Critical Updates: Day 24 of Ongoing Middle East Conflict

Amidst the escalating conflict, the humanitarian crisis in Gaza deepens, diplomatic relations are strained, and military strategies evolve with a focus on rescuing hostages and combating Hamas

Critical Updates: Day 24 of Ongoing Middle East Conflict

🇸🇦 Ceasefire Between Saudi Arabia and Yemen's 🇾🇪 Houthis Disrupted

The ceasefire between Saudi Arabia and Yemeni Houthis is disrupted as Riyadh places its troops on high alert following clashes with the "Ansar Allah" militants.

🇺🇸🇷🇺 Putin Accuses US and its Allies of Profiteering from Middle Eastern Conflict

Vladimir Putin states that the United States and its allies are extracting a "bloody rent" from the Middle Eastern conflict, with American investors expecting a surge in the stock prices of arms companies.

🇷🇺 Russia's President Putin Holds Security Council Meeting

President Vladimir Putin of Russia conducts a Security Council meeting focused on the recent events in Makhachkala.

🇺🇦 Kiev Accused of Inciting Riots in 🇷🇺 Russia

Under the guidance of western patrons, Kiev is accused of attempting to inspire riots in Russia. Putin suggests those concerned about Israeli citizens should investigate what their intelligence services are doing in Ukraine if they initiate riots in Russia.

🇮🇱 Israel Declares Highest Alert Level for Citizens in 🇷🇺 Russia's North Caucasus

Israel's National Security Council declares the highest level of danger for its citizens located in Russia's North Caucasus.

🇮🇷 Iranian Quds Force Commander in 🇱🇧 Lebanon for Coordination with Hezbollah

Commander of Iran's Quds Force of the IRGC, Ismail Kaani, responsible for operations outside the republic, is in Lebanon for coordination with Hezbollah.

🇺🇸 US Forces in 🇮🇶 Iraq and 🇸🇾 Syria Attacked Multiple Times Since October 17

A high-ranking Pentagon representative reports that US forces in Iraq and Syria have been attacked at least 23 times since October 17.

🇷🇺 IS Supporter Convicted in Moscow for Planning an Attack

A supporter of the terrorist group IS is convicted in Moscow for preparing an explosion in the FSB building on Lubyanka. Details are unknown.

🇺🇸 US Developing Modern Variant of Nuclear Gravity Bomb B61-13

John Plumb, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy, reveals that the US is developing a modern variant of the nuclear gravity bomb B61-13, which will replace some of the B61-7s in the country's active nuclear arsenal and be more powerful than the B61-12. The bombs will be delivered by modern aircraft, enhancing deterrence against adversaries and confidence among allies and partners.

🇺🇸 Hamas' Demands Regarding American Citizens in Gaza

The US State Department reports that Hamas is making a number of demands before allowing American citizens to leave Gaza.

🇮🇱 IDF Strikes Hezbollah Positions in 🇱🇧 Lebanon

The IDF says it struck a number of Hezbollah positions in southern Lebanon in response to mortar fire and a missile attack.

🇷🇺 Anti-Semitic Events Condemned by 🇺🇸 US

The US condemns the reported violent anti-Semitic events in Russia threatening Israelis and Jews.

🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia's Military on High Alert Following Clashes with Yemen's 🇾🇪 Houthis

Saudi Arabia’s military has gone into a state of high alert following clashes with Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis.

🇮🇱 Netanyahu Accuses Iran of Forming an 'Axis of Evil'

Netanyahu says Iran has formed an 'axis of evil' and that they are 'the enemies of civilization'.

🇹🇷🇵🇸 Turkish-Palestinian Friendship Hospital Damaged in 🇮🇱 Israeli Strike

Hamas-run Health Ministry in Gaza says that the third floor of the Turkish-Palestinian Friendship Hospital has been severely damaged in an Israeli strike.

🇮🇱 Israel Issues Highest Level Travel Warning to 🇷🇺 Russia's Dagestan

Israel issues its highest travel warning against travel to Dagestan, Russia.

🇷🇺 Putin Accuses Western Intelligence and Ukraine of Fomenting Trouble in Dagestan

Putin says western intelligence services and Ukraine helped whip up trouble in Dagestan via social media.

🇬🇧 UK Conservative MP Sacked for Calling for Ceasefire in Gaza

UK Conservative MP Paul Bristow sacked from his government post after calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.

🇺🇸 Biden to Meet with Senate Majority Leader and Bipartisan AI Group

President Biden is meeting with US Senate Majority Leader Schumer & the Bipartisan AI Group tomorrow, urging the passage of bipartisan AI legislation.

🇺🇳 UN's Disappointment Towards Israel Expressed by 🇮🇱 Israel's UN Ambassador

Israel's UN ambassador says 'generally, the United Nations has let down the people of Israel'.

🇮🇱 Israeli Air Force Targets Sites in Southern 🇱🇧 Lebanon

Reports suggest that the Israeli Air Force is targeting sites in southern Lebanon.

