Extra Time: Israeli airstrikes surge in Gaza; Red Cross provides humanitarian aid

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Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Extra Time: Israeli airstrikes surge in Gaza; Red Cross provides aid
In this edition of Eyewitness News Extra Time, we have the latest developments overseas with the crisis in the Middle East.

In this edition of Eyewitness News Extra Time, we have the latest developments overseas with the crisis in the Middle East.

A barrage of Israeli airstrikes across the Gaza Strip crushed multiple residential buildings and buried families under rubble.

Health officials in the besieged territory reported hundreds killed in the past day, and the closure of medical facilities because of bomb damage and a lack of power.

On Tuesday, the Israeli foreign minister and the minister of foreign affairs for Palestine gave long, passionate speeches at the United Nations Security Council meeting about the suffering their people are experiencing.

While they spoke inside the United Nations, there was a show of support outside for the hostages taken by Hamas.

In the Bronx, a rally was held Tuesday afternoon to show support for Israel. The participants also voiced concerns about an increase in antisemitic violence since the terror attack in Israel.

ABC's Ines de la Cuetara has the latest from the war zone.

Here are the other major headlines from Tuesday's show:

How the Red Cross is bringing humanitarian aid to the Mideast

Eyewitness News Anchor Bill Ritter spoke to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to learn more about how they are bringing hostages out of the warzone in the Mideast, and helping those who need them the most.

Emmer withdraws House speaker bid after winning GOP nomination

Republican Tom Emmer abruptly abandoned his bid to become House speaker Tuesday, withdrawing hours after winning the internal party nomination once it became clear he would not have enough support from GOP colleagues for the gavel. Emmer, the GOP Whip, reversed course after Donald Trump objected to his nomination and hardliners in the House denied the party leader the votes he would need. He is the third Republican to fall short, leaving dejected Republicans no closer to resolving the chaos they have created since ousting Kevin McCarthy at the start of the month.

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