Shocking video shows the moment two women tear down posters of innocent Israeli children who were taken hostage by Hamas – with one saying ‘this is for Palestine!’
The British-Israeli woman who filmed the encounter has revealed how she received verbal abuse from other members of the public while putting the fliers up in north London.
Protests have taken place in Japan and Iraq as the rest of the world braces for the ‘day of jihad’ in the wake of former Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal’s call for Muslims to ‘take the streets’ in the wake of the terror group’s brutal assault on Israel.
- Meshaal, who currently heads Hamas’s diaspora office, said: ‘[We must] head to the squares and streets of the Arab and Islamic world on Friday.’
- The former terror leader, who is based in Qatar , said the governments and peoples of Jordan, Syria , Lebanon and Egypt have a bigger duty to support the Palestinians
- On Friday, photos and videos posted on X showed thousands of Iraqis flooding Baghdad’s Tahir Square in support of Hamas. Giant Palestinian flags were seen laid on the ground alongside the flag of Iraq
- In New York City , home to around 1.6 million Jewish people, Mayor Eric Adams announced that there would be a step up in security
- On Thursday, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement that they have deployed extra forces around Jewish cultural sites in the wake of Meshaal’s claims
- Meanwhile in London, Jewish schools announced that they would close on Friday as a result of the threats
The UK’s Defence Secretary has clashed with a BBC presenter over the broadcaster’s refusal to brand Hamas ‘terrorists’.
- The tense exchange came as he spoke with Mishal Husain on the flagship Radio 4 Today programme
- Mr Shapps suggested that the broadcaster did not seem ‘interested’ in condemning the bloody attacks
- He stressed Parliament had tagged Hamas as a terror group, and highlighted an ‘unfortunate’ article by veteran foreign correspondent John Simpson justifying the language in coverage
- But Husain shot back that other major broadcasters were doing the same, arguing that they were following the Ofcom code
- The BBC refers to Hamas as a ‘militant’ group and described the slaughter of Israeli civilians as a ‘militant’ attack, as opposed to ‘terrorist’ group or ‘terrorist’ attack
Israel is drawing on its huge military might – including thousands of tanks, warplanes and troops – to obliterate Hamas after the terrorists launched their ruthless attacks this weekend that has killed more than 1,300 Israelis.
- Israeli forces have already used their strike force of 600 planes and 300 rocket launchers to relentlessly pound the Gaza Strip
- Airstrikes and artillery have destroyed thousands of targets belonging to Hamas and killed 1,530 Palestinians as their neighbourhoods were obliterated
- The ruthless onslaught won’t stop there, with Israel’s 173,000 soldiers, backed by 300,000 reservists, vying for the opportunity to kill Hamas terrorists who massacred 1,300 Israelis
- This huge force, along with 300 military tanks including self-propelled howitzers, are now preparing to launch a huge co-ordinated ground assault that will likely bring higher casualties on both sides
Hamas, founded as an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, took control of Gaza after winning a shock election there in 2006 and now rules with an iron fist.
After launching an unprecedented attack on Israel on Saturday that killed more than 1,300 civilians, the IDF has now vowed to wipe them out.
Here, MailOnline explains the history behind the terrorist group.
Hamas: 13 hostages killed in Israel strikes
Hamas terrorists said today that at least 13 Israeli and foreign hostages held in the northern Gaza Strip have been killed in Israeli air strikes in the past 24 hours.
- The terrorists stormed Israeli communities near the Gaza border on Saturday, killing thousands of Israelis and taking more than 150 people – including women and children – hostage.
- ‘Thirteen prisoners… including foreigners’ were killed in five locations targeted by Israeli fighter jets, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades said in a statement.
- Israel has rained air and artillery strikes on the blockaded Gaza Strip – a densely populated enclave of 2.4 million people – flattening buildings and killing more than 1,500 people.
- According to the Hamas media office in Gaza, at least 500 children are among the dead.
- The Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades had warned this week that ‘every targeting of our people without warning will be met with the execution of one of the civilian hostages’.
Human Rights Watch has accused Israel of using white phosphorus munitions in its military operations in Gaza and Lebanon.
