A US Navy warship recently engaged in combat in the northern Red Sea, successfully shooting down three missiles and drones, according to Pentagon officials. While the exact targets of the projectiles remain unknown, they may have been headed towards Israel. This incident occurred amidst ongoing attacks on airbases in Iraq that host US and international troops. Iraqi armed groups with ties to Iran had previously threatened to use missiles and drones against American interests if the US intervened in support of Israel. Stay updated on the latest developments below.
08:13 PM BST – US Senate Passes Resolution in Support of Israel
The US Senate has unanimously passed a resolution expressing support for Israel’s right to defend itself and condemning Hamas’ attacks on civilians. The resolution was co-sponsored by 99 out of 100 senators, with Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky being the only exception.
08:08 PM BST – Russia Criticizes US Veto on UN Resolution
Russia has criticized the US for vetoing a UN Security Council resolution that called for a “humanitarian pause” in the Israel-Hamas conflict. The resolution, put forward by Brazil, received support from 12 out of 15 Council members. Russia’s foreign ministry issued a statement condemning the US veto, stating that it will have significant consequences and hinder efforts to reduce violence against civilians.
07:37 PM BST – Sunak and Bin Salman Acknowledge Loss of Innocent Lives
Following their meeting, UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman acknowledged the “horrific” loss of innocent lives in Israel and Gaza over the past two weeks. Sunak encouraged Saudi Arabia to use its influence to promote stability in the region. They also discussed the need to avoid further escalation, highlighted the importance of humanitarian access to Gaza, and expressed their commitment to upholding regional security.
07:24 PM BST – Sunak Arrives in Saudi Arabia
Rishi Sunak has arrived in Saudi Arabia, where he emphasized the importance of preventing a humanitarian crisis in Gaza following Hamas’ terror attack. Sunak called for regional stability and collaboration to avert any dangerous escalation. More updates on his visit will follow.
07:13 PM BST – Israel Recalls Diplomats from Turkey
As a security precaution, Israel has recalled its diplomats from Turkey and advised Israeli citizens to leave the country. Israel’s National Security Council raised the alert level to four, the highest level, citing increasing “terrorist threats” against Israelis abroad. The recall comes after protesters demonstrated outside Israeli consulates in Istanbul and Ankara following a deadly strike on a Gaza hospital.
07:00 PM BST – Antisemitism Charity Confronted Over Billboards
The Campaign Against Antisemitism revealed that Metropolitan Police officers instructed their volunteers to switch off billboards displaying images of children kidnapped by Hamas. The police claimed that continuing to display the billboards would breach the peace. The officers were present due to a nearby vigil organized by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. The Metropolitan Police has stated that their priority was ensuring the safety of all involved.
06:49 PM BST – Israel Vows Total Annihilation of Hamas
Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant expressed unwavering resolve to annihilate Hamas and its terrorist infrastructure. Speaking to troops, he emphasized the need for the complete destruction of the organization responsible for the current conflict. Gallant assured the troops that they are not alone in their battle and called for continued training.
06:24 PM BST – US Intelligence Estimates Death Toll at Hospital
According to unclassified intelligence assessments obtained by CNN, the US intelligence community estimates that the blast at Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in Gaza led to the deaths of between 100 to 300 individuals. The assessment mentions that the hospital only sustained light structural damage and that the main hospital building remained intact with no impact craters. The US is actively assessing the situation and working to address the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
06:14 PM BST – Palestinian Journalists’ Union Reports 16 Journalist Fatalities
The Palestinian journalists’ union has reported that 16 Palestinian journalists have been killed since the start of the conflict in Gaza. Dozens of other journalists have also been injured in the ongoing violence that began when Hamas terrorists attacked Israel on October 7th.
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