Israel has struck Hezbollah cells in Lebanon as well as an observation post for the ally of Hamas in what it said were retaliatory airstrikes.

Israeli Minister of Defence Yoav Gallant said Tel Aviv is not interested in a northern front, but is “prepared for any task”.

The strikes come as Tel Aviv said it will press on with its offensive to crush Gaza’s Hamas rulers, despite US appeals for a pause to get aid to desperate civilians.

Meanwhile, Israeli warplanes struck a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip early on Sunday (November 5), killing at least 33 and wounding dozens more, according to health officials.


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Images show aftermath of Israeli airstrike on Gaza refugee camp

Pictures have emerged showing the aftermath of an Israeli airstrike on the Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza.

The images show Palestinians searching the rubble.

Israelis demand Netanyahu resign in demonstration

Thousands of Israelis have protested outside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official residence in Jerusalem, urging him to resign and calling for the return of roughly 240 hostages held by Hamas.

Mr Netanyahu has refused to take responsibility for the October 7 attack.

Israeli airstrike hits well, cutting off water to thousands of Gazans

An Israeli airstrike overnight struck a water well in Tal al-Zatar in northern Gaza, cutting off water for tens of thousands of people in the area, the Hamas-run municipality in the town of Beit Lahia said in a statement early on Sunday.

The United Nations said about 1.5 million people in Gaza, or 70 percent of the population, have fled their homes.

Food, water and the fuel needed for generators that power hospitals and other facilities is running out.

US and Arab leaders disagree over ceasefire

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has met Arab foreign ministers in Jordan after talks in Israel with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who insisted there could be no temporary ceasefire until all hostages held by Hamas are released.

Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said Arab countries want an immediate ceasefire, saying “the whole region is sinking in a sea of hatred that will define generations to come”.

Mr Blinken, however, said it is the US view that a ceasefire would simply leave Hamas in place, able to regroup and repeat what it did on October 7, when the group launched a wide-ranging attack from Gaza into southern Israel, triggering the war.

He said humanitarian pauses can be critical in protecting civilians, getting aid in and getting foreign nationals out, “while still enabling Israel to achieve its objective, the defeat of Hamas”.

Senior Hamas official Osama Hamdan told reporters in Beirut that Mr Blinken “should stop the aggression and should not come up with ideas that cannot be implemented”.

Israel targets refugee camp where military urged Palestinians to go for safety

Israeli warplanes have hit the Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza, killing at least 33 people and wounding 42, said Ashraf al-Qidra, the spokesman for the Health Ministry.

He added first responders, aided by residents, were still searching the rubble for dead or possible survivors.

The camp is located in the evacuation zone where Israel’s military had urged Palestinian civilians in Gaza to seek refuge as it focuses its military offensive in the northern areas.

Despite such appeals, Israel has continued its bombardment across Gaza, saying it is targeting Hamas fighters and assets everywhere. It has accused Hamas of using civilians as human shields.

Critics say Israel’s strikes are often disproportionate, considering the large number of women and children killed in such attacks.

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