INQToday: DFA: Gaza under Alert Level 3; Israel’s new war cabinet vows to wipe Hamas off the earth | Inquirer News

INQToday: DFA: Gaza under Alert Level 3; Israel’s new war cabinet vows to wipe Hamas off the earth

/ 12:55 PM October 12, 2023

Here’s a quick roundup of today’s top stories:

DFA: Alert level 3 raised in Gaza; repatriation for Filipinos now voluntary

The crisis alert in Gaza has been raised to Alert Level 3, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Undersecretary Eduardo de Vega confirmed to on Thursday.


“This means that the government is calling on Filipinos to consider repatriation on voluntary basis,” he said.


Marcos: PH stands with Israel in war vs Hamas

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Wednesday said that the Philippines stands with Israel which was attacked by the Palestinian militant group Hamas over the weekend.

Marcos made the declaration when he met with Israeli Ambassador to the Philippines Ilan Fluss in Malacañang.

Israel’s new war cabinet vows to wipe Hamas off the earth

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu forged an emergency government on Wednesday to direct war against Hamas, and his defense minister vowed to wipe the Palestinian militant group “off the face of the earth” over its deadly weekend attack.

Islamist Hamas gunmen invaded Israel from the Gaza Strip on Saturday in a surprise assault that killed at least 1,200 people, the deadliest Palestinian militant attack in Israeli history.

Student’s death due to ‘rare’ condition, not linked to slap – PNP

Based on the autopsy conducted by the police, the 14-year-old student who died days after he was slapped by his teacher had a “rare” condition that caused a blood vessel in his brain to rupture.

Lt. Col. Ryan Manongdo, Antipolo City police officer in charge, said on Wednesday night that the examination of Francis Jay Gumikib’s body showed that the slapping incident was not related to the student’s death.

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