Israel’s war on Gaza: List of key events, day 92

At least 18 people have been killed in an Israeli air attack in Gaza’s Khan Younis city.

Residents and civil defense teams carry out a search and rescue operation around the rubble of the building demolished after Israeli attack in Deir al-Balah, Gaza, on January 05, 2024.
Residents and civil defence teams carry out a search and rescue operations around the rubble of the building demolished after an Israeli attack in Deir el-Balah, Gaza [Ashraf Amra/Anadolu Agency]

Here’s how things stand on Saturday, January 6, 2024:

Latest updates:

  • An Israeli air attack has killed at least 18 Palestinians after it targeted a house in the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis overnight.
  • Three people have been killed and several wounded in an Israeli attack on a house in Gaza’s Deir el-Balah city in the central area of the Palestinian territory.
  • Fierce clashes have been reported in the occupied West Bank’s Nablus city and Shu’fat refugee camp in occupied East Jerusalem amid Israeli military raids.
  • Israel’s army says it hit Hezbollah targets in southern Lebanon on Friday with air strikes, tank fire and artillery shelling.

Human impact

  • At least 22,600 people have been killed and 57,910 wounded in Israeli attacks on Gaza since October 7. The revised death toll from the October 7 attack on Israel stands at 1,139.
  • The Jabalia refugee camp in northern Gaza has been flooded as heavy rain pours down and municipality services remain shuttered. Sewage water is seeping into the camp, which shelters thousands of people, causing fears of disease spreading.
  • The United Nations has warned that Gaza has become “uninhabitable” after three months of fighting.
A small boy sits on a pile of rubble following an airstrike
A Palestinian boy sits on the rubble of a destroyed building after an Israeli strike in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip [File: Fatima Shbair/AP Photo]

Diplomacy

  • Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Turkey where he is expected to discuss the Gaza war with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Blinken will also visit several other Middle East nations before heading to Israel and the occupied West Bank next week.
  • Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has warned that Lebanon could be “exposed” if the armed group did not respond to the killing of Hamas deputy leader Saleh al-Arouri in Beirut.
  • Families of six individuals captured during the October 7 Hamas attack arrived in Qatar to discuss efforts for the release of the remaining captives with the country’s prime minister.
  • Rwanda, Chad and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have categorically denied engaging in any negotiations with Israel regarding the displacement of Palestinians from Gaza to their respective countries.
Source: Al Jazeera and news agencies