Israel-Hamas war live: 50 killed in Gaza during morning attacks

  • Fifty Palestinians have been killed by Israeli strikes in Gaza’s Beit Lahiya, Khan Younis and Maghazi areas on Thursday, the Gaza Health Ministry said
  • The Palestinian Red Crescent says at least 10 people have been killed and 12 injured in an attack near El Amal City Hospital in the southern city of Khan Younis.

    Israeli bombing kills two more journalists in northern Gaza

    Two more journalists have been killed in Israeli bombings, raising the total death toll of journalists in the enclave to 105, the Government Media Office has said.

    More than 30 people were killed in the Israeli army attack on a residential square in Beit Lahiya, including photojournalist Ahmed Khair al-Din and journalist Mohammad Khair al-Din, Palestinian news agency Wafa reported.

    Israeli army has at least four divisions operating inside Gaza

    There is a brigade of Israeli soldiers being redeployed into Gaza. That doesn’t necessarily say much about the number of troops inside because they are often taken out and then redeployed.

    But what we do know is that there are at least four divisions operating in Gaza, and often a division is made up of somewhere between 6,000 to 25,000 troops, and there is one operating on the border.

    There are six brigade-level combat troops operating inside Khan Younis at the moment. They are trying to take control of the area because they say Hamas operatives are inside.

    There has also been an ongoing battle inside Gaza City. Israelis say they are relatively in control of the north, but what that means, we don’t yet know because there has been a lot of fighting and the majority of casualties have come from the north, specifically an area along the border called Beit Lahia.

    Gaza’s health system needs an urgent international intervention: Doctor

    Dr Hani Hamada, director of operations at the Ministry of Health and Coordinator of Field Hospitals in Gaza, spoke to Al Jazeera about the health system breakdown in the Gaza Strip.

    “Nasser Medical Complex in Khan Younis is now besieged and cannot be reached to provide all services,” Hamada said from the Indonesian field hospital in Rafah. “And in the central area, there is only the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital, while the European Hospital is all beds full of cases and waiting lists are high for this purpose.”

    He said that about 1.6 million people in Rafah need medical care and health services. He added that cancer patients have had scheduled operations interrupted.

    “The situation is very dangerous and needs rapid and urgent intervention, and we appeal to all international institutions and Arab and foreign countries to save the residents of the Gaza Strip from this fierce Israeli attack.”

    Israel offers new prisoner exchange deal: Report

    Israel, via the United States, has proposed a new prisoner exchange deal to mediator Qatar, according to Israel’s Channel 13.

    The deal would first see Israel withdraw its troops from densely populated areas of the Gaza Strip and allow far more aid to enter the enclave, the channel reports.

    In the second phase, Hamas would release female Israeli captives, including female soldiers and the bodies of dead Israelis, as Israel retreats further into areas to be hashed out via Qatari and US mediation.

    The media outlet said Hamas has “so far rejected this proposal” as it does not call for a full ceasefire while hostages are exchanged.

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