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Devastation in Gaza as Israel wages war on Hamas

4:37 p.m. ET, April 10, 2024

Israel continues its strikes in Gaza while Hamas raises fears about the status of the hostages. Keep up to date with key developments

From CNN Staff

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said it killed three sons of Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyeh in an airstrike in Gaza on Wednesday. The Israeli military said it had confirmed that the three members are the sons of Hamas’ political leader, who is the chairman of the political bureau. CNN is unable to independently confirm these IDF claims.

THE The IDF also continues to operate in Gaza and has launched “dozens” of airstrikes over the past day, killing a number of people it describes as “terrorists”. He did not provide further details on reports that an Israeli airstrike in the Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip killed at least 14 people on Tuesday evening.

Here’s what else you need to know:

Hamas indicates that it does not have 40 hostages: Hamas has indicated that it is currently unable to identify and locate the 40 Israeli hostages needed for the first phase of a ceasefire agreement, according to an Israeli official and a source close to the discussions, raising fears that There are more dead hostages than we know publicly. . CNN’s report on the hostage conditions also suggests that there are fewer than 40 hostages alive who meet the proposed criteria.
Eid celebrations spoiled: Before the war, Salwa Tibi prepared breakfast for her family’s young children, visited relatives and decorated her home in the northern Gaza City with balloons and lights to celebrate Eid al-Fitr. But this year, the Israeli military campaign dashed hopes of celebrating the festival. Instead, the Palestinian aid worker, in her 50s, told CNN she would struggle to find enough food, clothes and shoes for her younger relatives.
Fears of an Iranian attack: The Israeli military has disrupted GPS signals over a number of cities in recent days, including the Tel Aviv metropolitan area and Jerusalem, in an effort to thwart potentially Israeli-fired missile or drone attacks. Iran or by Iranian-backed groups in the region. The jamming has caused significant disruption to daily life, sparking frustration across Israel. President Joe Biden said Wednesday that the United States remains steadfast in its commitment to protecting Israel in the face of Iranian threats to the country. CNN previously reported that senior US officials believed an Iranian attack was “inevitable” – a view shared by their Israeli counterparts. The United States is on alert and actively preparing for a significant attack by Iran targeting Israeli or American assets in the region following the explosions in Syria.

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