A procession in support of the Palestinians and against the war. The rally organized in Paris on Saturday, November 4th, brought together 19,000 people according to the prefecture of police, contacted by franceinfo. No damage was reported to the authorities. According to the CGT, the number of participants is estimated at 60,000 people. Demonstrations also took place throughout the day in Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lille, and Grenoble. Elsewhere in Europe, gatherings were organized in London and Berlin, among others. Follow our live updates.
Evacuations continue from Gaza. “Nearly forty French citizens and their families” were able to leave the enclave through the Rafah border crossing (Egypt) on Saturday, November 4th, announced the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement. “They were taken care of by the French embassy and the crisis and support teams,” said the statement. On Friday, 34 people and their spouses had been evacuated.
Thirty-nine French citizens have died in Hamas attacks. Nine people are still missing, and “it is now confirmed that some of them are hostages of Hamas,” according to a new report from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The UN condemns the bombing of an ambulance that killed fifteen people in Gaza. The strike was confirmed by the Israeli army, which stated that it targeted Hamas members using the vehicle, a claim denied by the Palestinian Islamist organization. “I am horrified,” reacted United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
After Israel, the US Secretary of State travels to Jordan. Antony Blinken is set to meet with King Abdullah II of Jordan on Saturday, following a brief visit to the Hebrew state. He will also participate in a ministerial meeting with several Arab countries and have a bilateral meeting with Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Al-Safadi.