Update 2023-10-18 (2): Overnight Wednesday (17/18 October, local time), Israeli air forces carried out further attacks on targets in the Gaza Strip. According to media reports, the military urged the civilian population of Gaza City to relocate to a “humanitarian corridor” in Al-Mawasi, about 28 kilometres south of the metro area. According to the statement, aid is available there. Meanwhile, the United Nations Secretary-General has called for a ceasefire on humanitarian grounds.
Update 2023-10-18 (1): According to the sources from Tuesday (17 October), hundreds of people were killed following an artillery attack after a barrage of rockets fired at a Gaza hospital. Reportedly, the Hamas-run Health Ministry said the Israeli forces carried out the attack. However, the Israeli military denies the statement.