Gaza’s Health Ministry has reported that 53 Palestinians have been killed and 357 others injured in Israeli attacks within the last 24 hours. Israel killed at least 37 Palestinians, many of whom were taking refuge in tents. Israeli air force bombing killed two paramedics from the Palestine Red Crescent Society in Tal as-Sultan, west of Rafah, as they attempted to rescue wounded individuals.

Israel’s military has seized control of the entire length of Gaza’s border with Egypt, known as the Philadelphi Corridor. This development marks a deepening of Israel’s ground invasion, despite international condemnation.

Since the start of its war on Gaza on 7 October, Israel has killed at least 36,224 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and injured to 81,777 more.

Meanwhile, Yemen’s Houthi group, led by Abdulmalik al-Houthi, has pledged to escalate military operations in support of Palestinians. Since November, Houthis have been targeting vessels in the Red Sea, prompting costly rerouting of cargo via Southern Africa. Their latest threats aim at ships in the Indian Ocean and those bound for Israeli ports in the Mediterranean.