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Live blog update| Israel-Palestine war

Evening recap

Hello MEE readers. As Israel continues its military assault on Gaza, pressure on both the US and Israel to end the war is continuing to build both domestically and abroad.

After the US vetoed a resolution at the UN Security Council demanding an immediate ceasefire last week, the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly in favour of a similar ceasefire resolution.

The US had still attempted to vote against the measure, but without its veto power, the resolution passed.

Here is a further recap of today's developments:

  • The UN General Assembly's ceasefire resolution passed with 153 votes in favour, while 23 countries abstained.
  • US President Joe Biden has said that Israel is losing international support due to its indiscriminate bombing campaign, and also called on Netanyahu to change its government.
  • The prime ministers of Australia, Canada, and New Zealand issued a joint statement in which they said they supported efforts towards a ceasefire in Gaza.
  • US national security advisor Jake Sullivan will travel to Israel for talks with Israel's war cabinet on the war in Gaza. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will also travel to the region.
  • A group of 140 interns and fellows on Capitol Hill have signed a letter to Congress slamming senior staff and US lawmakers for suppressing demands for a ceasefire in Gaza.
  • Israel says that its military has recovered the bodies of two captives who were held in Gaza, adding that a total of 19 captives of those still held in the enclave have died.
  • Hamas' Qassam Brigades said its fighters killed 15 Israeli soldiers in Jabalia in northern Gaza.
  • Meanwhile, Senior Hamas members have denied reports that the group's Gaza battalions have been significantly degraded. A Palestinian source close to Hamas's political leadership in exile told MEE that the total casualties have amounted to less than 10 percent of their forces.
  • The United Nations Satellite Centre published a new assessment estimating that about 40,000 buildings, 18 percent of all buildings intact before the war, have been damaged or destroyed since 7 October.

We are going to be taking a pause in our coverage but will be back soon. To stay up to date on the latest news, follow us on Facebook, X, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.

You can also read more about the latest news from Gaza on Tuesday in our story here.