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Israel Palestine Conflict Live Updates: "Don't Repeat Mistakes US Made In Rage After 9/11," Biden Tells Israel

Israel Palestine Conflict Live Updates: While Palestinian authorities pinned the blamed on Israel's ruthless ongoing retaliation, Israel claimed Hamas-supported Islamic Jihad misfired a rocket that landed on the hospital.

Israel Palestine Conflict Live Updates: 'Don't Repeat Mistakes US Made In Rage After 9/11,' Biden Tells Israel

Israel Palestine War Live Updates: Biden said he was "outraged and deeply saddened by the explosion"

US President Joe Biden arrived in Israel today hours after a horrific explosion at a hospital in Gaza reportedly killed nearly 500 people on Tuesday as the conflict between Israel and Palestine continues to escalate.The deadly explosion received global condemnation even as both Palestine and Israel traded blame over it. While Palestinian authorities pinned the blamed on Israel's ruthless ongoing retaliation, Israel claimed Hamas-supported Islamic Jihad misfired a rocket that landed on the hospital.

Here are the LIVE updates on Israel-Palestine Conflict:

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Oct 19, 2023 05:49 (IST)
"Killing More Palestinians Will Never Make Israel More Secure": Palestine's UN Ambassador
Palestine's Ambassador to the United Nations, Riyan Mansour, has slammed Israel, stating that killing more Palestinians will never make Israel more secure as he held the country responsible for the occupation of their land.

During an emergency session at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Wednesday, Mansour emphasized, "For 75 years now, Israel has explained, brazenly justified how it had to dispossess us, how it had to occupy our land, how it had to kill our people, all in full impunity."
Oct 19, 2023 04:06 (IST)
Israel Conducts Raid On Syrian Government Position In South: Report
The Israeli government carried out a raid on a Syrian government position in the war-torn country's south, a war monitoring NGO said on Wednesday.

"Sounds of explosions rang out in the province of Quneitra after an Israeli strike against a Syrian army position," said the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights NGO, which has a vast network of sources in the country. 

The sound of explosions also rang out in the Golan Heights, the NGO said, without specifying their source.
Oct 19, 2023 04:02 (IST)
Amid War, UK PM Rishi Sunak To Visit Israel Today
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will arrive in Israel on Thursday and meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Isaac Herzog, before travelling on to other regional capitals, his office said.
Oct 19, 2023 03:41 (IST)
Biden To Address Nation Today On Israel-Hamas War, Ukraine
US President Joe Biden will give a speech from the Oval Office on Thursday about the conflict between Israel and Hamas and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the White House said Wednesday.
Oct 19, 2023 02:34 (IST)
Biden Says Egypt To Open Gaza Crossing For Up To 20 Aid Trucks
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has agreed to open the Rafah crossing into Gaza to allow a first batch of humanitarian aid trucks through, US President Joe Biden said Wednesday.

"He agreed to... let up to 20 trucks through to begin with," Biden told reporters after calling Sisi from Air Force One while returning from a visit to Israel, where he was showing solidarity after the October 7 Hamas attacks.
Oct 19, 2023 00:01 (IST)
Hamas May Use Crypto To Finance Another Tragedy, Warn US Lawmakers
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging the Biden administration to swiftly crack down on the use of cryptocurrencies by Hamas and its affiliates following the Palestinian terrorist group's deadly attack in Israel earlier this month.

105 lawmakers expressed "grave concern" that Hamas and an affiliated group called Palestinian Islamic Jihad were using digital assets to fund their operations and evade US sanctions. Read here 
Oct 18, 2023 23:59 (IST)
Pro-Palestine Protests Should Be Banned Case By Case: French Court
France's highest administrative court stated on Wednesday that pro-Palestinian protests must be banned on a case-by-case basis, while upholding the validity of an instruction from the French interior minister banning all pro-Palestinian protests.

In a note sent to regional police authorities, dated Oct. 12, the interior minister had ordered that "pro-Palestinian protests, because they are likely to generate disturbances to public order, must be banned".

The appeal on the blanket ban instruction was brought by the organisation Comite Action Palestine, arguing that a total and absolute ban is not justified and encroaches on freedom of expression and assembly.
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Oct 18, 2023 23:53 (IST)
Protesters Near US Embassy In Lebanon Sprayed With Water Cannon, Teargas
Lebanese security forces used teargas and water cannon to repel scores of protesters demonstrating on Wednesday near the US embassy in Beirut.

The United States has been targeted for criticism across the region for pledging ironclad support for Israel. 

