Israel Hamas war: Lebanon missile attacks, Gaza water shortage, hostage video, civilians killed

Palestinians look for survivors in buildings destroyed by Israeli airstrikes in Deir el-Balah, southern Gaza Strip
Palestinians look for survivors in buildings destroyed by Israeli airstrikes in Deir el-Balah, southern Gaza Strip Copyright AP Photo/Hassan Eslaiah
By Joshua Askew
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Updates from day 11 of Israel's war with Hamas.



  • US President Joe Biden is expected in Israel on Wednesday
  • Israel has reportedly bombed an area of Gaza to which civilians had previously been told to flee
  • Some 600,000 Gazans have fled the north of the fenced-off territory following Israel's evacuation order. 100,000 are estimated to remain in Gaza City
  • Iran's foreign minister says pro-Iranian groups in the region could soon attack Israel
  • More than 2,800 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli attacks since they began more than a week ago. Overnight airstrikes killed dozens
  • UN aid chief says hospitals in the Gaza Strip are collapsing
  • The King of Jordan has said his country will not take in Palestinian refugees

Euronews's live blog coverage of the Israel-Hamas war has ended for today. Stay with us on air and online for further updates.


Israeli funerals continue after Hamas pogrom

With hostages abducted by Hamas still captive in Gaza, thousands of families in Israel are still mourning those they lost 11 days ago when Hamas militants stormed villages and kibbutzim in a killing spree.

In the picture below, mourners gather around the five coffins of the Kotz family during their funeral today in Gan Yavne. The family was killed by Hamas militants on October 7th at their house in Kibbutz Kfar Azza near the border with the Gaza Strip.

The death toll from the massacre now stands at around 1,400.

AP Photo/Ohad Zwigenberg

Hamas military leader killed in Gaza strike

A strike in the Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza killed a top Hamas commander, Ayman Nofal, the group’s military wing said — the most high-profile militant known to have been killed so far in the war.

Nofal was in charge of Hamas militant activities in the central Gaza Strip and was associated with the creation of the group’s “joint operations” room that coordinated between Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and other militants in the territory.



Hezbollah says its fighters killed in Lebanon

Hezbollah has said four of its operatives have been killed in south Lebanon. 

This brings the death count among fighters belonging to the Iran-backed militant group to nine.

In statements, Hezbollah said its fighters had been killed “performing jihad”. The news came hours after Israel said it killed four infiltrators at the border from Lebanon.


Iran leader warns of uncontrollable Muslim reaction to Israeli attacks 

The Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei warned on Tuesday that if Israel's strikes on Gaza continue nobody will be able to hold Muslim resistance forces back. 

At a meeting in Tehran on Tuesday, he said Muslim nations were angry at Israel for bombing the Palestinian enclave. 

“If these crimes continue, the Muslims and the resistance forces will become impatient, (and) no one would be able to stop them,” he was quoted as saying by the state Tasnim news Agency. 


Gaza death toll tops 3,000 - ministry

At least 3,000 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza since 7 October, according to the Palestinian health ministry. 

More than 12,500 have been wounded in the besieged coastal enclave, it added. 

In the West Bank, 61 Palestinians have been killed, while more than 1,250 have been injured.

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Update: Israel details strike on top Hamas commander 

The Israeli airforce released information about its apparent killing of Ayman Nofal, a senior commander in Hamas. 

It wrote on X: "By virtue of his duties, he directed many terrorist attacks against Israel and the security forces, and he directed the targets of Hamas' rocket fire, specifically targeting areas populated by uninvolved civilians." 

"In the past, he was involved in the production and development of weapons, promoted and was a partner in many terrorist attacks," it added. 

The Israeli airforce added Nofal was "one of the most dominant senior officials" in Hamas, which appears to have confirmed he was killed. 


Saudi Arabia calls for immediate ceasefire

The cabinet of Saudi Arabia has demanded that Israel and Hamas stop fighting right away, according to state media. 

It also urged Israel to lift its siege on the Gaza Strip, which is currently under intense bombardment, and criticised what it called the forced displacement of Palestinians. 

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