Live updates on the Gaza attack: According to the health ministry, 83 people have died and over 480 have been injured

Today’s Live News Updates on the Israel-Gaza Conflict: According to the Health Ministry, the death toll in Gaza has risen to 83 Palestinians, including 17 children and seven women. Over 300 people were injured, including 86 children and 39 women.

According to Gaza’s Health Ministry, at least 83 Palestinians, including 17 children and seven women, have been killed and over 480 have been injured in the conflict between Israel and Hamas. According to medical officials, the Israeli fatalities include a soldier killed while patrolling the Gaza border and six civilians, including two children and an Indian worker.

According to the Associated Press, Israel launched a fierce military offensive in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, killing up to ten senior Hamas military figures and bringing down a pair of high-rise towers housing Hamas facilities in a series of airstrikes.

The American ambassador to Israel spoke with the prime minister to reaffirm America’s support for Israel in the face of renewed Hamas rocket fire. According to the State Department, he emphasized the need for violence to be de-escalated and the Biden administration’s belief that both Israelis and Palestinians have the right to live in safety and security.

In the latest escalation of Israel-Hamas fighting in Gaza, Israeli airstrikes brought down the majority of a massive high-rise building in central Gaza City, killing at least 48 Palestinians, including 14 children and three women. Over 300 people were injured, including 86 children and 39 women. The Gaza building collapse was broadcast live on Israeli television, with commentators predicting a rocket barrage from Gaza militants. According to AFP, Hamas has said it has launched 130 rockets at Israel in response to Israeli strikes.

Earlier, the Israeli military announced that it had killed several senior Hamas leaders in Gaza and Khan Younis militants in a series of airstrikes.” On Wednesday, the army issued a statement claiming that it had carried out a “complex and first-of-its-kind operation.” Those targeted, it said, were “a key part of the Hamas General Staff” and were close to the group’s military wing’s leader.

Hundreds of air strikes were carried out by Israel in Gaza until Wednesday morning, as Hamas and other Palestinian militants launched rocket attacks on Tel Aviv and Beersheba. Following airstrikes, the level of violence has increased. After being repeatedly hit by Israeli airstrikes, one multi-story residential building in Gaza collapsed and another was severely damaged. Early Wednesday, Israel claimed that its jets had targeted and killed several Hamas intelligence leaders.

An Egyptian delegation is in Tel Aviv for talks with Israeli officials as part of efforts to negotiate a ceasefire in the escalating conflict with Gaza Egyptian intelligence officials said Thursday. The two officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to brief the media.

The same delegation met with Hamas officials in the Gaza Strip first, they said and crossed into Israel by land. Egypt has played a mediating role in the past between the sides. Late Wednesday, Egypt’s foreign minister Sameh Shukry condemned Israeli attacks on Palestinian territory in a phone call with his Israeli counterpart Gabi Ashkenazi. He said it was important for both sides to avoid escalation and resorting to military means according to a readout of the call. (AP)

Screams and flying debris enveloped Umm Majed al-Rayyes as explosions hurled her from her bed in Gaza City. Groping in the dark, the 50-year-old grabbed her four children and ran as Israeli bombs struck their apartment building Wednesday, shattering windows, ripping doors to splinters and blasting away concrete.

While casualties mounted this week in the most severe outbreak of violence between Israel and the Gaza Strip since a 2014 war, al-Rayyes and other Palestinians in the line of fire faced an all-too-familiar question: Where should we go? “This whole territory is a tiny place. It’s a prison. Everywhere you go, you’re a target,” al-Rayyes said by phone from a neighbor’s house, where she sought refuge with her teenage sons and daughters and a few bags of clothes after the Israeli airstrike that she says came without warning. (AP)