Israel-Hamas conflict live updates: Israeli ambassador says Gaza humanitarian situation is ‘fair’ as death toll continues to rise
Israel stepped up bombings of south Gaza, killing many Palestinians, officials said on Wednesday, as violence flared elsewhere in the Middle East and a showdown loomed at the United Nations over aid for the besieged enclave.
- by Mike Foley
Nationals MP Mark Coulton says calling for the respect of civilians in conflicts should not be a radical position.
- by Angus Thompson
A leading MP, who spent six years living in Australia, says asking Israel to pause was the equivalent of asking the US to aid al-Qaeda after 9/11.
- by Matthew Knott
Days ago Israel had told civilians in the northern Gaza Strip, including residents of Gaza City, to move to the south of the enclave, saying it will be safer there.
- by Nidal al-Mughrabi and Emily Rose
Israel-Hamas conflict live updates: IDF escalate bombardment of Gaza; Hamas say at least 5700 Palestinians have been killed
The Hamas-run Health Ministry said at least 5791 Palestinians have been killed as Israel escalated its bombardment of targets in the Gaza Strip ahead of an expected ground invasion.
- by David Estcourt, Caitlin Fitzsimmons and Latika Bourke
While the lethal Lebanese force is helping Hamas with rockets from the north, it will be wary about provoking Israel’s unbridled wrath.
- by Rodger Shanahan
Anwar Ibrahim says he will not bow to “threats” from other governments and vowed to maintain dialogue with the organisation.
- by Chris Barrett
Foreign Minister Penny Wong said “nowhere near enough” aid had been delivered to 2.3 million people in Gaza – but Israel’s ambassador to Australia, Amir Maimon, insisted the situation was fair.
- by Natassia Chrysanthos
The Collingwood venue has been criticised for hosting a pro-Palestine event by Indigenous activists where a banner was made calling Israelis “dumb white dogs”.
- by Melissa Cunningham
A call for a global coalition to fight Hamas terrorists in Gaza has triggered Australian concerns about the risk of a “spillover” into wider conflict in the Middle East.
- by David Crowe and Rob Harris