Israel strikes Hezbollah targets in Lebanon

Posted By: Aditya Gogoi Posted On: Oct 17, 2023
Israeli soldiers patrol a border fence gate with the Gaza Strip on October 15.(AFP)

Israel-Hamas war latest updates: US President Joe Biden will visit Israel on Wednesday for talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and make clear Israel has the right to defend itself, secretary of state Antony Blinken announced on Tuesday, as the war between the Israeli forces and Palestine-based Hamas militants entered its 11th day.

Blinken also said the US and Israel agreed to develop a plan that would enable humanitarian aid from donor nations and multilateral organisations to reach civilians in Gaza.

Earlier, Iran's foreign minister said Israel would not be allowed to act in Gaza without consequences, warning of "preemptive action" in the coming hours.

Israel has vowed to annihilate the Hamas movement that rules Gaza after fighters burst into Israel on October 7, killing 1,300 people, mainly civilians, in the deadliest day in the country's 75-year-old history.

Gaza authorities said over 2,800 people have been killed there, around a quarter of them children, and more than 10,000 wounded are in hospitals desperately short of supplies.

Meanwhile, Israel launched strikes overnight on Hezbollah "terrorist" targets in Lebanon, the Israeli army said in a statement early on Tuesday.

Source: Hindustan Times
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