Israel-Hamas War Live News Updates: After two dead, Israel military to help evacuate babies from Gaza’s Al Shifa hospital

Israel-Hamas War News Live Updates: Since the attack on 7 October, over 11,000 Palestinians have died in war-torn Gaza, of which around 40 percent are children.

Israel-Hamas War News Live Updates, November 12: Israeli strikes continued to hit war-torn Gaza city Sunday as ground forces fought with Hamas militants near Al-Shifa hospital, where thousands of medical officials, patients and displaced people are said to be trapped with no electricity and decreasing supplies, AP reported. In a televised address on Saturday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected growing international calls for a cease-fire unless it includes the release of all 239 hostages captured by Hamas in the October 7 rampage that triggered the war, saying Israel was bringing its “full force” to the battle.

Meanwhile, the situation remained grim in Gaza’s largest hospital where two newborns died and dozens more were at risk after fuel ran out amid intense fighting in the area, as per Palestinian authority, reported Reuters. Reacting to the humanitarian crisis in the territory, UN undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator took to X to say that “there can be no justification for acts of war in healthcare facilities, leaving them with no power, food or water, and shooting at patients and civilians trying to flee.” The World Health Organisation said it has lost contact with the hospital.

What is the death toll? The Health Ministry in Gaza says the Palestinian death toll in the war has surpassed gone up to 11,078 since hostilities began on October 7 when Hamas launched a attack on Israel. More than 1,400 people have been killed in Israel.

State-run Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has signed a $1.2 billion deal to supply air defence systems to Israel’s military, the company said on Sunday, citing the country’s war with Hamas militants in Gaza “IAI finds itself in an accelerated mode to supply systems and solutions for Israel’s defence establishment, for all theaters of operation, whether sea, ground, air or space,” IAI said, noting the deal was with the defence ministry.

Lebanese Hezbollah militants fired antitank missiles at an Israeli community just over the border, Israeli officials said, badly wounding utility workers as multiplying attacks from Lebanon threatened to escalate into another front in the Mideast’s latest war.

The Israeli military said it was striking the origin of the launch with artillery fire. The Israel Electric Corp. said workers in the rural community of Dovev were wounded while repairing lines damaged in a previous attack. Israeli media reported that six people were wounded, including one critically.

Hezbollah said it launched guided missiles against a “logistical force belonging to the occupation army that was about to install transmission poles and eavesdropping and spying devices near the Dovev barracks.” It said it hit an Israeli military bulldozer in a separate strike. Shortly after the attack, air raid sirens were heard in northern Israel. (AP)

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