Morning Briefing: Nov. 5, 2023
Anadolu's recap of top stories from around the globe
Here's a rundown of all the news you need to start your Sunday, including US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s meeting with his Arab counterparts, Israeli airstrikes hitting entrance of Al-Nasr Children's Hospital in Gaza and Türkiye recalling ambassador to Tel Aviv.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met several top Arab diplomats in Jordan to discuss developments in the Gaza Strip.
The meeting at a hotel gave Blinken the chance to speak with foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates, Abdullah bin Zayed; Saudi Arabia's Faisal bin Farhan; Qatar's Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani; Egypt's Sameh Shoukry and Hussein Al-Sheikh, secretary-general of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
The Israeli army on Saturday targeted the entrance of Al-Nasr Children’s Hospital in western Gaza City, according to Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa TV.
Several Palestinian local media outlets reported that civilian casualties were caused due to the attack.
The Israeli army has recently targeted Palestinian hospitals in the Gaza Strip including the Al-Shifa Hospital, Al-Quds Hospital, and Indonesian Hospital.
Türkiye has recalled its ambassador to Tel Aviv for consultations amid Israel’s ongoing attacks on Gaza, the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.
"In view of the unfolding humanitarian tragedy in Gaza caused by the continuing attacks by Israel against civilians, and Israel’s refusal of calls for a cease-fire and continuous and unhindered flow of humanitarian aid, it was decided to recall our Ambassador in Tel Aviv, H.E. Mr. Sakir Ozkan Torunlar, to Ankara for consultations," the ministry said.
NEWS IN BRIEF
- Israel will continue its operations in Gaza until it achieves victory, even if that takes a full year, the nation’s defense minister said Saturday.
- At least 51 Palestinians were killed in an Israeli airstrike on the Al-Maghazi refugee campin the central Gaza Strip early Sunday, according to the Palestinian official news agency, WAFA.
- The World Health Organization (WHO) condemned Israel's attacks near the Al-Shifa, Al-Quds and Indonesian hospitals in the Gaza Strip.
- Power generators at the Kamal Adwan Hospital in the northern Gaza Strip stopped working due to a lack of fuel, according to the Interior Ministry in the blockaded enclave.
- Several victims were killed and injured as an Israeli airstrike hit a school sheltering thousands of displaced Palestinians in the Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, said authorities.
- The Israeli army destroyed two mosques in southern Gaza City within two hours, an Anadolu correspondent reported.
- The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said Saturday that an additional 30 aid trucks entered the Gaza Strip through the Rafah border crossing with Egypt.
- The upcoming summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Riyadh will be crucial for Gaza cease-fire efforts, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
- The Hamas group's armed wing, Al-Qassam Brigades, said fighters killed five more Israeli soldiers in fighting in northern Gaza.
- Germany’s Hamburg Airport was closed to passengers, and flights were canceled late Saturday after a vehicle broke through security fences and entered the premises, according to media reports.
- US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit Türkiye on Nov. 5 - 6 to discuss the situation in the Gaza Strip, according to the Turkish Foreign Ministry.
- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy ruled out starting peace talks with Russia.
- Protestors in France took to the streets in various cities Saturday to demand an end to Israel's ongoing attacks on the Gaza Strip.
- Oman requested the International Criminal Court to form a court for "war crimes" committed against Palestinians in Gaza and to prosecute "war criminals" responsible for the massacres.
- The death toll from an earthquake that hit Nepal late Friday has risen to 157, with nearly 200 injured, said police.
- Turkish airstrikes against PKK terror positions in northern Iraq, near the Turkish border, destroyed 15 targets thought to be housing terror ringleaders, according to the Turkish National Defense Ministry.
Spanish La Liga powerhouse Real Madrid denied rumors of a possible deal with French star Kylian Mbappe.
Addressing “speculation about alleged negotiations” with Mbappe, Real Madrid said that “this information is completely false and that no such negotiations have taken place.”
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