BBC – With updates from Rushdi Abu Alouf in Gaza; Lyse Doucet and Lucy Williamson in southern Israel; Jeremy Bowen, Yolande Knell, Tom Bateman, Alice Cuddy and Joel Gunter in Jerusalem; Nick Beake in Tel Aviv; Anna Foster in northern Israel; and Hugo Bachega in southern Lebanon


  1. The Israeli military is planning an attack by land, air and sea, it says in a statement – but gives no timings or specifics
  2. A ground offensive by Israel into Gaza is expected. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells frontline soldiers: “The next stage is coming”
  3. Israel has warned 1.1m Palestinians living in north Gaza to evacuate south, and thousands have been fleeing by vehicle or on foot
  4. The World Health Organization has condemned the evacuation order, and says forcing hospital patients to relocate would be “a death sentence”
  5. Meanwhile, BBC Verify has confirmed women and young children were killed when a strike hit their vehicles as they headed away from northern Gaza
  6. More than 1,300 people were killed in Israel last weekend when Hamas fighters crossed the border to attack civilians and soldiers
  7. More than 2,200 people have been killed in Israel’s bombing campaign of the Gaza Strip launched in the aftermath, Palestinian authorities say

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