The group has shared videos that it claims show Israel using the weapons.
Last night, Israel released a series of harrowing images of tiny babies who were murdered and burned by Hamas terrorists in their barbaric incusion.
One appalling image show the small body of a baby, who couldn’t be more than 12 months old, lying on a bloodied white body bag.
Another two photographs released by Israel show the blackened and charred bodies of two more babies, murdered when Hamas gunmen stormed their homes in southern Israel.
The images confirmed reports from earlier in the week about Hamas brutally murdering babies, which some initially dismissed as Israeli propaganda.
MailOnline has chosen to publish heavily blurred versions of these images to show the horrors that Hamas terrorists unleashed on hundreds of Israelis after they stormed over the border from Gaza on Saturday…
Hamas urges Palestinians to stay in their homes after IDF order to evacuate
Despite the IDF’s ominous order to evacuate, the Hamas terrorist group has urged Palestinians living in northern Gaza to stay in their homes.
The Hamas Authority for Refugee Affairs called on residents of the north of the territory to ‘remain steadfast in your homes and to stand firm in the face of this disgusting psychological war waged by the occupation’.
Israel’s order comes ahead of an expected ground assault into the Gaza Strip, and as the IDF continues to bombard the region with airstrikes.
Hamas has long been accused of using civilians as human shields to hide from Israeli attacks, thus increasing the number of civilian casualties.
MAP: Where have Palestinians in northern Gaza been told to evacuate to?
Israel’s military sent one evacuation order directly on Friday morning, telling the 1.1 million people living north of an area called Wadi Gaza to move south.
This would mean the entire population of Gaza City and its surroundings fleeing their homes, shown in the green area in the map below.
The UN says it is impossible to move that many people without devastating humanitarian consequences, and has urged Israel to rescind the order.
The 2.3 million people living in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip are densely packed into a sliver of land that is just 25 miles long and 7 miles wide.
It is already facing a dire humanitarian crisis, with no power, food, water or medicine coming into the enclave, as Israel levels entire neighbourhoods with strikes.
WATCH: IDF spokesman tells civilians in northern Gaza to move south
Human Rights Watch accuses Israel of using white phosphorous in Gaza and Lebanon
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has today accused Israel of using white phosphorus munitions in its military operations in Gaza and Lebanon, saying the use of such weapons puts civilians at risk of serious and long-term injury
- Israel’s military said it was ‘currently not aware of the use of weapons containing white phosphorous in Gaza’ when asked for comment on the allegations by Reuters news agency
- Israel did not provide comment on the rights watchdog’s allegations of their use in Lebanon
- HRW said it verified videos taken in Lebanon on October 10 and Gaza on October 11 showing ‘multiple airbursts of artillery-fired white phosphorus over the Gaza City port and two rural locations along the Israel-Lebanon border’
- It provided links to two videos posted on social media that it said show ‘155mm white phosphorus artillery projectiles being used, apparently as smokescreens, marking, or signalling’. Both show scenes near the Israel-Lebanon border, it said
- The group did not provide links to videos showing their alleged use in Gaza
Good morning, and welcome to MailOnline’s live blog covering the unfoilding Israel-Gaza conflict on October 13, 2023.
Here’s what you need to know today:
- Israel’s military hs ordered more than one million civilians living in Gaza City to evacuate Friday ahead of a feared Israel ground offensive
- The directive came on the heels of what the United Nations said was a warning they received from Israel to evacuate 1.1 million people living in northern Gaza within 24 hours
- Suffering in Gaza has been rising dramatically with Palestinians desperate for food, fuel and medicine and the territory’s only power plant shut down for lack of fuel as Israel’s blockade of the enclave continues
- The morgue at Gaza’s biggest hospital overflowed as bodies came in faster than relatives could claim them
- US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was set to visit on Friday, a day after Secretary of State Antony Blinken was in Israel to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
- The war has claimed at least 2,800 lives on both sides since Hamas launched an incursion on Oct. 7
- Last night, Israel released harrowing images of tiny babies who had been slaughtered by Hamas during Saturday’s attack