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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 Israel's war on Gaza, now in its 255th day:

  • Israeli air strikes at dawn on Monday have killed five Palestinians in Gaza City and the northern governorate, according to Wafa news agency. 

  • Local Palestinian media said Monday morning that Israeli ground forces were advancing towards Gaza City's southeastern al-Zaytoun neighbourhood under the cover of heavy air strikes. 

  • Israeli military spokesman Daniel Hagari said late Sunday that Hezbollah was "bringing us to the brink of what could be a wider escalation" as cross-border fire intensified in recent weeks.

  • Meanwhile, the White House said Amos Hochstein, a senior Biden adviser, will arrive in Israel on Monday for meetings to avoid further escalation between Israel and Lebanon.