- LATEST DEVELOPMENTS:
- Gaza bombing death toll exceeds 1,300
- Netanyahu: “Thank you America, for standing with Israel, today, tomorrow and always”.
- Blinken says Hamas does not represent Palestinian aspirations
- Syria reports Israeli attacks on airports
JERUSALEM/GAZA, Oct 12 (Reuters) – Israel said on Thursday there would be no humanitarian exceptions to its siege of the Gaza Strip until all its hostages were freed, after the Red Cross pleaded for fuel to be allowed in to prevent overwhelmed hospitals from “turning into morgues”.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Tel Aviv on a trip to show solidarity with Israel, help prevent the conflict from spreading and try to free hostages. Standing beside him, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: “Thank you, America, for standing with Israel, today, tomorrow and always”.