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the Palestinian movement says it is approaching “the conclusion of a truce agreement”

At least 50 journalists killed since the start of the conflict

The Israeli military offensive in Gaza has produced the deadliest month for journalists since records began, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). As of November 20, the organization recorded the deaths of 50 journalists or media workers.

“The second deadliest day for journalists was November 18, with five deaths; the deadliest day of the war was the first day, October 7, with six journalists killed,” details the CPJ.

Israeli army claims to have struck nearly 250 targets in the Gaza Strip

“IDF planes attacked around 250 targets of the Hamas terrorist organization over the past day,” writes on the Israeli army.

Plumes of smoke following an Israeli strike on the Gaza Strip, November 20, 2023. © John MACDOUGALL / AFP

Who are the eight missing French hostages or Hamas hostages?

A month and a half after the bloody attacks by Hamas on Israeli territory, uncertainty remains around the more than 240 hostages held by the Islamist organization, including eight French people.

However, the human toll is increasing from week to week. The body of Ruth Perez, a young woman with a disability, was notably identified among the victims.

A French hostage was formally identified on October 16 and seven other nationals are still missing. Portrait of these French people who have not been found since October 7.

Images of Houthi rebels boarding a ship they thought was Israeli

The scene takes place on Sunday in the heart of the Red Sea. A helicopter from the Yemeni Houthi rebels lands on a cargo ship chartered by a Japanese group, and whose owner is Israeli.

Once on the building, the rebels deploy and manage to reach the control room, where they threaten the crew with weapons. In total, 25 people were taken hostage and taken to a port held by the rebels.

For its part, Japan “communicates with Israel and, in addition to direct contacts with the Houthis, we urge Saudi Arabia, Oman, Iran and other relevant countries to insist to the Houthis that they are quickly releasing the ship and crew members,” Japanese Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa said Monday.

A few days earlier, the Houthis had threatened to target Israeli ships in this strategic sea located between northeast Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.

Hamas says more than 13,300 people have died since October 7

The Palestinian Hamas government announced that 13,300 people had been killed in Israeli bombardments on the Gaza Strip since the war began on October 7.

Among the deaths recorded to date are more than 5,600 children and 3,550 women, detailed the government of the Islamist movement. In addition, 31,000 people were injured.

Joe Biden ‘believes’ a deal to free Hamas hostages is near

Joe Biden explained on Monday that he “believed” that an agreement was close to free hostages held by Hamas in the Gaza Strip, on the sidelines of a ceremony at the White House.

A journalist asked him the following question: “Is an agreement to release the hostages close?”, and the American president replied: “I think so.” When the journalist asked him the same question, he replied “Yes!” and pointedly crossed his fingers.

Hamas announces that it is approaching “the conclusion of a truce agreement”

Hamas announced on Tuesday that it was approaching “the conclusion of a truce agreement” in the Gaza Strip, said the leader of the Palestinian Islamist movement, Ismaïl Haniyeh.

“The movement (Hamas, editor’s note) has delivered its response to the brothers of Qatar and the mediators. We are approaching the conclusion of a truce agreement,” said Ismaïl Haniyeh, quoted in a brief message on the movement’s Telegram account Palestinian.

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Fighting in northern Gaza, talks for hostage release

The situation remains tense Tuesday in the Indonesian hospital in the north of the Gaza Strip, an area at the heart of bloody clashes between the Israeli army and Hamas, against a backdrop of negotiations for the release of hostages in exchange for ” humanitarian truce.

The army indicated overnight that its soldiers “continued to fight” in the north of the Gaza Strip while Palestinian sources reported tensions at the Indonesian hospital, targeted the day before Israeli strikes which killed 12 patients and their loved ones” and caused “dozens of injuries” according to Hamas.

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