WRAPUP 1-Israel bombards Gaza, prepares invasion as Biden urges path to two states

WRAPUP 1-Israel bombards Gaza, prepares invasion as Biden urges path to two states
WRAPUP 1-Israel bombards Gaza, prepares invasion as Biden urges path to two states




Rival US, Russian resolutions on Palestinian help fail at UN


Israel army to maintain hanging Gaza, prepares to invade


Biden says when disaster is over two-state answer wanted

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Henriette Chacar

GAZA/JERUSALEM, Oct 26 (Reuters) – Israel saved up its strikes on Hamas targets in Gaza as it ready for a floor invasion whereas extra Palestinian civilians had been killed and world powers on the United Nations failed to safe plans to ship vital humanitarian help.

U.S. President Joe Biden, in remarks wanting past the struggle that started with an Oct. 7 assault on Israel by Palestinian Hamas militants, stated on Wednesday that the long run ought to embody Israeli and Palestinian states aspect by aspect.

“Israelis and Palestinians equally deserve to reside aspect by aspect in security, dignity and in peace,” Biden stated at a joint press convention in Washington with visiting Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

Biden stated he believed one cause the Islamist Hamas group attacked southern Israel, killing 1,400 folks and taking greater than 200 hostages of various nationalities, was to forestall normalising relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Israeli retaliatory strikes have killed over 6,500 folks, the well being ministry within the Hamas-run strip stated on Wednesday. Reuters has been unable to independently confirm casualty figures.

Over 7,600 rockets have been fired in direction of Israel since Oct. 7 out of Gaza, in accordance to Israeli authorities knowledge, whereas there have been repeated clashes alongside the northern border.

Israel’s Magen David Adom ambulance service stated two folks had been being handled for shrapnel and glass wounds after a rocket fired from Gaza on Wednesday night time struck the central Israeli metropolis of Rishon Letzion, south of Tel Aviv.


On the United Nations, Russia and China vetoed a U.S.-drafted Safety Council decision calling for pauses in hostilities to permit a lot wanted meals, water and medication to be delivered to Palestinian civilians. The United Arab Emirates additionally voted no, whereas 10 members voted in favour and two abstained.

Russia made a rival proposal that advocated a wider ceasefire, however failed to win the minimal variety of votes. Israel has resisted each, arguing that Hamas would solely take benefit and create new threats to Gaza civilians.

Restricted deliveries of meals, medication and water from Egypt restarted on Saturday by means of Rafah, the one crossing not managed by Israel.


Israel has vowed to wipe out Hamas, which guidelines Gaza.

“We are going to maintain hanging in Gaza so as to obtain the targets of the struggle,” Israeli army spokesman Daniel Hagari stated. “Each strike strengthens us and improves our state of affairs forward of the following levels within the struggle.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated in a televised assertion that Israel was “getting ready for a floor invasion. I can’t elaborate on when, how or what number of.”

Israeli tanks and troops are massed on the border with Gaza awaiting orders. Israel has known as up 360,000 reservists.

Worldwide strain is rising to delay any invasion of Gaza, not least due to hostages. Greater than half the estimated 220 hostages held by Hamas have overseas passports from 25 completely different international locations, the Israeli authorities stated. Many had been believed to have had twin Israeli nationality.

The Wall Avenue Journal, citing U.S. and Israeli officers, reported that Israel had agreed to delay invading Gaza for now in order that america might rush missile defences to the area to defend U.S. forces there, reflecting its concern the Gaza struggle might unfold to different elements of the Center East.

U.S. officers have to this point persuaded Israel to maintain off till U.S. air defence techniques will be positioned within the area, as early as this week, the Journal stated.

Requested in regards to the report, U.S. officers instructed Reuters that Washington had raised its considerations with Israel that Iran and Iranian-backed Islamist teams might escalate the battle by attacking U.S. troops within the Center East. An Israeli incursion into Gaza might be a set off for Iranian proxies, they stated.

(Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi, Henrietta Chacar, Emily Rose, Jeff Mason, Phil Stewart and Michelle Nichols; Writing by Grant McCool; Enhancing by Howard Goller)

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