in the hospital. Fighters use tunnels to reach these bases.
Ceasefire talks between Israel and Hamas under the mediation of Qatar
According to Al Jazeera, ceasefire and prisoner swap agreement are being negotiated between Israel and Hamas under the mediation of Qatar. Earlier, Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdullahian had said in the UN General Assembly in New York on October 26 – Hamas is ready to release the hostages, but then the whole world should support the release of 6 thousand Palestinians imprisoned in Israel. . He had said-Hamas has told us that it is ready to release the civilians held hostage. Iran, along with Qatar and Turkey, is ready to play its role in this humanitarian work.
Journalist Shirin Abu Aqleh memorial destroyed in Israeli army raid
Israeli army raids in Palestinian occupied West Bank. During this time, journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh memorial was destroyed. This memorial was near Jenin refugee camp. Shirin died last year i.e. on 11 May 2022 during the Israeli raid. Shirin was hit by a bullet during that firing. The Israeli Army was accused of murder.
At the same time, two days ago, an Al Jazeera reporter lost his family in Israel’s bombing on Gaza. Arabic language bureau chief Wael al-Dahdu was living in the Nusret refugee camp in central Gaza. His wife, son, daughter and an infant grandson were killed in the attack. About 30 journalists have lost their lives in the Israel-Hamas war. A journalist named Roshdi Sairaj was killed in an Israeli airstrike on October 22 in Gaza city. A few days ago, a video journalist of the news agency ‘Reuters’ had died.
UN said- Gaza is being strangled
The UN says that Gaza is not being given as much help as it needs. Gaza is being strangled. So far only 84 trucks have arrived with relief material. This is very less for the 23 lakh people living there.
Here, the World Health Organization (WHO) said – There is a shortage of fuel in the hospitals of Gaza. Here 12 big hospitals require 94 thousand liters of fuel every day. Due to lack of fuel, it is becoming difficult to treat people. There are thousand patients undergoing dialysis and 130 children are premature babies. They need immediate treatment.
5 Hamas commanders killed in Israeli attack
The Israeli army said on October 26 that it had killed five senior Hamas commanders. These include Shadi Barood, deputy head of Hamas Intelligence. He worked closely with Yahya Sinwar, the leader of the political wing of Hamas that attacks Israel.
Missile falls in Egypt’s Taba city, 6 injured
According to a news report, a missile fell near a medical facility in Egypt’s Red Sea resort city of Taba, near the Israeli border, injuring six people. However, it is not yet clear whether the missile was war related or it happened due to some wrong testing.
The US on Thursday carried out an airstrike on Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps bases in Syria. America called it revenge for the attacks on their forces in Iraq and Syria. American officials said that this attack was ordered by President Biden, so that America could send the message that it will not tolerate attacks on its military.
Hamas has 5 lakh liters of fuel
The Israeli army has claimed that Hamas has 5 lakh liters of fuel. IDF said-Hamas has hidden it in Gaza itself. Hamas-ISIS steal this fuel from civilians and transport it to their tunnels, rocket launchers and leaders.
The army said that the people of Gaza should complain about fuel shortage not to Israel but to Hamas. Fuel should be sought from them only. In fact, amid the war, there are continuous reports of fuel running out from Gaza.
Israel’s Operation ‘Swords of Iron’ against ‘Al-Aqsa Flood’
Hamas has named its operation against Israel ‘Al-Aqsa Flood’. In response, the Israeli army started ‘Swords of Iron’ operation against Hamas.
Hamas military commander Mohammed Deif had said – This attack is revenge for Israel’s desecration of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Actually, Israeli police had thrown grenades at Al-Aqsa Mosque in April 2023.