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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 main developments from day 254 of the conflict.

  • Israeli forces have killed at least 41 Palestinians and wounded 102 more in the past 24 hours in four "massacres", according to the Palestinian health ministry. This brings the Palestinian death toll since 7 October to 37,337, with more than 85,299 wounded and an estimated 10,000 missing, likely dead and buried under rubble.
  • Over 9,300 Palestinians, including at least 75 women and 250 children, remain in Israeli prisons and detention centres, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said in a statement on Sunday.
  • Israeli forces killed two Palestinians in the Tal as-Sultan neighbourhood in Rafah, also targeting the ambulances trying to reach the casualties, Al Jazeera Arabic reported.
  • Israeli air strikes on a house in the al-Bureij refugee camp killed four people on Sunday, including a nine-year-old girl, according to local media. 
  • The Israeli military has claimed several drone strikes targeting what it said were Hezbollah targets in the southern Lebanese villages of Yaroun, Aamra, Kila and Marwahin.
  • Palestinians in Gaza and occupied East Jerusalem marked Eid al-Adha amid ongoing Israeli attacks across the Gaza Strip. Israeli forces violently blocked Palestinians from accessing Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem on Sunday to attend Eid prayer. Hundreds of people, mainly young men, were prevented at checkpoints in the Old City from reaching the religious site, with some being beaten by batons, pushed and shoved by Israeli officers. 
  • The UN agency for Palestinians refugees (Unrwa) said that its teams had organised Eid activities for displaced children in a humanitarian zone in Mawasi, Khan Younis.
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Islamic world was celebrating Eid with sadness over the war in Gaza. 
  • Hamas's response to the latest Gaza ceasefire proposal is consistent with the principles put forward in US President Joe Biden's plan, the group's Qatar-based leader, Ismail Haniyeh, said in a televised speech.
  • The Israeli military on Sunday announced a "tactical pause" in fighting on a road south of Gaza to allow for aid deliveries into the strip. It appeared that the decision was taken without consultation with the political leadership. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the temporary "humanitarian pause" in parts of Rafah announced by the military was "not acceptable".
  • The Israeli army has said that two more soldiers were killed in an attack in northern Gaza on Saturday, when an explosive device was detonated against their tank. This followed a Hamas ambush of a military vehicle with rocket-propelled grenades that killed eight soldiers in Rafah city on the same day.
  • Israeli politician and former Likud lawmaker Moshe Feiglin invoked Adolf Hitler when urging in a TV interview the expulsion of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip, whom he described as "Islamo-Nazis".