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Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday to take part in a joint Arab-Islamic summit on the war between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas in the Gaza Strip, state-affiliated media reported. This marks his first visit since Iran and Saudi Arabia agreed to restore ties in March. Follow our live blog for all the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT+1).

Issued on: 11/11/2023 – 07:08Modified: 11/11/2023 – 11:10

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Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi walks during the official farewell ceremony for his trip to Saudi Arabia at Mehrabad Airport in Tehran, Iran on November 11, 2023.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi walks during the official farewell ceremony for his trip to Saudi Arabia at Mehrabad Airport in Tehran, Iran on November 11, 2023. © via Reuters

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Key developments from Friday, November 10:

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that 20 hospitals in the Gaza Strip are now out of action, and the largest hospital in the Palestinian territory was that day coming under bombardment.

Israel has agreed to humanitarian “pauses” in its war on Hamas in Gaza after pressure from the US, President Joe Biden said, welcoming the development as “a step in the right direction”.

Health officials in the Hamas-run territory said on Friday that more than 11,078 people, including 4,506 children, have been killed since the start of Israel’s military operation. The number of wounded has risen to 27,490, according to the Gaza health ministry.

Israel revised its death toll from Hamas’s October 7 attack from 1,400 to “around 1,200” people. Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Lior Haiat said it was “an updated estimate”.

More than 100,000 Gaza residents have fled southwards over the last two days as Israeli forces operate “deep in Gaza City”, said chief Israeli military spokesperson Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari on Friday.

(FRANCE 24 with AFP, AP & Reuters)

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