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Live blog update| Israel's war on Gaza

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Good evening Middle East Eye readers,

As we come to an end of the first week of fighting between Israel and Palestinian groups, this blog will be signing off.

Another will take its place for week two of coverage. You can find it here.

As of Sunday, 15 October, at least 2,670 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed, including 724 children and 458 women. In the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, 56 people have been killed by Israeli fire.

Meanwhile, at least 1,400 people have been killed in Israel.

Currently, the Palestinian Civil Defence in Gaza estimates that there are around 1,000 people trapped in rubble created by Israel's campaign of indiscriminate bombardments.

Israel continues to promise that a ground invasion is imminent, and fighting shows no signs of cooling off. Middle East Eye will continue to bring our readers the most important updates as they are confirmed. Please be sure to follow our week two blog.