CNBC's Live Blog is a live update of the war between Israel and Hamas. Hamas is the militant Palestinian group that governs Gaza. Arab leaders also blame Israel's Defense Forces for the attack. Israel has been bombing Gaza relentlessly every day since Hamas launched its terror attack against Israel, in which 1,300 people were killed. The health ministry of the territory reports that Israel's bombardment of Gaza and the total siege on the small enclave has killed over 3,000 Palestinians. "I'm deeply shocked and saddened by the explosion that occurred at the Gaza hospital yesterday. According to what I have seen, the explosion appears to be caused by your opponent. "I am very happy to return to Israel with you. Biden made his first trip to Israel since the beginning of the conflict on Wednesday. You described Hamas' actions as pure evil. Netanyahu said: "Mr. Presiden, for the Israeli people, there's only one thing better than having an honest friend like yourself standing by Israel. And that is to have you standing in Israel." Pope Francis addresses the weekly general audiences at St Peter's Square in The Vatican, October 18, 2023.
"War is not the solution to any problem. It only causes death and destruction. It increases hatred. He also said that he will visit Jordan to meet with Arab leaders and discuss humanitarian aid as well as the next steps for Palestinians. Israel's response to the Hamas attack on Oct. 7, which was a blockaded territory governed by Hamas, was a fierce bombing campaign in the Gaza Strip. Hamas blames Israel for the deadly explosion that occurred in a Gaza Hospital on Tuesday night, which killed hundreds. Riyad Msour, the Palestinian U.N. representative at the United Nations, said that Israeli forces were responsible for the "massacre", and demanded an immediate cessation of hostilities. The U.N. A source told us that the details of the package are not finalized, and they could change. Citing terrorism, civil unrest, and armed conflict. In the Israel-Hamas Conflict. SherifMansour, CPJ’s Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator, said: "CPJ stresses that journalists are civil servants who do important work in times of crisis. They must not be targeted as targets by warring parties." Journalists in the Middle East and North Africa region make great sacrifices for this tragic conflict. On October 17, 2023, protesters demonstrated in Istanbul Turkey in front of the Israeli Consulate after an explosion in a hospital in Gaza claimed hundreds of lives. After Palestinian officials claimed that over 500 people had been killed today in an alleged Israeli attack on the Ahli Arab Hospital, Gaza City, a protest was quickly organized outside the Israeli Consulate. Israeli officials claim that the explosion is due to a Hamas rocket misfired. Israel's National Security Council issued a warning to Israeli travelers earlier today to leave Turkey immediately, citing a risk of attack.
On October 18, 2023, people gather in Tahrir Square in Baghdad to protest the Israeli airstrike against Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital, Gaza, as Israeli attacks continue.
In Ramallah, West Bank, on October 17, 2023, people gather to protest Israeli attacks on Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital, Gaza. The Palestinian Civil Police Force intervened to stop the protesters who set fires and blocked roads.
Palestinians protesting in Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, after an airstrike killed hundreds of people in a Gaza Hospital compound on October 17, 2023.
In Beirut, Lebanon, on October 17, 2023, people hold Palestinian flags and stage a demonstration against an Israeli airstrike that hit Gaza's Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital.
On October 17, 2023, people gather in New York to protest the Israeli airstrike against Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital, Gaza, on Tuesday, as Israeli attacks continue for their eleventh day.
Tunis, Tunisia, October 17, 2023. People protesting against Israeli attacks on Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital, Tunisia. (Photo by Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu through Getty Images).
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