A Palestinian child injured in an Israeli strike is treated at Nasser Hospital in Khan Younes, in the southern Gaza Strip, November 18, 2023.
Strikes are also taking place in the south of the Gaza Strip. During the night from Friday to Saturday, a bombing left 26 dead in the town of Khan Younès, according to the director of the Nasser hospital.
According to UNRWA, 70% of the population does not have access to drinking water in the south of the territory, where sewage has begun to flow into the streets, water stations and water stations. purification having stopped working due to lack of fuel.
Since October 9, the territory has been under a complete siege by Israel, which has cut off deliveries of food, water, electricity and medicine.
In Israel, relatives of some 240 people kidnapped on the day of the Hamas attack arrived in Jerusalem on Saturday after several days of walking to maintain pressure on their government and demand the release of the hostages.
Bring them home, now. All of them proclaimed in the middle of a sea of Israeli flags the demonstrators who left Tel Aviv on Tuesday.
The White House said on Saturday continue to work hard to reach an agreement between Israel and Hamas on the hostages.
We have not yet reached an agreement, but we continue to work hard in this direction, wrote on X (ex-Twitter) the spokesperson for the National Security Council of the White House, Adrienne Watson, denying information from the Washington Post according to which an agreement providing for the release of hostages in exchange for a five-day pause in the fighting had been concluded between the belligerents.
In an article published by the same daily, US President Joe Biden called on Saturday for a future reunification of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip under a revitalized Palestinian Authority, and threatened to take action. Ban U.S. visas on extremist settlers who attack civilians in the West Bank. this violence must be held accountable, he wrote.