October 9, 2023 - Israel-Hamas war news

By Jessie Yeung, Adam Renton, Ed Upright, Joshua Berlinger, Aditi Sangal, Dakin Andone, Maureen Chowdhury, Leinz Vales, Elise Hammond, Steve Almasy and Kathleen Magramo, CNN

Updated 12:00 a.m. ET, October 10, 2023
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10:55 a.m. ET, October 9, 2023

Gaza hospital out of service amid Israeli airstrikes, Palestinian health ministry says

From CNN's Celine Alkhaldi in Jerusalem

Services at the only functioning hospital in Gaza's Beit Hanoun neighborhood have been suspended due to continuous Israeli airstrikes, the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza said Monday.

Extensive damage caused by continuous Israeli airstrikes blocked medical teams’ ability to enter or exit the building, the health ministry said.

The ministry claimed nine ambulances had been targeted since Saturday.

10:53 a.m. ET, October 9, 2023

Several people injured from rocket barrage in Jerusalem, volunteer medical group says 

From CNN's Hadas Gold

Several people were injured Tuesday from a "direct strike in the recent rocket barrage," a volunteer emergency medical technician (EMT) group said.

“United Hatzalah volunteers are currently treating one person in a town in the Jerusalem area whose is in serious condition as a result of injuries sustained from a direct strike in the recent rocket barrage,” it said.

Additionally, volunteers are treating several others who were injured in a direct rocket strike in a town south of Jerusalem, the group said.  

10:51 a.m. ET, October 9, 2023

Loud booms can be heard almost constantly in Tel Aviv

From CNN's Ivana Kottasová in Tel Aviv

The loud booms in Tel Aviv have been near constant on Monday.

One after another, the bangs reverberate throughout the city, as Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system keeps intercepting rockets and its military launches strikes against the Gaza Strip.

People in the city don’t just hear these bangs. Sometimes, they can feel them too.

A faint vibration that goes through the body like a wave. It’s barely noticeable, but combined with the distant thuds of explosions, this strange feeling is a reminder that Gaza is just 60 kilometers (about 37 miles) away from here.

Israel’s government ordered a “complete siege” of Gaza on Monday. As Hamas continued firing rockets toward Israel, a CNN team near the Israel-Gaza border heard multiple, near-continuous, impacts inside Gaza on Monday.

10:45 a.m. ET, October 9, 2023

Israel claims "dozens of planes" attacked 130 Hamas targets in the last three hours

From CNN's Kareem El Damanhoury and Amir Tal

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) says it carried out airstrikes against 130 Hamas targets in Gaza over the last three hours, according to a statement.

"Throughout the last 24 hours Air Force planes have been carrying out extensive attacks along the length and breadth of the Gaza Strip, wreaking havoc on Hamas terrorists," the IDF statement said. "In just the last three hours, about 130 targets were attacked using dozens of planes."
10:36 a.m. ET, October 9, 2023

CNN team near Israel-Gaza border hears multiple impacts in Gaza

From CNN's AnneClaire Stapleton

CNN’s Nic Robertson and team are close to the Israel-Gaza border and have heard multiple, near-continuous impacts inside Gaza since 10 a.m. ET on Monday.

The CNN team witnessed a large amount of Israeli troops arriving in jeeps loaded down with supplies. 

10:35 a.m. ET, October 9, 2023

Amputations and burns are among the most common injuries at Gaza hospitals, Palestinian health ministry says

From CNN's Celine Alkhaldi in Jerusalem

Palestinians transport the injured to the Indonesian Hospital in Jabalia, Gaza, on October 9.
Palestinians transport the injured to the Indonesian Hospital in Jabalia, Gaza, on October 9. Bashar Taleb/APAImages/Shutterstock

Most of the patients arriving at hospitals in Gaza have sustained second-and third-degree burns and amputations of both their lower and upper extremities, a spokesperson for the Palestinian health ministry in Gaza told the news outlet Shibab Agency.

Many have also sustained shrapnel injuries, the spokesperson, Ashraf al-Qidra, told the Palestinian outlet.

The injured arriving at hospitals are mainly women and children, al-Qidra said, adding this is a "result of Israelis directly targeting residential houses and buildings."

10:15 a.m. ET, October 9, 2023

Sirens heard across Jerusalem and Tel Aviv

From Celine Alkaldi

An empty street in central Jerusalem, Israel, on October 9.
An empty street in central Jerusalem, Israel, on October 9. Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP/Getty Images

Sirens are sounding across Jerusalem and Tel Aviv right now, according to CNN teams on the ground. Teams in Jerusalem heard a series of booms immediately after the sirens were activated.

10:22 a.m. ET, October 9, 2023

Israeli forces say its helicopters are currently striking in Lebanese territory

From CNN's Lauren Izso, Mia Alberti and Hamdi Alkhshali

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said in a brief statement on Monday that its helicopters are currently striking in Lebanese territory. 

No further details were provided. 

Earlier, the IDF said a “number of armed suspects” who “infiltrated” into Israel from Lebanon were killed, and that IDF soldiers were searching the area.

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) peacekeepers said in a statement on Monday that it has reported explosions near Al-Boustan in southwest Lebanon.

UNIFIL said its Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Aroldo Lázaro is in contact with the parties involved, “urging them to exercise maximum restraint and utilize UNIFIL's liaison and coordination mechanisms to prevent further escalation and loss of life.”

Lebanese Army Commander, General Joseph Aoun, met on Monday with Major General Aroldo Lázaro to discuss the situation at the southern border, the Lebanese army said.


9:58 a.m. ET, October 9, 2023

French Foreign Ministry confirms second citizen dead in Hamas attacks

From CNN's Josh Berlinger and Xiaofei Xu in Paris

A second French citizen has been confirmed dead following Hamas’ surprise attack against Israel, the French Foreign Ministry said Monday.

“France regrets the tragic death of a second French national, victim of the terrorist attacks carried out by Hamas against Israel,” it said in a statement.

The foreign ministry — which said it would continue to locate its missing citizens — previously confirmed the death of one citizen. It has not provided details about those killed or the circumstances of their deaths.

French President Emmanuel Macron had a phone call with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu Monday, according to an Élysée statement, which said Macron reiterated France’s full support for Israel and expressed his concern for the Israelis taken hostage or injured.