US, Israel spy chiefs in Qatar for talks

  • The heads of the US and Israeli intelligence agencies have arrived in Doha for talks with Qatari officials; the Egyptian spy chief is also in the Qatari capital.
  • More people could die from disease in Gaza than from bombings if the health system is not repaired, says WHO.
  • Update: Israeli forces prevent fuel truck from entering north Gaza

    The Palestine Red Crescent says that Israeli soldiers manning the checkpoint that dissects the Gaza Strip are preventing a truck carrying fuel for ambulances from entering the northern areas.

    More from Palestinian ambassador’s UN speech

    We have more from Riyad Mansour’s address to the UN General Assembly:

    • “The General Assembly was the first UN body to reflect this global outrage and to take a clear and unequal stance calling for an immediate, durable, and sustained humanitarian truce leading to the cessation of hostilities.”
    • “Virtually every nation represented here has decided, some sooner rather than later, to join the right side of history.”
    • “For the Israeli government, the priority is not security, it is the destruction of the Palestinian nation.”
    • “We are proud people and we are determined to live in our national homeland.”
    • “We have to become … a full member of the United Nations to begin the process of the actualisation of the two-state solution.”

      Palestinian ambassador addresses UN General Assembly

      Riyad Mansour is currently addressing a special session of the UN on the situation in Gaza.

      He has so far called on the UN to reaffirm its “permanent responsibility towards the question of Palestine”, and for the end of the “grave and historic injustice [Palestinians] have borne for over 75 years, since the start of the Nakba”.

      We will bring you more updates as his speech continues.

      Turkey tells UN chief Israel must be held accountable for war crimes

      President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in a phone call in advance of tomorrow’s UN Security Council meeting on Gaza, his office says.

      Erdogan told Guterres that “Israel continues to shamelessly trample on international law, laws of war, and international humanitarian law by looking in the eyes of the international community”, his office said.

      Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan, who is part of a contact group of Muslim countries that has been holding talks with their Western counterparts over the situation in Gaza, will attend the meeting in New York.

      One fuel truck enters northern Gaza: Red Crescent

      The Palestine Red Crescent has said that 31 other trucks carrying humanitarian aid, including water and food, have entered Gaza City and the northern areas through the checkpoint dissecting the besieged coastal enclave.

      It also said that “the fuel will be used to run the seven ambulances belonging to the PCRS, which were in danger of running out of gas to remain operational.”

      Far-right Israeli minister calls on PM to retaliate against alleged truce breach

      Itamar Ben-Gvir has called on Netanyahu to allow soldiers to return to fighting in Gaza to “crush Hamas”.

      The security minister took to social media to react to a statement from the army that said three explosive devices were detonated in two locations near troops in northern Gaza.

      “Hamas has now tried to murder IDF soldiers in the northern Gaza Strip. I call on the Prime Minister not to ‘contain’ the explosion of explosive devices used against our soldiers and to order the IDF to return and crush Hamas with force,” he wrote on X.

      “We must not wait until our fighters are killed. We must once again act in accordance with the goal of the war: the total destruction of Hamas.”

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