Tens of thousands of Palestinian civilians are fleeing Gaza City on foot as fighting intensifies.
What we know
- Israel will begin to implement daily pauses in fighting of four hours, the United States has said amid growing pressure to allow for more aid to get into Gaza and hostages held by Hamas to be released.
- Tens of thousands of Palestinian civilians are heading south from Gaza City on foot, fleeing intensifying clashes between Israel’s military and Hamas in an accelerating exodus from the north of the besieged enclave.
- A senior United Nations official accused both sides of war crimes as Israel’s ground assault and aerial bombardment fuel growing international outrage. Even in the zone Israel has said is safer, airstrikes continue, hospitals are in crisis, and food, water and medical aid are in short supply.
- U.S. fighter jets conducted strikes on an Iranian weapons storage facility in Syria as the Biden administration grapples with growing signs of escalation across the Middle East and growing domestic fallout.
- More than 1.5 million people have been displaced in Gaza, and health officials there say more than 10,800 have been killed. Israel says 1,400 people were killed in the Hamas terrorist attack Oct. 7, with 239 people still held hostage in Gaza.
- NBC News’ Keir Simmons, Raf Sanchez, Erin McLaughlin, Josh Lederman, Matt Bradley, Hala Gorani, Jay Gray and Chantal Da Silva are reporting from the region.