Arab leaders are meeting in Saudi Arabia on Saturday for a joint summit that is expected to underline the urgency of ending Israel’s attacks on Gaza before the conflict ignites the region, as the war between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas reaches its fifth week. Follow our live blog for all the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT+1).
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Key developments from Friday, November 10:
The WHO said on Friday that 20 hospitals in Gaza were now out of action. The biggest hospital in the Gaza Strip was coming under bombardment on Friday, the World Health Organization said, adding that 20 hospitals in the Palestinian enclave were now out of action entirely.
US President Joe Biden said on Friday that humanitarian pauses were ‘a step in the right direction’. Israel has agreed to humanitarian “pauses” in its offensive on Hamas in Gaza after pressure from the US, said Biden, welcoming “a step in the right direction”.
Health officials in the Hamas-run enclave said on Friday that more than 11,078 people, including 4,506 children, have been killed since the start of Israel’s military operation. The number of wounded has rised to 27,490, according to the Gaza health ministry.
(FRANCE 24 with AFP, AP & Reuters)