Tensions have been heating up in the Middle East after Palestinian militant organization Hamas had launched a surprise attack on Israel with missiles and troops on October 7, 2023.

Israeli government declared a state of war and answered with retaliatory strikes on the Gaza Strip, damaging urban infrastructure and killing civilians.

While world leaders are searching for resolution of the conflict that would ensure long-lasting peace or at least lead to a ceasefire, the crisis has escalated. Over 500 people were killed as a result of a missile strike at al-Ahli Arab hospital in Gaza on Tuesday evening.

The Palestinian authorities blamed the Israel Armed Forces for the attack, while the IDF insist that the attack was carried out by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement.

This move was condemned by international community, including UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres who reminded that medical facilities are protected by humanitarian law and could not be targeted.

Destruction of the hospital sparked outrage in the Middle Eastern countries, whose citizens stormed Israel embassies or rallied against Tel-Aviv and Washington foreign policy.

As hostilities entered the eleventh day, heavy Israeli bombardments on Gaza, from the air, sea and land, have continued almost uninterrupted.

In the last 20 hours (as of 17:30), 192 Palestinians have been killed, bringing the cumulative fatality toll in the Gaza Strip to 3,000, including at least 853 children, according to the Ministry of Health in Gaza (excluding Al Ahli hospital casualties).

Hundreds of additional fatalities are believed to still be trapped under the rubble.

The average water consumption for all needs (drinking, cooking and hygiene) is currently estimated at three liters per day per person in Gaza.

There is increasing water consumption from unsafe sources, placing the population at risk of death or infectious disease outbreak.

Russia Classifies Attack on Hospital in Gaza Strip as Crime and Act of Dehumanization.

Sputnik / Middle East Monitor / ABC Flash Point News 2023.

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18-10-23 05:18

Bombing a Palestinian hospital killing 500 patients ?? the Zionists are exceeding Nazi Germany in atrocities .

No shame- no regrets -no apologies all the symptoms of total evil.

Karl not telling You
Karl not telling You
Reply to  Donnchadh
18-10-23 06:23

The Colombian president compared these actions with Nazi Germany during WW2, but the Israeli ambassador said that antisemitism could not be allowed, so he got expelled back to his political or so-called diplomatic companions in the Middle East..

Lady Shadow
Lady Shadow
18-10-23 06:50

Gaza hospital strike is humanitarian disaster.

Scott Morisson
Scott Morisson
Reply to  Lady Shadow
18-10-23 07:05

I recently watched an interview on the Australian state funded media (ABC) of an Australian man who was building a house amongst the illegal settlements of the Zionist entity.

At one particular point this man was asked a question and retorted the “this land was given to him by God”. Now how ridiculous is that? Since when did God start doling out Palestinian land to Australians that choose to live in a Zionist ghetto?

Use Sixty
Use Sixty
18-10-23 06:59

When the Anglo and Zionist countries go to war, they throw the rule books and human rights out the window. Then these hypocrites start accusing others of doing the same, and they wonder why non-western countries are rapidly abandoning them.