Israeli forces launched a series of deadly attacks overnight, killing at least 10 Palestinians, according to Wafa news agency. The strikes targeted Deir al-Balah in central Gaza and farmland on the edges of Rafah.

Overnight, Israeli jets bombed a residential apartment in Deir el-Balah, resulting in three reported casualties. The total death toll from the recent attacks has now reached 10, including seven Palestinians killed near Rafah. Since Saturday morning, the overall number of Palestinians killed in Gaza has risen to 66. The ongoing Israeli attacks have displaced over 85% of the population of Gaza.

Israeli forces have reportedly arrested 100 people at Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis, leaving approximately 120 patients and five medical teams trapped without essential supplies. The health ministry warns of newborns being at risk of dying in the next few hours. The UN condemned the raid on Nasser Hospital, and G7 foreign ministers issued a joint warning to Israel, urging restraint.

At least 28,858 Palestinians, mainly women and children, have been killed, and nearly 70,000 others have been wounded in Israeli attacks since 7 October.

The United Nations reports a growing fear among Palestinians of an imminent Israeli ground invasion in Rafah, leading to a mass exodus to central Gaza, including the Deir el-Balah refugee camp. The Health Ministry in Gaza also revealed that Israeli forces have arrested a large number of workers at the Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed Hamas’ ceasefire and prisoner release demands as delusional amid ongoing negotiations. Hamas senior spokesperson Osama Hamdan accused Netanyahu of playing games in the negotiations, emphasising the willingness of Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh to achieve a ceasefire.

Algeria has proposed a draft ceasefire resolution to the UN Security Council (UNSC). Most of the UNSC members are reportedly in favour, but ongoing negotiations aim to secure the crucial support of the United States, which holds veto power.