Israel war update as of today Oct. 16

The Israeli ground offensive into the Gaza Strip was supposed to start this weekend, but was postponed due to the weather. The New York Times reports this based on three Israeli military officials. Weather conditions such as cloud cover would make it difficult for pilots and drone operators to provide ground troops with cover from the air.

Blinken announced the opening of a checkpoint in Egypt for evacuation from the Gaza Strip. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that Rafah will be opened and we together with the UN, Egypt, Israel and other countries are creating a mechanism that will make it possible to deliver aid and deliver it to those who need it.

Agreement on the opening of the Rafah crossing for the passage of foreigners and holders of foreign citizenship to Egypt and the transfer of humanitarian aid. The Gazans who were not blessed with dual citizenship will remain in the Strip.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health reports that the death toll from airstrikes and shelling in the Gaza Strip since the beginning of the war between Israel and Hamas has reached 2329 people while 9024 were injured.

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