🇺🇳 UN Highlights Dire Healthcare Situation in 🇵🇸 Gaza

UN Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Official says some 9,000 cancer patients are not receiving adequate care in Gaza, while those on life support and babies on incubators cannot evacuate as 'moving will certainly be a death sentence'.

🇺🇳 Forced Displacement in 🇵🇸 Gaza, Says UN Relief and Works Agency Chief

The UN Relief and Works Agency Chief says what happened and continues to happen in Gaza is 'forced displacement'.

🇮🇱 IDF Strikes Hezbollah Positions in Southern 🇱🇧 Lebanon

In response to mortar fire and a missile attack, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) struck a number of Hezbollah positions in southern Lebanon.

🇮🇱 Netanyahu's Stance on Ceasefire with Hamas

Prime Minister Netanyahu reiterated Israel's stance on not agreeing to a ceasefire with Hamas, drawing parallels to the United States' responses post-Pearl Harbour bombing and the 9/11 terrorist attack.

🇮🇱 Mossad Chief’s Qatar Visit for Hostage Negotiations

Mossad Director David Barnea visited Qatar over the weekend to discuss with senior Qatari officials the efforts to secure the release of over 235 Israeli and foreign nationals held hostage by Hamas in Gaza since the Oct. 7 terrorist attack.

🇷🇺 Hacking Group Breaches US Federal Employees’ Emails

A Russian-speaking hacking group gained access to around 632,000 email addresses of US federal employees at the Departments of Defense and Justice, as reported by Bloomberg.

🇮🇱 Netanyahu’s Statements on Israel’s Campaign Against Hamas

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu stated that Israel has transitioned to the second stage of war against Hamas, aiming to destroy its capabilities and free the hostages. Israel’s Defense Minister also commented on the situation, stating that Hamas has two options: to surrender unconditionally or face destruction.

🇺🇸 US and Allied Forces Attacked in Iraq and Syria

US defense official reported that American and allied forces in Iraq and Syria have been attacked with drones and rockets 23 times this month.

🇺🇸 US State Department’s Last Planned Charter Flight from Israel

The US State Department announced that the last planned charter flight to assist Americans seeking to depart Israel will leave on Tuesday.

🇺🇳 UN Relief Agency Shelters in Gaza

The UN Relief and Works Agency reported that 672,000 people are now sheltering in 149 of its facilities across the Gaza Strip.

🇮🇱 Israel’s Stance on Ceasefire with Hamas

Israel’s Prime Minister, Netanyahu, reiterated that Israel will not agree to a ceasefire with Hamas following the Oct. 7 attack, likening the situation to the US not agreeing to a ceasefire after the bombing of Pearl Harbour or the 9/11 terrorist attack.

• Overnight Operations: Israel’s military spokesperson confirms dozens of Gaza militants were killed in overnight operations.

• Troop Movements: IDF spokesperson mentions an increase in troops entering Gaza over the past day.

• Financial Measures: Israel’s Finance Minister halts funds from being transferred to the Palestinian Authority.

• Road Blockade: Israeli tanks cut key Salahedin arterial road which passes roughly north-south through Gaza.

• Approaching Gaza City: Major advance toward Gaza City by Israeli forces reported.

• International Reactions: German and Lebanese officials express concerns regarding the ongoing violence.

• Hezbollah Attacks: Hezbollah targets Israeli site and equipment near border, later attacks with guided missiles.

• Cross-border Fire: Israel retaliates against cell in Lebanon trying to launch mortar, anti-tank missiles fired from Lebanon.

• Rescue Operation: An Israeli soldier freed from Hamas during IDF’s ground operation in Gaza.

• Rocket Attacks in Iraq: Four rockets fired at Ain Al-Asad Airbase in Iraq which houses US forces.

• Death Toll: Hamas-run Palestinian Health Ministry updates death toll in Gaza to 8,306, including 3,457 children and 2,136 women.

• Militant Claims: Hamas official claims six Israeli military vehicles, including three tanks, were destroyed in the past 24 hours.

• Digital Anomalies: Israel goes unnamed on China online maps from Baidu and Alibaba.

• Mossad Chief in Qatar: Discussions on hostages held by Hamas in Gaza between Mossad Chief and Qatari officials.

• Child Casualties: Save the Children organization reports over 3,200 children have been killed in Gaza with another thousand missing.

• Humanitarian Aid: 59 trucks carrying humanitarian aid have entered Gaza via Egypt.

• Israeli Air Force Attacks: The Israeli Air Force says it attacked around 600 targets in the last day.

• Australia’s Statement: Australia’s Foreign Minister urges Israel to protect civilian life.

• Expanded Operations: Israeli forces expand Gaza operations and target West Bank.

• UK’s Stance: The UK’s Ambassador to Israel says ‘Hamas must not remain in control in the Gaza Strip’.

• Approaching Gaza City: Intense Israeli strikes as Israeli tanks have begun approaching the outskirts of Gaza City.

• Iran’s Statement: Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Kanaani tells the US to stop blaming Iran for Hamas’ attacks on Israel.

• Israel’s Military Progress: Israel’s military spokesperson states they are gradually moving ahead according to plan, with forces deployed along the northern border, prepared for any scenario.