Palestine: 20 November 2023: Israel besieges the Gaza Strip, shuts off all communication, demolishes half of the homes there, and mandates a widespread evacuation.
Western allies support Israel's shelling of Gaza. Hamas captures 242 captives and releases 4; Israel claims 1 is rescued, 1 dies, and another's remains are found. UN, organizations denounce assault against Palestinians; worldwide demonstrations commence
Most of Al-Shifa was evacuated, and 22 of Gaza's 36 hospitals were closed.