The ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas has reached its seventh week, marked by a significant Hamas attack in southern Israel on October 7. The death toll in Gaza has risen to over 12,300, including children, with thousands missing or displaced. Israel is working to secure the release of hostages held by Hamas.
Recent developments include the evacuation of Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza, with around 120 injured individuals and premature babies remaining, and coordination with the Red Cross for their care. Israeli airstrikes on Saturday targeted residential buildings in southern Gaza, resulting in the deaths of at least 32 Palestinians.
Israel issued an advisory to Palestinians in Khan Younis, urging them to relocate away from potential conflict areas and move closer to humanitarian assistance. Hamas reported a loss of contact with groups assigned to guard some hostages, without specifying the number of unaccounted individuals among the approximately 240 hostages held in Gaza.