Trucks carry aid and coffins into Gaza – but UN calls it ‘drop in the ocean’


Day has turned to night in Israel, where two weeks ago Hamas launched its surprise attack, prompting Israel to launch retaliatory air strikes. Here’s where things stand at the moment.

Pro-Palestinian protests have been held in several countries around the world, including London in the UK, Rome in Italy and Mombasa in Kenya. The BBC’s Dominic Casciani witnessed the march in London – here’s his take.

Twenty trucks carrying humanitarian aid were allowed through the Rafah border crossing from Egypt into Gaza earlier – the first since the conflict began. The UN says the delivery of aid is a “drop in the ocean” of the amount that’s needed.

Israel estimates that the number of hostages currently being held by Hamas in Gaza is 210. Yesterday, mother and daughter Judith and Natalie Raanan became the first people to be released. There’s more on those being held here.

Egypt hosted a summit of global powers to discuss the Israel-Gaza war, though Israel, Iran and the US were not present.

The Hamas-run heath ministry says 4,385 people have died in Gaza in the last two weeks. Israel’s military says at least 307 soldiers have been killed in that same timeframe, and the Hamas attacks in Israel have killed about 1,400 in