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At Least 2,837 Palestinians Killed, Egypt to Hold International Peace Summit: Escalations Day 11

October 17, 2023

At least 300 Palestinians have been killed and more than 12,500 injured as of 17 October, the eleventh day of the ongoing Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip. 64 percent of those killed were women and children, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. The Palestinian Health Ministry has also reported in a recent recent update that 61 Palestinians have been killed and 1250 injured in the West Bank. Israel also bombed areas of the southern towns of Khan Younis and Rafah, early Tuesday, 17 October, where it had initially told Palestinians to seek refuge. A senior Hamas official and former health minister reported that the bombing resulted in the killing of 27 people in Rafah and 30 in Khan Younis. According to the United Nations, approximately one million people have been displaced inside Gaza. International Efforts After his upcoming solidarity visit to Israel on Wednesday, US President Joe Biden is set to travel to Amman, Jordan for talks with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, Egyptian President Abdelfattah Al-Sisi, and Jordanian King Abdullah II. Following a meeting of the National Security Council headed by Al-Sisi, Egypt announced that it will host an…

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