More than 80 killed in Israeli strikes on Gaza refugee camp, Hamas-run health ministry says

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An official from the Hamas-run health ministry said more than 80 people were killed Saturday in twin strikes on northern Gaza's Jabalia refugee camp, including a UN school being used as a shelter for people displaced by the Israel-Hamas war. Read our blog to see how the day's events unfolded. All times are Paris time (GMT+1).

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Key Developments from Friday, November 17:

  • A dire lack of fuel shut down all internet and phone networks in Gaza.

  • Israeli troops continued to carry out building-by-building searches at Gaza's Al Shifa Hospital. The Israeli military said it had found a tunnel shaft used by Hamas militants at the hospital.

  • Israel's army said Friday it killed at least seven militants in two separate confrontations in the West Bank.

  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with Israeli war cabinet minister Benny Gantz about boosting aid to Gaza and urged ‘urgent’ action against settler violence in the West Bank.

  • Israel's chief military spokesman said on Friday that Israel will hit Hamas targets wherever they can find them, including in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

(FRANCE 24 with AFP, AP and Reuters)

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