Demonstrators were prevented from reaching the embassy's boundary by barricades blocking roads hundreds of metres (yards) from the mission in a north Beirut suburb.
Oct 18, 2023 22:22 (IST)
Saudi Urges Citizens To Leave Lebanon "Immediately"

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday called for all citizens to leave Lebanon "immediately" as tensions mount along Lebanon's southern border with Israel.

The Gulf kingdom's embassy in Beirut said it was "closely following the developments" in southern Lebanon, where at least 18 people have been killed in exchanges of fire between Hezbollah and Palestinian militants on one side and Israel on the other.

Oct 18, 2023 21:39 (IST)
US Vetoes UN Security Council Resolution On Israel-Hamas War

  • The United States vetoed a UN Security Council resolution on Wednesday calling for a "humanitarian pause" in the raging Israel-Hamas conflict as the text did not respect Israel's right to defend itself, the US ambassador said.
  • Twelve out of 15 Council members voted in favor of the resolution put forward by Brazil and negotiated over several days, while Russia and the United Kingdom abstained.
  • The United States was the only vote against, but as one of the body's five permanent members its vote counts as a veto.

Oct 18, 2023 21:30 (IST)
"Errant Rocket Fired By Terrorist Group" Struck Gaza Hospital, Says Biden
US President Joe Biden said Tuesday that an "errant rocket" fired by a "terrorist group" caused a devastating explosion at a Gaza hospital that left hundreds dead.
Oct 18, 2023 21:13 (IST)
"Imagery, Intercepts" Show Israel Not Behind Gaza Hospital Strike, Says US
Gaza Hospital Attack: US intelligence based on aerial images and intercepted communications shows Israel was not to blame for a strike on a Gaza hospital that killed hundreds, the White House said Wednesday.
Oct 18, 2023 20:28 (IST)
Israel Agreed To Let Aid Into Gaza "As Soon As Possible": Joe Biden
US President Joe Biden said Wednesday that Israel has agreed to allow aid into the impoverished Gaza Strip even as it wages a military campaign in response to Hamas attacks.

"Israel agreed the humanitarian assistance can begin to move from Egypt to Gaza," Joe Biden said on a visit to Israel, adding that the United States was working with partners to get "trucks moving across the border as soon as possible".

Oct 18, 2023 20:26 (IST)
"Don't Repeat Mistakes US Made In Rage After 9/11," Biden Tells Israel

US President Joe Biden cautioned Israelis not to be blinded by rage after suffering their deadliest ever attack, warning that the United States made mistakes after September 11.

"I caution this while you feel that rage, don't be consumed by it. After 9/11, we were enraged in the United States. While we sought justice and got justice we also made mistakes," Joe Biden said on a visit to Tel Aviv. Read here

Oct 18, 2023 20:25 (IST)
Egypt's Sisi Rejects Gaza Refugee Influx, Blames Israel For Aid Block
Egypt's president said Wednesday he would not allow any mass influx of refugees from Gaza, saying it would set a precedent for "the displacement of Palestinians from the West Bank into Jordan".
Oct 18, 2023 19:46 (IST)
Biden Says US "Defense Data" Shows Israel Not Behind Gaza Hospital Strike
President Joe Biden said Wednesday he had seen "data" from the US Defense Department backing his assertion that Palestinian terrorists, not Israel, were to blame for a devastating strike on a Gaza hospital. Read here 

Oct 18, 2023 19:43 (IST)
Israel Troops Kill 2 Palestinian Teens In West Bank Amid Gaza Anger
Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinian teenagers near Ramallah in the West Bank on Wednesday after protests against Israel's bombing of the Gaza Strip, Palestinian officials said.

The deaths brought the toll of Palestinians killed in the latest flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence to at least 64 in the West Bank, a sharp uptick in fatal clashes with the army and settlers.
Oct 18, 2023 19:39 (IST)
Iran President Says US Accomplice In Israel "Crimes"

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi on Wednesday accused the United States of being an accomplice in Israeli "crimes" after a rocket struck a hospital complex in Gaza, killing hundreds of people.

