Skip to main content
Live blog update| Israel's war on Gaza

Evening recap

Good evening, Middle East Eye readers.

Our live coverage of Israel's assault on Gaza will shortly be closing for the evening.

Here are the day's key developments:

  • Al-Aqsa Hospital will shut down if no fuel is provided for its generators, the hospital warned
  • Israeli strikes in Gaza killed at least 15 children, with Israel targeting Fatima al-Zahraa school were women and children are sheltering
  • The heads of Israel’s defence community urged the war cabinet to make additional compromises with Hamas to reach a hostage deal, according to reports
  • Yemen’s Houthi leader Abdul Malik al-Houthi said on Thursday that the group had targeted the Mediterranean Sea during an operation 
  • CIA chief Bill Burns is set to travel to Europe in the coming days to meet with his Mossad counterpart David Barnea, in a bid to restart hostage talks.
  • Doctors Without Borders has warned that al-Awda hospital is being forced to close
  • The UN Palestinian refugee agency (Unrwa) chief Philippe Lazzarini said on Thursday that Israeli authorities are prioritising the private sector at the main crossing point for goods entering Gaza
  • Benny Gantz wants to establish a commission of inquiry to investigate how Hamas’s 7 October attack took Israel by surprise