On November 4, local time, the health department of the Palestinian Gaza Strip stated that since the outbreak of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on October 7, 9,488 people have died in the Gaza Strip. 144 people have died in the West Bank. According to Israeli media citing the Israeli Ministry of Health, more than 1,400 Israelis have died in this round of conflicts.
Currently, more than 11,000 people have died in this round of conflict between Palestine and Israel.
Israeli army says it was attacked by Hamas while clearing path for personnel evacuation
On November 4, local time, the Israel Defense Forces said that the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) attacked Israeli forces that were opening a path for Palestinians to evacuate to southern Gaza.
Earlier in the day, the Israel Defense Forces announced that it would open roads from 13:00 to 16:00 for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip to evacuate from the north to the south. Israel said Hamas took advantage of this opportunity to fire mortars and anti-tank missiles at the Israeli troops who were opening the road, but the attack did not cause any casualties to the Israeli troops.
Hamas has yet to respond.
The Qassan Brigade fought with the Israeli army in many places
Palestinians say Israeli forces fired white phosphorus bombs at refugee camps in Gaza Strip
Combat footage released by the Kasan Brigade
On the 4th, a spokesman for the Qassam Brigades, an armed faction affiliated with Hamas, stated that the Qassam Brigades fought with the Israeli army in northwest Gaza City, southern Gaza City, and the northeastern Gaza Strip. According to Al Jazeera, Hamas destroyed 24 Israeli military vehicles in the past 48 hours.
The Palestinian Al-Quds newspaper reported on the evening of the 4th that the Israeli army fired white phosphorus bombs at the Shati refugee camp in the northwest Gaza Strip.
According to the Lebanese National News Agency, Israel attacked the southeastern Lebanese border area on the eastern section of the Lebanese-Israeli provisional border on the evening of the 4th.
Israel has yet to respond to the above incident.
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs: 246 schools have been attacked in the Gaza Strip
On November 4, local time, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs stated on social networks that as of November 2, 246 schools across the Gaza Strip had been attacked.
Palestinian Health Minister Mai Kayla said on November 4 that since a new round of large-scale conflict broke out between Palestine and Israel on October 7, 150 medical and health workers have died in the Gaza Strip and 27 ambulances have been damaged. In addition, 16 hospitals and 32 clinics (primary health care centers) were forced to suspend services due to the inaccessibility of fuel due to continued bombing by the Israeli army.
The Hamas Media Office stated on the 4th that 46 journalists and media practitioners have been killed since the outbreak of this round of Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Türkiye recalls ambassador to Israel
The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement on November 4, local time, saying that in view of Israel’s continued attacks on civilians, the Gaza Strip is facing a humanitarian crisis, and Israel’s refusal to cease fire calls has caused difficulties in the delivery of humanitarian relief supplies. Turkey has decided to recall its ambassador to Israel.
Prior to this, Honduras, Bahrain, Jordan, Colombia, Chile and other countries have respectively announced the recall of their ambassadors to Israel.
WHO condemns attacks on health facilities in Gaza Strip
On the 4th local time, the World Health Organization issued a statement condemning the attacks that occurred on the 3rd near Shifa Hospital, Al-Quds Hospital and Indonesian Hospital in the Gaza Strip. WHO said attacks on health facilities, including targeting hospitals and restricting the delivery of essential aid such as medical supplies, fuel and water, could constitute violations of international humanitarian law. WHO once again calls for an immediate ceasefire between both parties in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, emphasizing the urgent need to protect all medical workers, patients, medical facilities and medical transport.
Qatar says continued Israeli bombardment of Gaza is complicating negotiations to release detainees
On the 4th, Qatar Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mohammed said that the Israeli Defense Forces’ continued bombing of the Gaza Strip has further exacerbated the local humanitarian disaster and has also made Qatar’s negotiations to coordinate the release of detained persons more complicated. Mohammed also said that Qatar will continue to mediate between the two parties in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict with a view to releasing all detained persons. He also emphasized the current need to coordinate all regional and international diplomatic efforts to achieve an immediate ceasefire and permanently open the Rafah crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip to ensure that humanitarian aid can continue to enter the Gaza Strip.
Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs also issued a statement saying it strongly condemned the attack by the Israel Defense Forces on the Fahhurah school in the Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip. It is said that such behavior is a dangerous escalation of military operations and will have serious consequences for regional security and stability.
Jordan says Arab countries have responsibility to stop conflict from escalating
U.S., Arab countries agree on need to continue humanitarian aid to Gaza
On the 4th, Jordan held a coordination meeting of Arab countries (and regions). Dignitaries from many Arab countries (and regions) participated in the meeting. After the meeting, the participants also participated in a joint meeting with visiting US Secretary of State Blinken.
King Abdullah II of Jordan met with visiting UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah, Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal, Qatar Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mohammed, Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry and Secretary-General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization Hussein Sheikh. Abdullah II said that Arab countries have the responsibility to push the international community to stop the escalation of conflicts, promote continued assistance to the Gaza Strip, and protect civilians in the Gaza Strip.
During his meeting with Blinken, Abdullah II emphasized the need to achieve a ceasefire and end of fighting in the Gaza Strip, ensure that humanitarian aid supplies arrive in Gaza, and that related humanitarian work is carried out smoothly. He said that the only way to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is to achieve a just and comprehensive peace based on the “two-state solution.”
Safadi, Blinken and Shoukry held a joint press conference in Amman
After the coordination meeting, Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Overseas Chinese Affairs Safadi, US Secretary of State Blinken, and Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry held a joint press conference in Amman. Safadi said that the United States and Arab countries have reached a consensus on the need to continue providing humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip, and that Arab countries reject any attempt to expel Palestinian people from their homes and demand an immediate end to attacks on the Gaza Strip. Otherwise, the security and stability of the region will be jeopardized.