A senior field commander of Hezbollah was killed in an Israeli drone strike near the southern Lebanese city of Tyre, according to security sources. Security sources revealed that the targeted strike resulted in the death of Abu Ali Nasser, a high-ranking Hezbollah official responsible for the group’s Aziz unit, which oversees the eastern district on the Israel-Lebanon border. The incident, which occurred outside Tyre, also left two people injured. Ambulances were seen at the scene, attending to the wounded, as reported by Lebanon’s national news agency.

The conflict between Israel and Hezbollah has led to significant casualties on both sides. Over 400 people, including at least 80 civilians, have been killed inside Lebanon by Israeli forces. In southern Lebanon and northern Israel, tens of thousands of civilians have been displaced from their homes. On the Israeli side, the conflict has resulted in the deaths of approximately 10 civilians and 18 troops near the UN-drawn blue line separating the two nations.

Meanwhile, the UN relief works agency for Palestinians (UNRWA) has reported that 250,000 Palestinians were affected by the latest evacuation order covering areas near the southern city of Khan Younis. The World Health Organization (WHO) stated that nearly all patients at the European Gaza Hospital and the Red Cross field hospital evacuated, despite these facilities not being under direct evacuation orders. Only three patients remain in each hospital.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ spokesperson highlighted that the evacuation order spans 117 square kilometres (45 square miles), marking the largest such directive since October. According to the UN humanitarian coordinator for Gaza, Sigrid Kaag, the war has now displaced 80% of Gaza’s population of 2.5 million people.

The Gaza Health Ministry reported 28 deaths in the last day from Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, which were concentrated on areas like Nuseirat and Gaza City. An Israeli airstrike in a designated safe zone in eastern Khan Younis killed 12 Palestinians, including nine family members who had evacuated there for safety.

In Gaza City, three people were killed by Israeli army drones, with their bodies transported to al-Ahli Arab Hospital.

Since the launch of its war on Gaza, Israel has killed at least 37,953 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and wounded 87,266 others.