PM Hamdallah tells an IMF delegation that the reconstruction of Gaza cannot take place if Israel's blockade continues. (Ma’an/Jerusalem Post)
Hamas leader Abu Marzouk says indirect ceasefire talks between Hamas and Israel will resume at the end of October. (Ynet)
The New York Times looks at Jewish settlement activity in occupied East Jerusalem is raising tensions. (New York Times)
Israeli authorities prevent exporting Gaza products to the occupied West Bank. (Ma’an)
PA security forces kill a Palestinian man in Hebron during a raid in the occupied West Bank. (Ma’an)
Gen. Allen says the US is bombing ISIS targets in Kobani for humanitarian purposes. (Reuters/Washington Post)
A Syrian Kurdish official calls on the international community to allow weapons into the border town of Kobani. (AP)
Syrian Kurds are giving the US target coordinates to try to halt an ISIS assault in Kobani. (Reuters/New York Times)
The Pentagon says US-led airstrikes have killed several hundred ISIS fighters around the Syrian town of Kobani. (Reuters)
PM al-Abadi is facing a war against ISIS and is also battling critics in his own party. (New York Times)
ISIS is nearing a strategic town about 25 miles west of Baghdad. (New York Times/Washington Post)
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid al-Hussein compares the ebola outbreak and ISIS by labelling them “twin plagues.” (AP/Times of Israel)
suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least eight people. (AP)
Egyptian warplanes reportedly hit Libyan militias. (AP/The National)
FM Zarif says international nuclear talks in Vienna with representatives of the P5+1 were difficult but progress has been made. (Times of Israel)
Matthew Levitt, Oula Abdulhamid Alrifai and Kelsey Segawa say Hamas is going through a “rough patch.” (The Hill)
Danny Danon says Palestinian “lawfare” will backfire. (JTA)
David Pollock says Egyptians, Saudis and Lebanese overwhelmingly reject both ISIS and the US. (Times of Israel)
Mohamad Bazzi says the tribal system is Iraq’s key asset in the fight against ISIS. (The National)
The National says hunger is the latest effect of Pres. Assad’s war. (The National)
The New York Times says the Pentagon allowed highly dangerous chemical weapons to be left behind in Iraq. (New York Times)
Joyce Karam says the buildup of militias will be a threat even after ISIS is defeated. (Al Arabiya)
Eyad Abu Shakra says the US has no genuine comprehensive strategy for the Middle East.   (Asharq al-Awsat)

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