Netanyahu rejects ceasefire calls, rules out role for PA in post-war Gaza

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Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Saturday rejected mounting international calls for a ceasefire and ruled out a role for the Palestinian Authority (PA) in post-war Gaza. His primetime address came hours after Arab and Muslim leaders at a summit in Riyadh called for an immediate ceasefire as major hospitals in Gaza were on the front line of Israel’s ground offensive. Read our blog to see how all the day's events unfolded. All times are Paris time (GMT+1).

Key developments from Friday, November 10:

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that 20 hospitals in the Gaza Strip are now out of action, and the largest hospital in the Palestinian territory was that day coming under bombardment.

Israel has agreed to humanitarian "pauses" in its war on Hamas in Gaza after pressure from the US, President Joe Biden said, welcoming the development as "a step in the right direction".

Health officials in the Hamas-run territory said on Friday that more than 11,078 people, including 4,506 children, have been killed since the start of Israel's military operation. The number of wounded has risen to 27,490, according to the Gaza health ministry.

Israel revised its death toll from Hamas's October 7 attack from 1,400 to "around 1,200" people. Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Lior Haiat said it was "an updated estimate".

(FRANCE 24 with AFP, AP & Reuters)

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