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Live blog: Hindering Gaza aid could be a crime — ICC prosecutor

0459 GMT — The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor warned Sunday that blocking humanitarian aid from entering Gaza could constitute a crime.

“Impeding relief supplies as provided by the Geneva Conventions may constitute a crime within the court jurisdiction,” Karim Khan told reporters in Cairo.

He was speaking after a visit to Egypt’s Rafah crossing, where he said trucks full of desperately needed goods remained stuck and unable to cross into Gaza.

“I saw trucks full of goods, full of humanitarian assistance stuck where nobody needs them, stuck in Egypt, stuck at Rafah,” he said.

“These supplies must get to the civilians of Gaza without delay.”

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0648 GMT — Israel says ‘dozens’ of fighters killed in Gaza raids

The Israeli army has said that its forces killed “dozens” of fighters in clashes through the night in Gaza.

The army said “troops killed dozens of terrorists who barricaded themselves in buildings and tunnels and attempted to attack the troops”.

0543 GMT — 4 Palestinians killed by Israeli army fire in Jenin

Four Palestinians were killed by Israeli army fire in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, according to a local medical source.

“The four lost their lives in clashes with Israeli occupation forces in Jenin,” the source told Anadolu, adding that nine others were injured in clashes with Israeli forces in the city.

More than 100 Israeli military vehicles and two bulldozers pushed into Jenin early on Monday with a reconnaissance plane flying overhead, eyewitnesses said.

According to the medical source, Israeli bulldozers demolished the outer walls of Khalil Suleiman Hospital in the city.

0536 GMT — Egypt reportedly arranges for entry of 60 aid trucks into Gaza

Arrangements by Egypt are underway for the entry of 60 aid trucks into Gaza through the Rafah crossing, local media reported.

“Egypt is continuing its efforts to ensure the continued entry of aid into Gaza and its increase to meet the needs of Palestinian citizens, as 48 trucks of various aid (materials) entered today,” the Egyptian Cairo News Channel has reported.

The Palestinian Red Crescent said separately on Sunday that 118 trucks had entered the besieged Palestinian enclave through its southern border since the beginning of intense Israeli bombardment and blockade on Gaza earlier this month.

Fuel, however, has not been allowed, it noted.

0308 GMT — 33 aid trucks entered Gaza on Sunday: UN

More than 30 aid trucks entered Gaza, the largest convoy to the war-ravaged Palestinian territory since deliveries began trickling in again over a week ago, the UN said.

The United Nations humanitarian organisation OCHA said 33 trucks carrying water, food and medical supplies had gone into Gaza on Sunday, through the Rafah border crossing with Egypt.

0212 GMT  Israel reopens 2nd water pipeline into Gaza

Israel has reopened the second of three pipelines supplying water to Gaza, according to the Israeli Defense Ministry.

The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories said the pipeline was reopened, the Times of Israel newspaper reported.

Opening the pipeline will allow a total of 28.5 million liters of potable water to flow daily, which constitutes a little more than half of what Israel was supplying to Gaza, or nearly 49 million liters per day, before on October 7.

0144 GMT  2 Al Quds Brigades members killed in clashes with Israeli army near Lebanese border

The Al Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, said that two of its members were killed in clashes in the Israeli area of Hanita near the Lebanese border.

The group said the two members were killed late Sunday “while carrying out the heroic operation at the Hanita military site.” It noted that the operation took place after infiltrating through Israel’s security fence.

0004 GMT — 47 mosques, 3 churches damaged in Gaza since October 7

Continuous Israeli attacks on Gaza have led to the destruction of 47 mosques and damage to three churches, the local government media office said.

“Israeli raids on Gaza have caused the destruction of 47 mosques and damaged three churches and 203 schools in addition to 80 government buildings,” the director of the office, Salama Maarouf, said at a press conference.

He said the number of medical personnel killed by Israel had reached 116 along with 18 members of rescue teams and civil defense crews and 35 journalists.

0000 GMT — Israel must protect Gaza civilians, says White House as calls for aid grow

Israel must protect innocent Gaza residents by distinguishing between Hamas and civilians, the White House warned, as world leaders stepped up calls for desperately needed humanitarian aid to reach the war-torn Palestinian territory.

Israel has intensified its air and ground operations in Gaza following a surprise attack by Hamas more than three weeks ago that Israeli authorities say killed at least 1,400 people.

Since the October 7 attack, more than 8,000 Palestinians have been killed by Israel’s relentless retaliatory bombardments, half of them children, says the Palestinian health ministry in Gaza.

The United Nations earlier warned that “civil order” was starting to collapse in Gaza after thousands of people ransacked its food warehouses there, taking wheat, flour and other supplies.

The bloodshed saw the Biden administration warn Israel that it must protect civilian lives.

2313 GMT — Turkish-Palestinian Friendship Hospital in Gaza severely damaged from Israeli air strikes

The Turkish-Palestinian Friendship Hospital for cancer patients in Gaza has been severely damaged by Israeli air strikes, the enclave’s Health Ministry announced early Monday.

“A state of panic afflicts cancer patients and medical staff as a result of the heavy Israeli bombardment of the only Turkish Friendship Hospital for cancer patients in Gaza and the infliction of severe damage to it as a result of the Israeli occupation repeatedly targeting its surroundings,” Dr. Subhi Skaik, the director general of the hospital, said on Facebook.

“The occupation not only increased the suffering and pain of cancer patients and deprived them of medicines and travel for treatment abroad, but it now endangered their lives by targeting the hospital surroundings,” he added.

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