November 13, 2023

Armed conflicts and attacks

2023 Israel–Hamas war

United Nations compounds around the world lower the UN flag to half-mast to honour the 101 UN workers who have been killed by Israeli attacks. (Reuters) (Al Jazeera)

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees says that the Israeli Navy damaged one of its guesthouses in Rafah, despite having shared coordinates with Israel multiple times. (Relief Web) (Al Jazeera)

Director of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees Thomas White says that humanitarian operations in Gaza will be suspended within the next 48 hours due to a shortage of fuel. (AFP via Barron's)

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanoms warns of a "dire and perilous" situation in Gaza's hospitals, saying that more patients, including premature babies, are dying. (ABC News)

The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics says that 3,117 students enrolled in schools in Gaza have been killed by Israel, while 4,613 have been injured. A further 130 teachers and school administrators are also killed. Twenty-four students have been killed in the West Bank. (Al Jazeera)

Siege of Gaza City

Israeli troops of the Golani Brigade seize control of the Palestinian Legislative Council building in Gaza City, which has been used by Hamas lawmakers since 2007. (The Times of Israel)

Israel bombs the Al-Salam Mosque in Sabra, increasing the total number of mosques destroyed by Israeli forces to more than 60. (Dawn)

Al-Shifa Hospital siege

Gaza's two largest hospitals, Al-Shifa Hospital and Al-Quds Hospital, both suspend operations. (NPR) (Al Jazeera)

Myanmar civil war

Fighting occurs between the military and the Arakan Army in several townships in Rakhine State, with the Arakan Army claiming that it took several outposts. (The Irrawaddy)

Operation 1027

The Chin National Army says that they captured a Tatmadaw base in Rikhawdar, Chin State, and are currently fighting for control of the town which is located on the border with India. More than 5,000 people flee across the border into India's Mizoram state. (Reuters) (The Irrawaddy)

Syrian civil war

Russian intervention in the Syrian civil war

Russian airstrikes on rebel-held Idlib Governorate kill at least 34 fighters and injure more than 60 others, according to the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria. (Reuters)

International relations

International reactions to the 2023 Israel–Hamas war

Scottish First Minister Humza Yousaf reiterates his call for an "immediate ceasefire" in the war on Gaza, saying that "children in Gaza don't need a pause in the killing, they need it to stop". (Al Jazeera)

Amnesty International says that EU countries "must" call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, adding that "the expanding humanitarian and human rights catastrophe unfolding in Gaza urgently needs to end". (Al Jazeera)