Israel-Hamas War News Live Updates (November 6, 2023): Israeli airstrikes on two refugee camps in Gaza last day have killed several people, said Gazan health officials, highlighting the escalating nature of the bombing amid calls for a humanitarian pause. Meanwhile, Israeli media reported that military troops are expected to enter Gaza City within the next 48 hours.
Phone communications in Gaza have been disrupted for the third time in a month after Israel’s military announced it has encircled Gaza City and divided the besieged coastal strip into two. Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari told reporters, “Today there is north Gaza and south Gaza.”
Over 9,700 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli airstrikes so far, with more than 4,000 of them being children and minors, according to the Health Ministry in Gaza. In the occupied West Bank, over 140 Palestinians have been killed in violence and Israeli raids. In Israel, more than 1,400 people have lost their lives in Hamas attacks, with 242 individuals taken hostage by the militant group.
Communication Services Restored:
Palestinian telecommunications company Paltel announced on Facebook that it is gradually restoring landline, cellphone, and internet communication services across Gaza after a temporary shutdown by the Israeli side.
CIA Director’s Visit:
US CIA Director William Burns is expected to visit Israel today to discuss the war and intelligence with senior officials, according to the media. Burns will also make stops in other Middle East countries to discuss the Gaza situation, as reported by an unnamed US official.
Stabbing Incident in West Bank:
In a separate incident, two Israeli police officers were stabbed in the occupied West Bank, leaving one of them seriously injured, as reported by local media. The attacker was “neutralized,” according to the police. The incident occurred outside the Herod’s Gate entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City.