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Live blog update| Israel's war on Gaza

Morning update

Good morning Middle East Eye readers,

Here are the latest updates:

  • Israeli forces reportedly withdrew from Gaza City's al-Shifa hospital and its vicinity, leaving the complex severely damaged and burned
  • Israel says a drone attack lightly damaged a building in Eilat, as the Islamic Resistance in Iraq claims to have targeted the country
  • Axios reports that the US and Israel are expected to hold a virtual meeting later today, in which they will discuss the Biden administration's alternative proposals to an Israeli military invasion of Rafah
  • Veterans for Peace said a US Air Force senior airman Larry Hebert will go on a hunger strike to shed light on the plight of Gaza's children