Extra Time Special Edition: Israel's potential ground invasion looms

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Extra Time Special Edition: Israel's potential ground invasion
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On Monday's special edition of "Extra Time" we are digging deeper into the crisis in the Middle East.

On Monday's edition of "Extra Time" we dig deeper into the crisis in the Middle East.

Latest on the crisis in the Mideast

Israel's expected ground invasion of Gaza could begin any day now, as the Palestinian death toll tops 5 thousand. Critical supplies like water, food and fuel are running out despite the arrival of some aid trucks.

Late Monday afternoon, we learned that Hamas released to Israeli hostages for "humanitarian health reasons." ABC's Ines de la Cuetara reports on the latest on the war from Jerusalem.

Plus, concerns are growing that a wider conflict in the oil-rich region could tighten global oil supplies. Reporter Gloria Pazmino explains what this means for gas prices as we head into the winter.

At least 200 hostages are still believed to be held by Hamas, as such many believe Israel is continuing to delay their ground invasion. Foreign policy expert Michael Szanto discusses hostage-saving strategies and what a ground invasion might mean for the future of the Gaza Strip.

Lastly, Eyewitness News reporter Josh Einiger is in Israel getting a first-hand look at the devastation. He talked to people who lost family and friends and has the story of a town that fought back and banded together to save lives.

An unseasonable warm-up in AccuWeather

This week, Jeff Smith says, New York City could see multiple days in a row with highs in the 70s. Plus, with Halloween around the corner, will this be our first weekend in several weeks without rain? Jeff times it all out in the extended AccuWeather forecast.

WATCH: Eyewitness News Reporter Josh Einiger reports from Israel

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