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Israel has bombed Gaza’s largest refugee camp, where thousands of Palestinians were sheltering, killing hundreds of people and injuring hundreds more.

Israeli forces confirmed it was behind the attack on the densely populated Jabalia refugee camp in northern Gaza on Tuesday Oct. 31, saying it was targeting a senior Hamas commander.

Israeli officials said that it had killed the commander, but a Hamas spokesperson said that he had not been in the area, where civilians had been sheltering.

Footage of the aftermath of the attack showed large craters in the ground and people carrying injured victims through piles of rubble.

A doctor told Al Jazeera that more than 50 people had been killed but his hospital was still counting the victims so could not yet provide a total.

Footage on social media showed dozens of bodies wrapped in body bags, and local doctors said that hundreds of people had been injured and killed.

Palestinian officials said that most of the victims were women and children.

Israel said the strike was a “wide-scale” attack.

The attack drew widespread international condemnation, with rights groups reiterating calls for an immediate ceasefire.

At least 10,000 people, including more than 4,000 children, have been killed in Gaza since fighting began on Oct. 7, according to Palestinian officials.

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Indian anchor, Shreya Dhoundial, has shut down an Israeli guest who tried to attack her for wearing colors that resembled the Palestinian flag during a live TV interview about the war between Israel and Hamas.

Israeli Intel Special Forces representative, Frederic Landau, was invited to the evening program on Mirror Now, an Indian news TV channel.

In an exchange that has since gone viral, Landau attacked Dhoundial for wearing a saree that is green, red and black – colors seen in the Palestinian flag.

“I can see the colors you are wearing this evening. That’s why I am purposefully wearing blue and white because with all due respect that the green, red, and black that you have purposefully put on this evening, blue and white will always prevail,” Landau said.

Dhoundial responded that her dress should not be interpreted as her support for any side and that the saree belonged to her late grandmother.

“If [my grandmother] was alive, she would have been about 105 years old today. She didn’t know what the Israel-Hamas conflict was,” she replied.

However, Landau then said she should “save it for a different occasion.”

Dhoundiual fired back, saying, “No, Frederic, I will not let you choose what I wear and I will not let you choose what I say. I will say what I have to say and I will speak the truth the way I see it.”

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🇹🇳 This Tunisian tennis player broke down over Gaza after her win and said she’ll donate her prize money to Palestine.

🇵🇸 This Palestinian singer’s covered Lorde’s “Team” to show the struggle of Palestinians and it is heart-wrenching.

🇨🇦 Canada’s supreme court is now a woman-majority for the first time ever.

About 176,000 people marched through the streets of Taipei on Saturday Oct. 28 as part of Taiwan’s 21st annual LGBTQ Pride Parade, a celebration of diversity and inclusion.

The attendance number, estimated by the organizers, has surged from a mere 800 since its inception in 2003, making it Asia’s largest Pride parade.

Themed “Stand With Diversity”, this year’s celebrations include two separate parade routes that spread across the country’s capital, a 120-booth Rainbow Market and performances from drag queens and go-go dancers.

The country’s thriving LGBTQ community also attracted 5,000 to 10,000 attendees from other parts of Asia and beyond.

In 2019, Taiwan made history as the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.

Same-sex couples also gained full adoption rights in May this year.

This year, vice president William Lai, who is the current frontrunner for president in next year’s election, also joined the parade, pledging to continue his party’s support of LGBTQ rights.

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