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Live blog update| Israel's war on Gaza

Evening update

Good evening Middle East Eye readers.

Our live coverage of the conflict in Gaza will shortly be closing for the evening.

Here are the day's key developments.

The death toll of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in Gaza has risen to 31,645 since 7 October, the Palestinian health ministry has announced. It added that 92 people had been killed over the past 24 hours. 

At least 73,676 others have been wounded since the war broke out five months ago. 

Scores of Palestinians were killed or wounded on Sunday in attacks across the Gaza Strip, with the bodies of five people recovered from a town in Khan Younis in the south, medical sources told Wafa news agency. 

Israeli air strikes also hit homes in the Sheikh Radwan and al-Nasr neighbourhoods of Gaza City, as well as the Nuseirat and al-Bureij refugee camps. 

At least 12 Palestinian civilians, mostly women and children, were killed overnight in an Israeli attack on a residential home in central Gaza's Deir al-Balah, according to Wafa news agency. 

The UN children's agency Unicef said on Sunday that over 13,000 children had been killed in Gaza in Israel's offensive, adding that many children were suffering from severe malnutrition and did not "even have the energy to cry".

In other developments:

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reiterated that Israel will push on with its military operations in Gaza, including an offensive in the southern city of Rafah, despite international pressure against it.

    "To our friends in the international community, I say: is your memory so short? So quickly you forgot about 7 October, the worst massacre committed against Jews since the Holocaust?" he said at the start of Sunday's cabinet meeting. "So quickly you are ready to deny Israel the right to defend itself against the monsters of Hamas?"
  • International pressure on Israel continued to grow on Sunday, with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi saying that Egypt and European leaders had agreed to reject an Israeli military operation in Rafah. 
  • Meanwhile, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at a press conference in Jerusalem with Netanyahu on Sunday said: "We cannot stand by and watch Palestinians risk starvation That's not us. That is not what we stand for." 
  • European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, speaking in Cairo, said that Gaza was facing famine, and urged for a rapid ceasefire agreement.
  • Later, in an interview with CNN, Netanyahu described US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's speech in which he called for new elections in Israel as "inappropriate".