Live Update: US strikes Iranian facilities in Syria

Live Update: US strikes Iranian facilities in Syria

  • The US says it struck Iranian and pro-Iranian sites in Syria, in action it said was “separate and distinct” from the Israel-Hamas war.
  • Israel has continued to pound targets in Gaza, hitting residential buildings and killing dozens of Palestinians, many of them children.
  • Gaza’s health ministry has published the names of thousands of Palestinians killed in the Israeli attacks, saying “behind every number is a story of a person”, after US President Joe Biden questioned the reliability of its death toll.
  • Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyeh has warned that ongoing Israeli “aggression” against Gaza will “destabilize the entire region”.

U.S. Bolsters Forces in the Middle East

  • The UN General Assembly has begun an emergency meeting on Gaza, with a vote on a resolution drafted by Jordan expected on Friday.
  • At least 7,028 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli attacks since October 7, as Israel promises to continue raids into Palestinian territories. More than 1,400 people were killed in the Hamas attack on Israel.

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