Close to 6,000 people reportedly have died in Gaza after two weeks of conflict between Israel and Hamas as the humanitarian situation is getting more dire.
It was described as the bloodiest night. More than 700 people were killed over a 24-hour period beginning Monday, according to the Hamas-run health ministry.
Meanwhile, Israel says it launched some 400 airstrikes striking command centers and a tunnel used by the militants. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated that his country has a right to defend itself.
Joining the discussion:
- Hanan Ashrawi is a Palestinian leader and former peace negotiator.
- Anya Parampil is a journalist.
- Dan Arbell is a Scholar-in-Residence at American University.
- Joel Rubin is a former U.S. Assistant Deputy Secretary of State.
#UPDATE French President Emmanuel Macron, on a solidarity visit to Israel after the October 7 attacks, called on Tuesday for Gaza militants Hamas to be added to the targets of an international coalition against the Islamic State group ➡️ https://t.co/wE86Qqqrw3 pic.twitter.com/lZzjYIVhz9
— AFP News Agency (@AFP) October 24, 2023
Doctors in Gaza say patients arriving at hospitals are showing signs of disease caused by overcrowding and poor sanitation after more than 1.4 million people fled their homes for temporary shelters under Israel's heaviest-ever bombardment https://t.co/7MnVY7q5Rx pic.twitter.com/E6bfYBkshp
— Reuters (@Reuters) October 24, 2023