- Israel will pause military operations in parts of northern Gaza for four-hour periods each day, a White House official said Thursday. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated in a statement that there would be “no ceasefire” without the release of hostages held by Hamas.
- Meanwhile, Qatari officials and the intelligence chiefs of Israel and the US held a trilateral meeting in Doha Thursday to discuss hostage releases in exchange for a humanitarian pause and aid entry to Gaza, a diplomatic source familiar with the talks told CNN.
- Israel claimed its forces captured a Hamas stronghold in northern Gaza after a 10-hour battle, during which they captured weapons and uncovered tunnel shafts, according to a statement.
- Thousands of Palestinians have fled south from northern Gaza on foot in recent days in a growing exodus prompted by Israel’s intensified ground and air campaign. “Nothing is left,” one evacuee told CNN.
- Here’s how to help humanitarian efforts in Israel and Gaza.