Daily Briefing: Combat in North Gaza, Humanitarian Trucks in the South
Quick Update from the Front Lines
Briefing the media from my office
Where Things Stand Now
Today is November 6th. October 6th, 31 days ago, was quiet. Peaceful. And if Hamas hadn’t attacked Israel on October 7th, today would be too.
Instead, Hamas attacked, leaving 1400+ dead Israelis and 240 hostages in Gaza.
We know what Hamas did. We know they’d do it again. That’s what this war is about.
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Now we’re taking the fight to them in northern Gaza, engaged in close quarter combat. The fighting has been fierce, but, like I told the media today, we countered Hamas’ attacks, we contained them. Now we’re closing in on them.
Yesterday, troops of the 36th Division reached the coast in Gaza. We’ve completed encircling northern Gaza, separating Hamas strongholds in the north from the south. This is proving to be effective.
In the meantime, we’ve been urging civilians in north Gaza to evacuate for weeks. We will continue to allow civilians to evacuate through the evacuation corridor that we’ve opened, despite Hamas efforts to stop them.
Humanitarian Aid Will Continue to Reach Gazans
The war is against Hamas - not the people of Gaza. That’s why we’re continuing to ensure the steady flow of humanitarian aid.
Yesterday, 75 trucks of aid entered Gaza, a new high since the war began. In total, over 550 trucks have entered Gaza.
Over a million liters of water are flowing through Israeli water mains every day into Gaza. (Water in Gaza is mostly locally sourced).
The Jordanian air force coordinated a humanitarian aid air drop into Gaza. We strongly encourage these efforts as long as the supplies do not reach Hamas’ hands.
What I’m Reading
Dead Man Walking: How Yahya Sinwar deceived Israel for Decades - Financial Times
In depth article about Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar, from his first murder convictions over 30 years ago to October 7th. (Behind paywall)
Foreign Survivors of Brutal Hamas attack on Israel Recall Terror Massacre : 'Everything was Burning' - Fox News Interviews with foreign nationals who worked in Southern Israel and survived the October 7th massacre.
Cutting back on the Sodium and Sausages
Healthier breakfast day today…