The World Health Organization said on Saturday that it had lost communication with its contacts in Al-Shifa Hospital in northern Gaza. It also expressed “grave concerns” for the safety of everyone trapped there by the fighting while calling for an immediate ceasefire as the war between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas enters its sixth week. Read our live blog for all the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT+1).
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Key developments from Saturday, November 11:
Arab and Muslim leaders rejected Israel’s “self-defence” claims in Gaza and called for an immediate ceasefire at an emergency joint Islamic-Arab summit on the Gaza crisis in Riyadh.
Doctors Without Borders said it was “extremely concerned” about patients and medical staff at Gaza City’s Al-Shifa Hospital, which lost electricity on Saturday, endangering the lives of patients, according to the hospital director.
Around 300,000 people attended a Palestinian solidarity rally in London, which passed peacefully despite clashes between right-wing counter-protesters and police before the rally. Thousands of demonstrators also took to the streets in Paris, Marseille and other French cities.
Nearly 200,000 people fled from northern Gaza to the enclave’s southern districts in the past three days, the Israeli army said Saturday.
More than 11,000 people, including more than 4,500 children, have been killed in Gaza since the start of the war, according to the health ministry in Hamas-run Gaza. The official death toll of the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel is 1,200.
(FRANCE 24 with AFP, AP and Reuters)