"The people of the world consider America to be an accomplice in the crimes of the Zionist regime," Ebrahim Raisi told thousands of people who had gathered for a rally in central Tehran in solidarity with the Palestinians.
Oct 18, 2023 19:30 (IST)
Israel war, Gaza Attack, Hamas, Palestine: 63 Injured During Anti Israel-Protest In Turkey's Capital Istanbul
Dozens of people, including police officers, were injured during anti-Israel protests in Istanbul after a deadly strike on a hospital in the Gaza Strip, authorities said Wednesday.
Oct 18, 2023 19:25 (IST)
Turkey To Declare 3 Days' Mourning Over Gaza Hospital Strike
Turkey will declare three days' mourning over a deadly strike on a hospital in war-torn Gaza that killed hundreds, a Turkish official told AFP on Wednesday.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a fervent supporter of the Palestinian cause, has accused Israel of "striking a hospital sheltering women, children and innocent civilians" and urged the world to stop the tragedy in Gaza. 
Oct 18, 2023 18:01 (IST)
Turkey Says "Nothing Concrete For Now" In Talks With Hamas On Hostages
  • Turkey is in talks with Hamas to secure the release of hostages it seized in Israel and took to Gaza, but there "is nothing concrete" for now, Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan said. 
  • "Talks, work on the prisoner swap continue. There are talks and meetings held through intelligence units, but, in the heat of the first days, it was not possible to create a framework for this," Mr Fidan said. 
  • Officials say Hamas has nearly 200 hostages in Gaza.
  • Hakan Fidan added that other countries, namely Qatar, were also engaged in talks with Hamas leaders, who are currently in Qatar.
Oct 18, 2023 17:51 (IST)
Several Germans Killed By Hamas, Says Berlin Official
A single-digit number of German nationals are believed to have "fallen victim to Hamas terror," the German foreign ministry spokesman Christian Wagner told a regular press briefing, without giving further details.

He added that Berlin would officially confirm the deaths only once relatives had been informed.

Oct 18, 2023 17:48 (IST)
"Day Of Rage": Protests Erupt In Arab Countries After Gaza Hospital Strike
A Gaza hospital strike that killed at least 200 people has unleashed a torrent of condemnation across the Arab world, with even allies blaming Israel for the attack, despite its denials.
Oct 18, 2023 17:46 (IST)
Gaza Death Count Rises To 3,478, Says Hamas

At least 3,478 people have been killed in the Gaza Strip since Israel began bombarding the coastal enclave, the Hamas-controlled health ministry said Wednesday.

More than 12,000 others have been wounded in Israel's response to a brutal assault launched by Hamas militants on Israel on October 7.

Oct 18, 2023 16:45 (IST)
"Stop Attacks On Healthcare Facilities": WHO After Gaza Hospital Strike
The World Health Organization on Wednesday urged against any attacks on healthcare centres, a day after a Gaza hospital strike that killed at least 200 people.

"We call... at a minimum to stop any attacks on healthcare facilities," the head of the WHO's European branch, Hans Kluge, told AFP in an interview. 

Oct 18, 2023 16:39 (IST)
"Wait For The Facts": Britain On Gaza Hospital Strike
British foreign minister James Cleverly on Wednesday urged people to wait for the facts about a blast at a hospital in Gaza and said too many people had already jumped to conclusions.
Oct 18, 2023 16:21 (IST)
Israel Tells Citizens To Leave Turkey "As Soon As Possible"
Israel has told its citizens to leave Turkey immediately amid fears of reprisal attacks after a deadly strike on a hospital in the Gaza Strip, a consular spokesperson confirmed to AFP Wednesday.

"All Israelis staying in Turkey must leave as soon as possible," Israel's National Security Council announced late on Tuesday.

Oct 18, 2023 14:33 (IST)
Russia Calls Gaza Hospital Blast 'Crime'
Russia said that the blast at a Gaza hospital compound that health officials said killed hundreds of people was a "crime" and an "act of dehumanisation". "Regarding our assessment, we certainly qualify such an act as a crime, as an act of dehumanisation," foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, without saying who she thought was responsible.
Oct 18, 2023 14:29 (IST)
"Take Only One Side": Pope's Message Amid Israel-Palestine Conflict
Pope Francis deplored the "desperate" situation in Gaza on Wednesday as he urged the faithful to take "only one side" in the Israel-Hamas conflict, the side "of peace. War does not solve any problem, it only sows death and destruction, increases hatred, multiplies revenge. War erases the future. I urge believers to take only one side in this conflict, that of peace, but not with words but with prayer and total dedication," he said.
Oct 18, 2023 13:44 (IST)
"Deeply Shocked At Tragic Loss Of Lives": PM Modi On Gaza Hospital Tragedy

Oct 18, 2023 13:29 (IST)
Situation In Gaza "Spiralling Out Of Control': WHO Chief
The situation in the Gaza Strip is spiralling out of control, the head of the UN health agency warned on Wednesday, following a blast at a hospital that killed hundreds of people. "The situation in #Gaza is spiralling out of control," the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on X.

