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Live blog update| Israel's war on Gaza

Morning update

Good morning Middle East Eye readers,

Here are the latest update:

  • Wafa News Agency reports that an Israeli air strike on Rafah killed four people, including two children
  • The death toll from the Israeli strike on a World Central Kitchen vehicle has risen to seven as the organisation announced it is now pausing its operations in the region. Those killed were coming from Poland, Australia, the UK, Palestine, and a dual citizen of the US and Canada.
  • Australian PM Anthony Albanese demanded "full accountability" for the killing of Australian aid worker Zomi Frankcom, while the US called on Israel to "swiftly" investigate the killing of aid workers
  • Axios reports that the US told Iran it had "no involvement" in the suspected Israeli strike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus, which killed seven people including a top Iranian commander
  • The Council on American-Islamic Relations said they saw a record rise in anti-Muslim incidents in the US in 2023 due to the Israeli war on Gaza