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European Commission President arrives in Israel to express solidarity with people in wake of Hamas attack

Tel Aviv [Israel], October 13 (ANI): European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen on Friday arrived in Israel with President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola to precise solidarity with the Israeli individuals within the wake of the Hamas terrorist assault.

“I’ve arrived in Israel with @EP_President to precise our solidarity with the Israeli individuals within the wake of the horrific Hamas terrorist assault,” the European Fee President wrote on ‘X’.

United States Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin additionally arrived in Tel Aviv on Friday at the same time as high-ranking US officers continued their reachout efforts within the area.

On arrival in Tel Aviv, Lloyd Austin stated that US assist for Israel was ironclad.

“Simply landed in Tel Aviv. Immediately, I will meet with Prime Minister @netanyahu, Minister @YoavGallantother senior leaders to reveal that America’s assist for Israel’s safety is ironcladtalk to them face-to-face about their defence wants. We stand w/ the individuals of Israel,” he posted on X.

In the meantime, because the Israel-Hamas battle entered the seventh day, the Israel Defence Forces referred to as for an instantaneous evacuation of Gaza. In a press release, the IDF stated that each one civilians of Gaza Metropolis should transfer from their properties southwards for their very own security and safety and transfer to the world south of the Wadi Gaza.

The IDF requested civilians to distance themselves from Hamas terrorists who’re utilizing them as human shields. The IDF stated they are going to proceed to function considerably in Gaza Metropolis and make intensive efforts to keep away from harming civilians.

Hamas has dismissed Israel’s orders for Palestinians to evacuate the northern half of the Gaza Strip and requested the residents to remain put, the Instances of Israel stated.

No less than 1,537 Palestinians have been killed and 6,612 others injured within the ongoing Israeli offensive in Gaza, CNN reported citing the Palestinian Ministry of Well being in Gaza.

No less than 36 individuals have died and greater than 650 have been injured within the West Financial institution and East Jerusalem, based on Palestinian Ministry of Well being in Ramallah.

United Nations Secretary-Common spokesperson Stephane Dujarric stated that greater than 338,000 Palestinians have been displaced because of the battle between Israel and Hamas, CNN reported. He additional stated that almost 218,000 of these are sheltering in 92 colleges run by the UN Reduction and Works Company.

Earlier within the day, Israeli Defence Forces spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus stated that the loss of life toll from the Hamas terror assaults on Israel has jumped to 1,300 and greater than 3000 have been injured.

He additionally touched on the continued efforts to gather the our bodies and produce them to Tel Aviv for identification earlier than handing them over to their family members. Calling it a “tedious and detailed course of”, he famous that Israel has by no means in historical past confronted such a state of affairs.

“Sadly the variety of Israeli casualties has risen to 1,300 Israeli civilians and troopers and greater than 3000 wounded. There’s a large nationwide effort involving virtually all the safety organisations and most of the ministries of the Israeli state, which is targeted on taking the our bodies from the identical communities that we spoke about yesterday, like as an example … and different communities and your complete southern space, amassing the our bodies, bringing them to a centre in Tel Aviv, figuring out them after which ensuring they’re subsequent to their kin. Their family members are in a position to take them and to offer them with a last and respectable burial that is ongoing,” Lt. Col. Conricus stated. (ANI)

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