Do you want to quickly catch up on the latest news? Here are the most important stories from Tuesday 10th October 2023.
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1. Israel declares war against Hamas following deadly attack
Israel vowed to take “mighty revenge” after Hamas attacks over the weekend killed 900 people — most civilians. On Monday, the Israeli military announced that it had imposed a complete blockade on Gaza and called up 360,000 reservists. This move could be interpreted as a warning that a ground attack is being planned.
Israel has been launching airstrikes on the Gaza Strip since Saturday’s attacks. These are the most destructive bombings in 75 years of war. Gaza officials report that almost 700 Palestinians are dead, and that entire districts have been destroyed. Hamas has warned that it will kill an Israeli hostage each time Israel attacks a Palestinian house without warning.
2. Israel retaliates in Gaza
UN Human Rights chief Volker Türk said in a statement Tuesday that Israel’s retaliatory bombings and “seizes” have targeted Palestinian residential buildings and schools, as well as “premises of the UN relief and works agency, UNRWA (U.N. Palestinian…