10am AEDT, 6 December
IDF troops are pushing deep into the northern and southern Gaza Strip, with raids on a Hamas operational headquarters in Shejaia and movement towards the centre of Khan Younis, where Hamas leaders and Israeli hostages are believed to be.
Family members of hostages met with the Israeli war cabinet yesterday, resulting in testy exchanges.
The US has cancelled the visas of several dozen West Bank settlers involved in violence against Palestinians, claiming Israel has not done enough to stop these individuals. Meanwhile, IDF statistics show that settler violence rose dramatically in 2022 and 2023.
Is Israel going to flood Hamas tunnels with sea water? There are a range of considerations, not least the environmental impact, which would have to be weighed against military necessity.