November 11, 2023

Armed conflicts and attacks

2023 Israel–Hamas war

The UN Humanitarian Affairs Office reports that at least 45 Palestinians have been displaced in the West Bank following Israeli punitive demolitions. (OCHA) (Al Jazeera)

Digital rights organization Access Now says that shutdowns affecting internet access in the Gaza Strip are providing "cover for human rights atrocities", which are being worsened by Israel's control over internet access. (Al Jazeera)

The Norwegian Refugee Council condemns Israeli attacks on Gaza hospitals, calling for an urgent ceasefire and for the protection of medical staff, saying that "it is an affront to wage war around and on hospitals". (Al Jazeera)

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says that the transfer of solid waste to landfills has stopped across the Gaza Strip because of insecurity and a shortage of fuel. The World Health Organization reports that the spread of infectious diseases including diarrhea and chickenpox are increasing rapidly, with medical organizations warning of the risk of a possible cholera epidemic. (Al Jazeera)

At least 11,078 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says that 168 Palestinians, including 46 children, have been killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank. Another eight people, including one child, were killed by Israeli settlers in East Jerusalem. (Al Jazeera)

Siege of Gaza City

The director of the Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City says that the medical complex is "completely cut off", with any "moving person targeted" by Israeli forces. Médecins Sans Frontières confirms reports that people are being shot at as they try to exit the hospital. Palestinian health minister Mai al-Kaila says that Israeli forces have also shelled the hospital with white phosphorus munitions which are banned under international law. (Al Jazeera) (Al Jazeera 2) (Al Jazeera 3)

Israeli tanks and snipers fire at the Al-Quds Hospital in Gaza City from within twenty meters, where around 14,000 displaced people are sheltering in a state of "extreme panic and fear", according to the Palestinian Red Crescent. (ABC News)

Myanmar civil war

Operation 1027

A Myanmar Air Force fighter jet crashes in Kayah State near the border with Thailand. The Karenni Nationalities Defence Force claims responsibility for shooting it down, however the Tatmadaw claims the crash occurred due to a technical problem. (Reuters)

Russian invasion of Ukraine

Russian strikes against Ukrainian infrastructure

Russia launches its first missile attacks against Kyiv in 52 days. Most of the ballistic missiles are intercepted by Ukrainian air defences. No casualties are reported. (Reuters)

Ukraine–NATO relations

Former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen puts forward a proposal for Ukraine to join the military alliance but without the territories occupied by Russia. (The Guardian)

War in Sudan

Battle of Khartoum

The Shambat Bridge, which connects Omdurman and Khartoum North, is destroyed amid intense fighting in the capital Khartoum. Both sides blame each other for the destruction of the bridge. (Sudan Tribune)

Arts and culture

Pope Francis removes Bishop Joseph Strickland of the Diocese of Tyler in Texas, United States, due to his criticism of the Catholic Church's progressive views under Francis. Strickland is temporarily replaced by Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of the Diocese of Austin. The decision comes after Strickland declined to resign when asked to do so. (AP)