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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 from the Israeli war on Gaza, now in its 254th day:

  • Palestinians in Gaza and occupied East Jerusalem marked Eid al-Adha amid ongoing Israeli attacks across the Gaza Strip.

  • Ten Israeli soldiers were killed in two separate Hamas attacks in Gaza on Saturday. Two soldiers were killed when their tank exploded in northern Gaza, and another killed eight were killed in a Hamas ambush in Rafah.

  • Israel's far-right finance minister, Bezalel Smotrich, called for “the complete destruction of the enemy” following the attack.

  • The Israeli military has announced a "tactical pause" fighting on a road south of Gaza to allow for aid deliveries into the strip.

  • The death toll of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in Gaza since 7 October has risen to at least 37,296 people, with another 85,197 wounded, according to Gaza's Health Ministry. The ministry added that, of them, 30 were killed and another 95 wounded in the last 24 hours.