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Israel-Hamas war live: Israel resumes Gaza bombing after truce expires



Israel-Hamas war live: Israel resumes Gaza bombing after truce expires
  • Dozens of Palestinians killed since Israel resumed attacks on Gaza after expiration of truce, according to health officials.
  • Israeli army drops leaflets telling people in parts of already bombarded southern Gaza to evacuate, signalling an expanding offensive.
  • International mediators, including Qatar, Egypt and the United States, had pushed for another extension of the pause, which expired at 7am local time (05:00 GMT) on Friday.
  • More than 15,000 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza since October 7. In Israel, the official death toll stands at about 1,200.

Fear, trauma returns to children in Gaza as fighting resumes

James Elder, UNICEF’s global spokesperson, says children have returned to a state of fear and trauma as Israeli airstrikes have resumed across the enclave.

“You can see the gentle change; a little childhood was returning in them” during the truce, said Elder from southern Gaza. “That has gone now. The trauma, the fear in their little eyes as they see a look in their parents that they may be losing their ability to protect them – and that’s terrifying.”

“You see people shudder, particularly children. You just see that reflex action that has now become a learned behaviour of fear seeping in,” he said.

At least 6,000 children have been killed in the besieged strip since the start of the war, according to the Ministry of Health in Gaza.

UN chief says he ‘deeply regrets’ resumption of fighting

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he regrets that fighting has resumed in Gaza and hopes that a pause in fighting can be renewed.

“The return to hostilities only shows how important it is to have a true humanitarian ceasefire,” Guterres said in a post on X.

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