Gaza: 12 Nov 2023: Israel encircles Gaza City, shuts off communication, and destroys half of the homes in the Gaza Strip.
242 hostages are taken by Hamas; 4 are released on "humanitarian grounds"; Israel claims that one saved Western allies support Israel's shelling of Gaza; the UN and other organizations denounce the aggression against Palestinians; worldwide demonstrations ensue
There are four-hour humanitarian pauses in Gaza.According to Jacek Siewiera, head of Poland's National Bureau of Security, the evacuation of Polish nationals from Gaza has begun through the Rafah border crossing, as reported by Reuters.
"The first Polish residents of the Gaza Strip have moved over to the Egyptian side of the border at Rafah. In a post on X, the former Twitter, Siewiera stated that the process had started.
"The Polish president has instructed the air force to be ready for transport.