What we’re covering

  • Israel says it is gearing up for the next stages of its war with Hamas, including widespread strikes and “significant ground operations.” It launched the retaliatory offensive after Hamas’ October 7 terror attacks that killed 1,300 people.
  • The Israeli military has warned 1.1 million people living in northern Gaza to evacuate south for their safety. Videos showed explosions and bodies along a Gaza evacuation route Friday, as tens of thousands of people flee their homes in the densely packed enclave.
  • Gaza’s humanitarian crisis is deepening, with warnings people are at risk of starvation as Israel imposes a “complete siege.” More than 2,000 people have been killed in the Hamas-run territory since last Saturday, the Palestinian health ministry said.
  • Here’s how to help humanitarian efforts in Israel and Gaza.

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