What happened in the last few hours
These are the most important news of the war between Israel and Hamas as of 12:00 noon on Tuesday, November 21:
Two Lebanese journalists and another civilian were killed in an Israeli attack near the border with Israel, according to the local station where they worked. The National News Agency in Lebanon reported that three citizens, two journalists, and another civilian were killed as a result of “hostile bombing” in the Tayr Harfa area adjacent to Israel, according to the Qatari Al Jazeera channel.
The Israeli army announced that it had “completed the siege” of the town of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip. The Israeli army confirmed on Tuesday that its forces were able to “complete the siege” of the town of Jabalia, located in the northern Gaza Strip, which hosts the largest refugee camp in the Strip, before confirming that the army was “ready.” To continue the attack.”
A senior Hamas official confirms that a truce is near. Ismail Haniyeh, leader of the Palestinian Hamas movement, told Reuters on Tuesday that his movement is “close” to reaching a truce with Israel. The group has already submitted its response to the Qatari mediators, says Haniyeh, who is in exile in that Gulf country. A statement conveyed by one of its spokespersons to the British agency confirmed that the parties “are close to reaching an agreement on the truce.”
Netanyahu: The return of the kidnapped is a sacred mission. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed on Friday evening that the release of those kidnapped by the Hamas movement is a “sacred mission.” The politician said in a message posted on social media: “We are strongly committed to achieving it and we are working on it every day. We will not rest until we achieve it.”
One hundred patients were evacuated from the Indonesian hospital in Gaza. The Ministry of Health in Gaza said on Monday that 100 patients had been evacuated from the Indonesian hospital. The health center is surrounded by Israeli tanks and snipers who, according to the Qatari Al Jazeera channel, opened fire on anyone leaving the facilities, which house around 700 people. At least 12 people were killed in heavy artillery shelling, according to authorities in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.
Israel arrested nearly 900 minors in 2023. Israeli forces have arrested nearly 900 minors in the occupied West Bank since the beginning of the year, and the intensity of arrests increased in October, after the start of the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. In total, “the occupation forces have arrested more than 880 children” since the beginning of the year 2023, according to statements issued by the Freed Prisoners’ Affairs Authority and the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club on Monday, on the occasion of World Children’s Day.
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