Israel-Hamas war live updates: Israel pounds Gaza in heaviest bombardments to date; rejects UN's ‘despicable' call for truce

This is CNBC's live blog tracking developments on the Israel-Hamas war. See below for the latest updates. Israel stepped up its ground and air offensive in the Gaza Strip overnight, rejecting the…

Israel-Hamas war live updates: Israel pounds Gaza in heaviest bombardments to date; rejects UN's ‘despicable' call for truce

CNBC's Live Blog is a live update of the war between Israel and Hamas. ", according to NBC News. As the war enters its 4th week, the death toll continues rising. According to Hamas' Palestinian Health Ministry, at least 7,300 people were killed in Gaza. According to the IDF, Israel has seen at least 1,400 deaths and 5,400 injuries. As the Israeli air force conducts its most intense air strikes on the 21st Day in Gaza Strip on October 27, 2023, smoke rises and billows across different regions of Gaza.

A crew member from NBC News sent a message to colleagues inside Gaza: "The situation is very difficult, dangerous and difficult." Eli Cohen wrote in a tweet on X (formerly Twitter): "We reject the UN General Assembly’s despicable request for a truce." A majority of 120 countries voted in favor. Abu Rakaba is said to have played a role in the planning of the murders and kidnappings which took place on October 7 in southern Israel. Pope Francis gestures at the crowd in St. Peter's Square, the Vatican, during the Sunday Angelus Prayer on October 15, 2023. He calls for humanitarian corridors that will allow essentials to be delivered to Gaza Strip which is currently under Israeli heavy bombardment after a bloody Hamas attack.

The videos were broadcast for the first outside of Israel and mainly consist of GoPro, dash cam, cell phone, and other footage that was recorded by the attackers. On Jan. 31, 2016, Palestinian al-Qassam Brigades members, the armed arm of Hamas, attend a Gaza City gathering to pay tribute their other militants killed in the Gaza Strip after a tunnel collapsed.

Hamas carried out the deadliest terrorist attack on Israeli civilians since the country's history began 75 years ago. In the videos, militants seem relaxed, searching through houses that were filled with everyday items -- a breakfast freshly made, an iPad, or a pair shoes -- while Israeli civilians hid nearby in safe rooms. Israeli officials present at the screening informed reporters that Hamas had attacked over 30 locations, and it took Israeli forces hours to remove them. "In some locations, it took between 8 and 12 hours," said Maj. General Mickey Edelstein. He is currently serving as a reserve. Rescuers search for survivors among the rubble from a building that was damaged by an Israeli air strike on October 24, 2023 in Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

Paltel, the Palestinian telecommunications company, says that Israeli airstrikes have cut off internet services in Gaza Strip. Journalists and rights groups also claim to have lost contact with their colleagues in Gaza. On October 22, 2023, the second convoy aid trucks crosses the Rafah Border from the Egyptian side in North Sinai.

A member of public views a wall in Tel Aviv that displays pictures of hostages still being held in Gaza on October 26, 2023.

CNBC was unable to independently verify these figures and Israel Defense Forces didn't immediately respond to an inquiry for comment. CNBC's past coverage