Oct 18, 2023 13:23 (IST)
BREAKING: US President Joe Biden Lands In Israel
Oct 18, 2023 13:07 (IST)
Unprecedented Anger: Protests Erupt In Lebanon After Gaza Hospital Attack
Lebanon's Hezbollah denounced what the group said was Israel's deadly attack on a Gaza hospital and called for "a day of unprecedented anger" on Wednesday, as protests erupted outside the U.S. embassy in Beirut just hours after the incident.
Oct 18, 2023 12:59 (IST)
BREAKING: Antony Blinken Calls Palestine President Abbas To Offer Condolences For Hospital Deaths
Blinken calls Abbas to offer condolences for hospital deaths: US State Department

Oct 18, 2023 12:59 (IST)
BREAKING: Antony Blinken Calls Palestine President Abbas To Offer Condolences For Hospital Deaths
Blinken calls Abbas to offer condolences for hospital deaths: US State Department

Oct 18, 2023 12:00 (IST)
Israel Says Aid For Palestinians To Be Available In South Gaza
The Israeli military said on Wednesday that humanitarian aid would be made available to Palestinians who flee Gaza City southward. "Al-Mawasi is where international #HumanitarianAid will be provided as needed," the post said.

Oct 18, 2023 11:23 (IST)
Israel Defence Forces Release Video Claiming Failed Rocket Hit Gaza Hospital

Oct 18, 2023 11:11 (IST)
"Too Many Lives Hang In Balance": UN Chief's Ceasefire Call

Oct 18, 2023 10:49 (IST)
Day 12 Of Israel-Palestine War: 500 killed In Gaza Hospital Bombing Sparking Global Outrage

Oct 18, 2023 10:48 (IST)
"Collective Punishment Of Palestinians": UN Chief On Israel's Retaliation
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday that attacks by militant group Hamas on Israel did not justify the "collective punishment" of Palestinians, and called for an immediate ceasefire.
Oct 18, 2023 10:17 (IST)
Israel-Palestine Conflict: US Allows Staff To Leave Lebanon Embassy
The United States authorized non-essential personnel and their families to leave their embassy near Beirut on Tuesday, citing the unpredictable security situation in Lebanon due to the Israel-Hamas war.
Oct 18, 2023 10:15 (IST)
Israel-Palestine Conflict: Foreigners Killed Or Missing Amid War
United States: 31 dead, 13 missing
Thailand: 30 dead, 17 hostages
About 30,000 Thais work in Israel, most in the agricultural sector, according to government figures. 
Oct 18, 2023 09:44 (IST)
Israel-Palestine Conflict: UN Chief Calls For "Immediate Ceasefire"
UN's Guterres calls for 'immediate humanitarian ceasefire' in Israel-Hamas conflict

Oct 18, 2023 08:59 (IST)
Judgment Day Looms For Israel's Netanyahu As Palestine Conflict Spirals
The shock October 7 massacre by Hamas gunmen has rallied Israelis to one another. But there is little love shown for a government being widely accused of dropping the country's guard and engulfing it in a Gaza war that is rattling the region.
Oct 18, 2023 07:51 (IST)
Biden To Ask "Tough Questions" In Meeting With Israel PM: White House
US President Joe Biden will pose "tough questions" in meetings with Israeli leaders during a Middle East trip that has been upended by a strike on a Gaza hospital on Tuesday in which hundreds of Palestinians were killed.
Oct 18, 2023 07:40 (IST)
Israel-Palestine Conflict Live: US issues "Do Not Travel" Advisory For Lebanon
The US State Department raised its travel alert for Lebanon to "do not travel," citing the security situation related to rocket, missile, and artillery exchanges between Israel and Hezbollah. The State Department authorized the voluntary, temporary departure of family members of US government personnel and some non-emergency personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Beirut because of the unpredictable security situation in Lebanon.

Oct 18, 2023 06:59 (IST)
Israel Hamas War Gaza Hospital Attack Al-Ahli al-Arabi UN Chief Antonio Guterres
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres condemned the Gaza hospital explosion incident and said that he is "horrified" by the killings of Palestinian civilians.
Oct 18, 2023 06:59 (IST)
Israel-Palestine Conflict Live: Over 500 Killed In Gaza Hospital Attack: Report
A health ministry spokesman, Ashraf Al-Qudra, told news agency Reuters on on Wednesday that hundreds were killed and rescue workers were still removing bodies from the rubble. In the first hours after the blast, a Gaza civil defence chief said 300 people were killed, while health ministry sources put the figure at 500.
Oct 18, 2023 06:51 (IST)
Gaza Hospital Attack: Biden Says He Is "Outraged And Deeply Saddened" By Gaza Hospital Attack
US President Joe Biden said Tuesday he was "outraged and deeply saddened" by a deadly explosion at a Gaza hospital.